RockShox Judy XC 2005 Front Shocks

2.2/5 (5 Reviews)
Weight : 2068 grams


Product Description

  • Travel: 80 or 10
  • 0mm
  • Spring: Dual stage coil ./ elastomer
  • Adjust: Preload
  • Damping: HydraCoil
  • Adjust: Change oil weight
  • Lowers: One piece magnesium
  • Steerer Tube: Steel
  • Recommended Rear Shock: Bar
  • Upgrade: Over C: HydraCoil Damping


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by calebs_tenspeed a Cross Country Rider from Houlton, Maine USA

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2009

Strengths:    NOTHING

Weaknesses:    After only 30 miles of singletrack it started making this HORRIBLE snapping noise every time it would go to engage into a bump in the trail. It sounded like it could blow up at any time. Rock Shox's parent company SRAM rebuilt it for me because it was under warranty but it didn't seem to help. I wouldn't trust this fork!

Bottom Line:   
Don't be fooled, I wasn't doing any type of biking that this fork couldn't handle. Very easy simple singletrack trails. BUT I had the previous year 04 Judy TT and I rode that fork maintenance free for about 4 years and it was wonderful. They must have just had a bad year in 05.
DON'T BUY THIS FORK!
SRAM even said I shouldn't expect much from the low end forks BUT NO FORK SHOULD MAKE SNAPPING NOISES AND HESITATE OVER BUMPS AFTER ONLY 30 MILES OF RIDING!

So look at it this way SRAM doesn't even trust this fork!

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Favorite Trail:   Bradberry Mt. State Park

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Came with KHS Comp S

Similar Products Used:   08 Rock Shox Reba Team, 04 Rock Shox Judy TT, 05 Maintou 6

Bike Setup:   05 KHS Comp ST

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Marcus a Downhiller from Virginia Beach

Date Reviewed: April 2, 2007

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    leaks air

Bottom Line:   
a piece of crap. I'm looking for a replacement.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   came with the bike

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   KHS

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jeff a Cross Country Rider from Vancouver

Date Reviewed: May 25, 2006

Strengths:    It sorta held my front wheel to the bike.

Weaknesses:    sloppy, weak fork that either bobs like crazy or does nothing for you. Broke very easily! CRAPPY WARRANTY SERVICE!

Bottom Line:   
I got this fork cause my old one was getting old, now the old one's back on the bike (good ol' Marzocchi). I was under the impression the judy line would be good enough to withstand a bit of trail abuse. After spending tones of cash upgrading the springs and oil so that it would fit me I took a small foot drop in the trail, very clean and the bushings blew out and the internals got all damaged. Nobody would cover me even tho the fork was less than 5 months old. I've riden that trail/ drop hundreds of times with cheaper older forks and they were always fine.
DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON ROCK SHOX.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $200.00

Similar Products Used:   Many many lower and higher end forks

Bike Setup:   full xt on a norco sasquatch

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by mick hill a Cross Country Rider from perth, australia

Date Reviewed: March 23, 2006

Strengths:    good for dirt jumping, dont bottom out, good for the price

Weaknesses:    none yet apart for the plastik nuts on top there a bit flimsy

Bottom Line:   
absolutly magic

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Favorite Trail:   darling range national park

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $320.00

Purchased At:   unknown

Bike Setup:   cross country/light dirt jumping

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lee Roper a Cross Country Rider from UK

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2005

Strengths:    Cost £90 (v cheap). I weigh 175 pounds & they don't bottom out. I'm no dirt jumper but do some serious XC drops & it handles with ease. I beat all my mates who have more expensive shocks. Very stiff but reacts well to the hits.

Weaknesses:    None yet. Although I did snap the pre-load but that was my own fault for trying to turn it when it already reached it's limit (I was turning wrong way). Even that was replaced easily with a few quid.

Bottom Line:   
Bl00dy great ! I've only sampled other, more expensive forks but really cannot say that they were better !

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Favorite Trail:   Bingley (own trail)

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $140.00

Purchased At:   allterraincycles.co.uk

Bike Setup:   light hardtail

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Rebuilding a Rockshox Judy XC

What are my current options for rebuilding a Rockshox Judy XC (1996)? I did a search and most of the recommendations are no longer available like the Englund Total Air replacement, etc. Am I stuck with trying to find new springs and elastomers or is somebody still making a swap out kit?Read More »

Rock Shox judy XC 01, can i ride it with one coil?

I have this fork ant its too hard for me. In the left side i have a medium (red) coil and in the right soft (yellow). When i was replacing my oil i noticed that with the yellow coil alone the fork works much better. Can i only ride with only one coil in my fork? Sorry for my English.Read More »

Yet Another 97 Judy XC question....

Looked back on previous posts, didnt find exactly this, If I missed it sumhow, I apologize..... I have a 97 (98?) Rock Shox Judy XC on my Stumpy M2 Comp, got a long elastomer topped by springs down each leg ( from the top ) shock works, is stiff as hell ( i'm 180 and it barely bounces) the ela ... Read More »

Judy XC springs...

I've got an 00 or 01 Judy XC and I'd like to make it (and the hardtail it's on) last one more season before I build a new bike. Anyone have a red or black spring kit? Or know where I can get one? Thanks!Read More »

Options for a '99 Trek VRX 300 leaking front Rock Shox Judy XC fork?

The fork only has 3.15" of travel, would anyone recommend a replacement or know of any places that will rebuild one?Read More »

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