Sr Suntour XCM MTB Fork Review

3.50 out of 5
Weight: 2,750 grams
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Suntour SR Suntour SF13-XCM-LO 29
Sr Suntour 29 Custom

March 8, 2019
Model/Year: Suntour XCM

Pros: Cheap as dirt

Cons: Cheap as dirt, poorly designed, snags on rebound, lockout works but that is all. Bought a $3,000 bulls e-bike that came with these shocks in 2018, and ran the serial numbers on the shocks and learned they were built in 2011!!! Shame on Bulls for using old crappy shocks on a $3K bike!

Recommendation: Buy something else.

October 15, 2017
Model/Year: XCM 32 2016

Pros: Affordable, Good Compression and Average Performance

Cons: Heavy, Coil, Very easy to Break, hard to adjust and bottoms out

Recommendation: Would recommend spending more money on an air fork instead of buying this, the SR Suntour XCR weighs 500g less for £20 more and The Raidon for £70 more weighs 900g less

October 3, 2017

August 12, 2017
Model/Year: 2017

Pros: lockout, adjustable to weight, super cheap

Cons: Noisy, Heavy not that smooth

Recommendation: good for entry level rider to intermediate, wouldn't use for extreme drops/jumps

September 6, 2016
Pros: affordable has lockout function

Cons: gets noisy after about 3 months of riding leaking oil through seals

Recommendation: great for road travel and standard crosscountry

February 26, 2015
Model/Year: 2011

Pros: Lock Out

Cons: Stiff

Recommendation: This is the fork that came on my Cannondale Trail 5 26" I like the lockout for hill climbs but it's a pretty stiff shock that I don't feel like I'm getting all the travel out of.

September 6, 2014
Model/Year: 2013

Pros: Durable

Cons: Heavy
Few Tunable Traits

Recommendation: This is a great fork to start with on your bike if it comes with it. It handles pretty much anything you can throw at it except any Free Ride or Aggressive Downhill. I've got nearly a thousand miles of hard riding on it and only had it apart and lubed up once. It is heavy so whenever you want to upgrade you save yourself some weight. Great Entry fork so you can get you feet wet.

March 12, 2013
Pros: price
has a lock out

Recommendation: This is one of the better forks you will find on the entry level mountain bike out there. With the lock out (though i rerely use it) it make longer commutes a bit easier. And it is also serviceable unlike a lot of the other entry level forks that would come on a bike at this price point.