2011 marzocchi carbon 44   2011 Marzocchi Carbon 44

From Italian manufacturer Marzocchi this 2011 comes its Carbon 44 fork. Made for cross-country/trail, it is made with forged alloy crown and carbon fiber mold covered with a magnesium shell. It offers 150mm of travel and is 200 grams lighter than the Marzocchi 44 Micro Ti QR15.

The Carbon 44 features different steer tube options from 1-1/8″ and tapered 1-1/8″ to 1.5″. It has air volume adjustable options for weight specifications and a titanium coil negative spring to decrease the effect of friction. Tapered 32mm aluminum rods are nickel-plated and post-mount disc tabs are also incorporated in its design. It can use 15mm thru-axle dropouts only.

TST micro damping system is also used on the Carbon 44, which includes a compression threshold lock and rebound adjusters. The aluminum knobs are anodized. MSRP is $1000 with weight of 1600 grams.