Risse Racing Trixxxy DH Front Shock

3.55/5 (33 Reviews)
MSRP : $795.00


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Risse Racing Trixxxy DH


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rob S

Date Reviewed: October 16, 2012

Strengths:    Light,plush,good adjustability and durable.Save my ass a few times.

Weaknesses:    A little tiny bit flexy when approaching the limitations of the design,and contact patch geometry a bit too far back "top-sidey feeling at times".

Bottom Line:   
I have been using this fork for about 7 years.I only just got a seal leak in summer 2012.The fork seems a bit too soft when I get fatigued and lose my spin,if you don't have a good spin,this fork ain't 4 u.Get the preload and damping right,and realize that everything has it's limitations,and you're good to go.I used this fork on a Giant VT,with panniers and a Cycletote trailer to ride from florida to wisconsin over the blue ridge and smoky mountains,and it and the frame of the bike were about the only things that didn't fail on the trip.Yes,it was a custom rig,and was very heavy.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Mike D a Downhiller from Culpeper, Va, USA

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2006

Strengths:    It can hold a 3" tire.

Weaknesses:    Everything sucks about this fork. I go through seals everytime I ride. It has a lot of flex in it. Oil leaks even with new seals. Rebuil cost $100. It works good for one ride after rebuild.

Bottom Line:   
DON'T BUY IT. Its no good. Don't wast your money on it.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $850.00


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by dima Hon a Downhiller from London

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2003

Strengths:    well,they look ok,i guess.

Weaknesses:    where do i start! firstly,oil leaks are a big problem and the seals are non-existant.bushes wear out quickly
and the anodizing on the lowers wears off quickly too.
dont buy this fork!!! its crap in every way possible.


Bottom Line:   
this fork dosn't deserve a bottom line.
ive got one thing to say to risse:lower your prices and get REAL engineers to design your products.

i know that was two things but what can you do.

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Favorite Trail:   the black run

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   you dont need to know

Similar Products Used:   pogo sticks and that toy bike that comes with action man.

Bike Setup:   kona stinky (which deserves better than this).
blah blah blah..........

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andres Morrison a Cross Country Rider from Redding

Date Reviewed: March 25, 2003

Strengths:    Good design, plush, sturdy

Weaknesses:    slightly flexy; people always had problems with the seals.

Bottom Line:   
These are some of the best forks out there, I think. Specially considering I used to build them for a couple of years (worked at Risse). I built my own as a custom 6" with external compression and rebound adjustments, different springs, custom cartridges. This thing has saved me many a times when I should have gone over the bars, I serviced mine about every six months (usually just changed the oil and sizing strips) Buy one if you can find one, (I recomend you hand over the money once you have the fork in your possession though, or else you may be out of money and out of a fork for a LONG time)

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Favorite Trail:   the dirt kind

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   Built it

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Sarazen DH; 6" Trixxy, hayes, J-5; mrp;

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Shawn a Downhiller from Norcross GA USA

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2002

Strengths:    Good smooth travel, very plush, and lite. I weigh 230lbs and have beat the piss out of this fork for a year and have never had a problem. It soaks up the small stuff as well as the big stuff. Peal off all ths stickers and you have A solid black fork, whick is really dope.

Weaknesses:    I have no complaints, the only thing I have done to this fork is change the oil to 10 weight.

Bottom Line:   
This fork is sweet and is worth the money. It rides and looks good. Fork is easy to pull apart and maintain. Fork seals are the best I have seen. Also has an integrated stem option. The guys at Risse are professional and very friendly.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   Lifetime Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Mozo Pro,DHO, Boxxer, Terrex, Monster T.

Bike Setup:   2002 Santa Cruz Bullit with 7" Trixxy, Hayes Brakes, RaceFace cranks, hayes hubs, Vuelta Dh rims.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by greg from Grand Junction, CO, US

Date Reviewed: December 30, 2001

Strengths:    Good for, i like it. stiff, wide range of tuning possibilities

Weaknesses:    i have noticed a LOT of oil coming out of the lower left leg, i may have to send it back to risse, but other than that, this is the best fork i have seen!

