RST Gila T4 - C4 2005 Front Shocks

2.71/5 (31 Reviews)
Weight : 1.87 kg


Product Description

  • Crown: Cold Forged Aluminum
  • Crown Pitch: 125mm
  • Stanchion: Ti-Color
  • Outer Leg: One Piece Aluminum
  • Pre-Load Adjustment


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by laguna rider a Weekend Warrior from Newmarket

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2010

Strengths:    great for beginners

Weaknesses:    not as plush as i would like

Bottom Line:   
this is a good enough shock for beginners, but is not very good if you are jumping high objects

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Favorite Trail:   100 steps

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   bonds bikes

Bike Setup:   haro flightline sport

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Sorg a Cross Country Rider from Bolivia

Date Reviewed: May 11, 2010

Strengths:    its pretty resistant when your just a beginner at jumping small things. Although I'm jumping things that are a lot over 1 meter, it serves the purpose well.

Weaknesses:    If you mess with the knobs to adjust the softness, it easily brake. One you get into more serious bikeing and jumps, you should get a new one, considering that the rst gila is for recreational riding.

Bottom Line:   
It's overall good

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Favorite Trail:   Muela del diablo

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   with the bike


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Molfsee a Cross Country Rider from Plesant Hill, MO, USA

Date Reviewed: July 10, 2009

Strengths:    Does its job, for beginners that is.

Weaknesses:    Once you step into more challenging trails I would advise on an upgrade.

Bottom Line:   
DO NOT buy this product seperately, only use this if it came with a bike, or if it was given to you free and you had nothing better to use. But now adays you shouldn't have to worry about getting this fork because of the date.

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Favorite Trail:   Landahl

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   From a friend


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by wilfredo A. Marquez a Weekend Warrior from maasin city, philippines

Date Reviewed: June 20, 2009

Strengths:    it reduces the numbness of your arm and sholder

Weaknesses:    its outdated by latest edition

Bottom Line:   
excersice, in order to physically fit.

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Favorite Trail:   off road

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   local store in cebu

Similar Products Used:   i didn't get the question, i did'nt have any other bike with similar product

Bike Setup:   i do it by myself

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Panda a Downhiller from Wales, UK

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2009

Strengths:    Keeps the tyres on

Weaknesses:    Leaks oil, seems like there's no suspension in it at all, heavy,

Bottom Line:   
You get what you pay for really. It does the job for what it's worth though, and all depends on how you ride the bike.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Came with the bike

Bike Setup:   Specialized hardrock sport

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jim a Weekend Warrior from london

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2008

Strengths:    cheap, plush action

Weaknesses:    top out, not very stiff

Bottom Line:   
These forks are cheap and good for the price. Those who complain about the action of these forks are just wimps. They move up and down in a plush controled manner and take the hit nicely. Obviously they will not take 10 foot drops very well, but they're not for those riders.

Being a keen downhill rider on a budget my only complaint is the fork's Lateral stiffness. Sometimes they don't hold their line too well on fast corners.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $100.00

Similar Products Used:   rockshox, marazocchi

Bike Setup:   Full suspension with 4 inches travel, small and light for weekend downhilling.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jack Watson a Cross Country Rider from Cheddar, UK

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2007

Strengths:    As long as you clean these thoroughly and regularly they can absorb.

Weaknesses:    When dirty they seize, Also their reputation, Buy these and I can guarantee someone will laugh.

Bottom Line:   
If you use your bike for work, Your stock forks are worth keeping, If you're well and truly into mountain biking, you've probably already got yourself some Marzocchi AM1's holding your front wheel on. But if you're in between and have the time to clean these once a week, There's no reason not to buy them for the price. Think about it, It's either these or some godawful pogo sticks from Zoom...

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Favorite Trail:   Wharncliffe Trails, Sheffield

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   Many more forks, But as far as RST forks go these are the first.

