Fox Racing Shox Vanilla TC Older Rear Shocks

4.78/5 (9 Reviews)


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Fox Vanilla TC


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Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by cameron johnson a Downhiller from chapel hill nc

Date Reviewed: June 22, 2001

Strengths:    feels plush and has great ajustability ,can almost lock it out with the preload and the dampaning is very picky ,each little click really makes a differance .it is bomb proof and i have never had it serviced and it still feels great .

Weaknesses:    the only weekness that i found it its a little heavy and they dont make it anymore ,but who cares about weight when your looking for durability and your bike is 33 lbs anyway .

Bottom Line:   
its a great free ride and dh shock and has very good ajustability ,im selling my bike with the shock and my new rig will have a fox rc on it i just hope its as good as the tc

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Favorite Trail:   those trails ah ah ah

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   franklin street cycles

Similar Products Used:   nothing like the tc

Bike Setup:   turner after burner Dh ,race face .bomber z1 Qr 20
and so on

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tom a Downhiller from Salem NH

Date Reviewed: September 11, 2000

Strengths:    doesn't fail - works great.

Weaknesses:    availability

Bottom Line:   
This shock is the most reliable I've had. Both dampning controls works great (rebound very hard to get at with M-1 frame). Get one used because you'll want to kill yourself after trying to get a new one.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $275.00

Similar Products Used:   rcr T2, Super delux. helix expert

Bike Setup:   M-1, Super T

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Rudy-link Marcelletti from Lawton, MI USA

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2000

Strengths:    Built like a brick house, easy to adjust, even while riding with a bit of practice, very plush ride to rigid settings, fully adustable for any conditions with preload, rebound and compression adjustments.

Weaknesses:    Weight. Serviceability. Expensive.

Bottom Line:   
Fun shock to play with in all conditions. I was amazed at the difference it made in the way the bike performed. You can dial out pogo on climbs or road trips. Compliments the headshock well. Bullet proof compared to air sprung shock--you can't ride that blown out. Downside is weight--about 2x that of the air shock--but my bike with all the crap on it plus my overweight butt, it doesn't matter--just another few ounces of weight to move and I can't tell the diff.

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Favorite Trail:   Lawless

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   Vanilla coil. No adjustments save preload.

Bike Setup:   1999 Cannondale Super V900, stock except added Vanilla Coil TC and kept stock Vanilla coil as spare.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rocky a Downhiller from Ca

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2000

Strengths:    kicks but....good adjusters...good seals.....

Weaknesses:    wHaT...wEaKnEsSeS...n0...

Bottom Line:   
good shock

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Favorite Trail:   mt tam

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   risse....

Bike Setup:   disco volante...hayes....boxxer..

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by olli bechtold a Weekend Warrior from munich

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2000

Strengths:    adjustable, reliable, perfect!

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
I love my Rocky. It is a grat bike. But the thing that impresses me eve more is the quality of the rear shock. This is the standart shock on my Rocky and the canadians could not have made a better choice. I had a Judy XL for 2 years, and there was no way to tune this fork to match the rear shock quality. The Z1 is much better now, but the rear shock still delivers an outstanding performance!!!
Plush, progressive but soft enough, adjustable (it really works!) reliable. Unfortunately it is difficult to get aftermarket Fox-shox in Germany. So I hope mine will work fine for many further years.

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Favorite Trail:   singletrails + downhills

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   RS deluxe, Cane Creek Air

Bike Setup:   Rocky Mountain DH t.o. w. Z1 drop-off (appr. 130mmm f + r travel)

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Lawndart Dave a Racer from ohio

Date Reviewed: December 6, 1999

Strengths:    
adjustable reliable


Weaknesses:    
you have to know somebody to get other than oem


Bottom Line:   
this is the one the pros use there is a reason

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Favorite Trail:   
anything fast

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
all


Bike Setup:   
shockwave w/monster t

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Greg a Downhiller from Cali

Date Reviewed: April 18, 1999

Strengths:    
Super Adjustible
Plush


Weaknesses:    
Weight (but who cares
for downhilling)
reliability?


Bottom Line:   
It has been very sweet,but I blew it out the other
day. i landed a jump and my shock made a weird
noise. i look down and all of the oil blew out of
the resorvior and i had no shock. yep yep yep

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Fox Vanilla R
Fox Alps 5r


Bike Setup:   
Santa Cruz Super 8 with
Vanilla TC

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by SMEDGELATER a weekend warrior from Gilroy, California

Date Reviewed: March 10, 1999

Bottom Line:   


Absolutly the best rear shock on this shiny green planet. Turn the COMPRESSION damping knob for hardtail climbing performance on a long travel full suspension bike. Dial it in for downhill with softer compression and faster REBOUND. Take a chill pill if you need to send it in for repair because it's like your supermodel girlfrind left you while waiting for it to come back! Try buying an extra one from the manufacturer of your bike, it's the only way to get a spare.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by andy a weekend warrior from Victoria, Canada

Date Reviewed: February 18, 1999

Bottom Line:   


Hey everyone, I've had this shock on my uzzi sl for about 4 months or so I believe it is now known as the vanilla RC but nonetheless it is an amazing shock. I really use the compression damping adjuster to lock the suspensionout on long climbs and it is noticable. the shock is just as sensitive as the vanilla R/RX models and adds an extra measure of adjustability. very nice shock in my oppinion. Only downsides I've heard about is the serviceability which I haven't had to experience. for now 5 chilis

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