RockShox Boxxer Race 2006 Front Shocks

4.91/5 (11 Reviews)


Product Description

The top three spots of the Men's overall Downhill World cup in '04 were on the Motion Control damped, air sprung BlackBox Boxxer.
Updates for 2006

-Motion Control Damping with External Floodgate
-New BlackBox Speed Stack
-Solo Air
-Aluminum control knob damping adjustments
Key Features

-Sub 6lbs (2722g)
-Upper crown with direct mount stem options


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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Cj Smith a Downhiller from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2007

Strengths:    Super smooth, very adjustable, huge travel, bottomless, absorb everything, light weight, easy to upgrade, look good and good trusted brand.

Weaknesses:    None. They may not look as chunky as Marzocchi's but there lighter. Not a weakness at all.

Bottom Line:   
Their amazing. If your interested in these buy them. You will not be dissapointed. Way cheaper than Marzocchi.

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Favorite Trail:   Local Secret

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Remy Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi Drop-Off Triple, Marzocchi MZ Comp, and some spinner peice of crap.

Bike Setup:   Haro .357 Nine

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Connor Stewart a Downhiller 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).


Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   the pines

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   bow cycle

Similar Products Used:   -04 boxxer
-02 marzocchi shiver dc
-06 marzocchi 888
-04 marzocchi jr. T


Bike Setup:   balfa bb7:
-boxxer race
-avid code
-DT Swiss FR 2350
-Kenda Bluegroove 2.5 (front)/Nevegal 2.35 (rear)
-Marzocchi Rocco W/C
-SRAM X-0
-Brooklyn Machine Shinburgers
-Cromag Box Stem

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ben hobbs a Downhiller from new zealand

Date Reviewed: November 25, 2006

Strengths:    Very light weight. plush and enought travel to suit anything.The rebound works perfectly and so does the compression.

Weaknesses:    so far no weakness.And dont expect to get any.

Bottom Line:   
cheap fork recomend for anyone.

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Favorite Trail:   double down in Rotorua

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   wangunui

Similar Products Used:   none.

Bike Setup:   ethirteen chain guide. race face stem. maxxis tyres. easton bars. 20mm hubs. laser rims. flat pedals. and hayes nine disc brakes.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Cody 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

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   888vf, super T, Junior T

Bike Setup:   04 Devinci 8 flat 8. Saint cranks, x.9 drivetrain, hope mono 6 ti brakes, Sun Abbah hubs with doubletrack rims

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Cole a Downhiller 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

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   Tunnel

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   2003 Marzocchi junior t

Bike Setup:   04 specialized big hit expert and all the goods

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steeve B. a Downhiller 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

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   Mont-Belu

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   Boxxer 2002, Boxxer race 2005, Drop-off triple 2006

Bike Setup:   Devinci Johnson, sram x7, double track, Boxxer Race 06, Fox DHX 3 and hayer nine brake (will be upgraded to juicy soon).

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dave from Seattle,WA

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.

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Marz z1-fr

Bike Setup:   Transition Dbag, DH components

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by pelayop a Downhiller from alicante spain

Date Reviewed: May 21, 2006

Strengths:    durability, easy to make it fit your needs(regulations) rebound, compressiion...

Weaknesses:    your bike ends to be too launched if u have 18,5 cms travel or less (frame)

Bottom Line:   
it is a fork which u can adjust perfectly to you`r wants, easyly

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   bici altea

Similar Products Used:   boxxer ride 05

Bike Setup:   ironhorse 7point3 2006

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nathan kraan a Downhiller from stayner

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

Bottom Line:   
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.

dont wait, get it.!!!!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   highway

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   little eds ski's and bikes

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

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bedelly 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.

Bottom Line:   
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 ;)...

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   www.torpedo7.com

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.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike Cleverley a Downhiller 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

Bottom Line:   
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!

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Favorite Trail:   Vic Park Nationals track

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Bike HQ

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi junior T, Marzocchi Drop Off Tripple and single,

Bike Setup:   Ironhorse Yakuza Kumicho

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