First Look: Marzocchi Bomber CR Coil Shock

Jan 23, 2019
by Mike Kazimer  

Finding a shorter stroke coil shock used to be a tricky proposition – there simply weren't many options available in non-DH bike sizes. That's changed over the last few years, fueled by the demands of riders looking to maximize the descending capabilities of their trail bikes. Marzocchi is joining in on the coil craze with the release of the Bomber CR, which is intended to be a simple, reliable, and relatively affordable option.

If the Bomber CR looks familiar, that's because it's a slightly modified version of a Fox Vanilla RC. Fox's efforts are now focused on their highest end, top tier products, while Marzocchi is concentrating on the workhorse products, the ones that aren't quite as adjustable, and may be a little heavier, but can get the job done without a fuss.
Bomber CR Details
• Adjustments: rebound, low speed compression
• Standard: 7.5x2.0”, 7.875x2.0”, 7.875x2.25”, 8.5x2.5”, 8.75x2.75”
• Metric: 210x50, 210x55, 230x60, 230x65, 250x75mm
• Trunnion: 185x52.5, 185x55, 205x60, 205x65, 225x75mm
• Weight: 210x50: 356 grams (body only), 924 grams with spring
• MSRP: $299 USD + $29.95 (spring)
www.marzocchi.com

Previously, the Vanilla RC was available aftermarket, but the sizes and availability were limited, due to the fact that it was positioned as more of an OEM option. With the Bomber CR that's no longer the case, and there are a wide range of metric and standard size available, everything from a trunnion mounted 185x52.5mm up to a 225x75mm version.

The Bomber CR is priced at $299 for the shock and $29.95 for the spring, and is available now.

Simplicity is the name of the game with the Bomber CR - low speed compression, rebound, and spring preload are the only external adjustments.


Features

The Bomber CR is about as simple as it gets. There's a gold knob to adjust the low speed compression, and a red one for the rebound, and that's it. Once you have the correct weight spring in place there shouldn't be much fiddling required before hitting the trail. Constant tinkers may want more adjustability, but the Bomber CR is aimed at the set-and-forget crowd. After all, there's something to be said about not needing to worry if one more click of high speed compression or rebound damping would make things better.


Marzocchi Bomber CR
Marzocchi Bomber CR


The external adjustments are simple, but things are slightly more complex when you look at a cutaway image of the shock. According to Marzocchi, there's a high flow piston inside the Bomber's reservoir, which is backed by backed by Belleville washers. Those conical spring washers are meant to allow for a much higher flow of oil once a certain pressure is reached, keeping the shock responsive and composed even during repeated hard impacts. The shock also has a mid valve that provides even more damping support during those big hits. More than likely, most riders will get along just fine with the stock tune of the Bomber CR, but the shim based design does make custom tuning a possibility.


Wade Simmons' Bomber CR equipped Rocky Mountain Pipe Dream.





182 Comments

  • 197 4
 cue all the wankstains bemoaning this 'inferior' offering to shocks and equipment costing twice or three times as much whilst completely missing the damn point.. I welcome affordability in a sport that has jumped the shark with its pricing in the last 10 years. Nice work Marzocchi, your efforts and price points are NOT lost on myself and thousands of riders who cant justify the cost or need to keep up with the Gwin's out there.
  • 19 56
flag makripper (Jan 23, 2019 at 9:06) (Below Threshold)
 yah but the van RC is garbage. pure garbage. I blew one out 3 rides in with a new bike a couple years ago. I had the same mindset of not worrying about the best of the best.
  • 36 0
 @makripper: on the other hand I've got one on my bike that's 13 years old this year... Still going strong and serviced as expected. Anecdotal evidence like yours granted, but there's two sides to a story. I do agree that sometimes we buy cheap and regret it but it's not always like that, and this press release should be welcomed I think. If it's not for you and you can afford £700 for a shock or whatever then that's great- not everyone can or can justify that. See above.
  • 8 1
 @makripper: THat doesn't mean the design is poor. The same basic design has been used for rear shocks since motorcycles figured them out in the early 90s-ish, and it just comes down to build quality.
  • 9 11
 @nickkk: it came stock on my bike and I thought it would be fine. I blew the seals enough times and ruined enough rides that I replaced it with a vivid r2c coil at the time which was pretty cheap too but didn't have the same issues
  • 3 0
 @kmg0: this! It could have been a duff one for all we know- and we do know that happens. Is it more likely the lower down the price point? no, not in MTB i dont believe.
  • 4 0
 It'd be good to know if they improved the piggyback neck's compression assembly compared to the Van RC. The compression valving there was very archaic, becoming harsh and somewhat clicky on the return valve mechanism at mid to high levels of damping. There was also an un-anodized main piston to save costs, which I wonder if they kept - it certainly would follow Marzocchi tradition, though not welcome. In any case it would be great if Fox shared what if anything they improved over the Van. It wasn't bad shock by any means and I think cheaper options AND coil options are more than welcome! Hopefully it's decent.
  • 24 20
 Yeah! Bring back good old Marzocchi shocks! Legendary company with focus on quality and reliability, I wish... wait! Marzocchi never made a good shock and this isn’t even a Marzocchi! Am I going mad?
  • 12 1
 @makripper: fox van rc’s are like kona’s. They ether break in the first 6 months or they’ll last forever. I’ve got a 11 year old rc that still works worryingly well.
  • 6 0
 The RC is a pretty reliable shock, and works decent. Rock Shox coil shocks are not reliable in my experiences.
  • 17 1
 @WAKIdesigns: You have a problem with them releasing a shock?

