Fox Shox DHX 4.0 Rear Shock

4.57/5 (7 Reviews)
Weight : 375 grams


Product Description

  • Position-sensitive Boost valve
  • Adjustable ProPedal Technology
  • Coil spring preload
  • Rebound adjust


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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark a Downhiller from England

Date Reviewed: November 14, 2007

Strengths:    Looks neat, adjustments work well, plush feel.

Weaknesses:    Lacks the bottom out adjustment which i would find useful as i like to have a more progressive stroke, though this can be overcome with more air in the boost valve which affects the progressiveness, and compensating the effect of this by lowering the pro-pedal setting. Rebound adjuster knob is a little small and fiddly

Bottom Line:   
Feels plush with great small bump sensitivity on my patriot but for those who prefer more of a platform, the propedal or boost valve settings can be upped. Smooth action too, no stiction and i've experienced no spikes. the rebound adjuster is fine but its very thin so i find it a little fiddly, but how often do you need to adjust it? the only better thing to this is the DHX 5.0. It's OEM so please ignore value rating)

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Van R, vanilla RC, DHX 5.0 (carpark test only), fox vanilla, 5th element (carpark test only)

Bike Setup:   Patriot 66, domains, sram, hayes etc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John a Downhiller from Munich

Date Reviewed: October 10, 2007

Strengths:    This Shock is tough, durable, never bottoms out but uses all its stroke, has plenty of adjustments that work brilliantly and its pluuuushh.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
This product is simply awesome. Its simply the BEST shock for DH/FR out there. Get it if you can. Fox Shocks all the way.

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Favorite Trail:   Geisskopf

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   OEM

Similar Products Used:   none compares, Fox Van, Equalizer (sucks)

Bike Setup:   Specialized SX Trail, X.9, Avid codes...

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kris a Downhiller from holly springs nc usa

Date Reviewed: September 29, 2007

Strengths:    all the ajustments work well. propedal is a saver.nice shox what is not from fox

Weaknesses:    could use a 450 lbs spring but taht is just me

Bottom Line:   
nice shox, but if you can buy a 5.0 with bottom out ajust

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   come on bike

Similar Products Used:   maitue split rpa ,fox float r, cloud nine

Bike Setup:   gaint glory, fox 40 rc2,dhx 4.0,mavic 723 rims, ringle hubs,sram x9,e.thirteen crank

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by J-Man a Weekend Warrior from Vermont

Date Reviewed: July 14, 2007

Strengths:    looks good on my bike, havnt bottomed it out yet its taken a good 10 foot drop and didnt even come close to it, propedal and rebound adjustment

Weaknesses:    could use a better spring but for me it works, and it doesnt fit on a lot of peoples bikes because i tried to sell it once and everyone said it was too big but i got my giant ac and it fit so i took it off the market

Bottom Line:   
nice shock, works great, plush, good travel. good buy, anything made by fox is good is my opinion, but i want to try the dhx 5.0 but i will when i get a new bike

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   manitou 4 way swinger

Bike Setup:   giant ac, white bros. dh2 fork, fox dhx 4.0 rear shock, 24 in. halo combat rim rear, 26 in mavic 321 disc front with 3.0 tires and hayes hydraulics

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Shaker666 from Vancouver, BC

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2007

Strengths:    Has both compression damping (ProPedal) and rebound damping adjustments, plus preload with the air adjustment. Easy to tune for climbing vs. serious DH. Very plush when setup for DH. ProPedal is very functional and worth it.

Weaknesses:    Possibly weight, but I've grown bigger muscles to compensate for that now. :)

Bottom Line:   
This shock shines. Very linear damping quality with just the right amount of adjustment. I'm very impressed, but would you expect any less from a Fox product?

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Favorite Trail:   anywhere

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Fox Float

Bike Setup:   '06 Devinci Ollie: DHX 4.0 rear shock, tubeless setup on Mavic XM819s, Hadley hubs, 888RC2 fork.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John a Weekend Warrior from Portland

Date Reviewed: March 14, 2007

Strengths:    Pro Pedal

Bottom Line:   
Rides just as good as my DHX 5. Great shock. If your not bothered by the lack of bottom out then this this is a great shock

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   DHX 5 / DHX Air 5

Bike Setup:   Stinky Dee-Lux

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by fatcat from pasadena, california

Date Reviewed: February 10, 2007

Strengths:    great shock better than a fox vanilla, love the pro pedal adjustment

Weaknesses:    doesnt have the bottom out adjustment but no biggie

Bottom Line:   
buy this shock sucker

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   manitou 6 way, 5th element

Bike Setup:   2004 1/2 cruz bulllit

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