• Afew years ago, Marzocchi resurrected the Z1 to much anticipation. While damper technology has moved on from the open-bath systems of old, there was disappointment in some circles that the coils of the original fork were passed up in favor of a standard FOX air spring – Marzocchi's parent compan...

    Posted by LTrumpore on 1/10/2020 5:17 PM

  • Within the industry, there have been countless products which have altered the way we perceive mountain biking. Well before Boost spacing, dropper posts, and even mountain bike specific 10-speed drivetrains, a motorcycle suspension company dabbling in mountain bikes pioneered suspension as we kn...

    Posted by dirtworks911 on 10/14/2018 7:46 PM

  • If you’ve been riding bikes for over a two decades or ask your seasoned shop guy (you know, the only mechanic who can setup cantilever brakes within a reasonable amount of time) which fork changed suspension as we know it, one product will come to mind: Z1. Well before the year 2000 and the fran...

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  • The Good:

    low maintenance, smooth feel

    The Bad:

    a bit heavy, few dials for fine tuning

    Overall Review: Last summer I purchased a cheap dh bike for bike park days and it came with a single crown fork. I soon ditchedthe fork in favor for the Marzocchi 888 cr.  The relatively good price and my previous experience with Marzocchi forks sealed the deal. Once I had sold off the single cro...

    Posted by SaddleRags on 2/22/2014 9:29 PM

  • The Good:

    strong, Titanium coil spring!

    The Bad:

    oil level was a little off from the factory

    Overall Review: Let's be honest, price is a concern for most of us when making a bike purchase. The fact that this fork was much less than the competition when I bought it (online blowout a couple of years ago) was a big factor in me choosing it over other brands.  Having said that, I was really impressed ...

    Posted by SaddleRags on 12/3/2012 11:01 AM

  • The Good:

    Low maintenance
    simple axle

    The Bad:

    direct mount compatibility (i think they have changed for 2012 to boxxer style)

    Overall Review: had the original 04 888s and loved them, then went to and been on Boxxer till i got the 2010 888rc3 evo Ti. Im 100% never ever EVER going back to a Boxxer fork. I live in Whistler riding and racing as much as possible. I ride a lot and can happily say my 888s out preform my Boxxers and require li...

    Posted by jazza_wil on 12/20/2011 7:54 PM

  • The Good:

    They "break-in" super quick and are great to ride. The plushness these forks have off the top is amazing and they ramp so well. I have had difficulty bottoming them out, but not to difficult. They are super reliable.

    The Bad:

    The direct mount stem options are limited, but that didn't limit me from running these super forks.

    Overall Review: I have ZERO complaints. The fork tracks so well, and gobbles up big hits. They are have a perfect balance of stiffness and flex. The tuning is striaght forward and you can feel changes when you make them. I love this fork!

    Posted by misterpeanut on 2/11/2011 3:55 PM

  • The Good:

    Incredibly reactive and controlled over everything, not too heavy, simple to setup.

    The Bad:

    Dives quite a bit under breaking, dont really like the idea of a 1 size fits all spring, the direct mount options are limited.

    Overall Review: I think i need to put the stiffer spring in it, but all in all its the best fork on the market, get it you will not be disappointed.

    Posted by Dereka15 on 2/7/2011 8:41 PM

  • The Good:

    good price and plush

    The Bad:

    heavy and the air volume adjuster clicks when the suspension is compressed. I truly think the air volume adjuster is just a gimmick cause you don't feel a difference if its all the way in or out. Mine has already been sent back n it still does the same thing.

    Overall Review: If you want a heavy fork that makes a lot of noise it is perfect for you. Than again maybe i just got a crummy batch of forks

    Posted by RodHaSkE on 3/16/2010 11:12 AM