RockShox Judy XC 2002 Front Shocks

Judy XC

Tunable positive air pressure // All Travel // Travel: 80/100 mm // Spring/Damping System: Hydra Coil w/ Air Assist

User Reviews (37)

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Adriano   Downhiller [Sep 02, 2010]
Strength:

Good benefit/price relation. Resistant, cheap and easy maintenance.

Weakness:

Just for XC, no less no more, a little hard suspention for other activities.

If you are a beginner, it's ok to learn; but if you are a seriously biker...don't waste your money, search something better.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
hayasa8   Weekend Warrior [Sep 14, 2008]
Strength:

What a product! I have put thousands of miles on mine, never did a thing to them! I drop them off 5 ft plus regular, no problems. Can't imagine a better product for the money. Oh yeah, important note...I weigh 230+, for those that have put the fork's strength in question.

Weakness:

The stupid rubber boots. Always riding up, not a ton of room to zip tie them.

Can't go wrong, unless you are purchasing to establish your self as some sort of gear snob.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
James   Weekend Warrior [Jul 01, 2003]
Strength:

Look Ok. Move up and down. Hold wheel to front of bike.

Weakness:

See below

These things came as standard on my bike. I must admit they felt pretty ordinary from the start with a fair bit of flex and they seemed to bottom out pretty easily. I am a largish person, 6ft 98kg admittedly so I had them inflated to full pressure.
I have ridden these things off road maybe 20 or so times in the 9 or months I have had them and on road to work and back nearly daily.
Anyway after a recent ride in the forest of no longer than 30kms, the things felt pretty soft. This was because one seal was blown out, which was surprising because it wasn't a hardcore ride by any strecth of the imagination, with no dropoffs bigger than a foot.
So, off to the LBS monday, informed that this was "common" and would be a $50 repair by Rockshox. Fine. Get a call from Rockshox 3 days later to say that they are bent and pretty much a bin job. WTF? Yep, they are a write off, despite the fact that they have never seen any real punishment.
Don't even think about getting these unless your day job is a horse jockey and you promise not to ride your bike off of anything bigger than a kerb!

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Jono   Weekend Warrior [May 31, 2003]
Strength:

Good forks for riders who are just getting into the riding scene & Adjustable. Quite smooth to ride.

Weakness:

Not the lightest fork. Built for no more than x-country.

The forks are good for beginner riders, but dont expect the smoothest ride on some drops and tracks.

Similar Products Used: Most cheap x-c forks
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Chris Brodie   Cross Country Rider [Mar 24, 2002]
Strength:

Never had any maintanance issues

Weakness:

See Below

These came with the bike, my first bike so I didn't know any better. I'm not a hard core rider but still managed to bottom out continuously on a rough technical section of roll thoughs (yes, roll through's), Clang,Clang,Clang,Clang all the way down. Thinking I was just too heavy for the springs I had them upgraded and had the oil replaced to give better dampening. Now, a little more confident taking small <2 foot drops and flatlanding catapults me of the bike.

On the plus side despite the many problems with other parts of my bike the judy's have been predictable and maintanance free.

I get the feeling when using them that they are of a poor quality and heavy. I suspect that the Fox Forx I'm eyeing of will be a fair bit better...



Similar Products Used: Head Shock, Bombers
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Kujo Biggs   Weekend Warrior [Mar 02, 2002]
Strength:

It's Cheap or should I say inexpensive

Weakness:

Weak.
lots of flex,sloppy.
springy rebound

I wouldn't recomend it for for off road use. Rock Shock must have had the need for a cheap product to impersonate an off road fork.

I XC rode this fork for about 6 months and though the fork was marginal in performance. A small drop off (3 foot)is when it met it's demise. Apon landing the fork bottomed out, and when there was no travel left it snapped both stantions off at the base of the crown. Aside from oil being sprayed all over the place like Ron Jeremey there was no injury.

If your off road riding save your money and buy a good fork.

Keep this one away from the hits and drops.

Similar Products Used: Judy SL, Manitou
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Jon Schack   Cross Country Rider [Feb 25, 2002]
Strength:

Good entry level fork.

Weakness:

Cornering is limited

This fork is a decent entry level fork. Good for the once a week rider, but lacks for anything more. You get what you pay for.

Similar Products Used: None
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
Troc   Weekend Warrior [Oct 29, 2001]
Strength:

Long travel, plush ride, tunable

Weakness:

weight

Not a bad fork for the money, nice ride, handles trails well, not particularly flexy, shame about the weight. The air ballasted preload system doesn't really seem to do very much but I'm still experimenting....

I've ditched the boots, as they were interfering with travel (and the zip tie I use to monitor suspension use) and so far the XXX seals are holding up very well.

Good budget fork whilst you save your pennies for a SID.

Similar Products Used: various Rockshox over the years
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Doug Braybrook   Cross Country Rider [Jan 30, 2002]
Strength:

Fairly light. Inexpensive (for a suspension fork, anyway).

Weakness:

Flimsy, cheap, flexy, questionable engineering.

Buy it if you plan on getting two forks. Normally I would never review a product after such a short period of use, but I'm not planning on using these forks any more. In two months of very gentle riding, this thing has blown two air seals, and one of the dust seals refuses to stay installed in the lower leg. It just rides up the stanchion and compresses the boot in the wrong direction. Way too many parts are plastic, it flexes like a Mag20, and if the air seals happen to leak (which they certainly do) you'll blow through all the travel when you stand on the pedals. If you want to adjust the rebound or compression damping (or the amount of travel), you need to change the oil weight, which is a pain in the ass and requires you to replace an internal seal. Of course the higher priced models have extra features like external damping, but you shouldn't have to buy the top of the line fork to get what are very basic features. I was willing to give them one last chance, and they blew it. There's a reason you only see Bombers on the North Shore. RockShox has always produced lightweight junk and this thing is no exception. You would think they (and I) would've learned something from their early efforts, but appparently not. This fork is going back, and I'm getting another Marzochhi.

Similar Products Used: Several RockShox (I never learn), Manitou, Marzochhi...an assload of em
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Luke   Weekend Warrior [Jan 27, 2002]
Strength:

Not to many apart from the vaule. its cheap and tacky

Weakness:

How much shock it can take it weights more than My DJ1 marzocchi fork!

Well as value goes this anit bad. but i anit here to talk about vaule This fork is cheap and tacking and unfortuntly it affects the perfomance plus i hate them dodgy fake Plastic suspesion bits EWWWW!

Similar Products Used: 2 many 2 list!
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
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