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Introducing the All-New 2019 RockShox BoXXer

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The flagship fork from RockShox gets a major makeover for 2019. With a redesigned crown assembly, similar internal changes to the new Lyrik, Charger 2 RC2 damper, and two offset options, it's the fork of the future that DH racers have been waiting for.

One neat detail which can't be seen from the outside came with the decision to make a 200mm 29'er DH fork: the design team was able to increase the bushing overlap in the lower legs, which means that the chassis has more rigidity through all of the travel. A byproduct of that change is that the upper tubes are also longer, which allowed for the crowns to be redesigned. There is now a true flat crown as well as a drop crown, giving riders more flexibility with setup and adjustment with regard to bar height, head angle, and bottom bracket height. The look of the crowns was designed to have more of an aftermarket look, something that isn't factory spec.

There will be two upper crown options, one lower crown, and two lower options for 27.5 and 29-inch wheels. Unlike with the single crown forks were the offset is in the crowns themselves, the majority of the offset for the new BoXXer is in the lower legs.

The RC2 cartridge is tuned slightly differently from the one found in RockShox's single crown Lyrik fork, simply to accommodate more travel. The DebonAir in BoXXer is a little different as well with 91% more negative air volume than the preceding model. Again, the goal was to try and achieve as much of a "coil" feel as possible but with air.

"Coil really is the buzzword right now, but I think we can do a lot with air springs and tuning. Understanding the tradeoffs with friction, plus positive and negative volume, we can really make an air spring that rides like a coil." - Jon Cancellier, RockShox Product Manager

There will not be a coil option for BoXXer in 2019. Instead, there will be two air forks offered. The more affordable version is the BoXXer RC, which sports a non-bladder, IFP-based, price-point damper with compression and rebound adjustments. On the higher end is the BoXXer World Cup, which has the new Charger 2 RC2 damper. Both will have the new revised DebonAir spring.

2019 BoXXer World Cup Highlights

  • 200mm travel 27.5-inch model
  • 200, 190, and 180mm travel 29-inch models
  • New Charger 2 RC2 damper with independent high-speed and low-speed compression adjustments
  • New DH-specific, friction-reducing DebonAir air spring
  • Increased bushing overlap vs previous BoXXer
  • New flat and drop crown options to maximize ride height adjustment with larger wheels
  • New chassis design to work with larger wheel sizes
  • New finishes for an aftermarket moto crown look
  • Boost 20x110mm axle only
  • 2.8-inch tire clearance
  • New graphics with a BoXXer Red fork color option
  • 48mm (27.5-inch) and 56mm (29-inch) offsets
  • Weight: 2,565-2,615g
  • MSRP: $1699 | €1889 | £1689
  • Availability: June 2018

2019 RockShox BoXXer RC Highlights

  • 200mm travel 27.5-inch model
  • 200, 190, and 180mm travel 29-inch models
  • New Charger RC cartridge-style, self-bleeding damper with low-speed compression adjustment
  • New DH-specific, friction-reducing DebonAir air spring
  • New flat and drop crown options to maximize ride height adjustment with larger wheels
  • New chassis design to work with larger wheel sizes
  • Boost 20x110mm axle only
  • New graphics
  • 48mm (27.5-inch) and 56mm (29-inch) offsets
  • Weight: 2,600-2,650g
  • MSRP: $1309 | €1449 | £1299
  • Availability: June 2018

RockShox BoXXer Charger 2 RC2 Upgrade Kit

  • New Charger 2 RC2 damper with independent high and low speed compression adjustments  
  • Upgrades 2019 BoXXer RC to Charger 2 RC2 damper
  • MSRP: $360 | €389 | £347
  • Availability: June 2018

RockShox BoXXer DebonAir Upgrade Kit

  • New friction-reducing DebonAir air spring
  • Change travel on any 2019+ BoXXer to 180mm, 190mm or 200mm
  • MSRP: $42 | €47 | £42
  • Availability: June 2018

In Action

Visit www.rockshox.com for more details.

Photos by Adrian Marcoux