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Marzocchi Test Day w/ KHS Bicycles

Feb 2, 2011
by Tyler Maine  
Watch as Marzocchi / KHS Team riders Aiello, Spalding and Binggelli get sideways while testing their new bikes and suspension for the 2011 season at Bootleg Canyon.
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134 Comments
  • 9 0
 Glad to see the hate is gone! Unlike RS and FOX who seemed to be bought by name instead of ride quality, Zoke really have to work hard and make it perfect in order to sell some. Hope these new versions bring Zoke back on the map and that people buy and try them. Any RS or FOX flaws have been forgiven by end users because they believe in the product. Do you believe in Marzocchi?
  • 1 0
 Now give me your Zocchi !
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 freerider
  • 12 0
 that is one sweet-ass RV
  • 51 5
 Marzocchi is doing great! They realized that 2008 was a bad year because of overseas manufacturing issues, but they have significantly improved their products. I think the 2010 and 2011 stuff is just as good as Fox, Rockshox, or anything else out there. And those new colorful 888s are soooo steezy.
  • 20 2
 The new marzocchi stuff is amazing! The 2011 888 is easily the best fork I've ridden, at least with the shims I have in it. Racers might see it differently, but for freeride, they're the best.
  • 49 14
 Fox is still not as good as many people think...
  • 5 2
 hopefully Zocchi can get their product back to what it was in 2006-2007....sure it was a tad heavy, but awesome nonetheless. as for Fox, their stuff is good, but their CS stinks to high hell!
  • 7 13
flag hytrus93 (Feb 2, 2011 at 13:37) (Below Threshold)
 will they ever come back to the top?
  • 29 2
 I'm pretty sure they will if they arnt already...
  • 5 0
 Stoked for the bootleg race!
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flag stefan-ram (Feb 2, 2011 at 14:01) (Below Threshold)
 They will be good when sr suntour factory stop to produce marzocchi !
  • 13 11
 still a little put off by the fact that the only forks that snapped at red bull rampage this year were marzocchi... that being said i had an older z1 freeride and i loved it.
  • 13 4
 They did great at redbull rampage....... Rampage 2, Marz 0!
  • 6 3
 Marazocchi are bombproof, I have ridden FOX 40, Rockshox Boxxer and Marazocchi 888 dont need servicing every 20 hours of riding, Would recommend them to anyone who cant be bothered dropping the lowers off and replacing the fluid, But if you can I would go for the 40's or rockshox just feels nicer, no disrespect to marazocchi wo make some kick ass forks but 40's which i currently run are so nice I love em
  • 13 3
 about the forks snapping, i'm pretty sure most of the riders there (60-80%) were riding zocchis, and it just so happened that the 2 that binned hard on the front wheel were riding 888s
  • 9 2
 i can never get on with sealed carts, which rule rockshox and fox out. leaving just marzocchi. and you know what, i wouldn't have it any other way. id always choose marzocchi

(plus claimed weights make the 888 rc3 evo ti the lightest coil DH fork on the market.....)
  • 7 3
 I hav the new fox van 180mm fork and it is way better than my old 66's, The 66 leaked out the compression side and put oil on my front rotor. I had no front brake at Whistler!
  • 4 0
 I have a Marzocchi Bomber 888 RC2XWC from 2007, it works very well, sure it isn´t so light weight like a boxxer but it works better than it. Boxxer are to much hard, to much hardcore to fragil, my friend broke 2 boxxers, they suck
  • 2 0
 @ bikerboy: What year was the fork?
  • 1 3
 this is a sweet video haha whats the song name
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 @voltagerider: it was a 2008 66 RC3 ATA
  • 8 1
 ^^ thats the problem right there...ATA=shit
  • 3 1
 No matter how good they make their forks now, after having to send my 2009 55 in for repair 3 times now(For the same problem). I will never give this company any money ever again.
  • 5 1
 i have the 2008 DJ1, not going to lie, its a piece of shit.. but thats just because of manufacturing problems. buying the 2011 DJ1 this week! super stoked because their stuff is super legit now!
  • 4 0
 got a 2011 888RC3 EVO..perfect
  • 1 0
 1:14 is the bomb
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 So guys, how do those new Marzocchi's ride?
  • 1 1
 havent gotten mine yet, but from what i hear, they could be at the top again.
  • 1 0
 got an 09 55R. thats not even quite out of the bad stretch and its lush. lockout is pretty knackered but i never used it. apart from that the fork works perfectly! so smooth
  • 2 0
 yea lots of people have said that ATA was really bad
  • 1 0
 I would still like Marz to make a new ata cartridge. It would be sick.
  • 1 0
 It would be great for most all-mountain riders but if you ride in a bike park the lift does all the uphill work for you LOL. Still being able to ajust the travel is a really neat feature,
  • 1 0
 And for also for djs and stuff it would be great.
  • 1 0
 Yea or if you felt like riding some slopestyle type trails
  • 4 0
 Have been on Zoch since 99' and it is the only fork I will spend my hard earned money on. Not the type of guy that wants to break down his fork every month and have leaky seals, so I cant ride fox or boxxer, been there done that. Any time I need service, the boys at Zoch always take care of me.
