Some of the biggest news from Eurobike 2016 was that Marzocchi was making their comeback. Under new ownership from Fox, Marzocchi was reorganizing and planned to use Fox’s manufacturing abilities and some technologies to bring the brand back into the spotlight. Fast forward just over a year, and it looks like it’s time for the rebirth of the Bomber.
Initially, Marzhocchi will have two new fork options – the Bomber Z1, and the Bomber 58. Keeping in line with the original goals of performance and durability first, and weight second, new Marzocchi forks will be aimed at providing high performance forks but at more attainable prices. While Marzocchi forks will use a number of Fox technologies, there will still be differences between the two families. They also point out that the most advanced suspension products will remain in the Fox catalog, while Marzocchi products will be aimed at riders who are more price conscious.
Starting with the Bomber Z1, the legendary name is back as a 36mm single crown fork in 29/27.5+ or 27″ chassis options. Using 6000 series aluminum chassis, the fork will include the Fox FIT GRIP Sweep damper with adjustable compression and rebound. The other side of the fork will feature the Fox EVOL air spring which features adjustable air volume using Fox spacers. Sold in Boost 15 x 110mm dropouts, the forks will include the option of QR thru axles or tooled thru axles.
Available in gloss red or matte black, the forks will be sold for $699. Travel options are listed as 130-170mm in 10mm increments for the 29/27.5+ fork, or 150-180mm in 10mm increments for the 27.5″ fork.
On the DH side, the Bomber 58 brings the Marzocchi touch to the Fox 40. Offered only in a 40mm chassis for 27.5″ wheels, the fork runs a standard 20 x 110mm axle. Built with a “Mazocchi specific” lower casting, the includes a FIT GRIP damper with adjustable rebound and compression, and an EVOL air spring with adjustable volume spacers and adjustable negative air spring.
Again available in gloss red or matte black, the Bomber 58 will be sold as a 203mm DH fork for $999.
The only product that doesn’t really change much from its Fox sibling is the Marzocchi Transfer dropper seat post. From the listed specs, it looks just like the Fox Transfer Performance post with black ano finishing on the upper tube, and three travel options – 100mm, 125mm, and 150mm. Each version features infinitely adjustable travel within the range, the choice of internal or external cable routing, and two remote options (1x or 2x/3x). Offered in 30.9 or 31.6mm, the posts will sell for $294.