Similar Products Used: Marzocchi Drop-Off Triple, Marzocchi MZ Comp, and some spinner peice of crap.
Bike Setup: Haro .357 Nine
from whistler BC, canada
Date Reviewed: April 8, 2007
Strengths: just an overall amazing fork!! big improvment from 04 model. Feels bottomless...especially when put on my 10" balfa bb7. easily adjusted, on the fly compression works great while downhilling... if i want a stiffer feeling while hitting the big stuff.. i dial the compression up a bit. Very light weight for a 8" dual crown fork. The raised upper crown looks COOL!!! really not too many flaws. i recomend this fork to any downhiller/freerider looking to improve their ride.
Weaknesses: not many...but ones that i have noticed are: 1. rebound adjustment was more difficulty accessed than on the team or wc versions. 2. when first adjusting rebound, the adjusting knob pulled out...frightened at first but then realized that it is actually an hex key built in...so it just clips onto the bottom. Kinda worried that it might fall out at first but after riding a couple days realized that it was ok. 3. Compression dial seems to stick after setting forks at slowest compression rate (jiggled forks then it seemed to turn easily again).
A great fork for a downhiller/hardcore freerider. Would recommend the Team or World Cup for racing. This is an all around amazing fork and is an affordable way to improve the performance of any bike.
Bike Setup: ethirteen chain guide. race face stem. maxxis tyres. easton bars. 20mm hubs. laser rims. flat pedals. and hayes nine disc brakes.
from Boise, ID, USA
Date Reviewed: November 3, 2006
Strengths: smooth, light, affordable, amazing performance from this fork
Weaknesses: 06 hasn't been in use long enough to test durability
I was going to buy the 06 boxxer team but got a deal I couldn't pass up with this. After much research I discovered that the only difference is the high speed shim stack. Race has one but not as advanced/elaborate as the Team edition. This fork is the best feeling fork I've ever ridden. The control is incredibly. Add to that the amazingly low ride height and affordable price and its a winner. I'm hoping that the seal issues from previous models and those that plagued their 05 Pikes doesn't rear its head. I truly love this fork and would recommend it to anybody.
Bike Setup: 04 Devinci 8 flat 8. Saint cranks, x.9 drivetrain, hope mono 6 ti brakes, Sun Abbah hubs with doubletrack rims
from Temecula, CA 92592
Date Reviewed: November 2, 2006
Strengths: Plush, light, looks great, shorter than most 8" forks, very adjustable-compression, spring rate, air, rebound
Weaknesses: Non i have found thus far
This fork is top notch with a very reasonable price tag, especially in my case buying brand new off ebay. Worth every penny, i would highly suggest this fork to any downhiller and freerider! It feels soooo good and has 8" of plush bottomless travel.
Bike Setup: 04 specialized big hit expert and all the goods
from Some where in Quebec
Date Reviewed: November 2, 2006
Strengths: Awesome for fork downhill. Pettry light and have a incredible feeling. Extremly plush. Enough stiff for hardcore downhill. Can Handle any type of terrain pettry easy. Really easy to adjust with the rebound and low speed compression. Easy to pedal. Really reliable fork
Weaknesses: None at all, the best downhill fork i ever owned
It's the best fork I ever owned. The old Boxxer add a nice feeling, but my 2006 Boxxer race is so plush. I currently run with the stock spring that are made for 160 to 180 lbs rider and I weight 140 lbs. But i don't think I will change them for soft spring just because the fork is already extremely plus. The new 2006 doesn’t leak oil like the 2004 Boxxer and the bushing are just fine. Well RockShox did a great job with the new Boxxer line. If you don't know witch fork you should get. Buy a Boxxer Race, Team or WC and you won't be disappointed. I Give 5 chillis to this products because it's just the best.
Bike Setup: Devinci Johnson, sram x7, double track, Boxxer Race 06, Fox DHX 3 and hayer nine brake (will be upgraded to juicy soon).
Date Reviewed: October 13, 2006
Strengths: Ride height much less than some other dual crown forks. Factory axle to crown is 22.3 inches. Light, stiff, adjustable on fly, very plush.
