Spinner Ammo 1 2007 Forks

2.68/5 (28 Reviews)


Product Description

  • 34mm Steel Stanchions
  • One-piece magnesium lower
  • OX Valve Damping System
  • Coil Spring
  • 110, 130 or 150mm Travel


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Simon a Downhiller from NewZealand

Date Reviewed: April 29, 2011

Strengths:    Rigid fork

Weaknesses:    just about everythiing else...

Bottom Line:   
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...

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Favorite Trail:   Signal Hill, Snakes and Ladders, The Green Mile

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi dj 2+3, Manitou Skareb Comps (meh...), 888, Fox 40+32 Float,rst launch (pieces of crap)

Bike Setup:   Demo 9 Custom and UMF Hardy 2 Custom

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by On the Rocks a Cross Country Rider from Catalunya

Date Reviewed: March 29, 2010

Strengths:    The look

Weaknesses:    Fragile, bad feeling, poor settings,...

Bottom Line:   
The fork work along 3 month and 150km in a FR3, the feeling is not good, had no settings and finally the "springs" die without had worked hard.

I replace it with a used, but in good condition RS PIKE and...what a fu$%&g diffrence!!!! This is a fork!! Maybe not a great fork, but a fork!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   OEM

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox Pike U-Turn

Bike Setup:   Iron Horse FR3

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by cheesecow a Weekend Warrior from U.S.A

Date Reviewed: May 18, 2009

Strengths:    is really great in the heat, but 70 degrees and under it is a peice of junk that is way to stiff

Weaknesses:    weight,temperature effected way too much, no adjustment whatsoever, works goodfor about 15 minutes then stops working.

Bottom Line:   
ok fork for what you pay, but you should just spend the extra money and get a fox float or a rock shox tora

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Favorite Trail:   Suicide

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Sport Challet(on bik

Similar Products Used:   Fox Float, rock shocks

Bike Setup:   Ironhorse Yakuza Champira

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by taletotell a Weekend Warrior from Binghamton

Date Reviewed: March 23, 2009

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Ryan 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.

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   paperboy in Shindagin

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   used (from hunter mo

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox Tora 289, and various, never more than a few rides each.

Bike Setup:   Iron Horse Yakuza Aniki stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jimmy a Weekend Warrior from Nelson NZ

Date Reviewed: March 14, 2009

Strengths:    Decent cheap very sturdy

Weaknesses:    slow rebound bad ajustability

Bottom Line:   
Decent fork for dirt jump entry level freeride would recomend to someone who likes jumpingh and wants to get into some more serious downhill

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Favorite Trail:   Kaka

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   Bike hq

Similar Products Used:   marosachi 888

Bike Setup:   khs dj50

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by freerider909 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.

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   calabogie peaks

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1.00

Purchased At:   sport chek

Similar Products Used:   dj3

Bike Setup:   ironhorse aniki

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Luke from Canada

Date Reviewed: May 4, 2008

Strengths:    good looks,
travel,
stong,
reasonable value


Weaknesses:    performance,
oil on stanchions after rides,
slow rebound,
very stiff,
size of seals, they need to be special ordered right from spinner, no bikeshops carry them.


Bottom Line:   
It is a good fork for a beginner.
It is very stiff and low quality.
Slow rebound, and doesn't ubsorb little bumps, just big drops and high impacts. Ex 3 foot to flat

Great bike, but the fork is a little bit of a bummer.

If you are just looking for a fork to cruise with, this is good, but it isn't a hardcore fork by any means,
but for the time i had it, it did its job

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Came with Aniki on ebay

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

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by yoboe a Downhiller from mass.

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'.


Bottom Line:   
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.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   downcycles

Bike Setup:   stock 06 aniki

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Alex a Downhiller 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.


Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   Ray's Indoor, UW-Madison Campus

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Performance Bike

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.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Chris Lai a Weekend Warrior from Victoria, BC

Date Reviewed: December 6, 2007

Strengths:    34mm stanchions, looks burly.
Strong.


Weaknesses:    Heavy, poor adjustability.

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by alex from connecticut

Date Reviewed: November 8, 2007

Strengths:    looks sleek and has good wieght

Weaknesses:    too rigid, sever topping out, slow rebound

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   mountain creek

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   ems stamford

Bike Setup:   06 ironhorse

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by aaron a Downhiller from california

Date Reviewed: September 11, 2007

Strengths:    looks good,ok travel, ok weight

Weaknesses:    fork is a little weak when you start out

Bottom Line:   
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

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   marzocchi am 1 and 2

Bike Setup:   06 yakuza aniki factory

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by taylor a Downhiller from altamont

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2007

Strengths:    beefy strong looks sick

Weaknesses:    rebound

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Bike Setup:   2006 iron horse yakuza aniki

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Adam a Weekend Warrior from Concord, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: July 25, 2007

Strengths:    Beefy, looks, travel

Weaknesses:    Rebound, seals, basically everything else

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   Castle Rock

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Craigslist

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox

Bike Setup:   Kona Stinky with SRAM chain, shifters, derailleurs, Sun Rims, Azonic handlebar, Race Face cranks, seatpost, headset and stem, WTB seat, Fox Vanilla shock and crappy Spinner Fork

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Yakuza Aniki Fork- Spinner Ammo 1

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 »

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