Shock Works DR-185 Older Rear Shocks

2.57/5 (7 Reviews)


Product Description

Shock Works DR-185


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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Dennis Lo a Weekend Warrior from Hsinchu, Taiwan

Date Reviewed: January 29, 2002

Strengths:    price is cheap, and at least it worked for about 3 months.

Weaknesses:    NO DURABILITY WHATSOEVER!!! I dropped a flight of stairs only about 1.5 meters high last night, and I broke the shock's pivot in two! What a $&$%^#$% waste of my @#$#% money!!!!

Bottom Line:   
Do not EVER buy this worthless piece of crap. It makes all sorts of weird noises, breaks very easily, and looks bad as well. Go for a Fox or Rockshox. Don't buy the rear shocks manufactured from the Pacific Rim.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Rockshox 2002 Super Deluxe


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by david a Weekend Warrior from london england

Date Reviewed: July 12, 2001

Strengths:    none!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Weaknesses:    crap shock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bottom Line:   
the shock needs to be thrown away and never made again

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $160.00

Purchased At:   bike shop local

Similar Products Used:   rst22,rst 56

Bike Setup:   muddy fox rock n roll standard

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by scott a Downhiller from uk

Date Reviewed: November 27, 2000

Strengths:    Cheap, okay for ridders who have just started out mountain biking.

Weaknesses:    Not very well engineered shock, for what it is made for. Not that smooth and also the internals of the shock, look like some sort of toy town production.

Bottom Line:   
Overall the shock is alright for the money. If shockworks are going to make a shock, they could atleast make it properly.

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Favorite Trail:   local woods

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Fox, marzocchi, rockshox.


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by sicko a Weekend Warrior from nelson b.c.

Date Reviewed: July 8, 2000

Strengths:    its a cheap shock that works really good when its working.

Weaknesses:    i keep getting this cracking noise but i just had it adjusted to far out and the spring was getting traped witch would make this loud cracking noise. so i adjusted the shock in wow way better. until the cracking noise came back. i now have basically no rear travel (0.25) but on the good side it works well. but for a freerider you need something more than that.

Bottom Line:   
if you want a really plush (0.25) of travel this is the shock for you. but if u want a full suspension and u arent some crazy x-country racer than u should probably look for something else.

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Favorite Trail:   bedframe

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   fox/rs/stratos.

Bike Setup:   marin alpine trail with drop offs roox bar hope brakes sun double wides s&m pedals azonic stem etc.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by simon fox a Cross Country Rider from warwickshire,uk

Date Reviewed: April 2, 2000

Strengths:    good price

Weaknesses:    intermitant failure of shock rebound

Bottom Line:   
this shock promised much and delivered little....
the intermitant failure of this product ruined what would have been a top day out.
it appears that the damping circuit is failing, cause unknown.
i will be taking the advice of other on-line bikers and changing the shock for a fox vanilla rc.

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Favorite Trail:   offchurch,uk

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   rst

Bike Setup:   marin rock springs full suspension

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bill a Downhiller from Canberra Australia

Date Reviewed: January 26, 2000

Strengths:    Shock Works NR series
Cheap, Adjustable compression and rebound damping. CNC machined so it looks tough! I bought it to replace a conastantly blowing RS Coupe Deluxe and have had no dramas with it at all.


Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
A cheaper shock that looks good and works really well.

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Favorite Trail:   Blue Range

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox, DNM,

Bike Setup:   Avanti Moto

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Tony a Downhiller from Canberra

Date Reviewed: November 28, 1999

Strengths:    
Rigidity, adjustability, Price


Weaknesses:    
Haven't had it long enough


Bottom Line:   
Blew up the RST (again) on last practise run before a race, fitted the Shockworks and the bike immediatly felt more balanced and more rigid. Went well in the race run (6KM lots of fast fire road and speed bumps braking bumps and tussock grass singletrack). Love the adjustability the feel and the price.

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Favorite Trail:   
Brindies

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
RST 56, Fox, Rockshox, Stratos


Bike Setup:   
Raceline(cheap Intense copy), ZZYZX, Single chainring

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