RockShox Argyle 318 2007 Forks

4.42/5 (12 Reviews)
Weight : 2572 grams


Product Description

  • Travel: 100mm
  • Spring: Coil
  • Damping: Motion Control
  • Lowers: Magnesium, IS Disc Mount and 20mm only
  • Crown: Forged 6061 T-6 Aluminum
  • Steerer Tube: Steel


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Reviews 1 - 12 (12 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by whatwho? a Weekend Warrior from new york usa

Date Reviewed: July 17, 2008

Strengths:    very smooth

Weaknesses:    hard to troubleshoot
takes a long time to break in and its problem after problem with it


Bottom Line:   
good fork but i used it for 3 months and now it sucks it keeps on topping out

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   bike stop

Bike Setup:   transition trail or park

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by terrible1one3 a Downhiller from Holt, MI, USA

Date Reviewed: July 10, 2008

Strengths:    Solid, nice through axle.

Weaknesses:    Lockout... had mine for 3 months, no "hard core use" and it developed a click at about 25mm of travel, read online about the coil shim moving out of place causing a click. Had the LBS check it out and they had to call Rock Shox and they said the lockout was busted. They are overnighting a new lockout but still shouldn't have broke since I haven't even touched the adjustments since having it installed (professionally at a bike shop)

Bottom Line:   
Good fork, good experience with customer service. Broke and shouldn't have so can't 100% recommend.

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Favorite Trail:   Burchfield

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   The Fix Bikes.com

Similar Products Used:   Jamis Komodo 1.0 stock fork with 100mm of travel. Was ok, crappy axle. Rock Shox XC forks with a lockout that works.

Bike Setup:   Transition bikes Vagrant hard tail with the single speed build and 36mm wheels and maxxis holy rollers.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Old Greg a Downhiller from Black Lake

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2008

Strengths:    Everything, feels great.

Weaknesses:    Nothing, and people stop complaining about the rebound adjuster, just take it out.

Bottom Line:   
Great street/park/dirt jump fork, really stiff. BUY IT!!!

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Favorite Trail:   The Ocean

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   FRMS

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi Dirt Jumper 1, Marzocchi Dirt Jumper 3

Bike Setup:   Blk Mrkt Riot with Argyle 318

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Peter McKinlay a Weekend Warrior from Wollongong, NSW, Australia

Date Reviewed: December 23, 2007

Strengths:    Solid feeling, almost Landcriuser like air of indestructibility, looks quite nice, full compression still gives you a bit of slack to play with, unlike RST Gillas. Great all-rounder.

Weaknesses:    At full decompression, this thing is still pretty damn hard. A long way from plush. Rebound adjuster falls out if you forget to remove it and I'm not paying $20AU for a fancy-pants allen key.

Bottom Line:   
This is a great fork for DJ bikes with an eye for a bit of trail work. Motion control does have a noticeable effect, as does the rebound adjust, just remember that red adjust knob is an Allen key that WILL fall out if you leave it in. The fork is a bit on the stiff side, but that may be due to the fact I weight 60kg and the fork is probably set up for someone a lot heavier. I use it mainly for light DH, trails and the odd stuff around on the street. It's a great fork, and despite my ineptitude on a bike, all I've managed to do is scratch the lowers slightly.
A great all-rounder, would heartily recommend.

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Favorite Trail:   Bally Track/Possum's

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Came stock on my STP0, from Spearman Cycles

Similar Products Used:   RS Judy C, DJ 2s and 3s, RST Gilla

Bike Setup:   Stock 08' STP0 with Minion fronts instead of Holly Rollers.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Steviee from Watford, Herts, England

Date Reviewed: November 3, 2007

Strengths:    Light in comparison to other forks similar, look good, great adjustability, and good for all round use

Weaknesses:    steerer bends too easily, rebound adjuster gets lost easily

Bottom Line:   
Good forks for almost any purpose, wouldnt reccoment for biiig trail riders, mine bent recently from not that big of a crash, and cant get new ones on warrenty.

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Favorite Trail:   chicksands

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   SRAM

Similar Products Used:   Dirt Jumper 1's

Bike Setup:   NS Bikes suburban, halo, dmr

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by brett a Weekend Warrior from winnipeg

Date Reviewed: October 11, 2007

Strengths:    great i love the rebound adjust. friking sweet and the compression adjust is great to i love rock shox'x axle its soo simple (flick spin and its in ur hand)

Weaknesses:    none best fork i ever had

Bottom Line:   
great f**king fork the best bang for ur buck i got one f**k of a deal on them so it like made me cream when i got them installedi have rode them hard and they are still like new i love them with passion! if u ride hard and want a fork that will last you till ur in the hospital and u need to sell ur bike these will hold there value but if u are twelve and ur daddy is trying to make u race make him buy u these they own the sh*t

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   rockshox dart two and DJ3 05

Bike Setup:   truvative tem bb hussfelt bars crank n stem sun rim doubl trak rims and ninja dh tires

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by andy from FTC

Date Reviewed: September 18, 2007

Strengths:    Rebound/Compression feels awesome. Adjustments awesome. Can completely mod the fork how ever you like it, awesome. Doesnt have that stupid end cap on the steer tube like pikes do so you CAN run a head lock on the argyle.

