Sr Suntour XCT MTB Fork Review

2.65 out of 5
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Sr Suntour XCT V3 100 29"
Sr Suntour XCT V2
Suntour Suntour SR XCT 100mm
Sr Suntour Suntour XCT-HLO 29
Suntour SR Suntour XCT 27.5 coil spring 100 mm travel, 28mm stanchions, Preload Adjust
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Suntour XCT-HLO 29"
Sr Suntour XCT-HLO 29
Sr Suntour SR Suntour XCT w/ 100mm travel

March 12, 2018
Model/Year: 2016

Pros: Cheap

Cons: It is realy bendy it has no rebound and unajustible It is was to stiff for my weight 45 kg also it leaks lots of oil and vey heavy

Recommendation: Don't buy it is it terrible

January 18, 2018
Model/Year: 2016

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Never bottoms out and leaks oil stay away. Does anyone know if it is taperd?

Recommendation: No

November 26, 2017
Model/Year: 2017

Pros: Very reliable and quite a bit of adjustment. Serves my purposes which is street stunting, single track and some pump track.

Cons: Can be a little smoother

Recommendation: Beginners and intermediate riders, daredevil riders of the street and anyone who wants a decent fork that can take abuse and won't break the bank when you do bend/snap it.

July 28, 2017
Model/Year: 2013 XCT

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Either no compression, or pure bounce; depends upon the day.

Recommendation: This is NOT a shock. It is a spring with NO compression or rebound control. It is very heavy. The lock-out is likely to break. This fork is sold with a warning sticker that tells you that it should not be used for mountain biking. This fork will flex a LOT.

November 2, 2016
Pros: Cheap, locks

Cons: stiff, heavy

Recommendation: this is the fork that came on my entry level hardtail. It has held up to a lot of intermediate level trails and a heavy rider. My home trails are extremely rooty, I manage to get through them and the shock has held up. It has not degraded in performance and has required no maintenance. Sometimes I feel like I'm holding a jackhammer. I think if I hit something hard enough to get full 100mm travel it would break my arms but it gives 80% fairly reasonably. It is not the supple ride of a high end shock, but I ride my local every week and it never causes me trouble.

October 11, 2016
Model/Year: 2013

Pros: Excellent response and feel

Cons: 80mm not really designed for extra-aggressive riding. Maybe 100mm would be better for serious trail/downhill riding.

Recommendation: Highly recommend these forks for all around mountain biking.

August 18, 2016
Model/Year: 2016

Pros: Haven't bottomed out
It is suspension...

Cons: I never use full suspension.
It doesn't really change my ride much

Recommendation: This is the only fork I've ever tried, but I thought forks were for buffering rough rides, and this really doesn't do much. I compared it in lock and full suspension and it isn't much different. It's cheap and looks like it's going to break any moment. It came stock on my bike, and I'm alternating between deciding to upgrade it or simply upgrade my bike.

July 12, 2016
Model/Year: 2016 27.5" 100mm travel

Pros: Cheap
It Moves (sort of)

Cons: Slow, almost no recoil
Leaks Oil
Not adjustable
Makes Creaking Noises

Recommendation: This fork is absolute garbage. I realize that this is not a high end $900 fork, but I still expected to be able to ride intermediate single track. If you want a fork that can survive sitting in your garage, this'll work. If you plan on using it, just stay away.

October 27, 2015
Model/Year: 2011? 26", 80mm travel v3

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Heavy

Recommendation: I love this fork. It came on the first mtb I bought after a 10 year absence. The bike was fairly cheap, and I soon bought others, but keep this one for an urban all rounder. It has done a lot of off road exploring and single track. I have used this bike for practising going down steps, off ramps, hopping curbs. The forks have only bottomed out a few times. For what they are they are good and tough. No real adjustment. I'm 80kg and have put them through big impacts - they would suit a heavy rider.

September 3, 2015
Model/Year: 2015

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Leaks oil
Rebound is lacking
Shock action is not very smooth

Recommendation: This fork came stock on my bike and it was one of the first things I wanted to replace. I am sure it's perfectly fine if you are just riding light XC with not many rough patches. I ride intermediate terrain with some rock patches and ruts and have found the shocks a bit lacking on response as well as leaking a little bit of oil from the top seals. I also had the lockout knob fall off on the first crash. Overall, perfectly fine for a cheap starter shock.