Fox Racing DHX 5.0

Fox Racing DHX 5.0

103 Reviews for DHX 5.0

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 Its the only DH shock I have ever run, so I cant compare it to anything else, but i can say that i have run the DHX coils on my DH bikes since 2005, and I have never had an issue, I have had issue with other products, but the DHX just keeps working, and stays buttery smooth. I guess thats why its considered to be the benchmark DH shock.
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 The best shock in market for DH/Freeride bikes, Plain. All the regulations, the progressive, and not bottoming-out of this shock are amazing having in count it will, on the correct bike, find the trail to turn, jump, get speed and land better.
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 Release Date 2009
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Weight 371.94 g
Configurations 7.5x2, 7.875x2.25, 8.5x2.5, 8.75x2.75, 9.5x3.0
Air/Spring Spring
Spring Material Steel
Adjustments Bottom out resistance, Pro Pedal, adjustable tuning rance via schraeder valve, rebound adjustment, coil spring preload.
Shock Body aluminum.
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 This is a worthy upgrade if your frame comes with a vanilla r or something like it. The dhx is a durable easy to adjust allround shock. Becomes really small bump sensitive when properly ridden in. Will give you long lasting and worry free riding.
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 look, everyone loves the DHX. it's plush, rarely bottoms out, low maintenance, and not overly expensive. I'm guessing the people that are reading the recommendations for this are considering buying one so let me give you some advice.
JUST DO IT.
you seriously will not regret it and will probably never buy a different shock again.
words can't explain my love for this baby.
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 I Love my DHX 5.0! Before i had it i used a DHX 3.0 and yeh theres not too much difference between the two but a substantial amount to make it worth buying. If your planning on buying one, get a Ti spring too as it works superbly with one! Funkmeister-J recommends it!
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 I blew up the vanilla RC on my first hard ride. Bought the DHX 5.0 and never looked back. This shock has excellent adjustability and feels very comfortable and plush. I have taken 5' drops to flat and 10' drops to downhill with no issues. I don't have anything bad to say about it and I have ridden with it all season.
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 i like them. simple, rebuildable in your bathroom, look really cool, and they are from my home town so that is cool. i never use the propedal but it does work to eliminate bob. if you downhill with the propedal on you ride higher in the bikes travel which is a kinda useful feature if its a course with ground clearance issues.
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 What else can be said about this shock? Do you want to experiment with other brands or do you want to just get a fox and know your shit will work forever? Ok, not forever, but a damn long time and with proper maintenance, even longer!
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 I have run a few of these shox and they are great. I have had very good luck with my 5.0 and even went back to one after switching to the newer RC4. The adjustability of this shock just makes sense and is easy to get dialed in. BombProof
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 Fox shox has been at the top of the DH racing line for years. I've never ridden a shock with more plush feeling travel yet still enough ramp up at the end of the travel to prevent bottom out on even some of the harshest drops out there.
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 i like them. simple, rebuildable in your bathroom, look really cool, and they are from my home town so that is cool. i never use the propedal but it does work to eliminate bob. if you downhill with the propedal on you ride higher in the bikes travel which is a kinda useful feature if its a course with ground clearance issues.
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 great shock, needs rebuilt more often than others .pro pedal is ok on ascents where your just trying to get to a descent, but must be off for this, slows shock speed despite other settings.
but has a great feel when set up right
very capable
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 look, everyone loves the DHX. it's plush, rarely bottoms out, low maintenance, and not overly expensive. I'm guessing the people that are reading the recommendations for this are considering buying one so let me give you some advice. JUST DO IT. you seriously will not regret it and will probably never buy a different shock again. words can't explain my love for this baby
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 Good shock that keeps me going fast! Then with an added Ti spring it's pretty light to boot! I'm sure shocks with more adjustability can work better but unless you know what you are doing you can royally screw up your ride. .. the FOX DHX coil is dialed!
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 I have the dhx 4.0 and it is real nice. it's super easy to adjust, especially the propedal which is really good when u need to have a quick change if u need to climb. super good shock, 10/10.
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 i love this shock defenetly the best feeling one of all of foxs other shocks it doesnt even compare i use for freeriding and have it hooked up with my fox 40s and it works like a champ
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 Nice shock, great for freeride,downhill. Has rebound, pro pedal and bottom out adjustments. Love the coil better than air for the biking im doing, except coils dont have lockout on them. But great shock.
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 amazing rear shock. i have owned 2. one on my 2006 kona coiler, and one on my 2008 demo 7 2. super tunable, and super plush. highly recomend it. better than the roco wc that i had on my kona stab supreme.
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 Fanastic shock. Plenty of adjustability and works flawlessly. There's a reason there are so many out there - they're just so good! I'm running a ti spring with it, and it feels amazing. The best shock I've ridden for money.
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 Fanastic shock. Plenty of adjustability and works flawlessly. There's a reason there are so many out there - they're just so good!

I'm running a ti spring with it, and it feels amazing. The best shock I've ridden for money.
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 never had any problems on this shox. it works so well. its got a bottom out knod. never bottomed out this shox when i go off big drops and land flat or casing a jump. this shox is completly smooth hitting bumps.
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 the DHX 3.0 is really good too, just as strong, not as adjustable! you just can't seem to go wrong in buying Fox, everything is TOP NOTCH PERFORMANCE, and will work as good as new for years.
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 this thing is unbelievable and will never let you down like others i know of. its really easy set or adjust for that just right riding experience a recommendation for anyone who rides tactical downhill tracks
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 I have the 4.0 and its still better than any other company out there esspacialy for manitou because the rebound is very quick and took a little getting used to but its the best rear shock ever
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 It's a nice looking shifter and shifts 'ok' however it still isn't as crisp as the XT's I used too run. I've had the X-0's in for adjustment at least three times and and cables replaced and still lacks the quick shifting of my Shimano XT shifters. I'd have to say that I'm going back to Shimano, maybe it's just my experience because seems like everybody here loves the XO.
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 Buy the Ti spring! Put it on anything that has the ability to run this shock. In the near future I will have it on everything from a 6" DJ bike to my Intense 951. My only gripe...it doesn't come in enough lengths.
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 Had one of these for about a year now. Taken this thing off everything and it has just eats it all up. Never had to do any work on this. Only con is finding the correct spring size for a few shock sizes
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 Fantastic Shock Overall! I used it on an 2004 Norco Shore. After very little tuneing the bike felt plush yet bottomless. The propedal is impressive and the bottom out adjustment makes it my favorite shock.

10/10 !
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 This is The thing to ride, I love mine (dhx 4) but is really good feel, the only thing i dont like it the preload collar doesnt turn to tighten the spring, but overall im happy of it.
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 Versatile, super plush, with wide range of adjustments. Includes all the characteristics of suspension you may ever want. Might be beaten only by DHX RC4.
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 awesome shock, goes well, adjustings mint, always runs good feels like the day i brought it. holds the bike down through the rough stuff and keeps the ride smooth.
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 i love my DHX 5.0. Great shock, lots of adjustment. Extremely plush. Just feels great. And of course its a Fox.
Hockeynut recommends it!
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 Just works Nice, and simple to adjust, even bad adjusted works with some dignity, spares available, But Elka Stage 5 is Much Better, even Better than the RC4
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 It has so many adjustments, the propedal works great, its not ridiculously expensive, and it looks great. Another bonus is that you can send it into PUSHD for a rebuild.
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 i have one of these but personally i would rather ride a Cane Creek Double Barre, i would recommend the cane creek over this shock any day, BUY THE CANE CREEK DOUBLE BARREL
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 great product
cant get any plusher than this
this shock is available i a wider variety of sizes which is nicer and it is lighter than any other contender. AMAZING SHOCK
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 I recommend the Fox Racing DHX 5.0 for performance and reliability. Dial in 9 minutes to your liking and the propeda works amazing.
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 this is a relly good suspension for racing, it's light, and very togh, nice it's pretty easy to calibrate, and i've seen some kits for racing.. so you can make it smoother
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 things just awsome, great addjust i was going to get somthing else beasuse it doesent have compression adjust but it doesent matter at all shock rocks super responcive
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 The Fox DHX 5.0 is one of the most used, and renowned shocks on the market. Developed over the years, Fox has refined this shock to a precise piece of machinery.
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 It is burly enough to survive through the best of us. I think that its cousin RC4 is loosing a bit without the bottom out adjustment, but hey, Fox knows best?
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 Very happy with this shock it came stock on my Cove G-spot frame(7.5x2). The Pro Pedal is nice and Bottom out resistance works well.
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 great shock. cant go wrong with the fox dhx rang. amazing shock. have ad it on my bike since i got it and hasent gon wrong. handles big drops and rock gardens. perfect.
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 very adjustable, not bad on the weight. Incredibly versatile, can be used for freeride, DH, slopestyle and just about anything you can throw at it.
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 All around amazing, reliable product. It has failed on me, super responsive. If set up right this can be the ultimate weapon. Cant wait for the RC4!
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 great shock, does everything quietly without any problems. great range of adjustment. much better than my old progressive 5th.
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 I find this to be a solid, simple performer. I just changed oil on mine, new O-Rings and seals, added Red Line Red Oil and it's like BUTTER!
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 Nice shock. Lots of adjustables to play about with. just make sure you get the air pressure spot on and the right weight spring
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 Just a great shock! everything you would look for in one with great, effective adjustments. The paint on the spring comes off over time but that is like 4 years.
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 Awesome shock, Pretty light, especially with Ti spring. Not as bottomless as other shocks, like marzocchi roco, but feels progressive and super plush
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 So awesome, does more then everything that i need. Takes super big hits without an issue. Used on several down hill bikes from specialized and giant.
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 Cant really say much more than has already been said, love this shock, just feels bottomless will take a battering and easy to maintain once you know how.
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 love this shock, low maintenance , super plush and very adjustable . Would recommend it to anyone looking to buy a great shock at a low cost.
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 just got it on my kona stab rides well but i think am gonna have to get it valved for my bike.but i highly reccomend it for the money
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 One of the best shocks I have ever ridden with. Super smooth and packed with useful adjustments. All round and amazing shock.
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 This shock as brilliant! easy adjust on the go. Just about to have mine serviced at TFTune so should be even better! not that it can get much better
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 All I can say about this shock is that it is the best i've rode on and I will be sticking with it for some time!
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 the dhx 5.0 is awsome you can throw anything at it and it will take it and you will have a soft ride
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 Been riding with it on my specialized enduro. Its a great piece of equipment. Its paired with Fox Talas on my bike.
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 Super plush,
Infinitley tuneable,and it never feels like it will bottom out with that plush stroke.
Must for big hits/jumps
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 just buy it

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 Propedal, bottom out resistance few of the many ajustments!!! soild rear shock!
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 mines sick no cons i put a titanium spring on mine. its easy as to self tune this shock and the pro pedal really helps
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 I run this shock and it is awesome. So so smooth and works really well. :-)
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 i love my dhx 5 i wouldnt ever buy a different shock if you get it tuned just right its flawless and amazing.
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 Bottom out resistance, Pro Pedal, adjustable tuning rance via schraeder valve, rebound adjustment, coil spring preload.
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 I dont have one yet!! but im told this is the BEST SHCK YOU CAN BUY.
YOU WILL BE SHOCKED BY YOUR RESULTS!!
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 Love how smooth and plush this shock is. i have a 5.0 on my 06 giant faith 1. Its also so adjustable and easy to use.
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 A beuatifull creation again from Fox. Bloody smooth with best adjustability out there
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 had this on my banshee chaparal a while go and it took anything...................................................
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 probably most used shock in the business, and you can see why in the results, its just perfect.. no problems atall
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 Overall great feeling shock. Adjustments are easy to make which make initial setup a breeze!
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 realy good shock when you get it set up for your own bike. which isnt hard with all the external adjustment.
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 Suave, f├ícil de afinar, resistente.
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 Lots of adjustments...works great
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 works amazing. one of best shocks ever.
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 acebear13 Recommend's this product
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 really good strong shock works well!
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 Great solid shock, lots of sick adjustments.
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 love this shock smooth great adjustibility and easy to setup.
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 best shock in the world!! Big Grin
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 very good back shock. Very smoothe like their fox 40's
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 insane for dh and freeride makes it much smoother
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 awesome shock i would recommend it to any one that rides dh fr
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 just what a rear shock needs to be
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 completly amazing shock!!!
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 Great preformance no cons all pros
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 this shock is brilliant. great adjustment, great everything really!!
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 super plush! propedal is amazing--overall great shock
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 this is the most amazing shock i have ever road thats all there is to it
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 This is splendid !Big Grin
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 awesome shocks
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 love this thing
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 great product
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 Beastage of a shock!
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 Looks good Rides GREAT!
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 really sick
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 super sexy
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 it feels nice
'nuff said
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 its exstreme
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 Hella rad
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Fox Racing DHX 5.0 (MSRP $0) — The Fox DHX 5.0 is one of the most used, and renowned shocks on the market. Developed over the years, Fox has refined this shock to a precise piece of machinery.

Specifications Compare to other Shocks

Release Date 2009
Price
Weight 371.94 g
Configurations 7.5x2, 7.875x2.25, 8.5x2.5, 8.75x2.75, 9.5x3.0
Air/Spring Spring
Spring Material Steel
Adjustments Bottom out resistance, Pro Pedal, adjustable tuning rance via schraeder valve, rebound adjustment, coil spring preload.
Shock Body aluminum.

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