RST Capa T4 - C4 2005 Front Shocks

2.55/5 (11 Reviews)
Weight : 1.6 kg


Product Description

  • Crown: Cold-Forged Aluminum
  • Crown Pitch: 120mm
  • Outer Leg: One Piece Aluminum
  • Spring System: Coil Spring + Mcu
  • Pre-Load Adjustment


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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by rekrutacja a Weekend Warrior from Poland

Date Reviewed: February 3, 2011

Strengths:    Looks good.

Weaknesses:    Performance and reliability. This fork behaved quite nice in the first year. Performance was not that bad. In the second year eveyrthing started to fall apart, leak etc. After rainy day water accumulates inside of the fork. Servicing it is pain in the.

Bottom Line:   
Use it as long, as it works, than just throw it away and buy something real.

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Favorite Trail:   Maze of twisty little passages

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   Stock on 2004 Gary F

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi Bomber Z3

Bike Setup:   Stock 2004 Gary Fisher Advance

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by heavy-duty-biker a Downhiller from Bellingham, Wa, USA

Date Reviewed: January 10, 2011

Strengths:    none at all.

Weaknesses:    everything!! it bends forward going off a curb it cant handle anything except maybe some AM.i guess if you are a person who wants some shock then this is good for you. but if you like riding heavy then dont even consider this shock.

Bottom Line:   
this is more like an RST CRAPA for heavier riders. but maybe for people who go around town only no curb hopping or anything.

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Favorite Trail:   anything on Galbryth

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   rock shox judy, sherman manitou flickplus.

Bike Setup:   transition frame handlebar ends and neck. mavic front rim rhino lite rear rim. FSA cranks handlebars. hayes nine brakes.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jokerman18 a Downhiller from Spokane Washington USA

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2009

Strengths:    Its a great affordable part for a begginer.

Weaknesses:    Its very soft. You cant get much speed on a trail and if you do a very high jump your going to screw your suspension.

Bottom Line:   
If your a beginer and arent planning on racing/downhill or hitting huge jumps its fine, if your looking for more i would reccomend a larger and heavier suspension.

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Favorite Trail:   Minnehaha

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Alpine House

Bike Setup:   Schwinn Frame, Capa Front Suspension, Simona Bars/ Shifters

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jamess is best a Cross Country Rider from australia

Date Reviewed: March 1, 2009

Strengths:    its a good shck for beginners and the stickers and design look pretty good

Weaknesses:    i cant always get it to 100 mm usally about 60 but if i put a lot of lube in it will work and jumpinging higher then 3-4ft it really hurts your wrists

Bottom Line:   
its a good fork but i does have a few bad things about but ive had it for a year and it still hasent broken you just need to do regular maintence on it

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Favorite Trail:   possums xc

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $136.00

Similar Products Used:   rst capa ,rockshox dart1

Bike Setup:   malvern star xcs 9.0 frame trutiv discs hutchinson octopus tyres rock shox rear supension

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Mark a Weekend Warrior from Sterling Heights, MI, USA

Date Reviewed: April 23, 2006

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    Chrome came off in a month. Little travel. Adjustment is hard to turn.

Bottom Line:   
Fork replaced under waranty, but thinking about getting a real fork anyway.

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Favorite Trail:   dirt

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   American Cycle

Bike Setup:   Stock Trek 4300 with upgrade seat.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Omar a Cross Country Rider from Malaysia

Date Reviewed: March 2, 2006

Strengths:    It looks ok, not bad at all for beginner riders

Weaknesses:    Preload adjuster sometimes too tight and if you make it soft, it will bottommed out easily and I mean it.

Bottom Line:   
For new mountain bikers, this is a good fork to start off but upgrade to either RockShox Tora 318 or Marzocchi MX Comp when you got the money, im choosing the MX comp as my next suspension

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Came with the bike

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Gordo Is AWSOME a Downhiller from Barrie Ont. Canada

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2006

Strengths:    looks like it could be good

Weaknesses:    no travel, hardly any adjustments, crappy dampening system

Bottom Line:   
this for is for those who dont care about riding and just do out every now and then...performance wise they destroy themselves...the bike im building is more or less for DJ's and i do more trials then anything so in the store thats what i have been doing. the fork is already loose on the connection between stauchion and the fork frame itself...and thats just from doing like...stalls against walls and stuff...its not meant for any riding i dont think...just to look like it can bassically

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Favorite Trail:   the one over there

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Purchased At:   nowhere

Similar Products Used:   judy rock shoxx TT, Marzocchi Z1 drop off single crown,,,i have a canny with a headshock if that compares

Bike Setup:   bassically im building a bike out of budget parts...this fork happened to be one of them. but i got a kona hardtail frame...comparable to the scrap im not to sure what model it is. deore mech disk brakes, shimano deore components...LX derraileurs...and some crazy foreighn brand of tires

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by sid neighbour a Cross Country Rider from Sydney

Date Reviewed: February 3, 2006

Strengths:    easy riding
good for beginners


Weaknesses:    the travel sucks ass (60mm)!
is too soft for any decent trails


Bottom Line:   
this frame is fair decent for anyone who has just gotten a bike and is aged 11 and up. it is not the best shock on the market but is good for urban riding and mild trails. It is absolute crap on the tough trails, the travel is so small that you can almost screw your shocks on a jump a foot high. Not recommended for anyonr who really knows what they are doing.

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Favorite Trail:   pearl beach lookout

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   avanti frame, shimano deore gears, shimano pedals,shimano brakes.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Daniel Echeverri a Weekend Warrior from Koppigen Switzerland

Date Reviewed: May 15, 2005

Strengths:    Preload adjustment, smooth travel. Can be set really firm.

Weaknesses:    Could use a bit more travel. One of the preload knobs became harder to turn than the other- ?

Bottom Line:   
Good for weekend trail riders, but for more performance consider other brands.

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Favorite Trail:   Forest trails

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   came with bike

Similar Products Used:   none


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Gordon a Weekend Warrior from Singapore

Date Reviewed: April 28, 2005

Strengths:    Has external rebound adjuster.. looks quite nice in silver.
When adjusted properly, works just fine , great for big drops and curbs.


Weaknesses:    Could have more travel with nicer designs for fork.
Price..?


Bottom Line:   
This fork came with my bike.. and has been performing so far.. great when used over tree roots/ curbs along the pavements. Really sticks and tracks to the ground.. never seen it bottom out yet though. External rebound adjuster is just a great addition. Bottom line, get it if you're starting out.. you'll know the difference!

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Favorite Trail:   Roads + Off Road

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Rockshox

Bike Setup:   Progear 2005, Shimano System, DNM Fireball rear shock, RST T-4 Fork , Progear saddle, Modified handgrips, Promax disc brakes

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by The Rider a Weekend Warrior from Launceston, Tas, Aus

Date Reviewed: April 15, 2005

Strengths:    cheap entry level shox, fairly hardy

Weaknesses:    not enough travel, cant take drops bigger than 4 ft

Bottom Line:   
Get it if ure starting out, then upgrade later. don't bother gettin them if you are gonna do dirt jumping or dropping...more suited to XC.

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Favorite Trail:   Ben lomond decent

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Rock shok BOXXERS....NOT

Bike Setup:   2003 boulder Se, fairly stock standard

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