Dissapointed with Rockshox ZEB

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Posted: Jun 21, 2021 at 3:49 Quote
8tom8 wrote:
So what’s the verdict of this, I’m thinking about buying a lyric ultimate off bike discount due to the low price or should I save and buy one from tf tuned where they strip down the fork and check it all over but it’s around 200 pounds more?

Will it actually work out any cheaper by the time HMRC have sent you a bill?

Posted: Jun 21, 2021 at 4:06 Quote
I bought mine off bikester.co.uk from Germany (!)

It was £649 and arrived in six days including the Sunday I ordered it. The advertised price is the price you pay on bikester. All tax and duty is included, and it gets delivered by UPS.

Very happy with the service.

Posted: Jun 21, 2021 at 5:19 Quote
jaame wrote:
I bought mine off bikester.co.uk from Germany (!)

It was £649 and arrived in six days including the Sunday I ordered it. The advertised price is the price you pay on bikester. All tax and duty is included, and it gets delivered by UPS.

Very happy with the service.

Great to see that they're catching up with the situation. That's a lot better than the lottery that was happening towards the start of the year. I've bought loads of stuff from Bikester in the past, as well as Bike Discount and always had good experiences.

Posted: Jun 21, 2021 at 5:34 Quote
Some of the German retailers are no longer shipping to the UK since Brexit.. you go to checkout and it tells you. Some others clearly state it on the website.

Posted: Jun 21, 2021 at 7:21 Quote
Yeah r2 bike says they won’t ship to the UK

Posted: Jun 22, 2021 at 10:14 Quote
Fork model –
Rockshox Zeb Ultimate - 160mm (66 degree head angle – 2018 Specialized enduro)


Basically I have 3 issues.

• Pressure is at least 5psi off for my weight (setup with 1 token): Actual pressure/weight/sag - 65psi/80kg/16%
Recommended pressure/weight/sag - 70psi/80kg/20%

• They are very fast, I have rebound set 2 or 3 clicks from the slowest (and it’s still semi-fast), Rockshox setting is 8 clicks from slowest.

• HSC damping has no or very little effect.

Is it just me or is this fork a bit shit? It's like it has very little real world adjustment, definitely not got the damping control to match the beefy build /looks. Not what I was used to on my ohlins rxf 36, and not particularly confidence inspiring on any kind of medium / large jumps. I'm not far off warrantying mine - actually just trying to work out if there is something wrong with it.

Posted: Jun 22, 2021 at 11:53 Quote
bmxconan wrote:
Fork model –
Rockshox Zeb Ultimate - 160mm (66 degree head angle – 2018 Specialized enduro)


Basically I have 3 issues.

• Pressure is at least 5psi off for my weight (setup with 1 token): Actual pressure/weight/sag - 65psi/80kg/16%
Recommended pressure/weight/sag - 70psi/80kg/20%

• They are very fast, I have rebound set 2 or 3 clicks from the slowest (and it’s still semi-fast), Rockshox setting is 8 clicks from slowest.

• HSC damping has no or very little effect.

Is it just me or is this fork a bit shit? It's like it has very little real world adjustment, definitely not got the damping control to match the beefy build /looks. Not what I was used to on my ohlins rxf 36, and not particularly confidence inspiring on any kind of medium / large jumps. I'm not far off warrantying mine - actually just trying to work out if there is something wrong with it.

Seems to me like you are running too much pressure. Do not consider rock shox recommendation, only your sensations.

Posted: Jun 22, 2021 at 22:04 Quote
Danzzz88 wrote:
Well I did cycle the hell out of the fork deeply compressing it by hand like a madman about 50 times and it has freed up a bit so hoping it does bed in like you say. I hate those components like brakes that don't work after the bike has been upside down or forks that constantly need to be babied to stay stiction free for 5 mins.

Pull the lower legs off, take the airspring out, also the top cap, where the Schrader-valve is, clean the tube very carefully, so there's nothing, clean airspring-assembly, then apply only a smallish amount of grease (sram Butter or something), then put airspring-assembly back in, then put maybe 1ml of 0W-30 oil in the air spring from the hole on top, then put back together as with any lower leg service and boom, your fork should work better.

Posted: Jun 23, 2021 at 4:25 Quote
TibZ wrote:
bmxconan wrote:
Fork model –
Rockshox Zeb Ultimate - 160mm (66 degree head angle – 2018 Specialized enduro)


Basically I have 3 issues.

• Pressure is at least 5psi off for my weight (setup with 1 token): Actual pressure/weight/sag - 65psi/80kg/16%
Recommended pressure/weight/sag - 70psi/80kg/20%

• They are very fast, I have rebound set 2 or 3 clicks from the slowest (and it’s still semi-fast), Rockshox setting is 8 clicks from slowest.

• HSC damping has no or very little effect.

Is it just me or is this fork a bit shit? It's like it has very little real world adjustment, definitely not got the damping control to match the beefy build /looks. Not what I was used to on my ohlins rxf 36, and not particularly confidence inspiring on any kind of medium / large jumps. I'm not far off warrantying mine - actually just trying to work out if there is something wrong with it.

Seems to me like you are running too much pressure. Do not consider rock shox recommendation, only your sensations.

Any softer and I bottom them out, i've tried 2 and 3 tokens and less pressure, just seems to get harsh, I've f*cked about a bit tbh. Anyway what I'm trying to answer definitively is does the HSC actually do anything. I feel no difference in the carpark or on the trail.

Posted: Jun 23, 2021 at 5:44 Quote
I had a Totem in 2011 with the HSC and LSC. The HSC did nothing at all. Now I have a Zeb Select and the LSC appears to do nothing.

I’m guessing your HSC does nothing.

Posted: Jun 23, 2021 at 5:58 Quote
jaame wrote:
I had a Totem in 2011 with the HSC and LSC. The HSC did nothing at all. Now I have a Zeb Select and the LSC appears to do nothing.

I’m guessing your HSC does nothing.

Yep my LSC does work although there's like 20 clicks and 2 clicks from fully open does me Rolleyes

Posted: Jun 23, 2021 at 6:41 Quote
These Rockshox dampers are a pile of shit, I was going to upgrade my Select damper to a Charger 2.1...but not willing to pay £300 for a slightly better pile of shit that still doesn't work properly. For that price could just drop an Avy cartridge in there.

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