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)
Good fork, good experience with customer service. Broke and shouldn't have so can't 100% recommend.
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.
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.
a Weekend Warrior
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
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
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
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.
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.
Bike Setup: Santa cruz jackal, black market bars, orange fun stem, 318 argyle, front atom lab pimp rim, back single track, 8" bb7
a Weekend Warrior
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
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.
Bike Setup: norco havoc with single speed conversion,argyle 318,s-type and mx-2
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.
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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Got my Eastern Night Train earlier this week. The "manual" for the fork doesn't have a guide for setting the compression or rebound. Any hints on this? This is my first Rock Shox. I am used to Fox where they give you starting points in the manual.
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hey im buying new forks i have narrowed it down to these 2 bad boys im 110kg rider and i like em stiff?.....basically which one going to handle my weight be the stiffest and go the distance???can anyone please help....thanksRead More »
I am in need of a new fork. I'm sick of my RST puking oil everywhere (even with new seals). I have a line on a new (never used, still in packaging) 2008 Argyle 318. Price is $250. Any thoughts on this fork? I ride street/park and not as much dirt as I would like.Read More »