Bike Setup:   Specialized Hardrock Sport frame, Tora 318 forks, Mavic XC rims, 27 speed SRAM transmission, Hope M4 (F) & Magura Julie (R)

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by wezza a Weekend Warrior from Freiburg , bw , Germany

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2007

Strengths:    free, does not seem to leak gets a lot of work as i live in the middle of the blackforest handles it well

Weaknesses:    not suited for big jumps

Bottom Line:   
if you have any play money buy somthing better if your just hammering thru the woods on rutted single tracks then these will suit you just fine . ignore the twits who treat 100 dollar shocks like they was boxxers or something

ride on

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   given to me secondhand

Similar Products Used:   rockshox judys

Bike Setup:   biria at2 custom hardtail with deore gear and hayes nine discs

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by david from Newquay, cornwall

Date Reviewed: May 23, 2007

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    my mate snapped the crown off his bike and i snapped a stantion.

Bottom Line:   
bad

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Favorite Trail:   The Track - Portreath

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   none are as bad

Bike Setup:   mongoose

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by alex gardiner from gold coast

Date Reviewed: May 9, 2007

Strengths:    solid fork. cannot destroy them, no matter what i do.

Weaknesses:    preload / adjustments dont do anytthing, feels like riding a pogo stick. would not recommened buying them.

Bottom Line:   
buy these forks if you can't afford any better, or are just begining. Forks are fine for riding road. Not so good for jumping..

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Favorite Trail:   exit 69

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   came stock-

Similar Products Used:   M Dirt comp, Rockshox dart 2, drop offs.

Bike Setup:   mongoose fireball 05' -pretty much stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ryan bazley from plymourh

Date Reviewed: March 31, 2007

Strengths:    Everything

Weaknesses:    nothing

Bottom Line:   
lovely to ride on dirt or street for the money they are great !!!

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   ebay (brand new)

Similar Products Used:   rock shot j2

Bike Setup:   mongoose fireball frame

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Gunner a Cross Country Rider from Marietta GA USA

Date Reviewed: February 10, 2007

Strengths:    color

Weaknesses:    STIFF as heck

Bottom Line:   
great for very very hard pack dirt but not for jumps or big bumps.

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Favorite Trail:   blankets creek

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   free flight

Bike Setup:   trek 4300 clipless

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Josh a Weekend Warrior from victoria australia

Date Reviewed: December 31, 2006

Strengths:    there good when oiled and when they are new.

Weaknesses:    rst stans for Real Sh$t Technonolgy. they siezed up in cold weather.

Bottom Line:   
if your not going to jump or do xc riding these forks are right for you

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   came with bike

Similar Products Used:   rockshox, manitou

Bike Setup:   stock diamondback response sport.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Fat Tony a Cross Country Rider from Australia

Date Reviewed: December 25, 2006

Strengths:    For a cheap fork, it does what YOU EXPECT A CHEAP FORK TO DO.

...and it does it well.


Weaknesses:    Heavy.

Bottom Line:   
If you read some of these reviews above, they give big negatives for breaking, bottoming out, leaking...

Like WTF??

What do you expect for a cheap fork?

If you going to do that sort of riding (5ft drops.... laughable), then don't do it on a cheap fork (or any cheap fork for that matter). You get what you pay for and so expecting this fork to perform like a triple crown oil/air DH fork IS ASKING TOO MUCH. This fork is excellent when used for its intended purpose - light duty jumps and tree-root rutted singletrack.

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Favorite Trail:   Glenrock

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $140.00

Purchased At:   Hadley Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shock, Mazocchi, Manitou.

Bike Setup:   Custom setup - all mixed

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Steven Cereva from Santa Cruz California US

Date Reviewed: October 26, 2006

Strengths:    Well it held up way longer than I expected, hit a 10 stair about 20 times on this thing and it was fine, But after 6 months of no handers and tailwhips, goodbye RST.

Weaknesses:    Cracked sooo easily. No joke here this thing sucks, maybe got 50mm of travel out of this thing EVER.

Bottom Line:   
It sucks.

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Favorite Trail:   ARCO jumps

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $85.00

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   hardrock

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