RockShox Boxxer Race 2010 Forks

4.25/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $770.00

Product Description

  • Damping: Motion Control IS
  • Spring: Coil
  • Steerer Tube: Aluminum 1 1/8
  • Lowers: Magnesium, Maxle DH 20mm
  • Crown: Forged, 6061 T-6 aluminum

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Chrissyh_1988 a Downhiller from Bristol

Date Reviewed: October 24, 2010

Strengths:    Laterally stiff, looks fantastic, two crowns supplied. Feel pretty smooth.

Weaknesses:    Springs weights are way too high, there's too much compression damping, and the rebound adjustment doesn't do much to be honest.

Bottom Line:   
If you have the cash, go for the Team's! Ill give you some reasons why...

I have just moved to these from my old and very tired 2004 boxxer races, expecting technology to have moved on significantly. Im not overwhelmed with the performance.

This fork just doesn't absorb bumps. End of. As stock, the springs are far too stiff (Im running Softs and I'm 6"2, and they are still too much!), and this isn't helped by the thick oil as standard. This means that even with the motion control on minimum, there is still too much compression damping, and the rebound won't go fast enough. The end result is a very slow and heavy feeling fork that just refuses to use all of its travel. The rebound adjustment doesn't have a big range either... At first I wondered if it was even working! Thinner oil will have less compression and allow faster rebound, so I'm going to have to change that.

However, the 35mm chassis is great. Lightweight and stiff, they corner really well. Its just the basic damping that lets them down. Shame, cos they are the best looking forks money can buy. With better damping they would be amazing, so buy the Team's!

My final gripe is with the pricing. £700 a few years ago would have got you the business in fork technology. The damping on these is far too basic for the price... trust me you will need to upgrade them. I have only ridden them once and I'm thinking of tuning them already. The stock set up is terrible, and will only work for really heavy riders.

You have been warned, these sill need some work before you will be happy with them!

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Favorite Trail:   Rheola, Wales

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Second hand.

Similar Products Used:   Rockshox Boxxer race (2004), Rockshox Domain.

Bike Setup:   IronHorse 7Point with 2 degree reducer cups, Shimano Saint cranks, Avid Elixir, Superstar DH-590 Wheels.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by clark a Cross Country Rider from tx

Date Reviewed: March 7, 2010

Strengths:    Stiff but not jarring. Great control. Reasonable weight.

Weaknesses:    Adjustability.

Bottom Line:   
Fundamentally sound fork at a fair price.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Minute MRD?

Bike Setup:   Sunday

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brad o lantern a Racer from adelaide south australia

Date Reviewed: November 2, 2009

Strengths:    less flex than previous model, beefier, smooth, cheap and light.

Weaknesses:    none for me!

Bottom Line:   
I love them! mostly for the looks and the increased size (hated how slim and flexi the old one are!) also work great and have many options.
Look sick on my intense.

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Favorite Trail:   eagle nationals track

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   private sale

Similar Products Used:   2005 boxxer ride, 2006 boxxer race, team, world cup, fox 40, monster T, 2006 888.

Bike Setup:   intense m6, 2010 races up front, DHX 5.0 w Ti spring, 721's laced to DT's, juicy7's, full on bars, holtzfellor cranks, mrp device

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ridesabootr a Downhiller from Pocatello, ID, United States

Date Reviewed: September 25, 2009

Strengths:    Good price, simple adjustments that work.

Weaknesses:    Sticky stock lube in the seals. Needed some Judy Butter to fix the problem.

Bottom Line:   
For the money I paid I have been very impressed with this fork. It is very responsive on all the bumps and it handles big hits very well. It doesn't have a ton of adjustments but the ones it does have work great.

I was a little disappointed with the sticky stock lube in the seals and there is still a little work that I have to do on it (new seal and a new rebound damper).

I do need to mention that the rebound damper has in no way had a negative effect on the forks performance. Its just a little noisy on really low speed bumps and Rock Shox was more than willing to send me the damper free of charge.

Overall I would highly recommend this fork to anyone who is looking for a nice fork at a relatively affordable price.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Ride On Bikes

Similar Products Used:   05 Rock Shox Boxxer Team, Manitou Travis.

Bike Setup:   Mongoose Boot'r

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