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RockShox Boxxer RC Fork

Average User Rating: (Excellent)
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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    “Simple and great”

    The Good: Price, easy set up, reliability, weight, easy to do your own service

    The Bad: You can lose rebound knob.

    Overall Review: Awesome fork for good money (if you look at other fork prices...) and easy settings. It will ride great if you do at least 1 oil changing per season (depends on how much you ride, of course). It has two very basic settings - compression and rebound and you honestly don't need anything else except racing on WC level and even there, some guys race RC forks. You can lose rebound knob if you hit some rocks or fall.. Just setup the fork and remove the knob, you don't need it there all the time once the fork is set-up.

    “Simple Fork”

    The Good: Light, plush, easy to rebuild

    The Bad: Front axle comes lose often

    Overall Review:

    This fork is a really good option if you like stiff suspension. If you don't then you'll probably have to swap the spring to a lighter one (if your on the lighter side). The controls are really simple: compression and rebound. Most people don't even know how to properly set up their World Cup forks so why buy one? The RC is very basic and will feel good over roots, rocks, drops or whatever else the trails throw at you. My only complaint would be that I loose traction in the corners because I run my suspension really stiff the fork wont settle down in the corners because there isn't a high/low speed compression option. I also find that the seals start to leak about a month after you first use it. It's a great fork and has served me very well.

    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

    Specifications

    Riding Type
    Travel
    Spring Type
    Damping
    External Adjustments
    Crown
    Axle
    Brake Mounts
    Steer Tube Diameter
    Steer Tube Construction
    Stanchion Diameter
    Colors
    Weight
    Miscellaneous The BoXXer features the long-travel-specific Mission Control DH damping, DropStop bottom-out systems and a 35mm dual-crown chassis Mission Control IS features externally adjustable rebound and low-speed compression damping High Speed Compression damping is achieved by a factory set shim stack Medium Weight Coil Spring (Soft and firm tuning springs are included) 35mm purpose-built chassis is lighter, yet stiffer than previous BoXXers Anodized 7000-series low-friction upper tubes with sag gradients Magnesium lower legs incorporate Power Bulges to reduce weight and maximize bushing placement Forged, trussed crown design reduces weight and maximizes stiffness, direct-mount-stem compatible 20mm Maxle Lite DH thru-axle further reduces weight Standard post-mount disc brake mounts accept 6 rotors without adapters. larger rotors accepted with correct adapters Upper crowns are direct-mount stem compatible Both tall and short crowns included Intended application: DownhillFork Travel: 200 mmSpring: CoilBrake Type: DiscLockout: NoFront Axle Type: 20mm ThruWheel Size: 26Steerer Tube: 1-1/8 ThreadlessSteerer Tube Length: 265.0 mmApproximate Weight: 6.3 lbs
    Price $795.00
    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry