DNM Fireball Older Rear Shocks

3.38/5 (32 Reviews)
MSRP : $75.00


Product Description

DNM Fireball


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dave a Cross Country Rider from LA, Cali

Date Reviewed: June 25, 2008

Strengths:    good for the price, performs well


Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
its alright considering the price, it handles the bumps very well.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $60.00


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by richard a Weekend Warrior from kansas

Date Reviewed: November 17, 2007

Strengths:    It is mostly pretty good

Weaknesses:    Its cheap so there isnt much quality

Bottom Line:   
Not that bad for the price but would not recommend buying

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Favorite Trail:   demon trail

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $50.00

Similar Products Used:   RS DH


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by David Stanton a Cross Country Rider from Newcastle

Date Reviewed: October 13, 2007

Strengths:    not much

Weaknesses:    everything, not good

Bottom Line:   
Dont buy, its not very good

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by John a Downhiller from Bankstown, Aus

Date Reviewed: October 13, 2007

Strengths:    price ok but came with bike

Weaknesses:    pretty bad at most things

Bottom Line:   
Its okay but not great

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $20.00


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by James Bradley a Downhiller from LV, USA

Date Reviewed: July 23, 2005

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    Everything

Bottom Line:   
Dont buy it

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Duration Product Used:   6 months


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Gordon a Weekend Warrior from Singapore

Date Reviewed: April 28, 2005

Strengths:    Big spring.. Can dampen big drops easily.
Stiff and solid, holds and fastens on to your bike like glue.


Weaknesses:    Looks could be nicer, big spring doesnt show much fashion sense. Adjuster cap are wayyy to much adjustments for 1/4 of a turn. Doesnt dampen small humps.

Bottom Line:   
Great entry level rear shock. For those just starting it, this should be a great improvement. For those city recreational riders, shock works just fine and just for you. =)

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Favorite Trail:   Roads + Off Road

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   None.

Bike Setup:   Progear 2005, Shimano System, DNM Fireball rear shock, RST T-4 Fork , Progear saddle, Modified handgrips, Promax disc brakes, Grunge guards for both derailluers.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kyle a Racer from Austin TX

Date Reviewed: March 18, 2003

Strengths:    Big spring, better than something that is broken? Hey I'm trying real hard here, alright.

Weaknesses:    No dampening at all, can you say bounce?

Bottom Line:   
hmm, do not use with Unified rear triangle design frames, (bounce) unless you really like pogosticks, which I do, but you can't race with `em. (wow, theres an idea) The only reason this shock gets by at all is because the spring is so stiff that it doesn't need much dampening. I got this thing incredibly cheap off of ebay. I was short on money and my shockworks broke on my Marin, so I bought this, and it got me through a couple of races now with less than desirable results. (boing)

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Favorite Trail:   Rocky Hill Ranch

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Fox vanilla coil, Marin Shockworks, and some other DNM that came stock on an old Mongoose (threw it away because I thought is was broke, but now I learned that it didn't have any dampening to begin with, just like this Fireball)

Bike Setup:   Marin Alpine Trail

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by steve douce a Weekend Warrior from perth

Date Reviewed: December 17, 2002

Strengths:    It did'n fall apart

Weaknesses:    the spring is too weak. It will even bottom out on a 2 foot drop off. the bushing are crappy plastic, the shock wobbles all over the place, no dampening and it squeaks

Bottom Line:   
i recemmond not buying a bike with this shock on it because you will only have to replace it. when ever you go over a bump over 10cm you will be bucked off your seat. it would be half decent if it didn't wobble so much. never buy a shock like this unless your just starting off.

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Favorite Trail:   -

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   came with boulder ds

Similar Products Used:   -

Bike Setup:   giant boulder ds

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Trevor Davis a Cross Country Rider from Oak Harbor WA US

Date Reviewed: November 11, 2002

Strengths:    Its cheap reliable regardless of what others say easy to adjust

Weaknesses:    its heavy and has like 4" of travel, which is not much even for xc

Bottom Line:   
It is like a great shock for the price, other than the amount of travel it has. It does not squeak and it requires almost no maintnence, it's made out of sturdy aluminum and it comes wtih a 650 lb spring and mud does not clog it up.

