BombShell Bad Betty Front Shock

Bad Betty

Bombshell Bad Betty

User Reviews (16)

Showing 1-10 of 16  
Glyn Morgan   Weekend Warrior [Apr 21, 2003]
Strength:

Good build quality, plush after getting over initial stiction.

Weakness:

I installed the fork on a San Andreas with a Ringle Slamma-Jamma headset only to find there is insufficient clearance between the tire and the lower crown/steerer clamp by almost 3/4 inch - crazy or what??

Check head tube length and headset height before buying!

Similar Products Used: x-vert, jnr T
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
?   Downhiller [Mar 13, 2003]
Strength:

strong stanchions

Weakness:

You can strip the bolts really easily and I had to send the forks back in to get new stanchions because the old ones snapped the fork is ok if you get it for free but save your money and buy a marzochi or rockshox there alot better investment that will last you for awhile, unlike bombshel who is to cheap to even greese up there fork for you when they send it back.

This fork is not one i could recoomend unless you get it for free these forks are not a very worthy investment if you must have a bombshell try some of there newer ones (i haven't tried them but people say there ok) but other wise go for a marzocchi or rock shox.

Similar Products Used: Rockshox Boxer
Marzocchi Jr.T and Super T
OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
Robert Olin-Sparks   Racer [Dec 08, 2000]
Strength:

Very plush, excellent rebound, high tech cnc crowns.

Weakness:

Haven't found any yet.

Sweet, stiff fork that glides over the most horrendous terrain with out skipping a beat. I've hammered this fork since I took it out of the box and have been very impressed.
The "beefy" look and cool flame grafix are an added bonus. If an excellent performer that's not main stream price is what your looking for, than this is an investment you won't regret. Buy it.

Similar Products Used: Bullet Bros. ZZYZX., Manitou x-vert.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
smitty hobo   Downhiller [Jun 08, 2000]
Strength:

strong design and good looks. after all ya got to look good on the hill.

Weakness:

n/a

this shock is the best, of the best ,of the best ser!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Neil   Weekend Warrior [Mar 15, 2000]
Strength:

Incredible machining/quality, super plush, super stiff

Weakness:

little bit of play between legs

I DARE YOU TO TRY AND FIND ANOTHER FORK OF THIS LEVEL OF QUALITY, SUPER SWEET. AND I DON'T KNOW IF THOSE GUYS AT THE BOTTOM HAD OLDER MODELS, BUT MINE HAS VERY LITTLE OR NO STICTION. IT FEELS SUPER PLUSH, WITH ADJUSTMENTS THAT REALLY WORK. PLUS THE LEVEL OF STEERING QUALITY IS UNREAL. THE ONLY PROBLEM WAS THE LITTLE BIT OF PLAY IN THE LEGS. ADRENALINE BIKES HAS THEM FOR $399.00

Similar Products Used: Judy DH, Manituo EFC, X-Vert R, SX-TI
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
CHRIS   Downhiller [Feb 23, 2000]
Strength:

THE BETTY IS SUPER STIFF,VERY LOW MAINTENCE,SIMPLE AND STRAIGHT FOWARD ADJUSTMENTS THAT WORK!VERY PLUSH AND BOTTOMLESS FEEL. THE QUALITY OF THIS FORK IS SECOND TO NONE.

Weakness:

BEEN ON IT FOR MORE THAN A YEAR, HAS NEVER LET ME DOWN!

I HAVE NEVER RACED A BETTER FORK! THE BETTY IS A VERY SERIUOS AND SOLID PIECE OF EQUIPMENT.THE FORK IS QUALITY,THE PEOPLE AT BOMBSHELL ARE QUALITY.IF YOUR LOOKIN' FOR A FORK THAT WORKS KILLER, STAYS TOGETHER, DOESNT'LEAK CRAP EVERY TIME YOU ABUSE IT OR THAT YOU DONT' HAVE TO TEAR DOWN ANY TIME IT GETS NEAR WATER, SNOW OR DUSTY CONDT.BUY THIS FORK!

Similar Products Used: MR.T,WHITE BROS.,ZYZZX,RST.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
hell on wheels   Downhiller [Feb 16, 2000]
Strength:

VERY plush, smooth, great tuning/adjustment options, low maintainence, looks WAY cool!

Weakness:

not a #$%*&^ one; this fork is the bomb!

You want a rockin' fork? This is the one! I've been racing on this fork for about the past year and have been on the podium about every time out. Unlike other forks, the Betty truly has 6" of very plush travel with awesome tuning options. Besides, it also looks SO cool...I'm convinced that the red flames on the legs make you go FAST! Let's face it, Rock Shox and Manitous are like a**holes...everybody has one! We all want these handbuilt, boutique, non-mass produced disco sleds and then people ruin the whole thing by putting a mass-produced fork on the front? Go figure. Bottom line: Betty rocks. I'm giving her 5 red-hot flamers.

Similar Products Used: Rock Shox Judys, Manitou X-vert
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Brian Fujioka   Cross-Country Rider [Dec 06, 1999]
Strength:

Extremely stiff laterally. The steering precision that you gain with this fork blows away any Bomber or freeride single crown. The quality fabrication is second to none! The quality bumpers are appreciated especially when you crash while the tuning radius is not limited when you turn to the extremes. Overall the Bad Betty XC/DS is perfect for cranking hard turns while usable for XC if you are not too particular about weight.

Weakness:

There is a large amount of sticion when the fork is new. The problem has gotten better but there is still some. I am using Mobil1 but I think I am going to try disassembling the fork like a previous reviewer and lubing it up with Slick Honey.

This fork has only one slight drawback and that is the stiction. If that one problem can be eliminated, I cannot imagine a fork I would rather ride while on a hardtail or short travel suspension bike.

Similar Products Used: Hanebrink ZZYXX
Manitou X-vert R
MAnitou X-vert
Marzocchi Z-1 Bam
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
Bruce   Weekend Warrior [Oct 20, 1999]
Strength:

Looks, and that's about it.

Weakness:

stiction, stiction, & stiction.

How can any fork have so much stiction??? Can anyone give me some advise as to how to tame this sucker??? Very rigid though.

Similar Products Used: WB DC118&SC90, Z1's, Judy 100's
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
John M   Downhiller [Oct 06, 1999]
Strength:

Looks

Weakness:

cartridge dampening system

They look cool, but I blew the dampening cartridge in the second week I had them. They also have a lot of play in them. There is also a lot of stiction in them. At least they look good.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
Showing 1-10 of 16  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

mtbr.com and the ConsumerReview Network are business units of Invenda Corporation

(C) Copyright 1996-2018. All Rights Reserved.