RockShox Indy S Front Shock

Rock Shox Indy S

User Reviews (37)

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Daniel   Weekend Warrior [Jun 03, 2011]
Strength:

None

Weakness:

Dumping system, rigidity.

I've opened it.
1 piece of elastomer on one side, nothing on the other side. But the adjusting knob still there!!!

Weak like a twig, when uphill, it flexes up untill the brake pads touch the rim.

No dumping what so ever.

Surprised this was ever manufactured.

Similar Products Used: Indy SL
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RATING
1
VALUE
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1
sdude30   Weekend Warrior [Nov 15, 2009]
Strength:

Great xc fork. Must be indestructible because its been used for 8 years. I think its light, although thats compared to my other forks

Weakness:

Only for v brakes. Has bottomed out a few times off of jumps and drops.

If you want a cheap, strong xc fork that practically needs no maintenance this will do the job. Just take it easy on the rough stuff.

Similar Products Used: Marrzocchi z.1 sport and dj3
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Peter None   Weekend Warrior [Jul 11, 2003]
Strength:

man,this baby is not the best fork you could ever have,but for the year of 98,when it was made it was one of the best.i got this on my trek 6000,and its still going.after 5 years of XC,jumps from ramps in the skate park and similar brutalities its stil doing its job.i have never ever opened it,i just grease it regularly.so i think its pretty good.

Weakness:

no disk mounts,not good for people over 150 pounds./i'm 150,so i know/rubber seals have the tendency to shrink.

its good,wort it price,if you have the choice between stiff fork or this one,go with the suspention man!/although i doubt that you will be able to find this fork anywhere,they are too old/.if you have such a fork,and you want to keep it,better find some parts,or a extra one for parts,because nothing last for ever...

Similar Products Used: whole other pile of junk...manitoes,newer R.S.,fox,marzocchi-can't even spell that joint.but rst,i proclaim the biggest crap EVER!
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Adam Joanisse   Cross Country Rider [Jan 24, 2002]
Strength:

none they make me laugh cuz they say ROCKSHOX ha ha

Weakness:

everything they not bettet then anything theses shocks just plain suck. BEG TO DIFFER?

These shox just plain suck

Similar Products Used: nothin as bad as these puppies.
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1
VALUE
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1
Josh   Cross Country Rider [Dec 02, 2007]
Strength:

indestructible, no maintenance needed at all, light, perfect for xc, never bottomed out even after jumps, you will never feel a single bump if you know how to ride properly

Weakness:

not meant for over 150 pound riders, sleeves make it hard to tell how much travel you are using,no disc mounts

If you're a light guy like me, you don't need disc brakes, and you're into cross-country, this is perfect. If I didn't require disc brakes for races, I would never switch shocks.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Eug   Cross-Country Rider [Jul 21, 1999]
Strength:

Better than nothing

Weakness:

Not much better than nothing

This shock came stock on my '98 Trek 930. I was a complete beginner so I didn't know any better. Within a couple of weeks I had outgrown it and within a month I ordered an Atom Bomb. The Indy S was fine on city road bumps but was rather useless on technical singletrack. There is no real damping - my susp. seatpost (no damping either) actually feels better.If you're short on cash, consider going for a rigid fork and upgrade the fork later. Otherwise save up and get something better. I'd imagine the basic Jett series is very similar.

Similar Products Used: RS Indy SL, Marzocchi Atom Bomb
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RATING
2
VALUE
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Kevin   Weekend Warrior [Apr 08, 1999]
Strength:

Cheap

Weakness:

Only has a polymer spring on the left side. The right side just kind of hangs on the brake hanger bracket.

This shock came on my new 98 Trek 930. I haven't had any problems with it yet. Its quite adjustable but it only has a polymer on one side. This has lead me to considering an upgrade already after only 3 months but what can you expect for $200 Cnd? Has anyone else had any experience with this shock.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
Lindsay   Cross Country Rider [Jun 04, 2001]
Strength:

Great introductory shock for lighter weight riders, inexpensive, simple to maintain, good shock absorbing qualities for cross country riding preload adjuster works effectively, strong….survived several crashes.

Weakness:

Relatively springy compared to air shocks, bit of flex in lower legs, limited travel 50mm, chrome worn off inner tube after four years or so of use. Not suitable for large impacts

Very impressed with the shock, ideal for entry-level riders but suitable to race on. Provides added traction and control, but strong enough for that good hard thrash every now and then. Dust boots keep seals clean however trap some water. Almost no maintenance required, quiet- no squeaking, look impressive. Adds to the fun of flying through the bush.

Similar Products Used: RST381
RST231
RST381
RST231
RST381
RST231
RST381
RST231
RST381, RST231
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
DH Pro   Downhiller [Oct 10, 2000]
Strength:

This product is the best fork I have ever ridden on. I considered many other forks before i came to the final decision of the indy s. It makes no difference to me that only one side of the fork has a shock in it. I contemplated for a while, then soon realised that my Monster t's had to go, and i strapped this baby onto my brand new 2000 RM9 team issue.

Weakness:

ABSOLUTELY NONE

This fork is amazing. The single spring eats the bumps like nothing ive ever felt. This fork comes out of the box ready to be bolted onto your threaded headset of your brand new DH bike. You save approximatelu 0.93 pounds off the stock Monster T, which makes the biggest difference in climbing to the start of the DH course. This product is a bit pricy, but the serious downhiller should definately check it out. Forks like the Monster T and x=vert carbon are made a mockery of when this fork is put to its maximum potential, which can be scary. The bottom line is that this fork rules, and although you might pay alot for it, trade in the Monster T and get yourself a real fork.

Similar Products Used: Monster T, x-vert carbon DH, Boxxer, ZZYZX, JR.T
OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
will j   Cross Country Rider [Aug 13, 2000]
Strength:

had them for about 4-5 years, they are still working O.K. they have around 50 mm of ride and are great for beginners who want a shock that will last them.

Weakness:

doesn't feel like the ajusting screws (or whatever they are called) still work

if you think youve abused your shocks, ya aint seen nothin yet. i have never cleaned them, go down a set of around 20 steps near my house that are (and im not exagerating, i went out and measured them 5 minutes ago)5 inches wide by 9 1/2 inches tall every time i am biking around my house, which i do around 3-4 times a day, and hit a 5 foot dropoff near my house daily (only once a day cause i crash almost every time i jump it). the shock covers got riped of by a dog in our neiborhood, and i go on trails and get them covered in dirt every day. if thats not abuse, what is?

Similar Products Used: '99 rock shox jetts, '98 rock shox jetts
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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