This latest generation of the 888 is seriously impressive, and in so many ways. First of all it has the least amount of friction of any DH fork that we’ve ever come across. Secondly, it’s the lightest coil sprung DH fork there is (and we never thought we’d be saying that about an 888). Thirdly, it’s proved to be one of the most reliable too. And finally the oil bath RC3 damper combined with the adjustable air volume enables us to get the fork feeling exactly the way we want it to. Perhaps this fork’s biggest competition comes from its non–Ti stable mate, which although a fair bit heavier, offers almost identical performance for a whole load less money. I suppose you don’t get a stem thrown in though, and it is partly the low weight of this fork that makes us love it so much.

Check out the Marzocchi 888 RC3 EVO TI

Price: £1349.95

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