RockShox Boxxer World Cup 2005 Front Shocks

3.82/5 (11 Reviews)
Weight : 3220 grams MSRP : $1135.00


Product Description

  • Spring: Titanium Dual Coil
  • Adjust: Preload
  • Damping: HC2
  • Steerer Tube: Easton butted Aluminum


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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chetta prowler a Downhiller from canada

Date Reviewed: May 28, 2008

Strengths:    light, tough, looks great, rides awsome

Weaknesses:    expensive

Bottom Line:   
great fork, little pricy, AWSOME RELIABILITY. WARNING TO ALL THE OTHERS THAT adjust the supension YOU ARE MORONIC. YOU ALL SET TO 110% AND CASE THE LANDINGS AND YOU EXPECT THE FORK TO TAKE THE ABUSE.
this fork is by far the best ive ever used. even the pro's at whistler thought it was a dope fork

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Favorite Trail:   WHISTLER OUT OF BOUNDS.

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   earth

Similar Products Used:   marzochi juniour t's

Bike Setup:   manitou metal rear susp.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Condro a Downhiller from NorCal

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2007

Strengths:    Light, 8 inches of travel, Sexy looks, axel functions well. Integrated stem optional. Easily adjusted.

Weaknesses:    I have bent two of them, and broke one fork lower. All in pretty extreme conditions though, and I am not affraid to ride it still. I choose performance and light weight because they have a good warranty.

Bottom Line:   
Sick fork, If you race DH or just like to pin it at the resort or local hot spot, get one. The new team is very similar.

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Favorite Trail:   Raw Dawg

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   7" boxxer, Air world cup, shiver, 888, durado.

Bike Setup:   V10 and really sweet one.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike a Downhiller from BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: March 8, 2006

Strengths:    Nice and light, and unlike previous boxxers I have tried, they ramp up well. I came from a Monster T, and this fork is almost as buttery, and way more responsive.

Weaknesses:    Stickers. Why does every boxxer have cheap stickers that peel and fall off. I also wish they would include an intergrted stem like marzocchi does

Bottom Line:   
One of the nicer forks I have ridden. I was warned aout the turning radius being low, but found it to be fine. Ramp up is good, and very responsive. Only thing that I would change is a flat upper crown to lower the front end, but this is a personal pref.

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Favorite Trail:   Addiction

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   03 Boxxer Race, 02 Monster T

Bike Setup:   RMX bike, Forks set with yellow springs, I turn the rebound on just a touch (keep'em fast), krank the high speed compression, and low speed compression a few turns. I am about 170lbs.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by marcel a Downhiller from berlin, germany

Date Reviewed: February 5, 2006

Bottom Line:   
the best fork i ever ride- very sensitive and a lightwear ro racing- i´m a dropper on 20 metre cliffs but ride 10-15 races a year so i think i know what´s a good race fork. hope that my new one (foes f1 xtd) is as good as this one- greets from old europe !

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Favorite Trail:   downhill-races

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   ebay


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Condro a Downhiller from Nor Cal

Date Reviewed: January 31, 2006

Strengths:    Easy to set up, Smooth looks, light weight.
Mine is supple over small bumps, and hardly ever bottoms. This fork makes me confident to try big lines.
Unlike previous years, mine has yet to blow a seal, even through race weekend after race weekend.
Direct mount stem capabilities is definately a plus as well.


Weaknesses:    I had a bad crash and twisted my fork, but after losening the clamps everything came back in alignment.

Bottom Line:   
The 5th Element and the Boxxer compliment each other well. I have my shock at the recommend settings from Santa Cruz with my rebound opened just a bit, and my fork's compression is all the way open and about 45% rebound, other than that stock oil and springs.
I am right at the weight setting for the stock fork so it was a snap to set everything up. Maybe 3 minutes.
If you are looking for a sleek, light weight fork to be your racer's edge this fork is for you. If you aren't out trying to win world cups on your local trails, the price tag might be a bit high, but performance is valued on all skill levels and trails.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   '04 boxxer WC, '03 boxxer, '04 Manitou Durado

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz V10 w/ 5th Element shock

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by antonio a Downhiller from schweiz

Date Reviewed: September 12, 2005

Strengths:    ligth

Weaknesses:    bad color after 2Mt. rebound blowout

Bottom Line:   
i am happy that i hafe saled this fork....

