- Marzocchi 55 CR – Any experience/thoughts?
had them for a year and they are superb. currently got them at 170mm. they are surprisingly light for a big travel fork with 35mm stanchions. out on the trail they are stiff and track brilliantly. the suspension action is typically smooth and plush like the marzocchi forks of old and they’ve handled everything i’ve thrown at them with ease.Posted 4 years ago
they come with the 3 year no service warranty so should be a fit and forget component.
they also look very pimp with the black lowers and gold stanchions!
I bought a set of these a couple of weeks back for my Wolf Ridge and am very impressed indeed – they’re nice and plush, very linear compared to the Wotans I replaced and they’re nice and tuneable too. There’s a little braking dive, but it’s easily dialled out with some compression damping without upsetting the small bump smoothness. They’re light too, surprisingly so for an enduro fork.
The only real bugbear for me is that the supplied spacer will only drop to 150mm, not 160mm but a few minutes with a hacksaw, sandpaper and superglue gave me the 10mm spacer I needed.Posted 4 years ago
Winstanleys come set at 150mm with the spacer in the box.
are you sure? mine came set at 170mm with the spacer in the box. using the spacer drops the travel to 150mm….unless they’ve given you a spare one…great purchase by the way, you wont be disappointed! 😀Posted 4 years ago
how much did they cost you?jonnybleaseMember
Very interesting, was just looking at these last night. I’ve currently got a set of Fox 2013 34s CTD and not massively impressed. I’m debating on whether to spend c£200 getting this plush tuned by TF or selling and getting some of Marzochi’s.
Not sure at the moment? Anyone had the opportunity to compare the Marzochis with Fox 34s?Posted 4 years ago
What psi do you guys run? Are the official figures bang on?
i weigh 10.5st(ish) (66kg/145lb) and i think i’m running mine with about 80psi. marzocchi recommend 87psi for rider weights between 65-85kg/143-187lb…so it seem to be reasonably accurate but i’ll double check what my forks are running tonight to be sure and let you know.
i was contemplating bodging the spacer but, i think i’ll wait for the 10mm spacer to become available so i can drop them to 160mm….Posted 4 years ago
Anyone had the opportunity to compare the Marzochis with Fox 34s?
i’ve never owned a pair of fox but a friend has a pair of fox 36s and he’s ridden my bike and seemed tolike the smooth and plush feel of the marzocchis over his foxes.Posted 4 years ago
on paper your 34s are lighter and are more adjustable especially with the CTD cartridge but they come with a 15mm axle. compared to the 20mm axle and 35mm stanchions on the marzocchis is would be easy to assume that the marzocchis would feel stiffer. also with the 3 year no service warranty marzocchi seem to be taking a step in the right direction again regarding reliability which is more than can be said about fox. personally i’d rather not waste time servicing a fork everytime i looked at it….once its set up correctly it should be a fit and forget item and be worked on once every every blue moon or when it actually needs the work doingjonnybleaseMember
Thanks. Well the plan would be to ditch the CTD mechanism and have it replaced with the Push tuning conversion kit to a high speed and low speed compression adjustment;
But like I said previously this isn’t cheap at £200 and giving I can pick up a pair of 55s for about £450, providing I can get £250 for my Fox 34s it then becomes a cost neutral decision.
Decisions decisions…Posted 4 years ago
according to the marzocchi website for your weight (97kg/213lb) you should be running 101.5 psi so i reckon you’re bang on there.
EDIT: this air pressure can be used for rider weights between 85-105kg/187-231lb so unless your kit weighs a ton then you should be fine at 100 psiPosted 4 years ago
i think my compression is set to halfway….i didnt count the number of clicks!Posted 4 years ago
TBH i cant even remember how many clicks of rebound i’ve set either but i’ll be having a fettle of the bike tonight to fit the new 10sp drivetrain so i’ll be checking so i know how i’ve set it up.
Perhaps i’ve missed it, but did anyone get instructions on fitting the spacer??
not sure about that. there was a little booklet in the box but i kind of disregarded it and but it away. i’m presuming that there should be instructions on how to fit the spacer in there but i could be wrong…another thing to check tonight. but apparently windwave are supposed to be making a smaller spacer available to drop the travel to 160mm so i’m going to wait for that first.Posted 4 years ago
i justed asked windwave about the 10mm spacer and this is their response:
At this current time there is no 10mm spacer available to set the forks at this travel.
We shall be enquiring further about this in April at a Marzocchi meeting. Hopefully we have further news on this later in the year.
we may be waiting a while then…. 😕Posted 4 years agoAndy RSubscriber
I haven’t (unfortunately) got these forks but if you’re only talking about 170mm versus 160mm (0.5 degree angle change) couldn’t you just run them a bit deeper into their travel to achieve the same thing and with the benefit of more negative travel?
Or just run them at 170mm….Posted 4 years ago
2 clicks of compression here otherwise the ride gets harsh and full travel is harder to achieve
wow!! only 2 clicks? i cant remember how many clicks but mine are set with about 2 thirds of however many clicks in total. with 75 psi and that many clicks i’m still getting full travel but the forks dont dive as much….so they’re spot on now.Posted 4 years ago
I went with about 3-4 clicks of compression with 85psi. The travel and brake dive was fine, but it did feel like i had a bit of “top out” when lifting the front wheel. Saying that though, it could just be play in the headset as i fitted them in a rush.
I found climbing a bit more of a challenge with the extra travel but i reckon just a bit more angle on the seat and it’ll feel fine.
This was the top of Nan Bield – A nice test for their first outing 😆Posted 4 years ago
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