Bike Setup: 02 norco vps shore frame
04 junior t's
Fox rc shock 6.1"
Diatech anchore hydraulic disk brakes
and so on....
a Weekend Warrior
from New Hampshire
Date Reviewed: May 14, 2008
Strengths: Great travel and plushness. This fork soaks it all up. can take good sized drops
Weaknesses: Weight, but I'm just saying this cause this is my first non-x country fork. Sucks to ascend
This is a really great fork to do some freeriding, jumps and drops. The other day I messed up a drop and nose dove three feet straight down, this fork sucked up the impact and I didn't even fall off the bike. This fork gives me confidence to try the things that I never would have tried before. I got this fork on a 04 p.2 for 350 total so for me this was a great deal. Im actually getting a longer travel fork for my xc bike now because I like this ride so much better. If you can find it cheap like I did this is a great fork and something I'm very happy I got.
Bike Setup: mag 30 in the back and single track in the front
from CA, Country
Date Reviewed: May 25, 2006
Strengths: A decent downhill fork which isn't very heavy, Can be tuned easily, Good for downhill/freeride but still have enough spring in them for good jumping.
Weaknesses: Not as heavy duty, wont soak up 100% of drops it's more like 45%.
This is and all around great fork if your just getting into downhill/freeride type trails. I like to jump everything on the path on my way down, and these work great because they're not too soft, they have good rebound, and they're a lot lighter than some other forks that i have felt.
a Weekend Warrior
from port hope, ontario, canada
Date Reviewed: June 23, 2005
Strengths: strong, stiff, adjustable lower crown, black, stickers r sweet
Weaknesses: none except stock its too soft needs air preload and the black looks green in the sun lol
this fork is good for low budget freeriders i think, the adjustable crown makes it good for getting the right angles and such, its a basic fork that onece u set up u just leave it, you can get it for cheap now so it doesn't matter if u smash it up!
Similar Products Used: 05 jr t, 888, shiver, drop off triple, dj 3
Bike Setup: transition trail or park ex729,
from Mill Valley, CA, US
Date Reviewed: June 4, 2005
Strengths: The fork handles it self very well while doing trail riding. It is very composed and you generally feel under control. It holds its line well and is stiff. Very plush.
Weaknesses: Listen to everyone when they say is comes soft and fast, ad it does make a little kind of thudding noise when you go over stutter bumbs. The fork comes soft, and the rebound is super fast. It dives a lot under hard braking
A good fork for the money. You just have to make it stiffer unless you weigh like 100 lbs. Also the rebound is very fast. It is otherwise good. Obviously the 888 is about 888 times better, but it also costs a lot more. This fork is perfect for a freerider on a budjet looking to upgrade from a bad stock fork.
Bike Setup: 04 Specialized BigHit, Maxxis rubber, um a Jr. T, and a chrome bell.
from Victoria B.C. Canada
Date Reviewed: May 15, 2005
Strengths: light,stiff, plush,and affordable
Weaknesses: weak stickers and no rebound control
It may not provide the overall performance that the serious downhiller is looking for,so if thats you, the Boxer or 888's will satify your needs. For the casual downhill/freerider if offers premium performance and very low maintenace at a great price. As for the oil weight issue, I suggest you top the oil up insetad of changing the weight of it. topping it up will improve the ramping and the rebound.
Bike Setup: Marin Team D.H., 04 J.R. T's, Hayes nines,coil sprung Fox Vanilla RC 550 BY 280/Hadley Hubs ,black spire chain guide and tensioner with Truvativ Hussefelt cranks
from Layton, UT, USA
Date Reviewed: May 12, 2005
Strengths: Smooth travel. Soaks up just about everything.
Weaknesses: Only external preload adjustments
I gave the preload a few turns, and I have not had to change to heavier oil. There have only been a couple times that I bottomed out, and it was not harsh. I have taken some 10' drops on them with no complaints.
I am 5'8", 170lbs.
This fork is great for the price I paid. If you are a serious downhiller, you will probably not be reading reviews on this fork. If you do some downhill along with freeride this fork is a bargain.
Got an offer on my champ. The offer is a 2006 Marzocchi Jr. T and about $150 cash and maybe a crankset. You all know i ride N* and my janky jumps. how will this fork handle.
I read some reviews and someone said get an 05 or 04 only. Why is that? is there something wrong with 06s?
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Hi, I have serviced my Marzocchi Junior T 2006/adjust.rebound by myself for first time! So I have two problems now :)
Everything with the fork was alright but It wasn't maintained for long time, so I wanted to do some service.
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I have an 06 Jr T that is giving me problems. Pretty much, on my downstroke i do not get as much travel as I would like but my upstroke sounds squishy first of all, and comes back up way slower than I would like. My upstroke makes a sloshing sound and takes way to long even with trying to increase ... Read More »
I just put the JR T after a boxxer on my bike but its almost stiff and not fluidlike on my steering now.
Do i need to get another head set with different bearings or did I tighten something up too much?\
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I am about to pull the trigger on a 2006 Jr T for my 2001 rocky mountain RM7 but would like to make sure the steer tube and measurements will match up.
I always thought the steertubes were the same but have heard some do not match. Just making sure
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