RockShox Boxxer Race review£469.68

Cheapest 'serious' dual crown fork

BikeRadar score4/5

Since Marzocchi recently discontinued their Super T, this is the cheapest entry into dual crown forks. With their skinny 32mm legs, Boxxers are quite flexible as 'big' forks go, so you’ll have to get used to turning in a bit harder and longer on fast corners or off-camber sections.  

On the plus side, they’re pretty light, really simple to set up and the Motion Control rebound and low speed compression damping stay controlled in most situations.

There are loads of tuning travel/damping options for the Boxxer chassis too, so the Race is a great place to upgrade from. They have a good long term reliability history.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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