Marzocchi 44 RC3 Ti fork review

Plush Italian bounce

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £699.99 RRP | USD $1,026.79
Marzocchi 44 RC3 Ti

Our review

Plush high-traction action, but heavy and with top-out and preload niggles
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This classic Italian coil-and-oil fork is the plushest available, but it’s not without hiccups. As long as you completely empty the air pressure preload feature to avoid notchiness, the lightweight titanium coil spring makes this fork so supple over small stuff you’ll think you’ve flatted the front tyre.

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Traction is astonishing as a result and the 15mm quick-release axle structure helps reduce flex and make the most of it through corners or off-cambers. It melts straight-line rock strikes and stepped sections extremely well.

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Our sample suffered clunking top-out, and accurate compression tuning (starting at the middle and working out) is vital to stop excess dive under braking and cornering. All the lubing/damping oil inside adds weight, but it has a three-year warranty.

Product Specifications

Product

Name 44 RC3 Ti (11)
Brand Marzocchi

Description • 150mm travel (Adjustable to 130mm) • Ti coil spring with air pre-load • RC3 damper • Nickel 32mm alloy stanchions • Colour, Titanium Grey
Features • Open bath cartridge technology • Adjustable rebound • Adjustable Hi and Lo speed compression • MDU bottom out bumper • New simpler adjusters
Weight (g) 1928
Travel 150