Bomber 58 27.5 203 Grip FIT Fork
We remember the glory days of Marzocchi suspension well. Their Bomber 888 dual-crown forks were true workhorses, made for no-nonsense riders that wanted a trouble-free fork with consistent handling and bombproof reliability. We were disheartened when they threw in the towel several years ago. Thankfully they are back, reincarnated by Fox Racing Shox. Their new Bomber 58 27.5 203 Grip FIT Fork embodies the same mindset of simplicity and reliability but receives an infusion of modern technology to boost performance, all while coming in at a price point that leaves you plenty of cash for road trips and a season pass to your local bike park.
The Bomber 58 downhill fork sports 8in of plush travel that lets you charge through chunky rock gardens or gnarled root sections and send big hits with confidence. Damping duties are handled by the reliable and proven FIT GRIP damper. GRIP is an appropriate name as the damper offers impressive sensitivity and mid-stroke control that combine to give you unwavering traction on demanding downhill tracks and blown-out bike park trails. The damper's adjustments are straightforward, simplifying setup so you can focus on riding without worrying about finicky adjustments. There is one compression adjustment (combined high and low-speed), one rebound adjustment, and a valve to set the air pressure in the air spring.
The FLOAT EVOL air spring gives the fork plushness off the top, solid mid-stroke support, and smooth bottom-out progression that can be tuned by adding or removing volume spacers. EVOL stands for "extra volume" and refers to the increased negative air volume that makes the initial stroke suppler. On-trail these features translate into buttery-smooth small bump absorption, reduced brake dive, and less harshness on drops, jumps, or other hard impacts.
The fork has beefy 40mm stanchions and hefty lowers, giving merit to the name "Bomber." This stout construction reduces unwanted flex in the chassis, helping the front end track better so you can pin it to your heart's content.
- A bombproof dual-crown fork for DH and bike parks
- 8in of plush travel smooths out rocks, roots, and big hits
- Damper improves traction on challenging terrain
- Straightforward compression and rebound simplifies setup
- Air spring adds negative volume for better small-bump compliance
- Stout construction reduces chassis flex during aggressive riding
- Marzocchi returns, backed by Fox Racing Shox and their reputable suspension designs