Bobby Ray Ray
Date Reviewed: July 4, 2005
Strengths: has many weaknesses
Weaknesses: you know that little brown part that connects to the dealy beside the foundation by my automobile, god i swear i got all my apples picked by 5 past noon, i went to the best buy and paid 4 dollars! friggen right. i sweat like monkeys eating chicken noodle soup by the president ill be there in 5 minutes!
Purchased At: one of those machines that u put a quarter in at the local grocery shop
Similar Products Used: that dishwasher i purchased at the united furniture warehouse DO DO!
Bike Setup: well you see, without the sun, the plants cant grow, without the plants, i cant friggen ride my bicycle in places like the whitehouse.
falls a lot
Date Reviewed: July 4, 2005
Strengths: holds the bike up
Weaknesses: does not hold it up well
peice of s crap... worked best when I tossed the suka off a hill with nobody on it.. dented easy..mad crazy pain in the hands, after riding down a paved road.. would rather DH with two 2by4s strapped side by side with the whhel screwed in place with drywall screws
Similar Products Used: whita brothers, marpookie, s8, manapoo
Bike Setup: Yeti ASX, full saint
a Weekend Warrior
from MA. usa
Date Reviewed: June 30, 2005
Strengths: light, holds corners nicely, and does the job
Weaknesses: i blew the bushings out when ridden downhill, it felt like the fork was seiezed up. sram/supergo hooked me up with a 05 team lower with brand new enternals and used my top stantions and clamps. very pleased now but i was pissed when i couldn't ride the rest of the weekend.
great fork for racing hopfully i dont have the problem with the bushings and siezing up. other than that i luv the feel of the boxxers.
from Edmonton Alberta Canada
Date Reviewed: May 9, 2005
Strengths: inexpensive for a dh fork fairly stiff gets a full 7 inches of travel, unlike the jr.t with the heavier for oil, it is plush enough at the start of the travel, but its hard to bottom really light
Weaknesses: not as good as a 888rc bad turning radius not preload adjustment thrue axle is cheaply made has a ramp-up effect on big chatter causing the fork to almost lock. there is a kit from romic and i think there is one from rock shox that solves this (it is basicly a bigger oil flow valve, you can do it with a drill, if you know what your doing)
For the money, can't be beat. It is almost as stiff as forks that cost twice as much and it is really easy to set up. Also, after the modifications, it works better than any other 7 inch fork that i have found. It gets a full 7 inches, for some reason, most companies give you 6.8 inches!?
Similar Products Used: 888rc, monster T, jr.T, super T, dorado, 66rc, boxxer world cup/ team, sherman breakout, slider, firefly.
Bike Setup: Bullit with d321 wheels, boxxer race, fsa x-drive cranks/bb, xt drivetrain.
from Ellensburg, WA, US
Date Reviewed: April 15, 2005
Strengths: weight, can take anything if set-up properly
Weaknesses: rebound broke first day
awesome fork have taken 20' drops on it with a hardtail repeatidly, plows rocks like they are nothing, and jumps amazing. the rebound is broken on mine but i dont mind i just put spacers in my fork when i need to change it. also, i think most people dont take the time to set their boxxer up correctly and thats why they have problems with them. i dont have the dampener adjustment on it which sux but i change the amount of fork oil to compliment the type of riding i'll be doing. if you have the money for the team then get it for the adjustments otherwise this fork will do you fine.
Similar Products Used: jr t, monster t,dj 1,2,3, super t
Bike Setup: .243, boxxer, crossland rear, doublewide fr, maxxis, mrp
Date Reviewed: January 10, 2005
Strengths: This is a amazing fork full stop. The price you pay is just a bonus. The performance of the fork rips it up i have had no problems. Saved me many times. Any one whinging about it, obviously some have legitimate reasons but alot dont know whats goin on.
Weaknesses: I guess the fork could suck up some of the track a little smoother but i just need to bother getting one softer spring.
I think for what you pay you are doing well. You wouldnt expect for all the adjustments capabilities of a more expensive fork because your not paying for it. I think this is a superb fork and i have many friends who race with them and love them just as much as me. If you are looking a great DH fork that will huk just as hard as any other for a great price, boxxers and the perfect deal for you.
Similar Products Used: Jr T's Super T's drop off's, boxxer teams, monsters, dorados prob plenty more.
Bike Setup: Specialized Big hit comp speced up with, Races, 8inch RC, diablous groupo etc.
Date Reviewed: December 3, 2004
Strengths: feel amazing it is super plush and never bottoms
Weaknesses: it breaks
when this fork works it is amazing. It is plush and the small bump sensitivity is great and yet it will not bottom out. I dropped nine feet to flat and the fork didnt bottom. However the performance is not worth the hassle. I recieved the fork with too much oil in the left leg. this caused the seals to blow off and let oil leak out. This managed to damage the stanchion. After this was repaired the fork perfomed well for another 5 months or so. It is now sitting in my basement waiting for lambert to get back to me about having more warranty work done. The fork no longer compresses past 1 inch. I also think the bushings are shot. The fork is great when it works but reliability counts for a lot in my books.
I know this has popped up a few times. but i am after a definate answer. has anyone dropped and mission control cartridge into a boxer race and NOT touched the rebound damper. If so what did you experience.
Thanks for your time everyone, Its greatly appreciated.
Tom.Read More »
I have an '11 Session 8 with the Boxxer Race fork. Stock spring on my size small is for riders 160-180.
I am finding it impossible to get the next softer spring, the yellow one for riders 140-160.
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I am looking for a top cap from a 35mm boxxer race. I have a brand new team and don't see any need for the drop stop system. I am willing to buy a boxxer race top cap or trade strait across the team drop stop assembly.
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My new Trek Session (Large) came with a firm spring and no one stocks the medium (red) spring because it is stock on the fork when not purchased OEM. Does anyone have one to spare? I am willing to pay for it
Also, it came with a 500#, 2.75" rear spring. I'd be willing to buy or swap for a 400# on ... Read More »