It was over 60 years ago, in 1949 to be exact when Stefano and Guglielmo Marzocchi founded Marzocchi Spa.
The two brothers began their career as designers at the prestigious Ducati Company, but soon realized that building their own empire was the direction in which they wanted to go.
After several successful years of designing and manufacturing complete motor bikes, the brothers decided that hydraulic suspension was to be the future of Marzocchi. In the late 1950's Marzocchi became known as an OEM and aftermarket supplier for brands such as Ducati, BMW, Cagiva, KTM and Aprillia.
Stefano and Guglielmo always placed strong emphasis on performance without compromise. During the late 1980s, the mountain bike industry began to take off and Marzocchi responded.
Consumers began asking for suspension on the front end of their mountain bikes. As a result, Marzocchi introduced its first prototype MTB suspension fork in 1989, the “StarFork".
As the market evolved, so did Marzocchi. In 1995 the Bomber had arrived with the mythical Orange Z1.
Marzocchi designed and produced the first upside-down full carbon single crown fork in 2000; in the same year as the development with Gary Fisher of the first 29” fork. Some milestones of note: the Monster, the Shiver DC and SC, we invented our own brand of urban style with our first DJ forks, the 888 and the 55, the fork that made Enduro possible.