Thursday, 23 December 2010

from the archives: the 2001 Marzocchi RAC 100 coil

Another look back in our product archives, this time we have probably the rarest and most desirable of all classic Marzocchi’s, the 2001 carbon fibre RAC 100.

Marzocchi RACRAC stands for Reverse Arch Composite and represents the most advanced carbon composite suspension fork ever developed for a mountain bike. With nearly two years of co-development time between Marzocchi and Easton Composites, the RAC is ready to go. Using an upper structure made from carbon and aluminium composites; the RAC has the most rigid crown and leg assembly ever created. This rigid construction gives a perfect, flex-free assembly for the inner legs making stiction non-existent and providing phenomenal small bump performance. The RAC’s lower section uses 20mm magnesium dropouts and 30mm Easton EA70 inner legs to keep things nice and stiff during sessions of great stress. Mountain Bike Magazine (USA) made a bold statement saying the RAC is “the best cross country fork they have ever ridden”. The RAC is available in either coil or air springs in both 100mm or 120mm travel.

RAC 100 coil

Available colours: red
100mm/4" of Plush Travel
NEW Open Bath Inverted Cartridge Design
Dual Coil Springs (4 rates available)
External Preload & Rebound Control
30mm Eastern EA70 Stanchions
20mm Full Clamp MAG Drop-outs
Weight: 4.0lbs [incl. Easton steertube](air 3.75lbs)
Offset: 40mm
Axle to crown: 473mm
Price (when new in 2001): £755

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