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.
This fork is a steal! No nonsense and smooth right out of the box.
Rides like a much more expensive fork. Smooth, stiff chassis with set it and forget it damping. A little on the heavier side but not unreasonable. If the durability is what they claim with low service intervals then this is worth every penny. Simple, perfect.
Now that I have it dialed in I am impressed. Takes all of the big hits like a beast. For the money it serves it’s purpose over and above. I was a fan of the old bombers and nothing has changed.
Put a 120mm Z2 on my XC hardtail and wowza has this changed the capability and attitude of the bike. The fork is light and stiff, and very simple. It’s no BS, just slap on and ride. I would highly recommend this as a simple upgrade to a poorly spec’d OEM fork.
Bought this fork to replace some stock Rockshox Sektors on a 2020 Salsa Timberjack; they're a major improvement! The rebound adjust is great for my needs, and the low speed compression adjustment is excellent. When fully locked out the fork is pretty rigid, but open it up and the ride is plush! Small weight penalty, but well worth it.