Marzocchi 66 RC3 fork review

A decent big-hit fork but heavy

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
£799.95 RRP
Marzocchi 66 RC3 Fork

Our review

Decent big-hit performance and serious strength at a fair price, but very heavy
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Marzocchi’s 66 was one of the original really-big-hit single crown forks, and it’s still a frontline freerider.

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It’s a serious piece of fork with an all-up weight of 3.2kg that puts it firmly into the play rather than comp category.

The mechanically preloaded coil sprung internals give it a predictable and super smooth feel right through the long 180mm stroke.

The squelchy-sounding but wide-ranging and effective RC3 cartridge gives plenty of tuning options, from ground sucker to long drop swallower.

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While the two-handed axle and air valve adaptors are still a pain, Marzocchi have spent a lot of time and effort correcting previous production issues. That hopefully means a return to reliable form this year.

Product Specifications

Product

Name 66 RC3 (09)
Brand Marzocchi

Weight (g) 3224
Steerer Size 1 1/8
Stanchion Diameter 38
Spring Type Coil
Travel 180
Damping Adjustment Compression Rebound
Steerer Material Alloy
Spring Adjustment Preload