Are Marzocchi forks made by Fox?

Fox also recently bought the Marzocchi name from the Italian company renowned for their super smooth Bomber series forks. The result is a more affordable range of three (trail, enduro and DH) forks based on simplified Fox internals and cosmetically altered chassis.

Are Marzocchi Bomber forks good?

It’s not just good for a $500 fork, it’s just plain good. It feels like there’s a little more stiction on the Z2 compared to the Z1. The fork doesn’t quite have the same level of off-the-top sensitivity that the Grip-damped Z1 has, but overall performance is pretty stellar.

What is the difference between Marzocchi Z1 and Z2?

Unlike the Bomber Z1, the Bomber Z2 uses Marzocchi’s own RAIL damper with full sweep compression adjust. That damper combines low maintenance with ease of use and on-trail performance. The Z2 is built around a 34mm stanchioned chassis with butted 6000 series aluminium upper tubes.

Does Fox Shocks own Marzocchi?

Fox Factory Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: FOXF) (“FOX”). today announced, that through certain of its subsidiaries, it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain specified assets of Marzocchi’s mountain bike product lines.

Is Marzocchi better than Fox?

Fox makes a high performance product that typically weighs less and offers more adjustments than Marzocchi. However, because of this they tend to be a bit more delicate and require a little more attention to maintenance. Marzocchi forks have very good products as well (but do offer less quality entry level forks).

What happened to Marzocchi forks?

After more than 70 years of pioneering suspension, Marzocchi was sold to Tenneco in 2008. Tenneco moved production to Taiwan, at which point quality took a nose dive.

Where are Marzocchi shocks made?


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Since 2008, all forks have been made in Taiwan.

Who makes Marzocchi Bomber?

After more than 70 years of pioneering suspension, Marzocchi was sold to Tenneco in 2008. Tenneco moved production to Taiwan, at which point quality took a nose dive. Meanwhile, competition gained ground and Bryson Martin, Marzocchi’s face and leader, left the company.

What year are my Marzocchi forks?

All my Marz forks have the mfg year stamped into left leg of the lowers. On the newer ones it on the back side, the older ones have it on the inside of the leg.

Does Kashima Coat make a difference?

In layman’s terms, Kashima Coat offers negligible difference in friction. A lubricated nickel plated stanchion can have a coefficient of friction as low as 0.12, compared to the 0.17 of non-lubricated Kashima Coat (Teflon is 0.04).

Is Marzocchi the same as Fox?

Pierantoni: Marzocchi is a now a brand of FOX, which is headquartered in Scotts Valley, CA, USA.

What happened to Marzocchi?

Marzocchi had pushed the sport, and the technology behind it, to another level. After more than 70 years of pioneering suspension, Marzocchi was sold to Tenneco in 2008. Tenneco moved production to Taiwan, at which point quality took a nose dive.

How is Marzocchi pronounced?


What is Marzocchi ETA?

ETA is External Travel Adjust, Marzocchi’s take on the different fork length for different purposes theory. Most people find that they want more fork going downhill than uphill – big long forks tend to make the front wheel wander and lift on the climbs.

Is Kashima coating durable?

Kashima is a hard but lubricating anodised coating which is resistant to abrasion and therefore more durable than traditional shock and fork stanchion coating.

How do you get scratches out of stanchions?

How Do I Fix A Scratched Stanchion? | Ask GMBN Tech Ep. 82 – YouTube

Is Kashima coating worth the money?

So is it worth getting Kashima Coat? It definitely has some value, so it’s not completely worthless. In general, I believe it is safe to say that it is not worth it on rear shocks, since they generally have low amounts of friction and negligible durability concerns.

Does Kashima Coat do anything?

Kashima Coat improves on lubrication and corrosion resistance vs conventional hard anodizing and other common types of coating such as Teflon, Graphite, and Tungsten disulfide.

Can you polish fork stanchions?

Gently smooth the stanchion scratch out with emery paper, and use brake cleaner to keep the area clean and polished. Make sure you have a quality metal polish.

Can you paint fork stanchions?

If you paint them it will look terrible and the paint will start to wear off in no time. If you put oil on them the first wet ride it will be gone and they will rust, very badly, very quickly.

When did Fox start using Kashima?

The gold Kashima Coat was first introduced on Fox Racing Shox forks in 2011 and has been extended to the company’s top-end shocks for 2012. Now you can upgrade your current Fox fork or shock with this slippery surface treatment, too.

What is Kashima Coat?

Developed by the Japanese Miyaki Company and used exclusively in the bike industry by Fox, Kashima Coat is an anodised layer of molybdenum disulphide imbedded into the surface of an alloy. This provides enhanced lubrication and a harder wearing surface, increasing shock smoothness and sensitivity.

Can you fix a scratched stanchion?

If it doesn’t leak, finely sand off any rough spots and if you want to, fill with fingernail polish and wet sand when it’s dry. Replacing the stanchion is an option assuming you can find the part. I would use a very fine file. Sandpaper tends to take off too much material around the scratch.

What colour is Kashima?

Kashima coating has a distinctive golden colour. According to experts, Kashima coat is the best you can get for your bike.

Is Kashima coating worth it?