RockShox Boxxer 00 Front Shock

4.33/5 (30 Reviews)
Weight : 6.2 lbs MSRP : $1078.40


Product Description

  • Hydracoil, XXX Sealing System
  • Travel: 178 mm
  • Aluminum Steerer & Upper Tubes


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Dan a Downhiller from California

    Date Reviewed: April 28, 2007

    Strengths:    nice and smooth, can raelly take a beating, have yet to break or need to replace anything

    Weaknesses:    none noticed yet

    Bottom Line:   
    excelent shock from the little bumps to the drops it can take it and handles it hecka smooth to

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    Favorite Trail:   Foresthill, Flood road

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $300.00

    Purchased At:   ebay

    Bike Setup:   FSR ground comp rebuilt into Dh, boxxer front, manitou bazooka rear, some other stuff

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Duncan Brabbin a Downhiller from Leeds, England

    Date Reviewed: April 28, 2002

    Strengths:    The absolute pooch's privates. Really smooth. Really reliable. Good for many seasons racing and thrashing.

    Weaknesses:    bit fiddly to adjust but well worth the effort

    Bottom Line:   
    Really good fork, once it's set up, theres no messing about. despite my best attempt to kill them, they just keep comming back for more. repect to the boxxers.

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    Favorite Trail:   Wharncliffe Woods

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Similar Products Used:   risse trixxxy, monster t, shiver, stratos s7 but they were really poor

    Bike Setup:   remec dh pro, hope bits, ac bits, mavic bits.

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by CD a Weekend Warrior from OH

    Date Reviewed: January 13, 2002

    Strengths:    LOOKS GOOD, VERY STIFF AND NOT TO HEAVY.

    Weaknesses:    UNRELIABLE, POOR SEALS, DAMPNING, WHAT DAMPNING! TO EXPENSIVE!

    Bottom Line:   
    I WOULDN'T RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE UNLESS YOU GET IT USED AND CHEAP AND NOTHING ELSE IS AVAILABLE.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $900.00

    Similar Products Used:   MANITOU X-VERT CARBON, RST XXL, JR. T

    Bike Setup:   FSR DH

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Mike Terris a Weekend Warrior from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

    Date Reviewed: November 22, 2001

    Strengths:    Excellent fork it can handle what i dish out and is awesome for jumps,drops, and other things i do with my bike

    Weaknesses:    n/a

    Bottom Line:   
    excellent fork and its a great value

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    Favorite Trail:   Downtown Edmonton (stairs,ledges,jumps)

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $950.00

    Purchased At:   Hardcore Bikes

    Similar Products Used:   rock shox jett

    Bike Setup:   Snat cruz super 8 downhill mountain bike

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Wyndon Pendergraft a Weekend Warrior from Fresno, CA

    Date Reviewed: September 9, 2001

    Strengths:    Incredibly light weight (for a DH fork). Nice, understated graphics, and beautiful overall external design, especially the one-piece lowers. Smooth, stiction-free travel. Sensitivity to small bumps at most speeds. Stock springs are adequate for most usage. XXX seals seem to keep the junk out pretty well. Oil-damped, open bath system. Crown height options. Good lateral and fore/aft stiffness. True seven inches of travel.

    Weaknesses:    Like all DH forks, it's heavy when you think about it (mine's on my trailbike. Overkill? I guess.). Do the external low-speed compression and rebound adjustments actually do anything? You have to use an eight inch disc brake rotor (then again, it is a pro-level DH fork).

    Bottom Line:   
    Heavier than my last fork by almost fifty percent, but the seven inches of travel with a six and a half pound weight is amazing. I think it's worth the extra weight in my case. The Boxxer isn't the most sophisticated fork in Rock Shox's line-up and isn't the absolute finest DH fork in the world, but it's hard to argue with World Championships. Boxxers keep winning races, and even though most riders now do it on 2001s, the 2001 and 2000 Boxxer aren't that different. I suppose there's a reason. You just don't mess with a good thing. I've turned mine into my trailbike's fork, as the weight didn't seem as prohibitive as would a fork like the Marzocchi Monster. It's tall up front and that messes up climbing, but with a low profile and a weighted front, it'll get you up, at least. But luckily I'm not toting another three pounds of useless weight as if I were riding a Monster T or Hanebrink, etc. It's a little different when I stand to climb and sprint, as the fork is too soft for that, but with seated efforts, powering my bike isn't that bad with a seven inch fork up front. That said, I know it's not a trail-riding fork by any means, and that's why I love it when the trail turns down. Hell, I don't like climbing anyway. This fork roosts on the descents, and that's what it's all about. Rebound is a bit quick, but I can change oil levels if I need to. With the Pro Deluxe on the back end of my bike, the two feel right together. Lofting the front isn't so bad, but I had to use more force with the extra weight than I had before, but it's a short learning curve. Nice fork, especially for the price I paid for it. No way I'd have thought of it if it were $1000.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $325.00

