Marzocchi stopped doing 26" Trail forks?

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jairaj
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Marzocchi stopped doing 26" Trail forks?

Postby jairaj » Wed Dec 12, 2012 17:18 pm

Am I being stupid or have Marzocchi stopped doing any 26" Trail forks?

I've been looking on their website and I can only find their 44 series forks in 29" format. Only choice is short travel Corsa range, which is 120mm - 80mm intended for XC only then the next up is the 55 range which is 170mm - 150 and weights over 2Kg with nothing in-between for 26" wheels. Even then there is only one 44 fork for 29ers.

Any idea what's going on?

http://www.marzocchi.com/Template/listProdotti.asp?LN=UK&idC=1629&IdFolder=113&uf=IU&idIU=60660

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Re: Marzocchi stopped doing 26" Trail forks?

Postby benpinnick » Wed Dec 12, 2012 17:21 pm

Italians. Probably forgot to add the 44 option before a long lunch, and a month off.
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Re: Marzocchi stopped doing 26" Trail forks?

Postby benpinnick » Wed Dec 12, 2012 17:23 pm

(actually, its far more likely they just realised that people buy marzocchi to go big, and have actually culled the 44 26" option)
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Re: Marzocchi stopped doing 26" Trail forks?

Postby RockmonkeySC » Wed Dec 12, 2012 18:42 pm

Probably realised that they can't compete with Fox & Rockshox even though the 44 is as good as anything else.

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Re: Marzocchi stopped doing 26" Trail forks?

Postby bennett_346 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 22:18 pm

benpinnick wrote:Italians. Probably forgot to add the 44 option before a long lunch, and a month off.

They're American not Italian :wink:

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Re: Marzocchi stopped doing 26" Trail forks?

Postby jairaj » Wed Dec 12, 2012 22:27 pm

that's a shame, recent reviews seem to suggest that they're back to their best again. Good damping and performance with good build and reliable too. I'm thinking of buying a new frame and fork in the new year was possibly going to get a set of Marzocchi forks.

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Re: Marzocchi stopped doing 26" Trail forks?

Postby warpcow » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:19 am

Rumour says that due to moving production to a new facility for next year they don't have the time/money to set it up for all the forks they had in the 2012 range.

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Re: Marzocchi stopped doing 26" Trail forks?

Postby Carl170 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 22:19 pm

jairaj wrote:that's a shame, recent reviews seem to suggest that they're back to their best again. Good damping and performance with good build and reliable too. I'm thinking of buying a new frame and fork in the new year was possibly going to get a set of Marzocchi forks.


I didn't realise they had dropped the ball. I have some 100mm xc500 from 2007 and they are great. Very plush and responsive. I have heard that you can still send any of their forks back to them and they can still service them. Someone sent some that were 17 years old, and they still carried spares! One reason I bought mine!

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Re: Marzocchi stopped doing 26" Trail forks?

Postby jairaj » Thu Dec 13, 2012 23:14 pm

Couple years back the reliability went down hill. I think due to moving production to different factory?

Although reviews from recent year's forks seem to suggest they are pretty reliable with a 3 year warranty and no service required in that period.

Thanks for the heads up regarding the servicing and spares. Might be tempted to go for last years or older if I can find someone selling at a bargain price.


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