Marzocchi Fork History (early 90’s)
Can you please explain the Marzocchi fork names in chronological order?
One of the things many people including me don’t understand is Marzocchi’s numbering of the different forks …
The first fork was the Star Fork (starting in 1989?), followed by PF1, TT10 and MX100 (all 1990 – 1992?).
Followed by the XC100, XC200 and XC300 models for the 1992 model year.
The XC51 was a discount model that didn’t appear until the 1994 model year having replaced the XC50 which came in 1993 which itself replaced the XC100.
The XC200 was followed by the XC150 in 1993 and the XC300 by the XC400 in 1993.
In 1994 came the XC51 and the XC500 and a version in between them made for Giant bicycles was called the EGS. There is also a XC250 (1992/1993), which looks like a XC500 without damping adjustments.
All Forks up to XC500 had 24mm stanchion tubes, using the same 24mm dust- and oilseals and had 51mm (2″) travel.
In 1995 we got the XC600, the XCR and the 3″ travel DH3 model as well as the EGS and a new elastomer-only model called the Zokes.
1996 brought us the XC700 and the DH3 again.
Forks from XC600 up to DH3 all had 26mm stanchion tubes using the same 26mm dust- and oilseals. All had also 51mm travel, but DH3 had 77mm.
What than follows was the Zoke and the first Bombers starting with Z1 – which is not my focus here.
This list is still not 100%. If you can support, please do.
I found some cool infos in the net, I think I read it @ RetroBike, it is somehow from a bike documantation book, but I don’t know the details about … will add later, if I find it.
http://www.bikepro.com/recalls/marzoc_rec.html (<– this is a original Marzocchi source)
Model XC50, XC51, XC250, XC400, XC500
Fork Crowns Produced in 1992 and 1993“