Bike Setup: MONSTER T FIRST ONE MADE HARO X3 FRAME AVALANCHE CUBBY REAR SHOCK TX GROUP. RACE FACE CRANKS HOPE MOTO 4 DISK BRAKE WITH 8" ROTO'S HOPE HUBS SUN DOUBLE WALL RIMS
Date Reviewed: August 15, 2006
Strengths: best investment i have ever put into a bike! no honestly, it is great but it does have its setbacks the thing weighs 13 lbs and i cant imagine even the beefiest of frames likeing it on the front of them.lol but it does save me from alot of akward landings.
Weaknesses: 13 lbs but im 250 lbs so it evens out
the best investment for a bicycle. these forks hold their worth for a long time. they need no service and they are the strongest forks on the market.
Bike Setup: 2002 Santa Cruz Super 8, Avalanche DHS rear shock, 2004 Monster T, Mix of Shimono, Hayes, Race Face, FSA, and my awesome sponser THE.
a Weekend Warrior
from Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date Reviewed: November 18, 2005
Strengths: Everything. The fork will take any form of abuse, and will never break
This is basically the best fork every made. The fork does not bottom, never leaks, does not flex, easy to maintain, its plush and most importantly, IT NEVER BREAKS. Sure the fork may weigh 13 lbs, but when your bike already weighs 50+ lbs, it doesn't make a difference. Also, this fork helps to balance my bike front to back. It also makes it easier for me to learn new tricks because the bike stays balanced all the time. bottom line, it makes me a more confident and faster rider. It also makes 8 foot drops to flat feel like curbs.
If you are going to constantly complain about the forks weight, don't get it. If you don't care about the weight of the fork, and want a strong, unbreakable, reliable fork, for any type of riding(Downhill, Freeride, or whatever you do), then this fork is for you. (PS. If you are wondering what kind riding I do, I Freeride and downhill) BEST FORK EVER CREATED!!!!!
Favorite Trail: Anything that scares sensible riders
Duration Product Used: 3 months
Purchased At: Chainreaction cycles
Similar Products Used: a few other forks none come close
Bike Setup: 04 Kona Stiky with a load of new stuff on it
Eric the viking
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: September 28, 2004
Strengths: Monster strong, look mint, can't bottom them (and I weigh 240lb when kitted up), soak up everything that my crap riding style throws at them, good on small and big stuff, ultra rigid, not half as complicated to service a many other forks, especially USD's.
Weaknesses: Obviously stupidly heavy but other than that, none.
The best forks for the money by a large margin. Super heavy but I really don't see that as an issue if you're only going downhill and you're not racing. This is a freeride fork built for fat lads like me. If you're 140lb and racing every weekend then this obviously isn't for you. If you spend more time drinking beer than you do on your bike, just ride for fun and want ti fit a fork to your bike and never have to touch it again then this baby is the way forward.
Similar Products Used: Shivers, Boxxers (very light but only last 5 minutes), DNM triple clamps (????), Dorado's WRX (absolutely superb but who's got 1700GBP to spend on forks ?)
Bike Setup: Orange 223DD, Monster T, Hope, Revell, Saint, etc.
a Weekend Warrior
from Fort Kent, Maine, USA
Date Reviewed: June 13, 2004
Strengths: Super Strong, AWESOME looks, nice bolt on stem, plush
Weaknesses: Not very tunable outside, Air Release screws strip very easily.
People complain about the weight they just need to get stronger i'm 15 and weigh 185 it fells like a kinda heavy xc fork mabey fr fork. my bike weighs 50 lbs roughly. Come on guys grow up, stick to xc or somthine babies. not heavy at all. ya wanna complain to me about how it heavy go ahead god you guys
Bike Setup: 2001 specialized big hit comp, Diablous cranks, nyc freeride pedals, odi grips, big hit link, mopnster t hayes brakes, stock wheels,
a Weekend Warrior
from Greensboro NC USA
Date Reviewed: May 15, 2004
Strengths: Stiff as all get out, smooth, excellent small bump sensitivity and compression.
Weaknesses: Far too heavy (13 lbs.), can void warranty on some frames, compression and rebound adjusments require tools to do so; expensive as hell($1300);
Overall this is a fairly good fork, but has drawbacks. It performs well but is entirely too heavy for anything but hardcore freeriding and downhilling. The stock 5wt. oil is a little too soft for anyone under 170lbs. but can be changed. In my opinion, it is an excellent fork just not $1300 and 13lbs. excellent.
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