BOS forks and shocks

Got a general MTB question that doesn't fit anywhere else? Here's the place.
lostboysaint
Posts: 3224
Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:59 am

BOS forks and shocks

Postby lostboysaint » Tue Nov 27, 2012 16:49 pm

Looking at twitter these are now going to be distributed by Surf Sales. Hopefully, given their record with Dakine and Transition we may start seeing some of these around. I'm a big fan of the Deville and it's on the list to replace the Rev when I get bored of servicing it.

https://twitter.com/iGRF/status/273460635885531136/photo/1
Trail fun - Transition Bandit
Road - Wilier Izoard Centaur
Allround - Cotic Solaris

User avatar
lawman
Posts: 7077
Joined: Sun Jan 25, 2009 16:45 pm

Re: BOS forks and shocks

Postby lawman » Tue Nov 27, 2012 17:31 pm

hmmm Looks like the devilles just came back on the radar!! Serious competiton for the fox 34!!!

User avatar
VWsurfbum
Posts: 8179
Joined: Tue Jun 09, 2009 08:01 am

Re: BOS forks and shocks

Postby VWsurfbum » Tue Nov 27, 2012 20:40 pm


lostboysaint
Posts: 3224
Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:59 am

Re: BOS forks and shocks

Postby lostboysaint » Thu Nov 29, 2012 08:34 am

lawman wrote:hmmm Looks like the devilles just came back on the radar!! Serious competiton for the fox 34!!!


Serious competition? They've been a class apart for a while now, just almost unobtainable.
Trail fun - Transition Bandit
Road - Wilier Izoard Centaur
Allround - Cotic Solaris

Hob Nob
Posts: 187
Joined: Thu Feb 24, 2011 15:36 pm

Re: BOS forks and shocks

Postby Hob Nob » Thu Nov 29, 2012 15:57 pm

They've been around for ages?

Punted around through various importers/outlets, until they get fed up with trying to deal with BOS (again) and dropped like another hot potato. Old stock then gets dumped into the market at cheap prices, and here we go again.

Not worth the hassle. Don't perform any better than the 36's I replaced the Deville's with. At least I can get these serviced & fixed anywhere.

RockmonkeySC
Posts: 12912
Joined: Thu Mar 25, 2010 17:40 pm

Re: BOS forks and shocks

Postby RockmonkeySC » Thu Nov 29, 2012 19:01 pm

I rode a set of Devilles and to be honest I didn't think they were any better than my Lyrik RC2DH.
Is it just that BOS forks are shiny and expensive?
The reason BOS have had so many distributors is that they have so much trouble getting spares from BOS for servicing & warranties.
I agree with Hob doorknob. Fox, Rockshox & Marzocchi can be serviced by a number of companies in the UK, parts are easy to get, they perform as well & are much cheaper and not built by the cheese eating surrender monkeys (© Grounds Keeper Willy)
If you want a top quality mega adjustable rear shock then the Cane Creek Double Barrel is a better choice, service every 3 years and TF Tuned can service them and spares aren't a problem.
Last edited by RockmonkeySC on Fri Nov 30, 2012 13:29 pm, edited 1 time in total.

MDobs
Posts: 148
Joined: Sun Apr 15, 2012 15:45 pm

Re: BOS forks and shocks

Postby MDobs » Thu Nov 29, 2012 21:51 pm

RockmonkeySC wrote:The reason BOS have had so many distributors is that they have so much trouble getting spares from BOS for servicing & warranties.
I agree with Hob doorknob. Fox, Rockshox & Marzocchi can be serviced by a number of companies in the UK, parts are easy to get, they perform as well & are much cheaper and not built by the cheese eating surrender monkeys (© Grounds Keeper Willy)



slightly off topic, but how easy are DT Swiss forks and shocks to get support/servicing etc, i noticed you left them off your list?

RockmonkeySC
Posts: 12912
Joined: Thu Mar 25, 2010 17:40 pm

Re: BOS forks and shocks

Postby RockmonkeySC » Fri Nov 30, 2012 13:31 pm

No Idea. They aren't as good value as Rockshox, Fox or Marzocchi.
I also didn't mention Magura or Manutou but I don't think they are worth mentioning.

ADL
Posts: 120
Joined: Tue Dec 07, 2010 01:50 am

Re: BOS forks and shocks

Postby ADL » Fri Nov 30, 2012 14:27 pm

RockmonkeySC wrote:I also didn't mention Magura or Manutou but I don't think they are worth mentioning.

Why not?

RockmonkeySC
Posts: 12912
Joined: Thu Mar 25, 2010 17:40 pm

Re: BOS forks and shocks

Postby RockmonkeySC » Fri Nov 30, 2012 16:27 pm

Poor quality and useless reliability. Just not as good as the mainstream brands. X-Fusion do make some good forks as well though but servicing is a problem, Mojo & TF Tuned won't do them.


Return to “MTB General”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest