Similar Products Used: Marrzocchi z.1 sport and dj3
Bike Setup: This fork was on my Diamondback voyager 2, which was pretty much my first mtb even tho the frame was more of a hybrid. Its now on my brothers motiv rockpoint (from sams club, but has yet to break)
a Cross Country Rider
from Los Angeles
Date Reviewed: December 2, 2007
Strengths: indestructible, no maintenance needed at all, light, perfect for xc, never bottomed out even after jumps, you will never feel a single bump if you know how to ride properly
Weaknesses: not meant for over 150 pound riders, sleeves make it hard to tell how much travel you are using,no disc mounts
If you're a light guy like me, you don't need disc brakes, and you're into cross-country, this is perfect. If I didn't require disc brakes for races, I would never switch shocks.
Strengths: man,this baby is not the best fork you could ever have,but for the year of 98,when it was made it was one of the best.i got this on my trek 6000,and its still going.after 5 years of XC,jumps from ramps in the skate park and similar brutalities its stil doing its job.i have never ever opened it,i just grease it regularly.so i think its pretty good.
Weaknesses: no disk mounts,not good for people over 150 pounds./i'm 150,so i know/rubber seals have the tendency to shrink.
its good,wort it price,if you have the choice between stiff fork or this one,go with the suspention man!/although i doubt that you will be able to find this fork anywhere,they are too old/.if you have such a fork,and you want to keep it,better find some parts,or a extra one for parts,because nothing last for ever...
Similar Products Used: nothin as bad as these puppies.
Bike Setup: KHS xt components kore stem & seat post RockShox indy c's i think the c stands for CR#P
a Cross Country Rider
from Australia nsw
Date Reviewed: June 4, 2001
Strengths: Great introductory shock for lighter weight riders, inexpensive, simple to maintain, good shock absorbing qualities for cross country riding preload adjuster works effectively, strong….survived several crashes.
Weaknesses: Relatively springy compared to air shocks, bit of flex in lower legs, limited travel 50mm, chrome worn off inner tube after four years or so of use. Not suitable for large impacts
Very impressed with the shock, ideal for entry-level riders but suitable to race on. Provides added traction and control, but strong enough for that good hard thrash every now and then. Dust boots keep seals clean however trap some water. Almost no maintenance required, quiet- no squeaking, look impressive. Adds to the fun of flying through the bush.
Bike Setup: Giant ATX840 , STX-RC group set, SPD's, Tioga psycho tyres,
from Northshore Vancouver
Date Reviewed: October 10, 2000
Strengths: This product is the best fork I have ever ridden on. I considered many other forks before i came to the final decision of the indy s. It makes no difference to me that only one side of the fork has a shock in it. I contemplated for a while, then soon realised that my Monster t's had to go, and i strapped this baby onto my brand new 2000 RM9 team issue.
Weaknesses: ABSOLUTELY NONE
This fork is amazing. The single spring eats the bumps like nothing ive ever felt. This fork comes out of the box ready to be bolted onto your threaded headset of your brand new DH bike. You save approximatelu 0.93 pounds off the stock Monster T, which makes the biggest difference in climbing to the start of the DH course. This product is a bit pricy, but the serious downhiller should definately check it out. Forks like the Monster T and x=vert carbon are made a mockery of when this fork is put to its maximum potential, which can be scary. The bottom line is that this fork rules, and although you might pay alot for it, trade in the Monster T and get yourself a real fork.
Bike Setup: full SRAM 9.0 and race face Dh stuff. Fox rear shock 9" travel, Indy S up front to eat the 8 foot drops of northshore and DH
Date Reviewed: August 27, 2000
Weaknesses: bottomed out far to easily. Even when going up a curb
Don't even consider this if you are a serious or semi-serious biker. It bottomed out far to easily. It's good for road use and for begginers who enjoy feeling the soft springs but don't put to much pressure on it or your wrists will hurt. Don't reccomend for jumps at all
a Cross Country Rider
from spartanburg, sc, usa
Date Reviewed: August 13, 2000
Strengths: had them for about 4-5 years, they are still working O.K. they have around 50 mm of ride and are great for beginners who want a shock that will last them.
