Marzocchi 55 R fork review

Simple, sturdy suspender

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £379.95 RRP | USD $532.57
Marzocchi 55 R Fork

Our review

Sturdy and not too heavy, though inconsistent damping can be off-putting
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Marzocchi’s base model 55 is reasonably cheap, simple and sturdy. The chassis is reassuringly chunky and reasonably stiff without being overweight.

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Over less challenging terrain it’s got a typically smooth and succulent motion with wide range rebound adjust. But, as you’d expect for the cost, things are less convincing when the trail starts dropping away and impact speed and sizes increase.

Inconsistent damping can compromise control. The supplementary air spring feels notchy for heavier riders who need higher pressures too.

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It’s still a workable fork for the money though and new production facilities should hopefully improve things in 2009.

Product Specifications

Product

Name 55R (09)
Brand Marzocchi

Weight (g) 2527
Available Colours Grey White
Steerer Size 1 1/8
Stanchion Diameter 35
Spring Type One Side Coil
Disc Caliper Mount Post Mount
Damping Adjustment Air spring pressure Rebound
Steerer Material Aluminium
Spring Adjustment Preload