Proving that 26 ain’t dead – or that it just keep on coming back, as shed finds are brought back to life – the Singletrack Forum was all of a flurry as a batch of brand new unused Marzocchi forks hit the Chain Reaction Cycles listings.
£349.99 gets you this orange retro wonder:
‘Boasting a hard-wearing alloy construction, 100mm travel and a retro look, the Marzocchi Bomber Z5 Fork is an ideal choice for finishing your vintage bike build or breathing new life back into your retro mountain bike’
£349.99 gets you this slightly more understaded black 80mm Z4:
Or, £179.99 gives you the choice of two colours which may only have coordinated with a bike back in 2000, plus the choice of a whopping 70mm or 80mm of travel:
We’re trying to find out quite why these have hit the shelves now, but there are a few theories kicking around. One is that in the great shipping container shortage of 2020, someone found a forgotten container lurking in the corner of a dockyard somewhere. Another is that the CRC/Wiggle reorganising has unearthed some lost stock. Perhaps these aren’t originals, but are actually new copies, whipped up to meet the great shed bike restoration demand?
Whatever the truth (and we’ll let you know if we find out), they’re not likely to hang around long, so if you’ve got a bike that just needs these forks to bring is back to life, act now.
If there has been a shipping container or warehouse find, what else might there be? What would you hope to uncover? Marzocchi Monster T or Shiver fork? Anything by Pace? How about a whole PRST1? Or something more practical, like the mech hanger or brake mount for that bike you have in the shed that just won’t roll without it?