Marzocchi Corsa SL 29?
I'm considering running some of these in 120mm guise on my new hardtail build and wondered if anyone had tried them and was able to give some feedback please? They seem pretty good value but my other choice is Fox Float 32 120 FIT RLC's although if the zocchi's prove good enough I'll save myself some money and get them instead...
I don't know why, but I am greatly drawn to Marzocchi forks. Something about them is appealing to me. I think they looks great, and ride well. Granted I only rode the older MX Comp Coil for a couple months before going rigid on all my bikes. I would like to know more about this too.
I don't know ANYONE with a Corsa, however I also read the XC racers using them because they are lightweight.
You can read the review
Marzocchi Corsa Super Leggera RC - Bikes | Cycling | Mountain Biking on Cyclist No.1
folks around these parts are more 44 TST Micro Ti users maybe cause of they are just trail riders. I myself have the cheapo TST2 (no Ti for me) which I took out the spacer and its now 140mm travel, comes stock with 120mm or lower to 100mm with additional spacer (provided)
I am satisfied with Marzocchi products and have been to their USA facilities in Valencia California
a few times for parts, even had a steer tube replaced on a 66RCV ($40 can't beat that) they bought a
steer tube clamper machine back in 2007. The customer service there is as good as White Bros forks in Colorado. AAA+
I've since found out that the Corsa SL is not available until maybe May. I have always like Marzocchi and thought I'd revisit them on my next build, but I might have to look elsewhere in their range.
Thanks for the replies guys
I can not say enough kind words about the crew over at Marzocchi, JP, Bobby Acuna, Ronnie Dillan, and Bryson Martin. They have bent over backwards to keep my forks up and running, and I'm no racer with special needs come race day or anything like that, priority wise.
I would not hesitate to buy one of their forks in 29'er persuasion, I've owned TST2's and currently own 3 micro ti's, every one of them is the best out there, and if it's not right, Marzocchi will make it right. Top notch, well run company these days. Buy one, and let us know how it works out.
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I have the Corsa SL in 26-inch size. The lockout broke, and I've been putting off getting that fixed, but it is quite light and plush, especially for the price.
I have a TST2 and its smoother and more plush than my buddies 1,000$ Talus on his 26er. He was stunned to feel how plush it was. It's probably the only fork I've ever ridden where you actually get to use ALL of the travel advertised....imagine that for once?
Originally Posted by RandyBoy
I've always liked Marzocchi forks, haven't had any for a few years however.
I'm currently looking at these seeing as the Corsa SL's are not yet available:
Tenneco Marzocchi Suspension - 2012 Cross Country forks - 44 MICRO TI 29"
Do they make a good all-round fork, not too heavy for XC and a bit of everything else?
I'd be running them at 120mm on my Highball-a when it arrives...
Suggestions for increasing travel/slowing rebound
I bought the fork for my hardtail race bike.
The performance and feel is good for a race bike - hard and quick - not so comfortable for more technical or slower paced riding.
Major issues that I'd like to address are:
travel - getting 20 - 30mm more - currently 80mm
rebound speed - achieving slower rebound - adjuster delivers "fast" and "faster
Potential solutions? Suggestions most welcome.
Travel - air pressure? I'll experiment more with this
- oil level - take a little out? Change oil?
Rebound speed - ??