Best DC fork out there, after much research and testing. If its good enough for Steve Peat and gang, it works for me. Doesnt kill my bikes geometry like some 8" forks, still trailable. It makes your bike look killer too.
Date Reviewed: April 7, 2006
Strengths: extremely easy to adjust. perfect spring weight(im 190 pounds) feels amazing light has small colourful sparkles if you look close enough.
Weaknesses: not a damn thing
well i was going to get a 06 manitou travis tripple ti intrinsic but i had herd that the castings crack and that they had dorado like problems so i decided to steer for a more reliable fork, and holy mother fuka this fork is amazing. soooooo smooth, so buttery, so damn easy to adjust. i honestly set it up in les than 5 mins. if you wanna stick to the ground, you can do that, if you wanna huck that 20 footer, you can do that too. im super pleased with this fork and dont plan on changing it or anything else on my bike for along time.
Similar Products Used: 2003 marzochi super t 2002 marzochi shiver
Bike Setup: all 06 parts. azonic eliminator holzfeller cranks e13 guide s type x.9 juciy 7's chris king
a Weekend Warrior
from NSW Australia
Date Reviewed: January 19, 2006
Strengths: Loads off stuff - low overall height (unlike 05 marzocchis), burly and confidence inspiring, adjustable (compression is easy), can even lock them out pretty much if you are into that sort of thing on a DC (????), 20mm thru axle set-up looks solid, they seem to 'ramp up' really well, oh the rebound works really well too. I'm sure there are others.
Weaknesses: I would prefer an all black fork - i find that they hide superficial scratches (not deep ones though!!!), ummm well the spring isnt really right for me (im 90 kgs which i think is about 200lbs) but it can be changed of course.
Sooo much betetr than my stances, so I was immediately happy. Awesome adjustability (for the price of course) Ride height is absolutely no problem, the front end wound up being the same level as it was with 150mm stances on it. So if you are worried about 888 height go for these bad boys.
Havent done heaps of riding on them yet (bloody australian summer is too hot for a week, then pissing down the next week) so will do a follow up with the ins and outs. Have done a few dirt jumps with them and feel solid, will have to see if I can bottom them out ;)...
Similar Products Used: 05 manitou stance blunt (absolute crap), 05 Marz drop off triple clamps (super high), 05 boxxer rides (not bad if you want travel adjustability)
Bike Setup: 05 bighit, boxxer races, e13, x.9, atomlab hubs, and new rad dmr pedals.
from Christchurch, NZ
Date Reviewed: November 7, 2005
Strengths: Adjustable, adjustable, adjustable!!! Smooth and lively at the same time, has that great bottomless feel.
Weaknesses: paint scratches easily
For me this fork is great it eats up everything, rutts, bumps, drops, Jumps, simply feel easy with this fork up front, I am not the most agressive downhiller around but this for makes me want to ride harder and faster than ever before ( could be dangerous ) All the adjustments at the twist of a couple of knobs makes it super adjustable to suit any terrain....even pedaling on the flat...suck! I would reccommend this to any rider on a budget as it has more wizz bang than last years race but costs the same....great great fork!
I know this has popped up a few times. but i am after a definate answer. has anyone dropped and mission control cartridge into a boxer race and NOT touched the rebound damper. If so what did you experience.
Thanks for your time everyone, Its greatly appreciated.
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I have an '11 Session 8 with the Boxxer Race fork. Stock spring on my size small is for riders 160-180.
I am finding it impossible to get the next softer spring, the yellow one for riders 140-160.
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I am looking for a top cap from a 35mm boxxer race. I have a brand new team and don't see any need for the drop stop system. I am willing to buy a boxxer race top cap or trade strait across the team drop stop assembly.
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My new Trek Session (Large) came with a firm spring and no one stocks the medium (red) spring because it is stock on the fork when not purchased OEM. Does anyone have one to spare? I am willing to pay for it
Also, it came with a 500#, 2.75" rear spring. I'd be willing to buy or swap for a 400# on ... Read More »