Marzocchi Monster T 2002 Front Shocks

DESCRIPTION

  • 175mm travel
  • NEW open bath HSCV cartridge
  • NEW multi-circuit damping design
  • Coil springs
  • Forged CNC machined arch
  • External preload & rebound control
  • 40mm aluminum stanchions
  • 20mm dedicated axle
  • 3.0" tire kit

  • USER REVIEWS

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    [Jul 29, 2021]
    TheSTDMachine


    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Easier to service than a hooker. Sexier than Mia Khalifa. Stronger than a woman's desire to be right. More fun than sex. Plush-er than my girlfriend's ass.

    Weakness:

    Heavier than my girlfriend's ass (she's thick as FUCK). Hard to find parts for 19 years later, not that these sex machines really ever need replacement parts. My girlfriend broke up with me because I was comparing her to a mountain bike fork from 2002...

    Price Paid:
    400
    Purchased:
    Used  
    Model Year:
    2002
    [Aug 24, 2008]
    Alien
    Downhiller

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Girls dig it!!! Mom feels safer to see me riding such nice forks. Wild animals run away when they see me. Can be used to break into closed houses and castles.

    Weakness:

    My girlfriend feels a bit jealous of my forks. Too much hassle with people who want to buy it.

    You guys should start writing emails to the italians begging them to get back to producing them.

    Similar Products Used:

    Boxxer (destroyed it completely), Hi-5(warrior!), VT-150

    [Jul 07, 2002]
    Ben
    Downhiller

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Ultra stiff, plush, taken it on 15 foot dropoffs and it loves it looks great on a Santa Cruz Super 8

    Weakness:

    my tricycle has really odd geometry now... heavy (but all good on DH rig)

    Ur crazy? buy this fork saved my life twice sucks up everything and flys through the most technical course

    Similar Products Used:

    Shiver DC, Risse Bigfoot, Super T

    [Mar 24, 2002]
    Tim

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Product Strenghts? Good name for this bit. This product has strength, then a whole lot more!

    Travel is brilliant; stiff as hell; killer looks on Bullit frames; all black, which is a BIG improvement on the black/orange of 2001; seperate brace, unlike the crappy M-arch on the traditional Marzocchi forks and the one piece legs of Boxxers etc; tire clearance is all I'll ever need; stiff and beefy 20mm axle; decals are thich wrap-around sheets, much better than crappy stickers on other forks.

    Weakness:

    Well, it seems some people have put weigh as a "weakness" of this product, but I dont think it's a weakness. If these forks have to be this heavy to be this good, then so be it. I'm not complaining.

    The extra weight took me a few minutes to get used to, but that was it.

    Not really a weakness, but these ride so awesome that they might cause you to lose sleep, not concentrate in work etc coz you just want to be out riding them! Or is that just me?

    I went from some 99 OEM Jr Ts to these, and HOLY SH*T! These things make the Jr Ts look and feel like noodles!

    When I was looking for an upgrade fork, I looked at these and Shivers (I'm a BIG Marzocchi fan). As a distant outsider, I considered Boxxers aswell. Boxxers lost out straight away due to crap tire clearance and bad experiences in the past with Rock Shox stuff. I liked the Shivers after seeing them in Kranked 4, so it was a close call between the Monsters and Shivers. I ended up getting the Monsters as they're cheaper, stiffer (although I can't back that up as I've never riden with Shivers), and after seeing the Superhero's section of Kranked 3, thought they looked amazing on SC Bullits.

    Initially mine were pretty sticky, as all my past Marzocchi forks have been, but once you've riden on them for a short while (few hours for mine), the action and plushness is like nothing else. They move over stuff I can't even see, and they corner like they're on rails. I've never felt so confident riding off things and towards things as I do now. Looking down and seeing such big forks is great for confidence. The stiffness is amazing, both for cornering and dropping. I used to get disc rub with my Jr Ts if I railed a corner, but I get none of that with these.

    I might try adding another 5mm of oil to each leg, as I'm dropping higher and higher now, and I want them to be just a bit more progressive on the landings. I didnt write this in the weakness section, as I dont see it as a weakness. It's just the way they're set up as stock, and I'm just fine tuning them for my style. That aint a weakness.

    I can't say enough good things about these forks. I dont know how I used to ride without them, and I dont know how I'm ever going to get a better pair of forks.

    I'm certainly going to give them 5 for overall, but only 4 for value. Chain Reaction used to sell the 2001s at £500, but the 2002s are £600. Why the sudden increase in cost? If they'd always been £600, my value rating would be 5, as I still think they're worth £600, Im just miffed with that £100 increase.

    Similar Products Used:

    Er... start from the beginning. Quadra21, Mag21, Mach 5 SX, Judy XC, '98 Z1 BAM (still my favourite single crowns), '99 Jr T.

