Rock Shocks

Rock Shocks have a long history in off road competition with success in all branches of the sport dating back to 1976.

The first Rock Shocks made their debut at the Scottish Six Day Trial. Every rider using Rock Shocks finished the event.

As a result of the modifications made from the lessons learned at the SSDT Rock Shocks began to dominate trials in the 1980’s. Almost every British National Solo and Sidecar Trial Championship, including Schoolboy A & B held in 1980, 81, 82, 83, and 84 was won on Rock Shocks.

With the arrival of the Monoshock the decision was taken to cease production. Thirty years later in 2006, Twin Shock and pre 65 Trials were growing in popularity and new improved Rock Shocks were revived by popular demand.

The new alloy bodied Rock Shocks feature 12mm piston rods, improved internal adjustable damping characteristics, Hydraulic cushioning and extended top and bottom mountings. Rock Shocks are available in lengths between 220mm to 425mm (8.5in-16.75in) with bushes to suit most of the popular twin shock trlals bikes.

An enormous advantage for the rider is that Rock Shocks can be stripped down, serviced and tuned by yourself.

John Bull acquired Rock Shocks from Pete Edmondson in 2009 after selling his CNC machining business which specialised in supplying components to Formula One race teams. John himself is an accomplished rider having won many events, including Internationals dating back to the early 60’s on his works Ossa’s supplied by Windsor Comp Shop and Kawasaki’s from Alec Wright. He is still very competitive today in Classic Trials on one of his own Bully Dot’s.

With demand increasing, Gary Fleckney joined John in February 2013 to ease the production pressure and allow the development of new products.  The latest being the new Yamaha monoshock. Gary himself has a hydraulic engineering background and has been an enthusiastic competitor since the 70’s and can be seen with John competing across the UK and Europe while testing and promoting the products.

Rock Shocks are now being used around the World from Australia to the USA on bikes from AJS to Yamaha in all forms of competition.


  1. The Choice Of Champions

    All the champions that win using Rock Shocks can’t be wrong…..!!

  2. High Quality Components

    We only use the best quality components in Rock Shocks, giving you reliability, handling and the ride quality you need to compete with the best.

  3. Your Shock – How You Want It

    We will build and set up your shock so it is perfect for you…. just talk to us and we will make it happen.

  4. Spares & Supplies Always In Stock

    There is nothing worse than not being able to get hold of the bits you need…. when you need them…… all our spares are only a day away from your door.