RockShox Jett SL 00 Front Shock

3.43/5 (7 Reviews)
Weight : 3.8 lbs


Product Description

  • Hydracoil
  • Travel: 75mm
  • Steel Steerer & Upper Tubes


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    Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Diego a Weekend Warrior from SPAIN

    Date Reviewed: February 16, 2002

    Strengths:    very low maintenance.
    affordable.
    simple tunning


    Weaknesses:    BUSHINGS!!!!
    stiffness!!!


    Bottom Line:   
    It works very very well, BUT!! bushings are very BAD !!! and their replacement is quite expensive,(about 71 usa dollars).
    If you are an agressive biker, you should change bushings each year....
    very low maintenance makes it a very interesting fork usable on XC and very very lite freeriding.
    It isn't very stiff so driving is not precissely, but, i repeat: It works GOOD!

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    Favorite Trail:   anyone techical

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   came on stock bike

    Similar Products Used:   manitou sx 99
    bombers, rock shox, RST.......


    Bike Setup:   full suspension frame, sram7.0, front hidraulic disc brake...

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jon a Weekend Warrior from Chesterfield, MO

    Date Reviewed: September 13, 2001

    Strengths:    plush, strong, great value

    Weaknesses:    none so far

    Bottom Line:   
    Good enough for light riding, great value

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $60.00

    Purchased At:   price point

    Similar Products Used:   Ballistic 60 mm

    Bike Setup:   RU Isolator DS

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Colin Mitchell a Cross Country Rider from South Africa

    Date Reviewed: August 26, 2001

    Strengths:    Enough travel for xc riding. Plush. Soaks up small and large bumps easily. Strong enough. Coil and oil is great.

    Weaknesses:    None so far.

    Bottom Line:   
    Only bottomed this fork once on a badly shaped (squarish) rock at about 45 kph. Good fork for xc riding with enough smooth travel over stutter bumps and biggish bumps to please anyone. Preload adjutments work well.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   Tested a straight Jett 2000 ; Manitou Magnum 2000 ; Jett xc

    Bike Setup:   2000 Schwinn Moab 2. In South Africa comes with Jett sl fork, Shimano Deore fd and crankset, Deore lx rd; Deore casette, Deore brake levers and brakes; Weinmann Zac 19 rims and 15g ss spokes; rapid fire shifters; IRC Mythos 1.95 xc tyres

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Maschinchen a Cross Country Rider from DO

    Date Reviewed: July 26, 2001

    Strengths:    for such a cheap fork it´s OK!
    enough for small jumps and moderate cross country mountainbiking


    Weaknesses:    definetely no fork for freeriders, downhillers or racers


    Bottom Line:   
    nothin to add

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $90.00

    Purchased At:   internet shop

    Similar Products Used:   rigid forks

    Bike Setup:   cromo frame, xt-lx-mix

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Max a Weekend Warrior from Hamilton NJ USA

    Date Reviewed: July 14, 2001

    Strengths:    hummmm, i'll come back to you on that one

    TINY bit more travel than a rigid>


    Weaknesses:    Everything; not that much better than a rigid fork. NUTHIN compared to my new Zoke Z5 Coil 130 mm

    Bottom Line:   
    Okay i guess, but nuthin compared to my new Zoke. It cost about $80 at price point, and i got my Zoke for $175. REALLY BIG DIFFERENCE!!
    Go ZOKES!!

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    Favorite Trail:   Eye of the Madman(hehe)

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $85.00

    Purchased At:   Columbus Bike Shop(came w/ bike)

    Similar Products Used:   Zoke Z5 Coil 130 mm

    Bike Setup:   Specialized Team Clipless, Zoke Z5, full Deore, Haro Escape 7.1(not too bad!), Azonic Shorty stem

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Eli from Long Valley, NJ

    Date Reviewed: November 8, 2000

    Strengths:    Good performance for the money
    Good entry-level fork
    Low-maintenence
    Hydracoil= "coil-&-oil", that is.


    Weaknesses:    Only Preload is adjustable- but what do you want for $119?

    Bottom Line:   
    This is the bottom-of-the-line Hydracoil fork from Rock Shox. It's pretty much a no-frills version of their Judy fork- except you can't adjust compression or rebound, only preload. I can only compare them to the Jett XC, which is NOT Hydracoil- it's elastomer-sprung, and not NEAR the fork the SL is. The SL is plush & soaks up the small bumps pretty well, and soaks up the bigger hits fine. If you're looking for a good, solid, entry-level fork to beat up, the Jett SL is an excellent place to start. It'll do me fine until I get a Marzocchi Z1 on my next bike...

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    Favorite Trail:   Chimney Rock

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $119.00

    Purchased At:   Pricepoint.com

    Similar Products Used:   Jett XC (Elastomers)

    Bike Setup:   Specialized Hardtail, endlessly upgrading...

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Buster a Weekend Warrior from Queens, New York, USA

    Date Reviewed: February 21, 2000

    Strengths:    Nice, plush ride for the average rider

    Weaknesses:    Can't find any so far

    Bottom Line:   
    Good fork for the beginner/intermediate rider. Original equipment only. I ride light/moderate XC trails. Nothing too crazy, just small drop-offs, jumps, and rocks that you find in this part of the country. The fork is adequate for me - I'm 175 lbs and I haven't been able to bottom out the fork yet. Some will say that this just means I don't ride hard enough... Well, that might be true, but I'm satisfied with the performance of the fork and would recommend it.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   None - this is my first suspension fork

    Bike Setup:   2000 Fisher Aquila (in XXX Orange - yum!), stock w/Jett SL fork, Deore/LX mix, Bontrager Corvair rims. Upgraded to Nashbar clipless.

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