Marzocchi XC500 fork blue (full rebuild)


This the deal: I have collected several blue XC500 in my boxes, all of them are used ones and I already have dissassembled them all for better inspection. This are not NOS, but used ones. Please allow little optical marks. 
If you buy one, I will take the most best parts I currently have and rebuild the fork from scratch using original Marzocchi seals, oil, new stickers, screws and a steerer of your choice. You will receive a technical 100% fork!
++ This is a service which you never will get again on this world! ++

This fork comes with a 1 1/8″ or 1 1/4″ crown, which means you can also use a 1″ steerer in it by using a aluminium shim! Make your choice!

Most important informations : 

If you want to check fork details or fork dimensions please consult the manual section here or drop me a note. 


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Please allow 7-14 days for rebuilding depending on work load.
Shipping takes 2 days in GER using DHL, but might take longer in EU and wold wide. Usualy we can send you the tracking ID to track the parcel yourself. 

XC500 Collage


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  • Fully hydraulic air sprung/oil dampned multi-valve design.
  • Air spring adjustments via raised Schrader special valve.
  • On the fly damping adjustment via external knob on each fork leg at 4 positions. 

Weight : 2 lbs. 15 oz • 1332 grams (without steerer weigth). 
Steer : High strength steel with variable wall thickness in 1″ • 1 1/8″ • 1 1/4″ (for spare parts see Table 1 in Section “GENERAL INFORMATION”). 
Crown : Forged T6-6082 offset alloy, externally machined for reduced weight (for spare parts see Table 1 in Section “GENERAL INFORMATION”). 
Arch : Forged T6-6082 alloy, CNC machined for reduced weight. 
Stanchions : Hard chromed chromoly steel. 
Sliders : Forged T6-6082 alloy, CNC externally machined for reduced weight. 
Bushings : Low stiction, highly rigid, no fail internal bushing unit. 
Travel : 2 inches • 51 mm. 
Seals : Cam-designed oil seal tightens as fork compresses & relaxes as fork extends, this exclusive Marzocchi design ensures our reputation for maximum seal reliability.
Oil : Specially formulated Marzocchi oil eliminates foaming and viscosity breakdown while providing stiction free performance. SAE 20. 

[Source: 1:1 from the XC500 User Manual] 



Just to make the technique of my offered forks be clear here:
Marzocchi is a well known company in Italy and built suspension forks for motor cycles in high quality. In the beginng of the 90’s the first suspension forks for mountain bikes came to market build by Marzocchi (StarFork, PF1 etc.).

This Marzocchi forks are based on air and oil technique only. In short: the air makes the fork jumping, the oil does the damping. Means: The more air preassure, the ‘stronger’ the fork reacts. The more stiffer the oil, the more it does support the damping.
Air is adjusted through a standard automotive valve (Schrader), the damping can be adjusted using different oils (‘thinner’ vs. ‘thicker’), additionaly some of the forks have damping adjuster: little knobs which select different holes in the forks where the oil is running through.
What in all means: You can adjust this suspension forks for responsive and damping by changing air pressure, oil level and oil type. Cool, he?!

So all this forks from the 90’s, which are offered here with 24 and 26mm stanchions – let’s make it clear: this is about ALL forks BEFORE the ‘Bomber’ series – are 100% technicaly working like they came out from factory in the 90’s!! 

But hey, how on earth is that possible?, you may ask.

Yes, just thats easy to explain: Because this forks don’t have parts inside which will break (e.g. blown cartridges), wear down (e.g. aging springs) or will change it’s functions during use (e.g. catridges)!!

BTW: Except oil and seals: this have to be changed in a normal service.