Marzocchi DJ3 review

Simple, effective & inexpensive but heavy dirt jump fork

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
£129.95 RRP
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.

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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.

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

Product Specifications

Product

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