Back in 2001 there was no such thing as a Dirt Jump fork. At the time dirt jumpers used a XC fork, mostly they just used the fork already fitted to the bike regardless of the quality... Marzocchi, already heavily in to the freeride scene, spotted this gap in the market and developed a DJ specific fork that could withstand the unique stresses this riding style placed the bike under. Moreover Marzocchi made Dirt Jumpers affordable, meaning you needn't use a fork just because it was cheap, you could use the correct fork for your riding style.
There are not many products that can claim to of helped define a riding style, the Marzocchi Dirt Jumper definately did that.
Marzocchi's original text:
Mountain Biking has taken on a whole new look. Before freeriding came along there was just skinny guys dressed in anatomically correct lycra looking for the next hill to hammer up. Now, we have young ballzy baggy pant urban assault riders with big air BMX backgrounds looking for the next 10 foot vertical lip and 30 foot stair gap to launch. dirt Jumping MTB style is about big air, big jumps, rhythm sections, and urban assault, all of which demands a certain type of equipment. Bikes are stronger, frames are hefty, wheels are indestructible, cranks are solid, and now the Dirt Jumper 1 and 2 by Marzocchi complete the package. We combine the thicker walled stanchion tubes and stiffer spring rates as used in the Super and Jnr T forks with the beefiness of our single crown freeride forks to deliver the strongest single crown forks ever made. If you're going DJ big, do it on a Dirt jumper Series, don't risk it on other forks designed to be light, it's not worth the penalty, be safe not sorry.
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