Marzocchi Dirt Jumper 3 fork review

Solid entry-level jump fork

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £189.95 RRP | USD $266.49
Marzocchi Dirt Jumper 3 Fork

Our review

Simple and heavy, but still a classic entry-level jump fork
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Marzocchi had the dirt jump market pretty much to themselves for years and the DJ3 is still the most common fork you’ll see in any ramp-infested clearing.

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It’s a quick-release fork, but the simple forged lowers are very well proven in terms of slam proofing. The coil-sprung internals get a simple but effective bottom out damper for slam control. They can also be stiffened up for emergency-only movement (if that’s what you’re after) by charging the auxiliary air spring.

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The simple rebound circuit is fixed at a slow single hit rate though, with the adjustability saved for the £249.95 DJ2. Enough metal to cope with regular crashing also means a big chunk of weight in the nose of your bike.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Dirt Jumper 3 (09)
Brand Marzocchi

Weight (g) 2816
Steerer Size 1 1/8
Spring Type Coil
Disc Caliper Mount Post Mount
Travel 100
Damping Adjustment Air spring pressure
Dropout Type Quick Release
Spring Adjustment Schrader Valve