Remember when suspension forks were simple? And comparatively (by today’s standards) affordable for something decently rideable? There was a time when Marzocchi led riders’ wishlists, and now they’re back to reestablish themselves as the attainable aspiration for shredders on a budget.
The new Z2 is aimed at the XC to Trail crowd with travel options of 100, 120, 130, 140 & 150mm, and 34mm diameter stanchions. It gets a Fox 15×110 QR thru axle design, and the updated M-shaped arch is wide open to fit 27.5×2.8 or 29×2.6 tires. They say that design makes the lowers stiffer, too. Choose from 37, 44, 51mm fork rake options, and Gloss Red or Matte Black paint options.
Handling the bounce is a new damper called Rail, which we’re waiting on information about. But, guessing from the Z1’s GRIP damper borrowed from parent company Fox, we’re guessing this fork’s $200 lower price point means it’s a simplified version offering a simple two-position compression/lockout adjustment and basic low-speed rebound control on the bottom. More as we get it. Retail will be $499 when it starts shipping.