RockShox Shox Jett T2 Front Shock

3.64/5 (28 Reviews)


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Jett T2


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Derek Zoolander a Cross Country Rider from Blairstown, NJ

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2008

Strengths:    Durable, plush, longevity

Weaknesses:    Small travel

Bottom Line:   
I've had this fork for 8 years. Not 1 problem. My Rincon didn't come with front suspension and I added this aftermarket. The adjustments on top don't make much of a difference, but it has been solid. I will be upgrading to a more modern fork soon though.

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Favorite Trail:   Allamuchy

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Vitulli's Cycle Fit

Bike Setup:   2000 Giant Rincon

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by freelanzr a Weekend Warrior from San Diego, CA

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2008

Strengths:    100mm Long Travel adequate for 160lb skilled rider. Longevity, low maintenance, good value.

Weaknesses:    Preload adjustment very inadequate, inadequate damping, elastomer feel, weight.

Bottom Line:   
The bike came with the longtravel Rock Shox Jett T2 and for an entry/beginner level bike at a great value and set-up. Small frame, so only time I bottom out is technical mistake by not riding smoothly, misreading trail or not paying attention. The shock does not seem to have much adjustability, and is nowhere near the quality ride of the older Rock Shox Mag 21 SL. I use this bike as my scouting trail bike, the first few times I run a trail, and this shock is still holding up after 8 years of use, with very little maintenance, just keep the uppers cleaned, covered, and lightly coated with teflon based lube. Cheap, elasotmer shock good for beginners or smooth riders on moderate trails.

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Favorite Trail:   Calavera Lake

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   originally equipped

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox Mag 21 SL

Bike Setup:   2000 Giant Iguana SE, Shimano Alivio 24 speed components, velociraptors, stock set-up.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dalmatinac a Cross Country Rider from Hamilton

Date Reviewed: January 31, 2007

Strengths:    Great novice cross-country shock. Soaks up all Cross-Country conditions. Great at low speads. Also has good rebound.

Weaknesses:    Spring is not stiff enough for race like speeds and environments.

Bottom Line:   
This shock is great for a novice rider. It started me out on XC trails. I have had no problems with it until I became more comfortable and quicker through XC trails. The rebound speed tended to delay and began becoming uncomfortable at high speeds. If people are doing drop offs and/or jumps at 2 feet they are: riding the wrong bicycle, using the wrong shock, and if they knew anything about cycling they would know what XC meant. People before you start bs-ing about a good product FIND THE APPROPRIATE BICYCLE FOR THE APPLICATION!

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Favorite Trail:   Kelso's

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Main Cycle & Sport

Bike Setup:   24 Speed Trek 6000 Hard-tail. With a lot of goodies.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dakota coates a Downhiller from prospect ns canada

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2005

Strengths:    light, low maintenence, very plush,

Weaknesses:    pretty soft, it can easily be bottemed out, but i don't know why all theses people are saying "it bottems out off 2 ft drops", obviously you are a very unsmooth rider, just be smooth and it will treat ya pretty good

Bottom Line:   
great fork if you are a smoooth rider and you can ride it smoothly but if you are hard on it it probly wont last as long.

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Favorite Trail:   whopper

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $125.00

Purchased At:   from a friend

Similar Products Used:   suntour

Bike Setup:   custom urban/dj, rear rhynolight XL with dt spokes and specialized hub,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jim from Australia

Date Reviewed: August 28, 2003

Strengths:    Strong, hasn't fallen apart yet! Can adjust to suit conditions

Weaknesses:    None yet

Bottom Line:   
Great suspension for those who like to do almost everything. Fun and it's good being able to adjust the suspensions. You can't get much better for the price!

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Favorite Trail:   Dougherties

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   None, first bike with suspension

Bike Setup:   Merida Kalahari 590 disc, acera 8 speed, promax disc brake (front), promax v-brakes back.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Jason Kanawyer a Weekend Warrior from Sanger, ca

Date Reviewed: March 29, 2002

Strengths:    In tight areas that require low speeds, the Jett soaks things up reasonably well.

Weaknesses:    This fork bottoms EASILY. When pedaling hard, my Jett almost bottoms out from the force of my body on level ground (180 lbs). Lean back! By the way, you can't adjust this fork in any way. The knobs seem to be there just for looks!

Bottom Line:   
This fork is allright for tight, lowspeed applications but will fail you on anything substantial. I need to upgrade ASAP. Personaly, I wouldn't spend more than $40.00 on a fork like this. Perhaps if you're a 100-130lb rider it might suit your needs somewhat better than my 180lb frame.

