White Brothers DH3 Front Shock

4.44/5 (18 Reviews)
Weight : 7.0lbs MSRP : $1099.95


Product Description

  • Total Travel: 185mm(7.28")
  • Damping: Judd coil springs with air/oil seperated damping system, nitrogen charged reservoir, exterior adjustable compression and reboumd damping
  • Features: Inverted design, 6 bolt lower crown, 4 bolt upper crown, 20mm axle, wet bath lubrication, fender mounts, # plate mounts, aluminum steerer


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by apocjoe a Downhiller from Jacksonville nc USA

    Date Reviewed: September 5, 2011

    Strengths:    They look bad a**
    And they still work after 10 years of use


    Weaknesses:    Ppl look down on them bc they are old

    Bottom Line:   
    If you find them under $100 get them!

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    Favorite Trail:   The one I made

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $150.00

    Purchased At:   eBay

    Bike Setup:   Custom

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by weiserst a Downhiller from Montreal, Qc, Ca

    Date Reviewed: June 11, 2008

    Strengths:    Close Damping cartridge with real components in it, not just for the show

    Bottom Line:   
    Beside some broken pieces in it, maybe because of a lack of maintenance, it is still working well after 6 year of abusive use!

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    Favorite Trail:   CBC, Seymour, British Columbia

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $400.00

    Similar Products Used:   None


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Glenn a Downhiller from Victoria, B.C Canada

    Date Reviewed: September 7, 2006

    Weaknesses:    i have not found any Weaknesses at all

    Bottom Line:   
    i like them becouse i can though carzy things and still ride home. They look really Sick(lol)

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $600.00

    Similar Products Used:   N/A

    Bike Setup:   Stab primo Kona, race face cranks

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Mark a Downhiller from London, UK

    Date Reviewed: January 18, 2005

    Strengths:    Light, stiff, very durable, very reliable and consistant, looked excellent inside when rebuilt, no signs of excessive wear anywhere. Takes a massive thrashing, and I'm 260 lbs.

    Weaknesses:    Not many vendors stocking parts in the UK, but EcoSport has been very good about getting me what I needed..

    Bottom Line:   
    This is the best fork I've ever used. I've not seen anything yet with the same combination of reliability and adjustability. In just a few mins, you can adjust it for any trail conditions, it tracks incredibly well when set up properly. When I was running a 3" Nokian up front, it cleared with no problems. They reccommend that you charge the slave cylinder with nitrogen instead of air.. worth the effort, and they were right, you can notice the difference on long runs. My next fork will be a WB DH2.0 whenever this one pukes, but so far, I've had no problems at all.. very highly reccommended.

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    Favorite Trail:   Ft William

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $1000.00

    Similar Products Used:   Foes F1, Marz Shiver, Super T

    Bike Setup:   Tomac 204, White Brothers DH3, Sun MODO Wheelset, RaceFace NS3 cranks, Mr Dirt guide, Azonic bars, seatpost, stem, Atomlab pedals, Maxxis tires

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by David a Downhiller from alberta canada

    Date Reviewed: May 21, 2004

    Strengths:    through its two previous users, it is the best ive ever used! its got a better structure and its feel is amazing...fits like a glove

    Weaknesses:    its rattle on the left leg, its nothing serious i think...just annoying and causes concern

    Bottom Line:   
    this is THE best fork a fork that i have used in perhaps my entire biking life! may get the new DH 1.8 to put on my downhill bike, cuz this is staying where it is!

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $800.00

    Purchased At:   from a friend used

    Similar Products Used:   dorado

    Bike Setup:   2004 norco sasquatch with new chainguide YEAH BABY HARDCORE HARDTAIL!

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Bryant Rudy a Downhiller from Kingston, N.Y., U.S.

    Date Reviewed: November 22, 2003

    Strengths:    Good strong 20mm axel, strong uppers, stong lowers, lower stantion gaurds.

    Weaknesses:    Lots of flex after used for a few years.

    Bottom Line:   
    The 2001 White Brothers DH3 is by far under-rated by most. The amount of flex and te 20mm screw in axel is most people turn offs. I have come to terms with the flex since I don't realixe it when I'm riding, but the axel fives me tizzy-fits when I need to change the tire or tube, but other wise it is the best damn axel I've ever used besides the DNM USD-180's, Marzocchi Shiver WC, and Manitou's He-Lock axel. Don't pigon hole this fork, pigon hole the rider who accuses it! Best fork ever in the eyes of Black Dimond Magazine!

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    Favorite Trail:   Plattekill

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Purchased At:   Broadway Bikes

    Similar Products Used:   DNM USD-180, Manitou Dorado, Rock Shox Prototype, Marzocchi Shiver WC.

    Bike Setup:   2001 Giant ATX DH TEAM, White Brothers DH3, Progressive 5'th Element, Sun Ringle Single Wide front rim, Mavic D321 rear rim, Ninja V-Rubber 2.7 front tire, WTB Wierwolf 2.5 rear tire, FSA Kill or Bee-Killed cranks.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by mike k a Downhiller from nj

    Date Reviewed: August 4, 2003

    Strengths:    they are very durable the only thing to hold up so far

    Weaknesses:    none yet

    Bottom Line:   
    the bottom line my forks are stronger then yours. na na even with breaking the bike i guess i got my money's worth

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    Favorite Trail:   street and big jumps (doubles) and downhill

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $1350.00

    Purchased At:   used off mtbr classified

    Similar Products Used:   monster t's

    Bike Setup:   current azonic eliminator i bought a whole bike used. santa cruz super 8 which the forks came on. the bike broke completely in half due to large drops and gaps. but the forks held up and are still holding i paid 1350 for the whole bike the forks are 2000 but were rebuilt in 2001 with a different lubricating system that is what i was told but used by the previous owner and abused by me

