Stratos LR-1 2003 Front Shocks

3/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $625.00

Product Description

Developed to enhance your free ride experience, especially if you go up the hill! The LR-1 comes in 5" or 6" models, is the only dual crown "zero bleed" rebound lockout fork on the market, and offers multiple travel options. It is overbuilt to handle those rapid descents, yet light enough to climb. The weapon of choice for ultra smooth, reliable and locking suspension performance.

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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by tyler t. a Downhiller from slc utah

Date Reviewed: March 18, 2004

Strengths:    feels nice, plush and solid. great fork when it works. fatty stanchions. i like the design of the bolt on arch.

Weaknesses:    customer service! terrible, terrible! i will never buy their product again. be warned, they're very difficult to deal with, unfair and unkind. from day one, the fork wasn't built right, i was getting 4" of travel from a supposedly 6" fork. the lockout quickly died, and the rebound would spin. and occasionally the l.out would lock during a descent. very stupid. I DO NOT RECOMMEND

Bottom Line:   
when the fork functions properly, it is great. but who wants to spend around $600 to deal with p.poor customer service, and a semi functioning fork. buy a fork from a company who appreciates your business, and produces quality products. i'm very disappointed. i DO NOT RECOMMEND this fork to anybody. fork was used anyplace from xc to downhill, it is capable of being ridden uphill with ease,(this i do like)

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   go-ride

Similar Products Used:   z.1, mild use with friends jr.t

Bike Setup:   rm 6/7, atomic wheelset, race face crank,hayes 8", King h.s
evil chainguide(great)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Pig . from dogtown

Date Reviewed: April 23, 2003

Strengths:    Machined and bolt-on crowns & brake arch, forward set crowns, external rebound adj., 35mm stanchions, option to get lockout or preload ajd. along w/ the rebound adj.

Weaknesses:    comes in 6" so those set on 7" forks might consider this a weakness but based on the other features mentioned below it became a non issue fast.

Bottom Line:   
These forks are sweet. I bought the LR-1's b/c the 7" Jr's were making my bike too tall for me, ie. my boys were resting on the top tube. Called up Stratos and they set me up w/ these bad boys custom spec'ed to my weight and style. That meant heavy springs and 15 wieght oil for no extra charge, (cost 80$ total to do that to the Jr's). The LR-1 has forward set crowns that allow 180 degree turning and made my bike handle alot better than the Jr's. Also the the wide brake arch allows for a bigger tire w/ room, not so w the 03 zocchis which max at 2.5. One last thing, the damping mech on the LR1 is the same as the higher models Stratos. Kinda like getting super t or boxxer team dampening on the jr's or boxxer race. I've had them for 6 months and no problems what so ever. I'd reccomend them to anyone looking for dual crown forks in the $600 range. Good customer service at Stratos as well.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $625.00

Purchased At:   Stratos Direct

Similar Products Used:   Jr. T's

Bike Setup:   Bullit

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