RockShox Tora Race 29er Forks

4.33/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $400.00

Product Description

  • Motion control with low speed compression damping
  • Cross country focused lightweight chassis
  • Shorter tapered-wall uppertubes compared to Tora Trail models
  • New lower leg and crown

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ZombieFood a Weekend Warrior from Margate,FL

Date Reviewed: August 30, 2009

Strengths:    Very plush, lock out easy to get to and works very well.

Weaknesses:    Slight hissing sound on upstroke. little over 4lbs if you area weight weenie

Bottom Line:   
When I first got the bike I saw a killer deal ona used G2 Fox F29 from a Superfly. I had it and used it a good bit. Great fork. We I remembered I had the Trek 5 yr warranty on my entire bike including the fork. I needed the $ so I sold the Fox and put the original back on. Once sagged it rode great. Every bit as plush and smooth as the Fox was. It just make an annoying hiss on the upstroke. I was worried I would be mad at taking off the Fox but honestly, its rides just as nice.

I am judging the value by the retail price as compared to my Fox F29 and the performance between them

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Favorite Trail:   Markham Park, Quiet Waters

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Bicycle Experience

Similar Products Used:   Fox F29

Bike Setup:   09 Gary Fisher Cobia

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by HOLLYWOOD33 a Weekend Warrior from Plantation, Florida, USA

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2009

Strengths:    Very plush... Easy to maintain with the single air valve... Holds up well to my 6 foot / 225 lb abuse... Lock-out works well as does the rebound/compression...

Weaknesses:    Wish it has aluminum steerer and stanchions.... Tad heavy for the $$$....

Bottom Line:   
I would recommend this fork to anyone that wants a no-nonsense fork that it easy to use/maintain, but does not mind a bit of weight... I think it weighed in about 4.5 lbs.... I would buy again at the same price, but not at the retail price...

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Favorite Trail:   Markham Park

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $265.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Assorted sussy forks over the years....

Bike Setup:   Previously rode it on my Redline Mono-9, and currently is a 2009 Voodoo Canzo

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by mtnbiker72 a Weekend Warrior from Rainier, OR

Date Reviewed: January 21, 2009

Strengths:    Excellent damping, very laterally stiff for a QR fork, Air spring is very plush

Weaknesses:    Weight, for the price it should have an alloy steer tube

Bottom Line:   
This is for a 2008 Tora 318 Solo Air 29er

This fork is every bit the equal of a Fox Vanilla as far as plush suspension and stellar damping. The motion control damper is strait from the more expensive Reba and works excellent. The solo air spring is infinitely adjustable and holds air great. My only complaint is the weight...I like the Cro-Mo stanchions but would like to see an alloy steer tube at this price point.

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Favorite Trail:   Stella Ridge

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Came with bike

Similar Products Used:   Many 26er forks including 2005 Fox Vanilla R, 2005 Manitou Sherman Flick +, 2003 Manitou Black Elite, 2002 Fox Vanilla RLC

Bike Setup:   Windsor Cliff 29er Pro with upgrades

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