Avalanche DHF 8 2007 Forks

37 mm x 8.0 in travel
compression and rebound adjustment
single titanium spring,
single damper, DH only

User Reviews (1)

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aussie_bushrider   Downhiller [Oct 09, 2008]
Strength:

Bomb proof, spot on damping, low maintaince, strong

Weakness:

Vey tall axle to crown height, flexy for its weight (typical for an inverted fork), stanchion guards dont protect the stanchions adequately.

Bomb proof fork, much smoother, stronger and much much lower maintaince than the boxxer WC that it replaced. This fork is too tall for most bikes. Its about a full inch taller than most 8 inch forks. This was not a problem for me as the demo 9 is designed around the original 888 which was also 1" taller than current 8 inch forks. A DHF7 will feel like more fork than most 8" forks and has roughly the same axle to crown height. The DHF8 is does a much better job of smoothing out terrain and keeping your front wheel glued to the ground than a boxxer or 40. If you dont mind the weight penalty and long AC its the best fork in its class.

Similar Products Used: 2006 Boxxer WC, Marz Shiver DC, Manitou Xvert carbon DC, Marz 66SL, Fox 40RC2
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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