RockShox Shox 2000 Deluxe Older Rear Shocks

2.29/5 (14 Reviews)


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Rock Shox 2000 Deluxe


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Reviews 1 - 14 (14 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by bryan a Downhiller from scotia, ny

Date Reviewed: August 20, 2001

Strengths:    almost nothing.....

Weaknesses:    ...untill it broke...twice

Bottom Line:   
......i'm 115lbs. somthing must realy be wrong with rock shox if a 115lbs. kid(19) can break 2 of these shocks in less then 1year. rock shox sucks, i've leaned my lesson.

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Favorite Trail:   vail/keystone

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   99 4 banger/judy100/xt all around/ hayes/bla,bla,bla

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Alexis Polozoff a Downhiller from Rossland, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2001

Strengths:    Very simple, no adjustments besides spring compression.

Weaknesses:    Not much travel. What travel there is can get eaten up very fast.

Bottom Line:   
It worked ok for 4 months and then froze up compressed. Totally unacceptable considering I maintain my bike well. I'm 190lbs and ride hard but definitely not to the point where it should die like it did.

If you are a dainty rider and would like a rear shock to impress your friends with, then the deluxe will work ok. If you need a rear shock that will work hard for you and not break, don't get a deluxe. Its a cheapy...

Mine is going back to the factory while I search the world for a real rear shock. Any ideas?

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Favorite Trail:   Oasis (from the top)

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   came with bike

Similar Products Used:   First rear shock.

Bike Setup:   raleigh m8000, englund 4" air fork, deluxe rear, 2.6/2.35 tires, lx all around, disks

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Dan O a Cross Country Rider from Austin, Tx, USA

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2001

Strengths:    Color ???

Weaknesses:    Gas piston is weak.

Bottom Line:   
Have had to replace shock twice and upgrade to a higher grade spring. Time to consider an air shock. Cane Creek or Fox. Sorry Rockshok this is a big dissapointment.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Cothrans Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Fox Vanilla RC


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Craig from Canada

Date Reviewed: July 4, 2001

Strengths:    Doesn't bottom out

Weaknesses:    its made by rock shox

Bottom Line:   
Good shock for one that came on a bike

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Favorite Trail:   The Tree Frog

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   RST 56

Bike Setup:   Oryx ACT 250

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brad a Cross Country Rider from Charlotte, NC

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2001

Strengths:    Plush.
Maintenance free (so far).
Good bang for the buck.


Weaknesses:    Can be too soft at times.
Hard to adjust preload on trunion mounts without tools (My 4-Banger has trunion, also some Cannondale Super-V's)You need a wrench to hold the shock in place while you adjust it, otherwise the whole shock just spins.
The spring appears to be rubbing the body of the shock. I don't think it will hurt anything though.


Bottom Line:   
So far this shock works really well. I have not touched it since the day I got my bike, other than initially adjusting the preload when it was new. I must say I am somewhat skeptical after reading some reviews, but so far the damn thing is doing a great job and at 180lbs I ride fairly hard. You can bottom out at low speeds on large roots/rocks, but if you have some speed the shock is just right for most anything. This shock is best on fast downhill runs with small hits. It can easily handle a hard blow at fast speeds and 2-3 foot drops are no problem. If I blow this shock I would buy another, they are cheap in comparison to others, perhaps upgrade to the Deluxe Pro. At this point I do not think that will happen but you never know. I give 5 chilies for value because it is inexpensive and performs well. 4 chilies overall because I know there are better shocks out there but I am definetely pleased with mine.

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Favorite Trail:   Bent Creek, Asheville

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Bicycles East

Similar Products Used:   Fox float, SID

Bike Setup:   2000 4-Banger stock, Judy 100

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Bruce Ughetto a Cross Country Rider from Nice,France.

Date Reviewed: January 30, 2001

Strengths:    Seems tough quality. NOt complicated, so it's tough !
Red spring attracts the eye !


Weaknesses:    Too springy, it pushes you up the same you bump it down !

Bottom Line:   
Well, buy it if you don't need high performance and if it's cheap....
It's not a sophisticated rear shock. Poor regulation.
But good for enduro or nice XC trails without needing performance.

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Favorite Trail:   Chocolate mountain, St-Laurent, France.

