Fox Racing Van R

Fox Racing Van R

31 Reviews for Van R

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 this is amazing, easy to install for me anyways. soaks up everything in its path, nice and stable at high speed. some of our berms have massive breaking bumps this eats it to crap. Got it from mojo suspension very quick delivery. I havent even worn it in yet and all ready it makes the ride sooo smooth 9 out of 10 just misses the controlling of the pro-pedal but still sick
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 great shock. came stock on my bike and it work perfectly. the only bad thing is there are no adjustments except for rebound and tightening and loosening the spring. im going to keep this till it break which will be a while i guess!
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 I would give this a 5 out of 10 stock because of the lack of adjustments. Rebound and tightening or loosening the spring isn't enough... Buying other springs of the right weight and size is a pain.

Mine was rebuilt by PUSH and there isn't a high enough rating for it once it was rebuilt. I think it makes my bike roll better on trails than my home boys Rocky Element.
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 overall the best shock out there.....
as far as it goes fox's rear shocks wipe the floor with almost all the manufacturers the only ones that can really keep up with them are ridiculously expensive think ccdb and bos stoy
there are gains to be had from getting a rc4 but remember all the adjustments are only any good if you know exactly what to do with them.
for the majority of riders this is better as it is a bit lighter then a rc4 its simpler than a rc4 and because there's less adjustments its basically set up ready so instead of sessioning a track trying to get it dialled in you can just ride it like a boss !! its really sensitive and the way it controls the stroke beggers belief. its pretty cheap too and yes it destroys vivids and roco's mine feels pretty well the same as my mates dhx4. the new one gets a compression adjuster too so theres even a nice blue dial.

bottom line is this is more than enough shock for most people and if youre very particular about your set up you can have it valved for as little as 45 quid next time you get it serviced and then you can geet it to feel pretty much how you like... either way you win....

im not for a minute going to suggest that this is better than fox's higher tier dhx line but its as good as.. and you cant ask for much more than that!!
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 I have a very early version of his shock ('04) and it performs very well. The controls are pretty stiff and i need to use pliers to turn them. This may, howewer, be due to the previous owner allowing them to get a little rusty. The shock is otherwise very good. nice and stiff with a smooth travel.
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 This shock is a real budget shock for those who do not take riding to serious. Bashers who appreciate to ride once in a while. But if you do take riding seriously. Upgrade to a dhx 4 or a dhx 5. Trust me it is worth it.
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 Simple, easy, bombproof suspension.

No frills, no gimmicks. Just a nice sturdy shock to ride on. It's not the best feeling shock, but you can plan on leaving a crash with it intact.
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 Release Date 2009
Price
Weight 335.65 g
Configurations 7.5x2, 7.875x2.25, 8.5x2.5, 8.75x2.75, 9.5x3.0
Air/Spring Spring
Spring Material Steel
Adjustments coil spring preload, reboud adjustment
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 I have this on my Slash5 and it is a good shock and it is also custom tuned. It is super plush and it doesn't have all the stuff that get buggered up on the more expensive shocks.
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 Just like the Van, this is an easy to use shock. Built in, ride until it breaks (if this should ever happen, just take care of it and it won't) then buy a new one. 160 euros aren't much for the functionality of this shock.
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 Currently riding on VAN.R they are great shocks and absorb the impact of roots and drops very well. Also its still working perfectly after around 2years
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 Adjustable and great, never failed on me and take in alot of shock, and also had great rebound. Based on the DHX shock, but much better.
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 This shock is Bombproof, plush, reliable, easily tunable. Even better when Push custom tunes it. I think it looks pretty darn cool too.
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 its sickkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
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 works good not too may adjustments but i dont know how to work any of them anyways. maybe the sag adjustment could be a little smoother but still an awesome shock.
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 a great shock have it for dh on my big hit and have had no problems great for freeride and dh real robust can take a battering
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 very suprized on how well it performs for such a lower end shock super plush feels great, seems bottomless and very simple , awesome shock
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 it is so simple but is works soo good i traded my budy for my dhx 3 air and will never go back....i love this shock
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 Super awesome, I use four of these babies! and they all perform perfectly tested in NZ and Whistler's famous A-line
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 this is the best shock i've ever had, event thought i only had one very performing and this one is the one, I really like it
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 This is a great product by Fox Racing this shock is recomended to downhill freeriding or all mountain this is a great shock
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 Great functioning.
Very reliable, almost no maintenance.
Only rebound adjust but for the price can't ask for much more.
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 awesome shock for it price i got on my norco i love it but you have to have the right spring to truly enjoy it
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 Super responsive and reliable. I wouldn't trust any other company. Fox has been in the suspension busssiness for ever.
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 awesome sock! i have it on my slolom bike its super smooth and ive never had any problems with it!! i love it.
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 This is a great entry level shock..never let me down. As an entry level shock its amazing so thats who I recommend it for.
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 im running this shock on my iron horse ans it is smooth plush and can take a fare punch
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 its ok i like it and i have 1 and it dusent let me dawne like othere 1
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 comes stock on most bikes and its a decint shock for any bike
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 Great shock but needed to change the spring
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 nice
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Fox Racing Van R (MSRP $0) — Fox's answer to a budget friendly shock, the Van R. Light and durable, the Van R is based on the same Chassis as the DHX shock.

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Release Date 2009
Price
Weight 335.65 g
Configurations 7.5x2, 7.875x2.25, 8.5x2.5, 8.75x2.75, 9.5x3.0
Air/Spring Spring
Spring Material Steel
Adjustments coil spring preload, reboud adjustment

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