Marzocchi 66 ATA 2008 Forks

DESCRIPTION

  • 140mm to 180mm Adj. Travel
  • RC3
  • ATA - Air Travel Adjust
  • Air Spring
  • Aluminum Reinforced Steer Tube
  • 38mm Nickel Coated Alloy Stanchions
  • 8" Post Mount
  • New QR Axle

USER REVIEWS

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[Oct 02, 2011]
Juicy360
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

stiff, strong, lot of effective settings, it'll fit anybody because it's air fork, progressive work - good for freeride

Weakness:

manual is useless, i had to buy another headset to fit it in my frame, works not as good as other forks(smoothness, flow), clearances (08 issue) but does not affect the work

good for freeride, quite light, air, but im gonna buy something like boxxer or 888(2010 and up)

Similar Products Used:

fox 36 van, z1 fr2, boxxer, old 888 forks

[Mar 19, 2010]
Steve the dog
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Big, looks cool, smooth, rebound is good and effective as is compression. Feels like a set of triples. VERY STRONG
and pretty smooth movement

Weakness:

User manuel is crap... I dont know what PAR is yet.. ATA is slow... havnt used it much tho because everyone said it breaks easy. Loud air noises when rebounding, kinda annoying

I reccon it tops fox 36ers, ive been happy with mine and think it is a superve fork. And im going to be keeping it for a lot longer to come.

Similar Products Used:

Marzocchi 55R, Rockshox Boxxer,Fox 36 Van, Rockshox Totem

[Aug 01, 2009]
carpantera
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Great adjustability. Smooth response.

Weakness:

Does not fit well on some frames and a tall headset is needed and even then some grinding may be required.

Great fork, but sucks to fit it up to some frames. Crane creek make a headset to help with interference issues, but you may have to grind knobs to be able to clear the down tube.

Similar Products Used:

Marzzochi 888

[May 20, 2009]
gabtomato988
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

looks pretty cool
big 38mm stantions

Weakness:

oil and air leak out where the ata cartridge is so that sucks
super heavy due to the nickel plated stantions
quick release loosens bup all the time dont feel safe riding fast
travel adjust is a pain in the butt turning

SUCKS!!!

Similar Products Used:

totem 2-step

[Oct 21, 2008]
crashmatt
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

3 year warranty

Weakness:

1. Wobbly stachions
2. Worlds worst user manual leading to 2 fork failures
3. Self adjusting travel adjust
4. Air leak between ATA and PAR cartridge

Small bump sensitivity could be better but not really what I am looking for.

RELIABILITY SUCKS. Buy this fork if you crave dissapointment and have a high tolerance for pain.

1 chili for value. A fork at this price should never need repair (unless mistreated), only service.

2 chilis for overall. It gets an extra chili since it is so good when it does work.

Don't bother with long travel adjust air forks. The technology is not mature. Only Fox seem to have a reliable platform but TALAS is too linear for my taste.

Thanks to excellent support from CRC I have not suffered too much from these problems. Dont buy these forks unless you have a very supportive bike shop.

Similar Products Used:

RS Totem 2-step air - Lifetime 2 years

[Aug 18, 2008]
nicholas
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

very great feel, just like a coil 66 but better because you can adjust the air as soft or as hard as you desire. the bulk of these are wonderfuly stronger than the older 66. this is my third 66. and it seems great.

Weakness:

the ata is one of the best systems out now because of the dual air.the bottom and the top air combined make for a great feel. however the ata doesnt hold air under the stress turning the knob. this is so bad,bad,bad.

i originaly bought this fork for its travel adjust. before this i was using a 66 rc2x 180 07 model. so for my bottle rocket it was great for everything big and fast and all around,but i realy wanted to adjust the travel to better suit the area. for example 180 for drops bigger jumps and dh ridding. but for tighter trails and jumpier trails i wanted to lower the front end to 160 even 150-140,to give the bike a better feel for the partictular place.for this meaning this for is the best match for my bike, however even after having it fixed one time it still leaked air from the ata top 40mm travel shaft. marz can ealily fix this problem by upping the seals in the shaft from one seal which is standard the two or even three.
so i did just that. its not easy nor is it right by their standards, but its possible. i added one extra seal to healp stop the air form comming out. so far everthig is great and i can adjust the travel with ease, i did however lose 5mm of travel, the legnth of the extra seal but for my bike its very good. the fork is great, strong and the damping is spot on when set up for you style and weight.
however for marz allowing these problems and not fixing them is totaly untollerable. 07 ata was just as bad and everyone thought that it was fixed for 08. im glad that i have the place and know how to fix my own sus. i know this is not feasible for everyone nor should it be. for this price you should be reciving a almost flawless fork.

