We’ve just written a fork test on the existing 888RC3 WC for the next issue of Dirt. So in true “sod’s law” style, the details of the new model have just been released. The damping promises Marzocchi greatness in reliability and tune-ability too.It all looks pretty good really, it seems a shame that it doesn’t look like the stanchion coating has changed, so the stanchions might still discolour. Anyway, here’s what Marzocchi say about it…..
For 2010 Marzocchi has taken the 888 back to the drawing board and in doing so have managed to save over 600g in weight!
Every singled part of the fork from the stanchions, spring, bushings and bolts have been measured and tested to ensure maximum weight saving without compromising strength.
The bushings have been slotted for better lubrication and are paired to the stanchions and lower legs to ensure tighter tolerances and smother running – in effect each fork is now blue printed.
Higher quality Titanium with less coils is used for the main spring saving roughly half the weight over the 2008 spring. Titanium is also used for all the fixing bolts.
Marzocchi removed almost 300 grams by machining and butting the stanchion tubes alone, with nickel plating to keep the tubes strong and durable.
The key to the 888’s performance is the new open bath RC3 Evo cartridge. The Evo cartridge has a serviceable and interchangeable compression shim stack enabling the user to fine tune the ride or use the same settings as Marzocchi’s pro riders.
Weighing in at only 2990g for an open bath, coil sprung fork the 888 RC3 Evo WC is now race bike light and free ride tough.
Expected delivery Sept 09
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