Marzocchi 2013 lineup?

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  • 07-25-2012
    miqu
    Marzocchi 2013 lineup?
    Looks like limited line up compared to 2012.
    Album Marzocchi Line-Up 2013 - Fotoalbum auf MTB-News.de
  • 07-25-2012
    RTM
    Less quantity, maybe they are focusing the effort on quality and innovation.

    Hope that's it and this isn't a sign of them slowly exiting the bike market.
  • 07-25-2012
    camarosam
    I've been waiting forever for this. But I thought they were going with darker stanchions? It looks like they only did it with their lower end models.
  • 07-25-2012
    good4nothing
    im guessing thats only a portion. new kashima-esque coating eh?
  • 07-26-2012
    Gemini2k05
    Ya I've heard they are dropping the 66 stuff cause the demand for the 55 is so high, and they are very similar forks at the end of the day. The 66 is really just heavier and taller.
  • 07-26-2012
    fatcat
    That can't be right. Where's the all-mountain XC forks and the 29er forks? If thats
    the real deal, they are dealing themselves out of the market. The Corsa is out of the
    price range for most XC folks and remember bike brands are still selling loads of 29ers.

    I thought maybe they would introduce a nice mid range 650b fork with 15mm or 20mm qr
  • 07-26-2012
    mykel
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Gemini2k05 View Post
    Ya I've heard they are dropping the 66 stuff cause the demand for the 55 is so high, and they are very similar forks at the end of the day. The 66 is really just heavier and taller.

    ...and a h3ll of a lot stiffer.... 35 vs 38mm

    May not mean much to the little guys, but us Clydes - we do care.
    I just bought a 66 for Gravity days, as my Lyric DH 170 is not enough fork as it turns into a bit of a noodle when the speed gets high and the ground gets gnarly. The 66 is rock solid where the Lyric is flexing.

    I would have thought they would have gone to 2 forks per model - entry and full feature, and kept the line a bit fuller. By the pix, there are 4 - 55 models. I'm wondering if the pix are a bit short of a full product line??

    michael
  • 07-26-2012
    Calhoun
    I hope they come out with something soon. I am looking for a dual crown right now and BTI pulled the EVO ti from their website and don't have stock for the others.

    BTI | Forks & Rear Shocks from Marzocchi
  • 07-26-2012
    aedubber
    Damn no 66 ?? Thats lame , i was looking for a fork to use for gravity sessions as well ...
  • 07-26-2012
    Gemini2k05
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Calhoun View Post
    I hope they come out with something soon. I am looking for a dual crown right now and BTI pulled the EVO ti from their website and don't have stock for the others.

    BTI | Forks & Rear Shocks from Marzocchi

    They've been out of stock on the 2011 888 Ti for several months now.
  • 07-27-2012
    schlockinz
    Love both my 66's, it'd be a shame to see that line go.
  • 07-27-2012
    Gemini2k05
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mykel View Post
    ...and a h3ll of a lot stiffer.... 35 vs 38mm

    May not mean much to the little guys, but us Clydes - we do care.
    I just bought a 66 for Gravity days, as my Lyric DH 170 is not enough fork as it turns into a bit of a noodle when the speed gets high and the ground gets gnarly. The 66 is rock solid where the Lyric is flexing.

    michael

    Nah, not really. I've hit plenty of 10+ foot step downs and 30+ foot gaps on a 35mm single crown. I'm about 220 or so. The stiffest possible fork is not always the best. The only reason the 888's are 38mm instead of 35 is marketing.
  • 07-28-2012
    Dogbane
    AWesome!
  • 07-28-2012
    SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    at the end of the day...the "thinkers and innovators" behind Marzocchi left and are starting a new company..This is to get away from dumb corporate owned of a small great company(Tenecco of Marz)....some great things are around the corner
  • 07-28-2012
    dirtyknobbies
    um i think it is safe to say Marz. is dust. The guys that actually developed anything worth riding on are gone. So yeah...can wait on them and have Suntour make your fork like all the past Marz since they left Italian manufacturing. Go Suntour!!!!! That is some bad a$$ $hit!
  • 07-28-2012
    Gemini2k05
    We live in an exciting time. I don't think DVO will have any legitimate production volumes for 12 months though probably. At least I hope they won't. Otherwise they aren't doing enough testing.
  • 08-09-2012
    miqu
    I think that it is now official that 2013 lineup is limited to models mentioned (pictures) here:
    Marzocchi 2013: ein kleiner Vorgeschmack auf das kommende Jahr

