RockShox Domain 302 2007 Forks

4.18/5 (11 Reviews)
Weight : 2789 grams


Product Description

  • Travel: 115-160mm / 180mm
  • Spring: Coil U-Turn / Coil
  • Damping: Rebound
  • Lowers: Magnesium, Post Disc Mount and 20mm Maxle only
  • Crown: Forged, Hollow 6066 TV, Anodized
  • Steerer Tube: Chromoly Steel
  • Upper Tubes: 35mm Taper Wall Steel


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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jibay a Downhiller from FRANCE

Date Reviewed: April 5, 2011

Strengths:    Plush, reliable, efficient, stiff, comfortable, gives confidence, excellent terrain reading,quite light for a long travel coil fork, easy maintenance, low price

Weaknesses:    Honestly ??? None !!!

Bottom Line:   
After having tried many different forks (some of them equiped with all rebound, compression, low and high speed...etc...)it appears that spending more money would be a wrong choice!! Domain 302 in its 180mm travel version, is probably the best fork ever made for guys (and girls...)who want to go downhill with the front wheel stuck on the track. Others forks can do the same...but not for the same price. The only one reason to buy something else than a Domain is if you want to ear your friends say: Wow!!! You bought the last high tech fork with micro-wave double compression system ??? What a lucky guy you are! :-)

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Favorite Trail:   Cauterets to the bottom

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $230.00

Similar Products Used:   Marzo 66 RCV, Fox 36

Bike Setup:   Commençal Supreme racing

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ButtonPusher a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: December 17, 2010

Strengths:    Simple, Reliable, Strong, Low Maintenance (has never required service), Responds well, Nice plushy mellow feel, Has never bottomed out on me.

Weaknesses:    Lack of adjustments (but really, it's an affordable and basic fork, so you can't expect much in terms of adjustments). Could be a little quicker on the rebound, even when it's set to fast. Perhaps a bit heavy compared to some of it's competition.
**Some people have complained about the rebound knob falling off while riding. I drove mine into it extra hard and can't even pull it out when I try now. You can also use an Allen key to adjust it, or just remove the knob if you're worried about it falling out.**


Bottom Line:   
This is a great value fork..! It has taken every hit and trail I've thrown at it without a problem... Lots of rocks, and tons of roots.
I'm not a super good rider, but it can handle a good variety of terrain from single track to DH with drops mixed in too.
When I got it, I took it to my training trail and gunned it at rocks that I used to avoid. It ate them like breakfast.
Yes, I'd like to see more adjustments, but it is and is marketed as a basic and affordable fork. Only real complaint is that the rebound doesn't feel quite fast enough even when it's set for fast.
I went with this as the price was right. The seller said he had friends that worked for SRAM who told him to go with the Domain, as it has stronger made internals than the Totem series. Which I would tend to believe after reading sooooo many Totem horror stories that you just don't see when it comes to the Domain's.
The seller had just had it tuned and fresh oil put in before I got it. I've been riding on it for at least a year and it has never needed any servicing at all during this time. Which I love, since there's nothing worse than a bike in the shop that you can't go ride.
It's not an outstanding fork, but it gets HUGE marks in value. You'll be hard pressed to find a fork that is this affordable and reliable. Especially as it doesn't require a ton of money sunk into it to keep it going.
If you're on a limited budget, you simply won't find a better fork for your money than this.

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Favorite Trail:   Down not up...

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Local Buy & Sell Lis

Similar Products Used:   Marz Drop-off 4 (constant bottom outs, thumbs down), 66 (felt good) & 888 (felt real good)

Bike Setup:   Norco Shore, Domain 302 (180mm), Deemax Ultimates and a bunch more parts that aren't anything special...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by flyingwalrus a Weekend Warrior from Alexandria, VA

Date Reviewed: December 3, 2010

Strengths:    infinite travel adjust, stiff, plush, durable, virtually zero-maintenance

Weaknesses:    heavy, dives under aggressive braking, bottoms a little more easily than I would like, and there's no way to adjust that

Bottom Line:   
i have the u-turn, great value fork, albeit heavy and lacking any appreciable adjustment (rebound doesn't change much, but feels good) but what do you expect from a budget fork? I've been very impressed with the domain, especially seeing as I use for everything from riding trails to downhill and big jumps. Handles everything without complaint.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   came on used bottler

Similar Products Used:   66, 36,

Bike Setup:   2007 bottlerocket with dhx 5

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by FreerideOregon a Weekend Warrior from Oregon

Date Reviewed: September 28, 2009

Strengths:    Very plush and soft, it will take any drop without bottoming out but it will soak up the shock from the small stuff too. the amount of travel is great

Weaknesses:    almost no adjustability whatsoever

Bottom Line:   
great shock especially for the price paid, GET IT

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Favorite Trail:   whistler a line

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $170.00

Purchased At:   fat tire farm

Similar Products Used:   marzzocchi 888, totem

Bike Setup:   specialized bighit, rockshox domain in front and fox vanilla r in back juicy four brakes

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Zilo a Weekend Warrior from Reno, NV

Date Reviewed: August 6, 2009

Strengths:    plush yet very hard to bottom out, strong, very nice travel adjuster, maxel thru axel

Weaknesses:    internal preload is really weird, weight

Bottom Line:   
cheap, yet reliable and works great. perfect for freeride or all mountain riders on a budget

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $240.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   marzocchi drop off II

Bike Setup:   custom built eastern slash 5 with all sram components

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by primodevil a Downhiller from Lebanon, Oregon

Date Reviewed: July 2, 2008

Strengths:    Plushness, looks, maxle, travel. weight, feel, 1.5 steerer tube

Weaknesses:    ajustability... thats about it.