This product makes perfect sense to me with the current direction of the brand. Use the quality engineering background of FOX. Remove some of the adjustability. Make it a bit heavier/burlier. Make it something you can beat the hell out of without worrying about it or needing to adjust it. Kind of an everyman's brand. Make stuff that works at a reasonable price when compared to the competition.

Everyone know's that Marzocchi is part of FOX. Kind of time to let that go and move on.

I think as time goes on we'll see refinement and tech trickle into the Marzocchi brand that continues to make it a very good option for most folks. Not everyone is dropping $7500 on a bike and $2k in suspension to update it 6 months later.
  • 12 14
 @onemanarmy: no... i don't have a problem with them releasing a shock. this is as exciting and life changing as new valve stem or Team announcements. Honestly, if Athertons end up on Cannondale I will die a bit inside, I do hope they will be riding Haibike. We deserve some excitement...
  • 3 2
 My van performs so much worse than the vivid i had before, its not even funny.
  • 11 3
 @WAKIdesigns: then why the f bother commenting if it's so underwhelming to you?! Have you got anything else of use to add other than pointing out a part of the former company's already well reported reliability issues- itself an issue almost a decade old. Take a breath before typing this pish. Do us a favour.
  • 5 1
 @makripper: that's unfortunate- we can't verify that this represents a wholesale issue with all fox shocks or indeed the Van RC. There appears to be more evidence of it being a longstanding proven performer. Perhaps you ride really hard, never had it serviced or didnt have it set up correctly or both. Or none of those things. Who knows. It's not a reflection on an entire line of products that yours failed. It happens. If I had been in your position, I too would have been wary but for the record, the only shock I ever blew apart was due to mechanical ineptitude on my part and poor maintenance. The 'just riding along' meme exists in workshops for a reason..!
  • 3 8
flag makripper (Jan 23, 2019 at 13:15) (Below Threshold)
 @nickkk: it was BRAND NEW! on a BRAND NEW BIKE.
  • 10 2
 @makripper: OK! COOL STORY.
  • 2 0
 @WAKIdesigns: my moto c2r wasn't a bad shock. Not many around though
  • 2 4
 @nickkk: Yay you get it now!
  • 1 0
 cue all the shredders that love whatever bike they have underneath them talking about how good their old bikes feel...I absolutely love to ride my 26 Pitch and it feels like it keeps up with my 27.5 Reign no problem...now I just need that sick looking shock to go with the bomber...gonna look so clean!
  • 1 0
 I will have one on my bike Friday so will let you know
  • 2 1
 @makripper: sarcasm a little rusty there mate. Better get it looked at. Wouldn't want you to blow a seal or something.
  • 3 3
 @nickkk: are you really arguing about a fricking Van RC/ DHX 4.0? Yes it comes stock on some bikes, no miracles there. Won’t really be mentioned on Sport Personality of The Year award.
  • 3 1
 @WAKIdesigns: what? Correct me if I'm wrong but werent you just merrily trashing a new product dragging up issues from a decade ago that are not relevant? I am aware fox shocks can be OEM parts. What part of that was I arguing? Besides NEITHER OF US HAVE ANYTHING BETTER IN OUR LIVES THAN ARGUING ABOUT MOUNTAIN BIKE COMPONENTS AND YOU KNOW IT.
  • 1 1
 @nickkk
i've a dhx rc4 kashima, hsc is wound all the way in and i only feel it when it's below 0 celsius out there. i weigh 130ish pounds.

