RockShox Boxxer 2002 Front Shocks

4.15/5 (26 Reviews)
Weight : 6.40lb. (2.88 kg)


Product Description

Ultra-stiff straight-wall aluminum upper tubes // High and low speed compression adjustment // High and low speed rebound adjustment // 20 mm through-axle // Travel: 178 mm // Spring/Damping System: Hydra Coil


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by neil a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2014

Strengths:    Light great response in the trails and can take everything i throw at it and cheep cheep cheep its still like new been serviced and only cost me £80 and it still feels like a new fork over all i would buy these for starting out in dh / fh and build a budget bike

Weaknesses:    Can be a bit soft but replacement spring heaver rating sorts that one

Bottom Line:   
Kick as fork and keeps up with my mates 2012 boxxers and my mate payed £350 for them so top old shox that will keep up . Does strugle on anything over 15ft drop but most fork today struggle with that . Top for kick ass

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Favorite Trail:   glentress

Duration Product Used:   two years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   fleebay

Similar Products Used:   2001 boxxers 2012 boxxers

Bike Setup:   Rocky mountain slayer 07 fox rear shox boxxer 2002 front mavic and hope wheel set race face crank and dmc tensioner

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by brad a Downhiller from adelaide, SA Australia

Date Reviewed: March 10, 2010

Strengths:    the rock shox sticker, 20mm axle. this is all

Weaknesses:    flexi, weak lowers, ugly

Bottom Line:   
the stantions went through the lowers and they were a write off. nuff said.

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Favorite Trail:   death track

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   mates garage sale

Similar Products Used:   newer boxxers, fox 40, dorado, totems, stratos s8, DNM volcano

Bike Setup:   giant stp, boxxers, deemax, shimano saint

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by harry barrand a Downhiller from england

Date Reviewed: December 1, 2007

Strengths:    awsum forks dav had these now for just ova 3 months and i hav had nothin wrong with so far. they can take drops up to about 15ft until you get them tuned to be a bit harder,
amazing on trails and big jumps
also very light,


Weaknesses:    havent found any so far

Bottom Line:   
amazing forks if you get the chance to get them cheap then get them...

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Favorite Trail:   wharcliffe woods all of em

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   got it with bike on ebay

Similar Products Used:   marzochi drop off comp dj, marzochhi drop off tripple(rubish) manitou satnce 150mm

Bike Setup:   specialized bighit, raceface, mavic, halo, hope, azonic, push, fox

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tony a Racer from mandurah, perth, Australia

Date Reviewed: June 10, 2007

Strengths:    super plush travel all the way down. takes bumps and rok gardens like there not there, quik steering and not heavy at all.

Weaknesses:    cant take big huks but thats just how i have it set up for my races. bit of a pain in z ass to tune. no on the fly or exterior tuning.

Bottom Line:   
while me bike is a bit old, id suggest this fork to anyone who luvs the race or just loves to ride. for the price of it and getting the fork tuned to how u want it, it is cheaper than lashing out for a new set of 888's or the newer boxxers, graet fork luv the colour

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Favorite Trail:   three chilli's farm

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   guy at race day.

Similar Products Used:   old skool 888's. super t's.

Bike Setup:   2002 norco team dh vps race, avid juicy sevens, maxxis dh minion, truavtiv cranks, bb, bar and pivit headset, lizard skin lok ons

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kristians Moculskis a Downhiller from Riga, Latvia

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2006

Strengths:    Very good

Weaknesses:    There is NO weaknesses!

Bottom Line:   
Very good! This fork is the best, just change oil and go riding! ;) Using this fork for 4years! No problems!

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Favorite Trail:   Down Hill, Freeride

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Friend

Similar Products Used:   RC 888

Bike Setup:   Scott Octane DH, Shimano XT, Hayes, Race Face, Truvative, Bontrager, Rock Shox, Bik lake...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sam Fifield a Downhiller from England

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2005

Strengths:    I got them so cheap only £320. Their light, stiff, decent range of adjustment, unique red colour, super smooth and plush.