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   bikeguru

Similar Products Used:   888

Bike Setup:   mc 9.5

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Benoit Paquet a Downhiller from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2005

Strengths:    Plush 8" of travel, very strong and will handle anything you throw at it! I weigh 250pounds and it handles well!

Weaknesses:    Bushings, original springs that come with the fork are for kids! Should be able to choose spring rate at this price!

Bottom Line:   
Highly recommand but be ready to baby it as it is a very high maintenance product as is anything that's made for performance!

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Favorite Trail:   Bonzaï

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Calgary Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Dorado

Bike Setup:   M1, deemax, 5th element, Minion, X0, MRP... All that good stuff!

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by antonio joder a Downhiller from switzerland

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2005

Strengths:    very ligth, super plush,race firm with standard ti springs, after a litle setup tuning for the rebound and turn to complete soft compression, the fork works like a dream!! i am on 5 sek. faster than before with the 888R on the same course!very stiff.

Weaknesses:    today no

Bottom Line:   
i love my RS-BW-C-05, she gife my a race ambiente and works great in all conditions.

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Favorite Trail:   Wiriehorn

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $889.00

Purchased At:   bikeguru "ebay"

Similar Products Used:   dont now

Bike Setup:   MC 9.5, RS-B-WC-05, Azonic, Truvativ, Sram, Maxxis, Thomson, SDG, Odi, Hügi FR, Mavic, DT 2-1.8-2.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jacob a Downhiller from Australia

Date Reviewed: May 7, 2005

Strengths:    none at all!

Weaknesses:    the whole fork. i had the shop put the fork on my new bike and as i rode out the store and did a small drop they bottomed out! i turned the corner to take it back into the shop but as i did that i bent the forks into a 90 degree angle. these forks were a hunk of crap!

Bottom Line:   
peice of crap forks never relie on rockshox i think i may buy some cheapo 100 dollar fokrks since im payin this hit hole bike shop for those hunks of metal.

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Favorite Trail:   resivoir

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1299.00

Purchased At:   bikeman

Similar Products Used:   rst omni, mz comp, exr comp<----- all betta than the wolrd cups

Bike Setup:   sanat cruz v10 with a 5th element on the rear and a bent pair of boxxers on the front

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Brian Williams a Downhiller from Whistler

Date Reviewed: January 27, 2005

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    bushings were on too tight, unreliable, they feel worse than some untuned boxxer 03/04 races ive used and thats unacceptable for a top level fork. The ti springs and slippery silver stanctions arent necessary unless your a serious racer. I made a mistake, if i wanted boxxers i should have got the teams, the same except for the stanctions and springs. Waste of money unless milliseconds count

Bottom Line:   
one of the worst forks ive owned. Still unreliable and they seem worse than last years. Buy good forks. Marzocchi all the way

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Favorite Trail:   A-line

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Similar Products Used:   marzocchi 888s, boxxer teams/races, dorados

Bike Setup:   gt dhi, world cups (soon to be 888s), hayes el camino, mavic deemaxs

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jamie kay a Downhiller from England

Date Reviewed: January 9, 2005

Strengths:    Looks good, Rides well, lots of tire clearence, amazing down hill product, can also be used for jumping

Weaknesses:    Soft springs, but can be equalized with harder ones, expensive

Bottom Line:   
I highly recomend this product, i did a 8 foot drop off on a triel and it handled it very well, but my back suspension did not. i dont recomend people with weak frames to buy this, or people that dont jump or downhill, i recommed this for any triel rider and any person that jumps or downhills

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Favorite Trail:   Long downhill tracks

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1130.00

Purchased At:   $1000

Similar Products Used:   05 Boxxer Team

Bike Setup:   Bighit comp with 05 Boxxer Would Cup

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