Rond Hydro 3 Shock Front Shock

4/5 (8 Reviews)


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Rond Hydro 3 Shock


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Johnny Rotton a Downhiller from Gjerkoff, Holland

Date Reviewed: June 9, 1999

Strengths:    
If you are into things that suck these are the ones!


Weaknesses:    
Hmmm, let's see, they are not reliable, they weigh a ton, you can't get parts, and everyone else makes a better fork.


Bottom Line:   
If you are a loser than these forks are perfect for you. If you cannot get laid then pick up a set of Rond Hydros. Dorks, Geeks, and Morons all agree that these are the best forks ever. Don't hesitate, buy now, the phone lines are open!

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Favorite Trail:   
your Momsanus

Duration Product Used:   
more than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   
Judy's, Zokes, and X-Verts


Bike Setup:   
The retarded kid down the street traded me his three wheeled bike for a handful of Gummy Bears.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Leo Langeveld a Cross-Country Rider from Holland

Date Reviewed: May 7, 1999

Strengths:    
Durability


Weaknesses:    
Weight


Bottom Line:   
He, I'm back again. Still using the same shox. No oil leakage or what so ever (It's not a Marzocchi , they leak all the time !!) I'm very happy with it, durable, reliable and very little maintenance..Leo

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Duration Product Used:   
2 Years

Similar Products Used:   
None


Bike Setup:   
American Eagle Death Valley, First Olympic Champion !!

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Danny Parcell a downhiller from England

Date Reviewed: February 21, 1999

Bottom Line:   


Greetings, I own a pair of wp/rond hydro pro3 forks and i dont know much about them. I would much apprechiate it if some kind person could send me an email telling me about them and how they work. I would like to know how much they cost,how they work, what they are made of, and any other info on the fork.
I will be very grateful for your response, cheers

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by Speedracer a racer from USA

Date Reviewed: October 9, 1997

Bottom Line:   


The Rond fork is without a doubt, a sub par fork compaired to that of Marzocchi and some Rock Shox. The travel is extremely limited. If you are looking for a fork that only reduces the big hits (like many of the euro pro riders use) this is a good fork. If you want a fork that actually works, get a Bomber or possibly a Judy.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Dave a cross-country rider from North Dakota

Date Reviewed: June 29, 1997

Bottom Line:   


this fork kicks with grits, a definate hopper for crud.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Dave Bennett a cross-country rider from UK

Date Reviewed: April 15, 1997

Bottom Line:   


Now you may not have heard of Rond forks? Why is this when thy have been ridden by the
World champion? Rond are a Dutch company who have been making motorcross forks for a
good few years now, and about 1994 started making MTB forks.The forks I have ridden for the past while have been the Hydro Pro alpha, a titanium and alumium
parted air-oil fork. So how do they work. Well on the trail they ride *really* well, lot's of tuning in
the action and newer versions allow you to tune both directions of travel sepaterately. They are
torsionally very good with no breake run even with my standard 1993 LX hub.But there is a downside. They aren't RoxShox. No one will have heard of them and as user
maintenance is not a very easy option (too many tools and too much training required) this has to
be their downfall. Reliability has not been great either, the crown suffered catestrophic failure
(URK) and they do need maintenance every 3-6 months the way I ride them. That means losing
the forks for a week or more while they go back (via post) to a service centre. The last grumble is
that the distributer in the UK changes every year or so... Hmmmm...Should you buy them? On the whole they are great forks, just overshadowed by the lack of
support and cost of maintainance. Nowadays I think I'd buy some Judy SLs for the same cost!
MInd you yellow and green on my bike (Bleah!).djb

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Leo Langeveld a cross-country rider from Enschede, The netherlands

Date Reviewed: April 15, 1997

Bottom Line:   


It is one of the best front suspension I've ever seen. No wonder Bart Brentjes won the Olympic
Gold medal with it. It is solid, quit cheap, not that expensive as a real Rock Shox or what so
ever. It should be more famous, concerning the quality. Coincidentally made in Holland. What is
Pace in yhe Uk, is Rond WP in Holland. (WPsuspension is THE best in motoracing
suspensions!!!)

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Bas Versluis a cross-country rider from Netherlands

Date Reviewed: April 15, 1997

Bottom Line:   


In the Netherlands there is a famous motorcrosscycler who has a factory that built MTB front and
rear suspension. His name is Gerard Rond and his fork's listening to the name: Rond WP. WP
came from White Power. That is another Dutch company that built Formula 1 suspension parts.
Bart Brentjens also use a Rond WP fork. The Type he use now is a Rebel. That is a new fork for
'97. The Fork he was used in the world cup was a HP3 (Hydro Pro 3) an Air/Oil fork. New in
the rebel is the combination of Air/Oil and Springs. The forks air tested and built in the High
Mountains of the Netherlands. My question is, can you put this two types in your product review
pages bij the front suspension chapter. I'm interested in some opinions. The fork I use my self is a
modified Rock Shox SL '96. But I look forward to buy a new, stiffer fork. (If you want Rond built
a fork special on your specification).

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