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RockShox Duke Race 2004

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2 Reviews

Brand: RockShox
Category: Front Suspension Forks

Description:Duke Race | PURE Damping with Climb-It Control: On-the-fly compression control and lockout versatility | HydraAir Spring System: Provides a lightweight ride with excellent small-bump sensitivity | Travel Options: Your choice of 80 or 100mm dedicated travel | Climb-It Control adjuster knob: Santoprene(r) surface for no-slip compression adjustments, upgradeable at consumer with our Remote handlebar lockout | Taperwall upper tubes on 80 mm forks for reduced weight | Straight wall upper tubes on 100 mm forks for stiffness and precise steering | New smoke and alloy color/graphics combination | Lighter weight scalloped crown | | Travel: 80 mm or 100 mm | Adjust: -- | Weight: 80mm 3.74lb. (1.69 kg), 100mm 3.84lb. (1.74 kg) | Spring: HydraAir | Adjust: Positive air pressure via Schrader Valve | Damping: PURE | Adjust: External rebound adjustment, Climb-it Control compression adj. and lockout | Lowers: One piece magnesium | Crown: Forged Aluminum 6061, Bright nickel plated, Scalloped | Steerer Tube: Butted Aluminum | Upper Tubes: 100mm Easton Straightwall, 80mm Easton Taperwall, low friction anodized, 30mm | Colors: Smoke | Recommended Rear Shock: SID Rear | Upgrade: Over SL: Pure damping w/Climb-It Control, Bright Nickel plated crown | Disclaimer: Weights are based on 160mm steerer tube pre-production models and may vary. Actual fork travel may vary +/- 3 mm. Specifications and call-outs are preliminary and are subject to change.

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peng_weiliang
(Hit & Run Reviewer)

" Above average "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 10th Dec 2004 from Singapore

The Review
I had never thought much of this fork at first but after some tuning and riding, it has greatly exceeded my initial expectations. First surprise was its ability to track bumpy terrain with superb precision. With the correct rebound settings, the fork is able to tackle simultaneous bumps without packing up.

Compared to the SID, the duke is nowhere as flexy or light, but it makes up for the latter in the form of 30mm stanchions providing the stiffest ride possible. This stiffness complements the lock-out feature which has a big hit BOV for those unexpected bumps.

Tuning the duke was amazingly simple. Adjusting sag is only a matter of setting the positive air chamber while rebound and compression damping are conveniently adjustable thru external knobs located on either ends of the right fork leg.

The only thing i'll ever complain about the duke is its weight. On the other hand, its superb contour tracking characteristics makes this fork praiseworthy.

Strengths
Big stanchions (30mm) ensures a lvl of stiffness,
awesome adjustability,
lock-out equipped with big hit blow off valve,


Weaknesses
Slightly heavy

Duration of product used
Less than 1 month

Bike Setup
Klein Attitude XV

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Sistem
(Freshie Reviewer)
Reviews Posted: 4

" Nice looking fork that performs. "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 26th Sep 2004 from Singapore

The Review
Great fork with fantastic looks and function. Has a lock out feature that totally stops the fork from moving when turned on. Plush enough for a rider of my weight >50 kg and can adjust the stiffness with the air pump. The sticker of mine has peeled off slightly cause of a crash. But overall i am satisfied with this fork.

Strengths
Great looks with great performance.
Lock out ( tho i hardly use it )

Weaknesses
Sticker peels and scratches easily but hell if you want it to be in mint condition then i guess you won't find out what the fork can do. Squeals a tad when it compress but i guess it is cause of the air , or there is something wrong with my fork but it doesn't bother me enough to complain. And also abit on the expensive side for an average fork.

Duration of product used
3 months

Bike Setup
Giant XtC Team 04 , Mavic 517 , XT non disc hubs , DT Swiss Spokes with Maxxis Larsen TT tires , Deore drivetrain , Avid SD 3 Brakes and a 04 Rockshox Duke Race.

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