Weaknesses: Heavy, comes stock with medium springs
For big guys like me over 220 pounds, RS recommends changing the right medium spring with a firm spring. Just did this before my trip to sunrise, and the difference was noticable. Firm ride, and very responsive. Good fork for the money. Like any fork, you can spend a couple of bucks and have it tuned aftermarket.
Bike Setup: Giant Dh with Boxxer Teams!!! and a heap of other things that go up and down and some times around!!!
Date Reviewed: May 25, 2006
Strengths: DC, plush
Weaknesses: BROKEN, NON STOP TROUBLES, TO FINICKY!
I got this fork last minute for a race end of last season. Slaped it on, drove 4 hours to the course did two runs and the thing blew out, that was a boring weekend. The fork then spent a month in the shop where there were so many problems, cost me an extra 150$. So it's now winter and I got my fork back, begening of this season, take it out for a nice day of dh and by the end of the day I can see a line of oil comming out the top of the lowers. Back to the shop, hopefully they'll get it done in less than a month this time cause theres another race comming up and I have yet to train this season. I've shot two seasons of racing on account of your finicky garbage! Should have stuck it out with my Dorado and waited for another Manitou! This fork is not worth 400$!
from Waianae, HI, USA
Date Reviewed: April 25, 2006
Strengths: Stiff, Adjustable, Looks cool without decals
Weaknesses: None since I got it back from SRAM.
My fork finally works! It had an oil leak from the compression adjustment brand new out of the box. I had it sent back for repair and when I got it back it still had the leak. This was the second time that Rockshox failed to properly repair my fork. I ended up putting a rubber plug in the hollow bolt leading to the compression adjustment in order to stop the oil leak. It works fine now, but I have no compression adjustment. Kind of a bummer for such a high end fork.
This is a very versitile fork, good for both DH racers and freeriders, due to its adjustability.
Bike Setup: 2005 Giant Faith 1, dee max, e13 SRS, Avid Juicy 7, other than that stock
from Waianae, HI, USA
Date Reviewed: November 10, 2005
Strengths: Very adjustable, lightweight, color looks much better than that of the Boxxer race, 2 year warranty, I got an upgrade for free.
Weaknesses: Compression adjustment was leaking oil out the bottom of it when I pulled it out of the box, I now have had to wait another month to ride my bike since I have moved.
I am currently very unhappy with Rockshox. This is the third fork of theirs that I have purchased that was defective right out of the box. I am hoping that after I get it back from its rebuild, that I will finally be able to ride it and then post a new and hopefully much better review on it.
Buy this fork if you are a racer/freerider who is looking for a very versitile/adjustable front shock.
Purchased At: SRAM, Warranty for defective Boxxer Race
Similar Products Used: Boxxer Race, Sherman Slider Plus, Super T Pro, 888RR, 66RC.
Bike Setup: Faith 2, Boxxer Team, E13 SRS, otherwise stock.
from valley NC
Date Reviewed: January 17, 2005
Strengths: 8 in travel, new look that is also stiffer, 200% bigger bushing, makes noticable difference over my 04 World Cup
Weaknesses: hmmm..old technology in damping, luckily i can trade in every year so its chill
this is a fun fork that can be raced competively at just about any level downhill. if you want to be a poser racer boy or really are an amazing downhiller (don't kid yourself here) that get an f'ing dorodo. if you like to do some good drops and hit the downhills that save your useless money on your $hit-tastic skills and get an RS TEAM. its progressiveness is great, i bottom it about 2-3 times i ride big drops or hard downhill. by big drops i mean 7-8 footers, i'm not a crazy mother that throws themself off 15ft+ cliffs, but when i say hard downhill i mean HARD downhill cause i love to fly. some people might be reading this saying "bottoms out 2-3times?! thats gay! no no no forks are designed to bottom out. whats the point in having an 8in fork if you only use 6-7 inches of it? exactly, thats stupid, so go ahead and bottom it out, and if you don't, then you don't deserve the fork, because you SHOULD bottom it out every now and then. great fork
from Atlanta, Ga, US
Date Reviewed: December 19, 2004
Strengths: This fork is very strong and it has its new 8 inches of travel.
Weaknesses: The springs are to soft.
This setup is awsome. The shock is very smooth. It is great for downhill racing but i went off a 7 foot wall to flat and it bottoms out. So I plan to get some stiff springs soon and it will be perfect. I realy reccomend this fork it is awsome. This fork aslo looks very good. It is so clean they did an amazing job with the looks.
On my old Raleigh Ram Xt 2500 (Similar to a Stinky), i have a 2006 Marzocchi Drop Off 3 which is a single crown 150mm air fork. I use this bike for downhill, and its been working great so far, but i'd like a bit extra travel in front. Ive been looking for a while, and a 2004 rockshox b ... Read More »
I have been riding my boxxer team for quite awhile now. Used to be on a medium spring and is now on the soft spring but is still struggling to use up the last inch and a half of travel on my fork.
I had always suspected that the fork might have too much oil in the damper causing it to not use up ... Read More »
Not sure if this is supposed to go here or not but I figured you guys would know best.
I found an 09 boxxer team for sale in my neighborhood for 300obo so im interested in it.
If I go look at it what should I be looking for? seals? what else?
Anything else I should ask about?
Would 250 ... Read More »