RockShox Boxxer Team review£689.99

Massive tuning potential at a great price

BikeRadar score4/5

With its full pro issue Black Box tuning potential, the RockShox Boxxer Team is a great value fettlers’ race fork. 

It still has the same rather old 32mm legged architecture, but strength isn’t a problem. 

You’ll only notice the more wayward cornering/off-camber characteristics in direct comparison with other forks.

Floodgate threshold damping adds an extra level of tuning. 

The internal Black Box shim stack can make a real difference to how settled the fork feels when you’re really hammering it. 

Most users we know have resorted to a pro tuner like TFTuned Shox to release the full potential, though. 

It’s still relatively light, although real weight freaks will lust after the air sprung World Cup, which is 400g lighter for £410 more.

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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