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RockShox Duke XC 2002

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3 Reviews

Brand: RockShox
Category: Front Suspension Forks

Description:Travel: 80 or 100(OEM) mm | Weight: 3.57 lb. (1.61 kg) | Spring/Damping System: Hydra Air | Spring Adjustment: Tunable positive air pressure (via Schrader valve) | Damping Adjustment: External rebound adjustment | Axle to crown: 451 +/- 3 mm (471 +/1 3 mm for XC 100) | Axle to crown, compressed: 371 +/- 3 mm | Tire capacity: 2.4" | Offset/rake: 39 mm | Crown: Pocketed | Steerer tube: Aluminum (aftermarket) | Upper tubes: Aluminum 30 mm | Lower legs: Magnesium w/ cast name | Fork colors: Pearl Silver, Red, Black | Crown color: Aluminum | Features: Tunable positive air spring, External rebound adjustment, 30 mm aluminum upper tubes | Upgrades over Duke C: External rebound adjustment, Aluminum steerer tube (aftermarket only). | *Note: Duke XC 100 mm is available only on a complete bicycle.


porsWes97
(Senior Reviewer)
Reviews Posted: 23

" So-so only "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 17th Mar 2006 from Sembawang Singapore

The Review
This is one of the worst fork I ever used. The oil and air seals give way when I was going down a kerb, and I never used it for off road somemore. After the servicing and replacement of seal, it was quite alright. But after a few ride, the top seal, which I think is the dust seal, was nearly poping out. I quickly cycle home, use a mallet and pin punch to punch it down to the fork. Then I use it for another 2 off road ride, and when I was taking it out for a ride again, I found out that there is no more air pressure. Then I found out that the air seal is leaking. From there onwards, I change to another fork and stop using that fork anymore.

Strengths
- light, because air fork mah.
- quite responsive

Weaknesses
- very poor oil and air seals
- the top seals are not able to provide good 'sweeping' of dust and dirt.

Duration of product used
1 year

Bike Setup
1)Porsche Bike FS Frame only now. 2)Airborne Lucky Strike 3)Voodoo Erzulie 4)Element Proton Frame only

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sworks
(Freshie Reviewer)
Reviews Posted: 2

" worthy XC fork... "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 12th Sep 2002 from Singapore

The Review
if you are on a budget and have lots of time, this is the XC fork for you,no regrets after i have used it for sometime... serving me well now...

Strengths
rigid,stiff,strong,can take abuse(not too much),absorbs the small bumps too after it sets in.

Weaknesses
takes long time to set in...(4months)flaky paint job,squeals the moment not enough oil,must oil regularly

Duration of product used
6 months

Bike Setup
specialized m2 team frame, LX components, straight bar easton eaxc 50, duke xc fork,mavic 517 rims with LX hub,SDG kevlar ti saddle, CK headset ,DA BOMB head stem 100mm.

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moridin
(Freshie Reviewer)
Reviews Posted: 2

" Not bad, not bad at all... "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 18th Apr 2002 from Afghanistan

The Review
Despite a whold bunch of rants i have against it (see above), these're all pretty minor problems. Don't think the fork's properly broken in yet, so hope to see it peak soon. Stiction i resolve by applying lube b4 rides... Value wise, its a hundred bucks cheaper than an SL, and that cuts it for me. Its light, it feels solid...my only real gripe is the shifty paint job-one good scratch n u can just rip an entire layer of paint off, so be very careful. Otherwise, a good n well-rounded performer.

Strengths
Its air! Rigid, light, looks damn good... quite responsive when u need it to be. (all my friends tried it n loved it)

Weaknesses
paint job's flaky-high tendency to chip off in chunks. fork tends to be excessively rigid over small bumps n obstacles when going fast i.e spikes out at higher speeds. initial stiction of the stanchions/seals is taking quite awhile to break in. Abit too much sag.

Duration of product used
3 months

Bike Setup
Specialized HR a1 comp,red duke xc 100mm (duh), LX-deore drivetrain.

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