Marzocchi 888 RC3 review

Beautifully plush, controlled, freeride fork

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £749.95 RRP | USD $1,491.65
Marzocchi 888 RC3

Our review

Heavy but a beautifully plush, controlled, freeride fork at a great price
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Marzocchi’s 888 RC3 has the same new structure and RC3 damping as the top whack WC, but standard steel springs make it a freeride bargain.


The new beefier bottom end adds steering precision and a proper hose clamp. Extra metal does mean a high weight compared to others, which puts this fork in the freeride camp.

Plush early travel provides excellent traction, despite high and low speed compression damping being combined in a single knob (we’ve had no problem setting up a smooth, controlled stroke). 

External adjustment of oil volume means you can control the final part of the travel easily, too. 


The price is good – they’re only 100g heavier than the WCs but £450 cheaper.

Product Specifications


Name 888 RC3 (08)
Brand Marzocchi

Weight (g) 3748
Disc Caliper Mount Post Mount
Lowers Post Disc Mount
Upper Tube Material Aluminium
Dropout Type Thru Axle
Steerer Material Aluminium
Damping Adjustment External Rebound High Speed Compression Low Speed Compression Position sensitive damper
Year 2008
Spring Type Coil
Stanchion Diameter 38
Bike Use Downhill Freeride
Steerer Size 1 1/8
Wheel Size 26
Brake System Compatability Disc Brake
Available Colours White
Set Up 20
Travel 200
Stanchions Material Alloy