Weaknesses: doesn't feel like the ajusting screws (or whatever they are called) still work
if you think youve abused your shocks, ya aint seen nothin yet. i have never cleaned them, go down a set of around 20 steps near my house that are (and im not exagerating, i went out and measured them 5 minutes ago)5 inches wide by 9 1/2 inches tall every time i am biking around my house, which i do around 3-4 times a day, and hit a 5 foot dropoff near my house daily (only once a day cause i crash almost every time i jump it). the shock covers got riped of by a dog in our neiborhood, and i go on trails and get them covered in dirt every day. if thats not abuse, what is?
Similar Products Used: 99 judy 97judy indy c sid xc
a Cross Country Rider
from Viña del Mar, Chile
Date Reviewed: June 12, 2000
Strengths: At the year I bought my bike, the best suspension fork I could afford. Very low maintenance need it.
Weaknesses: It has elastomer in one leg only, I weight 160 lbs. and soon started to bottom out on big hits, not good for bumping roads.
I put elastomer in the other leg, that works find, especially in big hits. But now since two years, it has been decreasing its performance. If you are short one many and find a big sale, buy it, but look around there are good forks on sale too.
Bike Setup: Old: GT with stx group New: Santa Cruz Chameleon with Jr.T
a Weekend Warrior
from Sydney, Australia
Date Reviewed: May 5, 2000
Strengths: Cheap, basic suspension for occasional riders, low maintence (a few drops of oil now and then), fool proof (a disclaimer is necessary for the exceptional fool)
Weaknesses: Short travel (48mm), no dampening, very difficult to upgrade
After about 3 months I could use the upgrade, until then my cardi-respitory system was the limiting factor.
Did some research and found out about the Englund air cartidges. Also that all the Indys were basically the same. I obtained some long travel rods for free (the increase in the travel is about 13mm). I knew from the drawings I reviewed that there was a 13mm spacer in the bottom of the Indy S fork that reduced travel, what I didn't know was that it is put into the fork BEFORE the bushings are pressed on.
I had to manufacture a special tool by grinding down a hacksaw blade so that I could cut out the spacer apart and slip the pieces past the bushing without nicking the surface. It took 4 hours! I got the spacers out without nicking the bushing in either leg.
I now have 75mm air forks that work like magic. This (Indy S)is not a modification for the novice. However, there are plenty of used Indy C forks lying around that could be upgraded easily and the result is the best value for money upgrade you could make.
See my reference in the Englund Product Review for tuning tips.
a Weekend Warrior
from Ontario, Canada
Date Reviewed: March 12, 2000
Weaknesses: It's an MCU only, therefore doesn't work at all in the cold. Small amount of travel, therefore bottoms out easily and harshly. No adjustability at all (The 'preload' are fake)
You'd be better off with a rigid fork. Rock Shox made this fork to 'look' like a suspension fork, but it is not. The internals consit of one big long MCU in one of the legs. It's sad that brand new this fork was selling for $150CAN (mine came with the bike). I weigh 135lbs and was bottoming this fork on the smallest hits, it really isn't meant for any serious riding and should only be speced on a department store children's bike.
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I'm sure this is a common story...
Was going to upgrade my 13-year-old Raleigh hardtail with a new fork, wheelset and other goodies, but after tallying the costs, I decided to get a new FS instead.
MTBR advice convinced me to keep the old hardtail for commuting.
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Hoping someone can help me out. I just picked a Rock Shox Indy SL that is in very good shape. The only problem is that I snapped the spring adjuster (the plastic thingy that goes between the MCU and the metal sping) off at the head on one leg.
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Happy New Year to all of you!
The weather in Indiana has sucked for a while (snow, melt, snow, melt) so the trails are imposible. I needed to go for a ride so bad so we went urban. My buddy has an '05 6-Pack so he was trying 4' drops. I had the 575 with my XC wheels so I did 3' max to try the susp ... Read More »
Friday, March 18th @ 9pm
Pre-Rallye Party at the Broad Ripple Brew Pub, Indianapolis, Indiana
This is when we will give out the maps and where to meet the following day.
Saturday, March 19th @ Noon
Saturday we will meet in the Broad Ripple area and start the route. Depending on ... Read More »