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    Boxxer Questions

    Ive been thinking about buying a boxxer and im really sure what are the differences are between the models (eg. dampening systems, seals...). Any input would be greatly appreaciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RuNDmC1087
    Ive been thinking about buying a boxxer and im really sure what are the differences are between the models (eg. dampening systems, seals...). Any input would be greatly appreaciated.
    Thx


    cover your ears mate, people dont like boxxers on this site, mostly because they hear of bad stories of them

    i think they are cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuNDmC1087
    Ive been thinking about buying a boxxer and im really sure what are the differences are between the models (eg. dampening systems, seals...). Any input would be greatly appreaciated.
    Thx
    the team and the world cup are same dampening, but the world cup is titanium springs,
    and "slipery stantions"
    -Rob

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    cover your ears from the poeple who hear stories,but listen to this. I wanted one so bad i ignored all of the people who warned me about the and just went ahead and bought a 2004 Race. I liked it for a little while but then i noticed it was bottoming and i wasnt getting the small bump performance i wanted. it still had some stack issues with it with the rebound at its fastest. in my own opinion steer clear and get a better for. but if youre anything like me, you wont listen to this anyway.

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    If you absolutely must have a Boxxer, get the o6 with Motion Control Dampening. Much much smoother, no more issues with spiking or non-existant rebound control.

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    boxxers can be great RACE forks......... get a boxxer ride w/ motion control if u are doing different stuff.

    Make sure the change the oil within a week to high quality stuff after break in.

    change oil every 2 months after that.

    talk to custom cartridge companies like Romic.

    Pray, and get motion control with Blackbox.

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    Boxxer's are great forks. They are meant to be raced ( team race world cup) and you can get the u turn one which is good for all conditions.

    I personally had 2 02 boxxers and loved both. Not the stiffest forks in the world but worked flawlessly. Its def a set it and forget it fork. I had the oil changed once for the one i used the most. Never had one issue.

    I think you should buy a avalanche but thats my personal opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by saviorself
    cover your ears from the poeple who hear stories,but listen to this. I wanted one so bad i ignored all of the people who warned me about the and just went ahead and bought a 2004 Race. I liked it for a little while but then i noticed it was bottoming and i wasnt getting the small bump performance i wanted. it still had some stack issues with it with the rebound at its fastest. in my own opinion steer clear and get a better for. but if youre anything like me, you wont listen to this anyway.

    the Race is a great fork once you add a MOJO BOXXCART to it

    MOJO suspension
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowskilz
    Boxxer's are great forks. They are meant to be raced ( team race world cup) and you can get the u turn one which is good for all conditions.

    I personally had 2 02 boxxers and loved both. Not the stiffest forks in the world but worked flawlessly. Its def a set it and forget it fork. I had the oil changed once for the one i used the most. Never had one issue.

    I think you should buy a avalanche but thats my personal opinion
    avy and boxxers are completeley different ends of the fork spectrum. someone interested in a boxxer isn't going to want an avy...

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    thx for the responses,

    just wondering, whats the purpose of "slippery stancions" possibly better small bump responsivness?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuNDmC1087
    thx for the responses,

    just wondering, whats the purpose of "slippery stancions" possibly better small bump responsivness?
    Low friction, look sweet and cost alot of money so Rock Shox can justify the World Cups large price tag...
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    Don't forget the Race model is their cheapest out of the line up, aka their version of a Junior T.

    I have 2 Boxxers, an old 6" on my wife's Bullit and a TiNi 02. Both have worked great. They like fresh oil every 3-4 month and new seals every winter if you use them a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuNDmC1087
    thx for the responses,

    just wondering, whats the purpose of "slippery stancions" possibly better small bump responsivness?
    The original TiNi stanchions purpose was increased visibility during races, so spectators could tell from a long ways away that the racer was on a boxxer.

    This is what RS told me at interbike that year.

    Unfortunatly, the TiNi coating on the stanchions tended to flake off after a while, so they had to drop that idea.

    The "slippery silver" does the same thing, but it's more durable.

    Since the boxxer is an open-bath fork, there isn't really any advantage to having the "slippery" stanchions vs normal ones. If there's a lot of stiction it's because the lubrication sucks, not the stanchion coating.
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

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