RockShox Recon Race 2008 Forks

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Recon Race

  • Fork Travel: 100 mm
  • Front Hub Spacing: 100 mm
  • Front Axle Type: 9x1
  • Spring: Air
  • Steerer Tube: 1-1/8" Threadless

User Reviews (6)

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Camby   Weekend Warrior [Feb 01, 2009]
Strength:

Ride quality, Adjustability

Weakness:

Some flex

If you're not gonna spend $500+ on a Fox, then this is the upgrade you need. I've been riding this fork for a year and I haven't added air since it was installed. All adjustment work every time. The RST that came on the bike made me not want to ride unless the trail was perfectly smooth. The dual air Reba feels exactly the same. Good fork with a little flex. Buy it. Buy it.
PS Elitecycling.com was great!

Similar Products Used: RST Gila, Dart 1, Dart 3, Reba SL, Fox 32 F120RL
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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preludedriven   Weekend Warrior [Jan 10, 2009]
Strength:

32mm Aluminum Stanchions, Lightweight, Great looks (lucky if u get the disc-only version) Motion Control

Weakness:

I got the one w/the ugly V-Brake posts :(

This fork is worlds better than the fork it replaced (RockShox Dart 1). Tons of adjustability, lightweight, good performer. Going from coil to air was great for me since I was able to dial in the pressure, and really fine-tune the sag %

Similar Products Used: RockShox Dart1
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Ben Schafer   Cross Country Rider [Sep 24, 2008]
Strength:

The whole fork is extremely durable, and is extremely smooth with a wide range of compression and rebound adjusting

Weakness:

looks ugly with the boss brakes when using disks..., wish travel was possibly more, maybe 130mm

i would for sure recomend this fork to anyone.

NOTE: THE REASON IT WAS FREE WAS BECAUSE IT WAS UNDER WARRANTY AND ROCKSHOCKS SENT ME A NEW ONE.

Similar Products Used: '07 Rockshocks Tora 318 Solo-air, '04 RST
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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Mike   Cross Country Rider [Sep 01, 2008]
Strength:

Great plush feel

Weakness:

None so far

Good fork for the weekend warrior, does everything i need it to do. Good buy if under 500.00

Similar Products Used: Rock Shox tora 318, dart 2
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Jun_T   Weekend Warrior [Jul 05, 2008]
Strength:

None. Didn't get the chance to thoroughly test the product since it got busted 2 months after I bought the Giant Trance 2 it came with and only rode it a couple of times on very moderate trails.

Weakness:

The darn thing stopped functioning as in it didn't travel at all. Brought it back to the dealer where I got the Giant Trance 2 and the fork was sent to another shop for servicing. Came back after a week and got it installed. Didn't get the chance to test it because the fork's lockout is not working which clearly shows it is still not functioning properly so I don't wanna put my well-being at risk and ride a faulty fork. Dealer said it has to be sent back for servicing and I refused and demanded for a replacement. Dealer said replacement is only done after several servicing is done only when the product cannot be fixed anymore. What kind of after sales service is that?! So right now I'm still stuck with a crappy busted Rockshox Recon Fork waiting for the dealer and supplier decide on what can perhaps give me a new one.

I have lost all confidence in Rockshox. Crappy fork that broke down after a couple of rides and an even crappier customer/after sales service. I expected better from this company. Obviously I expected too much because I still haven't gotten an action or even a response from them and now I'm left with a bike I can't even ride. Way to go Rockshox!

Similar Products Used: None. This is my 1st mid range fork. Came with my Trance 2.
OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
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gtluke   Weekend Warrior [Sep 16, 2007]
Strength:

light, rides GREAT, lockout, comes with required air pump

Weakness:

comes with bosses for v-brakes, kinda looks funny with disc brakes but i'm also staring at it.

i blew out my tora 302 basically right away doing light riding. took it back to the bike store where i bought the bike, they called rockshocks and had a replacement sent right away. this is what showed up, i guess they were out of 302's so i got a free upgrade under warranty. awesome.
it rides soooo much nicer and its noticeably lighter.
i'm a novice rider and even i can tell how much an improvement this shock is over my tora 302

Similar Products Used: rockshocks tora 302
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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