Post by TRIBAL TECHNO on May 17, 2007 23:37:47 GMT 8
Any reviews on the Rock Shox DOMAIN? i read some reviews on this fork in mtbr.com, i need some comments from you guys, is it any good? i just sold my jr. t fork coz i plan to switch to a single crown long travel fork. im planing to buy one on sunday. Oh and by the way, about the disc brake caliper mounting, this fork has post mount brake mounting, does anybody know where i can buy a post mount adaptor for an 8" rotor? is it expensive? im using avid bb7. thanks guys!!! =)
Model :Revelation 426 Dual Air 2006 Price: 15T Bought from: Starscream Travel: 115m - 130mm Length of use 6 months Bike Setup: Turner 5spot Pros: Lightweight @3.6lbs, travel can be changed from 130mm to 115mm via spacer or, in my experience lowered to 100mm via higher negative pressure. Motion control and floodgate really work - you really feel the difference when you turn the dials. Very adjustable via air pressure - I run it with lower than recommended pressures and just use the motion control and floodgate to stiffen it up when needed. My fork has the remote lock-out spool but I removed the return spring in the damper so it's a manual lock-out now. I dont like the extra clutter on the hbar kc. SUPER STIFF, and most important - price - less than half the cost of a fox fork with comparable features. Cons: No integrated cable guide (ala fox forx) for hydraulic hose. Other than that, nothing else.
bike setup: vision cruizer (da bomb all d way) ;D pros: easily servicable.... ;D 7"?... 8"? ;D doesnt matter that much tho.. its how you tune your fork to your riding level.........
but back in the day when 6.5" was the longest available( except for the Azonic blackjack n judy DHO)... them inches didnt matter too much....cuz a Downhillers total suspension travel is doubled with your arms n legs..... ;D....... thus created the term "hucking" ;D
Model : Rockshox Domain 318 U-turn Year: 2007 Use: Freeride Price: 16,800 (discounted) Bought from: Extreme Travel: 115 - 160 mm (4.5 - 6.3 in) Length of use(abuse?): less than 1 month hehehe Bike Setup: 2007 Merida AM3000D, Fox Float RP2 rear shox, Truvativ Holzefeller cranks, Deore cogs, derailleurs, hubs, hydros, FSA dh carbon handlebar, FSA FR220 stem, FSA Headset, Truvativ Team Seatpost, Selle Italia Prolink seat, WTB Timberwolf 2.35 front and rear, jetset rims Pros: Had the bike downhilled here in Leyte and crashed after launching 5-6ft in the air then endoed... My helmet and left shoulder took a beating, but to my surprise there was no damage to the fork and the bike's entirety. the only damage was at the left grip... hehehe... this proves how tough the fork and also the frame. I forgot that i'm 200lb 5'8" fun rider who tries to test my limits once in a while. Cons: None... because even for it's weight i can still bike up the hill to do a few more runs (before crashing) hahaha....
So far... no more downhilling for me. Oh, if you like a fork with "muslce car/tank" attributes that instatly increases your confidence level to tackle all obstacles that you can possibly ride... and if you are for strength and not a weight weenie, then the domain fork is for you!
You can see the fork at the bike gallery... thanks.
Post by shiftchucker on Sept 24, 2007 8:18:31 GMT 8
i used to have the rockshox judy j2 it comes with my haro r3 bike. it is heavy and stiff. I replaced it with ROCKSHOX REVELATION 426 85-130MM COIL U TURN . Handles very well in any kind of trail! cool! i match it with FOX DHX 5.O REAR SHOCK!
Post by ultimate_carlo on Oct 8, 2007 23:57:33 GMT 8
How about the lower-end RS forks? Like the J1 and J2? They're the cheapest RS yata. How do they compare with the Suntours (XCR/XCP)?
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just for your info guys - the Revelation (4.9 out of 5; with 10 reviews) is one of the 3 forks in 2006 included in MTBR's Choice Award Winners
the other 2 forks are the Fox Racing Shox Talas RLC (5 out of 5; with 7 reviews and Fox Racing Shox Vanilla RLC (5 out 5; with 9 reviews)
hi,im mostly riding trail at least 7hours when ever i get to ride. so i should be particular with the kind of fork dampening system e.g. coil,open bath,air system. i had a bad experience with rock shox reba,i used it on my 2nd 24hours 2years ago,unfortunately at the middle of the night i felt that the fork has settled its travel a little lower and the air from the postive transferd to the nega.chamber,i guess there is just an o-ring thats separating these two chambers. consistent use of the fork for over 8hours with lots of repeated bumps should give the fork lots of beatings internally,and that could have caused the leaking of pos.air to nega.air chamber. im just considering buying a rock shox revelation with air system or a fox fork vanilla rlc 06,but im worried same thing might happen again with a revelation since its got pos. and nega.air too. has sram improved their internals already? or should i buy a vanilla instead for 24hour races? at least dual coil spring would have no problem like these. but im really into the color white revelation i saw,please help me on this guys,thanks
Last Edit: Nov 25, 2007 19:01:58 GMT 8 by energizer
wanted to try a rock shox revelation because it came in white but got turned off when i found out who the distributor was. warranty claims take 2-3 months (in my case- for another product by the same distributor). sometimes a products good reputation, be it a bike, fork, crankset etc can be compromised by poor after sales support from the local distributor.
I'm about to be an owner of a RockShox Sid Team. I had a SID back in 1999, to tell you the truth it wasn't all that. I'm a FOX fan, but since I built up my hardtail all SRAM, I decided to go RS as well. It was between the SID Team or the Reba, I went for the lighter fork. Hopefully it'll be as reliable as the FOX I have on one of my bikes now.
Post by mountguitars on Mar 13, 2008 16:49:36 GMT 8
i just wanna solicit reviews on the rs tora's performance on an actual trail ride.
the not so good reviews re the tora on mtbr got me quite concerned.
though they reviewed older models, i hope the '08 models have improved.
i've never owned one but its the heaviest from rockshox's 32mm diameter stanchion line up (i presume becoz its an entry level fork at this range), has chrome stanchions= not actually the best when it comes to smoothness when the fork compresses (i've owned a rockshox pilot with chrome stanchions and it sucks) and lacks some modern rockshox features like its famous floodgate which is such a nice thing to have, hehe.
IMO, go for a revelation. i upgraded from a recon and never looked back. bang for your buck, sobra.
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