Why do Rockshox make ugly forks?

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Re: Why do Rockshox make ugly forks?

Postby The Rookie » Sat Jan 05, 2013 07:21 am

I prefer RS for looks, they are mostly black or white lowers and coordinate better with the frame colours than Fox's funny silver.

I have a purple frame, neither RS nor Fox make forks with Purple lowers like my Manitous......

But really, it's not that relevant!

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Re: Why do Rockshox make ugly forks?

Postby 97th choice » Sat Jan 05, 2013 08:23 am

I can't believe the amount of serious answers in this thread. :roll:
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Re: Why do Rockshox make ugly forks?

Postby Stu Coops » Sat Jan 05, 2013 09:48 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.



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Re: Why do Rockshox make ugly forks?

Postby warpcow » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:14 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.


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Re: Why do Rockshox make ugly forks?

Postby cooldad » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:31 am

Concorde wrote:Every woman's vagina works the same but you don't pick a right munter do you?! Same with forks.

Unlike you, I don't have sex with my bike.
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Re: Why do Rockshox make ugly forks?

Postby ilovedirt » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:57 am

Most retarded thread, ever.
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Re: Why do Rockshox make ugly forks?

Postby Jimx26 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:27 pm

Concorde wrote: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 supersonic » Sat Jan 05, 2013 17:20 pm

Though saying that, the red stanchioned boxxers look nice:

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Re: Why do Rockshox make ugly forks?

Postby ilovedirt » Sat Jan 05, 2013 17:23 pm

Ooof, that's lush.
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Re: Why do Rockshox make ugly forks?

Postby CB75 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 18:33 pm

i really wouldnt say theres anything so stand out diffirent about both fox and rockshox forks. in fact pretty much all forks are of similar style. its hardly like comparing frame designs. theres not exactly a lot fork companies can do to make such a visual diffirence to make them more appealing. the only major diffirence ive ever saw in fork design is manitou with their brace at the back rather than the front which kinda makes it look like there on the wrong way round and i dont really like that look. but other than that rs or fox. nothing diffirent!!

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Re: Why do Rockshox make ugly forks?

Postby Cubist » Sun Jan 06, 2013 19:35 pm

Concorde. Go and join another kind of forum. Maybe a fashion forum?

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Re: Why do Rockshox make ugly forks?

Postby Greer_ » Sun Jan 06, 2013 19:50 pm

CB75 wrote:the only major diffirence ive ever saw in fork design is manitou with their brace at the back rather than the front which kinda makes it look like there on the wrong way round and i dont really like that look.


+1, dt swiss too! It used to confuse the life outta me but even now it just looks wrong!

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Re: Why do Rockshox make ugly forks?

Postby cooldad » Sun Jan 06, 2013 19:58 pm

Got some Magura Wotans with two braces - front and back. For added gnaarrrr.
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Re: Why do Rockshox make ugly forks?

Postby querhoch » Sun Jan 06, 2013 20:50 pm

Who gives a crap what they look like? if you want a catwalk bike that other inadequates can admire and go 'ooooh!' at, go join pinkbike.


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