Marzocchi 888 RCV Fork review

Smooth and simple gravity workhorse

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £769.95 RRP | USD $1,059.45
Marzocchi 888 RCV

Our review

A proven gravity warhorse with a smooth and basically adjustable action
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Marzocchi’s most basic 888 is the cheapest double clamp 200mm travel fork available and it’s enough fork for most non-racers. It’s very heavy, but the 888 chassis has been around long enough to prove durability.


The bolted 20mm axle is secure and the wide stance gives useful steering lock. The supple, coil-sprung action also keeps it well connected to the ground.


Externally adjustable rebound and compression damping are on the basic side. There’s enough scope to set it up butter smooth for grip or bluff for big drops, depending on usage. While this fork can get sloppy, it generally soldiers on fine for ages if you look after it.

Product Specifications


Name 888 RCV (09)
Brand Marzocchi

Weight (g) 3698
Available Colours Black
Steerer Size 1 1/8
Stanchion Diameter 38
Travel 200
Damping Adjustment Compression Rebound
Steerer Material Aluminium
Dropout Type Thru Axle
Spring Adjustment Air pressure
Mounts 6 Inch Post Mount - Max Disc 8 Inch
Stanchions Material Alloy