The legendary BoXXer is downright fast and features Rock Shoxs Mission Control and a full 200mm ofTravel Mission Control DH features externally adjustable beginning-stroke and ending-stroke rebound and separate low-speed and high-speed compression damping DropStop system allows ridersToTuneThe hardness ofThe bottom out bumper onThe fly Medium Weight Coil Spring (Soft and firmTuning springs are included) 35mm purpose-built chassis is lighter, yet stifferThan previous BoXXers Anodized
Strengths: when working its can be as good as a fox 40. light for a spring fork. look good. feels a lot better than the 2010 boxxer team i had last year. user freindly rebuilt.
Weaknesses: Rebound shaft broke. i couldnt adjust the high speed rebound anymore so i changed it. When rebuilting, an air pressure is made inside the forks compression side and results in a stiffer spring rate making the fork less sensible to small bumps. screwing the top cap when the fork is compress will make the fork feel like it has a negative spring and will feel a lot nicer.
i wouldnt pay the extra for the r2c2 i would just buy the basic rc version. the extra adjustments are not that usefull and the rc's rebound shaft wont break like mine did. or with a bigger budjet i would buy a fox 40
from Manitou Springs Co, USA
Date Reviewed: December 27, 2011
Strengths: Great adjustability with its Motion Control DH and beginning and ending stroke rebound, you can easily adjust the way you want you fork setup to be. The r2c2 also features drop stop in case you feel you are reaching bottom out to quick too easily or too hard. All these adjustments are hand friendly, no tools needed. Another strength of the r2c2 is the maxile lite DH, which really keeps things stiff for even the toughest downhill course. Better price than other Boxxer models.
Weaknesses: The only weakness I could find in the r2c2 is adjusting the fork for your weight. The fork comes with a standerd red coil for people 160-180 pounds. If you need a larger spring rate or you need to go down for somebody weighing less, then it's not all that easy to change. I had to order a new coil for around $30 and replace and install it in the fork. Unlike the r2c2 the world cup models feature a single air shrader valve too adjust the air rate for your weight, by just hooking up a shock pump and adjusting the air to your desiered psi.
A great fork for downhill and can stand up too a lot. Great quality.
The boxxer r2c2 on my bike doesn't act any differently no matter the rebound, comp and bottom out settings. I can turn all or any of the knobs all the way clockwise, bounce the fork, turn all or any of the knobs all the way counter-clockwise, and there's no change in its behavior.
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hello, like the title states i'm not sure which rebuild/service kit i need for a 2011 R2C2. every kit i see for the boXXer says either Race, Team or WC.
now i've been told that the Team internals were the same as the R2C2....but i'd like someone to verify that before i go spend $50 on a gasket kit ... Read More »
does anyone know of a setup guide or tuning manual for the boxxer fork? i just got my Ventana El Cuervo (go-ride.com) and it came with no manual for the fork (or any other manual for the rear shock, brakes etc...for $3000+ it should have some documentation).
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