- Marzocchi 55r….should i?
They are £400 most places
true but i have a very good relationship with the LBS so they would be willing to offer a substantial discount on them…
the R’s would be a fair bit heavier
cant quite stretch to the Ti version…(well i could but the wife would kill me!! and it would blow my budget for the list of other upgrades i have planned)…may go for the Cr version though depending on the discount available…not too worried about the weight as i was quite happy to run a pair of 05 66rc’s on my previous bike…Posted 4 years ago
I sold my older coil lyrics and bought some 55CRs 3rd hand but as newish. Tiny bit lighter and as stiff as lyrics but alot more lively. I had to faff with oil levels in the air side to get them to ramp up to avoid bottoming out as more air was just reducing sag and still bottoming. Now Ive found a sweet spot with more oil in the air chamber, a bit of compression damping and 25% sag. They do bob a bit on climbs but as I dont like forks overly damped I’ll leave it, they are very smooth & controlled on rough sections and seem well put together.
However, I only bought them as they have black legs and black stanchions…Posted 4 years ago
need a new fork but dont want to spend silly money on silly forks that need a service every time you look at them….love my marzocchis….LBS has offered me a pair of marzocchi 55r’s for £400 but will do me my usual discount which would bring the price even lower….should i go for them? anyone got a pair..if so what are they like to use?….anyone not got a pair of them…opinions please!! 😀Posted 4 years ago
gonzy – Member
Merlin do them for a smidge over £300.
£359.99….call that a smidge?!
Calm down. If you include the 10% when you add them to the basket = £324 – That’s not too bad IMO
honourablegeorge – Member
£269 here with the extra 10% off
How did you get to that price?Posted 4 years ago
hmmmm….makes it interesting (if i’m prepared to wait for them to be back in stock at Merlin)…but will depend on what my LBS can offer me discount-wise…my current forks are dying so i need them replacing ASAP…also looking for a new shock too so will see if they can do me a deal for both..Posted 4 years agojk1980Member
Interesting thread, I’ve heard the 55R is pretty good but heavy.
I personally don’t care about the weight & specifically want a coil fork, want to avoid air. I went for a coil lyrik in the end, but considered the 55R. I’m curious if there’s any review comparisons between the coil versions of these forks?Posted 4 years ago
right, well….i bought the 55cr eventually on saturday…was going to go for the 55r but decided not to as they are set to 160mm but with the 55cr i at least have the option of reducing the travel from 170mm to 150mm…also they are lighter ….actually i’m pleasantly surprised at how light they are…..not put them on yet so i dont know how they ride but two of they guys in the shop have a pair and cant stop raving on about how good they are…Posted 4 years agoAndreyEMember
+1 for 55CRs, did what Scruff did: added some Fox Float Fluid to the air chamber and they’re now very, very good.
And I’m quite spoilt by the feel of BlackBox Dual Air Revs (Team/Ti versions). Marz seem as good but obviously stiffer at some weight penalty which I personally don’t mind.
Could never get air Lyriks to work as good, have had two pairs of Solo Air in the past with Mission Control damping. Always felt a bit too sticky/dumb.Posted 4 years ago
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