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BombShell Betty '02 Front Shock

4.33/5 (3 Reviews)

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jerry a Weekend Warrior from seattle

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2003

Strengths:    super stiff, plush, cheap. soaks up everything, you can easily fit a 2.7 and still have tons of clearance. probably could put a 3" on there but I've never tried it. 36 mm stantions!!!!!!!

Weaknesses:    I somehow blew the dampening system, its 80 bucks to replace it. stickers are just plain stupid looking so i took them off. but the lowers scratch really easy.

Bottom Line:   
this is an awesome fork for the money. its prity much the same buy as a jr.t or boxxer race, but a little less money 1 inch less travel and alot stiffer and more reliable than boxxer race. if you want to put a 6" travel fork on your hardtail or dual suspetion bike. this would be a great way to go. after a year of hardcore abuse, i've found that this holds up to almost anything. i busted my wrists last summer on a 10 foot to flat(that obviously i messed up on) and i'm working myself back up to big drops again. like 7' to flat and big gaps.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   jr.t, shiver both dc and sc. '03 dj1, psylo, jett, prity much everything offered on giant and diamondback bikes

Bike Setup:   identiti dr. jekyll, halo combat rims, diatech (they hooked me up), maxxis high rollers 2.5 and 2.7(sick) truvativ bars stem crank and chainguide and shimano deore

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jerry a Downhiller from seattle, wa, usa

Date Reviewed: December 1, 2002

Strengths:    great fork for the price, retails at $600. stiff, strong, can take prity much anything you can throw at it

Weaknesses:    some stiction, dampening is very hard to adjust to what you like

Bottom Line:   
its a great fork if you can't afford anything more, but if you can afford it, buy something by rock shox, or marzocchi.

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Favorite Trail:   jap gultch

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Bike Setup:   custom motiv frame with 6 inches of travel
bombshell betty
truvativ firex
truvativ 38 tooth dh chainring, roller guide
shimano deore derailure and rapid fire shifter
diatech spiral stop disk brakes
Love 2.7 semitubless tire (front only, rear can't fit more than 2.5)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tim a Downhiller from Vail, CO usa

Date Reviewed: August 15, 2002

Strengths:    Great value for 6" travel, good jumper

Weaknesses:    A bit sticky, had a rod come unscrewed- no damage, easily repaired

Bottom Line:   
Good Value

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Favorite Trail:   moab west rim

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   VBS

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Bullit- xt, 5th Element rear shock, wtb wheels/hubs, hayes hydraulic

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