Marzocchi 55 RC3 ti – should I?
Got some on Wiggle but Haven’t had a chance to use them yet. Dirt rates them – they made it into the mag’s Dirt 100 (top products list) 3 years running. Post 2009 are supposed to be good. 2011 are essentially exactly the same as 2010, just cosmetic changes, new dials etc.Posted 6 years agogeetee1972Member
They use a combination of a titanium spring and an air preload, but there is only a soft or a medium spring so if you’re above a certain weight (not sure what that is but at 100kg I was over it), you end up having to run loads of air in the pre-load to get the right spring rate at which point you’re basically riding an air sprung fork and you may as well get a Fox 36 float and save a pound in weight.
Everyone I’ve spoken to that doesn’t have this problem says they are a fabulous fork and I believe them; so supple and plush. Just a shame they don’t make a heavier spring.Posted 6 years ago
got some 2010 1 1/8th, too good a deal to pass up (get £5 voucher, use cashback site ended up costing about £435?).
is the importers site with details of 3yr warranty, and a 3yr life cycle for each model (so the new for 2010 55RC3Ti wont change other than graphics for another couple of years).Posted 6 years ago
whatno, wiggle had em but sold out about a month ago, as I said worked out at about £435 once I used a voucher and 4% cashback site (which also works for merlin and CRC).
Not much out there about them but everything I found was positive. TBH the paint/decals/finish doesnt look as nice as RS or Fox; the nickel plated stanchions look like cheap steel, the adjusters look like cheap plastic toys (theyre not) etc so combined with Marz’ poor 2008-2009 reputation I’m not surprised they didnt sell em all at RRP of nearly 900 quid!Posted 6 years ago
Not much out there about them but everything I found was positive. TBH the paint/decals/finish doesnt look as nice as RS or Fox; the nickel plated stanchions look like cheap steel, the adjusters look like cheap plastic toys (theyre not) etc so combined with Marz’ poor 2008-2009 reputation I’m not surprised they didnt sell em all at RRP of nearly 900 quid!
i disagree with most of this! the stickers are a bit weak, but the paint job’s sweet (purple 😀 )as opposed to matt black (lyrik) or white (36). nickel stanchions look bling!! and the adjusters look like decent quality machined aluminium to me…not sure why you think they look plasticy.
but they are a top fork. very nice action, controlled and stiff. they simply out-perform any equivalent i have tried on other people’s bikes, end of.
they’ve just gone onto a new NP Mega, which i’m very excited about…Posted 6 years ago
peachos, glad you like em. I have the “standard” colour which has shades of hammerite/primer. The adjusters are alloy, but whether its the super glossy ano or the busy design but they just reminded me of cheap disposable plastic toys,
and I guess I’m use to stanchions on posh forks being vaguely gold (traditional RS/Fox ano, and more exaggerated with the new kashima stuff) and the nickel looks silver, closer to the steel used on cheaper forks.
I bought them on the basis of potential performance and bargain price so cosmetics didnt come into it, just speculating on why they havent sold. When my broken arm is healed 🙄 I’ll finally be able to fit em and try em out!Posted 6 years agoEcky-ThumpMember
The 44 RC3ti that I’ve been running for the last 6 months is so good that you lot have now got me thinking about buying the 1.5 inch 55 now and worrying about the frame later !!! (Mega or Nomad maybe)
Yes I know that’s putting the cart before the horse but it’s tempting…Posted 6 years ago
They look crap to me – cheap and nasty – but I bought them anyway because they should work well. Like my mate said, the dials look like Quality Street wrappers. The preload doesn’t seem to do a right lot, either. Still, worth a punt at half price, although I wouldn’t have bothered without the decent warranty.Posted 6 years ago
Are the grey 2009 RC3’s reliable? Seen a set secondhand at a good price but hesitating.
They look like thisPosted 6 years ago
I think I’m going to go with these insteadPosted 6 years agosteve_b77Member
Geetee, the Micyo Ti 44’s have a Ti negative spring http://www.marzocchi.com/template/detailProdotti.asp?LN=UK&idIU=2460&idC=1629&IdFolder=113&uf=ST&IdOggetto=58477#
I really like my 44’s, they look ace and perform really well on everything I’ve ridden since the start of the yearPosted 6 years ago
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