Marzocchi’s big trail fork is the plushest high-traction fork around. The titanium springs keep weight competitive and, combined with slotted bushings, make the 55 so supple you’ll feel as though you’ve got 10psi in your front tyre.
It melts most head-on square-edge hits and the RC3 damping cartridge keeps it up in its travel on multiple hit sections despite the soft spring. The 2011 adjustment dials are easy to use.
Apart from an oil leak on our 2010 set, reliability feedback is excellent. There’s three-year warranty backup too. Air preload causes spiking and notchiness though, so swap to a heavier spring rather than adding pressure if you ﬁnd the stock coil too soft.