RockShox Judy TT 2004 Front Shocks

3.04/5 (23 Reviews)

Product Description

RockShox Judy forksRedesigned for 2004, Judy forks provide solid, all-around performance for riders just starting to hit the singletrack, or recreational riders looking to take the edge off paths and trails or pathways.

Clean sheet design developed to meet the evolving needs of the emerging All-Mountain category.
FEA designed casting and crown mated to 28mm chromed upper tubes provide a stiff and rigid chassis.
HydraCoil damping ensures quality suspension performance.
Performance features enable this fork to be used on Hardtail and Full-suspension bikes.

Travel: 80mm
Weight: 3.96 lb. (1.80 kg)
Spring: Dual Stage coil/elastomer spring
Adjust: External Preload
Damping: HydraCoil
Lowers: One piece magnesium
Crown: Forged Aluminum, black
Steerer Tube: Steel
Upper Tubes: Chromed steel 28mm
Colors: Silver
(Disclaimer: Weights are based on 160mm steerer tube pre-production models and may vary. Actual fork travel may vary +/- 3 mm. Specifications and call-outs are preliminary and are subject to change.)

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Daemongrad a Weekend Warrior from Brockville

Date Reviewed: March 17, 2011

Strengths:    Classic look, Stiff, Preload adjust(small, but noticeable stiffness increase), Disc compatible

Weaknesses:    Lack of rebound adjust

Bottom Line:   
Bought this bike today for my girlfriend as it is a decent looking bike and just happened to be her size... now the fork... I gave the bike a test ride and a quick setup. Bashed it a bit on the ride to force a bottom out, and it held up. I didn't want to try to break it mind you, and I am 185 lbs, but it dropped the front hard from a wheelie a few times and it held nice. I wouldn't take it jumping, but a nice entry level XC/sort of all mountain fork it is. Especially for the closeout deal I got on the bike... :D

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Favorite Trail:   Ontario

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Purchased At:   Local Outlet Store

Similar Products Used:   Dart 3, JETT, Marzocchi

Bike Setup:   Stock AMS proline Nerve

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by calebs_tenspeed a Cross Country Rider from Houlton, Maine USA

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2009

Strengths:    Very Stiff and once you set the pre-load it's pretty much maintenance free. BUT it's stiff and great for me but I ride singletrack and I only weigh 140.

Weaknesses:    A little on the heavy side

Bottom Line:   
This fork has been very reliable and extremely inexpensive which is great. Please be advised though that not all judy's are the same. I had an 05 judy xc and it was nothing but JUNK! But they seemed to have gotten the year before just right...then they had to mess with things.

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Favorite Trail:   Bradberry Mt. State Park

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $89.00

Purchased At:   Price Point

Similar Products Used:   05 Rock Shox Judy XC, 08 Rock Shox Reba Team, 05 Manitou 6

Bike Setup:   Cannondale F-600 Sobe Team Edition

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Filip a freerider from Bratislava, Slovakia

Date Reviewed: October 8, 2006

Strengths:    not bobby, can be rated little higher than cross country. AND it is probably gonna live more than me cuz this fork can survive a nuclear attack

Weaknesses:    actually does bottom out if you use it for more extreme riding, leaks crap, but so does every other fork on the market

Bottom Line:   
this fork is great if ur a cross country rider and like to do some crazy stuff when you get bored of corny trails. its pretty stiff and, as i said its almost indestructible. a cool fork which makes your bike look somewhat more wicked.

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Favorite Trail:   Koliba

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   gonna buy a new one soon

Bike Setup:   peugeot 307 wrc

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by alex Bonvie a Weekend Warrior from canada

Date Reviewed: January 5, 2006

Strengths:    light, cheep

Weaknesses:    yes,

Bottom Line:   
this was my first fork i used to get into biking, at the moment it is in my room colecting dust, with this fork i didnt get mor than 5 feet of air and it is compleatly distroyed. just from going up on the front wheel now and then the crown is curoded around the steer tube. THIS FORK IS FOR CROSS COUNTRY USE ONLY!

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Favorite Trail:   local Dirt jumps

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   from a friend

Similar Products Used:   nothing compairsto this POS (piece of $h1T)

Bike Setup:   costom haro

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tim a Cross Country Rider from Binghamton

Date Reviewed: November 28, 2005

Strengths:    Great beginner fork! I recomend it for new riders. Held up very well. Mostly maintenance free. Stiff. For light riders like me does not bottom out. Overall really good quality

Weaknesses:    Gets sticky and almost locked out at times. Some stanchion lube does the trick. Preload adjustment has little effect at all.

