Last month I received my new 2010 Boxxer from Dunbar and threw it straight onto the front of my Devinci Wilson 4! I decided I needed to test it out to see what all the hype was about, so me and Rob headed up to Seymour for a run on what I think is one of the gnarliest, roughest tracks on the shore, Neds! (when your fully pinned).
For those of you that don’t know much about Neds, this track is comparable to the World Cup track in Fort William Scotland in that there are loose boulders scattered over the trail with big compression holes that like to catch your wheels and throw you into the massive roots and rocks scattered through out the trail.
As we get to the top of the trail head, Rob looks over at me and takes off pinned! The first section has gnarly steps made of roots and rocks that you double up once you begin to pick your speed up, I instantly began to feel the buttery feeling in the fork. I was already blowing through the travel of the fork slamming it into massive loose rocks only to realize that I was still in total control of the bike. 20 seconds down the trail and I am blown away at what a different level these forks are on, compared to so many others that I have ridden. After about a minute down the trail I had to stop and tell Rob “This is F$%#ing ridiculous! I can’t feel a thing with these forks and they are tracking everywhere I want them to!” I took off again and began to feel an amazing amount of confidence in the fork, so I decided to test these bad boys out a little. I decided to double up this root section that I had done a couple of times before. I go for it and just as I’m in the air I think to myself UH OH! There, right where my front wheel needed to go was a loose boulder the size of my chest on the landing, pointing right at me. I was nose heavy into it already, the only thing I could do was lean back on the bike and hope for the best. Goosh! was all I remember and then of a sudden I went from "oh no!", to "That was awesome!" The fork soaked it up like it was just a little baby head! My ass was saved from annihilation by 8 inches of RockShox genius! And no, I'm not sponsored by SRAM, I'm saying that because they are amazing!Andrew and the 2010 RockShox Boxxer in action:
Since that first day, I have been relentlessly hammering these for over a month and have found NO weaknesses!
This fork really brings suspension forks to a whole new level of riding capabilities right out of the box. My rating on this fork on a level of crap to sick, it rates very Sick
!Rob from Dunbar walks us through the new 2010 Boxxer and what makes it so special. Andrew then shows us what it is capable of:
By Andrew Mitchell - 2008 Canadian National DH Champion
Video produced by:Kaizen Visuals
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