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#115 out of 151 Forks
Brand: Sr Suntour



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  • ajen2410

    Save some weight and get a rigid. This fork has practically no adjustment, so if you are fairly light, it will hardly even go down. (About 10mm of actual travel.)

    Seriously, this is basically just a rigid with extra weight.

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  • mtb371
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    Not a mtb fork. it would be good for a cheap commuter or hyrbid and that's it.ProsIt'll work good enough for a little while.Consheavy, choppy, high maintenance, starts to break apart if u do any real trails

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  • radfordrc
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    save up that little bit more and get a bike with a good fork i don't recommend this forkProscheapConsleaks oil heavy flexes back and forth and i can only make it go 30 mm down

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  • HarryMTB123
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    Don't buy it is it terribleProsCheapConsIt 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

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  • Stavros02

    No

    Pros
    Cheap

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

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  • Mtbrandon.lee

    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.

    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

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  • BoiseRider
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    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.

    Pros
    Cheap

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

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  • iliketexmex
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    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.

    Pros
    Cheap, locks

    Cons
    stiff, heavy

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  • eli5incher
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    Highly recommend these forks for all around mountain biking.

    Pros
    Excellent response and feel

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

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  • sissypants
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    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 bikesdirect.com bike, and I'm alternating between deciding to upgrade it or simply upgrade my bike.

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

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

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  • Nick Hepler
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    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.

    Pros
    Cheap
    It Moves (sort of)

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

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  • Uras Tus
    *****

    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.

    Pros
    Cheap
    Strong
    Simple

    Cons
    Heavy

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  • jjcurtiscb
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    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.

    Pros
    Cheap

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

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  • Brandon Eisner
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    DO NOT BUY

    Pros
    Only good for cross country riding try to take these mountain biking and you come back with them wobbly and leaking reservoir oil

    Cons
    Didn't even last a year without issues, these were OEM with my bike. After less than a year they were wobbly and leaking oil. Do not recommend these shocks to anyone

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  • Jeffrey Lines
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    I can't comment about price since this was a OEM part on my bike but the ride quality and overall usability of this fork is limited to basic commuting, leisure riding on the community path or light (very light) off-road/path riding. The bound/rebound is essentially that of a basic spring but even at that it feels chunky and harsh. The ability to lock out this version is nice but it feels fragile and I fear if I didn't set the fork to its hardest setting first what ever mech inside would just snap at the first obstacle. This thing is also very heavy upsetting the balance of the bike making traversing even city obstacles like a curb an effort. These issues leave me with little confidence to really use my bike as anything more than a daily commuter so I have finally decided to replace the fork with something better. I suppose in an effort to keep costs down and give people some give in their ride this fork has it's place but knowing what I know now after a few years of tolerating it I would have asked my LBS to swap it for a rigid fork right from the start until I could afford something better.

    Pros
    Inexpensive
    Sturdy

    Cons
    Heavy
    Harsh feel
    Fragile lockout

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    • mr. man

      don't buy it but my bike came with one I was wondering what a good upgrade would be.

      Pros
      good starter piece, cheap

      Cons
      does not work on much more than a curb. and you feel every bump

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  • talonbiker99
    *****

    I am fairly pleased with this fork. I have never bottomed it out, but I've only ever used about 85-90 mm of the actual suspension. It is a fairly good entry level fork, and handles roots and rocks pretty well.

    Pros
    -100 mm
    -Handles rocks and roots fairly well
    -Does the job

    Cons
    -Not very good for extreme DH biking
    -Bit stiff, doesn't use all the suspension, even with the preload at the lowest setting
    -Bit cheap, Giant could've used a better fork for the Talon 27.5 4

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  • bkexplorer76
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    It's heavy and knocks loudly when you hit rough terrain at speed. I don't have enough experience with suspension forks to really critique it's performance, but it soaks up all the big rocks and ruts on my local trails just fine. I try to avoid any drops through. I've been riding this fork for 3 years now and it hasn't broke yet. A couple notes: My bikes are stored in a climate controlled room to help prevent deterioration. The stock spring is a bit stiff for me at 165 lbs., even with the preload at its lowest setting.

    Pros
    Cheap, seems fairly durable

    Cons
    Heavy, noisy, basic

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  • [email protected]
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    Road riding
    curb drops
    real xc(never)

    Invest in a real fork or go rigid!

    Pros
    None
    Nearly as stiff as a rigid fork!
    Will never bottom out(never compresses beyond half(actually a negative))

    Cons
    No damping
    Freezes to zero travel in cold
    Top out(Pull back and makes horrible sound)
    First inch plush...after that good luck.

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  • **

    A beginner fork

    - yes if you weigh less than 200
    - no if you weigh more than 200

    Pros
    Beginner fork for the right rider

    Cons
    This fork is not meant for bigger guys, if you are 200 , this fork is too soft for you, there is an option to get stiffer springs, however it was very difficult to locate them and to get Suntour to respond to request.

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  • tikigoddess
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    Mine came with my WDS Giant. I love the bike but hate the fork so it is likely I will be upgrading that part first. So if you are on a budget and are in the market for a new bike-- do your research and look for one with a better fork. If you are just doing light trail riding, then this fork will be more than adequate to serve your needs.

    Pros
    Cheap fork and does the job, although you get what you pay for. Sr Suntour forks outfit most entry level bikes and they can be adequate for a weekend warrior or a beginner.

    Cons
    Really heavy which is to be expected in a coil fork. At 5 lbs. it can be tough to lug around specially on hill climbs. Also, it has limited settings. You can't adjust it to fit your type of riding but if you are an entry level rider, you would likely not know how to adjust it anyway.

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