RockShox J2 2006 Front Shocks

RockShox J2 2006 Front Shocks 

DESCRIPTION

  • Spring: Coil
  • Lowers: Aluminum
  • Steerer Tube: Steel
  • Upper Tube: 28mm 4130 steel
  • Crown: Forged 6061 T-6 aluminum

USER REVIEWS

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[Feb 03, 2011]
tabbitt
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

travel

Weakness:

the preload nob kinda sucks

ok first of all these are a great over all fork. they have enough travel to handle about ant trail and they look pretty cool too. the specs on the j2 says it supposed to have 130mm travel....for some reason mine have 160mm...? but thats a good thing i guess. great forks

Similar Products Used:

RST Gila, FOX 40 and BOXXER if you count that as similar

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 16, 2009]
Rost22
Downhiller

Strength:

Cheap, high quality, soft

Weakness:

the preload doesn´t make many diference

Im very happy with this fork and my teammates too

Similar Products Used:

RST Omega

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Apr 25, 2009]
Zachariah
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Strong

Weakness:

Heavy, makes awful clunking sound when topping-out, preload adjustment is useless, nasty speed wobble when riding hands-free.

At a hefty 5.25lbs, this is Rock Shox sub-entry level fork...and it clearly shows. Your energy will be challenged whenever an obstacle pops up...because your front end certainly will not. And, when you do finally heave your front wheel up- it will be confirmed with a loud click, as the fork stanchions top-out. The preload dial is completely useless, as there is no way to control what this fork does best- top out and bottom out.

Do yourself a huge favor whenever buying a bike spec'd with this front suspension...immediately REPLACE IT, and toss it in the trash. That's right, don't make another rider miserable with it...just scrap it. I weigh 160 and this fork failed to do anything a much lighter rigid fork could.

The nearly six pounds of dead weight is best removed for something that closely resembles functioning. Most bikes can easily be ridden without hands- but with the J2 you will be shocked at how much instability and excessive stiction the fork has and will immediately have you grab the bars...yeah, they are that crappy!

What makes a mountain bike "affordable?" You guessed it...the Rock Shox "Judy2" The first-generation is FAR BETTER than this model. Its a hair just above Wal-Mart quality, and no more. Shame on you, SRAM!!!

Similar Products Used:

RST Mozo- another lousy fork, but the Rock Shox J2 is "BADDER"... lol

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Mar 05, 2009]
mmjf9696
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Rebound adjustment, lock out, preload adjustment.

Weakness:

entry level

This has been a good shock over the last 2 years. I have become a better rider because of it. It allows you to go over just about anything on a normal XC single track. I have taken a 3 foot drop right on to it and it worked great. It is really easy to adjust to your body weight so you can get it just right.

Similar Products Used:

dart 2 and 3

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jan 19, 2009]
biga6462
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Tough and Sturdy

Weakness:

Not very plush

This fork came on my Trek Fuel 70. I didnt think it would be great but it has proved itself. I have put over 1,600 miles on it and still works like new. This fork has taken a beating and has never needed any type of servicing or adjustment. The only reason I stopped using this fork is because I came across a good deal on a Fox Vanilla. I recommend this for anybody who wants a fork you do not have to spend a lot of time maintaining or if you are a beginner. If you are racing you probably want to go with something else.

Similar Products Used:

Manitou - Axel, Fox Vanilla

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 26, 2007]
Brady Opalenik
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Good for light people

Weakness:

not enough travel and strength for someone 160 pounds or more

These are the worst brand forks ever, i hit a jump 1 1/2 feet high and they exploded and i got all of the internal parts shot at my face. it blew up cuz they made the top cap out of plastic not metal so somthing was going to happen eventually. my injuries were concusion, neck problems, scars on my face almost loss of teeth.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Jan 22, 2007]
andrew
Downhiller

Strength:

i keeps your hands from getting hurt

Weakness:

everything!!!!!!!!!

i found out why the companys name was rockshox because there forks are as stiff as a rock. i hated it some much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Similar Products Used:

a sr suntur

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Jun 20, 2007]
scott
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Awesome, best suspension i've tried

Weakness:

None!!

Awesome, these forks came stock on my bike ($599 CAD)

I love them, and the whole bike setup!

Similar Products Used:

cheap ones on my old wal-mart bike..

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Feb 02, 2007]
mark

Strength:

mine have 125mm? which is strange but good lightish

Weakness:

none yet...

an good fork plush i like them

Similar Products Used:

marzocchi mx comp

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Mar 31, 2007]
ryan bazley
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

great rebound

Weakness:

the adjustment does'nt make much difference

For the money they are the best shocks ive had !!!

if your going to buy forks for thet money these are the 1's

Similar Products Used:

none

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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