I rode my friends newish specialized p.2 with the ammo forks that he had been riding on for a couple of days and the moment i hit my first jump which was only a mis sized dirtjump the fork bottomed out and broke through the bottom of it??? WTF if this can happen then they shouldnt be sold to anyone anywhere. I have no idea what some of these people are saying when they say its a good starter fork. Its a piece of junk, i saw a reiew further up saying that the shell casing is good, well yeah thats why they are rigid forks.... All and all if your going to put your money into a fork just pay a little extra and go with something a little more upclass like marzocchi dj's or fox floats, It might just save your teeth coz mine sure took a hammering...
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: March 23, 2009
We did surgery on the fork. The shock could use a stiffer spring, and the valve on the damper is a piece of trash. It has a spring in it that breaks really easy and is impossible to replace without knowing someone at spinner who can pocket one in the factory. The outer shell is good. I recomend, if you broke a fork with a good spring and dampening system, building a frankenfork out of this one with the components.
a Weekend Warrior
from Binghamton, NY
Date Reviewed: March 17, 2009
Strengths: Very solid feel
Weaknesses: either will not compress or way too soft and the rebound is so slow the whole thing starts clanking on rough turf.
The fork is a good shell with crappy innards. Maybe if you pull it apart and replace the innards with new coils and whatever floats your boat you will find it to be an awesome shock. I haven't decided what to do with mine yet.
a Weekend Warrior
from eganville ontario, Canada
Date Reviewed: June 23, 2008
Strengths: it seems strong, looks good, absorbs the odd hit, the paint matches the aniki's so thats a bonus i guess
Weaknesses: the forks come with what would seem to be leaking seals, they bottom out off drops quite easy, the pre load dosnt work at all, you can hear what sounds to be sloshing oil just flowing around when the fork is compressed.
they allow you to have a front wheel to your bike... the bike itself is good for the price but id recomend getting better forks and a rear shock, i have a fox DHX 3.0 comming and either a boxxer team or a bomber super t rv on order and the bike will be mint.
Similar Products Used: Marzocchi drop off IV, Dirt jumper 4, Drop off, dirt jam comp,
Bike Setup: 2007 iron horse yakuza aniki stock except for: Sram X.9 rear derailuer and Bought a Drop off II, just have to put it on in replace on my Spinner Ammo
Date Reviewed: April 25, 2008
Strengths: strong, travel is good, easy setup.
Weaknesses: very inconsistant- works great one minute, like crap the next 5. no rebound adjustment. its hard to 'fix up'.
ok fork. good for beggining, but after a while it gets annoying. i wouldnt buy this fork if you are "experianced" and need a consistant fork. but if you are just getting into freeriding, try it and see if you like that kind of travel and riding.
from Madison, WI, USA
Date Reviewed: January 17, 2008
Strengths: Strengths? Well, it is definitely strong...that's about it. Oh, and it has a 71mm brake disc mount, make 203mm rotors a cinch.
Weaknesses: It seems to double the weight of any bike it's installed on. From reading other reviews it seems everyone who had one had a incredible amount of variance. Some people complained about harsh top-outs or too stiff or too plush, so I'd say quality control is probably an issue.
My experience was that it was basically rigid fork. The only way I ever got mine to compress was to heave myself bodily onto the handlebars and I'd move it about 3 inches. The manual claimed that the one adjustment knob was for preload, but nothing I did ever seemed to have any effect on the action of the fork. It also had a glacial-speed rebound.
I tried doing an easy downhill with it on the Yakuza Aniki it came on, but as I came up to a drop, the front end had packed down so far I landed and was launched over the bars, landing 25 feet from the bike. Glad I wasn't hurt too badly.
It's something of a curio; a 150mm Freeride fork that is also cheap. You get what you pay for. It is a very sturdy fork if nothing else, not flexible in the least...It seems like from reading other reviews that people had a variety of complaints/compliments...So if you got one of the ones that actually seems to work, congratulations. If not, my condolences, upgrade to a Rock Shox Domain or a 55 or 66 or something like that.
Bike Setup: It WAS on my '07 Yakuza Aniki. Now that bike has gone from a JuniorT, to a 145mm DJ1 and probably onto a 55 ATA soon. Sram drivetrain, WTB Dual Duty FR wheels, Kenda Kinetics 2.60 front, 2.35 rear.
a Weekend Warrior
from Victoria, BC
Date Reviewed: December 6, 2007
Strengths: 34mm stanchions, looks burly. Strong.
Weaknesses: Heavy, poor adjustability.
Not a nice ride. Heavy and not plush. Makes loud clunk sound when max extension. Came stock with bike. Good to have as extra, but upgrade when you can.
Weaknesses: too rigid, sever topping out, slow rebound
this is a good beginning fork for a rider who doesnt know the difference if he felt it. if you want something cheep this is the one for you. i am 130+ pounds with all my gear and sometimes the fork just doesnt do the job on large drops. if your looking for a trail fork this is not a good one because the rebound is extremely slow.
Weaknesses: fork is a little weak when you start out
this is a good fork. i would recoomend it to any begginer who needs a cheap fork. the fork tends to vary though. my friend got the same bike from the same place and his fork is almost twice as good as mine. mine on the other hand is ok. i havent gone off anything huge yet but this fork works great for me on any drops under 6-7 ft. the bike is a great freeride bike for me. i can maneuber it easily and it soaks it right up if i mess up.overall its a good fork if your looking for something that is cheep and works fairly well
if had it for like 4 days and hit some drops nothing that big yet only like five feet and the shock is good works fine so far smooth sorta stiff but can be adjusted alot there is a lot of oil and the rebound is messed up but its a good fork i plan on taking it out to really test it on something a lot bigger than i have if u want a nice fork thats not like 500$ get it.
No shock absorbing from this thing.I built my bike on a budget and this was the cheapest fork I could get at the time. Now I'm mad I didn't wait. It's an older model so hopefully they changed it by now. It's 150 mm of travel but it has only moved about 40mm. And the stachions have way too much oil on them after a ride. I hate this fork. It probably needs a rebuild but I'm not going to waste my time.
I'm having problems with the Ammo on my 2006 Aniki. I've only had it for 6months and it is now making a MASSIVE top out clank. It has just started doing this last week, previous to this it was fine. Also the right hand bolt(on the bottom of the leg) is loose and lacking a washer; the thread must be ... Read More »