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Old 10-20-04, 04:16 AM   #1
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are rockshox judy TT's that bad?

i have been told to avoid these forks like the plague but are they really that bad?
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Old 10-20-04, 05:10 AM   #2
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For the price. No.
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They are durable and smooth, but heavy and lack a lot of adjustments that racers want. Basically, in the biking world, if you are paying little money for something, someone will say its a piece of crap. Don't listen to them, listen to yourself.
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For the price. No.

Couldn't agree more!

It's like comparing a Honda Civic to a BMW 740.

Is the Honda a bad car? No, but it doesn't have all the features that the 740 has!
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ALTHOUGH, if you are planning to jump etc. on it, it is a bad fork due to its lack of strength. For normal trail riding though, its pretty good for the money, a good entry level fork. Might not last too long though.
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ok to put it into perspective then, comparing the judy TT to a RST gila c4?
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ALTHOUGH, if you are planning to jump etc. on it, it is a bad fork due to its lack of strength. For normal trail riding though, its pretty good for the money, a good entry level fork. Might not last too long though.

thats a shame cos the bike i was looking at with em on is a so called "jump bike" as the guy at the bike shop called it. its a Haro escape8.1
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Due to trickle down technology, the Judy TT was esentially THE same fork that was used for DH racing 10 years ago.

It's got a steel steerer tube and basically a coil spring with elastomer bottom out bumper. Rebound doens't exist. It's a basic boinger.

It not a bad fork, but to say it isn't strong is inaccurate. It's a much stronger fork than it's lightweight brethern. It's cheap and heavy! It is strong.

Not AS strong as a fork specifically designed for DJing like a Marzocchi DJIII, but it'll get you out there riding.

Chances are you will probably WANT to upgrade the fork, but only because you WANT more features or more out a different fork than the TT can provide, not because you've broken it. (Unless you CASE a jump)

I've seen guys break their DJI's casing a jump.

When forks break they usually do so in two instances. 1) Either the fork brace breaks (on the lowers) or 2) the Steerer tube snaps.

The TT is beefy in both these locations.
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thats a shame cos the bike i was looking at with em on is a so called "jump bike" as the guy at the bike shop called it. its a Haro escape8.1
I'd get into a full discussion with the LBS about how you plan to ride the bike and if the fork will handle it. Be sure to talk with someone you have a comfort level with. If it won't handle your riding and you really like the bike, talk about the options for upgrading the fork. If it will handle your riding but you're not sure if this is the fork you want, consider just riding it for awhile to get a feel for things and upgrading to the fork you really want later. Most importantly, make sure you're not getting a fork that isn't matched to the type of riding you plan to do or you could end up unhappy, injured (or worse).

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Old 10-20-04, 08:11 AM   #10
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My bike came with an 02 TT, I hated it. Advertised travel was 80mm, more like 40 if you ask me. Over 5 pounds made climbing a chore, preload knob did nothing. If you want an inexpensive bike, don't pass on it because it has a TT, but make your first upgrade a new fork. I switched to an 03 MX Pro ETA 105mm and it has made a HUGE improvement in how my bike rides, bumpy downhills are no longer terror inspiring!
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Old 10-20-04, 09:33 AM   #11
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If you want an inexpensive bike, don't pass on it because it has a TT, but make your first upgrade a new fork.
is $1100 australian ($800usd) too much to pay for a brand new 05 model bike with TT's?? even tho the rest of the bike is sweet. unfortunately all the good 05 bikes in the US in my price range for some reason have been down graded when they hit australia (the same bike in the states comes with marzocchi mz comps....WTF?!?) even met the Haro state rep at the shop and all he could say was "thats what we get given"
sorry for whining on here but im just trying to get the most for my money thanks for everyones help too
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Like the other posters have said in this thread, Judy TT is a 'good' fork for the money. In your price range, all the forks will be essentially the same.
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Old 10-21-04, 03:11 AM   #13
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its all good no cos i got the bike shop to hook me up with a very slightly used set of marzocchi drop off comps swapped on the bike for next to nothing...
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Z1 dropoffs?
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dunno how can you tell? they are all black and the only markings are marzocchi drop off comp on them...
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