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  • Marzocchi Bomber Air shock: first ride review
  • Ben_Haworth
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    Benji has had a Marzocchi Bomber Air plumbed into his RocketMAX for the past week or so. Here’s how he feels about it. Yes, the piggyback reservoir is supposed to look like that.

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    honourablegeorge
    Full Member

    £569 for this, or £578 for the top-of-the-range Super Deluxe Ultimate from Rockshox (which will be available discounted)?

    Why do they bother?

    kimbers
    Full Member

    Agree with George
    For a budget shock, it’s not very cheap!

    chakaping
    Free Member

    £569 for this, or £578 for the top-of-the-range Super Deluxe Ultimate from Rockshox

    Or spend a few quid more and get a Kitsuma Air, one of the best air shocks available.

    But yes, the RS shock should end up well under £500 in real life. Meanwhile there might be £5 or £10 off the Marz stuff if you’re lucky.

    Definitely no retail price maintenance happening though, I’m sure.

    Olly
    Free Member

    i cant fathom why manafacturers are not making proper Marzocchi “MX Comp” style suspension.

    Not as fancy, or as plush, or as adjustable as the Fox/RS stuff, but reliable, and self maintaining.
    im sure i read that my 55CRs had a damper than squirted oil all over the seals with each downstroke, and my MXComps were ignored for years and only ever got better.

    and whatever happened to those Magua Airbag shocks? i would have one of them, if i meant i could spend more time riding and less time faffing about servicing suspension.

    thisisnotaspoon
    Free Member

    Not as fancy, or as plush, or as adjustable as the Fox/RS stuff, but reliable, and self maintaining.

    How much maintenance do forks need? Pull the lowers off and squirt 10ml of oil in each leg once a month or so, it takes less time than changing a tyre.

    MX Comps cost about £190 towards the end in the shops, you can get a Yari (which is better in every single way apart from being a few grams heavier) is currently £260 on CRC after 20 years of inflation the MX Comps would be about £280?

    chakaping
    Free Member

    What we really need is a 29in version of the 55 RC3 ti.

    Who’s with me?

    Isn’t it just a DPX 🦊 though

    honourablegeorge
    Full Member

    Silverfish have this at £529, with the black Fox Float X Performance Elite at £569

    No idea why you’d buy it, unless you liked the stupid bent reservoir

    honourablegeorge
    Full Member

    chakaping

    What we really need is a 29in version of the 55 RC3 ti.

    Who’s with me?

    Yeah, shame they have used the brand the way they have, could have been their high end coil and oil fork brand, something different to the Fox offerings, instead of the expensive, low end limbo where they’ve ended up

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