2012 Dirt 100: Marzocchi 888 RC3 Evo V2 Titanium

If there’s one thing that sums up how good these forks are it’s that when we offered a new set to a rider who had been testing out a pair for over a year he simply said ‘nah, no point, these ones are still perfect’. Their reliability is something that other forks can only dream of, and despite already being the smoothest forks out of the box they just get even better over time, they’re very easy on the body.

The latest V2 damping adds a proper shim stack to the rebound circuit to compliment the one already found in charge of compression, and so even if you can’t get them perfectly dialled using the plethora of external adjusters there are now endless possibilities for internal tuning. Talking of tuning, it has to be said that these forks can benefit from a high quality oil change.

Aside from the stellar performance these are also the lightest coil sprung forks around, and it’s great that Marzocchi have finally adopted the BoXXer bolt pattern for a direct mount stem. If you can put up with a bit more weight then the much cheaper non–titanium version offers near identical performance.

Price: £1399.95

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  1. Giant Glory

    now on boxxer, but this V2 is definitely my wishlist

  2. burns

    What do you mean with “high wuality oil-change? Mortor oil in the spring- and teflon-additive to the damping-leg?

  3. timc

    Ummmmm, we have 20 rental 2012, Giant Glories with 888 Evos on. Not one set of seals on any fork throughout the NZ summer!! Impressive. However, the rebound shim wears and rattles and also the rebound internal 0 ring wears and allows oil to leak out of the top cap! Easy to fix and pretty bomb proof but NO fork is faultless please.

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