Blast from the past: RockShox Judy returns!

RockShox brings back the iconic name

Who can remember the ’90s? If you were a mountain biker back then, chances are you either had or desperately wanted a RockShox Judy on the front of your bike. 

Well if you missed out on the Judy goodness back then, you now have a second chance — minus the horrid elastomer part.

RockShox just reintroduced the Judy name with an all-new fork chassis utilizing knowledge gained from its exceptional Pike forks. The new Judy's goal is to outfit entry-level bikes with the light and stiff performance of the Pike.  

The two new Judy forks are Boost, which means room for Plus tires (up to 2.8in in both the 27.5 and 29in models), while Torque Cap compatibility adds additional stiffness and steering precision. Torque Caps refer to SRAM's increased hub/fork dropout interface which is said to enhance steering through a stronger, stiffer connection.  

Judy Gold RL

RockShox reintroduces the classic Judy name with two entry-level forks
RockShox reintroduces the classic Judy name with two entry-level forks

The higher-end Judy is the Gold RL. It features Motion Control RL damping, OneLoc remote compatibility and Fast Black upper tubes for that unmistakable RockShox look and performance. 

  • Travel: 80, 100, 120mm
  • Damping: Motion Control RL
  • Spring: Solo Air
  • Adjustments: Rebound, low-speed compression to lockout
  • Steerer: Tapered
  • Crown: Forged, pocketed aluminum
  • Upper tubes: Fast Black 30mm straight wall aluminum
  • Lowers: Magnesium
  • Options: OneLoc remote
  • Max rotor size: 200mm
  • Colors: Diffusion Black, Gloss Black, White
  • Available April 2017
  • $380-450 / €450-500 / UK and Australian TBC

Judy Silver TK

The Judy Silver TK is OEM spec, appearing on bikes later in 2017
The Judy Silver TK is OEM spec, appearing on bikes later in 2017

The Judy Silver TK fork rolls on the same chassis and associated travel and tire clearance, but cuts the price with the less expensive TurnKey damper with lockout. RockShox's time-tested SoloAir spring is still on board, and there's a standard satin nickel finish on the steel uppers. 

While not available aftermarket, the Judy Silver TK will be showing up on complete bikes later in 2017.

  • Travel: 80, 100, 120mm
  • Damping: TurnKey
  • Spring: Solo Air
  • Adjustments: Rebound, TurnKey lockout
  • Steerer: Tapered
  • Crown: Forged, pocketed aluminum
  • Upper tubes: Satin nickel 30mm straight wall steel
  • Lowers: Magnesium
  • Options: OneLoc remote
  • Max rotor size: 200mm
  • Color options: Diffusion Black, Gloss Black, White
  • OEM only
Russell Eich

Tech Writer, US
Russell fell head over heels in love with bikes in the '90s, and has been involved in the bike industry ever since. Between wrenching in bike shops, guiding professionally, and writing about bikes, Russell has honed an appreciation for what works, gained knowledge of what doesn't, and can barely contain his enthusiasm for what comes next. His two-wheeled passion continues in the Rocky Mountains high above Boulder, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, road, cyclocross
  • Preferred Terrain: High altitudes, forgotten singletracks, bike parks, roads without cars
  • Current Bikes: Custom Meriwether steel hardtail, Specialized S-Works Enduro 29, Kona Jake the Snake, Trek 69er, and a bunch more
  • Dream Bike: Yeti SB5c, Intense Tracer 275C, Black Cat custom road
  • Beer of Choice: Gin + Tonic
  • Location: Rollinsville, CO, USA

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