Marzocchi DJ3 review

Simple, effective & inexpensive but heavy dirt jump fork

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £129.95 RRP | USD $258.47
Marzocchi DJ3

Our review

Simple and horribly heavy, but decent landing control for a proper discount cost
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The DJ3 is the simplest of Marzocchi’s Dirt Jumper forks and a sound first step on the upgrade ladder.


The thickset lower legs, steel 32mm stanchions and steel steerer make this a monster heavy fork, but it’ll definitely take slams in its stride. Post-mount disc brake hardware also makes set-up really simple.

The fixed hydraulic rebound damping is clunky and clangy at top and bottom, but landing shock is sucked up okay.

You can add a bit of preload to the elastomer/coil spring internals via the fork top too, although not many riders will find the stiff springs soft anyway.


Simplicity works in their favour at the till and on the trails in the long-term as well. 

Product Specifications


Name Dirt Jumper 3 (08)
Brand Marzocchi

Weight (g) 2880
Disc Caliper Mount Post Mount
Mounts 6 Inch Post Mount - Max Disc 8 Inch
Upper Tube Material Steel
Dropout Type Quick Release
Steerer Material Steel
Adjustable Travel No
Year 2008
Spring Type Coil
Stanchion Diameter 32
Bike Use Freeride Off Road
Steerer Size 1 1/8
Wheel Size 24 26
Brake System Compatability Disc Brake
Colour Black
Set Up 9
Travel 100
Stanchions Material Steel