Bottom Line:   
this is the best fork i have used. it is a great deal to get the front hub and brake with the fork. i had to make fork guards for it because the risse ones are too expansive. handles drops very well, extreamly stiff when coldweather is around. . . all in all this is a good fork and if you are looking for the best deal on a dual crown fork, this is it.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $795.00

Purchased At:   From Risse, ordered through The Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   i used to have a 2000 marzocchi z-5 air on my bike

Bike Setup:   2000 diamondback x-2, risse trixxxy fork, profile stiffy stem, doublewides, azonic 454 crank, blackspire 44 tooth sprocket, mr. dirt chain guide, odi lock jaw grip w/ intense grip, hayes full hydo brakes, gonna get a risse jupiter-5r rear shock (a LOT better than rock shox) and going to get titec ringleader dh bars.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scooter from Roseville, Ca

Date Reviewed: November 26, 2001

Strengths:    inverted, can handel a 3.0" tire, good adjustability, travel options

Weaknesses:    needs time to break in

Bottom Line:   
This fork is the best deal out there. I had problems at Sea Otter with oil leaking out of the top cap during the weekend but Fish at Risse was really cool and worked on my fork for free and even replaced some parts at no charge. All the employees are really nice and are helpfull in tunning the fork for you. I am getting the 7" upgrade for the fork as well as the 8" upgrade for my Santa Cruz Bullit.
The little companies are always awesome to deal with.

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Favorite Trail:   The Bullit at mammoth

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   straight through Risse

Similar Products Used:   nonthing similar

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Bullit w/ 6" risse, HED dh hoops w/ risse front hub and seismic 6" dia. rear hub, Kooka DH cranks and stem, Mr. Dirt chain guide, Kore DH bars, Thomson post Tioga Dh saddle, Nokina 2.6 gazzi, serfas 3.0 front, Brooklyn pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by josh a Weekend Warrior from flagstaff az usa

Date Reviewed: October 31, 2001

Strengths:    very ajustable, stiff, plush, relativly light-weight, very low maintenence

Weaknesses:    some stiction, and oil leaks out of the top cap

Bottom Line:   
this fork is very nice, really plush and stiff. the oil leaking out of the top cap is not a big deal, its just kinda anoying. i have only bottomed the fork a couple of times. they can handle 6foot+ drops easily. i wouldnt recomend them for serious dh riders but for free riding, there perfect.

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Favorite Trail:   fatmans loop

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   the bike loft

Similar Products Used:   none, this is my first dh fork

Bike Setup:   rocky mountain rm-7, azonic rims, nokian 3.0 front tire, wtb 2.4 rear, risse trixxxy 7" fork, purple hayes, answer protaper bars, triple chainring, awsome free-ride setup

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dangerboy a Downhiller from calgary

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2001

Strengths:    super tuneable
rebound works just make sure you have enough oil
light weight
price
great for the privateer
custom built for you



Weaknesses:    oil leked out of top caps although fixed easily by lubing o rings with jody butter

Bottom Line:   
the great thing about this fork is the tunablility.order it staight from risse and make sure to tell them how you intend to ride the fork and include your weight.i set mine up to ramp up in the last 3 inchs of travel {heavier lower spring as there 2 springs per leg}.Also the carbon fiber gaurds will stand up to some serious punishment and a worthwell investment.I found this fork to have better rebound control and to be stiffer then the jr t.The price of this fork is what should draw more people to it less than a jr t .... more travel,better rebound great for the privateer

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $495.00

Purchased At:   risse

Similar Products Used:   2001 jr t

Bike Setup:   bullit with 7 inh 2001 trixxy

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Tyson a Downhiller from UT

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2001

Strengths:    feels really good
inexpensive
comes with hub
damping adjusters actually do something unlike rockshox
seals work excellent
when it's working it's amazing


Weaknesses:    flexy
bottoms out easily
doesn't come with leg guards, if you want them plan on
spending another 100 bucks or more
would sometimes leak a little bit out of the top caps
if you have a problem Risse doesn't seem to be willing to
help much


Bottom Line:   
Hmm, would I recommend this fork to someone? That depends. If you are a freerider just jumping around I'd say go for it, except it bottoms out sometimes, but that can be fixed with new springs. Mine came with too light of springs. If you're a downhiller I'd say no cause it's too flexy and if you crash in the rocks kiss your lower legs goodbye. Overall I haven't had a very good experience with this fork at all. I ordered it and it came sooner than expected, which was nice, but right out of the box it was leaking. I figured it was just extra stuff so I put it on but it really was a leak so I ruined a set of brake pads. Sent it back and it took about 2 weeks to get it back. Take it out of the box and guess what it's still leaking! Funny joke, not. I sent it back AGAIN and two weeks later get my fork back finally not leaking. So after a month I've ridden it once. Well, haven't had any problems since except one of the top crown bolts stripped out when I retightened it after adjusting my headset. Took no effort at all. So now I'm sending it back to Risse again to get it fixed. Why can't they just send me a new part to keep me riding? I think Risse is full of people that don't ride cause they don't care wether or not you're riding your bike. Well, several headaches and disc brake pads later I'm getting rid of it and getting something, anything, better.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   tested or demoed lots and lots of stuff, first triple clamp fork to own though

