RockShox Boxxer 00 Front Shock

  • Hydracoil, XXX Sealing System
  • Travel: 178 mm
  • Aluminum Steerer & Upper Tubes

  • User Reviews (30)

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    Dan   Downhiller [Apr 28, 2007]
    Strength:

    nice and smooth, can raelly take a beating, have yet to break or need to replace anything

    Weakness:

    none noticed yet

    excelent shock from the little bumps to the drops it can take it and handles it hecka smooth to

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    CD   Weekend Warrior [Jan 13, 2002]
    Strength:

    LOOKS GOOD, VERY STIFF AND NOT TO HEAVY.

    Weakness:

    UNRELIABLE, POOR SEALS, DAMPNING, WHAT DAMPNING! TO EXPENSIVE!

    I WOULDN'T RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE UNLESS YOU GET IT USED AND CHEAP AND NOTHING ELSE IS AVAILABLE.

    Similar Products Used: MANITOU X-VERT CARBON, RST XXL, JR. T
    OVERALL
    RATING
    2
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    Mike Terris   Weekend Warrior [Nov 22, 2001]
    Strength:

    Excellent fork it can handle what i dish out and is awesome for jumps,drops, and other things i do with my bike

    Weakness:

    n/a

    excellent fork and its a great value

    Similar Products Used: rock shox jett
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Wyndon Pendergraft   Weekend Warrior [Sep 09, 2001]
    Strength:

    Incredibly light weight (for a DH fork). Nice, understated graphics, and beautiful overall external design, especially the one-piece lowers. Smooth, stiction-free travel. Sensitivity to small bumps at most speeds. Stock springs are adequate for most usage. XXX seals seem to keep the junk out pretty well. Oil-damped, open bath system. Crown height options. Good lateral and fore/aft stiffness. True seven inches of travel.

    Weakness:

    Like all DH forks, it's heavy when you think about it (mine's on my trailbike. Overkill? I guess.). Do the external low-speed compression and rebound adjustments actually do anything? You have to use an eight inch disc brake rotor (then again, it is a pro-level DH fork).

    Heavier than my last fork by almost fifty percent, but the seven inches of travel with a six and a half pound weight is amazing. I think it's worth the extra weight in my case. The Boxxer isn't the most sophisticated fork in Rock Shox's line-up and isn't the absolute finest DH fork in the world, but it's hard to argue with World Championships. Boxxers keep winning races, and even though most riders now do it on 2001s, the 2001 and 2000 Boxxer aren't that different. I suppose there's a reason. You just don't mess with a good thing. I've turned mine into my trailbike's fork, as the weight didn't seem as prohibitive as would a fork like the Marzocchi Monster. It's tall up front and that messes up climbing, but with a low profile and a weighted front, it'll get you up, at least. But luckily I'm not toting another three pounds of useless weight as if I were riding a Monster T or Hanebrink, etc. It's a little different when I stand to climb and sprint, as the fork is too soft for that, but with seated efforts, powering my bike isn't that bad with a seven inch fork up front. That said, I know it's not a trail-riding fork by any means, and that's why I love it when the trail turns down. Hell, I don't like climbing anyway. This fork roosts on the descents, and that's what it's all about. Rebound is a bit quick, but I can change oil levels if I need to. With the Pro Deluxe on the back end of my bike, the two feel right together. Lofting the front isn't so bad, but I had to use more force with the extra weight than I had before, but it's a short learning curve. Nice fork, especially for the price I paid for it. No way I'd have thought of it if it were $1000.

    Similar Products Used: White Bros., Marzocchi, Manitou, but nothing in the DH realm, except the White Bros.
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Chris   Downhiller [Jul 09, 2001]
    Strength:

    Nice light fork with a plush feel to it. Price not bad compared to others.

    Weakness:

    A bit lightweight for bigger dh racers. I broke the top crown and twisted the bottom one on a big jump in a race. Also the seals start leaking under heavy usage.

    Good for lighter racers and racers who aren't hacks (like me!). But still shouldn't have broke. Racers were using Jr T's over the same jump no prob. Switching to a Stratos S8, time for some real beef!!

    Similar Products Used: Shiver, Stratos S8, Jr T
    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    Rocky T   [Sep 20, 2000]
    Strength:

    it is light,you can custimize the fork beyond belief,it makes me me want to jump off a bridge.great price for what you get,ROCKSHOX knows what they are doing...

    Weakness:

    boXXers,weaknesses...the two do not mix together..

    KICK BUT DH FORK THE BEST ON THE MARKET FOREVER....YOU CAN NOT MESS W/ ROCKSHOX....

    Similar Products Used: manitou xvert carbons yr 2000,yr 2000 monster t's
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Johny Sarge   Downhiller [Jun 28, 2001]
    Strength:

    EVERYTHING, this forks is sooo PHAT !! I can't feal anything using these forks, doing 6-7 foot drops EASY.

    Weakness:

    ummmm, weakness... weakness is, can't find a weakness

    these forks will take u anywhere, the only restriction is your skill

    Similar Products Used: Jr T's, dnm upside downs, manitou x-verts DC,rockshox jetts (pretty hardcore NOT,)rst dh
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    james   Racer [Mar 12, 2001]
    Strength:

    weight, strength. travel - 7", colour. i got mine in black - gorgeous!

    Weakness:

    threads where axel screws into aren't very good. if you over tighten them, they f**k the threads up. not so good.

    damn damn damn good forks. just be careful of the threads. you don't want to end up buying a new lower leg or having to re-thread stuff.

    Similar Products Used: manitou stuff (all s**t), judy's
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    billybob   Downhiller [Jan 17, 2001]
    Strength:

    lots'o'travel looks cool very plush easy to service and install XXX seals
    boXXer the best

    Weakness:

    none

    Two words SWEET FORK

    Similar Products Used: monster t shiver super tx-vert carbon x-vert milenium
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    nathan   Downhiller [Dec 07, 2000]
    Strength:

    great rebound ajustments, great for riders who are between 150-180

    Weakness:

    flexes with heavyer riders under hard breaking

    Great overall for

    Similar Products Used: Monstaer T
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
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