RockShox Dart 2 2008 Forks

3/5 (9 Reviews)
Weight : 2418 grams


Product Description

  • Travel: 80mm
  • Spring: Coil
  • Damping: HC2
  • Lowers: Aluminium
  • Crown: Forged, pocketed 6061 T-6 Aluminium
  • Steerer Tube: Steel


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Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ggg557 a Cross Country Rider from singapore

Date Reviewed: February 22, 2011

Strengths:    absorbs shock pretty well, strong, design, and cheap. v brake options!

Weaknesses:    heavy, very soft! leaks oil sometimes

Bottom Line:   
this fork is good, if u are tight on a budget, they are strong but heavy. can stand the whole day at the trails without problems. these are very strong, i ride pretty hard, and these forks are great xc trail forks. even works well on heavy trails. get this fork if you are on a tight budget, but if u can, get a rock shox tora or sid, those are great.

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Favorite Trail:   tt

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   t3 bicycle gears

Similar Products Used:   sr suntour xcr, xcm.

Bike Setup:   corratec, deore xt components.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by LaiT a Cross Country Rider from Aniva, sakhalin

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2010

Bottom Line:   
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Duration Product Used:   3 months


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by nell7806 a Weekend Warrior from Bulacan/Cavite/Q.C.

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2009

Strengths:    very low price...

Weaknesses:    very heavy...

Bottom Line:   
For starters who's not that techy either for those people with a very tight budget, this may fit but not for those who's kinda jumpy...needs to be checked at least every 3months...

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Favorite Trail:   Carmona-Davilan & Reverse Upak

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   Cycle Zone Muntinlup

Bike Setup:   XC-light AM

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by dbong87 a Weekend Warrior from Boise, ID

Date Reviewed: February 27, 2009

Strengths:    Entry level fork, responsive enough

Weaknesses:    NONE, but I know I will grow out of it eventually, serves its purpose as entry level.

Bottom Line:   
Great if you're at an entry level. You might look for something on the higher end if you are an advance rider.

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Favorite Trail:   Redtail Ridge

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Bike Setup:   stock Cannondale F6

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by SteelVW a Cross Country Rider from Modesto, CA

Date Reviewed: January 20, 2009

Strengths:    Cheap

Weaknesses:    It fell apart

Bottom Line:   
This fork originally came on my bike. From day one, the fork began to give me problems. Fork continually made a rattling noise from the lower left leg. My friends would laugh saying that riding with me made them feel as if parts were falling of my bike by the loud rattling noise. Took it to the shop, and my only option was to send it in. For the price that it would have cost me to send it in, it was cheaper to buy a new fork. Once the fork was changed, i realized how heavy this piece of junk was. I would never buy this fork ever! 3 chilies just because its better than nothing, but 1 chili because it sucks!!!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Come on the bike

Similar Products Used:   RS Tora, Fox Vanilla, etc...

Bike Setup:   Ironhorse Warrior, mostly XT, BB7's, WTB, almost completely upgraded

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Misterbobby a Weekend Warrior from Netherlands

Date Reviewed: December 5, 2008

Strengths:    Good damping, not very expensive.

Weaknesses:    A bit heavy, after some time the lockout fails

Bottom Line:   
After using this fork some time i am quite satisfied about the RockShox Dart 2 fork.
i am mainly biking around in my neighbour in the netherlands, especially in the woods and heathfields.
The fork feels great on that sort of terain, especially when it comes to mid sized rocks and fallen trees.
It is very annoying that after some time riding around the lockout suddenly failed and the suspension won't lock.
I'm glad havind a 2 year waranty at my bike store but it's not that nice going every month having the suspension fixed.

My judgement about this is that it is a great front suspension fork for the price but it is not very reliable.

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Favorite Trail:   Austria

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Vierhout 2Wielers

Bike Setup:   Raleigh Team raleigh disc, Deore groupset, XT rear derailleur,

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by jconn a Cross Country Rider from Eugene, Oregon, USA

Date Reviewed: September 27, 2008

Strengths:    Decent travel and rebound rides okay

Weaknesses:    leaks out of the fork seals and the rebound adjustment valve.

Bottom Line:   
These forks are the weak link for this bike. Rockshox says it will take about 4 weeks to get the shocks and its under warranty. That is a bunch of garbage. I know the bike show is coming up but please. that is bad turn around time. so in the mean time I will ride my bike looking like a clown with the springy front forks. LOL

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   REI

Bike Setup:   2008 Novara Pondi

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by David from Austin, TX

Date Reviewed: May 7, 2008

Strengths:    Plush, good dampening for the price. Rebound, lockout and preload work quite well

Weaknesses:    flimsy flamsy

Bottom Line:   
Came on my pop's Kona, and was a steal for the money. However, this fork seems like it was designed to look and feel great in a parking lot. Five minutes of test riding made me think "wow, this is way better than the judy." However, upon doing some serious riding (my bike wain't with me) I realized it was, unfortunately, less functional on the trail than the judy. It is not stiff at all, corners poorly, and has trouble rolling over obsticles. Studder bumps aren't too bad, nor is descending, but throw a technical climb at it and it goes whack. It acts strangely when going up stuff: rebounds weird and will throw the bike backwards. Makes it hard to keep momentum. Reasonable performance for the price, but I'd go with the new suntours

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Favorite Trail:   thumper

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Charles from Daphne, Al. USA

Date Reviewed: February 17, 2008

Strengths:    First time out today seems to work well so far. seems to rebound well. This shock is a great value for the first time rider.

Weaknesses:    seems a little stiff for me out of the box not sure of the adjustments.

Bottom Line:   
seems like a great shock for a novas. I will give further review in a month or so.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   fazari

Similar Products Used:   Judy

Bike Setup:   trail

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