Bottom Line:   
For begginers. Good quality, good performance. Affordable aftermarket solution. For new riders using disc brakes its also a great disc-ready fork. For the price (even though it came on my bike) its pretty good.

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Favorite Trail:   Brickyard

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Came stock on bike

Similar Products Used:   Manitou Splice

Bike Setup:   MountainSmith Altitude (same as Giant XC bikes), Manitou Stance Blunt, Hayes 8 inch discs front 6 inch rear, WTB Speed V saddle.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sam a Weekend Warrior from perth

Date Reviewed: September 11, 2005

Strengths:    STIFF!!, no maintenance required, strong

Weaknesses:    too stiff?, flex

Bottom Line:   
ive had this fork for over a year now and have just upgraded to a pike (because i got a bargain). i use dthis fork for everything but mainly skate park and dirt jumping. the stiffness was great in these applications and i found them great. they seemed plenty strong enough for the task too - ive cased some 4m gap jumps pretty badly and they still keep kicking fine - i find theyre just as good as marzocchi djs at the park or trails.
theyre not so good on the singletrack or DH though - theyre too stiff and can give you a bit of a workout. i feel drops pretty harshly - anything over 6ft is a bit rough.
still highly recommended to anyone wanting to ride skate park and dirt jumps, but not if you mainly ride DH or XC out in the bush - too stiff and not enough travel anyway.

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Favorite Trail:   gungin

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   came on bike

Similar Products Used:   pikes, dj1s, drop offs

Bike Setup:   montari, pikes, e13, hussefelt, avid bb7s

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris Pollett a Racer from London, ON, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 4, 2005

Strengths:    Great fork with regular maintainence. Great Value

Bottom Line:   
Great for everyday use if you maintain them. I rebuild them every month and they still run smooth. I am a heavy rider and they seem to have last over a year which is not bad in my books.

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Favorite Trail:   fanshawe lake

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $125.00

Purchased At:   Cyclepath

Similar Products Used:   Mag 21 SL, 99 Judy, Lawill leader

Bike Setup:   Nuke Proof Frame Full XT, XTR Rear, V brakes and Spin Wheels

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dog dog a Cross Country Rider from canada

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2005

Strengths:    Good fork 4 price
Stiff but not too stiff
has give

Weaknesses:    HMMMMMMM... The Preload cap

Bottom Line:   

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   FOX SHOX

Bike Setup:   Raleigh Outland Custom

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rob a Weekend Warrior from Springfield

Date Reviewed: May 21, 2005

Strengths:    Good solid fork, a bit heavy for ppl who care about weight.provides good smooth riding.

Weaknesses:    lets in some water if not washed after muddy riding.

Bottom Line:   
good reliable fork. gets the job done. dont like it, spend the extra cash and get a better like a bomber air/oil or something from fox but if you just looking for something good to soften the ride in some local trails or some city riding, these are the way to go,overall, a good set of shox this is good.

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Favorite Trail:   All

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Came with bike.

Similar Products Used:   bomber air/oil, fox fork.

Bike Setup:   2005 Iron Horse Warrior Sport

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by StevO a Weekend Warrior from Oregon City, OR, USA

Date Reviewed: May 18, 2005

Strengths:    Sturdy, look good, disc mounts, low maintanence

Weaknesses:    Lack of rebound dampening, heavy weight

Bottom Line:   
Not a terrible fork for a beginner, but I will be replacing it with an air fork to decrease weight dramatically and get the rebound adjustment I need. After riding motorcycles for 25 years, you can really notice the little things that happen on a bicycle at slower speeds. This fork handles everything I put it through, but bounces off of obsticles because of the lack of rebound. Very annoying in technical sections.

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Favorite Trail:   any single track

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   SportMart

Similar Products Used:   Only offroad motorcycle experience (Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, and VOR)

Bike Setup:   K2 with CaneCreek AD10 rear shock, Ritchey Ti BB, Shimano Cranks

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by HeyJudy from England

Date Reviewed: December 16, 2004

Strengths:    None. Except doesn't bob on the climbs following wet rides.