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Favorite Trail:   Bass Lake

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Copeland's

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   2001 Gary Fisher Joshua

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andrew Robitaille a Weekend Warrior from tecumseh, ontario, canada

Date Reviewed: January 9, 2002

Strengths:    it's a great fork for trails and going off jumps
has plenty of travel al year round


Weaknesses:    aren't many but like other people say it's not good for dh but it aslo isn't a dh shock

Bottom Line:   
its a good fork nothing wrong with it yet and i've been doing trail riding and dirt
don't try to use it for dh b/c it's not made for that like people said before not a good dh fork
if you like dh dont buy it but for trail ridders it's great

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Favorite Trail:   niagra

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   bicycle world

Similar Products Used:   sr m7700

Bike Setup:   01 norco bushpiolt with new fork tires tube stem seatpost

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jay a Weekend Warrior from Great Bend, Ks

Date Reviewed: December 24, 2001

Strengths:    cheap, hasn't broken yet, black, RS

Weaknesses:    cheap

Bottom Line:   
I'v taken this off of many 4-5.5' drops to flat, and many larger jumps, and it still functions, there is a chunk taken out of crown form bottoming out on my FSA Pig. but every thing works. The trick is to rebuild them and use a unknown amount of 90wt. rearend oil. This fork is great for any one who doesn't really care about having the best.

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Favorite Trail:   Kansas, Trails?

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   used

Similar Products Used:   riged fork

Bike Setup:   SURLY 1X1, Rhino lites, raceface cranks, titec bars, multiple stickers

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by J B a Cross Country Rider from calgary/ab/canada

Date Reviewed: September 15, 2001

Strengths:    sturdy, adjustability

Weaknesses:    weight

Bottom Line:   
great

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Favorite Trail:   ice caves

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   the bike shop

Bike Setup:   x cntry

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Newbie New Guy a Cross Country Rider from Boston

Date Reviewed: July 6, 2001

Strengths:    Good looking, Price, Care

Weaknesses:    Squishy, Endo real easy, too soft these shocks seem really soft to me bout to have the bike tuned and have them adjusted to stiffen up I guess I either weigh to much or they are set up incorrectly

Bottom Line:   
Will come back soon with and update after tune up

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Favorite Trail:   Lynn Woods

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   Cycle Loft

Bike Setup:   Gary Fisher Joshua

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brett a Weekend Warrior from Grand Rapids, MI, USA

Date Reviewed: March 22, 2001

Strengths:    im pretty light so its not too soft at all, i love, easy maintenance

Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
it came w/ my bike, but i love it, its a great fork me

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Dave a Racer from Culpeper,VA

Date Reviewed: March 19, 2001

Strengths:    Nice looking,very comfortable ride.Durable for begginners.

Weaknesses:    Bottoms out very often.Dont go "too" wild with these shocks.They bottom out very easily.Dont go off a jump higher than 2 feet.Im going to switch it for a Marzocchi Bomber.By the way...IS ANYBODY SELLING A MARZOCCHI BOMBER FOR NO MORE THAN $250?(Negotiable)NEED ONE QUICK!!!!GOING TO RACE SOON NEED A BETTER SHOCK.MY E_MAIL IS stonefield farm@starpower.net

Bottom Line:   
Nice fork,get a better one or upgrade your bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Hollywood Farms,and Observatory Hill

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   Bike Works with a Schwinn Mesa GS

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Schwinn Mesa GS

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Carter from Chilliwack, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: February 1, 2001

Strengths:    Everyone says this for has about 75 mm but i measured mine and it has 4.5 inches. It is quite plush but im not to sure yet(i'v only had it for one day)

Weaknesses:    Not yet

Bottom Line:   
Good fork for the $$$

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Favorite Trail:   Slip n' Slide

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Bike Setup:   Raleigh Tarantula

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by peter walicki a Cross Country Rider from ridge,ny,usa

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2001

Strengths:    loooks cool low care

Weaknesses:    rs sets this fork up for a 180lbs rider thats not me its way too soft and flexes on the downhills

Bottom Line:   
this fork is no good for riders over 225lbs and cannot be fixed with rs parts i had to get mountian speed springs to be able to ride my bike

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Favorite Trail:   dec-rocky point l.i.n.y.

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $125.00

Purchased At:   bike discounters

Bike Setup:   haro extreme deore lx package

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Daniel M a Weekend Warrior from Montrael,Quebec,Canada

Date Reviewed: October 23, 2000

Strengths:    Weight. Does not bottom out. Cheap

Weaknesses:    Feel as if made of rubber- flexy, sluggish. Elastomers. Too stiff for me. Can tell it would not stand up to a day of downhill, but never dared to test this hypothesis. No disc mounts, but I guess that's for a reason (they would rip the fork apart). Ugly as hell.

Bottom Line:   
This fork is fine of the poser who rides around the city, looking cool, but is not recommended for anything more hardcore than that. Getting air has never been more nerve-racking. For adrenaline-seekers who look for thrills out of riding off a 3 inch curb. How extreme?!

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Favorite Trail:   Banzai at Bromont

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Stock

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi Z5, Manitou SX, Marzocchi Z1.

Bike Setup:   Giant ATX 840(deserving of such a cheap fork)

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