Similar Products Used: newer boxxers, fox 40, dorado, totems, stratos s8, DNM volcano
Bike Setup: giant stp, boxxers, deemax, shimano saint
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
amazing forks if you get the chance to get them cheap then get them...
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
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.
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
Bike Setup: Scott Octane DH, Shimano XT, Hayes, Race Face, Truvative, Bontrager, Rock Shox, Bik lake...
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.
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.
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
Date Reviewed: May 15, 2004
Strengths: its lite, soft but stiff at the same time
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!
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.
a Weekend Warrior
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Similar Products Used: Marzocchi Monster T2...Marzocchi Shiver DC
Bike Setup: 2002 Balfa BB7, Hayes, Mavic D521's, XTR, Thompson, Fizik seat, Easton...
from Vancouver Bc
Date Reviewed: August 18, 2002
Strengths: no strengths
Weaknesses: everything read below
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
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
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.
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???
Overall good fork. Took about a month to adjust to bike fork and all. Totally disappionted about fork leg. SHOULD WARRANTY COVER???
Strengths: stuffness, ajustability, looks, WEIGHT, compamybehind it
Weaknesses: not as easily ajustable, some monor flex
I'm a sho mechanic, and i've worked on all boxxer models of all years, i've done work on other forks and what makes me sad is that ppl underrate boxxers, it's one of the MOST ajustable forks on the planet. it's pretty stiff 2 if u try twisting the wheel in the legs you will feel that it's stiffer than shiver. the fork is very light, and unless you are shooting an extreme video with lottsa jumps and drops it should be great fork 4 u
I just wanted to check and see if anyone had an old direct mount for a 2007 boxxer race that has 32mm stanchions. I can get one for around $120 old stock but I thought I would check and see what people got laying around first. I was going to use my Jr. T mount but the stanchions are not the same d ... Read More »
On my old Raleigh Ram Xt 2500 (Similar to a Stinky), i have a 2006 Marzocchi Drop Off 3 which is a single crown 150mm air fork. I use this bike for downhill, and its been working great so far, but i'd like a bit extra travel in front. Ive been looking for a while, and a 2004 rockshox b ... Read More »
The boxxer r2c2 on my bike doesn't act any differently no matter the rebound, comp and bottom out settings. I can turn all or any of the knobs all the way clockwise, bounce the fork, turn all or any of the knobs all the way counter-clockwise, and there's no change in its behavior.
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