RockShox Race '01 Front Shock

4.6/5 (10 Reviews)
Weight : 3.5 lbs MSRP : $350.00


Product Description

Aluminum Steerer // Scalloped, Hollow, Tubular-shaped Aluminum Crown Painted Electric Red // EA 70 Butted Aluminum Upper Tubes // XXX Seals // New Casting


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Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bryan a Weekend Warrior from Newport, KY, USA

Date Reviewed: October 14, 2002

Strengths:    Weight, durability, awesome looking, decent adjustability for the price. Very smooth on medium hits and great negative rebound performance when the trail drops out.

Weaknesses:    Don't ignore the foam wipers under the XXX dust seals. Keep them oiled or you'll be riding a rigid fork. But not a big deal once you identify the problem.

Bottom Line:   
This has been a great fork for the money. I have to admit, I'd gotten a little disappointed because it was very smooth when it was installed. But the smoothness quickly went away. Couldn't figure out the problem...even asked bike shop owners who just shook their heads. Thought my rebound damping was "packing up" so I backed it way off, which didn't help. After a few months, finally read through owners manual again and realized I was supposed to be lifting the dust seals every couple of months and putting 5w fork oil on the foam wipers. Boy! What a difference. That was the problem all along. Better yet, there's a shortcut, and it works on any oil damped fork. Every so often, store your bike upside down, simple as that. Over night, the oil will run down and soak into the wipers, restoring all the buttery-smooth performance you expect from a hydro-coil type suspension. Since I've learned this little trick, this has been a terrific fork for its intended purpose - fast XC and trail riding. A nearly perfect combination of value, performance and weight. If you can find a retailer looking to unload one of these at a good price, gobble it up. You'll be happy you did.

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Favorite Trail:   Coopers Rock State Forest (WV)

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $169.00

Purchased At:   PricePoint

Similar Products Used:   RS Jett XC, Manitou Magnum R

Bike Setup:   Rocky Mtn. Fusion stock with Judy Race, WTB Laser V Stealth saddle, WTB dual compound trail grips, SPD 536 pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Henrik Andersen a Weekend Warrior from Denmark

Date Reviewed: September 10, 2002

Strengths:    Color, Look, smooth travel! Can be used to almost every type of Riding!

Weaknesses:    A little bit the weight! No Lockout. I Miss that!

Bottom Line:   
Buy this fork.Great fork, an it isent expensive!
Wish that RS make a lockout kit, for the judy Race!!

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Favorite Trail:   La Garde in Italy

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Roskilde Cykelcenter in Roskilde, Denmark(You now, Roskilde Festival)

Similar Products Used:   SID SL 2000. Marzocchi Z3, Manitou SX TI. Pace RC38 AIR FORCE.MAnitou SX !

Bike Setup:   Be One Titanium frame with Judy Race, Rolf Propel, RAce Face Next LP, Magura HS33, Extralite stem. Tune seatpost. Syncros Riser! Ritchey Speedmax tires. An so on!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Malcolm Syme a Cross Country Rider from Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 11, 2002

Strengths:    Awesome looking, light weight easy to maintain

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
An Excellent fork at an excellent price and extremely good looking. If you enjoy cross country riding and racing this is the fork for you.

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Favorite Trail:   Kelso/Glen Eden

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Cyclepath

Similar Products Used:   Judy 2000 XC,Duke SL

Bike Setup:   Gary Fisher Kaitai, XT cranks and B.B, LX rear derailleur, Avid SD 5 brakes and SD 7 levers deore shifters, bontrager superstock wheelset, bontrager cruiser crossbar, kore stem, LX front derailleur, bontrager race seatpost and seat

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lee a Cross Country Rider from Macau, China

Date Reviewed: May 19, 2002

Strengths:    Light, and :race", damping really works
Good Looking, Electric red


Weaknesses:    no Judy race in 2002, 0.1 lb lighter than the SL's, available 80mm only in Macau

Bottom Line:   
a good, light coil-spring fork...not very good for race actually:)

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $175.00

Similar Products Used:   Judy SL, Indy C

Bike Setup:   Hercules Titanium, XT groupset, Titec kits, Judy race, Ringdia Explorer

