Marzocchi MXC-ECC 2002 Front Shocks

DESCRIPTION

  • 100mm travel
  • NEW open bath
  • SSV valving
  • Extension Control Cartridge (ECC)
  • Lo-pressure air or coil springs
  • 1-piece Mg Monolite sliders
  • External preload & internal rebound control
  • 30mm aluminum stanchions

  • USER REVIEWS

    Showing 1-10 of 40  
    [Feb 03, 2013]
    Chris Rankin

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Wicked awesome. Super plush - still - even after 10 years of use at about 1,500 miles per year. Still noticeably less flexible than the 3 year old manitou I bought to use as a fill-in for it this winter while I (hopefully) get the Marz rebuilt.

    Weakness:

    The lockout lever broke.
    Squeay seals or internals.

    This fork came standard on my 2002 Specialized FSR Enduro (it's now 2013). The only maintenance I did to this fork was keeping it clean and changing the oil about 4 years ago. The lockout lever broke off in about year number 2, but I never used it so I didn't miss it. About 3 years ago, it started getting squeaky on sharp hits, and got progressively worse so that now it squeaks on anything more than about an inch of travel. I tried changing out the air valves (they're just standard schraeder valve cores), but it didn't help, and it didn't seem to be leaking air anyhow, so I don't know what's making the noise. I'm going to get it rebuilt, but there's really not much flex in it, I just want to get rid of the noise.

    [Aug 19, 2008]
    aybarssurucu
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Stiff, after 6 years no leakage, no dirt inside; even in muddy winter rides.

    Weakness:

    With air spring system, it's deaf to small bumps. But I changed the right leg's parts with the coil and pre-load adjuster of my old Z-2, played a little bit with the rebound adjustment. Now because of SPV system pre-load adjuster works like a rebound adjuster ;)

    Nothing to say more; 6 years and at least 20.000kms on this fork. I'm riding XC courses and long XC marathon courses. I'm a mountain bike guide, so no chance for me to use a part that cause a fail...

    Similar Products Used:

    I cannot count :)

    Since 1996 nearly all RockShox models
    Many of Marzocchi's
    From the start most of Fox's

    [Jul 07, 2002]
    Simon
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Price, build quality, plush travel, precise steering what more can I say ?

    Weakness:

    ECC lockout switch made of plastic slips occasionally, better in aluminium ?

    Great value $600 dollar performance for around $260, went from stuttering wrist and forearm bruising travel to plush travel clean & sharp steering, as XC rider was dubious about increasing to 100mm from 80mm, but with this bit of kit the bike just flies.
    Hill climbing with ECC locked down makes the bike more intuitive, can now stay in the saddle all the way to the top,just seem to get there quicker.
    I was buying these to fill the gap till I bought my dream Fox Forx, now I'll stick with Bombers.
    If your reading this Marzocchi change the ECC switch to metal and you've got it sorted !.

    Similar Products Used:

    Manitou SX-R 2000

    [Jul 07, 2003]
    Scott
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Plush travel, quite light weight, adjustable, easy to maintain, lock out is very useful

    Weakness:

    Lowers scratch easy, stickers come off, but pull them off anyway and you have a stealth 'bomber'

    These are great forks for most riders. The are well made (except for the ecc lever, but i'll get to that). I bought these secondhand without the ecc lever, and am still locating the air adaptor (luckily the previous owner was about the same weight as me). The are plush and progressive and very stiff. My bike now turns when and where i want it to (before i was just a passenger). Anyway, if you ecc lever breaks, and your feeling a little handy, make a remote lockout with an samll L brecket, some spare cable/housing, an old shifter, a brake noodle and some cable ties. email me at [email protected] for some photos if your interested.

    [Jun 07, 2003]
    Troffers
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Stiff, strong and light

    Weakness:

    Takes time to bed in (but it's worth the wait..!)

    For the price they are the best forks i've tried. Took a week or two to bed in but who cares! I've serviced them and put in a 5wt oil recently and now they're as smooth as silk - reacts well to small bumps and undulations but can handle the big hits too thanks to Marzocchi's simple yet effective damping.
    If you want some quality forks and are on a bit of a budget, then you can't go wrong with these puppies!!!!!

    Similar Products Used:

    Manitou spyder (rubbish!), countless forks tested on bikes in the shop...

    [Jul 05, 2002]
    Shaun J
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    100 mm travel. The ECC cartridge. Rigid. Plush. Lightweight. No bottoming.

    Weakness:

    None except that the ECC lever should be metal not plastic.

    This is the smoothest and most forgiving fork I have ever tried. The ECC is indespensible, I don't know how I ever did without it. On steep climbs it makes up for all my weakness. It takes all bumps (whether it be a small rock or a five-foot drop) with ease. The best fork I have ever encountered. The ECC is definantly worth the extra cash!

    Similar Products Used:

    Manitou Mars

    [Jul 03, 2002]
    McGregor

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Price, appearance, quality

    Weakness:

    None yet, though the ECC lever looks a little weak

    I've used this fork for three months now and it's simply the best. After using an X-fly 100 for a couple years, the lock-out feature is a blessing. There is a HUGE difference in climbing steep technical hills with a shorter fork than a 4". Just better control, period. I'm now making it up hills which were much more difficult before on my X-fly 100. I'm 205 lbs, and works fine w/ little flex. Buy it if you can find it. I had to hunt around quite a bit.

    [Mar 12, 2002]
    pedro
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    ecc Cartridge, very stiff and light, locks, beautiful

    Weakness:

    none so far

    great fork for xc and free ride.
    It has made wonders to my riding

    Similar Products Used:

    jett xc, judy xc

    [Mar 09, 2002]
    Irene
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Lock Out
    Plush Travel
    Durability and reliability

    Weakness:

    Lock out lever snapped in first month(replaced under warranty)

    These forks have improved my riding and my confidence 110%.
    I can't believe what I can ride now and the only thing that has changed is the forks! The geometry of the bike is better also. The difference the lockout makes to my climbing is subtle but any help to climb is good.
    I recommend these to any one who is contemplating a new fork and is not a weight weeny.

    Similar Products Used:

    Manitou Spider R

    [Nov 27, 2001]
    Andrea Dentini
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Beautiful, very stiff but light (1.62 kg with alloy steerer). ECC rules, the better way to lock-out a fork.

    Weakness:

    Not yet.

    I was thinking about a coil fork to upgrade my Z4 but what fork with lock-out and something like U-Turn for less then 300$? Then I get the MXC-ECC. Marzocchi has done an amazing job. It's light enough and ready with little bump as a coil fatfork 100mm of plush. ECC it's the best way to modify on the run your fork reactions and your bike geometry too. I can now climb as never before without lift up my front wheel. It' like change the fork while you run. If you cannot buy a Psylo 2002 SL (not so cheap and very heavier)or if you want to keep the weight this is your fork!

    Similar Products Used:

    Marzocchi Z4 2000, RS Judy TT.

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