RockShox Boxxer World Cup Keronite downhill fork review

Top performance

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £1,399.99 RRP | USD $1,700.00
RockShox Boxxer World Cup Keronite fork

Our review

Top notch performance in everyway. You can get it set up exactly how you like, and once you do, it’s sublime. Performance like this doesn't come cheap though
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The RockShox Boxxer is a downhill icon, and the new Keronite coated lowers push the fork forwards yet again. The coating drops weight by 30g and covers the graphics, so there are no stickers to peel or get scratched, and it’s proving pretty tough so far.

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We’ve spent more than 120 hours of riding time on the fork, in all conditions, all over Europe and the UK, and we’ve only serviced the lower legs when they’ve really needed it – and they look and feel just as did as they did when they were new.

The updated Solo Air spring feels amazingly coil-like, and offers more adjustability than a coil spring. As for the damping, the adjuster knobs now offer better grip and lower friction when turning, which really is noticeable.There’s a wide, useful range of adjustment, so the fork can be dialled in easily.

It did take us a little while to initially get the fork set up, and we ended up using the bottom-out resistance adjustment to create the ideal level of support. It’s one of the best production forks we’ve ridden, never using more travel than necessary and always predictable.

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This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Boxxer World Cup Keronite fork (11)
Brand RockShox

Features 2689g * Weight based on 265mm 1-1/8" steerer, 20mm Maxle Lite DH, Damping: Mission Control DH, Rebound: Dual Flow Adjust
Steerer Size 1 1/8
Stanchion Diameter 35
Spring Type Air
Travel 200
Steerer Material Aluminium