First Ride: 2014 Marzocchi 380 C2R2 Ti Fork and Moto C2R Shock

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Now 10 years after the 888 was introduced, Marzocchi recently sat down to revamp their iconic fork. They ended up completely redesigning it from the crown to the axle. All said and done, the new 2014 380 C2R2 Titanium fork represents the culmination of a collaboration between Marzocchi and the UCI World Cup MS Mondraker Team. Not only is it over 300 grams lighter than the 888, but the internals have been reworked as well. A new rear shock known as the Moto C2R also shares a new, lighter, slimmer, and refined profile. With tuning input from the likes of Markus Pekoll, Morgane Charre, Damien Spagnolo, and a host of other athletes, Marzocchi is confident in their latest line of downhill products.

This fall we were given the opportunity to ride the new fork and shock in Whistler, British Columbia. With years of experience on Marzocchi suspension as a downhill coach, Gene Hamilton of fame served as our test pilot. Listen in for his first ride impressions, and stay tuned for a long-term test in the coming months.

2014 380 C2R2 Titanium Fork Highlights

- 200mm travel
- 26 or 27.5-inch wheel compatibility using same fork
- Adjustments: Spring Preload // Low Speed Compression // High Speed Compression // Low Speed Rebound // High Speed Rebound
- Titanium spring (5.5 N/mm stock) with soft, standard, hard and extra hard springs available
- Dynamic Bleed Cartridge
- 60cc of 7.5 weight oil in each leg
- 38mm diameter aluminum stanchions with nickel treatment
- Magnesium lowers
- Taperwall 20mm axle
Keyed axle-dropout requiring only one hex key
- SKF fork seals
- Tapered aluminum or 1 1/8-inch aluminum steerer
- Titanium clamp bolts
- Rubber fork bumpers
- 203mm Post Mount disc brake tabs
- Fork length: 581mm
- Steerer tube / wheel offset: 46mm
- Color: Flat black with matching crowns
- Weight: 2,750 grams (6.06-pounds)

2014 Moto C2R Shock Highlights

- Adjustments: Spring Preload // Low Speed Compression // High Speed Compression // Low Speed Rebound
- High Speed Rebound adjustable through removable shim stack
- Available with and without 4-position adjustable volume Progression Booster
- Hard ano coated shock body
- Sizes: 267x89mm, 241x76mm and 222x70mm
- Weight: 369 grams (0.81-pounds) for 241x76mm shock without spring or hardware

Inside the 380 C2R2 Titanium and Moto C2R

Curious what's inside? Take a look at the hidden secrets in both the fork and shock in this animated product intro video from Marzocchi:

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Photos by Dave Trumpore
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  • guess

    12/4/2013 3:53 PM

    Durable and low maintance really isnt marzocchi strong suit

  • NorCalNomad

    12/15/2013 11:36 AM

    You must be new here. Go back and ride anything pre 2008.

  • Reality Check

    12/2/2013 5:38 PM

    The big question is, does the rebound needle/adjuster/damping suck on the C2R like the Roco?

  • responsiblepirate

    12/2/2013 1:51 AM

    i think everyone who has tried a 2010 onwards marzocchi fork fitted with the rc3 damper will know already just how good the new forks will be, it would be nice if they could add a shock to the line-up to contend with the double barrel and bos stoy at the top end of the market though. definately looks legit

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