RockShox Dart MTB Fork Review

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July 29, 2014
Model/Year: 2010

Pros: Great entry level fork, just enough for anything you will encounter on intermediate single track. Lockout is firm on roads so that is also a plus.

Cons: Cant use it for anything crazy

Recommendation: Yes, for beginners or for easy or intermediate riding

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December 19, 2013
Pros: The Rock Shox Dart 3 is a really durable fork. I have put it through the ringer the past 3 years. As long as you add a little oil to the fork once and a while it will probably last forever. As they say its bullet proof.

Its a great deal for a fork that can handle medium size drops and rough terrain and also be able to lock out and ride hard on the flats.

Recommendation: Yes, of course.

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November 19, 2013
Pros: A decent fork for the price, very smooth, adjustable rebound, and remote lockout

Cons: A bit heavy and not very durable

Recommendation: A good choice if you want something better than the stock your bike came with but not for real heavy use, have had this for 1 and a half seasons and the lockout and adjustable rebound are both shot. I just had it lubed but its starting to bind. All and all a good entry level fork but if you ride hard spend some extra money

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April 2, 2013
Pros: Updated review, i put the soft/light duty spring in it(ordered from amazon) its better an now i can get about 30% more travel out of it than before. So that helped but overall i would probably avoid this fork anyway.

Cons: No lockout on my model, not good adjustability

Recommendation: Eh, alright

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March 16, 2013
Pros: It doesn't have nasty rebound. Around 100 bucks.

Cons: No adjustability what-so-ever. Not recommended for lightweight riders. I weigh around 135 lbs and only get about 40-50% of travel out of it.There are better forks for the money.

Recommendation: Okay, but you can get better for the money.

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December 14, 2012
Model/Year: 2009 Dart 3

Pros: -100mm of travel
-coil = no fiddling with air pressure
-Not super heavy
-Out performs most other stock coil forks
-Can fit a fat 2.5" tire

Cons: -Not very adjustable

Recommendation: Fork still works great after a couple years of being abused. What more can I say!?

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December 12, 2012
Pros: - inexpensive
- works as intended
- easy to adjust
- looks good on a bike
- good quality for an entry level fork

Cons: - iexpensive
- coil spring shock
- entry level

Recommendation: As an entry level fork these are nice, but for any serious trail riding these could definatly use an upgrade. I found that they bottom out pretty easily and as most spring forks they are either too hard or too soft.. They come stock on a lot of entry level moutain bike, mine was on a Gary Fisher Advance that i inherited.

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March 25, 2012
Pros: Lite weight.

Recommendation: I haven't had it bottom out om me, but I'm also a smaller rider (150 lbs).

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December 24, 2011
Pros: Great lower end shock for the price.

Cons: Heavy, I needed stiffer springs.

Recommendation: Came with my GF bike with G2 geometry 29er. Sold after about 4 months.

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July 9, 2011
Pros: Rugged and Great Bargin

Cons: Weight

Recommendation: I have had these forks for over a year and they a rugged. The Lockout is great for hard pack and pavement.

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RockShox Dart 3.61 out of 5 based on 20 ratings. 20 user reviews.