Risse Racing Trixxxy DH Front Shock

Risse Racing Trixxxy DH Front Shock 

DESCRIPTION

Risse Racing Trixxxy DH

USER REVIEWS

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[Oct 16, 2012]
Rob S

Strength:

Light,plush,good adjustability and durable.Save my ass a few times.

Weakness:

A little tiny bit flexy when approaching the limitations of the design,and contact patch geometry a bit too far back "top-sidey feeling at times".

I have been using this fork for about 7 years.I only just got a seal leak in summer 2012.The fork seems a bit too soft when I get fatigued and lose my spin,if you don't have a good spin,this fork ain't 4 u.Get the preload and damping right,and realize that everything has it's limitations,and you're good to go.I used this fork on a Giant VT,with panniers and a Cycletote trailer to ride from florida to wisconsin over the blue ridge and smoky mountains,and it and the frame of the bike were about the only things that didn't fail on the trip.Yes,it was a custom rig,and was very heavy.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Nov 26, 2001]
Scooter

Strength:

inverted, can handel a 3.0" tire, good adjustability, travel options

Weakness:

needs time to break in

This fork is the best deal out there. I had problems at Sea Otter with oil leaking out of the top cap during the weekend but Fish at Risse was really cool and worked on my fork for free and even replaced some parts at no charge. All the employees are really nice and are helpfull in tunning the fork for you. I am getting the 7" upgrade for the fork as well as the 8" upgrade for my Santa Cruz Bullit.
The little companies are always awesome to deal with.

Similar Products Used:

nonthing similar

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 31, 2001]
josh
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

very ajustable, stiff, plush, relativly light-weight, very low maintenence

Weakness:

some stiction, and oil leaks out of the top cap

this fork is very nice, really plush and stiff. the oil leaking out of the top cap is not a big deal, its just kinda anoying. i have only bottomed the fork a couple of times. they can handle 6foot+ drops easily. i wouldnt recomend them for serious dh riders but for free riding, there perfect.

Similar Products Used:

none, this is my first dh fork

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 29, 2001]
dangerboy
Downhiller

Strength:

super tuneable
rebound works just make sure you have enough oil
light weight
price
great for the privateer
custom built for you

Weakness:

oil leked out of top caps although fixed easily by lubing o rings with jody butter

the great thing about this fork is the tunablility.order it staight from risse and make sure to tell them how you intend to ride the fork and include your weight.i set mine up to ramp up in the last 3 inchs of travel {heavier lower spring as there 2 springs per leg}.Also the carbon fiber gaurds will stand up to some serious punishment and a worthwell investment.I found this fork to have better rebound control and to be stiffer then the jr t.The price of this fork is what should draw more people to it less than a jr t .... more travel,better rebound great for the privateer

Similar Products Used:

2001 jr t

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Dec 30, 2001]
greg

Strength:

Good for, i like it. stiff, wide range of tuning possibilities

Weakness:

i have noticed a LOT of oil coming out of the lower left leg, i may have to send it back to risse, but other than that, this is the best fork i have seen!

this is the best fork i have used. it is a great deal to get the front hub and brake with the fork. i had to make fork guards for it because the risse ones are too expansive. handles drops very well, extreamly stiff when coldweather is around. . . all in all this is a good fork and if you are looking for the best deal on a dual crown fork, this is it.

Similar Products Used:

i used to have a 2000 marzocchi z-5 air on my bike

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 24, 2006]
Mike D
Downhiller

Strength:

It can hold a 3" tire.

Weakness:

Everything sucks about this fork. I go through seals everytime I ride. It has a lot of flex in it. Oil leaks even with new seals. Rebuil cost $100. It works good for one ride after rebuild.

DON'T BUY IT. Its no good. Don't wast your money on it.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Mar 25, 2003]
Andres Morrison
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Good design, plush, sturdy

Weakness:

slightly flexy; people always had problems with the seals.

These are some of the best forks out there, I think. Specially considering I used to build them for a couple of years (worked at Risse). I built my own as a custom 6" with external compression and rebound adjustments, different springs, custom cartridges. This thing has saved me many a times when I should have gone over the bars, I serviced mine about every six months (usually just changed the oil and sizing strips) Buy one if you can find one, (I recomend you hand over the money once you have the fork in your possession though, or else you may be out of money and out of a fork for a LONG time)

Similar Products Used:

none

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 07, 2001]
dave
Downhiller

Strength:

good compression damping characteristics
light

Weakness:

Flexxxyyy!!
Not much tunability (I have a 2000 model)
a lot of maintanence

It is a good deal and a good fork for normal freeriding (not the freeriding magazines describe like 30 foot drops and "hucking"), but it is a little too noodley for downhill

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jan 01, 2000]
Chris Walker
Downhiller

Strength:

Seemed really plush and supple, and a messed with the adjustment knobs and it actually MADE A DIFFERENCE! As compared with most forks where it doesnt do crap.

Weakness:

Didn't have enough time to find any.

Seemed really nice, especially if you need a inexpensive fork and a disc and can't afford it. Part of the reason i am writing this is because that turd-burgler that gave it one pepper shouldn't have even reviewed it if he hadn't ridden it. I am buyin one, and you should too

Similar Products Used:

Manitou X-Vert Ti, Boxxer, UD-150, RST, Hanebrink

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Mar 22, 2001]
Chris
Downhiller

Strength:

Looks cool, worked well for me, cheap price, the seals worked really well!

Weakness:

Twists a little in the fork crowns, flexy.

Well, I had this on my 6" freeride bike. Yeah, I wouldn't use this fork for all out crazy DH. It's a little flexy and the crowns aren't very secure...only one bolt on each side for the upper crown and 2 on each for lower. I rode through mud and the seals worked great! I was impressed. You CAN use a 3.0 tire but it's really close. I regret selling mine...I should have kept it for my freerider. Plus mine was all black which was beautiful. Now I'll probably get an ugly gold one.

Similar Products Used:

Hanebrink ZZYZX (crap), Hanebrink LT-8 (crap also -I never learn)

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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