stock tune is laughable.
  • 3 0
 @WAKIdesigns: coming from a guy who obviously spends more time on the computer than riding. Back in the day you had rockshox, and they were a joke. Kind of like waki. Then you had marzocchi. And you could ride without worry. Im glad fox revamped marz. If it makes waki shit bricks, i am still happy!
  • 2 1
 @baca262: oil viscosity and therefore temperature has very little influence on shimstack that controls HSC, what you feel in cold temps is LSC/LSR.
  • 1 1
 This looks like FOX Vanilla RC with Marzocchi stickers.....FOX owns the Marczocchi brand!
  • 1 1
 @drivereight: you know what? I think you might be right. It’s obvious now that you’ve pointed that out.
  • 2 1
 @Subhumanz: yes I type more than I ride. It’s winter. I have a job, kids and i work out. And actually I feel no will to go into the woods for 2-3 more months. Slalom between cones in a garage building and jumping over concrete blocks, occasional visits to pumptrack and Dj site feels much better. Should I tak down to you feeling elitist about it? Now that we have my personal life out of the way, I want to say that I just found it hilarious to see people argue about a low end shock as if it was the second coming of Christ. Shimano does not do press releases of Deore. Does DHX4.0 go to sht sometimes? Yes. Like X2.
  • 2 0
 @WAKIdesigns: Wow, u work out.......pics or it didn't happen
  • 1 1
 @Smokey79: Love it, when someone says they work out, he'll get the "pics or it didn't happen", when you post them, they will tell you that you show off and even accuse you of using fake weights. You can find me on insta under same nick and no I don't lift much, I also can't do too many pull ups or pushups in 20 seconds, haven't completed 10k calorie challenge either.
  • 2 0
 @WAKIdesigns: Calm down Arnie
  • 1 0
 @Smokey79: I need to go get some cupping therapy using Float X2 air cans and Bontrager charger pump!
  • 1 1
 @dobermon: buying this as an aftermarket shock is weird in the first place, paying more than 100$ is laughable. Rear shock is one of the most important bits in the whole bike, if you can lash out 300 for that, you better save for 2 months more and buy something better. This shock is either bobbing your quads away or gives you microconcussions. It works only in the open mode and only on suspension designs with enough progression. Unless you want to lash out 100-200 for Pushing it, which means you get yourself a CCDB or at least RC4.
  • 1 1
 @dobermon: I rode this shock on at least 3 bikes, I owned the more adjustable version of it for 5 years. It’s a pogo stick of the past age not worth than 200$ of MSRP, I’d rather run Monarch RT3 for few bucks more than what they are asking. Both are pogo sticks but one is 1 pound lighter
  • 57 0
 299$, easily tunable, fits metric/trunion/standard, uses reliable fox parts, what's not to like? Sure it ain't no 1100$ push ''wonder'' shock but for 99% of people it's more than enough
  • 59 2
 Lol I got the Push 11-6 ....and no- it doesnt do any wonders at all. Should of spend money on a used Manitou Revox or Marzocchi Coil with Bottom Out Adjust. Youre far far better off with a custom shim stack on a cheap shock.
  • 23 0
 @NotNamed: Love the honesty, +1
  • 5 40
flag friendlyfoe (Jan 23, 2019 at 9:33) (Below Threshold)
 @NotNamed: have you tried riding faster? That might be your problem
  • 28 0
 @friendlyfoe: you're probably the typical buyer of a product that just because it's more expensive, will make you think you're way faster... Yet you probably still ride like a joey
  • 12 0
 @friendlyfoe: Mate: Firstly the shock came with a DH and Climb valve setting. I wanted an open DH mode and a harder flowtrail mode- but no spending over 1200€ (yeah that is over 1400 USD) isnt enough to get right valves.. Im still pissed af. Could of gotten every coil shock with a climb switch for that. And I waited 5 weeks for it instead of the adverted 2.

