Hanebrink ZZYZX Front Shock

Hanebrink ZZYZX Front Shock 

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[May 19, 2003]
Ian
Downhiller

Strength:

cheap, smooth after i greased it, looks beefy

Weakness:

SNAPPED THE PHUCKING CROWNS, horrible design, not beefy. Replacement parts are sooooo expensive

Ok, the fork i got is from ATC racing (Terrex fork), but its the same design, it was just bought from hanebrink.
i went off a 4 1/2 foot drop to flat..landed wrong and snapped both the crowns. and guess what? ATC wants $92.86 for EACH CROWN! the design is bad because the lower crown (the one that takes most abuse first) is weaker and is holding on by a thread. this lower crown exploded on impact. this fork.....sucks!
If your smart, please heed my advice...search elsewhere. Marzocchi dual crown forks are the way to go. don't buy this fork...please. if there was a 0 rating, i would give this fork just that.

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1
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1
[Nov 13, 2001]
Kurtis Gale
Downhiller

Strength:

price, looks beefy, good travel, not too heavy,

Weakness:

noisy, flexy, soft, hard to ajust, too sticky, doesent have the smoothness of an oil bath.

pretty crappy but not to bad for the money, good for a downhiller or free rider on a buget. I like mine but will probubly go to a Mr.T or other oil bath fork.

Similar Products Used:

rissy champ, rockshox judy crap

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3
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5
[Jul 24, 2001]
john lile
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

easy maintenance strong heavy duty simple design

Weakness:

adjustability

if you are not into mountain biking and using your bike to maximum potenetial then DON'T buy one of these forks. this fork requires scheduled maintenance which is something you should do anyway if you are doing huge jump and drops. to service one of these fork you can do it with a wrench, screwdriver and allen wrench thats it. sweet design can't wait to get another one for my new bike.

Similar Products Used:

rock shox DHO rock shox mag 21

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 23, 2000]
Scott Meredith
Downhiller

Strength:

It's pretty bruly, and when set up right works pretty well. It gets the job done.

Weakness:

Makes some funny noises. It requires some maintainence, but if you do it right and frequently, it works good.

This is a good fork. It's not too impressive pushing on it in a garage or riding in front of your house, But on the trail it works nicely. (Except for those funny noises) It handles drops and jumps real nice too.I ride with Sean and Buck and Matt, well, matt has ridden his bike like twice, never a zzyzx. And their right. You get what you pay for, but if you take care of it it will work for ya. Yeah marzocchis' are nice, but not everyone has that much moolah. Great value, good performance.

Similar Products Used:

Marzocchis', Manitous', Boxxer, White Bro's, Hanebrink, RST,
Stratos

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4
VALUE
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5
[Jul 24, 2000]
Jeremiah Hueske
Downhiller

Strength:

Strengths? I don't think Bullet Brothers, knew what that means.

Weakness:

These suck, flexing, creaking, stiction, the list goes on.

Crappy, anyone who thinks these forks are any good, probably bought them when they were full price. And they are just trying to get their moneys worth. The stiction is terrible, on real rock terrain your hands are just destroyed. It takes big hits to get them going, and then it is straight to the bottom. There really is a reason why these forks can be scored for $300.00. If you really dislike someone sell them one of these forks. This fork is a disgrace to the entire bicycling industry. By far the worst $300.00 I have, and will ever spend. Their only worth is the money you can get for the scrap aluminum, there is enough of it in the damn fork. Not to mention the spec'd weight is a pound less then the actual, these are the most ridiculous piece of #$^& forks you could ever buy!

Similar Products Used:

Bomber, Boxxer, even my Judy XL with 4 inches of travel blows the door off my zzyzx.

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1
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1
[Jun 20, 2000]
Erik
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Looks Beefy

Weakness:

Junk

My friend owns the pipeline. Bought these forks off of some kid for $400 canadian. First time I saw them I thought they looked good. They seemed to work fine for about a week. Friend rides urban and ten to fifteen foot drops. Next week we go for a ride and he shows me how he can bottom them out by pushing down on his bars. Only way to adjust preload, dampning etc is to ride in mud which gets its way into forks despite boots. At the moment there is about an inch of mud in the bottom of his forks and they make creaking noises when he rides in the parking lot. Bottoms them regularily no matter how small the drop. When this happens sounds like forks will shatter. Don't buy these forks no matter how good the deal. Friend gave up bombers for this crap.

Similar Products Used:

Stratos MX6, Bomber Z1,

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1
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1
[Apr 23, 2000]
Buck Choklit
Downhiller

Strength:

stiffness, price, ok performance when setup right and you go really fast, good for big drops

Weakness:

bad bushings, first 2 inches of travel are somewhat sticky (not noticeable really when riding, people just like to whine)

The fork works, period. It isn't great, it isn't terrible. The travel/stiffness is great for riding we do (fast, technical, with big drops and jumps). Fork will only break in extreme and wierd situations. I have ridden this through hundreds of stairs, many loading docks, trails, 6+ foot drops, and it has had consistent performance. When you are really having fun and going fast the noise doesn't matter, just think about the ride, my fork is one of the last things on my bike that will give me trouble.

Similar Products Used:

MR. T, Monster T, Boxxer, LT8, UD150/180, X-Vert Ti, X-Vert Carbon

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3
VALUE
RATING
4
[Apr 23, 2000]
sean murphy
Downhiller

Strength:

cheap (you get what you pay for)

Weakness:

it sucks

i have ridden this fork on many a bike amd they all rode like crap, i have also seen them break under cicumstances that would not faze a bomber, manitou or rock shocks, not to mention most other forks. if at all possible go with a marzochi fork they are the smoothest.

Similar Products Used:

head shok moto fr, bomber Mr. T <--rules

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1
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2
[Apr 22, 2000]
Aaron
Downhiller

Strength:

Price

Weakness:

ALL ASPECTS OF PERFORMANCE!!!

This product is the worst manufactured product on the market, and let me tell you why. People like this fork because of how it looks with the big stanchions. Big stanchions = more friction. This is by far the stickiest fork I have ever used. I had to rebuild it after every race. As if it didn't perform horribly under dry conditions, when it got wet it stuck to the point where if you put all you weight into compressing the shock, you got if you were lucky 2 inches of travel. For those of you that know the NORBA circuit, there was that Mt. Snow final race where it rained all night. Well, I took a hit during my race that should have compressed the fork maybe 5 inches but because it was slightly rainy out, the left stanchion bent and costed me my race. For those people that like the ZZYZX, you obviously haven't tried a decent fork. There's a reason why people are selling them for $300 and Bullet Brosthers went out of business. The Bottome Line: This fork is absolutely the worst thing you can do to yourself and your bike. If you care about the sport, don't buy the fork!

Similar Products Used:

White Bros. UD180 & DH3, Marzocchi Monster T, Rock Shox Boxxer

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1
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2
[Feb 20, 2000]
Jeff Dardenne
Downhiller

Strength:

Bullit proof design, long slow travel soaks up hard hits comfortably, when you tweak the fork on a harsh wreck it's easy to straighten because the fork is all mechanically assembled.

Weakness:

This would be the greatest fork ever built if it had the silky smooth oil bath feel of an X-vert R.

beefy six" travel with absolutely nothing that can leak or crack. Iv'e broken every fork that I have ever bought within 2-3 months of purchase and then broke the coresponding warrenty fork. This fork makes the ugly easier to tame and it can take allot of abuse.

Similar Products Used:

Monster T, Z1, X-vert R, White 180

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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