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by phil thompson a Cross Country Rider from england

Date Reviewed: March 2, 2002

Strengths:    what a great pair of forks quite light smooth and very good looking

Weaknesses:    after a year of hard use i have a little nock coming from someware but nothing too bad

Bottom Line:   
a great pair of forks for a very good price

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   some english shop

Similar Products Used:   judy c i am so pleased i upgraded to the race

Bike Setup:   xtr raceface thomson

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Luke a Weekend Warrior from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2001

Strengths:    Looks mad, feels unreal(so smooth), good adjustment, XXX works real good so far, no troubles.

Weaknesses:    umm... yet 2 find any. if u dont ride it for a few days, the next time its ridden for about a minute theres a really annoying oil sound, but it doesnt effect performance an goes away quick. it could be cheaper.

Bottom Line:   
mad fork, get it its so good, the oily sound is nothing, ussually doesnt happen anyway. great 4 enduro/Xcountry/bit of freeride it'd be pretty hard 2 break it.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   MBC

Similar Products Used:   suntour-dont even think about buying

Bike Setup:   Norco hardtail

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gordon a Cross Country Rider from Bay

Date Reviewed: June 20, 2001

Strengths:    It's really smooth and stiff set at sixty-three mm. At eighty, I didn't really notice that much of a difference, except that I had about another three quarters of an inch of travel to fool around with.

Weaknesses:    I want to see Rock Shox make a Judy Race with a hundred mm travel for the enduro guys. I guess I'm looking at a Psylo or a Manitou X-Vert Super.

Bottom Line:   
A really nice fork, could be better, I want more travel. XXX seals hold up well, changing travel ought to be easier. A great fork for the competitive XC guys. A good fork for endurance stuff, although a bit more travel would make your more comfortable. This is a review for the Rock Shox 2001 Judy Race.

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Favorite Trail:   Edge, NY

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $175.00

Similar Products Used:   Manitou SX-R, SX-100 Rock Shox Judy XC, Psylo SL

Bike Setup:   2000 Specialized Stumpjumper M2

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ray Halliwell a Racer from SriRacha Thailand

Date Reviewed: April 9, 2001

Strengths:    Standard spring just right for my 145lb. Good range of spring adjustment and damping plus well controlled ride.

Weaknesses:    Oiling the felt pad under the fork seal is fiddly and could damage the seals if not done very carefully. Not such a problem in the USA but seals are difficult to find here.

Bottom Line:   
Well made and very good value. Excellent choice for amateur racer like myself. Would have no resevations about buying Rok Shox again.

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Favorite Trail:   Petchburi

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   ProBike Bangkok

Similar Products Used:   RST Gamma EL (bouncy things)

Bike Setup:   Giant ATX LE frame Shimano XTR brakes, drive train and shifters

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by josh a Cross Country Rider from turkey point canada

Date Reviewed: January 24, 2001

Strengths:    LOOKS, PLUSHNESS, NEW CROWN AND BRAKE ARCH, XXX SEALS, DAMPNER WORKS

Weaknesses:    TOP RIGHT PRELOAD CAP DOESNT WORK HAVE TO GET A NEW ONE

Bottom Line:   
WORKS REAL WELL IF ONLY THE PRELOAD KNOB WORKED AND THE MECHANIC INSTALLED THE STAR SCREW THING IN THE STEERER TUBE RIGHT, KEEPS POPPING OUT EVERYTIME I SCREW THE SCREW IN OTHER THAN THAT SWEET PERFOMANCE LIGHT AND PLUSH

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $305.00

Purchased At:   Local bike shop

Similar Products Used:   99 RS JETT C

Bike Setup:   99 SCWINN MESA GSX, LX CRANKS, XT DERAILLER, LX LEVERS, 01 JUDY RACE

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by josh from turkey point

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2001

Strengths:    new crown and casting, looks, feel ect.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
great for everything except really extreme stuff, a bit pricy, good all round

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Favorite Trail:   many different ones

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   a local bike shop

Similar Products Used:   99 rockshox jett

Bike Setup:   99 shwinn mesa lx/xt

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