DNM USD-180 Front Shock

DESCRIPTION

  • For Dowhill.
  • Air/Oil/Coil Spring/MCU.
  • Adjustable hydraulic damping (Open Bath System).
  • 20mm through axle design.
  • Stanchion:35mm AL 7075, Dark hard-anodized.
  • Steerer diameter:28.6mm.
  • CNC machined:AL6061 T6 dropout and crown.
  • Compatible brakes:Disc brakes only.
  • Adjustments:Rebound/Compression;Preload.
  • Available with quick release.
  • Travel:180mm (7").

  • USER REVIEWS

    Showing 1-10 of 29  
    [Sep 03, 2007]
    Craig James
    Downhiller

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    They are so bloody strong and can handle anything you throw at them.

    Weakness:

    They are a bit heavy and the compresion is hard to sort out

    Awsome fork witch can handle anything and is strong and it looks awsome

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    Manitou Splice Comp

    [Jul 04, 2007]
    Norbert
    Downhiller

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Indestructible(I've hit a side of a ditch at 80km/h and I only needed a small adjustment to make it correct) Very good for the price, Works good if you do some small tuning

    Weakness:

    HEAVY! Works not so good if you do no tuning. Not too much adjustment possibilities, the adjustment knobs can fall off

    Very good fork for that price especialy if you know what to do(firstly change the god damn oil in it cuz the stock is crap). If you have low budget and want something that can take a punch yet is not that heavy as the monster take it

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    Marz Monster

    [Dec 04, 2003]
    Scott Pratico
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    This is a very stable feeling fork with none of the wheel deflection I have heard is common with inverted forks. It is also nearly impossible to bottom this puppy out. The fork ramps up significantly near the end of it's travel, probably due to the three stage springs and mcu foam component.This is a welcome relief from having to put in heavier springs and thicker oil to combat bottoming. The rebound control is very touchy, but once you find the sweet spot, the fork behaves very well. It also has a very high level of fit and finish for a budget fork.

    Weakness:

    Touchy rebound control. Does not have stock stanchion gaurds. Can't brag to friends about the obscene amount of dough you just spent on a fork. Owner's manual info not up to Marzocchi standards.

    I have only been urban riding with this fork because the local hills are a bit snowed in for my taste. This thing handles pancake landings like butter and steers down tight stairwells very nicely. I cased a couple of stair gaps and the fork probably saved my bacon. This represents the latest wave of taiwanese products to stake claim to a formerly high dollar category:long travel suspension forks.
    I have not ridden this fork long enough to proclaim true love, but the honeymoon is going very well.

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    Mr T, Z1 QR20, Mountain Cycles inverted(1990?)

    [Feb 14, 2004]
    eddie

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    very tough, good design, never hits bottom,

    Weakness:

    not sensitive in gravel, short rebound adjuster

    it's actually good fork for price. you can't get any good fork than this in this price. this fork let me feel 6ft drop like 2ft!! you'd better buy this one since you wanna downhill bike in cheap price!!

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    boxxer

    [Jan 19, 2002]
    WILL KING
    Downhiller

    OVERALL
    RATING
    2
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    Strength:

    Very well made fork, feels and looks big and strong, no much flex. Internals also are very well built and they have good seals. (came with bike)

    Weakness:

    They always top out, not much control on the rebound side of things, Every time i have racd them they have siezed and stopped moving half way down the track, so they are really unreliable, ALSO if u dont want them to seize each ride you have to pack the slick honey in to the forks for lubrication.

    The forks look good, and when i got them i was really happy with them untill they were taken off road.
    These forks suck, they are well constructed, they are quite strong and well finished but that is about it.
    They are not reliable, and always seize and have to be stripped and serviced. If you are cursed with DNM forks, sell them and buy boxxers or shivers, i purchased boxxers, and i am still coming to terms with how much better they are than DNM's. I also run a DNM rear shock and i find that it is a really nice and plush shock, also well made, just avoid there dodgey forks, all of them suck, each fork they make just doesnt work. I blame the seizing on not having and oil bath lubrication type system.
    These forks would be good for some one who hates plush and relible forks, or cant afford a boxxer type fork.
    I dunno if i had been given pre stuffed one's from the factory, but all i know is that my DNM's didn't impress me one bit ( when i first got them they did)woops

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    Shivers, boxxers, manitous

    [Jan 02, 2002]
    Martin Hattingh
    Downhiller

    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Big travel, linear compression damping, very adjustable, stiff. EXCELLENT value for money, together with surprisingly good finish quality.

    Weakness:

    Not very sensitive in the first inch of travel, No negative travel, too short rebound adjuster range (full adjustment within half a knob turn ).

    Remarkably good value for money. Lack of sensitivity might be because there is no negative travel.

    Although this fork is not a Boxxer or Monster T in terms of sensitivity and overall smoothness, it costs less than half as much. A capable downhiller on a tight budget will be able to make the best of the front end with the DNM, and could win races on it !

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    Boxxer, Monster T, WB UD150.

    [Mar 10, 2004]
    dylan mitchell
    Downhiller

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    STRONG, way over built, excellent build quality, next to no flex, sensitive, tracks great, can keep the front wheel glued to the ground in any situation, would be great for dh racing, highly effective rebound and preload adjustments. again, beefy, confidence inspiring. smooth. if you maintain it by repacking the seals with grease (easy, fast) every couple rides, this fork will be as plush as any marz.

    Weakness:

    weight, air compression adjustment is effective, bottom doesn't do enough to combat bottoming. the best solution to make the travel more progressive to eat big hits would be to get rid of the MCUs as they make the travel linear. [email protected] told me that a more progressive replacement air spring will be available soon, to appeal to freeriders and those wanting to lighten this fork.

    no regrets, great fork. retails for about new 950 at bikeroom.com, excellent support from them too. easy too maintain, i already changed the oil once. just make sure you always keep at least 120 PSI in the air catridge or the oil could leak into the air chamber. max 200 PSI.
    would be perfect but compression dampening needs to be better- and i know how to ride.
    peace out

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    i had 2003 Marzocchi Dirt Jumper.

    [Mar 23, 2003]
    danny nichols
    Downhiller

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    cant get any stiffer, lifesaving plushness, very responsive adjustments, solid construction, has never bottomed out, nice hard anodizing, good service manual

    Weakness:

    a little tall, no protection for lower stantions

    you cannot get a better dh fork at this price. this fork is all around excellent performer. i ride this fork on all my rides, which have a lot of climbing. the usd-180 eats up huge ruts and rocks. this baby likes big drops and loves the air.it is suuuuper plush! i am totally backin' it.

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    none for the price!

    [Mar 14, 2003]
    Andre Sanches
    Racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Very stiff for a invert fork. Price (I guess).

    Weakness:

    Lower crown bolts are not allen wrench bolts. A little tall.

    I was surprised with this fork. When I first got it I thought it was just some generic brand, but DNM with their MotoCross experience have developed a damn good fork.
    GET FORK GUARDS!!!

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    Super T, Juior T, Dorado, Boxxers

    [Jun 20, 2005]
    Jash Cyout
    Downhiller

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Lots of travel and stiff as hell 8 ft+ drops very easily with the weight i am 145lbs. awsome forks for the price

    Weakness:

    VERY sensitive rebound. 1/8 of a turn. inverted bottom part needs covers as soon as you get them. If dug or marked hard it will rip out seal

    Very good shocks for the money still riding them and plan to uintil they die

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    boxxers

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