- by Christopher Jones
- Published: 16 September 2008
With all of the attention drawn to the the otherside of of the stand with the Sram Truvatv Hammerschmidt undergoing serious scrutiny, the new 2009 BoXXer had a more humble reception, infact Steve Peat and Nathan Rennie have been riding pre-production BoXXer forks since February 2008. Lets take a look at the features.
The tubes are have a larger diametre of 35mm however at the same time have thinner walls and The crowns are forged rather than CNC machine and can be smaller and stronger plus lighter. The steering claims to be more precise as the forks are stiffer and deflect less when hitting a bump rather have a more direct suspension.
The World Cup and Team version forks feature "Mission Control DH" (with High and Low Speed Compression Adjust as well as Beginningand Ending Stroke Rebound Adjust) plus air volume adjustment dials so that the forks can be quickly setup to match riding conditions. Depending on the model, there are different settings available and the forks weighs in at 2720 grams for the World Cup version and 2950 grams for both the Team and Race model.
Brand new is the Truvativ Holzfeller Direct Mount stem for the BoXXer made from 7050 aluminium in 50 and 60mm length versions.