Marzocchi was established in 1949 by Stefano and Guglielmo Marzocchi producing the best performing mountain bike and motor bike suspension components in the world. Originally the brothers worked for Ducati, but soon realised that they wanted to build their own empire. In the late 50s their products were being used as OEM and aftermarket additions for brands such as Ducati and BMW. In the 1980s, consumers began asking for suspension for the front of their mountain bikes. Marzocchi responded by introducing their first prototype MTB suspension fork in 1989.Working with a strong emphasis on performance without compromise for over 60 years, their mountain bike suspension components are considered some of the best in the world.