I’ve been riding the Marzocchi Z1 for a few months now – albeit not with a coil and not nearly as steezy as Wade Simmons – but I’ve been damned impressed by this more-affordable option from Fox/Marzocchi. Coil shocks intrigue me and it doesn’t hurt to see Wade crush some North Shore dirt.
This is one hell of a throwback. Wade Simmons aka the Godfather of freeride, a custom-built, one-off retro Rocky Mountain “Pipedream” with modern components, and a return to some of the classic Vancouver spots from Wade’s early days as a pioneer of the freeride movement. Creek gaps, stair gaps, roof drops… just watch it!