During the Bike Festival in Riva we had the opportunity to take a first look at the brand new Marzocchi 350 CR Suspension Fork. The new 350 CR comes with striking golden 35-millimeter stanchions, 160 mm of travel (140mm via spacer possible), a sophisticated DBC (Dynamic Bleed Cartige) damping system and will be available exclusively in 27.5 inch size. The fork will be available in about two weeks for 699 euros.

Enduro Magazin www.enduro-mtb.com marzocchi 350 cr 2015-13


  • 650B Enduro-Fork
  • 160mm Travel (140mm via Spacer)
  • CR (Compression- and Rebound Adjustment)
  • AER Air Chamber System
  • Air Preload and Negative Spring
  • Tapered Headtube
  • 35mm Aluminium-Stanchions with Gold Race Coating
  • 6“ Post Mount (max. 203mm)
  • QR15 axle
  • Colour: Flat black
  • Weight: 2.040g (incl. axle)
  • Price: 699 Euro
15 Millimeter Steckachse
The new Marzzochi 350 CR comes with a 15 millimeter axle and will be available exclusively in 27.5 “.

CR (Compression & Rebound)

The CR cartridge offers, according to Marzocchi, more than the majority of riders will need, with an externally adjustable rebound and low speed compression damping system, the suspension can be adapted to each riding style and every terrain. If that’s not enough, you can also tune the high speed compression with a custom Shimstack and adjust the damping completely to your own needs.

Der Zugstufen-Einsteller befindet sich, wie bei den meisten anderen Herstellern auch, auf der rechten unteren Seite der Gabel. x
The rebound adjuster is located, as with most other manufacturers also, on the lower right side of the fork.

Gold Race Coating

The Gold Race Coating from Marzocchi is a hard-anodized coating with Teflon coating which should provide a smooth response and should improve the durability of moving parts such as stanchion surface, seals and bushings.

Die goldenen teflonbeschichteten Standrohre sollen für extra gutes Ansprechverhalten sorgen.
The golden teflon coated stanchion tubes should provide an extra good response.

DBC (Dynamic Bleed Cartridge)

The Dynamic Bleed cartridge (according to Marzocchi) offers most efficient damping system on the market which combines the advantages of the most popular systems, both open and closed oil bath cartridge. It is a hybrid system, the DBC cartridge is a low pressure system with a spring-biased reservoir. The oil flows through two different cycles, allowing for extreme applications. Oil is allowed to move out of the cartridge, cool then be drawn through a one-way valve back into the cartridge.

At the same time the mixing of the oil with air is prevented, ensuring that lubrication of the stanchions is always good and the damping should be very effective and uniform even in the roughest terrain.

Auf der rechten Seite der Gabelkrone lässt sich in feinen Rasterschritten die Low-Speed Druckstufe an die Bedürfnisse des Fahrers anpassen.
On the right side of the fork crown the low-speed compression can be adjusted in fine ratchet steps to the needs of the rider.

Bottom Line:

On paper, the new Marzocchi 350 CR is already very interesting, specifically the new damping system sounds promising and the price is hot! We should have expected the dropping of a 26 “version, but we would like to have a 29″ version in addition to the 27.5” variant. As soon as we can get the opportunity to test the fork we will let you know how it really works. Stay tuned!

Words: Christoph Bayer / PM Marzocchi Pictures: Robin Schmitt

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