RockShox GPS Europa 2003 Front Shocks

DESCRIPTION

TRAVEL: 60 mm

SPRING: Dual Stage coil/elastomer spring
Adj: Preload

DAMPING: HydraCoil

USER REVIEWS

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[Feb 07, 2019]
William P


OVERALL
RATING
3
Strength:

With a tuning elastomer it can be set up to perform well on the street. This is it's intended purpose. Disc Brake support. You can set the preload for an initial soft coil ride and responsive handling. Then by changing the length and stiffness of the elastomer inside the spring firm it up for harder maneuvers. I have this on a 1500W E bike and when properly set up it works well. I have the 26" version. It's related to the 28mm Judy XC. Ligh trail riding is within it's capability. A nice step up from the 25mm comfort / Hybrid forks out there. I didn't know how good this was until I motorized the bike and it's still hanging in there.

Weakness:

The plastic preload adjuster is fragile. There is a metal replacement available. There is a "Heavy Rider" elastomer kit. But it shouldn't be too hard to improvise this.

Purchased:
New  
Model Year:
2003
[Jun 24, 2003]
chris harnes
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

in air

Weakness:

on the landing

it needs biger springs

Similar Products Used:

bbr kings

[Jul 28, 2004]
A D
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Stiff ride, takes a pounding, but good for long hauls, too

Weakness:

Haven't found any yet

For those wanting a 28-inch/700c/29er mountain bike, there's not a lot of choice in forks (at least in Europe). The Europa is the fork to go with. It might not be good for downhill racing, but if you want to do that, get a proper 26-inch DH bike. For single track, fire trails, and more-than-just-weekend-warrior stuff, not to mention long-distance road/trail combinations, the Europa is a solid choice.

Similar Products Used:

SR Suntour

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