Marzocchi xc700 bag of sh**e?!
Yup – Complete tat. My mates steerer wabbled in the crown after 5 rides. the bushings/seals were shot after 10 and the lowers had ovalised after perhaps 20.
Sent back to Marzochhi broke came back more broke, repeat, repeat, repeat.
Binned after 30+rides. They weren’t worth repairing and couldn’t sell them as working.Posted 9 years ago
I’ve been using the first version of these (well, since the new ones) since the end of 2006. I had one issue with air leaking between chambers but it was fixed quickly by Windwave and they’ve been faultless since. They still look really smart and even the 3D decals (which I thought would last two rides) have stayed on. The later versions seem to be very flaky indeed.Posted 9 years agomieszkoMember
Had 2007 XC500 and sold them as the bushing had play from new. got a reply from Marzocchi that it needs to be like that to allow the stanchions to move, never had so much play in any other fork and they worked better than the XC500. I got a Marzocchi as my old coil MX Comp was great.
Its on my mates bike, works fine for him as hes not bother by the play (as its not getting any worse).
As for 2008 forks the quality was even worse than 2007 so assuming that xc700 was the daddy of the lineup with all the bells and whistles than there`s a lot of things to go wrong 🙂 And I had problems with Doppio Air on my old Marathons S, the negative chamber was letting air out making the fork small bump sensitivity nonexistent.
I will wait till 2010 lineup and stay from Marzocchi for now.Posted 9 years ago
i was hoping for a bit of light at the end of the tunnel but it appears their isnt any!Posted 9 years ago
the anodising is pants considering its a 550quid fork.
i am gonna try sending em back to windwave…but i am worried given daffys point that they might not repair them properly.
i dont have any flex in the bushings but there is a profound knock every time the fork extends?
any ideas why they have stuck down?
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