Weaknesses:    Seals not capable of keeping out the wet. Large quantities of grease ejected from fork seals initially then they seize up when moisture gets in. Heavy and basic performers (this can be forgiven - they are a budget fork)

Bottom Line:   
Dreadful forks, may be adequate on sunny dry trails but avoid at all costs if you ride in wet muddy conditions (England). I have had to return about seven pairs so far, some after first outings. Seemingly the seals are just not capable of use without fork boots but have been specced regardless (the 01 TTs and Suntours have endured the same use without problems). These forks are a complete liability and not worthy of the name of a supposed quality manufacturer. I will not purchase Rock Sh** again.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   On Hire Fleet

Similar Products Used:   Suntour XCC / XC60, RST, 2001 Judy TT on Hire Fleet
Various Bombers and Fox, personal use.

Bike Setup:   Hire hardtails, subjected to light XC use.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Gordon a Weekend Warrior from Waipahu, HI

Date Reviewed: November 7, 2004

Strengths:    Durable
Rock Shox name

Weaknesses:    Strictly entry level performance
Preload does not work well

Bottom Line:   
Original equipment fork for my 2004 Cannondale F300(price reflects cost of bike, I would not pay $425 for this fork). This is strictly an entry level fork. Do not attempt high drops or downhill/free ride with this fork! If I was Rock Shox I would class this as a touring/comfort fork (with the GPS Metro) instead of a mountain bike fork. Keep it well lubricated or you will get a jerky rebound. Pre-Load dial is there for looks. It doesn't work very well. Heavy!!! Judy stickers coming off (don't like them anyway) But is is durable and is fairly stiff

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $425.00

Purchased At:   McCully Bicycle

Similar Products Used:   Rigid forks
test rode friend's and co-worker's Fox and Marzocchi forks

Bike Setup:   Stock 2004 Cannondale F300 except for Specialized Hemishpere EX tires (ride on roads a lot) and Specialized Telluride comp saddle

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by dan v a Weekend Warrior from canada

Date Reviewed: November 1, 2004

Strengths:    its an okay fork i weigh about 150 pounds and this fork is harsh. the preload doesnt do a darn thing. though i used to think this was th ultimate fork until i rode my new vt2 and a couple of fox forx. this would be an okay fork to cuck around town with. never bottmed it out.

Weaknesses:    preload borke it. heavy doesnt soak up any bumps unless you put all your weight on the handel bars.

Bottom Line:   
save up and buy a better one unless you just want to do city biking or jumping. this forx preload will break and you can fix it or glue it back on.

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Favorite Trail:   all

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   bicycles plus

Similar Products Used:   minute 1 fox forx

Bike Setup:   came on my beautiful trek 4500.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Howard a Weekend Warrior from Ballwin

Date Reviewed: October 2, 2004

Strengths:    Strong fork with 100 mm of travel. Has improved with use. Has both v brake and disc brake mounts.

Weaknesses:    Weigh over 4 lbs. Have no damping control, only a preload adjuster.

Bottom Line:   
These forks have worked well. They have improved in smoothness over time and have developed no slop or play after 100's of hrs. of offroad riding. I keep them well greased, upper and lower bushings, with krytox gpl 226. They are medium sprung, stiffer than some of the long travel air forks, but predictable and controllable. They don't dive when you get on the bike or during braking. Have not had them display any objectionable traits such as hard bottoming or bobbing, even with no oil damping. I would like lighter forks when these wear out, but these are doing a good job.

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Favorite Trail:   grotpeter

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   origional equipment

Similar Products Used:   manitou skareb, fox float

Bike Setup:   full suspension 24 spd mountain bike

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andrew a Weekend Warrior from Toronto, ON, Canada

Date Reviewed: September 2, 2004

Strengths:    80mm travel is awesome for ppl who r just doing some urban riding but can do anything up about a 10 set.

Weaknesses:    i broke the preloader cap in a week and have to pay for a 40 dollar (CDN) metal part to make sure it doesnt happen again

Bottom Line:   
an awesome fork but try and get the metal preloader cap

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Favorite Trail:   jupiter FL

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $125.00

Purchased At:   cycle solutions

Similar Products Used:   my only other fork was a ccm "juice" fork that came with my bike it had about 120mm travel and bottomed out going off a high curb

Bike Setup:   ccm x-volt w shimano components and Judy TT fork

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