Secondly Ive ridden a CCDB Air, Manitou Swinger Expert, FOX DHX RC2 and RC4 and Im not able to spot the difference... and I bet my ass that you would too.

Im replacing it with a used 120€ X Fusion Vector Air and see how it goes.
  • 2 0
 If it is really close to a Fox Vanilla RC shock, PUSH probably does have some upgrades readily available for you.
  • 3 16
flag friendlyfoe (Jan 23, 2019 at 13:09) (Below Threshold)
 @tgr9: The opposite actually. You usually only get the benefit from the absolute highest end stuff if you're already properly fast. Nice try though.
  • 1 0
 Agreed, and you can probably add “easy to modify” for a company like Avalanche to list.
  • 1 0
 @rideone62: avalanche is great but i just cant do craig, im pretty stubborn, especially when it comes to how i want my suspension set-up and hes pretty stubborn on how he wants to set his suspension up for you, but after going up a spring rate and some tuning, its butter but still takes more than quite a bit to bottom, honestly though i loved my marzocchi roco tst r, and the fox dhx 5 with the bigger rebound shaft
  • 41 1
 Again.... teasing us with the pipedream.... cruel....
  • 2 2
 pipedream?
  • 5 0
 Pipedream Moxie doesn't need no stinkin rear shock.
  • 1 0
 I’ve fallen in love with it tbh
  • 34 7
 Thats a fox van rc
  • 52 3
 whoa. You a wizard so something?
  • 5 3
 My thoughts exactly... basically still a FOX shock though... bringing back the basic set and forget and in metric! Sick!
  • 25 0
 Get a load of this guy, actually reading the article...
  • 4 0
 They said it was basically a van rc in the article...
  • 22 0
 $299 and a custom tune and you're winning at life
  • 6 0
 No doubt. A custom shim stack can totally change the way a shock performs. Might be the cheaper end of fox as some people are saying, but I think I remember something called a grip damper being a cheaper offering from fox once too, and then everyone loved how it performed.
  • 2 22
flag makripper (Jan 23, 2019 at 9:07) (Below Threshold)
 300$ and endless rebuilds because of seal replacements.
  • 13 1
 @makripper: just want to form a sincere apology for the shock that you blew up multiple years ago. Hope you aren't still stuck in the past and are able to wake up and see the fact that a multi million dollar company might actually have the ability to make some form of advancement in their own products.
  • 14 0
 @makripper: Did you accidentally blow a seal of the ocean variety?
  • 7 0
 @makripper: it’s widely regarded as one of the most reliable shocks ever. It’s simple and overbuilt I’m just going to assume your frame was out of alignment.
  • 5 0
 @MAXC199: @MAXC199: a moments silence is called for. Gather round people. *Holds up goblet of Fox float fluid



"TO THE SEALS!!"

amen motherf*ckers.
  • 11 0
 @ratedgg13: naw I bet it was the singer/songwriter variety.
  • 2 1
 @Victoriamike:
^^
Underrated comment
  • 16 0
 I had the Marzocchi C2R shock that came out in 2014 and it was one of the best feeling shocks I've ridden. Very adjustable and looked great too. Hope Marzocchi is able to get back on its feet eventually and not just be a cheaper version of Fox
  • 6 1
 If that's your hope, you're in for disappointment. Considering Marz is owned by Fox, and they've said in kind of surprisingly straightforward terms that is exactly what Marz is now.
  • 3 0
 Yeah they really should have brought that shock back it was ridiculous. Big fan of the rc though.
  • 3 0
 Will FOX still service the old C2R?
  • 6 0
 When they were bought by Fox I was hoping that marzocchi would just become the high-end coil option to Fox’s high-end air.
Eg. High end coil: Marzocchi Z1 ti (ti coil, high/low compression/rebound)
High end air: Fox 36 factory (grip 2, high/low compression/rebound).

