RockShox Argyle 409

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63 Reviews for Argyle 409

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 just got my 409 the other day, its amazing! i cant even explain how much better it is than my '08 dj2. loving all the adjustments, you can make it perfect for any application, even XC! its a little bit lighter, but it feels SO much better it might as well be 10 lbs lighter. my riding basically improved as soon as i installed it. he maxle is awesome too, now it takes 2 seconds for me to take my wheel off to put my bike in the car. if your considering buying this fork, do it! you wont regret it!
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 They're decent. Had a fair bit of problems with them, although when I had them I was fairly new to biking and wasn't aware of the importance of tuning, and taking care of your bike so they kinda fell apart. They felt pretty nice. I recommend, if you can, get the new RCT. RockShox made a big improvement there.
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 bought the 409's a couple weeks ago they took atleast a pound off my bike, and all the adjustments are insane can fit any riders likings. The maxle is the best thing ever made so east to take off and the ridges to rest your tire on so you dont have to wiggle it around to get the maxle on you just slide it in. they come with a fork pump which i think is awsome. expensive but definetly worth it!
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 great fork..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
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 soo much better than Marzocchi DJ range. I've had mine for ages and nothings gone wrong, very little maintainance required and huge adjustability with the air spring and floodgate. Super strong and fairly lightweight aswell, i'd recommend them to anyone who rides trails, street or park. I'm not a particularly heavy guy but i run loads of pressure in them so they feel like rigids but soften any hard hits or flat landings. i had a crash a while back and dented the stanchion but it still works fine a year on Smile
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 such a sweet set of forks, ive got the 08 model and they havnt put a foot wrong since i got tthem. perfect for jumpin take all the hits, smooth as f**k, ive even rien abit of downhill on them. only little downside to them is the rebound adjust will fall off if you take a hard hit so i recomend takin it off and keeping it safe. best jump for ever
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 i've had this forks for a little while now, and they're just about the best DJ forks you can buy.

pros: they're super light and super stiff! (unlike some marzocchis) and the motion control lets you adjust the forks stiffness, so you can run them as hard or soft as you like! awesome colour too!

cons:pricey, not good if you dont like purple....
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 have the purpletrators on my dob and in my opinion the best fork i have riden thus far and i have been on quite a few different forks like pikes and djs and these are by far the best..this fork is light and stong as hell, i am 150 pounds and i run 200 psi in my fork and it is sex it goes from stiff but not extremely stiff you soft but not too soft with a turn off the knob ..i would recomend this fork to
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 probably the best jump/street fork i have ever ridden, regretting selling them for a pair of rigids. I miss them, i had mine set at 80mm and found it perfect, the quick release is the easiest thing to use i loved them
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 I use to have a argyle 318 until I bought a solo air kit for it. This fork is lite and strong, Mine weighs 4.7 LBS comparing to my old fork, a 2006 DJ3 that weighed around 6.3 LBS, the argyle kills it 100%
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 I have a 2008 409, and it is great. Super smooth, stiff, and adjustable, so you can dial it in to exactly what you want it to feel like. I have been riding it for almost a full season now, and it has been amazing.
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 I have the 409 in Punishmint [green] and I love it. Pros: It ramps up very good and the travel is smooth. Good strength to weight ratio. Cons: None so far. This is the best jump fork I know of.
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 An awsome fork! I use it for everything. I have lower it to 80mm travel. Love!