Similar Products Used:

66 08 rc3 no problems but no adjustiable travel.

[Jul 19, 2008]
jsoates
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Very smooth and progressive when working right. Stiff fork for a single crown.

Weakness:

ATA knob turns down on rough trails. The air pressure leaks out of the top chamber and fills the stantion tube with pressure causing a very harsh ride. This only occurs when you use the wind down on a climb. If you wire the ATA knob so it won't move and set the air pressures correctly for your weight this fork works excellent on downhills. High speed compression damping a bit on the harsh side. The decals on the fork legs are about as ugly as they get and whoever decided on painting them white never owned a mountain bike that was used for off road (very hard to clean)

This fork is a disappointment considering how much money they charge for it. I bought a new Marzocchi 888RC in 2005 and it was a much better product. Marzocchi needs to test their products before putting them out on the public because they seem to have some serious Quality control issues. I was going to purchase the Rock Shox Totem instead and now I'm wondering if I made the right decision.

Similar Products Used:

None that compare with this fork.

[Jul 18, 2008]
Anonymous
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

looks great, neat q/r axle

Weakness:

no where near specified travel, slack bushes and seals, compression dials fall off, useless user manuals, ata wind down, collapsing cartridges

These forks are terrible. Straight out of the box the left leg seals were incredibly slack and they never achieved anything like the 180mm travel stated, possibly 130mm max. compression dials seem to have a habit of falling off and setting them up according to the manual results in a pretty much solid fork. After several emails to Marzocchi they said that 'after much testing' they've realised you should run no air in the non ata side cartridge (why is it there exactly?) the forks have now collapsed no matter how much air's pumped in, and are useless after just a handful of rides. Might I suggest to Marzocchi they try 'much testing' before they release the forks.

Useless

Similar Products Used:

rock shox domain

[Jul 11, 2008]
kain2000
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

WAS super plush, USED TO ramp up well on the big hits, IS STILL very light.

Weakness:

Wind down

After owning my fork a few months my travel has gone from 7 inches right down to 5.5 inches. Also as I was turning the ATA knob my top schraeder valve snapped. So far I am not impressed. Currently I am waiting on a reply from Marzocchi regarding whether they will fix these problems under warranty. If they do I will not have a problem and may continue to buy from the big M. I wouldn't advise this model though. Unless you really want the adjusting travel go for the 66 RC3, You'll be much happier in the end. Maybe even a totem or a travis would be swell.

P.S. My compression knob fell off when i was riding and could never find it. That Blew!

[Jul 09, 2008]
anestesista
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Have not find it yet...

Weakness:

does not do what marzocchi describes...

1: it has not 180mm of travel but 170mm!!!
2: after 10 minutes of riding downhill the fork loose nearly 15mm of travel becouse the ATA side gets pressed down, so I must stop my ride and turn the ATA knob in anti-clockwise direction for getting all the 170mm of travel!!!
3: there was a very litle movement on the bushings of the fork that I have never meet in all the ather forks that I have tried since I ride bikes!!!
4: after only 10 times of riding my bike, the knob of the low part of the left scabbard, the RC3 side that regulates compression was disconected from the fork and now I cannot regulate the compression of the fork!!!!And it is not covered from guarancee!!!
5: the axle of the fork remains extremely exposed at knocks, so I have broke his arm and now I have to use a pair of grabs for removing it!!!!
ATTENSION!!! if you buy this fork, you will need a lot of luck for having fun with it.....

Similar Products Used:

marzocchi 66 RC2X

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