Weaknesses:    Comes with a rockshox sweat wrist band, but doubles as a coozie.

Bottom Line:   
awesome. I immediately opened up my fork and by adding spacers to the spring side compression rod (spacers fit under the top out spring) and dropped the fork to 70mm. Cut the original preload cap and added a few spacers to make it stiff at 70mm. Rebound/Compression untouched and its the best fork I've ridden in a long time. Very adjustable for all kinds of riding.

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Favorite Trail:   DIRT JUMPS

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Gold Label 2, PIKE series

Bike Setup:   BLK MRKT/ATOMLAB

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mitchell Mouland a Downhiller from Labrador city, nl canada

Date Reviewed: September 12, 2007

Strengths:    Everything. The motion control is SICK i love it. Works great and can be used for a little of everything

Weaknesses:    Nothing at all if you find a week ness tell me

Bottom Line:   
One of the best dj forks made and rock shox made it so it got to be good.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Free ride

Similar Products Used:   dj1,gold lables

Bike Setup:   Santa cruz jackal, black market bars, orange fun stem, 318 argyle, front atom lab pimp rim, back single track, 8" bb7

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Zac Bell a Weekend Warrior from Kincardine,Ontario,Canada

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2007

Strengths:    can be stiff and can be soft....the compression ajustment is amazing and same with the rebound ajustment,light,the colour's look sweet,and the maxle is so easy to use

Weaknesses:    rebound ajuster is in a sketchy spot

Bottom Line:   
this fork is amazing...it works good for almost anything you throw at it..drops,jumps,trails,street riding and park. and with the ajustments it feels like 2 forks in one. If you are thinking of buying this fork then you won't be dissapointed.

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Favorite Trail:   Skatepark,secret jumps

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   homehardwear

Similar Products Used:   argyle 409,gold label

Bike Setup:   norco havoc with single speed conversion,argyle 318,s-type and mx-2

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jonas Lundin from Sweden

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2007

Strengths:    Everything actually, weight, looks, the damping is smooth, the maxle 360 system is wonderful and it's easy to adjust.

Weaknesses:    The rebound adjuster is located at a pretty dangerous place(under the right leg) The fork sounds rather weird when its compressed, it's clicking.

Bottom Line:   
Overall this fork is lovely! Better then all the other dirt forks i've ever tried still the rebound adjuster is a pretty sketchy factor. If you're thinking of buying it, do it! you won't get dissapointed.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Chainreactioncycles

Similar Products Used:   the whole Mz dirtjumper serie, junior t, manitou stance static

Bike Setup:   Identiti dr jekyll, halo sas, deity components.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan Kasper a Downhiller from Annandale, New Jersey, USA

Date Reviewed: December 11, 2006

Strengths:    It's not that awful green of the 409. Fork is stiff. Maxle is very easy to use. Finally a 100 mm thru axel from rockshox. Easy to tune. Metal knobs.

Weaknesses:    The wrist band that came with it is too small.

Bottom Line:   
Great fork, it is definitely the fork I've been waiting for for quite awhile now. Awsome fork, seems to be very versatile. Happy with how it rides, very smooth fork.

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Favorite Trail:   Cushetunk Trail at Round Valley

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Bike King

Similar Products Used:   Rockshox Pike Team, Rockshox Psylo, Marzocchi DJ2, Marzocchi Z1, Fox Vanilla RLC 130.

Bike Setup:   2005 Kona Cowan, 2007 Rockshox Argyle 318, Shimano Saint Crankset, SS.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Brigham a Downhiller from Cache Valley Utah

Date Reviewed: October 30, 2006

Strengths:    Strengths? Everything. Feels super good, has all the adjustments you need (the preload adjustment is unreal), and the maxle 360 is my best friend.

Weaknesses:    Eh, the color options, and the super long rebound adjuster makes me a bit nervous.

Bottom Line:   
Sweet dirt jump fork. Assuming it holds up, I'll love it.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Norda's

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi DJ 3

Bike Setup:   DMR trailstar, Transition Revolution wheelset, etc.

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