Riders have been asking for it, Marzocchi heard the call and has proudly delivered. The new Z1 Coil builds on the legacy of the single crown fork that started the revolution way back in the ‘90s – the O.G. Bomber Z1 Coil. Starting with the stout and proven 36mm chassis of the modern day Bomber Z1, the new Z1 Coil retains the renowned Grip damper but swaps out the air spring assembly for the most advanced coil spring system Marzocchi has ever made. At the heart of this new coil system is an ultra-lightweight tempered silicon-chromium steel spring (available in 4 spring rates to suit a wide range of riders) coupled with a noise management system for near silent performance, an integrated air assist for progressivity and bottom out control, and an external preload adjuster to dial in sag and firmness off the top. Travel can easily be changed in 10mm increments from 150-180mm (depending on wheel size) via included reconfigurable internal spacers.
I have been out of the MTB scene since the mid-2000’s when Marzocchi was at it’s peak. I just recently got back in to riding and was disappointed by the sea of air-sprung forks; all of which were no match to my fond memories of Z150’s and 170mm 66 RC2X’s. I went on a limb and ordered a Z1 Coil for my new hardtail and have been utterly amazed at how well it performs and it’s set-it-and-forget-it attitude. Take it or leave it; there is no substitute for a coil-sprung fork.
Best fork you can get for the money and out performs a lot of my other coil forks at half the price (push conversion 36, ohlins ttx coil fork, vorsprung coil lyrik and 36 etc). Overall great product and great customer service to come along with it. Only thing that could concern some is there is not as much bottom out resistance compared to some other forks on the market. Keep making great stuff!!!
Epic feel. So glad Marzocchi coiled up the Z1.
Set it and forget it!
Got the 180mm travel red coil version. Simple to adjust travel and change spring. Put the green firm spring in it right away and it’s super easy. I have a fox 36 with a push coil conversion and the bomber performs at par For half the price after the coil conversion is added to the 36. I put this fork on a 2020 Banshee Rune V3 with a MRP hazard 160mm shock. Very pleased.
Everything was great, im suoer hapoy with my new buildn thanks!!!