  • 7 0
 Man, wish they'd bring back the shiver sometime soon.
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 ya they should
  • 4 0
 Shiver Ti?....it would smoke the dorados for sure, i would buy it
  • 3 0
 yes that would be great, they shoud also bring back the monster t2 but make it lighter and better!
  • 3 0
 Another wicked blog Brule as always,it's a petty the vid can't be FAVED cos it was wicked.Heres a question for ya brule,or anyone else out their in P.B world.Has anyone got any pics of this current K.H.S rig,cos it loox unreal?I think i've seen her before but i'm not sure and would really appreciate it if anyone had any pics of this rig in the vid.
Gary.Drool Beer
  • 2 0
 Cheers Quinton,their was a wicked side shot of that new DH bike,and i have to say,me like,very,very much.
Gringo.Drool
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 Probably the only person who thinks this, but i think it has VOD potential. Some of the shots where all 3 Team riders were following each other looked like a sequence pic but in video form
  • 2 1
 I think so too. I would've picked a different track, but 2EHO.
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 too bad its only vimeo
  • 2 1
 The song was filthy.
  • 6 0
 man kevin aiello is getting more publicity on khs then he ever got with gt
  • 2 0
 the marz forks all look great, but how about those new khs bikes? i really want to see one of those up close. you usually think not too high end when you think khs, but those frames look really good, and well designed. and khs is bound to be affordable too! definitely will be looking out for their release.
  • 4 0
 sweet vid. i built that rode gap at 1:30. first one to try it but i crashed. heres the video
  • 2 0
 I broke my '07 66RC2 1.5 as the steertube became separated from the crown. Marzocchi upgraded me to a '10 66RC3 1.5, and now my steertube is starting to make the same creaking noize. That is separate from the internal 'click halfway through compression that I got from both forks. Marzocchi tells me that the internal noize is "normal" for a 66. I think that's a load of crap!
  • 1 0
 Pretty sure Marzocchi will check your fork out for you. Just give them a ring or email them. They have some seriously good product!
  • 2 0
 to dylandoe...get the 1 1/8'' steerer, it's thicker and stronger...stay away from the 1.5 stuff...the creeking steerers are mostly associated with the 1.5'' size for some reason
  • 1 0
 Awesome video the Khs guys kick major ass, and Marzocchi is for sure back on top the new Evo ti is by far the best fork on the market right now, but the real question is when are the new DH300s comin out? I cant wait to get my hands on one.
  • 1 0
 I switched form a Boxxer to a 888 a few months ago and I am never looking back. The 888 is very plush, forgiving, and has saved my ass on almost every ride.....in fact I went a little far on the road gap at bootleg and landed at the bottom of the transition and the fork save me from a bad wreck. The quality is top notch and there customer service is great! The fork has been great on jumps, berms, drops, and chunk as well as in mud, rock and sand. The only thing I would like to see changed is an addition of a direct mount stem.
  • 1 0
 i think sunline do a very fine 888 stem
  • 4 0
 1:14, one of the sickest whip ever?
  • 2 0
 Awesome Song! Just heard it on the radio last saturday. (btw for anyone wondering, it's Monster from Skillet's album Awake. Smile
  • 1 0
 I am sponsored by marzocchi. It was the best choice I have ever made. the marzocchi 888 is the best race fork I have ever had. I have the 888 on my demo 8 2 and rides amazing.
  • 4 1
 I love watching Kevin Aiello ride cuz he has soooooo much Steeze when he rides
  • 1 0
 I have to agree with you!!
  • 3 0
 That was quality vid.Im dying to see what a pair of marzocchi forks are like
  • 3 0
 Unreal. Especially with a proper tune.
  • 4 2
 MARZOCCHI are the BEST right now!! I am fortunate enough to try em all and nothing comes close, you can watch all the KHS riders killing it on ZOCCHI this year!
  • 3 0
 Great video, I really want to see more on those KHS frames though. Are they available to the public?
  • 3 0
 they will be at sea otter
  • 2 0
 very nice video, well put together and nice riding, only thing that ruined it was the music quality :/
  • 1 0
 must say i desperately wanna try a pair of marz forks now. they look sweet as hell. video was really cool too, made me really badly wanna ride Razz
  • 3 0
 Good riding but does anyone else think that song is insanely obnoxious...
  • 2 0
 Yes.
  • 3 0
 Awesome video, awesome song, and awesome suspension.
  • 1 0
 marzocchi back at the best for 2011 and can only get better i think i run a 2011 66 rc3 evo been flawless from day one stiff and light also wich is bonus
  • 1 1
 KHS jerseys look so bad. So eighties mountain bike action style! This brand could definitively be more successful with their well-priced product if they'd have better design, better graphics !
  • 1 1
 wow... Marzocchi and KHS. The dream team, together at last. retire your V-10's, kids... there's new hot shit on the pro race circuit! ...as the age old saying goes, if you can't make it good, make it shiny!
  • 1 0
 great story dude !!!
