RockShox Boxxer Team review

Massive tuning potential at a great price

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £689.99 RRP | USD $1,372.39
RockShox Boxxer Team

Our review

Flexy, but reasonably light and massive tuning potential at a great price
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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.

Product Specifications


Name Boxxer Team (08)
Brand RockShox

Features Motion Control with Blackbox Speedstack, Maxle QR
Damping Adjustment External Rebound High Speed Compression Low Speed Compression
Mounts International Standard Disc Brake Mounts
Lowers Magnesium
Upper Tube Material 7000 Series Aluminium
Crown Material 6061 T6 Aluminium
Damping Motion Control
Spring Adjustment Internal Preload
Steerer Material Aluminium
Adjustable Travel No
Year 2009
Weight (g) 3129
Disc Caliper Mount I.S
Spring Type Coil
Bike Use Downhill Freeride
Steerer Size 1 1/8
Wheel Size 26
Brake System Compatability Disc Brake
Available Colours Black White
Set Up 20
Travel 203
Stanchions Material Alloy