Not that long ago mountain bikes were simple – suspension opened up more terrain and, more importantly, it meant more fun. The original Z2 was there for the mountain bike suspension revolution –you simply mounted it on your bike and hit the trails. Less time prepping and fixing meant you could just focus on the ride. Twenty years later, that same DNA lives on in the new Marzocchi Z2; it’s ready to shred with smooth and plush suspension. The new from-the-ground-up Rail damper combines low maintenance with intuitive ease of use and impressive on-trail performance. The top-of-fork simple sweep adjuster from firm to open can lock out the fork or fully open the system with plenty of positions in between. The Z2 - it just makes everything easy.
Really just a burlier simpler set it and forget it fox 34. Time will tell if stanchion coatings and plastic adjusters will last, but seal kits and air shock are 100% fox 34 analogs. Has a lot of mid travel support and feels a lot better than the motion control rock shocks I've ridden.
Love my new Z2! Was building a new bike and after reading all the reviews I chose the Z2. It is everything you need in an all-around fork. Quick release thru axel, plenty of travel, a plush ride over the rocks, and firm enough when the trail flattens out. Solid construction and solid performer. Understated decals and presentation. Very classy. Purchased directly from Marzocchi. Easy ordering and fast delivery.
I'm a heavier rider coming from budget fork and the Z2 fit the bill for what I was looking for. I wanted something that would support my 230lb rider weight, was adjustable, and didn't cost a fortune... plus it looks awesome, too.
I haven’t installed yet so I can’t comment on the ride yet.