Marzocchi 888 RC3 Evo Ti downhill fork review

New generation dual crown

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £1,399.95 RRP
Marzocchi 888 RC3 Evo Ti

Our review

This fork can be pushed all the way, and just keeps working brilliantly
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The 888 RC3 Evo Ti fork has a plush and ultra sensitive 200mm (7.8in) of travel. It tracks the ground superbly, maximising traction even on the loosest terrain, thanks to the slick nickel-plated stanchions and effortless, stiction-free action.

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Braking bumps and rooty sections can be tackled at full tilt, with a smooth, almost bottomless feel. The stiff chassis maximises control and inspires confidence when things get really rough and on the edge of control.

The 888 has external rebound and high- and low-speed compression adjusters, and this particular model also offers air volume adjustment to help tailor the end of the stroke bottom-out. All these adjustments are simple, effective and fully indexed, so it’s easy to keep track of what you’re doing.

Thanks to the titanium hardware and spring, a massive amount of weight has been shaved off of previous incarnations of this fork and it now weighs in at a very competitive 3kg (6.61lb).

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The post mount is ready-made to fit a 203mm rotor so you don’t need any additional mount to fit the calliper. The only downsides are that it’s not the cheapest fork on the market, and a different colour option might be nice.

Product Specifications

Product

Name 888 RC3 Evo Ti (10)
Brand Marzocchi

Weight (kg) 3
Crown to Axle Length 583
Weight (lb) 6.6
Stanchion Diameter 38
Spring Type Titanium coil
Travel 200
Damping Adjustment External Low Speed Compression High Speed Compression Rebound
Spring Adjustment Preload
Lowers Post Disc Mount