Bottom Line:   
great frok for freeride, tho its not terribly ajustable it is forgiving and plush.

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Favorite Trail:   Bonzai At Blackrock

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Santiam bikes

Similar Products Used:   888's, marz 55 ata, marz 66 rcv.

Bike Setup:   brand new 08 Norco Shore 3

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kristin Cousin a Racer from Frostburg, MD

Date Reviewed: September 27, 2007

Strengths:    oodles of travel...Feels like a dual crown

Weaknesses:    none yet...maybe will find out this weekend at the race

Bottom Line:   
L O V E

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Favorite Trail:   Wisp, Local, urban at FSU

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   EP from Adventure Sports

Similar Products Used:   Marz. Drop off II

Bike Setup:   Haro x7, juicy 7's, rockshox domain 312, marz rocco WC, 50/50 pedals, outlaw front wheel, sun ringle rear, BMW seat

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Pedro Perini a Downhiller from Kassel, Hessen, Germany

Date Reviewed: September 17, 2007

Strengths:    Capable of taking big hits and yet retain small bumps, very plush and forgiving

Weaknesses:    not many adjustability, a little bit on the heavy side...

Bottom Line:   
my Domain 302 is the 160mm U-Turn model, different from the 180mm model, the 160mm model is great, i never felt the rebound problem on the 160mm model, the rebound on the 160mm Domain is great, very responsive to the adjusts you make, can be very fast or very slow. Althought the compression is not adjustable, i never felt in need of adjusting that, neither the preload (i weight 180). The U-Turn is great, can drop down from 160mm to 115mm just by turning a knob.

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Favorite Trail:   Hercules

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   came on the bike


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Luke a Downhiller from Duncan, Canada

Date Reviewed: February 13, 2007

Strengths:    the domain is an extreamly flexable and durrable fork. i loved the fork right from the start. the domain is the totems little brother but the funny thing is that i like the feel of the domains more. all ive ever owned is duel crown forks and the first run down the mountain with the domains felt the same as any duel crown, exept that i can do x-ups and better freeride. the damping is excelent and the compression is perfect right out of the box. the rebound is easy to adjust and feels perfect for any riding. i suggest this fork for any freeride bike.

Weaknesses:    rebound adjust cap falls off when riding hard. best to put it in your pocket. lack of other adjustments such as compression

Bottom Line:   
beutiful fork, perfect for downhill and freeride and soooooo cheap for what your getting, its like buying a new 888rc2x for 800$. feels like sex when riding serious downhill but its best atribute by far is its ability to take big hits. i droped off a big rock drop a little two fast and almost landed to flat but it felt like i didnt even hit ground the fork sucked it up so much. domain: overall perfect (cheap) fork.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $220.00

Purchased At:   local deal

Similar Products Used:   888, boxxer race, dirt jumpers, totems(riden, not owned)

Bike Setup:   2003 bighit dh, domain 302, dirt rim front, double track back, hone deraileur, diabolos bars and stem, juicy 7 brakes.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Paul Walton from England

Date Reviewed: December 8, 2006

Strengths:    Stiff, cheap, long travel.

Weaknesses:    Not much adjustment. Takes an age to bed in. Dives.

Bottom Line:   
Not much adjustment, then again it is the very base model. Rebound can be solved by simply using lighter weight oil. When set up with the right oil it is a great freeride fork for the budgeteer who doesn't want the bells and whistles.

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   RS Pike

Bike Setup:   Giant Reign

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Ishmael Rosenblatmen a Downhiller from Jerusalem, Israel

Date Reviewed: November 26, 2006

Strengths:    Well, its one of those forks you buy on impulse. For me, I was going to buy a 66rc2x for super cheep at jensonusa.com. That item then went out of stock, so I began looking for big travel and a big name,and I found this

Weaknesses:    The fork is extremely un-adjustable, and no matter what you do with the rebound, its always slow. I would never buy this fork again, it blows big time!

Bottom Line:   
This fork is awful. It has zero adjustability, unless you want to crack it open yourself and risk breaking it. If you like the way it comes out of the box, then I guess it's fine fore you, but in my opinion, it is just terrible. I would never buy it again, and it was a serious waste of my effor, money, and time.

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Favorite Trail:   gafilta fish isle

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $459.00

Purchased At:   airbomb.com

Similar Products Used:   drop off, 888, travis 180 sc

Bike Setup:   Ironhorse 7.5 06

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