RockShox Judy XC 99 Front Shock

Judy XC 99

Rock Shox 99 Judy XC

User Reviews (89)

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John   Weekend Warrior [Mar 09, 2004]
Strength:

cheap

Weakness:

EVERYTHING! this shock sucks ass. poor rebounding, cheap innards, horrible design. i could got on, but i will stop

This shock is not worth a dime, i dont know why so many people are saying its a good shock. i am on my 3rd rebuild and its toast again. The springs are flimsy and they move around inside scoring the walls. bushings last half a ride season. mine is seriously going to injure me.
id recommend puchasing a nicer shock because this shock is NOT for anyone wanting any type of long lasting maintenance free performing shock.

Similar Products Used: Marzocchi Bomber, Manitou
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1
VALUE
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2
Scott   Cross Country Rider [Aug 08, 2001]
Strength:

Lightweight, good value, tough, and plenty of travel.

Weakness:

None that I can think of.

These are the nicest shocks a person could ask for. The combination of these shocks being lightweight, very plush, very customizable, and the tough construction make these the perfect shocks for my needs. I would recommend these shocks to anyone who wants a quality ride with low maintenance. I have not used too many other forks, but I think the Judy XC's are one of the best.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Jordan   Cross Country Rider [Jul 30, 2001]
Strength:

Stiffness
Travel
Adjustability
Ability to take whatever you can give

Weakness:

Makes sounds after about a week of riding
Needs new springs if you're over 135lbs.

All I was looking for was a good fork at a reasonable price to replace my old junk rst`s. What I found was more than I expected. I mean, these shocks take anything you dish out, just make sure you put a heavier set of springs inside, because they tend to feel a bit bumpy with the originals. Although they're 2 years old, they feel like they just came off the shipping truck... Yes they're that plush and long lasting. They are by far the best shock that I personally have ever ridden. They make you want to hop on you're bike and start riding, even though I already do...
They're also alot more stable and higher in quality than the new Judy XC`s and give you way less problems and take lesscare than the newer ones. 5/5

Similar Products Used: Rock Shox Sid XC,2001 Judy XC`s, Jett XC,Judy XL, Rst 281 (do not buy), Duotracks (DO NOT buy)
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
jacob   Cross Country Rider [Aug 04, 2001]
Strength:

nice shocks,great for cross counrty riding

Weakness:

they r a little to soft

nice shocks

Similar Products Used: bombers
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Nick   Cross Country Rider [May 31, 2000]
Strength:

makes my ride very soft and comfortable
soaks up the bumps

Weakness:

a little soft for heavier (190+lbs) riders

I was not disappointed when I saw this fork on my bike and was even more impressed with it after I rode on it. Definately the best fork for the money.

Similar Products Used: '00 Manitou SX
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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Jim Parman   Racer [Jan 03, 2000]
Strength:

It is a good fork...

Weakness:

... but i just dont like it

It, in its class is a decent fork, it is to jett, what jett is to k-mart brand ballistic. The fork i purchased has a rusty old steel steerer, is heavier than a son-of-a-gun, and preload adjsutment does absolutely nothing. it has the long travel kit which brings it up to 80 mm. It is almost too plush, but it is not pogo like, and i have never bottomed out, and if i had, i probably didn't notice. no harsh top out, has a good feel. my problem is with the springs... red in one and yellow in the other. I just do not like springs, cant explain it, i just dont like the feel. Boots are cheap, they keep falling off. surprised the stanchion tubes aren't recked.
all in all, i got good use out of this fork, and it is just time to move on... something a little firmer maybe, that can take big hits, but not so plush.

Similar Products Used: jetts, spyders, Manitou sx-r / sx-ti
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RATING
4
VALUE
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spud   Cross-Country Rider [Jul 19, 1999]

Whoops! i recently changed my xc's oil. and to my dismay the 63mm kit was in my fork. when i bought my bike i asked to get the 80mm kit put it.(it only costed 25$)so i called my lbs up and got this sorted out. this kinda solved the problem of my fork packing up. but the flex problem is still there.maybe a brake booster.?... well anyhoo im selling it anyways..i bought a z3 LT..much better..but for the avergage xc rider the xc is not bad.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
Daryl King   Cross-Country Rider [Jul 14, 1999]
Strength:

Plush, low maintenance, reliable

Weakness:

Kind of heavy for a Ti X Country mount

A good reliable fork for riders that don't want to even take the chance of blown air cartridges.I do agree with Bikeguy who says they don't have the dead feel of elastomers--they don't.I could probably lighten the front end of my bike by at least a pound by going with a SID or similar, but I'm afraid they aren't as reliable.A GOOD FORK FOR SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO RIDE AND RIDE AND NOT HAVE TO DEAL WITH TOO MUCH MAINTENANCE AND PROBLEMS BS.

Similar Products Used: Judy T2, Judy SL
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RATING
4
VALUE
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Brad   Cross-Country Rider [Apr 07, 1999]
Strength:

Excellent Dampening and Rebound. Easily adusted and VERY plush

Weakness:

Weight

Excellent value, very plush, a little on the hefty side, but definately worth the sacrifice.

Similar Products Used: Rock Shox Quadra 21R
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
A.J. Piela   Racer [May 28, 2000]
Strength:

reliable, affordable, great deal for the price.

Weakness:

a little bulky and heavy

This is a crazy shock for the price! If you are willing to spend the extra 50 th 100 bucks, pick the Judys. Very smooth ride and sweet looking.

Similar Products Used: Rock Shox Jett and Indy
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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