Why do Rockshox make ugly forks?

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Why do Rockshox make ugly forks?

Postby Concorde » Fri Jan 04, 2013 19:46 pm

Fox forks are far better looking! Now it can't take much to design the aesthetics of a Rockshox better can it?

Because Rockshox forks perform better than fox, require less maintenance so if they looked equally as good they'd be laughing.

They do seem to be improving though! But still a long way off Fox in the looks department!

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Re: Why do Rockshox make ugly forks?

Postby cooldad » Fri Jan 04, 2013 19:57 pm

Shouldn't this be in Crudcatcher?
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Re: Why do Rockshox make ugly forks?

Postby LJ. » Fri Jan 04, 2013 20:30 pm

They all look the same to me, just different stickers

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Re: Why do Rockshox make ugly forks?

Postby Concorde » Fri Jan 04, 2013 21:22 pm

Fox are def nicer!

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Re: Why do Rockshox make ugly forks?

Postby ilovedirt » Fri Jan 04, 2013 21:59 pm

Because boobies.



About as sensible an answer as you're going to get in this thread.
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Re: Why do Rockshox make ugly forks?

Postby cooldad » Fri Jan 04, 2013 22:12 pm

ilovedirt wrote:Because boobies.



About as sensible an answer as you're going to get in this thread.

Better but even more belongs in Crudcatcher.
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Re: Why do Rockshox make ugly forks?

Postby Concorde » Fri Jan 04, 2013 23:04 pm

Don't see why I can't get an answer. It's a fair enough question. Belongs in the buying section because aesthetics influence buying, obviously! But as per, can always expect Cooldad to act the ****.

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Re: Why do Rockshox make ugly forks?

Postby ilovedirt » Fri Jan 04, 2013 23:22 pm

Ah yes you're right, sorry. I forgot that everyone on the planet has exactly the same taste in everything.
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Re: Why do Rockshox make ugly forks?

Postby 97th choice » Fri Jan 04, 2013 23:24 pm

The obvious answer for shallow prospective purchasers is...Buy an RS shock, remove stickers, attach fox stickers.
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Postby 97th choice » Fri Jan 04, 2013 23:24 pm

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Re: Why do Rockshox make ugly forks?

Postby RevellRider » Fri Jan 04, 2013 23:36 pm

I think if you just had bare lower legs. Rock Shox forks look better

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Re: Why do Rockshox make ugly forks?

Postby supersonic » Fri Jan 04, 2013 23:42 pm

Not something that had ever crossed my mind, how forks 'look'.

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Re: Why do Rockshox make ugly forks?

Postby mcnultycop » Fri Jan 04, 2013 23:51 pm

They are just forks. I have both Fox and RS and both work as I want them to. I'm not overly bothered what thy look like.

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Re: Why do Rockshox make ugly forks?

Postby paulneenan76 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 00:03 am

I think the big fox tail stickers look a bit daft. But then if the fork was great, I'd just remove the stickers. Pace carbons are very sexy though ;D
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Re: Why do Rockshox make ugly forks?

Postby ddraver » Sat Jan 05, 2013 00:42 am

Think Concorde must be a roadie - this is up there with "I don't ride my nice bike in the rain''
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Re: Why do Rockshox make ugly forks?

Postby Concorde » Sat Jan 05, 2013 01:15 am

It's fine for people to say Orange 5s are pig ugly but then 'never notice' that the look of forks?! Give it a break, everything in life you judge aesthetically, it's part of being a human. Every woman's vagina works the same but you don't pick a right munter do you?! Same with forks. Just asking why rockshox designs are not as aesthetically pleasing as Fox, that's all.

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Re: Why do Rockshox make ugly forks?

Postby ddraver » Sat Jan 05, 2013 01:18 am

they re all 2 white sticks joined at the top....

forks that is...
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Re: Why do Rockshox make ugly forks?

Postby chez_m356 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 01:35 am

ddraver wrote:they re all 2 white sticks joined at the top....

forks that is...

what ? even the black ones ? :shock: :lol:
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Re: Why do Rockshox make ugly forks?

Postby The Northern Monkey » Sat Jan 05, 2013 01:40 am

Concorde wrote:It's fine for people to say Orange 5s are pig ugly but then 'never notice' that the look of forks?! Give it a break, everything in life you judge aesthetically, it's part of being a human. Every woman's vagina works the same but you don't pick a right munter do you?! Same with forks. Just asking why rockshox designs are not as aesthetically pleasing as Fox, that's all.

I prefer the look of rockshox forks.

Why don't fox make their fork look like rockshox?

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Re: Why do Rockshox make ugly forks?

Postby 70\'sPenguin » Sat Jan 05, 2013 01:56 am

If you strip the decals they are really rather similar.


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