    Purchased At:   MTBR deal

    Similar Products Used:   White Bros., Marzocchi, Manitou, but nothing in the DH realm, except the White Bros.

    Bike Setup:   Giant AC2 (set in 6 inch travel) with XT/XTR, Raceface stem and post, Hayes hydraulic discs, Easton carbon bar, Rock Shox Pro rear shock.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by pete a Downhiller from burlington,ON,Canada

    Date Reviewed: August 6, 2001

    Strengths:    very tunable, stiff, light, plush, tracks extremely wellq

    Weaknesses:    rebound is a little quick but doesn't bother me

    Bottom Line:   
    this is the BEST racing fork out there hands down, it doesn't need all the rebuilding the Manitou's do and isn't as heavy as the shiver/monster
    the White Bro's can't even touch it, all other DH forks are big hit type forks ie: avalanche, risse
    hannebrinks--- well nuff said
    its really simple if you want a race fork, this is it. its plush, stiff and tracks exceptionally well

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $650.00

    Purchased At:   direct

    Similar Products Used:   monster t, WB UD180, shiver

    Bike Setup:   cheeta prowler, 8" hayes, fox rc, blackspire guide

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Chris a Downhiller from Alberta, Canada

    Date Reviewed: July 9, 2001

    Strengths:    Nice light fork with a plush feel to it. Price not bad compared to others.

    Weaknesses:    A bit lightweight for bigger dh racers. I broke the top crown and twisted the bottom one on a big jump in a race. Also the seals start leaking under heavy usage.

    Bottom Line:   
    Good for lighter racers and racers who aren't hacks (like me!). But still shouldn't have broke. Racers were using Jr T's over the same jump no prob. Switching to a Stratos S8, time for some real beef!!

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   Shiver, Stratos S8, Jr T

    Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Bullit, Race Face NS ISIS cranks w/ 48 tooth chain ring and MRP guide, Sun Dbl Wide 24" rim w/ Maxxis 2.7 high roller tire (rear), Mavic D321 26" rim w/ Gazzolodi 3" (front), Hayes 8" front and 6" rear discs and a BROKEN RS Boxxer fork.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Johny Sarge a Downhiller from Brisbane

    Date Reviewed: June 28, 2001

    Strengths:    EVERYTHING, this forks is sooo PHAT !! I can't feal anything using these forks, doing 6-7 foot drops EASY.

    Weaknesses:    ummmm, weakness... weakness is, can't find a weakness

    Bottom Line:   
    these forks will take u anywhere, the only restriction is your skill

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    Favorite Trail:   Euginea 2, crash track

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   THANKS MUM !

    Similar Products Used:   Jr T's, dnm upside downs, manitou x-verts DC,rockshox jetts (pretty hardcore NOT,)rst dh

    Bike Setup:   intense m1, hayes 8" front back, xtr rear, xtr cranks, dx pedels, azonic sten, handlebar, oury grips (nothing beats oury)

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Paul a Downhiller from Brisbane, Australia

    Date Reviewed: April 9, 2001

    Strengths:    It is quite good on the weight front but is a 7" fork that is good to use and reliable. When set up they are like butter and track small bumps very well (monsters dont)

    Weaknesses:    Rebounds to fast even when oil weight changed to 20wt. Spring weight didnt suit my weight. But oh well thats a minor thing.

    Bottom Line:   
    I think that these are good forks and I think that their weight helps in that. That said I think that the Shiver is better.

    Another thing is that alot of people I talk to think that the rebound is to fast and you cant slow it down.
    Also I think that if you only bottom out your fork occasionally then what is the point of buying a 7" fork. Really the fork should be soft enough so that if you do a 5' drop or hit something big at speed then it should bottom out, they have bottom out bumpers it wont hurt them. If they are set up this way then they will be superior over 98% of the track compared to a hard setting.

