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

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

from the archives: 2003 Marzocchi Super Monster T 300mm travel

Monster Series 2003
The all-new, totally redesigned, 2003 Monster’s can be described in a single word “Monstrous”! When it’s time to go bigger than your insurance deductible allows, it’s time to take a Monster for a ride. We’ve taken every component on the Monster and redesigned it inside out. We started with our seriously adjustable Shiver MX cartridge dampers and put one in each leg, that’s two per fork! These dampers allow for externally adjustable low-speed, high speed, and rebound control. We have a new stronger and stiffer M-styled bolt-on arch that’s attached to two forged-cnc machined sliders with massive disc brake mounting posts. The upper and lower clamps are forged and cnc-machined, and anodized displaying the utmost attention to quality strength, and performance. The top clamp also accepts our direct mount stem option as does all our dual crown fork models. There are three Monster models to choose from, Super monster (300mm travel), Monster T (200mm travel), and the Monster T2 (200mm travel) for those riders on a Monster budget but still want to go Monster big.
Specification: Super Monster T (300mm)Damping system New 26 mm Shiver motocross cartridges
Open Bath
Adjustability Right leg: external rebound (top); external compression adj. (bottom)
Left leg: external high speed compression adj. (bottom)
Spring type Dual Coil springs
Travel 300 mm
Steer tube Alloy FR
Drop-out type 20 mm dedicated axle
Stroke, 300mm
Fork length, 692.8 mm
Steer tube-wheel offset, 69.5 mm
Weight, 5371g
Cost when new in 2003: £824.95
Y850691: 40mm Oil & Dust Seal Kit
Y538035: 40mm Guide Bush (each)
Y538028: 40mm Slide Bush (each)
Y850755/C: 03-06 Monster T 20mm axle
Y850746: 0mm Integrated Stem For 2003 Triple Clamp Forks
Y850747: 60mm Integrated Stem For 2003 Triple Clamp Forks
Y5141165: SPRING - Soft/ yellow
Y5141166: SPRING - Medium/ white
Y5141167: SPRING - Hard/ red