Avalanche DHF 8 2007 Forks

4/5 (1 Reviews)

Product Description

37 mm x 8.0 in travel
compression and rebound adjustment
single titanium spring,
single damper, DH only

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by aussie_bushrider a Downhiller from NY

Date Reviewed: October 9, 2008

Strengths:    Bomb proof, spot on damping, low maintaince, strong

Weaknesses:    Vey tall axle to crown height, flexy for its weight (typical for an inverted fork), stanchion guards dont protect the stanchions adequately.

Bottom Line:   
Bomb proof fork, much smoother, stronger and much much lower maintaince than the boxxer WC that it replaced. This fork is too tall for most bikes. Its about a full inch taller than most 8 inch forks. This was not a problem for me as the demo 9 is designed around the original 888 which was also 1" taller than current 8 inch forks. A DHF7 will feel like more fork than most 8" forks and has roughly the same axle to crown height. The DHF8 is does a much better job of smoothing out terrain and keeping your front wheel glued to the ground than a boxxer or 40. If you dont mind the weight penalty and long AC its the best fork in its class.

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Favorite Trail:   BMW

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   2nd hand

Similar Products Used:   2006 Boxxer WC, Marz Shiver DC, Manitou Xvert carbon DC, Marz 66SL, Fox 40RC2

Bike Setup:   Demo 9 DH, Avy front and rear

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