  • 1 0
 1.26-1.28
Made by GoPro? But I don't think so, no fisheye effect...
So where was the cam? On a car?
  • 1 0
 GoPro everywhere!
  • 1 0
 U can get gopro cases without fisheye
  • 1 0
 Not every mode looks like fish eye. setting 4 at 960 produces the fish eye. From what I have shot with my HD so far, setting 3 and 5 do not have any sign of fish eye. Here it looks like they went with the 1080p setting, or setting 5.
  • 1 0
 setting 5 (true hd) at 1080 has 127 degrees of wide angle on the gopro hd hero.
setting 4 at 960 has 170 degrees of wide angle, not a true fish eye, but the widest field of view.
  • 1 0
 I have just bought a marzocchi 888 RCV 2011 and it is soooooooooooo stiff ! ! ! ! sick fork ever !
  • 2 0
 Rockin video! the forks and the roco's look super smooth! RidEOn!
  • 2 0
 Bryson Martin JR's 888 looks sick with the gold TiNi stanchions!.
  • 3 0
 they all race at Fontana
  • 2 0
 test wiht a Dirt Jumper's !!!!! dream!
  • 3 0
 VOD!!!
  • 1 0
 I don't want to see any more summer + dusty trails videos,makes me feel bad! Can't wait for summer now
  • 1 0
 I switched the Morewood fleet off RS onto Marzocchi this year...stoked. You can't beat Marzocchi service! Nice vid guys!
  • 1 0
 did anyone see what James Doerfling did to his Marzocchi at Redbull Rampage?...
  • 1 0
 Does anyone remember Z1 Dual, Z1 Bams, Super Ts, Moto A, Monster Ts, ...those were forks. Great times, super butter smooth.
  • 1 0
 only marzocchi for freeride! fox is good for like dh and racing but nothing handles hucks better that marz
  • 1 0
 only marzocchi for freeride! fox is good for like dh and racing but nothing handles hucks better that marz
  • 1 0
 only marzocchi for freeride! fox is good for like dh and racing but nothing handles hucks better that marz
  • 1 0
 only marzocchi for freeride! fox is good for like dh and racing but nothing handles hucks better that marz
  • 1 0
 only marzocchi for freeride! fox is good for like dh and racing but nothing handles hucks better that marz
  • 1 0
 only marzocchi for freeride! fox is good for like dh and racing but nothing handles hucks better that marz
  • 1 0
 MARZOCCHI are the BEST !!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 I have a Marzocchi 4x 2011 It looks very very good) strong and beauty)
  • 1 0
 Aaaah, so that's where my money went....
  • 2 1
 man i must buy a marzocchi. very nice fork
  • 1 0
 if this was a pinkbike vid it would get VOD
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 Dude, Marzocchi needs to bring back the T Series or Shiver, those were the good days !!! I am sorry but all those 888's are NO BUENO !!!
  • 1 0
 The shivers for sure. They last a lifetime
  • 1 0
 Awesome video except for the jock rock.
  • 1 0
 surprised they all arent on the TiNi forks
  • 1 0
 Thanks for digging the shit for us !
  • 1 0
 song?
  • 1 0
 skillet-monster-awake
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 thanks dude Wink
  • 1 0
 np
  • 1 2
 No footie of Ginger?!! That trail is f'n gnar bar!!
I'll still take the PNW loam any day!!
  • 2 0
 have to agree with that. Would be sweet to see someone ride that trail fast. I'm also amazed by the positive feedback on the Marzocchi brand on this site. I've had alot of zokes, and none of them required the maintenence that all the other brands do.
  • 1 1
 Giant and Santa Cruz, what a dream...
  • 1 0
 KHS DH frame a Sunday?
  • 1 0
 its a taiwanese catalog frame
  • 1 0
 oh dear, i used to have a KHS FXT LT lol
  • 1 0
 It's a Taiwanese company called ASTRO (or ASTRIX in Europe).. They make some good stuff and most name brands buy labour and frames from these guys..
  • 1 0
 I cant find the bikes on their home site:S
isnt the bikes for sale? :S i want one Frown
  • 1 0
 uhh, thanks! so KHS won't be selling these bikes with a full set?
  • 1 1
 Maybe the worst song I've ever heard. Cool video though!!!
  • 2 4
 i ride a khs
  • 7 1
 Good story bro
  • 1 0
 good fork for freeride only for racing you needa fox
  • 1 0
 What is your definition of a race fork Peter? The name on it?
  • 1 0
 fox thats wath you ride as shocks are concern mazochi shock are junck!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 stubborn
  • 1 0
 Hahahahahahahaha quite a few teams will be racing the 888 Evo Ti This season. Well see what they think of the forks soon in pretty sure. Pete is biased. He got a crush on fox and cant admit there are some more out there. Fox is good there is no doubt about that. Marzocchi 08-09 are proven bad ! But now the new one is a different story. Believe it or stick you head back in the sand !
  • 1 0
 i'm actually getting a new bike soon and using this as a backup. i just got a travel adjust too!Frown
  • 1 0
 my khs
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