RockShox Shox Judy XL 99 Front Shock

3.27/5 (11 Reviews)


Product Description

Rock Shox Judy XL


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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by raymond hobi a Cross Country Rider from redmond,WA USA

Date Reviewed: March 21, 2010

Strengths:    fairly adjustable,durable

Weaknesses:    not appropriate for big drops or any type of downhill or free riding

Bottom Line:   
this suspension fork is appropriate for beginner to intermediate cross country riding. you have to remember that. different shocks are designed for different types of
riding and/or terrain. also if you're not a very skilled rider (ie: you're relying on the suspension too much) you
won't be that happy with it. try riding a rigid fork and then see what you think!

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Favorite Trail:   skookum flats/Mt. Rainier

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Center Cycle/Renton,

Similar Products Used:   manitou axel

Bike Setup:   rockhopper '90

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jonathan a Weekend Warrior from Monroe Mi U.S.A

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2003

Strengths:    Look's good on my bike

Weaknesses:    Blows ass cant get it to fell right on the bike and the damn twisty thingys on the top of it dont F***ing work so this product blows

Bottom Line:   
This shock just isnt working on this bike this shock is made for someone that weighs about 50 pounds it's so darn soft it ruptures the cartiges like a monkeys unkle

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $350.00

Similar Products Used:   Fox Racing Shox

Bike Setup:   A custom giant mountain bike a cross between a MCM-SE and an MCM-TEAM with a carbonfiber frame

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Carl a Racer from Long Island, NY

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2001

Strengths:    Endless Travel.

Weaknesses:    A lil bounce.

Bottom Line:   
Its a good fork for the price i paid.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Cambriabike.com

Similar Products Used:   Bomber JR. T

Bike Setup:   98 Gt Backwoods

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John a Cross Country Rider from Townsend Massachusetts

Date Reviewed: August 22, 2000

Strengths:    Contrary to what has been written by others on this review list. these things are great! Smoooooth as silk takes some real hammering.....WHEN PROPERLY SET UP!!!!!!!!!!

Weaknesses:    Blew a cartridge ....before it was set up to my weight.

Bottom Line:   
Great Fork! Takes a real A$$ whooping!
JUST DONT COUNT ON ROCKSHOX TO HAVE YOUR REPLACEMENT PARTS.
AND PLAN ON GETTING A$$ RAPED WHEN THEY HIT YOU WITH
THE PRICE. GREAT PRODUCT...PI$$ POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!!!
THEY DONT SELL RETAIL! sAVE YOUR MONEY AND GO WITH MARZOCCHI.....vALUE PACKED...BUT POOR RATING FOR THE COMPANY
5 FLAMING PILES OF FECAL MATTER FOR VALUE...AND ONE FOR OVERALL

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Favorite Trail:   ANY

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $180.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   Manitou Xvert

Bike Setup:   Gary Fisher Joshua

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Equis a Weekend Warrior from Cali

Date Reviewed: November 5, 1999

Strengths:    
None just looks nice this Shock really sucks, I cant beleive it retailed orginally for $600 dollars. Its a POS, its so soft even when set to the highest tension its like riding on a flat tire in front of you and ait over all makes you prone to crashing alot. It renders your control of your bike considrably!!!


Weaknesses:    
Same as above


Bottom Line:   
THis Shock Sucks so much ass

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Judy XC


Bike Setup:   
Jashua Z-1

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by big A a Racer from durango co

Date Reviewed: October 11, 1999

Strengths:    
ungh?


Weaknesses:    
This fork ruined my season. It is simply a slophouse; like riding with a flat front tire. It bottoms out with no effort and I've blown two cartridges in the few months that I have owned it.


Bottom Line:   
The bottom line is that this fork makes me cry at night. As another reviewer stated, this shock isn't worth the box it came in. I paid $100.00 for this fork thinking even if it sucks it has got to be worth a bill. I was horribly mistaken. Don't make the same mistake I made. Now my bike has a rigid fork on it until I can find something better than an xl, like a judy jett

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Favorite Trail:   
sidewinder

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Marzocchi z1
judy xc
white bros. dc 90
cannondale moto


Bike Setup:   
Kona chute with poop shox xl

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by BRS a Downhiller from here

Date Reviewed: October 1, 1999

Strengths:    
UMMMMM NONE!


Weaknesses:    
POS!!!!!!!
Not worth the box it came in. Shitty travel, bottoms out. Looks like crap/GAY!


Bottom Line:   
Really bad fork, even for the $187 it cost. Travel is NOT progressive at all, bottoms out all the time. I can't believe Rock Shox is still in business, their only good product is the BOXXER. You know why I must give it 1 flaming pile of shit, I'd give it zero but thats no an option, I think it should be

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
X-ver R, X-ver T, Judy 100, Judy XC, Z1 Bam.


Bike Setup:   
1998 Santa Cruz Heckler

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Some guy a Weekend Warrior from Perth

Date Reviewed: July 18, 1999

Strengths:    
heaps of travel
plush
good steering


Weaknesses:    
durablity of cartrige?


Bottom Line:   
i aint had this fork for long
but damn feels wild
im taking jumps like never before
massive confidence boost with 100mm of travel up front.
its not all that heavy either

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Bike Setup:   
giant ATX
judy XL
otherstuff
oh its also got two wheels, yes u heard right two of them

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Pussy Lover a Cross-Country Rider from Wa

Date Reviewed: July 13, 1999

Strengths:    
Eats everything but small things. Flies like Shit over small bumps. Smooth as shit over rocks.


Weaknesses:    
Flex a bit on the legs. Constipated on road.


Bottom Line:   
Great shock for Free ride.

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Favorite Trail:   
My Sisters room

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
My legs. (I am a free rider not cross country.)


Bike Setup:   
I have a Iron Horse 98 G-Spot with the Judy XL and XTRs(I also have a G-out with an Indy C)

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Ed Burger a Downhiller from Davao City, Philippines

Date Reviewed: June 23, 1999

Strengths:    
Light weight.cool looks reliable performance


Weaknesses:    
a little bit flexy for DH


Bottom Line:   
After using a DHO in 3 DH race the XL is a lighter version and fun to play around with in technical trails. It doesn't have the bomb proof stiffness of the DHO but a great tango with the RS Super De luxe of the LTS rear. I blew all my 96 97 RS cartridge including the DHO but this XL brougth back my confidence in RS.The New C3 cart is reliable.My 180lbs was a problem at start and RS recommended to change the oil to a heavier weight oil and now its perfect. A flaming red hot payib bay 5,lima,cinco,Go,funf !!!

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Favorite Trail:   
Karabao trail

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Judy SL , RS DHO


Bike Setup:   
GT LTS 97 XTR RS XL

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by archie a Cross-Country Rider from broussard,La

Date Reviewed: June 13, 1999

Strengths:    
travel
stiffness


Weaknesses:    
bouncy


Bottom Line:   
cool, cheap($200) , stiff. binds under heavy braking though. could use more Rebound adjustment. good fork!!!

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Favorite Trail:   
clarbore multi use

Duration Product Used:   
tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   
judy dh


Bike Setup:   
sbi FSR Extreme(green)'98

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