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.
does this fork work on a 26' tire
I've run this fork on my NS Bikes AluEvo Hardtail since last summer. It's a 29" fork but equipped with 27.5 - 2.8" wheel/tire setup. With 55 psi, a few tokens and middle setting for rebound it just works and works well. Tough as nails too and here, on the Vancouver BC north shore, it has to be. I've destroyed other forks, the Bomber Z2 really does seem 'bomb proof'
The only slight negative is the rebound adjust doesn't seem all that sensitive as you sweep through settings. That said, it works ok for me.
I replaced the stock Fox float 32 Evolution on my Giant Trance with this fork and it’s a massive improvement (no surprise to owners of evolution forks I imagine) My other bike has a Rockshox Pike and the Z2 feels just as good to me.
These are the stock forks on my Merida Big Ride and I must say they feel like big boy quality! Super smooth, easy to adjust and will handle my local drop offs and Rock gardens will class and ease.
I've got this fitted to my aggressive Ti hardtail. I was running an older (2016) Pike which was perfectly good but when it comes down to stiffness, smoothness and simplicity, the Z2 has it. I went down to 120 from 140 and added 2 tokens to the fork. I ride my hardtail as a commuter and something I don't want to pay too much attention to. This is perfect for the money and the red is awesome too. I love that the parts are all fox parts for quite a bit less cash.