Weaknesses:    Slightly flexy front and back, not noticable while riding, but torsionally v stiff. Front wheel is a pig to get in, once in though nothings gonna losen it. Rebounds quite quick, heavier oil will change this though.

Bottom Line:   
Can't get anything better for the price I paid. Great damping can't wait to give them a proper hammering. Overall the best dh race fork for the money nothing comes close.

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Favorite Trail:   Anything downhill

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $320.00

Purchased At:   Chainreactioncycles

Similar Products Used:   Marz Shiver DC, Monster T, Pslyo, DJ1, etc...

Bike Setup:   Demo 9, Boxxer, Blackspire, X-lite, Mavic, nokian...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by corey a Downhiller from halifax.ns

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2004

Strengths:    there cheap and very strong. i went through 2. buit the first one was dead when i got it. and i cracked the top crown

Weaknesses:    the drop crowns crack to easy. i'm on my second one

Bottom Line:   
there a affordable for that u can beat around for days and wont let up a bit

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   friend

Similar Products Used:   98 boxxer. i've uesed 3 boxxers. 98 01 03 and i keep comming back

Bike Setup:   02 bb7 with fox rc buldges alex supra e. mega heavy 51 pounds

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Duane Trask a Downhiller from Herberton

Date Reviewed: May 15, 2004

Strengths:    its lite, soft but stiff at the same time

Weaknesses:    nothing

Bottom Line:   
This fork offers everything, its got the travel, its not heavy, absorbs small jumps/objects as tho they aren't there and for those who say that they have had faulty boxxers are buying them from the wrong place or are buying immations, these forks are the best!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Edge cycle works

Similar Products Used:   first and only fork! love it!

Bike Setup:   Craftworks DHR 208

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John D. from Geneva, Oh, U.S.A.

Date Reviewed: January 9, 2004

Strengths:    Looks, Sweet Unique Color, Low Maintenance, Buttery smooth 7" Travel (all the way down), Stiff, Etc.

Weaknesses:    Not compatible with 6" roter, Only tulio.

Bottom Line:   
Considering the guy I bought it from unloaded a WTB DH Front Wheel on me.

$1,100 fork + $275 Front wheel for $350!

I love this fork, It sooths out the little bumpys and Takes the big hits and screams for more.

I would recommend this fork to anyone who is looking for a very good DH/FR fork.

Keep the rubber side down.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   E-Bay

Similar Products Used:   2002 Psylo Race (awesome)+SL, 2002 Duke SL, Manitou Black Elite+Comp, ATC Terrex, White Bros. DH110, Marzocchi Bomber Z5, and a bunch of others that don't need to be mentioned.

Bike Setup:   Weyless 67 2003 ('04 swing arm), this product reveiwed, XT Components, WTB DH front XT/F519, Cane Creek C2 headset, Club Roost DH Riser Bar, Hussufelt Triple Crank+Bashgard, The usual.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Criss a Weekend Warrior from Sweden

Date Reviewed: November 21, 2003

Strengths:    Well... It looks awesome! I just love the electric red color. And the suspension feels great so far. No problems, i like the rebound and the stiffnes of the fork. And it's also light! Well, that's all you need for a fork!

Weaknesses:    Hmmm... They say that the Boxxer aren't as strong as for example Zocchis Monster T, but that fork is too heavy! But so long it has work well.

Bottom Line:   
If you need a light fork, and you don't go as big as Bender, this must be the perfect fork! But if you just dropps and goes big, you should get a Marzocchi Shiver or Monster I think.