While I’m disappointed its not going that route. It is great to see quality affordable options!
  • 17 2
 Looks straight out of the 2000s
  • 8 0
 Actually its almost identical to my 10 years old coil dhx. I mean they even have the exact same compression &rebound knobs....
  • 6 1
 Good spot. With looks like that, it must be unrideable Wink
  • 2 0
 Brings me back to my first shock purchase.
  • 4 8
flag WAKIdesigns (Jan 23, 2019 at 10:26) (Below Threshold)
 The 10 year challenge!... failed
  • 14 0
 "The best bike ya got is the one underneath ya"...words to live by.
  • 8 0
 Craig at Avalanche has always said the Fox Van RC shock was a good platform to get good results with custom guts and tuning. If he opts to work on this shock, you'll get something that's overall cheaper and better than anything else out there.
  • 8 0
 I dont understand. Why is this here? This isn't Gwin Related. I thought today was Gwinsday.
  • 5 0
 So the most important part of this entire article has been ignored by everybody in the comment section. When is Rocky Mountain going to build me a Pipe dream? In the exact same colours as Wade has? This is the most awesome bike I have seen in years, and they won't build it. Too many people so keen on carbon fibre. Build me the Pipe dream.
  • 4 0
 It’s great to see Marzocchi has a shock back in its lineup but it’s a shame it’s just a rebranded Fox Van RC Frown and why is there no 9.5x3” available? You would think they’d offer that size for the base model DH bikes!
  • 1 0
 Right?! I mean, if the point is to have an affordable coil shock for OEM and aftermarket why in the hell wouldn't it be available in the most popular size for every DH bike for the last 20 years?
  • 5 0
 I was ready to dismiss this, but then read the review,looked at the price of the shock and spring and went "That's fair." Nice to see Marzocchi/Fox creating this.
  • 3 0
 A great thing about this is that parts should be compatible with the venerable RC4, so for those out there still running and loving the RC4 (particularly the small shaft version), this should mean different size options, bodies, sealheads, and shafts which should all (very likely) mate with the RC4 main pistons and neck/piggyback assemblies. Woohoo!
  • 6 0
 I've been using the bomber z1 on my sentinel for a few months now and if it performs anywhere close to it I'm in.
  • 2 0
 How is it?
  • 1 0
 Except they don't make this shock in the required size for the Sentinel. In fact, no one does. It's my only gripe with my Sentinel, a lack of rear shock options.
  • 1 0
 @ifitzpatrick: @DVOSuspension offer the Jade coil in 205x57.5 trunnion.

dvosuspension.com/shocks/jade-coil
  • 1 0
 @kwapik: I stand corrected. Thanks for passing on the info!
  • 2 0
 @thenotoriousmic: it's a great fork. I have a fox 36 with fit4 on another bike and as far as riding I can feel the grip 2 in the bomber have allot better small bump sensitivity and the bomber is definitely stiffer. Probably due to the added weight of the fork. Beefier lowers I believe
  • 1 0
 @ifitzpatrick: fox x2 comes in that size.
  • 4 0
 Is Avalanche going to be able to tune these like they did for the VanRC? Those were hard to come by in some sizes, so I'm wondering if this might be an affordable option to get a custom shimmed shock.
  • 3 0
 yeah, they need to look into this. for $300, i would buy one and just have it shipped straight to Avalanche for tuning
  • 2 0
 I would say that is a yes.
  • 3 0
 I left the climb switch on my fox X2 and wondered why I couldn't stay on the bike. Only realised after the 3rd crash when I badly smacked myself up. I think I would easily get by on a supposedly lesser shock seeing as Im so insensitive.
  • 4 0
 Fox van rc + push tune + ti spring = the best and lightest coil shock available at one point, regardless of price, is that still the case with this I wonder?
  • 5 0
 I really like the size range and price tag. A good option for people wanting to experiment with a coil rear.
  • 4 0
 Is a 2016 Giant Trance a good platform for a coil?