    Eventhough I have only had a set for 1 month I have been tuning them for a year and riding boxxers on other bikes for a year.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   Monster T , Shiver, Manitou X vert DC, zzyzx, heinibangs(hehehe) and others

    Bike Setup:   GSR 9", Mavic D321, SRAM, stewart tech cranks and chainguide, Hayes

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Tim a Downhiller from Hamilton, New Zealand

    Date Reviewed: April 7, 2001

    Strengths:    7" is all good
    not too much flex


    Weaknesses:    Need rebound and compression adjusters

    Bottom Line:   
    These forks are good, soak up the bumbs and very rearly do they bottom out. They are the best part of my bike, it's the frame that lets me down.
    I think this fork deserve 4 flamin turds, good fork but there are better... hmmm me thinks MONSTER T

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    Favorite Trail:   Te Miro Staircase

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $560.00

    Similar Products Used:   Bomber Z1's

    Bike Setup:   Avanti Hardcore, boXXers, Deore, Fox

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Will Holden from Spokane,WA

    Date Reviewed: March 28, 2001

    Strengths:    Works very well. Quite adjustable. Light. Never bottoms out when set up corrctly for the rider and riding style.

    Weaknesses:    No fork boots avail yet. Could have longer legs to fit larger (6"+ steerer) frames.

    Bottom Line:   
    Thane - pull your head out man. With the springs removed, the negative springs will extend cutting into the travel stroke. Pull to extend the fork then measure. Its 7"+. This thing is quite reliable and performes well from the box. In the hands of a Susp. tech, it can be tuned to perfection.

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    Favorite Trail:   #135 - Mt Spokane

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   Pedal Sports

    Similar Products Used:   Alot

    Bike Setup:   Fast

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Thane Kramer a Downhiller from Newtown, PA

    Date Reviewed: March 21, 2001

    Strengths:    well, it does have 7" of travel and looks cool, only good if you're a rockshox fan, otherwise it sucks

    Weaknesses:    oh, did i say 7" of travel up above? i measured it without the springs installed and it's about 6", rocksh*t counts the negative travel toward the positive, no external adjustment, the adjustment it has is crap,the high speed compression damping is a joke, isn't progressive at all, bottoms out over everything, takes to much time to make the adjustments that make a difference, i think my bmx fork has better quality travel!

    Bottom Line:   
    if you haven't got the message yet, this fork isn't worthy of real dh. it would be fine for a course with up to 4' drops, in order to keep it from bottoming on something bigger you'd have to use stiffer springs which makes the fork too stiff. if you want a good fork by something with good progressive travel so it soaks up the big and little stuff, not just the small stuff, RS tried to do that but their "high speed compresion damping" doesn't even work.

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    Favorite Trail:   my own

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   came stock on my iron horse sgs-dh

    Similar Products Used:   no other dh fork is this bad, but i do like my rst xxl and monsta T

    Bike Setup:   iron horse sgs-dh bike, can't do much downhill with this fork though

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by james a Racer from scotland

    Date Reviewed: March 12, 2001

    Strengths:    weight, strength. travel - 7", colour. i got mine in black - gorgeous!

    Weaknesses:    threads where axel screws into aren't very good. if you over tighten them, they f**k the threads up. not so good.

    Bottom Line:   
    damn damn damn good forks. just be careful of the threads. you don't want to end up buying a new lower leg or having to re-thread stuff.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   manitou stuff (all s**t), judy's

    Bike Setup:   orange 222, black boxxers, blackspire, xt etc

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by billybob a Downhiller from NewYork

    Date Reviewed: January 17, 2001

    Strengths:    lots'o'travel looks cool very plush easy to service and install XXX seals
    boXXer the best


    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    Two words SWEET FORK

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    Favorite Trail:   devils maiden

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $1500.00

    Similar Products Used:   monster t shiver super tx-vert carbon x-vert milenium

    Bike Setup:   GT lobo Race Face cranks XTR

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by nathan a Downhiller from nevada

    Date Reviewed: December 7, 2000

    Strengths:    great rebound ajustments, great for riders who are between 150-180

    Weaknesses:    flexes with heavyer riders under hard breaking

    Bottom Line:   
    Great overall for

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   Monstaer T


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