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Favorite Trail:   Åre

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $420.00

Purchased At:   Friend

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi Jr.T-00, Marzocchi Jr.T-03, Marzocchi Monster T-00

Bike Setup:   Kona Stinky Five, Fox Vanilla, Boxxer, Truvativ Dh cranks, Deemax, Pro Taper, Planet X stem and so on

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brian from lantzvill

Date Reviewed: November 7, 2003

Strengths:    stiff light work gr8 on big hit and small bumps right out of the box(and i am 215) but it is a bit fast looks gr8 and its pretty cheap i got mine for $1100cnd the about the same for a superT and my bro has one and i have riden it and the boxxer is stiffer, works better and is light too

Weaknesses:    well i have not found any yet but it is a bit fast out of the box so i am going to add 20wt

Bottom Line:   
Gr8 if u dont do dirt jumps or 20ft but if ur like me and u rip it down trails really fast and do 6 and 7 footer gap ever thing u can on the trail and race XC and DH some times this is a really good for all that. its a bit too much for some XC races but if u have one bike it will work. i love this for so much i am planing to get another one in a year or so i hope the 2005s r as good as these ones.

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Favorite Trail:   all of benson ;)

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   AMC

Similar Products Used:   none, its better than every fork i have riden.

Bike Setup:   DMR trail star LT with Boxxers, full XT, 321 up front and a 521 in the rear with Michelin rubber on both, raceface cranks and seat post FSA pig head set.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Alex Simpson a Downhiller from Beaconsfield, Quebec

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2003

Strengths:    This fork is a pure downhiller's dream. Going downhill and going downhill fast has never been easier, thanks to Rock Shox's Boxxer. It is light and takes rocks and drops with ease.

Weaknesses:    Hmm...Only amazing for downhill...If going for drops...I would take the Marzocchi Monster T...

Bottom Line:   
These forks are well worth the money. I am more than happy with mine...It works likea charm.

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Favorite Trail:   Anything that goes Down a hill

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   With BB7

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi Monster T2...Marzocchi Shiver DC

Bike Setup:   2002 Balfa BB7, Hayes, Mavic D521's, XTR, Thompson, Fizik seat, Easton...

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Downhill Master a Downhiller from Vancouver Bc

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2002

Strengths:    no strengths

Weaknesses:    everything
read below


Bottom Line:   
as soon as i got it out of the box it was pukin oil from the bottm left leg.sent it back got another and the drop crown was ovalized from the factroy.sent it back again.this tells me i will have problems in the future cause i didnt even mount it yet.
went back to a marzocchi shiver

my advice is never to get one unless you want to be a fork mechanic.

if i could i wouldnt give it a star,it dosent deserve it

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Favorite Trail:   Whistler

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Bike shop

Similar Products Used:   shiver,monster,jrt,super t

Bike Setup:   vps team dh

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jeff a Downhiller from Littleton CO USA

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2002

Strengths:    Light
Stiff
Descent Action w/Mods


Weaknesses:    Too Quick out of Box
No real external adjustment
Bad reliablity


Bottom Line:   
The fork took me a long time to set up for my likes. (Mine was modded to a psuedo blackbox via compression checkvalve mod) After it was set with a 20 10 oil weight it ended up blowing seals like crazy and requiring lots of work such as o ring replacment. Its a good fork, just if you dont mind fixing your fork every 20 DH runs. If you want something that doesnt require much work, go with a Shiver. If you want no more than mantanance (nothing brakes, but it will feel like SH*T if you neglect it) go with a Dorado.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   QBP

Similar Products Used:   Shiver, Super T, Dorado

Bike Setup:   Giant DH Team w/Shiver (now)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by isaac from vancouver,bc,canada

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2002

Strengths:    First big fork, nothing to compare to.

Weaknesses:    Punctured fork leg(r)above the R.
Took turn wrong angle, fell to my right. Damaged three ligimnts(ankle). Month and half later,took bike out noticed hole.????????
ARE THE FORK LEGS THAT WEAK??? FIND THE RIGHT ANGLE AND YOUR TOAST???


Bottom Line:   
Overall good fork. Took about a month to adjust to bike fork and all.
Totally disappionted about fork leg.
SHOULD WARRANTY COVER???

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   XC background

Bike Setup:   2002 Bullit w/5th Element

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