BombShell Wicked Wendy Front Shock

4.55/5 (11 Reviews)
Weight : 4.4 lbs. MSRP : $599.00


Product Description

  • The perfect blend of art and total functionality. Forged crown, Carbon Fiber composite construction, and 7050 sliders; Wendy has it all! Designed exclusively for Dual Slalom and Free Riding; 20mm quick release, International Standard brake mount, and 7075 steerer. With it's rider adjustable spring preload and rebound dampening Wendy is one of the most adjustable forks on the market.
  • Hayes 74-25 or International Standard mount.
  • 3 spring rates and 3 MCU durometers available.


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    Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by COmtbiker12 a Weekend Warrior from Colorado Springs, CO

    Date Reviewed: August 9, 2004

    Strengths:    Just bought this sexy fork. Much beefier than I pictured online. I have to say that it feels great, also didnt notice that it was Nitrogen charged until I received it. That's awesome. The carbon fiber job is beautiful, it fully molds into the crowns. Incredibly light, havent really had any ride time on it yet so cant do much there.

    Weaknesses:    Absolutely none at the moment.

    Bottom Line:   
    Bottom line I havent really ridden this much at all yet so I cant comment on endurance or performance. Its a downright beautiful fork that has some excellent construction put into and was definitely worth my money. I bought it used but its prety much new. I'll post a ride review up here in a few months. I'd definitely recommend this to anybody who wants a burly fork that is only 4lbs.

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    Favorite Trail:   Pipeline

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $140.00

    Purchased At:   Ridemonkey Classifieds

    Similar Products Used:   Marz DJ, Manitou Shermans

    Bike Setup:   2004 SoulCycles Titan, Bombshell Wendy, xt crank/bb, D-wide wheels, Hayes brakes.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by TOM CARR a Weekend Warrior from CORRAL DE TIERRA

    Date Reviewed: March 21, 2004

    Strengths:    this thing is firm. I felt confident in technical situations. Its stiff & smooth. Great all rounder semi-downhill to crosscountry.

    Weaknesses:    Not really. Price was right at Cambria.com and I don't work for them...

    Bottom Line:   
    I bought it on sale via Cambria.com basically 1/2 the price of a say... Manitou Minute 3... although I'd still like to test one @ Sea Otter 2004... It's a solid inverted coilover with a nitrogen charged cartridge to smooth things out. This is a good company which makes a good product. I ride everything in Monterey County from semi-downhill to crosscounty, as well as Tahoe. For Durability its spot on & its fairly light with travel at a true 125mm. Don't fall for the usual advertisment this is a solid fork... & I don't work for them....

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    Favorite Trail:   SCSU

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $350.00

    Purchased At:   Cambria.com

    Similar Products Used:   Rocshok silo sl too soft on technical sections. To much understeer. Manitou Mars forget it....

    Bike Setup:   Azonic Saber.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by daveyburt a Weekend Warrior from MA

    Date Reviewed: December 28, 2003

    Strengths:    it functions perfectly. it's a truely adjustable fork...and it works. buttery smooth. gentle bottoming....and hehe, MASSIVE look.

    Weaknesses:    well, i dont want to complain about this fork at all but, i do have one issue.
    the resin used to give the fork it's sleek look is failing around the upper brace, moreso on the brake side. BombShell promised it has no structural impact...and that was last year so, so far so good. just kidna a bummer to have a fork thats so nice look like its broke. :(


    Bottom Line:   
    i love it. but its got a crack (described in weakenss sect.). i also have the same preloader plate problem mentioned above...functions fine.
    i contacted bombshell about my elastomers (wanting to change to spring) but they offered no free upgrade. no biggie, its still kicks butt.
    bottom line**
    I love it and want to keep it forever. theres nothing else out there that compares in my eyes, as far as weight/stregnth/performance for the dollar.
    They've got an innovative team that works there and rides... and thats what they're all about. great product! but...4 chilli's for no free upgrade and a stinky crack.

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $350.00

    Purchased At:   local shop

    Similar Products Used:   whatever is on various friends bikes

    Bike Setup:   02 bullit

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Rick from Sacramento CA

    Date Reviewed: December 24, 2003

    Strengths:    looks sweet, upside-down fork. damping is sweet. support rules

    Weaknesses:    spring choices

    Bottom Line:   
    The only complaint is that the stock springs are too light, and the next level up - firm - springs are a bit too stiff. I weigh 200 lbs. otherwise trouble free sweet performance for one year.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $300.00

    Purchased At:   pricepoint

    Similar Products Used:   Z1, psylo

    Bike Setup:   Dakar XLT 1.0 stock

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Mark a Racer from Johnson City, TN

    Date Reviewed: March 5, 2003

    Strengths:    Feels plush. Lots of travel....too much for slalom or mountain x.


    Weaknesses:    Flexes too much. Slow in berms. It is really raked out...makes your bike feel like a chopper. If have had to send it back 3 times. I have bent the steerer tube twice blew the nitrogen cartridges once. It is just a fork full of problems and the warranty dept. sucks ass.

    Bottom Line:   
    I race and practice all the time.. I have never had any fork problems before this one. Im back on a psylo and it feels so much faster and lighter. Especially in cornering and berms the smaller forks that aren't inverted and raked out corner a hell of a lot faster. They are lighter and will give you much better performance. This fork would be ok for a freeride fork, but as far as a dual slalom fork, I suggest you steer clear of this one.

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    Favorite Trail:   ETSU Biker X course

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $450.00

    Similar Products Used:   Rock shox psylo...marzocchi dirtjumper and EXR, Z1 and Z5.

