RockShox Boxxer World Cup 2006 Front Shocks

4.43/5 (14 Reviews)


Product Description

BoXXer Overview 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
-So Air
-Aluminum control knob damping adjustments Key Features

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


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Reviews 1 - 14 (14 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tom Housman a Racer from Oswestry, Shropshire, England.

Date Reviewed: December 18, 2007

Strengths:    super smooth, really light, reach full travel, ajustments work really well!(nice change from my old forks!)

Weaknesses:    bit of top-out(but its because their an air fork) expensive rrp.

Bottom Line:   
awsome fork, soooo smooth, amazin race fork!

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Favorite Trail:   Bringewood, caersws, moelfre.

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $780.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   03 jr t's, 04 jr t's.

Bike Setup:   03 big hit, boxxers, avid, truvativ, sram, halo sas rear wheel(really heavy!)

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jan Joubert a Downhiller from Gauteng

Date Reviewed: November 3, 2006

Strengths:    followup review..
nothing anymore..


Weaknesses:    lowers crack
'gate' knob comes out when fork compresses
leaks loads of oil
paint is really bad
maxxal is the worst thru axle ever


Bottom Line:   
the fork works for about threemonths and then falls to pieces. rockshox serviced it every 25 hours as specified.. nothing ever worked again... i did a xc race for fun on the bike and snapped the lower on a downhill xc forks work well... this fork is a total waste of money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Fort Klapperkop

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $920.00

Similar Products Used:   shiver(way better), 888rc(way better)

Bike Setup:   Ventana El Cuervo. DT FR 2350, saint, avid, e13, easton, romic

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by gerome gnome a Downhiller from Ottawa

Date Reviewed: October 11, 2006

Strengths:    - light
-feels bottomless
-infinite range of ajustability
-Rides awesome


Weaknesses:    - O-rings
- paint job
- maxxle


Bottom Line:   
The fork will make you a better rider, it feels like no other.

I recommend to anybody who can afford it

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Favorite Trail:   hairway to stephens

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   stock

Similar Products Used:   -boxxer race , dorado, 888

Bike Setup:   Devinci wilson and all the goodies

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by breanden from monteregay ca

Date Reviewed: October 9, 2006

Bottom Line:   
when you push down slowly you can bottom it out without even putting that much pressure on it it sucks so bad that when ever i bring it in to the bike shop they just laugh

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Duration Product Used:   3 months


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dustin from Calgary AB canada

Date Reviewed: September 25, 2006

Strengths:    excellent adjustments
feels amazing


Weaknesses:    tons of bushing play
maxle sucks


Bottom Line:   
sweet fork, axle system sucks and the fork has had bushing play since day 1.

it gets a 4 for value since its so expensive, but i only paid $1400 CAD for mine brand new. and 5 overall because the fork is so good, im not letting the play or gay axle influence my decision

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   bow cycle

Similar Products Used:   none really

Bike Setup:   vp free mag 30s juicy 5s dhx 5 diabolous cranks

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by unknown thing from US

Date Reviewed: August 27, 2006

Strengths:    this is the ultamite downhill fork period... i mean thats it nothing else comes close exept for marzocchi 888 man that thing is sick for freeriding off mt. everast but

Weaknesses:    looks are a little on the downside\
and it cannot be used for freeride but they are making like the totem and domain for that in 07 so yeah


Bottom Line:   
this is the downhill king that and the 888 are right there at the top of everything when it comes to flyin down the mtn

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1400.00

Similar Products Used:   66 888

Bike Setup:   norco vps team stock (but fork)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by matt albert a Downhiller from brampton

Date Reviewed: July 23, 2006

Strengths:    very light and works well for all types of riding with its adjustability

Weaknesses:    flex, but its in all forks

Bottom Line:   
greatest fork ive ever riden by far, definatly holding onto this one till it dies

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Favorite Trail:   none

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   friend

Similar Products Used:   03boxxer race, sherman slider, dorado, 888rc

Bike Setup:   orange223, boxxer wc, alex supra d on ringles, avid juicy 7s

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by RiCaRdO a Downhiller from QuEeNz NY

Date Reviewed: June 29, 2006

Strengths:    Very lite easy to set up less vibration

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
great fork can't compare to anything out there..

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Favorite Trail:   Diablo

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   EbAY

Similar Products Used:   rock shox team05 world cup05

Bike Setup:   05 iron horse sunday 06boxxer el caminos

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dma *** a Downhiller from philippines

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2006

Strengths:    weight,smooth,great damping, easy to setup, gud looks

Weaknesses:    maxxell thru axel, i like d old one

Bottom Line:   
this is d best fork ive ever had. the fork's weight is unreal. the weight difference is so noticeable in the ability to handle the front end. the air sprung fork also has unique feel to it, where the fork has less vibration.