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jordan a Downhiller from Australia

    Date Reviewed: January 17, 2003

    Strengths:    super plush
    great value


    Weaknesses:    keep blowing reservouir seals

    Bottom Line:   
    ecellent fork for the price

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    Favorite Trail:   thredbo australia

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $300.00

    Similar Products Used:   Shivers

    Bike Setup:   Avanti ADX D8 for DH

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Yeung Max a Downhiller from Hong Kong

    Date Reviewed: August 16, 2002

    Strengths:    Smooth,Plush,Cool Looking

    Weaknesses:    Lots of services needed........Suck at big drops
    Nitrogen blows out
    Lack of Rebound


    Bottom Line:   
    Not a bad thing,but the first thing I need to do after I've got it was service......and I think theres not enough rebound to overcome samll and rough trails.
    Anyway services is the most important thing to this fork

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $350.00

    Purchased At:   Damn Rich Mates

    Similar Products Used:   Boxxer


    Bike Setup:   DHi,XTR,Hyaes,Fox Vanilla RC

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Guy Harrington a Downhiller from Derby

    Date Reviewed: July 22, 2001

    Strengths:    great fork really plush

    Weaknesses:    A bugger to service !

    Bottom Line:   
    great fork but only white brothers blokes can service it !

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    Favorite Trail:   Enthovens

    Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

    Purchased At:   Demoed

    Similar Products Used:   Shivers

    Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Super 8, XTR, Chris King.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by nottellin you a Downhiller from foxboro

    Date Reviewed: July 17, 2001

    Strengths:    it's really cool looking. Best of all it gets to sleep over at White Bros. all the time while waiting to be fixed.

    Weaknesses:    It rattles, clinks, nitro blows up, springs bow and rub the inside of the upper leg, anti bottom spring rattles around inside like my grand daddys 53 jeep.

    Bottom Line:   
    If you like forks that rattle, clunk and need to be sent back for a month every time you take it out of the basement than this fork is for you. I give it 1 chile only because I have to. If they were steaming little terds I would have chosen 5.

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    Favorite Trail:   grettas gap

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $1000.00

    Purchased At:   Sad to sell white bros.

    Similar Products Used:   walmart bikes have it all over white bros.

    Bike Setup:   1980 Huffy "pink thunder" is the the only real frame this for is designed to opperate with. Any other bike is too much.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by I am indian and I will tomohawk you a Racer from Mexico

    Date Reviewed: May 23, 2001

    Strengths:    This Fork is well lubricated and is very smooth over the small bumps. It is also very adjustable with 6 different spring rates available. Awesome support from W.B. also

    Weaknesses:    A bit flexy (not as much as rock shox), not as good over huge bumps

    Bottom Line:   
    OTher than a marrzocchi this is the best fork you can buy.
    Get out there and F$#&*ing rip. You do not need a engine to go like satan!

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    Favorite Trail:   Hell's Satan Trail

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   your moms street corner

    Similar Products Used:   rock shox boxxer and Marzocchi monster t

    Bike Setup:   team specialized FSR

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Beetle a Downhiller from Rocklin, CA, USA

    Date Reviewed: April 30, 2001

    Strengths:    Price, weight, travel, smoothness, fork leg protectors, easy adjustment.

    Weaknesses:    Standard springs are too weak (probably even for your "standard" 150lb rider). Would rather have allen bolt for 20mm axle, instead of wrench. Neg spring in one leg means legs aren't equal length when wheel not installed - makes putting the wheel in harder. As I'm sure would happen with any inverted design, when compressed a lot, your brake line can bend into the spokes - just have to zip-tie it creatively to avoid that.

    Bottom Line:   
    I'll post again after I've ridden it more, but this will serve as initial impression then impression over time. Main complaint is that I can very easily bottom this fork with the standard springs. I usually need heavier springs, but I can nearly bottom this in my driveway just pressing on it. I have "extra heavy" springs on the way (I weigh 200lbs). The weight is really good for a fork like this, and it is very plush - one of the things that convinced me to get it after riding a friend's. I've heard bad things about customer support from them, but I've now called them several times, and had great luck. The price, performance, and weight seem to far outweigh the few small annoyances (see Weaknesses above).

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    Favorite Trail:   Murderer's Gulch

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $999.00

    Purchased At:   Kalo MTB

    Similar Products Used:   Monster T, Z1 QR20 5"

    Bike Setup:   GT DHi Race, 8" Hayes, XTR, etc.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by dylan a Downhiller from boulder colorado

    Date Reviewed: April 25, 2001

    Strengths:    super plush, strong, looks sweet, inverted motocross design

    Weaknesses:    nothing

    Bottom Line:   
    white bros has been doing motocross forks for a long time, so they have the hole fork thing down. it rides beatifully, sucking up anything you throw at it. my favorite fork so far.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Similar Products Used:   boxxer, bombshell maralyn

    Bike Setup:   intense m1, hayes 8", azonic, race face, mrp...

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by The Indian a Downhiller from Ontario

    Date Reviewed: April 11, 2001

    Strengths:    wow man this fork is fast because it is relitively light, Tracks as good as monster T and almost as "buttery" plush (until you bottom it out), extremely adjustably (like 6diff spring rates?!), super customer service for WB and cheaper

    Weaknesses:    left leg makes noises, seems to bottom easy or just be too stiff 'n' sticky....hmmmm yet to blow cartrage

    Bottom Line:   
    for tha money ya cant beat it...It is adjustable, super smooth (closest to "butta" marrzocchi), light, awesome looking(crapy riders) and cheap...Get out there and get one champ....!!

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    Favorite Trail:   Your momma666

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   Mazzochi monster T, Flexy breakable Boxxers

    Bike Setup:   2g fsr dh

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