    [Dec 17, 2001]
    MAT C
    Downhiller

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    STRENGHT
    CONSTRUCTION
    SMOOTH ACTION
    EASY TO SERVICE

    Weakness:

    SWEET FA

    THIS FORK IS THE BUISNESS. I HAVE NOT HAD ONE HARSH LANDING WHEN THE FORK HAS BOTTOMED OUT BADLY. NO STICTION, VERY EASY TO SERVICE, ALTHOUGH INSTRUCTION MANUEL SUCKS AS FAR AS SERVICING GOES.EASY TO TUNE BY CHANGING OIL HIGHTS, BETTER THAN BOXXERS (ALTHOUGH HEAVIER THAT BOXXERS BUT THAT IS REASSURING!)
    BUY THEM, YOU WONT REGRET IT

    Similar Products Used:

    BOXXERS
    UD150'S (NICE)
    DH3'3
    SHIVERS (NICE)
    BIG EGO'S (MAGURA)
    MANITOU CARBBON

    [Jun 10, 2007]
    Alasdair Tannock
    Downhiller

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Massivly strong and plush couldnt believe what a difference it made to my bike, theyve saved my ass on many occasions, and they look F****ng awsome

    Weakness:

    mayby a wee bit heavy but ive got the 2001 model and its only 8 pounds and boxers are 7, u get used to it prety quick and its worth it, they dont make them any more :(

    Just get a set, they are the best forks ive ever ridden, i was worried about the weight at first but like i said u get used to it and they look so manly, im gona have mine forever

    Similar Products Used:

    drop offs, boxxers

    [Feb 12, 2006]
    Eder Savio
    Downhiller

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Stiffness, trust, indestructible, no maintence.

    Weakness:

    I closed my eyes and deeperly thought but I don't see nothing.

    The old Monster is the perfect fork for free-ride, agressive all-mountain and DH for fun. Do not have hope, about many and many years nobody will make nothing better than the old monster.

    Similar Products Used:

    Stratos S7, Monster 03, JrT, Boxxer.

    [Feb 10, 2002]
    Big Brain on Brad
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Strong, stiff, durable, confidence inspiring, super adjustable, heavy

    Weakness:

    well...maybe the drop crown hitting my top tube, but I've got it padded up okay. I guess another weakness would be that it might just break your frame. Voids the warranty on most freeride and DH bikes. MAY RESULT IN PERMA-GRIN.

    I rebuilt a Monster T for a friend who bought it used, and upon finishing decided to go ride his bike. I chose the rootiest, gnarliest trail around and rode it in the rain. He didn't care that I rode the bike, but he was upset when I didn't give it back right off.
    The Monster T is the stiffest fork you can buy. Not only does it eliminate gnarly rocks and roots, and softens the blow of big drops, but it also eliminates the need to steer. That's right, the steering precision is so tight that all you have to do is lean to turn. The reason this fork weighs more than the others that try to compete is the oil volume- this fork takes alot of oil! After a few hours of riding the fork, you don't even notice the weight until it's time to load it in the truck after the ride. It is totally worth it to me, no other fork I've ridden comes close to the benefits of a Monster. The travel is super smooth and seems endless. You can ride the most retarded lines and still come through unscathed. It may not be the best DH race fork due to weight, but if you want a real fork that you don't have to constantly attend to- adjusting, lubing, cleaning, worrying, and you ride more than race, this is the one. The Monster T on my RM7 makes the trail pass in slow motion. I took it on a big epic ride the other day, and now I have perma-grin. More than anything else, THIS FORK IS A LOT OF FUN!!! I feel like Superman!

    Similar Products Used:

    '01 Jr. T, '02 Jr. T, other single crown Marzocchi's

    [Feb 07, 2002]
    luke jones
    Racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    were beffy lots of travil and looks sooo good. the fork work so well when you put the rebound up and the come back rally well and very smoothly.when you get the forks you need to put a bit more oil in to stop it running through its travil so easily. about 10mm.you feel lots more confident like you can do much bigger drops and dh courses.dont listen to people when they say there hevy they ar quit light when the rebound is up over jumps you fly even when you are going slow you can clear the jump whith ease.

    Weakness:

    need to rase oil levels about 10mm so it dose not run throughh its travil so easily.

    very good for full on dh good for jumpng very good for drop good for dh rides not for licra boy's do eny thing you say and soooooo fat cox is a loner

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    rst stands for (realy sh*t tecnology) boxxers avalanch super T

    [Jan 17, 2006]
    Sang
    Downhiller

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    This fork is unbreakable i ride mostly street so for airing stairs and walls etc this thing is so sweet just soaks up everything, tripples on a hardtail, it looks da bomb!

    Weakness:

    its marzocchi...

    no point pissfarting about with anything else, simple to maintain a shade heavy but is offset by incredible stiffness plushness and supreme reliability if in doubt... buy it!

    Similar Products Used:

    boxxer, rst alfalfa, hi 5's, shermans

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