I've been wanting to upgrade my stock Monarch R without breaking the bank.
  • 2 0
 anecdotal, but my old Trance felt kinda dead with a coil shock - the linkage of that trance isn't the most "poppy" to begin with, so i would stick with a progressive air spring
  • 3 0
 The Trance is definitely better suited for air springs - it is, however, a good idea to replace the Monarch R, you will have a much better performance with a decent air shock.
  • 1 2
 Yeh its a pretty progressive linkage compared to most so will work well with coil
  • 2 2
 You can increase travel on your Trance by going to 200x57 stroke also, but will need to check reservoir clearance as it may hit the frame
  • 3 1
 I would just drop in a DVO Topaz, Fox Float X2, or used Float X...
  • 2 0
 @ctd07: A ratio of 3.05 - 2.65 is absolutely not "pretty progressive". In addition, it´s quite linear towards the end of the travel. Go check it out on linkage design, if you don´t believe me.
  • 2 0
 @FR33DOMdotCOM: just going purely by how it feels and how many volume tokens I had to remove from my shock when taking it off another bike (cirrect damping tune) having tried different shocks in mine compared to many other bikes I've ridden.... or you can look at fancy charts and talk waffle
  • 1 0
 Overall it is pretty progessive for a ligth trailbike and the amount of travel it has, because of the flattening curve i would also go with the x2, a very good quite linear airshock.
  • 6 0
 Sweet, now they just need to make the Z1 fork available in coil as well.
  • 4 1
 Push ACS coil conversion
  • 1 0
 @Bflutz625: it’s almost like it was designed for this very purpose ????
  • 1 0
 @SonofBovril: Well the Z1 is just a Fox 36 Performance.
  • 2 0
 @MarzocchiMTB : I absolutely LOVE this, FINALLY an affordable high quality coil. I just purchased one. thanks Marzocchi for looking out for the starving student. I cant say thanks enough, other companies need to keep this in mind. well done *clap *clap *clap!!!!!!!!!
  • 5 0
 Loving the og classic pipeline colors!
  • 4 0
 $299 leaves plenty of room for a custom tune and even ti spring, nice one Marzocchi.
  • 1 0
 The spring is the first upgrade I'd make. That Marzocchi spring is... not light.
  • 2 0
 The SLS spring is pretty light, and I imagine it would fit on there. Way cheaper than TI too
  • 1 0
 @kmg0: Where the hell is SLS cheaper than TI spring??? They are the single most overpriced spring out there ever.
  • 1 0
 @Mondbiker: I can't find any Ti springs for 80 bucks, so not sure where you are finding them?
  • 1 0
 @kmg0: Right.

Don't Ti springs run like $125-300? With the more common quality ones being $225-250.

SLS springs are usually $125-130.
  • 1 0
 @kmg0: SLS springs cost typically 150-160 euro here, for that amount of money you can get Ti race spring from ti springs co uk.
  • 1 0
 @Mondbiker: Ahhh, you getting f*cked from exchange rates and imports? Cause its the other way around here. Ti any more reliable? I think these SLS are wallowing out stupid fast, and fox is just not caring
  • 1 0
 @kmg0: fox SLS I have (came with the frame) seems to be fine so far but I don´t have high expectations from what I have read pretty much everywhere, good sls spring should last for years or even lifetime. If you wan´t to find perhaps the best sls spring for great price, go to extremeshox website, they do 2 for the price of 1 till the end of month so better hurry if you want really sweet deal.
  • 6 0
 You had me at Wade.
  • 2 1
 Really nice to see an affordable non metric option. But the old rc rode like shit. I had it with me as spare shock in pds and i actually needed it and it performed so much worse than the evenly priced vivid it replaced on the same track, same day. It just blew through and because of that felt harsh. Rebound wasn‘t ideal either (basically like all overhyped fox shit until 2016). Hope they changed the stock setup big time...
  • 1 0
 Hey Capra owners: buy one of these, get a custom tune and your bike will be sooooo much better. Unless you ride pro fast and need as much progression as a Capra + air spring provides, in which case rock on!!! For the rest of us there has not been an affordable 230x65 coil.
  • 4 0
 that pipedream was already the coolest bike ever made, running marzocchi just makes it even better.
  • 1 0
 Ah....In China some marzocchi'lovers' will now believe marzocchi is just low level fox now.A guy had said z1 is better than 36factory...What should i say maybe he can change his float x2 into this one Marzocchi is now not Marzocchi!
  • 1 0
 I'm glad Zocchi are still round, but bummed Fox bought them. The whole point of marzocchi stuff was it wasn't fox!.

There is a market for simple stuff: Preload, compression, rebound, open bath lube and cooling, 6+ years between services, and ill take a hit on weight if needs be.