Pros-everything
cons-maybe the weight a little bit and the brake moutns which i dont need, but hand for freeride riders Wink
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 These forks are great for street, dirt, slopestyle and everything else. Pros like Brandon Semenuk, Greg Watts, and many others ride these because they are the best for what they are for.
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 I ride these same forks exsept ther a light green, great for, love the axel holder and the bounce in the forks! I have them on a Cannondale Chase 1 2008, love the whole bike exsept i need my forks rebuilt! Smile
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 could be abit better. small bump sensitivity was rubbish, felt sticky the first 1cm of travel even after a service and lubing everything up. would go for a Marzo dj over these
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 absolutely love these forks :p
theyre light
strong and are soooo sososososo sooo smooth
only thing ive had is they let a drop or two of oil out not and then...haha
amazing forks tho Smile
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 Man this fork is like the perfect fork for a dirt jumper who cant buy 1000$ components. Its strong, light and durable as f*ck.
BTW its not worth 570 its worth quite a bit more.
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 This is the best fork I've had.Easy to tune.It feels plush yet stable.You can setup absolutely everything in it (rebound,compression,flood gate,air).Oh and did you noticed the price?
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 good price and good quality and come in some pretty sick colors, strong through axel unlike some of my other forks. good clamping set up
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 INSANE fork soo much better than any DJs. there are just soo many adjust,ments you can do to fit your riding style and preferences. GREAT FORK
10/10
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 tbh these are the first dj forks i've owned so cant compare them to others but i love them sooo much ! will never change them, argyles ftw !!!
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 Great great fork one of the best you can get for your money and the low speed to lock out with the internal floodgate is great it is verry light I love them.
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 i just got the 2010 one and it feels amazing, compression adjustment has rebound control for 2010 def. recommend this product
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 these forks are amazing
the motion control is awsome, they are strong as hell
the quick relealse is ultra-easy to use
no cons that i have found after 2 weeks of strong use
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 Getting this fork on friday and i've tried them before, soooo nice. i was going to get 318s but for a little more money you can get these well worth the extra money
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 I have the 2008 in mint and i love them! great adjustablility for all round use and have never had a single problem Big Grin my mint ones are mint tho (double meaning there!)
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 super smooth and very very light, very strong and rigid and has great design, good for pirce and lockout/motion control is brilliant for fine tuning
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 Very adjustable, maxel 360 is great, shame about the colour, I'd have preferred my 409 to have been in black or white but none the less, great tough fork
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 Brilliant fork, good compression system, easily lowered and much more varied for each rider with the ability to adjust air pressure.
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 Got the new 09 fork Smile and it is outstanding. there is so much ajustibility and you can tune it just how you like it, love the fork!!
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 These are awesome... only downpoints are they are not quite as smooth as fox and pretty heavy. But on the plus they are very strong and adjustable!
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 its a sick fork, perfect for dirtjumpinmg and street riding. 20 mm maxle is super strong and easy to take off if you get a flat or something
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 Light, Looks awesome, totally adjustable, rides amazing, what more do you want from a fork? Smile .
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 Light, sweet locking and very easy to set up to your riding style! It's also very easy to take service on, no need for special tools!
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 good forks, i have mine set at 80mm works really well great for dirt jumping, street and park. I wouldnt reccomend for freeride.
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 Awesome for DJ and light rocky trails. Not great for large rock gardens but can take a good sized drop
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 Great forks and quite a good price. Well known and pretty much everyone has them but they do leak a bit
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 Awesome fork, Plenty of adjustments, could set it up exactly to my preference. Never had any issues.
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 so good its like riding a cloud lol its clunky when a seal is blown though so you will know when it happens hahaha
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 brilliant fork, light weight, strong, fully adjustable, great colours, the best D.J fork out there!!
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 Light an just feel nice an fast without topin out. Real strong an look real good cant go wrong with them.
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 it is great i have been riding mine for 2 months now and it feels amazing.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 ran these for a year and abit, no problems, all sound, light strong. Good buy
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 Really good forks! better in green though! only looks but i prefer the green
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 Best fork i've ever owned... super plush yet ramps up real nice and stiff, seriously perfect fork for dirt/street use.
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 AMAZING FORK!
super light, super easy to adjust, and perfect for dirt jumping, street, park or anything you could think of!
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 Amazing fork. Proformance is incredible and the style of this fork is so smooth
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 Absolutley sick forks, light and strong as hell. look awesome in purple too. they have never let me down
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 sick forks make a good setup run near ridgid or soft as a fart strong nice colours shame about weight
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 Super smooth, good adjustments, all around good fork
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 i have the 07 model and its perfect in my eyes for street and park riding.
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 Crashin recomends this fine product.
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 this fork is the perfect fork for dj and park bike
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 just a brill fork cant find anything wrong with it!!
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 Kick ass fork!
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 theses forks are amazing
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 They are sweet!
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 Great fork, Very tunable
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 THEY ARE REALLY NICE
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 i recommend this fork
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RockShox Argyle 409 (MSRP $570) — Dirtjumping/Freeride Fork.

Specifications Compare to other Forks

Release Date 2009
Price $570
Weight 2354.14 g
Color Options Black, Purpletrator
Travel 100 mm
Travel - refers to the distance the wheel can move in respect to the frame. Typically measured in millimeters, most forks range from 80 to 203 mm of travel
Spring Air
Crown Single
Body Type Magnesium, Maxle 360 20mm axle, IS disc mount .
Rebound External Rebound
Rebound - is how quick your fork returns to a fully extended position after being compressed. Almost all after-market forks feature external rebound adjustment for easy fine tuning.
Stanchion material 32mm, 4130 tapered wall Steel, chrome
Steer Tube 1.125
Damping Motion Control
Damping - The process of absorbing the energy of impacts transmitted through the forks or rear shock during the compression stroke, and absorbing the energy of the spring during the rebound stroke.
DropOut Options Maxle
Compression Low speed compression to 'Lock' with internal Floodgate
Compression - This is the damping circuit that absorbs the compression energy force on the damper. Compression damping is used to adjust how quickly a fork or rear shock compresses when hitting a bump, and is adjustable on some products. When compression damping is too soft, this condition allows most of the available travel to be used without attaining control of the wheel. When it's adjusted too firmly, the wheel will jump or "dance" about when hitting small bumps, again failing to gain control of the wheel.
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