Stratos El Jefe Sr Rear Shock

5/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $485.00


Product Description

Derived from motocross racing technology, the El Jefe is the new benchmark for downhill suspension. The housing is hard anodized, precision honed, and has a 32mm ID providing twice the oil volume of other shocks on the market. It has a bladder system hat is more responsive, uses less sliding seals, and has more nitrogen volume than other bladders due to our exclusive super volume bladder cap. In addition, it has locking preload rings just like pro motocross racers. To top it off, the El Jefe comes with an optional titanium spring and is completely user serviceable! The El Jefe Sr. features spherical bearings and adjustable high/low speed compression.

*Ti Spring + $160


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scott a Weekend Warrior from Marblehead, MA

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2003

Strengths:    solid performance. no bottoming out.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
el jefe is da bomb. it takes hits after hits, and keeps on ticking. i bought it as a replacement shock since my 5th element blow up.
absolutely no complains.

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Favorite Trail:   Lynn Woods

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $455.00

Purchased At:   direct from Stratos

Bike Setup:   bullit

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jim a Downhiller from Fullerton, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2003

Strengths:    Excellent handling shock.

Weaknesses:    Just the company: They forgot to put the knob on for the high/low speed compression control.

Bottom Line:   
Great shock, never feels like I bottom out at all. I have total control at all times. Anyone that can spend a few dollars that wants extraordinary performance should definately buy the Stratos El Jefe!!

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Favorite Trail:   anything downhill

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $455.00

Purchased At:   Stratos

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox Pro Deluxe

Bike Setup:   Giant DH Comp, Rock Shox Boxxer, Stratos El Jefe

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Josh a Downhiller from Washington

Date Reviewed: May 30, 2003

Strengths:    The whole shabang

Weaknesses:    Routing the piggy back

Bottom Line:   
I just installed this bad boy today. I never thought that a bike would have the same feel as my motocross bike!?!!! I still have to get the proper spring because I weigh more than the rider who used it a few times before me but just by doing the arm compression and pedaling around my block a bit this thing is Tha Sh!t! Super smooth and like I said, if you've ever compressed a MX bike it feels the same and it should, both this shock and the Avy are copy cats of MX Technology. Highly reccomend this, the only thing I didn't like is routing the piggyback! Make sure you get a long enough oil line. Did I mention they custom build there shocks to the bike and rider weight, can't go wrong there!!!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Got it used in near new cond.

Similar Products Used:   Fox,RS,Romic

Bike Setup:   03'Iron Horse SGS Expert

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David a Weekend Warrior from Dallas

Date Reviewed: April 22, 2003

Strengths:    The shock looks like it belongs on a moto cross motorcycle. Super smooth its probaly to much shock for the type of riding I do.

Bottom Line:   
If you are a hard core free rider or down hiller there's nothing out there that bigger or better!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $390.00

Purchased At:   Cycle Path

Similar Products Used:   None there's nothing out there like it. Get one and you will know what I mean

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Gemini 1000 all XTR

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by eric a Weekend Warrior from sarasota,fl

Date Reviewed: February 26, 2003

Strengths:    burly construction, 14mm shaft.

Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
the shock feels like a mx shock straight of a cr250. no harsh bottom out and feels plush at the same time. my personal best drop is 18 feet to good tranny. 6.5 to flat and the shock does not even flinch.not to say stratos copied anybody, but it feels just like my friends avy.

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Favorite Trail:   the toe

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   fox, helix, and avalanche

Bike Setup:   03' big hit dh, monster t

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