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Favorite Trail:   Fisher Creek Trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   It came on my bike

Similar Products Used:   some fox vanilla r and rc


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by John a Cross Country Rider from UK

Date Reviewed: October 24, 2002

Strengths:    Heavy spring supplied, No probs thus far, much nicer having a shock absorber than a hard tail bike even though the shock can be setup like one.

Weaknesses:    No rebound adj. Squeaks through the nylon bushes although I'm working on that.

Bottom Line:   
Good cheap reliable shock even for heavier riders like me

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Favorite Trail:   lots

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   jjb sports uk

Similar Products Used:   n/a


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Brenden K a Cross Country Rider from Perth, Australia

Date Reviewed: October 5, 2002

Strengths:    Its strong, very easy to adjust..all you do is twist.

Weaknesses:    NOT ENOUGH TRAVEL.

Bottom Line:   
I would think that if they gave us a larger coil... say with perhaps an inch more travel, it would be the ideal rear shock for entry level to intermediate bike riders.

Overall quite good.

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Favorite Trail:   - anywhere -

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Stock on Giant Boulder DS


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by GRAEME a Downhiller from ABERDEEN

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2002

Strengths:    STRONG. THATS IT.

Weaknesses:    GOES FROM ROCK SOLID TO SQUEEKY TO VERY VERY BOUNCEY.

Bottom Line:   
THIS IS JUST BAD. TOPS OUT SQUEEKS ALL THE TIM(WD 40 EVERY DAY TO STOP IT). NO DAMPING, MAKES SOME STRANGE NOISES PLUS WHEN IT REBOUNDS IT SPITS YOU OUT OF THE SEAT. HITTING BIG BUMPS CREATES A LOUD "CRACK" SOUND. ABSORBS SMALL BUMPS BUT NOT BIG ONES.AVOID

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   WITH BIKE

Similar Products Used:   ROCK SHOX SID, FOX FLOAT.

Bike Setup:   VERY MODIFIED TO DH SPEC

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:4
Submitted by theodore from melb, australia

Date Reviewed: May 12, 2002

Strengths:    strong (for a A$600 bike)

Weaknesses:    absorbs like crap

Bottom Line:   
u can dh with it, just don't expect it to last long
and if u want to use it for xc, don't
get an air shock

i just have been stuck with a useless bike for a long time
my rst fork in the front is going bust but the dnm has held up a long time
reasonably adjustable but not much travel

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   rockshox sid

Bike Setup:   mongoose d50
enough said

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Bodie Heyward a Weekend Warrior from QLD (Australia)

Date Reviewed: May 6, 2002

Strengths:    A good shock, but the annoying squeek. I took the plastic bushes out and replaced them with aluminum, no more squeek now.

Weaknesses:    The sqeek makes people look twice, but if you can fix it then its pefect.

Bottom Line:   
Very hard to bottom out if adjusted right, overall a good shock for the price.

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Favorite Trail:   to many

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   came with Apollo LDX 2.2

Similar Products Used:   NONE

Bike Setup:   Apollo LDX 2.2

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by chirs jackson a Downhiller from victoria melbourne

Date Reviewed: March 26, 2002

Strengths:    doesn't bootm very easily if adjusted right. Tuff and solid for the price.

Weaknesses:    that bloody anoying squeek. This can be anialated with some castrol handy oil on the joints and the bar.

Bottom Line:   
A pretty good shock when adjusted right. The easiest way to adjust it is to use a ragor riding glove.The only really bad thing is that anoying squek but this is easily fixed if you can be bothered. Suitable for any rider as long as they don't way a lot.

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Favorite Trail:   anything fast

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   rays

Similar Products Used:   Many different ones.

Bike Setup:   Apollo ldx 2.2
RST 321 forks
RST disk
acera derailers

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