RockShox Boxxer Race 2004 Front Shocks

3.3/5 (20 Reviews)


Product Description

Extreme/Downhill Suspension

Boxxer® forks are as at home on hardtails flying through an extreme weekend as they are on pro series full suspension rigs hammering through a World Cup downhill course.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Byangoma a Downhiller from Scotland

Date Reviewed: February 26, 2009

Strengths:    Plush, look awesome, can take big drops/jumps, ride awesome...

Weaknesses:    no compression adjust

Bottom Line:   
Really good fork, never had any problems. Got it tuned twice, and just gets better and better. Do not hold back in getting some. Better than 888's easily

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Favorite Trail:   Glentress

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   888's, shivers, drop off triples, 66's, fox 40's, boxxer w/c

Bike Setup:   Specialized Demo 8

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jay dub a Downhiller from sunnyvale, ca

Date Reviewed: November 14, 2007

Strengths:    very plush in rock gardens and roots, it eats up stairs. stay stiff during 10ft + drops, doenst bottom out

Weaknesses:    rebound adj. breaks too easy, lacks adjustments.

Bottom Line:   
this is a good entry level dh fork, planning on doing any races or drops bigger than 15 ft, go for the boxxer wc or 888

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Favorite Trail:   quicksilver

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   stock on bike

Similar Products Used:   88 rc2, 40 rc2, 66 ata, jr t's

Bike Setup:   '05 demo 8, manitou swinger 6 way, boxxer race, hayes 9s, mavic 321s laced to hadleys, truvativ hussefelt cockpit/ cranks n bb

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by richard a Downhiller from north yorkshire

Date Reviewed: January 7, 2006

Strengths:    none really.

Weaknesses:    need servicing regularly, seals are crap, spikey as hell.

Bottom Line:   
really bad forks. go for marzocchi everytime, unless you happen to be sponsored by timflooks or something. DO NOT BUY unless you are a fooooooool.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   came with the bike

Similar Products Used:   888rc, jnr t

Bike Setup:   orange 222

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by william townsley a Downhiller from scotland

Date Reviewed: January 6, 2006

Strengths:    keeps the bike up good for downhillin and good for drop ofs

Weaknesses:    bottom out top easy

Bottom Line:   
they are good on the right bike your better with worldcups but they do the jop...

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Favorite Trail:   fortwilliam

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $295.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   888r shivers

Bike Setup:   fsa 24/7

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Bobby Ray Ray a Downhiller from Mississauag

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!

Bottom Line:   
YOU CAN TUNE A PIANO BUT U CANT TUNAFISH

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Favorite Trail:   the one with all the pickles

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $34.00

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.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by falls a lot a Downhiller from Canada

Date Reviewed: July 4, 2005

Strengths:    holds the bike up

Weaknesses:    does not hold it up well

Bottom Line:   
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

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Favorite Trail:   Bromont

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $325.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   whita brothers, marpookie, s8, manapoo

Bike Setup:   Yeti ASX, full saint

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by PJ 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.

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   supergo with bike

Similar Products Used:   888rc shiver 05 race

Bike Setup:   new boxxer on ironhorse sgs DH lockons mostly stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by david r a Weekend Warrior from NC

Date Reviewed: June 22, 2005

Bottom Line:   
im 200+ pounds and ive never bottomed this fork out. Can i say more?

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $390.00

Similar Products Used:   psylo

Bike Setup:   hardtail

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Timish horbay a Downhiller 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)


Bottom Line:   
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!?

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   United

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.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kyle from Ellensburg, WA, US

Date Reviewed: April 15, 2005

Strengths:    weight, can take anything if set-up properly

Weaknesses:    rebound broke first day

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   jr t, monster t,dj 1,2,3, super t

Bike Setup:   .243, boxxer, crossland rear, doublewide fr, maxxis, mrp

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark a Downhiller from Sydney

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.

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   bike addiction

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.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by sam neufeld a Downhiller from winnipeg

Date Reviewed: December 3, 2004

Strengths:    feel amazing
it is super plush and never bottoms


Weaknesses:    it breaks

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   A-line

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   lambert

Similar Products Used:   marzocchi 888 jrt zi

Bike Setup:   rm6 with everything that is good

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by cody a Downhiller from gresham, oregon

Date Reviewed: November 22, 2004

Strengths:    nice and plush, light weight, rbound adjustment.

Weaknesses:    only 7 in of travel

Bottom Line:   
good fork for the money but if had more $$ would buy teem or world cup.

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Favorite Trail:   wild cat

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   super go

Similar Products Used:   888R, shiver, djII

Bike Setup:   iron horse sgs pro DH

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by boyer a Downhiller from bethlehem,pa,usa

Date Reviewed: November 8, 2004

Strengths:    i think it is awesome for freeriding and hittin big drops. i never bottomed it out even from 8 to flat concrete

Weaknesses:    little too soft for normal pedaling...
fork seized up after nose diving on a 20 ft step down gap while goin full speed--rock shocks replaced it in 4 days.


Bottom Line:   
sweet! more that enough travel for me.

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Favorite Trail:   lehigh

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   marzocchi

Bike Setup:   sgs dh pro

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike Bradley a Downhiller from New Hartford NY USA

Date Reviewed: October 14, 2004

Strengths:    its simple, light in comparison and cheap, good absorbtion of small bumps, no flex landings

Weaknesses:    its a little too soft even with a light rider

Bottom Line:   
great fork for the price, others may excede it but no where near the price range. great dual crown for the price of a single

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Favorite Trail:   skytop

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   supergo

Similar Products Used:   manitou magnum

Bike Setup:   2004 Ironhorse SGS, e.thirteen, FSA, Shimano XT

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