    Bike Setup:   I had it on a Azonic DS1 and then on a Haro werks DSR. I finally got it back from warranty with a new steerer tube and there is no way in hell its goin on another one of my rides.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Nick Stephens a Racer from San Luis Obispo, Ca.

    Date Reviewed: December 18, 2001

    Strengths:    it's bombshell, I own it, it's on my bike.

    Weaknesses:    I get excited, go very fast, start laughing, fall down go boom. awwww dangit, my fork's scratched

    Bottom Line:   
    I love this fork....really solid feel. the internals seem to hold up really well to some serious abuse. every time I ride this thing I try to bottom it. I try to break it. I keep trying and it loves it, just give it some grease and its time ta PARTY. I love it thanks bombshell.

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    Favorite Trail:   one that hurts ya

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $600.00

    Similar Products Used:   marzochii, manitou, white bros.

    Bike Setup:   mtn cycle, bombshell wheels, wicked wendy, hays

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Justin from Canada

    Date Reviewed: December 12, 2001

    Strengths:    Superb Craftmanship
    Extremely stiff
    Lightweight (My 2002 Model weighed in at exactly 4.2 lbs)
    Progressive Springs (No MCU in 2002 model, big improvement)
    Easy to use adjustments that actually work
    Easy to disassemble
    External Grease Gun Ports
    Included neoprene boots for the sliders
    Plush travel, but dosen't bottom on big hits


    Weaknesses:    No external compression damping Adjustment
    Fixed (5") of Travel (should be adjustable)


    Bottom Line:   
    This fork is brilliant. The construction is second to none,
    and the carbon wraped uppers combined with a 20mm axle provide for very effective cornering. I will be using this fork this summer on the North Shore of British Coulmbia, and I will submit another review at that time. . .

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    Favorite Trail:   Urban Assualts/drops/etc

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   Came on my Sputnik

    Similar Products Used:   Marzocci Z1 QR20
    Rock Shox Psylo XC(standard drop-outs)


    Bike Setup:   Foes Weasel(1999), with formula discs, XT, 5" front, 6 1/2" rear

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jorge Islas-Shaw a Weekend Warrior from Houston,Texas,USA

    Date Reviewed: December 12, 2001

    Strengths:    Stiff as a DH doble crown and smooth, super plush, very active and responsive, very predictable, exellent in big hits and at high speed ever rocky sections the rebound is awesome. Actually mine weights 4.2lbs and no elastomers is all coil-springs that you can mix to adjust your riding preferences, but the stocks are perfect!, Did I mentioned great looking to. Bombshell are magicians working with carbon-fiber

    Weaknesses:    Plastic Preload spacer inside is not the best material, they should change it to aluminum. mine broke, but still works, doesn't afect the fork performance. Other than that minor issue this fork don't have a clue of what the word weak mean.

    Bottom Line:   
    Way ahead of the others I have used, it is better performer by all means. in one word AWESOME! and less expensive

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    Favorite Trail:   MotoX park in Austin/ any Volcanos in MexicoCity for DH

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $530.00

    Purchased At:   CicloDeporte in Mexico

    Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi Z-1 Q-R20 year '00, Boxxer '99, Manitou milenium '00

    Bike Setup:   Intense UZZI-DH '00, full XTR, Bombshell wheels-set, King hs,Easton monkey-light carbon bar, Thompson steam 90mm and satpost,Intense 2.4 tires, promax disc-brakes 180mm

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Sean McClendon a Racer from Pine Valley Ca. USA

    Date Reviewed: December 11, 2001

    Strengths:    Great slalom fork, nice and stiff, but super smooth in the berms, and especially over the jumps. great for the money.

    Weaknesses:    i cant find one, buy the fork and see if you can find a weakness.

    Bottom Line:   
    My wendy fork too about 30 minuets of jumping for me to get used to. i can't believe how much faster my bike can go in berms, and over jumps. im still trying to give the forks a work out, they are outriding me. the fork easily compeats to the rock shox psylo, my buddy has a khs b*tch with the psylo, and i prefer the wendy.

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    Favorite Trail:   My slalom track

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $599.00

    Purchased At:   Bombshell

    Similar Products Used:   manitou x-vert, rock shox psylo

    Bike Setup:   Specialized FSR Elite, 4 inch fox vanilla in the back, bombshell front hub and fat boy rim.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by grumpe a Downhiller from San Diego

    Date Reviewed: December 6, 2001

    Strengths:    sweet plush ride infinite amount of adjustability. Sweet looking fork

    Weaknesses:    Not a big fan of the micro-lube system

    Bottom Line:   
    For the price you can't go wrong with this fork. There is only one word to describe this fork "PLUSH"

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    Favorite Trail:   Ortega Hwy

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   Gift

    Similar Products Used:   Z1

    Bike Setup:   Rocky Mountain Edge Mavic D321 in the front with a GT hub. Will be replaced with a Bombshell 20mm hub Magura disc brakes Nokian 2.3 front Maxxis mobster 2.1 rear XTR rear derailleur Deor cranks front derailleur and shifters

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by john a Downhiller from san diego ca

    Date Reviewed: November 1, 2001

    Strengths:    super stiff very plush I can go like i am riding my big bike just point and go.way to go bombshell

    Weaknesses:    none realy it did have elastemers wasnt to happy with that but i talked to jason and he set me up with springs he said they all come with total springs now .again way to go bombshell

    Bottom Line:   
    I will be buying more of there products next on the list is the new betty they keep talking about .but bottom line great fork

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    Favorite Trail:   anderson truck trails

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $550.00

    Purchased At:   online

    Similar Products Used:   z1 drop off judy not to happy with those

    Bike Setup:   kona stinky dee lux full hayes sun ryno lights with bombshell hubs chris king head set kore stem bars and seat post

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