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Old 10-03-06, 09:57 AM
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Rock Shox forks are made in china??!!

I though rock shox forks were made in USA. I bought this new Rock shox Pilot fork but I want to by a new DH rig & I looked in the internet for boxxer forks & it happens to be said that boxxer forks are made in Taiwan including the world cups. I am European & I don't mind american parts on my bike because allot of american stuff can be good but I do not ever want chinese crap on any of my bikes including rock shox. I should buy manitou from now on. Don't buy morzocchi, these forks are ugly & they suck only get fox or manitou.

I just want everyone to know that rock shox are not american it is chinese.
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Sorry you feel that way. Maybe you should try White Brothers.
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Kompa, you're either a troll, an idiot, or more likely both.
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So, if I get you right, you don't want people to buy anything from Taiwan because it is crap (which is of course ludicrous), yet people should buy Manitou because it's crap thats not made in china?
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I'm Chinese and I'm born in America as well as my parents. What does that make ME?

So what do you ride and where are all its components from?
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Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
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Old 10-03-06, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Kompa
Don't buy morzocchi, these forks are ugly & they suck
If I ever see anyone riding a 'morzocchi' I'll tell them.

Sounds like those Rolox watches I've been seeing for sale.
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I betcha my Marzocchi is waaaay better than those dang morzocchis.
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Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
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I won't be suprise that low end RockShox like Pilot or Judy will be made in China but Boxxer too.. hmmm

To write this comment, I AM CHINESE

Taiwan and China are two different places. Lots of people think its the same IT IS NOT!

You might even find products made in HONG KOGN. THAT IS also different!

To be honest, China product are crap but Taiwan are ok. Hong Kong products are the best of all three.

Lots of high end parts (bikes or non bikes) are made in China. I mean you can buy an Apple MacBook or IBM Thinkpad which are the best laptops you can get and THEY ARE MADE IN CHINA. CHINA not Taiwan. That is even worst. So I don't get why you can't stand the fact the boxxer are made in Taiwan.

I go out and get a 200 bucks Logitech mouse and its made in China. Big deal? not really

I need a tank of oxygen to go 200m down the lake and the tank is made in China YES BIG DEAL on that

but for a fork....i don't get your point
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It is really sad and pathetic to hear you say that.
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Manitou are good forks. All I am doing is informing people that rock shox is chinese. If that is fine with you then go ahead & have chinese parts on your bikes. China is famous in making things that fall apart & break (although so far my Pilot fork is fine) but when your chinese parts on your bike breaks & you get hurt then don't say you were not warned by.

Here is proof (05' world cup fork) skip first paragraph- http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.asp?id=17414
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Doesn't make much difference to me, everything on my bike is going to break eventually.

Siu - Looks like you are proof that there are some very high quality goods coming from China.
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not everything that comes out of china/taiwan/<insertforeigncountry> sucks. likewise, not everything that comes out of the usa sucks either. vice versa, not everything that comes out of said countries are awesome either.
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I think it's okay to buy something to support a country or a cause. However, unless you have first hand knowledge about items failing regarding a particular product, it is very short-sighted to discount practically an entire continent due to prejudice.

You should share what bike products you have. You'll be surprised to find that much of the stuff is made in Asia.
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Oh noes rockshox are made in taiwan or china. Just as I'm sure over 50% of the parts on your bike.
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Old 10-03-06, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
So what do you ride and where are all its components from?
Seriously, post the specs of your bike..
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How ridiculous. Chinese/Korean/Japanese are very, very apt craftsmen...Get in the know man.
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it seems the cheaper options of anything aren't made in the U.S., i think it's just due to americans need to make too much money, from the low end worker having a nagging need to feed his family to the corporate executive that needs a third vacation home. I think all but the highest end trek bikes are made in china or taiwan, my work just outsourced something like 800 jobs to Mexico and the Phillipines. If you have an entire bike made in the U.S. good for you, would you like a cookie? But if your bike is only partially U.S. and you're complaining about chinese Rock Shox because forks are such an "important part" of a bike, are you saying other parts aren't as important? are your axles, rims, stem, seatpost clamp, brakes, quick releases not as important as a fork?
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How ridiculous. Chinese/Korean/Japanese are very, very apt craftsmen...Get in the know man.
what's the name of that guy in Kill Bill that makes the best swords in the world? Hatorri Hanzo? I wonder if there's any guys like that working for Giant in Taiwan, that'd be sweet!
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Ugh. It saddens me that people are willing to make such sweeping generalizations about other countries and cultures. Now I don't care if you think Brand X of something sucks, but don't blame the poor quality on its country of origin. If a company's product is bad, then it is the company's fault, not the people who's job it is to produce them. I'm sure that if you were to take the finest craftsman on the planet and asked him/her to build a product according to crappy specifications, the end product will still be crap--through no fault of the individual who built it.

ethnocentrism like this disgusts me.
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Siu - Looks like you are proof that there are some very high quality goods coming from China.

Thank you LowCel *curtsies*

RICO my pic is in my profile.

KOMPA - WHAT DO YOU RIDE AND WHAT COMPONENTS ARE ON IT????
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Manitou are good forks.
Yes they are, but I am about as satisfied with there customer service as I am with the misquito bite I got a couple of weeks ago while I was relieving myself in the woods.
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Rockshox forks are great forks, and lots of people are happy with them. Therefore the country it came from is completely irrelevant and doesn't matter.
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I had Chinese food for lunch, General Tso's chicken, fried rice and wonton soup. Must say it was pretty darn good. Actually the Chinese food I had for lunch yesterday was pretty good too, as was the mexican food I had for dinner on Sunday.
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