RockShox Domain 318 U-Turn

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 great allround fork, the compression and uturn adjust means you can tune it for just about anything, its not to heavy and is very plush, i wouldnt reccomend this for dh racing, as it doesnt soak up little bumps as well as drops/jumps.
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 I've had a bit of a love/hate relationship with this fork, but overall its a sound product! - Suffers from poor stutter bump sensitivity [even after 1½yrs of use], more so even when you tune the compression damping to stop it diving through its travel in corners and under braking - I do find lessening the rebound damping improves its initial plushness, but then it extends quite harshly... basically, its a sound product that inspires confidence through its burly looking chassis and stiffness. Overall, it just about merits its price tag and is probably the best option if you are looking for a budget product like this.
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 Using it for DJ, bit of Street and Freeride Urban. Good for dropping, but I would like it to be more stiff on the hardest setting in Motion Control. Changed from Argyle 318 because it bottomed too much. Works great in woods and good for DH. All in all awesome fork.
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 This is the only fork that i have ever put on a bike and very touched maintenance wise. Very plush, very durable, and very responsive. Make sure you spend the little extra money for the 318, the compression knob is a jewel to have.
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 great fork for the money. sure its small bump compliance isn't as good as say, a totem but it also costd half the price haha. as someone said in the forums, 2/3 of a totem for 1/2 the price. cant really get much better for $650. if your on a budget, just buy it.
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 Got this fork used for my hardtail. First thing you notice is it's a super burly fork, like a lyrik on steroids. U-turn works great, good for climbing. The small bump sensitivity when i got it was pretty bad so I did some searching and found out it was because of the high speed compression shim stack. If you remove the stack it feels like a completely different fork. Now it's super plush and awesome on stutter bumps and rock gardens. Kinda wish there were separate adjustments for LSC and HSC like on the Lyrik/Totem, but it's a cheap fork so you can't really ask for much more.

Overall if you are looking for a cheap, reliable fork with pretty basic adjustments, you can't really go wrong with the Domain. Great Freeride fork out of the box and can be made a great trail/AM fork with the Shim stack mod.
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 pros- everything, great for climbing cause you can drop the travel and jack the compression up high, great for descending fast too due too little flex and heavy duty maxle. compression works, so does rebound. good lsc and good hsc

cons- heard about rebound knob falling out, seems unlikely to me, just warnin, stock springs may be a bit soft for heavier riders.
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 Pros - 20mm axle is amazingly smooth and stiff. 115-160 mm suspension can really make your bike transform allowing it to function perfectly in multiple environments. Compression and rebound adjustments allow for a wide rage of weigh compensation or rider preference tuning. Post mounts are solid for disc brake mounts. Fork looks great with its 35mm stanchions in chrome.
Cons - None I can speak for.
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 Got this fork half way thru last year. Really adjustable, you feel the difference when you turn the dials. Feel solid, versatile, Dj or Dh just dial the travel for the course. Great value for $$$
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Up-Date: I shittacked a big gapper real hard, twice, and kept riding. Found out latr that i bent my sanctions. I was surprised that i did not snap them clean off from the impact, but still choked that they bent. Kinda $ting$ the pocket book.Up date number 2, there is a crack in the lowers where the spring bolts into the bottom and they puked all over my brakes and f*cked what would have been a epic day of riding. NOT COOL!
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 Simple fork for a budget rider, interals are nothing amazing but the adjustments work nicely and and the uturn works great (no wind down or anything like that). small bump sensitivy is lacking and the fork dives though its travel quite easily, but what can you expect from a buget fork?
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 Very versatile for different riding. Easily adjusted. Easy and smooth compression adjustment. Just enough options to make it perform well while still being very easy to use. Also, super reliable. Glad I got one!
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 I bought mine for £190 second hand. my mate also has the same forks which he got for £150.

we have had no problems with them what so ever and as far as im concerned they are well worth the money i paid for them!
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 You don't have to take much care for it, but it works and works and works. It's the only Rock Shox fork I never had a problem with. If the setup is done well, its function is not best, but very good.
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 Great fork for the money! Heavy, but if you can live with that it rides great, is easy to service (love RS for that), looks good, and is durable.
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 very reliable and cheap. u turn is useful for dj and 4x, only problem is there is no markings on the leg to see wot travel you are at. great forks tho
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 Awesome fork that sits perfectly under the Totem and the Lyric in Rockshox's product line. It is a great all round fork which will not let you down for the money.
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 I love this fork! It is a great fork for anyone who doesn't need all the high/low speed dampening crap. Simple and it delivers great overall performance.
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 its sweet. the adjustment kinda sucks cuze its literaly turn it and turn it till its 115mm or 160mm. but its a sick fork handles drops and little things reall well
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 Ihave this form one year. Great fork for fr hardtail. Mayby a little havey but his work is more importmant ;p
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 Got the '07 ones of these. Great for the money. Nearly as good as my far more expensive Lyriks!
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 Really goood. Smooth, a litlle heavy bhut not to much. easy to undertand and change settings. good freeride fork!
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 Cheap, working good, bit heavy.Best choose if you are on budget.Works great for it's price.
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 Solid Fork, servicing is easy
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 real nice plush forks havent failed me yet after 6 months dh/fr
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 this is a verry versitile fork from dj to light dh this fork has it all
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RockShox Domain 318 U-Turn (MSRP $609) — freeride fork.

Specifications Compare to other Forks

Release Date 2009
Price $609
Weight 2902.99 g
Color Options Black, Diffusion Black, White
Travel 115-160 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 Coil
Crown Single
Body Type Magnesium, Maxle 360 20mm axle, post 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 35mm 4130 tapered wall Steel, chrome
Steer Tube 1.125
Damping Motion Control IS (Integrated SpeedStack)
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 with Floodgate fixed at high threshold
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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