Help me decide-Marzocchi 55r vs Marzocchi 55 RC3 Evo V2 Ti
I can’t compare the two forks, I used the 55 rc3 ti forks for the last couple of years and loved then but recently upgraded to the rc3 evo v2 ti and they are amazing. I need to write a proper review but that the summary, really really good! They feel better than the old rc3 ti’s, more controlled and even plusher. They still fail the car park test though, I don’t know how that works!
Edit just to say that they forks I had before the marzocchi’s were the van 36’s. They see great but the 55’s were better!Posted 4 years agoGaVgAsMember
Yep Marzochis RC3Ti here and there brilliant, probably the first fork i have had that really feels like a motorcycle fork both in quality and feedback it gves when you adjust to suit, highly recommended and fox are falling way behind in terms of reliability and performance imho..Posted 4 years ago
Que? I mean that when you you are hanging about the car park, checking out other people’s bikes, and you push on the fork and normally turn to your friends and say something like “buttery dude” or whatever the kids say nowadays. The marz forks don’t feel amazing when you do that.Posted 4 years ago
Stanchions worn, still ridable, but bushing rock is evident, and given the age the rebuild costs are a bit silly.Posted 4 years ago
I can get new uppers @£300 ish, plus service @£70, but the damper service bladders are no longer being made so this is probably the last time they can be serviced, I could get a new modern damper unit at £370 ish, but now we are talking the cost of the Rc3 ti’s.
I mean that when you you are hanging about the car park, checking out other people’s bikes, and you push on the fork and normally turn to your friends and say something like “buttery dude” or whatever the kids say nowadays. The marz forks don’t feel amazing when you do that.
Ahh the kids are foolish and know nothing. Hand speed damping checks are not really likely to tell you about how your fork will respond when absorbing 160mm height of rock at 15mph.Posted 4 years ago
My 2009 fox van r 36’s have expired, the cost of resurrection is similar or more than the price of a new fork.
Now I am attracted to the Marzocchi 55R as a like for like replacement of the Van R, but the the super flash Marzocchi 55 RC3 Evo V2 Ti is tickling my fancy too..
Given that I was dead happy with the Van R, will the Marz 55R be as good a replacement? If I spent an extra £340 on the RC3’s will I really really notice it?
Help me STW you are my only hope..Posted 4 years agomrmonkfingerMember
The RC3 damper is lush, good choice.
LSC/HSC adjustment is very easy, and as a whole the fork just works. Really really well.
I’m running a 2009 model – don’t know what’s changed in the RC3 (probably not much, it didn’t need to) – I’d have another Marz at the drop of a hat.Posted 4 years agostevomcdSubscriber
I’ve got a set of the 55R’s on a spare bike, just ‘cos they were cheap.
I actually really like them. Dead simple and just have that nice, plush “coil & oil” feel.
The lack of spring rate adjustment (there’s only a mechanical pre-load adjuster) does mean that they won’t work very well if you’re not the “right” weight.Posted 4 years agomildredMember
The Rc3 is so good it makes me wonder why they bother with any other fork. They used to have a mind boggling array of forks and damping systems. I can’t help thinking that a lot of the quality issues would have been avoided with a much simpler lineup. If they just produced 1x fork per range/application then the tooling, and manufacturing process would surely have been simer and cheaper, meaning a brilliant product at a better price.
I know Bos is a very different set-up to Marzocchi but their model range makes a lot of sense: one thing done well.Posted 4 years ago
got mine fitted tonight, but not ridden it.
Initial thoughts are, its very plush on the bounce it up and down in the garage test, which is contrary to some other reports that suggest it feels harsh when bounced statically, but feels fine in actual use.
I was also expecting to have to dial some preload in given that I’m 14 stone, but at the moment it looks fine with no spring preload (and no air preload either), maybe it’ll sag more once it gets broken in, in which case some preload might be required.
Looks nice too.Posted 4 years ago
Went out for a ride on these tonight in macc forest, theyre pretty damn good, very smooth over small stuff,dont blow through the travel on the bigger stuff. I expect to do a bit more fiddling with the knobs to fine tune it some more when i get on some more varied terrain. But considering theyre brand new and not broken in yet,theyre very very good.
They seem much better than the fox36 they replaced, they seem to be a good pairing with the ccdb air i have on the back.Posted 4 years ago
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