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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by christiaan100, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. christiaan100

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    Hello, I've recently bought a secondhand dh mtb, it's a Iron Horse sgs team 2004, the last owner has made some changes to the bike and I'm trying to identify the fork, can you guys help me? The only thing I know it's a boxxer. And I can't find any adjustments.
    Here are a coulple pictures:











    Thank you!
     
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  2. William42

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    looks like a boxxer
     
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  4. christiaan100

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    Ok thanks for the reply, I've already looked at that post, but it drives me crazy to not know which fork I have:mad:. How can I measure the amount of travel I've got? If I measure it from the top of the tube it's approximately 7,6 inch so I would say 7'' inch of travel?
     
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    is there a serial number on the fork anywhere (mine are on the bottom side of the crown)?

    if there is one, maybe you could email rock shox and im sure theyd be able to help you out.
     
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  6. christiaan100

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    I've tried to find the serial number but I didn't look on the bottom side of the crown, so I'll look there, the rest has been re-painted, but either way thanks for your reply and do you know the email adress from rockshox I've tried to find it but I can't.
     
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    does it have pinch bolts on the lowers? The top crown looks like an 03-04, the stanchions do too. The lowers appear to be maxleized, which suggests 06, but in 05 they gained an inch of travel from the 04 model year and remained pretty similar.
     
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    Everything on that fork looks like it's an 8" Boxxer Race except for the chrome tubes.

    ...unless it was possible to drop 7" Boxxer internals into the 8" chassis.

    All the pics of the SGS's with Boxxers that I looked up had 'drop' crowns. The headtube on that bike is really tall so I'm not surprised you can only measure 7.6" from the top of the seals. Look into getting a drop crown.

    As for measuring travel, you can remove both top caps and compress the fork until it bottoms out. Measure before and after and that should do it.
     
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    http://www.sram.com/contact

    the info for their world HQ is on there.. i couldnt find a help line. try those numbers, although no guarantees.
     
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    The arch gives it away as a 2005, the slippery silver stanchions were around for 2003, 2004 and 2005. I don't remember why but not much from the >2004 was compatible with the 2005.
     
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  13. christiaan100

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    Ok thank you guys, so it's a boxxer wc 2005 with a other crown on it.
     
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    Well, it depends if you still have WC internals. Maybe it's just missing the adjustment knobs?
     
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    Cant tell from the pics, the WC had 2.5 mm hex in each lower leg, one for LS rebound, the other for LS compression.
     
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    Info:http://www.pinkbike.com/news/article2298.html

    I briefly had a half assed LOL moment-The heaviest BoXXer in the 05 line is the BoXXer team, which is claimed to be 7.2lbs. The WC I received comes in at 6lbs 12oz (3062g) in his heaviest configuration (i.e. uncut steerer, crowns, axle, Titanium springs, all mounting bolts, bumpers and oil). Pretty amazing for an 8” travel fork!
     
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    ok so im new to the dirt jumper world. I decided to start with a cheap bi8ke to see if I like it....well I found I do. I purchased a mongoose dj from wal mart. upgraded the handle bars and bottom bracket. my next purchase is going to be suspension forks. i don't know what i should get or even what size for that matter. PLEASE HELP!!
     
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