RockShox Deluxe Rear 2003 Rear Shock

2/5 (4 Reviews)
Weight : 500 grams


Product Description

SPRING: Coil
Adj: Preload

DAMPING: Hydraulic
Adj: Rebound


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:4
Submitted by max wilkinson from plymouth

Date Reviewed: November 28, 2007

Strengths:    really plush really smooth

Weaknesses:    it'll last for about a month beore you have problems like bolts coming undone on the interier and compression without release

Bottom Line:   
this isn't quite the shock i brought, i brought the next years shock with a piggy back when i first put it on it was plush beatifully riding then i started taking it off 10 ft drop (yes not huge for shocks "capiblity") and it pretti much fell apart it start by the rebound went and was going off everything on a two wheeled pogo stick then the bolt that keeps the dampiner together came undone! when i put it all back together i still had furthur problems the shock went like rusty nails to a chalk board and refused to come back out after a hour with griping tools ruining the spring bolt and a vice to hold it on i finally got the spring to relax again. NEVER BUY ROCK SHOX REAR SHOCK you'll regret it FR/Dh er's out there

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Favorite Trail:   whistler BC

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   fox vanilla RC, marzocchi roco

Bike Setup:   888rc's 9inch back 8 inch up front

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by David Hendry a Weekend Warrior from Scotland

Date Reviewed: July 28, 2003

Strengths:    Err....strengths?

Weaknesses:    Bouncy, leaks after 1 month, looks cheap.

Bottom Line:   
Even cheap RST crap has lasted longer than this, have just ordered a Fox Vanilla which I hope will last longer.

I guess the bottom line is Rock Shox should stick to making forks, and they aint too good at that either.
Wont be making the mistake of buying their stuff again.

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Favorite Trail:   Glentress

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Local Rip off merchant

Similar Products Used:   RST crap.

Bike Setup:   Wheels, brakes, forks....same as everyone else!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jacob O'Neall a Downhiller from Eubank,Kentucky, USA

Date Reviewed: February 28, 2003

Strengths:    durability, adjustable rebound, low price

Weaknesses:    no way to tell where in the adjustment range you have it set at

Bottom Line:   
A decent shock for the price.(mine came on my bike, which I bought on New year's day 2002) I've been riding with it for almost 15 months without any major complaints. I CAN tell where I have the rebound adjusted, by seeing how many threads are still out.(this is the 2001/2002 model, so it may not apply to the '03 models) By shutting off the rebound, you can "lock-out" the shock,(like the Marzocchi ECC) as long as your bike provides easy access to the shock. I use this bike for freeride, DH, dirtjumping, and urban riding, so the shock gets its fair share of abuse, and just keeps working as good as it did over a year ago. If you want a good, solid shock that won't give out on you, get one of these.
I gave it 5 chili's because I can't say anything bad against in over a year of riding.

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Favorite Trail:   any thats rough and technical

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   came on bike

Similar Products Used:   Fox Float, Vanilla, DNM shocks

Bike Setup:   2001 Mongoose Pro Valient, 2002 Rockshox Psylo Fork, WTB Motoraptor 2.4 tires, WTB speed xc hubs/Sun Mammoth Rims, Formual Activa mechanical disks, Truvativ Cranks, Shimano LX Deraillers

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Pedro Gomez a Weekend Warrior from So CALI

Date Reviewed: February 18, 2003

Strengths:    NONE. This is the 3rd time rockshox has screwed me.
finally after 3 shocks.. I learn my lesson


Weaknesses:    EVERYTHING. Its a rockshox

Bottom Line:   
my last shock I had by them was out of warrenty, so i got shafted by them. my friend buys me one for my bday the other week and it too blows out.
I am making the move to STRATOS! they are cheap and all I hear about them is ++++!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   was a gift

Similar Products Used:   super deluxes

Bike Setup:   gt lts

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