RockShox Dart 3 2007 Forks

RockShox Dart 3 2007 Forks 

DESCRIPTION

  • Travel: 80 or 100mm
  • Spring: Coil
  • Upper Tubes: 28mm 4130 Steel
  • Damping: TurnKey Lockout
  • Crown: Forged, Pocketed 6061 T-6 Aluminum
  • Steerer Tube: Steel

USER REVIEWS

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[Mar 04, 2011]
dave.biker
Racer

Strength:

I could get it on short notice

Weakness:

Durrability (lack of it)

I've riddden the Dart 3 for 1.5 years after a long love affair with a Judy Air. The Dart is not a smooth fork. It has always been sticky and it creates a small bit of a ratteling sound. Finally, just last week the thing has started to squeek loudly and stick annoyingly. I'm heading back to the States soon and will deffinitly look into replacing this (one of Rock Shox's lower quality products).

Similar Products Used:

Judy Air- Loved it

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1
VALUE
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3
[Oct 24, 2010]
you just got passed by a kid
Racer

Strength:

its cheap

Weakness:

every thing about it

THIS IS THE WORST FORK EVR IF YOU GAVE THIS A GOOD REVEIW YOU HAVE NEVER USED A FOX!!!! get a fox if your a real rider!!

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1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Oct 01, 2010]
Sushiba
Racer

Strength:

Cheapish

Weakness:

Lockout got pumped out in extreme breaking jsut before the drunk driver... caused me catapulted 2 meters high and 5-10 meters away... Crippled my collar bone and shreded my arm on asphalt... unrepairable because of plastic thread on lockout. Impossible to get spare parts. Wasn't covered by warranty, because the shop sold the bike with this fork got odd rules :(

Will never deal with Sram by any means, gonna buy marzocchi next season... so long...

Similar Products Used:

none

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1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Aug 03, 2010]
Daemongrad
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

adjustable preload and rebound, remote lockout, fair travel.

Weakness:

a lot of bad reviews... but none with mine in particular.

I don't ride much throughout the week with work and all but on weekends I DEFINITELY put my bike through things that others tell me I shouldn't, despite the bad reviews others have had, I like this fork. It handles well on climbs and, with the lockout being remote, it is an easy transition from off to on and back. It also handles drops nicely, I do 3-6 foot drops regularly... not huge mind you, but it's what there is around here.... oh, it does feel sluggish for a second or so after you pop the lockout off again, but I don't find it to be a hinderance personally.

Similar Products Used:

Tora

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 11, 2010]
SJSharks2010
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Very Stable, Good Bounce, Couldn't ask for anything better for that price range.

Weakness:

None.

I absolutley love this product.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 15, 2010]
JOe Brown
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Looks rebound and preload

Weakness:

Lockout, stiction

After having this fork for about a year I was really sick of all the stiction. I brought it to the LBS and he took the spring out and there was no grease of the spring. He greased it up and then it ran quite a bit smoother. Its a little concern that they would forget to grease something at the factory.

Similar Products Used:

rock Shox judy t2

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
[Feb 11, 2010]
SnoqualmieSD
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

120mm travel, Product name, adjustable settings, parts availability, upgradeable, well built. Light weight.

Weakness:

subject to being tortured (previous owner used it for free riding, he was lighter than I though). light weight.

this is a cross county trail bike fork. I ride with a fifty pound backpack and I weight 190 lbs. fully loaded pushing 250, and the 120mm travel works very well under a load. I haven't used all of the suspension, but what I have used works very well. The controls respond accordingly, I haven't had much use for the lock out (make sure the lock out is disengaged when not needed). I can't think of any other suspension I would trust to ride on. The only thing I can think of is wider diameter tubes, but that's more money. No seal problems, they work great.If you want a fork for light loads, or for heavy loads, it'll handle it (for trail or cross country).

Similar Products Used:

Judy 100mm

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 21, 2009]
rfc_jamiegavin_rfc
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

cheapish

Weakness:

although it says 100mm they only travel about 30mm. freeze up in cold weather. lockout doesnt make much difference. make a strange noise when you bounce them.

pretty useless and dont deserve the name rockshox. Toras cost about £50 more but are worth it

Similar Products Used:

roxkshox tora (amazing)

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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[May 01, 2009]
Randy
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Looks nice and works well when it is not broken.

Weakness:

It started leaking oil the day I bought the bike. Broke all the way after two months.

This product comes no where close to living up to its name. RockShox needs to stay on top of the quality control issues with this fork. My fork was supposed to be one of the improved one's. So much for that.....

Similar Products Used:

FOX and RockShox Tora

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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Feb 25, 2009]
mahshroom
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

It looks functional and has adjustable knobs (compression, rebound, and remote lockout). Rebound and lockout works.

Weakness:

Large amount of stiction. Compression adjustment makes little difference. The fork has large amount of stiction and it greatly reduces its ability to compress and rebound. The seal is of poor quality.

You can get a much more smooth and light air fork for ~$250 on ebay. I have a Manitou Black I bought for $200 on ebay and it performs 10x better than Dart 3 (Sure the Manitou had some quality control issues in the past but ones that was not defective performed very well).

If you are even slightly serious about mountain biking save up and buy a real fork. I'd not use it even if it was free.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
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