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Old 04-01-03, 11:02 PM   #1
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thinking about buying a few year old boxxer is it a good idea

I'm thinking about buying a used boxxer and just replace the springs when I need to... you can do that can't you? I know on the new ones the travel is 6-7 inches and I really like that, are there any years that are either less or more?
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Didn't you ask this question before?????

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No, I've talked about buying used bike frames but not used forks then replacing the springs. If you can give me a link that shows that I have done this thread already then I will ask Joe to delete this... is this an April fools joke??
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YEs you can change the springs...not sure about differences in years...
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Dewd, calm down, you've asked every question there is to ask, and I've answered almost every one with a solid and sound opinion. Didja miss drinking your coffee today?????

Regardless, someone asked about swapping for an old boxxer that a friend owned. If it wasn't you then sorry! CHILL!

Yes, you can change springs. Yes, they're expensive. Yes, the Boxxer is a great fork.

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Here's the thread!:01'-02' Rockshox BoXXer's.. what's your thoughts?

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didn't mean to sound like I was flipping out about it. thanks for the info. buying the springs would be cheaper than buying a new fork though.
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I shall answer in this thread rather then bringing up the old one.

The bigest differance between the new Boxxers and the old ones is the valving. On the older ones you need to run a heavier weight oil (20 to 30 wt) to get them set up right. On the newer ones the valving works better so a lighter weight oil (7 to 10 wt) can be used. Also, you might want to consider changing the fork seals if they have not been changed already.

How much do you weigh? You may not need change the springs unless they are to stiff or soft for you.

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I weigh 165 lbs. I may not need to replace the springs right away but I was thinking about the future. How do I know when I need to replace the springs? Do you have any suggestions on where to buy new springs?
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I weigh 165 lbs. I may not need to replace the springs right away but I was thinking about the future. How do I know when I need to replace the springs? Do you have any suggestions on where to buy new springs?


How do you know when to replace the springs.....if the fork feels too STIFF or if it feels TOO SOFT. Suggestions where to buy them? www.google.com Type in rock shox boxxer springs, or any variation until you find a place to buy them.
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Springs don't wear out! Usually the fork is toast long before the spings have fatigued any! Different spring rates are dependent on rider weight. Is the person you're buying the fork from a clydesdale or is he/she about your same weight? Ask them if they swapped out the stock springs for heavier ones. Chances are if they did, they still have the stock ones they'll give you. For your weight, the stock springs will probably be fine! Check out RS website for a rider weight guideline!

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Is the person you're buying the fork from a clydesdale or is he/she about your same weight?

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dont do it used bike foks are a headache most important when buying used freeride equpment
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