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Decathlon

Similar Products Used:   Fox Vanilla

Bike Setup:   Rockrider 7.6 ,Rock Shox Judy XC fork.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Andrew W. a Cross Country Rider from Los Angeles CA USA

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2001

Strengths:    It looks alright, and it came with red springs. Kind of Smooth

Weaknesses:    Underdamped, and it sucks

Bottom Line:   
The shock is Underdamped and it feel hash at the end of the travl.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Bike Setup:   DBR XTS3 Stock

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Eder Savio a Weekend Warrior from Florianópolis - Brazil

Date Reviewed: November 18, 2000

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    Lack Oil

Bottom Line:   
I used the bike for 6 months in light free ride. In this time I blew 2 Rock Shox Deluxe. It is very weak. I will not buy Rock Shox never more.

Today I use a brazilian Pro Shock of U$ 50

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Favorite Trail:   http://www.eder.com.br/bike/index2.htm

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   New bike (Caloi FSK 27V)

Similar Products Used:   Brazilian Pro Shock

Bike Setup:   Caloi with Deore 2000.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Jeremy B a Downhiller from Bay ARea, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: November 1, 2000

Strengths:    Um it was a decent shock for the frist 2 months...

Weaknesses:    This shock is a piece of §hit... It came on my 4 Banger and I do a lot of freeriding and I went off a small 4ft drop and it did not fell the same after that... Then a couple of weeks later I blew the stupid thing... I will not buy another Rock Shox product again. I work down at out LBS and I will never reccomend Rock Shox or buy their products again.

Bottom Line:   
I would not reccomend this product to anyone. What a piece of §hit. Now that it's blown it does not even move... just frozen compressed. I did not buy a full suspension bike to ride a hard tail.... I am pissed...

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Favorite Trail:   Stanford

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Came on my bike

Similar Products Used:   most....

Bike Setup:   2000 Santa Cruz Bullit, Stratos MX-6, Azonic Shorty stem, Azonic Chubby bars, Azonic A-frame pedals, Azonic DH Hot seat, Hayes discs with 8" rotor, Mavic D321's, Race Face cranks, Tru Vative Chain Roller, XT, all the goods......

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Robert Mars from VA

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2000

Strengths:    Very Plush.
Good Rebound.


Weaknesses:    For some it could be too plush for xc racers.

Bottom Line:   
For those of you who like a comfortable ride going up, down or on the flat, this is the shock for you. When I test road the FSR I went down some steps that were far apart so that I went down one step at a time. I stayed in the saddle the whole time. So comfortable. Instead of getting rattled around it felt like I was riding over a small root. So for those of you who love to fly down those fast, rooty sections this is the shock for you.

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Favorite Trail:   Anything Down hill

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   Fox Vanilla RC

Bike Setup:   Specialized FSR, Judy

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by David a Racer from Waterford, CT, U.S.

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2000

Strengths:    Damping adjustments, good in mud

Weaknesses:    Springy, not very adjustable, bottoms out alot

Bottom Line:   
It's extremly bouncy and not adjustable and when it bottoms out you'll now it. You should only buy it if your a beginner who doesn't weigh over 180. Other wise it isn't worth your time.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   GT i-drive XCR 3000

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Mark Cummings a Weekend Warrior from Hutto, TX, 78634

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2000

Strengths:    On the fly damping control

Weaknesses:    Spring is too weak

Bottom Line:   
I have not had any mechanical problems yet with this shock but have only had it less than one month. It came as with set-up on Joshua F3. I need a heavier spring because this one is designed for a 180# rider and I weigh 225#'s. I have to max out spring and it still is too soft. I end up riding with the on-the-fly dampining control on to make it work for me. Hopefully new spring will eliminate need to have it on at all times. The on the fly damping is good though as it stiffens up the rear to help on up hills and gives you better traction.

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Favorite Trail:   Muleshoe

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Bike Setup:   Joshua F3

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Elvis Nuno a Downhiller from Missoula, MT, USA

Date Reviewed: April 28, 2000

Strengths:    What strenghts?

Weaknesses:    Everything. The oil shock rebounds at a different speed then the spring causing it to pre-load itself when it hits large bump. Have to adjust the pre-load after every ride. After awhile I might as well be riding a hardtail. Weak consrtution as well. Has a tendency to bust in half. Rock Shox does not stand behind their warrenty.

Bottom Line:   
the rock shox delux is a P.O.S.

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Favorite Trail:   blue mountain

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   stratos shocks

Bike Setup:   Schwinn 4 banger

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Kevin B. a Weekend Warrior from Cali

Date Reviewed: March 21, 2000

Strengths:    it absorbs most bumps

Weaknesses:    does not absorb most bumps

Bottom Line:   
The only reason you should own this shock is if it came on a bike you bought. Do not buy it.

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Favorite Trail:   Laguna Seca Downhill

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Fox Float

Bike Setup:   Haro EX2 stock + some stuff

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