I got tired of my fox stuff needing servicing twice a year to avoid crazy expensive bills.
  • 2 0
 Focchi... Van RC got some new stickers! Joking aside, a little time with Avalanche, or Push, and this is actually an awesome shock
  • 3 0
 Got the new Z1 and have no complaints so for the price I’ll definitely give the CR a go.
  • 3 0
 Marzocchi really resonated with me back in the day, I'm happier they're a company than not a company.
  • 1 0
 Im wondering if you can install the climb switch that fox sales...? Marzocchi and fox are kinda the same brand now, so maybe you can install the CS. That would be an epic shock in terms of price and quality
  • 1 0
 Different chassis. Plus after rebuild fees, parts, etc you'd only be maybe $100 off buying a brand new DHX2 w/ climb
  • 1 0
 this thing looks very cool! wish someone adapted it for a front fork, make it look like an vintage chopper fork, all steel frame and this thing mounted in the middle. now that's bikeporn!
  • 3 0
 Vid was rad. Sage words from the god father of Free Ride.
  • 3 0
 looks like a VAN RC...definitely not a Session
  • 1 0
 You won't be happy when the new Scott Gambler comes out. #lookslikeasession
  • 3 0
 "Best bike ya got, is the one underneath ya". Truth, nuff said.
  • 4 3
 Problem finding coils to fit trail bikes 10 years ago was no problem. What are you on pinkbike? Been riding single ring coil shocked trail bikes since 9 speed was the norm.
  • 3 2
 Ten years ago it was no problem, but it was a little more difficult five years ago - the number of options seemed to dry up as air shocks took over.
  • 1 0
 kiddlivid looking at this article at work looking over my shoulder at the same time and when I saw the picture and the caption of Wade Simmons I read Pipeline
  • 1 0
 I am looking at upgrading the shock on my session. Would this be a similar ride to a RS kage ? Or should i just go for the vivid ??
  • 1 0
 This is awesome! I need to replace my blown RS air shock on my enduro, I ran a van rc for ten plus years with no issues. Would not hesitate to put this on my bike.
  • 2 0
 I still cannot believe that Marzocchi became a subpar, sub trademark of another bigger company. A BIG bummer Frown .
  • 1 0
 Where can I buy the pipedream? Crazzy that Rocky Mountain bought the "bikes.com" domain, I suspect they have spent a fortune to get this domain name...
  • 1 0
 Been theres for atleast 15 years..
  • 1 0
 the cheap vans were always better than cheap floats ,doesn't hold a candle to my ohlins ttx , but damn it is half the price and feels better than most air offerings
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 Still a nitrogen-charge IFP then? I'm looking to get off this 'can only be serviced by authorised smartypants' train thanks, Fox. I'll have to keep looking.
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 Mike you have some very photogenic rocks in your backyard
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 Aww dang 1:35-1:38 they sped up the footage. That makes me sad, Wade does not approve.
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 What year are we in again?
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 Just needs a lock out switch or budget high density foam wedge to stick in coils for climbing.
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 I am going back to a coil shock with that one, just ordered one for my Altitude today...
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 I might actually get one of these for a spare
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 Praise the Lord , gonna have one on my smuggler fursure
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 Hay! Something I can agree with, the price. And a really need a 7.875x2
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 Good to see Wade has his Stanley cup beard in motion!
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 They had me at coil.
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 that's not a marzocchi that's a shock full lies!!
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 I should put one on my 2018 Kona process!!
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 I present the DHX5 younger brother. Woooowwww... so futuristic...
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 Hmm, this would fit the new SC 5010 and that could be a game-changer.
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 Coolest bike ever made! Give us the Pipedream Rocky Mountain! Please
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 Are we gonna see a SUPER MONSTER T revival?
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 looks like Fox vanilla...
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 wich store does it have aviable now?
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 Are the bushings the same as the C2R bushings?
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 Wondering if this is a Van RC rebadged will PUSH custom tune it?
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 Over damped but you can throw out the mid stroke damping shim. I know I would.
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 Run whatcha brung.
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 Iv never heard so much shit in all my life... Iv been riding for fit 27 years and th the only good they made me was... Hold on FUCK ALL
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 FOX VAN RC dat you?
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 just a metric vanilla rc
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 Welcome back, Van RC!
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 fox rc fox van revisited
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 I made a forum on this cuz i spotted it on DJ brandts new bike, IM A PROPHET!!!! lol
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 404 care not found, it's Gwintense day.
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 rebound is not just rebound it is both low and high speed which the article avoided.
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 mind blown
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 I got news for you, even in most expensive designs with separate HSR and LSR adjusters, they still affect each other... just to a smaller degree than this
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