Bike Setup:   sweet Santa Cruz Bullit

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by dave a Downhiller from MA

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2001

Strengths:    good compression damping characteristics
light


Weaknesses:    Flexxxyyy!!
Not much tunability (I have a 2000 model)
a lot of maintanence


Bottom Line:   
It is a good deal and a good fork for normal freeriding (not the freeriding magazines describe like 30 foot drops and "hucking"), but it is a little too noodley for downhill

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   off mtbr


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Chris a Racer from WA

Date Reviewed: July 3, 2001

Strengths:    good price, super smooth, good color(black), sweet new wet bath dampening, great height, very tunable.

Weaknesses:    they're a little flexy, they twist easily, UGLY graphics, thats about it.

Bottom Line:   
I had a little oil leak out of the preload and rebound knobs on top, and a little ring on the lowers, other than that I havent had to maintain it much. The weight is good for racing, but the flexiness is questionable at high speed cornering.
It's a smokin deal for the fork,hub,and 8" Hayes, and Risse is a easy company to deal with. If you want a good freeride/downhill racing fork, this is it. For big drops, no. Overall it has been great for me.

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Favorite Trail:   Grouse Ridge

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Bobs Pedal Power

Similar Products Used:   Manitou X-vert R, Noleen Chubby LT, Boxxer

Bike Setup:   Giant ATX, 321's, Nokians's, Hayes, Race Face, LOVE SEAT, Titec stem,bars,post. You know the usual.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris a Downhiller from Montreal, Quebec

Date Reviewed: March 22, 2001

Strengths:    Looks cool, worked well for me, cheap price, the seals worked really well!

Weaknesses:    Twists a little in the fork crowns, flexy.

Bottom Line:   
Well, I had this on my 6" freeride bike. Yeah, I wouldn't use this fork for all out crazy DH. It's a little flexy and the crowns aren't very secure...only one bolt on each side for the upper crown and 2 on each for lower. I rode through mud and the seals worked great! I was impressed. You CAN use a 3.0 tire but it's really close. I regret selling mine...I should have kept it for my freerider. Plus mine was all black which was beautiful. Now I'll probably get an ugly gold one.

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Favorite Trail:   anything at Bromont

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   off of Mtbr

Similar Products Used:   Hanebrink ZZYZX (crap), Hanebrink LT-8 (crap also -I never learn)

Bike Setup:   Nothing right now (hahaha)...waiting for my Marin DH

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matt Miller a Downhiller from Zug

Date Reviewed: March 19, 2001

Strengths:    best price for 7' fork
looks cool


Weaknesses:    Not really stiff
Cartriges leak (at least my friends am mine)
Not a big range to select damping (well no surprice since the cartriges are leaky)


Bottom Line:   
Well if you are looking for a affordable 6 or 7' fork and you are not the ultimate dh king, then these forks are a nice option to spend your money. And hey you get a hays 8' discbrake for free.
If you are looking for a durable dh killer switch to anothert fork like the big brother the champ.

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Favorite Trail:   tight and steep drop off style

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   cambria

Similar Products Used:   Boxxer, Monster

Bike Setup:   Mountaincycle Shockwave...this bike rules !!! ;o)

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by chris rowen a Racer from breckenridge, co 80424

Date Reviewed: December 31, 2000

Strengths:    Fork felt great when it was new

Weaknesses:    This fork is not durable, If you ride hard DO NOT BUY THIS FORK

Bottom Line:   
I weight 185 pounds and race Semi-pro and the fork will not hold up the stress that national slalom tracks dish out. I normally do not bad mouth products, but this product is NOT durable. The service I received from Risse was Great, so I feel bad complaining but how many times do you want to take things back to get fixed?!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $795.00

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi Bomber, I guess after riding these I was spoiled because of it's durability

Bike Setup:   Spooky Metal Head (slalom bike)

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