Sea Otter 2015 | Marzocchi Unveils New 350+ Fork
The Sea Otter Classic is known for the releases of sensational new products. This year the 27.5+ topic is the dominating trend and has some exciting new products in store. The new Marzocchi 350+ fork, which enables the usage of plus-size tyres as it features the boost hub standard. It should hit the aftermarket at the end of the year. We had the opportunity to get a first glance of the product at the Sea Otter Classic – take a look!
- 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
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.
The Espresso Shot 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.
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.
At first glance the new Marzocchi 350+ is already really interesting. We are looking forward to the further development of the 27.5+ sector and are curious which suspension manufacturer will be the next one to release a 27.5+ specific fork – stay tuned!
Words: Christoph Bayer / Press release Marzocchi / Laurenz Utech Photos: Robin Schmitt