Marzocchi MTB 55 R

Marzocchi MTB 55 R

19 Reviews for 55 R

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 Not the best in the world but it a good fork, does the job very well on mine gt ruckus 2.0, in work with fox dhx air shock it's the best combination for freeride that I can make. By the way, mine has 140 kms off ruff freeride and works ass well as new ;D
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 Rather good. I bought mine used and it had problems from the start. Brought it to the bike shop and they fully rebuilt it and changed spacers at my asking to convert from 140mm to the full 160mm. Had it on a Santa Cruz Superlight and now on a Sette Flite AMFR. Simple fork, with only rebound and air pre-load. It does have the Marzocchi Open Bath Lubrication system so it's a rather heavy fork for the size, but that is redeamed by the shear versatility of it. You CAN use this for All Mountain, Freeride, and light dh and it still takes in all the small trail bumps like a dream.

Contrary to the Specifications release date, Marzocchi released the 55 Series in mid 2008, which was the year that some of the 55R's were defective. But still, this is a great fork to span that nervous area between the 22 and 66 without missing a beat.

By the way, Marzocchi states the fork is only rated to 15PSI so don't go above that or you'll have it burping tons of oil.
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 As most have said already, nice cheap fork ideal for starters so doesnt cost a fortune wrecking them on a tumble, mine does loose air when not used for a few days but its no problem sticking a little air in them before a bash. There are better forks on the market but none quite as good as these in the same price bracket.
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 Bought a hardly used 2009 model for cheap. It had the problematic Suntour-cartridge and offered 110 mm of travel maximum. Half an hour with tools and a dremel and a bit of experimenting with oil-levels made this the best fork I owned so far. Very plush, versatile, stable.
A bit on the heavy side, especially when compared to modern forks like a Pike or Mattoc. But still a great set-and-forget-fork.
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 I'm a pump track, MTB street and dirt jumper
*I love how it feels. It's rigid when I pedal but it absorbs impact on jumps and pumps
*Really light and sturdy
*Rebound adjust is suitable for dirt jumps (I know it's not meant jumps...but it works)
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 great buy great for hard trail use and long cruises only bad thing i can find about them is the quick release lever when fully tightened on your wheel points down and as a result of this it tends to get caught on tight trail on low branches and etc..
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 i own one and i thought it was pretty god for a cheap freeride fork. it came on my kona five-0. i rode it for 1.5 seasons. only problem i had was it started to leak a fair bit and the damening broke so i had to warentee it. they put in new 2009 internals and now it feels awsome.
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 Awesome. great fluidity. Good price. Buy this if you seek good fork for hard ride. I ride on this fork for 2 years and I am happy with the work this fork and i haven't any problems with it
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 amazing i've had this since january and it is great for my local trails, it easy to tune and the rebound works brilliant and it is a 20mm dropout not 15mm like in the description
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 Yo tengo el Marzocchi 55 TST2 2008, es excelente suspension, yo la uso para freeride extreme y es excelente, lo unico es que la tapa del TST2 se afloja, tengo que revisar eso , pero de resto excelente suspension!
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 Worst fork I have ever owned. It was terrible. Didnt get the full use of the travel, there not a good fork. go for a fox 36 worth the extra cash
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 Awesome fork, great adjustment, entry level. Axle is good as well as it's actually good in cold weather. Make sure to watch the stanchion seals.
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 Eu estou utilizando uma 55 na minha bike de freeride. A suspensão é muito boa, aguenta o tranco. Possui controle de retorno e compressão.
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 Perfect all around fork. I like it because i can take it down a trail,take it free riding, take it dirt jumping , just about every thing.
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 this fork is the best its super adjustable, can get it exactly how you want it, very strong not to heavy, i use it for dirt jumping and slope-style its great, great price
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 It is fantastic Fork!I bougth this fork with my new bike. Travelled great, excellent for freeride. You have to get one of this!
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 So far very stable and plushy! Consistent goodness. Sucks up all the big stuff that I can throw at it.
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 Came stock on my 2010 Reign X2 and has stood up to a season+ at diablo and it is still smooth as butter
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Avg: 4.9 (19 votes)
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Marzocchi MTB 55 R (MSRP $399) — "Marzocchi’s built the ultimate all-around performer. It’s more than just an all-mountain fork. This is the fork for uphills, downhills and even light freeride. Just point it and it will go. The 55 series has as much technology as a NASA rocket and it’s probably just as fast."

Specifications Compare to other Forks

Release Date 2009
Price $399
Weight 2800 g
Color Options Black
Travel 160 mm
Travel - refers to the distance the wheel can move in respect to the frame. Typically measured in millimeters, most forks range from 80 to 203 mm of travel
Spring Coil
Crown Single
Rebound Yes
Rebound - is how quick your fork returns to a fully extended position after being compressed. Almost all after-market forks feature external rebound adjustment for easy fine tuning.
Stanchion material 35mm Alloy Stanchions
Steer Tube 1.125
DropOut Options 15mm
Compression Air Preload
Compression - This is the damping circuit that absorbs the compression energy force on the damper. Compression damping is used to adjust how quickly a fork or rear shock compresses when hitting a bump, and is adjustable on some products. When compression damping is too soft, this condition allows most of the available travel to be used without attaining control of the wheel. When it's adjusted too firmly, the wheel will jump or "dance" about when hitting small bumps, again failing to gain control of the wheel.
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