Rock Shox Judy DHO

In 1995 Rock Shox debuted it’s third generation suspension fork called Judy. It was standard at the time, but laughable now, that the suspension travel for the cross country oriented XC and SL models was 63mm.

1997 Rock Shox

1997 Rock Shox

But, for those most gnar of trails, the DH model had you covered at 80mm. This is laughable because today’s trail bikes are running 120 or 140mm and probably climb better than a hardtail from ’95 did. Plus, all three forks had regular 9mm QR axles for the wheel to attach with. A good modern fork has a 15mm through-axle, which keeps the wheel straight far better than the old forks did.

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