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why does no one use the fox forks

July 10, 2003, 10:12 a.m.
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i dont see why no one uses these besides the fact fo no 20mm my friend has been running a vanilla 125 for almost two years he wieghs 250-260 and he isnt that smooth hes been riding it pretty hard with the wrong set up for him with to light springs he has no problems with stiff ness he says its really stiff and to top it all off this fork is close totwo years old of 255 pounds of rider thats not so smooth it has not started to creak one bit adn he is runnign hydro discs up front

July 10, 2003, 10:42 a.m.
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I think it is mainly because of the price . . Even the cheapest Fox, the 125R is about as much as a DJ2, maybe even alittle more depending on the shop.

July 10, 2003, 10:45 a.m.
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Yea, FOX makes some insane forks, and would definately have an edge in the FreeRide market if they released a 20mm fork or a Slider competition Short Travel DC. But the price is just way off the wall.

Price is the limiting factor. If they had a 20mm fork with a decent price, it would be a Manitou, Marzocchi and Fox war.

I like my women like I like my Scotch. 15 years old and mixed up with coke.

July 10, 2003, 10:52 a.m.
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to expensive

tibial spine fracture.

July 10, 2003, 11:15 a.m.
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there are only cheapy forks in my shops
they really aren't too expensive if you find a good deal. i bet they'll make a dc sooner or later

"you didn't tell them about my pubes, did you?" -Garth

July 10, 2003, 11:32 a.m.
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because they are crappy
the stantions coming loose are twice as bad as the creak marzocchi stantions, this from barely any riding to, i know a kid who had a broken arm and his fork started creaking while riding to the bike shop one handed …

they feel nice tho, :thepimp:
look sweet :thepimp:
but need a 20 mm one :thepimp:
and a double crown :thepimp:

July 10, 2003, 11:50 a.m.
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my fox forx just creaked from the box and everytime i sent them back they tried to say it was from a frontal impact and not warranty!
mazochi rule imo:O)

ride it like you stole it

July 10, 2003, 12:22 p.m.
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It's a good product, and is nice while it works. Too bad Fox is a POS company. If they had a good warrenty and they got the bugs out of it they would be nice. 20mm is needed for 8" discs though.


July 10, 2003, 12:24 p.m.
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I've never known anybody with a Fox fork that didn't creak and crack like it was about to come apart. That alone is enough to make me stay clear. But to top it off, fox seems to be giving people a hard time about trying to warranty, or fix, forks that creak.

July 10, 2003, 12:30 p.m.
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because they're toys.

July 10, 2003, 1:44 p.m.
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They are expensive and not up to the task . . . and I've known people to have questionable service from their Service and Warrantee department.

That said, I bet if Fox put their mind to it and released a 35mm stanchion, 6-7" travel DC fork with 20mm dropouts (something to compete against the Super T and Slider), it would ROCK!

July 10, 2003, 1:54 p.m.
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Originally posted by bmxr
That said, I bet if Fox put their mind to it and released a 35mm stanchion, 6-7" travel DC fork with 20mm dropouts (something to compete against the Super T and Slider), it would ROCK!

And cost twice as much as the 888 :P

Their new "DH" rear shock already costs more than an Avy :eek:


July 10, 2003, 3:25 p.m.
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buying fox forx is like buying honda 150, waay more expensive, and just as funtional as yamaha 125


July 10, 2003, 4:42 p.m.
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I have used one on a specialized enduro and it is a nice fork, but the fact that it doesn't have a 20 mm axle makes me not want to use it on a freeride bike. If they came out with a 20 mm version that had 35 mm stanchions, I think it would be the best sc out there, eventhough it would cost more than a shiver dc :rolleyes:

July 10, 2003, 6:36 p.m.
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I like them, they do cost to much need a dc and a 20mm axel one but I almost bought one for a freeride bike I was gonna build then I just bought a big hit instead

Bikes with two wheels for life.

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