    No more 66 forks. Only one 44 model, which is Micro Switch TA. No more cheaper Marathon XC forks.
  • 08-10-2012
    charging_rhinos
    well, that makes my decision a lot easier. I was seriously looking at a 66 for my upcoming 7" build, but if they're going to axe it, my guess is that parts and tech support for it will be tapering off rapidly as well. That's a shame. I had heard so many great things about the 66. Looks like it'll be a cage match between the Fox and Totem for my bike. Here's hoping that DVO will be able to produce suspension that works as well as the old Marz stuff did.
  • 08-10-2012
    aedubber
    I had contacted Marzz a couple weeks ago about having the 66s for the new lineup and they said yes but now seeing this its confusing ... I have heard lots of good things about the 66 myself and was in the boat to give it a go and try it out ... Im in no rush with my build but i would like to start my parts list soon... I dont know if DVO will have products out in time ... Who knows
  • 08-10-2012
    danglingmanhood
    I loved my 01 Shiver, and my 04 and 06 888's, just glad I never had some nightmares other people had. I guess we'll have to wait and see what will be comin' down the pike in the future from Marzocchi and how they hold up, also it'll be interesting to see what Bryson and the other former Marz guys bring to the table with their new venture.
  • 08-11-2012
    cyclelicious
    I currently have a Marazocchi 2009 170mm travel.on my Syren. I have blown the cartridge x3 (thats every year I've had it) and sent it back each time for warranty. Its now leaking oil but I'll ride it until it goes again (I have a Fox backup)

    Once it goes I'll take my chances and send it to Marazocchi but I'm not sure it they will warranty it again.
  • 08-11-2012
    Gemini2k05
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by charging_rhinos View Post
    well, that makes my decision a lot easier. I was seriously looking at a 66 for my upcoming 7" build, but if they're going to axe it, my guess is that parts and tech support for it will be tapering off rapidly as well. That's a shame. I had heard so many great things about the 66. Looks like it'll be a cage match between the Fox and Totem for my bike. Here's hoping that DVO will be able to produce suspension that works as well as the old Marz stuff did.

    They have plenty of 66's still in stock. They are legally bound to provide parts and service for them for 3 years. I think you'll be fine if you get one. I'd still just recommend a 55. That's what I'm rocking on my 7" mini DH bike.
  • 08-11-2012
    BigHit-Maniac
    Well thats a shame, I freakin love the 66.
  • 08-12-2012
    ryan_daugherty
    DVO will likely make a 66'esq fork
  • 08-12-2012
    Swmpthng
    Not much here on 6" forks, and the article was published at the end of Feb, but:

    Tenneco Marzocchi Suspension - News - Marzocchi Prototype Suspension
  • 08-12-2012
    akacoke
    ditching the bomber 66? what....
  • 08-13-2012
    aedubber
    Just got this information in , im sure by then DVO will have something out.

    Marzocchi Suspension (Official Page) Hi, 66 is not in the starting official line. Some distributors will include 66 CR tapered since it's still available from my12. We should be able to add 66 in production starting from spring 2013
  • 08-29-2012
    good4nothing
    http://www.marzocchi.com/Docs/Marzoc...-lineup-EU.pdf

    Looks like it's official....

    I sure hope DVO can rewind us to where marz was in 2007 or so - I'm bummed to see them fading.
  • 08-29-2012
    Gemini2k05
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ryan_daugherty View Post
    DVO will likely make a 66'esq fork

    Not anytime soon. Late 2014 at the earliest.
  • 08-30-2012
    miqu
    Hopefully not fading, just rearrenging.

    From Vital MTB:

    "First of all, Marzocchi's 2013 line will be manufactured by Hodaka, who previously manufactured their rear shocks. Hodaka is a short term solution for Marzocchi, though, as they plan to create their own manufacturing plant and assembly line a few years down the road. Model year 2013 brings a lot of changes to Marzocchi's lineup, and they've reduced their range from 40 models to just 13. The new goal is to specialize in premium products rather than making a fork for every application.

    Aside from the change in manufacturers, the 888 RC3 EVO V2 (left) gets a minor upgrade internally for 2013. Based on rider feedback from their World Cup racers, they adjusted the shim stack to help keep the fork higher in its travel over high speed chatter. Be on the lookout for a completely new downhill fork and rear shock from Marzocchi in the future...
    "
    2013 Marzocchi 888 Forks - New Mountain Bike Components at Eurobike 2012 - Mountain Biking Pictures - Vital MTB
  • 08-31-2012
    SKS09
    Are the 888 Cr's a good set of forks?
  • 08-31-2012
    RTM
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by miqu View Post
    Hopefully not fading, just rearrenging.

    From Vital MTB:

    "First of all, Marzocchi's 2013 line will be manufactured by Hodaka, who previously manufactured their rear shocks. Hodaka is a short term solution for Marzocchi, though, as they plan to create their own manufacturing plant and assembly line a few years down the road. Model year 2013 brings a lot of changes to Marzocchi's lineup, and they've reduced their range from 40 models to just 13. The new goal is to specialize in premium products rather than making a fork for every application.

    Aside from the change in manufacturers, the 888 RC3 EVO V2 (left) gets a minor upgrade internally for 2013. Based on rider feedback from their World Cup racers, they adjusted the shim stack to help keep the fork higher in its travel over high speed chatter. Be on the lookout for a completely new downhill fork and rear shock from Marzocchi in the future...
    "
    2013 Marzocchi 888 Forks - New Mountain Bike Components at Eurobike 2012 - Mountain Biking Pictures - Vital MTB

    This all sounds promising but time will tell.


    - Rob
  • 08-31-2012
    Gemini2k05
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SKS09 View Post
    Are the 888 Cr's a good set of forks?

    Yes, they are very good. Some of their pro's actually prefer them to the evo v2's.
  • 12-28-2012
    Pas de Dopage
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Gemini2k05 View Post
    Yes, they are very good. Some of their pro's actually prefer them to the evo v2's.

    Do you have any examples of pros that prefer the CR damper? I'm curious about that damper in the 55. I'm thinking of getting the CR model, or is it better to go for the spendier Micro Switch TA? I'm not into the travel adjuster. The CR seems less complex overall...
  • 12-28-2012
    Gemini2k05
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Pas de Dopage View Post
    Do you have any examples of pros that prefer the CR damper? I'm curious about that damper in the 55. I'm thinking of getting the CR model, or is it better to go for the spendier Micro Switch TA? I'm not into the travel adjuster. The CR seems less complex overall...

    Some of their freeride guys. I can't remember the names now. Schley I think was one of them.

    I really like my 55 CR. I did a bunch of days at Northstar and other trails around tahoe, pushed it pretty hard. I'd go with that over the micro switch for sure.
  • 12-28-2012
    Pas de Dopage
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Gemini2k05 View Post
    Some of their freeride guys. I can't remember the names now. Schley I think was one of them.

    I really like my 55 CR. I did a bunch of days at Northstar and other trails around tahoe, pushed it pretty hard. I'd go with that over the micro switch for sure.

    Cool, thanks for the reply.
  • 12-29-2012
    BigHit-Maniac
    What a sham. They're just having every possible manufacturer under the sun make their stuff for them? WTF is that......

    So... who knows where your parts will actually come from once you blow out a cartridge or need a new set of seals.

    Can't wait to see what DVO has in store for us.
  • 01-07-2013
    Pas de Dopage
    66 shown in this shot with Gold Race stanchions and 2013 style decals. Fingers crossed it'll be a late release for 2013.
  • 03-05-2013
    Eze1
    Marzocchi will be back with a vengeance sooner than you think!
    To all the naysayers:
    Go to Bicycle Retailer and Industry News and search for Marzocchi, they are ready to return to give us the best suspension ever! :cool:

    :mad:The folks at Zokes got thrown under the bus by Suntour so they could make their own lineup faster and better by stealing the technology from Marz. The Italians will get their revenge:madmax:. (Never cross guys in suits named Guido or Sal) Once they dust themselves off we'll see some great forks for all genres!
  • 03-05-2013
    Eze1
    DVO is having SR Suntour make their forks for them. FYI.
  • 03-05-2013
    Gemini2k05
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Eze1 View Post

    :mad:The folks at Zokes got thrown under the bus by Suntour so they could make their own lineup faster and better by stealing the technology from Marz. The Italians will get their revenge:madmax:.

    Uhhh, clearly you have absolutely NO idea what you're talking about.
  • 03-05-2013
    TheRage43
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Eze1 View Post
    DVO is having SR Suntour make their forks for them. FYI.

    Steamy.. if true...
  • 03-05-2013
    Gemini2k05
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TheRage43 View Post
    Steamy.. if true...

    Suntour being the mfg. for DVO has been public and well known for along time now, ever since DVO came to be. It's never been any secret.
  • 03-08-2013
    DickemDown
    I'd listen to Gemini, he knows what's up. I do and learn a lot from his posts.
  • 03-08-2013
    aedubber
    +2 . Old news
  • 03-08-2013
    SRvancouver13
    [QUOTE=Eze1;10212994
    :mad:The folks at Zokes got thrown under the bus by Suntour so they could make their own lineup faster and better by stealing the technology from Marz. The Italians will get their revenge:madmax:. (Never cross guys in suits named Guido or Sal) Once they dust themselves off we'll see some great forks for all genres![/QUOTE]

    This statement couldn't be any further than the truth. Some quick fact checking will tell a much different story but in the end Marzocchi will rebound and be back on top of their game in a year or so.

    N.
  • 03-08-2013
    Gemini2k05
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DickemDown View Post
    I'd listen to Gemini, he knows what's up. I do and learn a lot from his posts.

    Wow, did hell freeze over? Someone complemented me on a message board. I think I've failed in my internet mission.