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RockShox Boxxer Team 2009 Forks

4/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $896.00

Product Description

The Rockshox Boxxer platform continues to evolve. Downhill is about going fast, reading the terrain and using it to your advantage to be able to beat the fastest rider. The Rockshox Boxxer is perfect for doing this on any downhill course.

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by kane a Downhiller

Date Reviewed: May 24, 2013

Strengths:    Do what you need them to
easy to work on
low maintaiance

Weaknesses:    heavier than newer forks
dont look as trick as other forks these days

Bottom Line:   
The 2009 boxxer teams are a great fork, i have been using them for years now and find them great. I did however do one modification by fitting a pushed damping system in, the kit was easy to install and from what i gather it customises the rebound of the fork to the riders weight. Once i put this kit in my forks i cant fault them, they ride well and ive only ever metal to metal bottomed them out once. I even have high speed collision with a foot and a half deep pot hole ragdolling me and my bike. The forks were totally unscathed but so much pressure was applied through the fork that the frame top tube of my DH bike cracked. Truth be told i dont know how these forks compare to newer models but i have honestly never felt the need to upgrade. In my experience i have found trhem to be a tough, reliable and easy to work on fork

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Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Bike Setup:   Kona operator: 2009 boxxer teams assorted other bits

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Trevor

Date Reviewed: February 16, 2013

Strengths:    Excellent feel, plenty of travel.

Weaknesses:    Snapped lowers clean in half on first ride

Bottom Line:   
If you expect to crash don't buy them. I snapped the lowers by hitting a tree going about 15-20 mph, I don't know if the crash was a fluke but my body hit the tree just as hard as the forks and I was out riding the next day. Before they broke I was hitting 15 foot drops and 6-8 foot drop to flat and I absolutely loved them. Very plush.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by da peach a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver

Date Reviewed: April 30, 2009

Strengths:    Nice and plush, nice and new.

Weaknesses:    A little delicate

Bottom Line:   
Well, as much as I like(d) the fork, I rode it for 4 months (20 rides?) and it appears I've twisted the lowers.

I ride the Shore, so different terrain than your average World Cup DH course. I fall off like everybody does. But I've taken WAY worse bails than I have in the last 4 months on my old fork. The Boxxer bent with minimal "abuse".

A fine fork, yes. But a little delicate? Yes.

I'm no behemoth either. I'm 5'9" and 160.

Maybe a freak accident, but I don't have much confidence that it's going to hold up the way I'd like it to.

Who should buy this fork? Either people who never crash, or those who can afford to replace the lowers on a semi-regular basis.

Who shouldn't but this fork? People who crash more than average and can't afford to repair their bikes.

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Favorite Trail:   CBC

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   888RC2 Bomber

Bike Setup:   Blindside, DHX5.0, Avid Elixir

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jaxon14 a Downhiller from Ga

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2008

Strengths:    Reliable, super respnsive and very easy to maintain deffinatly a race fork.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Best fork I have used in a while, i have ridden a fox 40 rc2 and i still would rather have the boxxer.

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Favorite Trail:   diablo freeride

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $670.00

Purchased At:   Utah

Similar Products Used:   sherman slider plus, 888

Bike Setup:   giant dh comp,09 boxxer team, maxxis tires, and sram everything.

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