Marzocchi MXR 2002 Front Shocks

DESCRIPTION

  • 80mm to 100mm travel
  • NEW open bath SSVF valving
  • Lo-pressure air or coil springs
  • 1-piece Mg Monolite sliders
  • External preload & rebound control
  • 30mm aluminum stanchions

  • USER REVIEWS

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    [Nov 05, 2010]
    Jonny
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Durable, Great Great Ride

    Weakness:

    Slightly Heavy.

    I've had this for since 2002 and its 2010 now. Never change the oil. I rode it quite a bit and it had held up. Its basically a motorcycle fork so thats why its so durable. Made in Italy.

    I would try and get one of these forks used if I didn't already have one. The newer forks are probably smoother, but not even close to the durability this one dished out.

    I never did anything to this for for the 8 years I owned it. Probably time to change the oil.

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    [Aug 27, 2003]
    Aaron

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Adjustability, do it yourself maintenance, rebound really works.

    Weakness:

    none

    I replaced the springs with Mtn. Speed's, Speed Bomb X-firm springs and 5wt. speed juice to increase small bump sensitivity. The fork came stock with red paint on the springs which means it is their stiffest spring. It was too harsh of a ride. I weigh 185 and only use the rebound on steep downhills. remember to change the oil, differnt oil hieghts and weights will dramatically incease or decrease the plushness.

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    [May 30, 2003]
    Bryan
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Price/stiffness/low maintence

    Weakness:

    ?

    My bike is set up XC for a clydesdale and strength first weight second. This fork was perfect for me, because I wanted to get the most bang for the buck. Without a dought this is the most bang for the buck in front suspension. I wish I would have gotten several.

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    [Jun 18, 2002]
    Charlie Apple
    Racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Responsive, cheap-still feels like top of the line, cheap upgrades, I like the 100mm of plush travel, light.

    Weakness:

    none yet

    The marzocchi MXR is one of the best shocks I have ever ridden, it felt if not just as good, then better then the other more expensive high-end shocks I have ridden. Holds up when racing but great for goofing around. If you are looking for a great shock at a great price, then this is the one for you.

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    [Feb 28, 2006]
    Roger Ramjet
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Bombproof, durability, rebound adjustment, ass-saving capability, made in Italy, not Taiwan

    Weakness:

    They dont make 'em any more

    This is the fork NASA astronauts will use for their mountain bikes when they land on Mars.

    Could this possibly be the XT thumbshifters of the fork world???

    Simple, and it works. Should i be servicing them after 4 years of mud, dust and general abuse?

    Upgrade the springs, learn to keep fork slightly compressed if you are out of the saddle and climbing and you'll never complain about these puppies. Fox are definitely more complex and more expensive, everything else is a wet noodle by comparison.

    Keep it simple, keep it real, stick with coils.

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    None, not interested in inferior copies

    [Mar 04, 2004]
    Aaron
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Light and Plush great adjustability.

    Weakness:

    None

    Just a follow up review, I have ridden this fork hard for two years, through alot of muddy trails. Just changed the oil, it looked great with very little discoloration. the seals and bushings look great. I switched to 10 weight Buzzys and it dramatically slowed down the dampening and still is very responsive at low speeds. This fork is tough to beat, if you can find one buy it. All the new stuff from Marzocchi in this price range is heavier and has an air chamber to deal with, if you can afford it the Marathon S would be a great choice -go coil-

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    [Feb 27, 2002]
    dirt monkey
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Price, performance and reliability.
    Option to run air/oil or coil/oil.
    Light weight

    Weakness:

    No options for colours in UK too.

    I upgraded from my trusty 1999 Z3 lights after a heavy stack that rendered them unrepairable. I was unsure about these as replacements due the 'cheap' price. After riding them for 3 months I have now seen the light - they are an excellent trail fork. I have experienced no flex under heavy braking and no problems with reliability taking them through wet sandy trails in the SE of the UK. These have reinforced my love of Marzocchi forks. The additional travel was a good upgrade too.
    Bottom line: A quality fork, light, strong and reliable.

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    [Aug 22, 2002]
    kevin
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    plushness,stiffness and super light

    Weakness:

    i haven't experienced anything much.juz started using for 3 months.

    magnificent fork.ultimate lightness,strength&plushness.

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    [Oct 31, 2002]
    Ay
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Good value, stiff, very responsive to med. and large hits and high speeds.

    Weakness:

    A bit heavy, could be more responsive to the little bumps and roots and low speeds.

    Good value, lots of travel (I have the 100mm coil version) and stiff. Could be more responsive on the little rocks and roots and when the going is slow (hence the 4 chilis).
    Though I don't typically do drops I have noticed it bottoming out on a bigger jumps (over 3'). My ideal fork would be to take the MXR and give it the small bump responsiveness of the Z2 Atom race. Getting the full 100mm would be nice as well since I only get 93mm.

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    [Oct 10, 2002]
    Mike
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Stiff, good adjustability, sweet feel.

    Weakness:

    None.

    Great forks. On the fly adjustability works really well. You can set them to be PLUSH or stiff. These forks have saved me on some scary rocky downhills that I wouldn't have attempted with my last pair of forks (Rockshox). I just can't figure out why they're so inexpensive. heheh. I've tried more "exotic" forks but they just didn't compare to the MXR's.

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    Rockshox, Manitou

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