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Favorite Trail:   3marias

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   friend

Similar Products Used:   boxxer 01,white brothers,hanebrink,shiver dc

Bike Setup:   foesmono,boxxer wc06,hayes,sunringle rim,dt spoke,thomspon stem,dx pedal,raceface crank

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brian a Downhiller from Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Date Reviewed: June 11, 2006

Strengths:    smooth as butter, light, really adjustable

Weaknesses:    pricey, high maintenance

Bottom Line:   
This is a very high quality fork. On other forks I have owned, you have to turn adjustment knobs quite a bit before you feel a difference, but on this fork, each click makes a noticeable differance, which is nice. When set up correctly, which is a very painless process, it feels bottomless, yet very supple to small bumps. The only downside I have found with this fork so far is that it requires more maintenance then your evryday fork. For instance, it uses a lot less oil due to the open bath lubrication, therefore requiring you change it more often. But for such high quality suspension, it is more then worth it.

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Favorite Trail:   cold springs

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1400.00

Purchased At:   beyondbikes.com

Similar Products Used:   888rc, fox 40

Bike Setup:   Balfa BB7, sram drivetrain, avid brakes, deemax's, saint cranks,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jan Joubert a Downhiller from South Africa

Date Reviewed: January 22, 2006

Strengths:    Stiff, Very light, ultra sensitive to small bumps and ultra plush.



Weaknesses:    maxxel thru axel

Bottom Line:   
This fork is really easy to set up for any type of riding. Soaks up every thing I can throw at it. This is the ultimate racing fork, but handles big 30+ foot drops easily. you won't be disappointed.

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Favorite Trail:   Fort Klapperkop

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $920.00

Purchased At:   West Rand Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Boxxer race, sherman, shiver.

Bike Setup:   Ventan El Cuervo,Saint, deemax, gustav m, romic.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by zac a Downhiller from Santa Barbara

Date Reviewed: January 7, 2006

Strengths:    great range of external adjustmens, easy setup. absorbes every little thing in it path, smoothest riding fork i have ever felt

Weaknesses:    price, but not really

Bottom Line:   
this fork is great it is perfect for those dh racers, yet perfect for those who are just looking to upgrade there dh trail bike, at 6.1 pounds it doesn't hurt to ride up especially if you crank up the compresion.

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Favorite Trail:   tunnel

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   A bike store

Similar Products Used:   super t, jr t

Bike Setup:   kona stinky dee with a few extra

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tommie a Weekend Warrior from Germany, Munich

Date Reviewed: November 6, 2005

Strengths:    great adjustability, very light (2650g),very very lively feeling (!), perfect sensitivity,great damping system - an overall very well designed product.

Weaknesses:    paintings are on the weak side. I think the lowers are only painted not powdercoated. I will have mine powdercoated during winter.

Bottom Line:   
I was not sure if this fork will be as good as the last years Boxxer WC (a fork, that did not convince me with it´s performance), because it is the first boxxer that lacks an open bath lubrication (it has only a small amount of oil in the lower legs) and it features an air spring.Over years I was fooled by magazines that an air spring never could be better tan an coli spring.
I was totally wrong - now I´m totally convinced of it. This is by far the best fork I have ever ridden. It has an unbeliveable lively feeling compared to the last year model. The damping ist by far much better and even the air spring is by far the best spring system I have tested until now.It has an complete bottomless feeling. I could not belive it on myself, before I first hit the trail with it.Until this time the rear suspension of my bike (Santa Cruz Vp Free,Vpp System) peformed noticeably better than my front end. After installing this fork the situation changed dramaticaly. Now i´m desperately searching for a rear shock that will match this astonishing fork (my Fox dhx5 air and dhx5 coil arn´t good enough!).With this Fork i have the first time the feeling of real supesion on my bike, a suspesion that really has this cussioned feeling i´m expeting from a suspension-system since I first rode a fullsuspension bike.
What might be interessting for You: I use it not only for downhilling and freeriding , but even for overall, more Enduro Style- riding. In fact this Fork ist a really good climber, the great damping makes this possible. I will take it for an Freeride alps-cross next Year!
The only really downside of this Fork is the price, but fortunatly I have found a store here in Europe that sells it for a really good price.The other thing is, that I have the feeling, that the colour is less durable than on the last Years WC model or on my Fox 40R
I would give 10 Chilis for this great product if it would be possible.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   bikestore.cc

Similar Products Used:   Boxxer WC 2005, Fox 40R - but this one is much better!

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz VP Free with Fox dhx Air, ,built up very light, to suit my enduro - riding style. My bike weights only a little more than 14 kilos, but has more than 8 Inches of travel :-)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andrew a Downhiller from Gosford

Date Reviewed: October 25, 2005

Strengths:    over the short period i have owned these forks i have punnished them but to there credit i cant find faul. they are a solid fork with very little flex and comming from down OZ where the trails are very rocky and techo i feel this fork excells over the likes of the 888 and dare i say it the Dorado. They are super resonsive and feel super smooth over rocky offcamber trails. the air chamber is great for differant terain and race tracks unlike the other forks on the market you can adjust to suit..

Weaknesses:    none found yet

Bottom Line:   
these are the most adjustable and most advanced fork on the market not just for racing and downhill but everyday riding for the every day rider. you can tune them at the drop of a hat, ride then in any situation on any track they are a light and responsive fork.

everyone should own a pair..

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Favorite Trail:   old bathurst road

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   2004 boxxers 2004 super t pros and 2005 888

Bike Setup:   santacruz VP Free "say no more"

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