RST Omega-SL 2005 Front Shocks

2.9/5 (10 Reviews)
Weight : 1.8kg MSRP : $123.00


Product Description

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


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Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by alifish a Cross Country Rider from Zagreb Croatia

Date Reviewed: March 1, 2010

Strengths:    Could be the price, i got the fork with Jamis Durango 2 bike

Weaknesses:    Adjustment makes no diference, few hours driving makes your hands shake. Feel every fckg hole on the road. Fork feels just too hard.

Bottom Line:   
Must buy sometning better, this is a low performance product.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Eldar Evensen a Cross Country Rider from Trondheim, Norway

Date Reviewed: May 31, 2006

Strengths:    None, easy to use the lock out button

Weaknesses:    All: heavy, hard to adjust, slow, dives when braking downhills

Bottom Line:   
Broke the oil/damping after the first ride....

Wouldn't recommend it to anyone !!

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Favorite Trail:   Solskinnsløypa

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   G-Sport

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox Judy, RST Mozo Pro

Bike Setup:   Hard tail, Kinesis frame 7005 Aliminium Triple Butted, Shimano XT group,Hayes 9 disc.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by N.B.GAS a Cross Country Rider from LAS VEGAS, NV.

Date Reviewed: November 22, 2005

Strengths:    LOCK-OUT & TRAVEL ADJUSTER REALLY WORK!!!
BLACK!!!
PRICE!!!
V-BRAKE BOSSES!!!
100mm.....................................................


Weaknesses:    RST STICKERS!!!

Bottom Line:   
AWESOME FORK FOR THE $$$!

STICKERS ARE EASY TO REMOVE! GOOF-OFF GETS THE GLUE OFF!

I've TRIED ALOT OF CHEAP FORKS IN THE PAST 10yrs AND I
MUST ADMIT THESE ARE THE BEST AS OF YET!!!

I DO RUN A MORE X-SPENSIVE MANITOU ON MY XC-RACER...BUT
FOR MY BEATER THE OMEGA SL IS JUST RIGHT!!!

SO IF YOUR LOOKIN 4 A GOOD CHEAP FORK, GET ONE!!!!!

RIDE FOREST RIDE!

PEACE

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Favorite Trail:   EMPTY ONES

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $140.00

Purchased At:   MUD SWAET & GEARS .com

Similar Products Used:   JETT...JUDYs= SL.TT.C......AXEL COMP 100mm......GILAs
AND SOME HIGH END FORKS THAT ARE NOT ANYWHERE NEAR
SIMILAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Bike Setup:   05'LEADER 516-H: SRAM X-7...RACE-FACE...MAVIC...SD-7s
CLINGON 2s...MICHLINs...WTB...OURY....NO-shima-NO!!!!!

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Aaron Bunker a Cross Country Rider from Bunkerville, NV

Date Reviewed: November 11, 2005

Strengths:    Light 3.2 lbs - No leaks. oil or air - Extremely adjustable (air)- Plush but can take a hit - Inexpensive.

Weaknesses:    Dives occationally when braking hard for a turn on down hills.

Bottom Line:   
I am reviewing the RST Omega Air Fork. I have been pleasantly supprised with the performance of this fork. It came stock on my bike and i thought i would upgrade after the first problem it gave me, but it hasn't had any yet! My sister and wife both have this fork on their bikes also with out any problems. I've heard a lot of bad things about RST (the walmart crap), but some of their upper forks are pretty good performer for people on a budget. With this fork it is critical that you have the air pressure dialed in ( I weigh 160 and run it right at 90 lbs)With to little air it dives alot and is unpredictable. With to much it can be very harsh, but when it is dialed in, man it is a nice ride. For what i use it for ( X/C and moderate down hill with drop offs no bigger then 2-3 feet) it's a great fork. Bottom line, would i buy it again... In a heart beat.

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Favorite Trail:   Blow Hard, Brainhead UT

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Manitou Black and Axel

Bike Setup:   Worcycle frame (subcontracter for Giant), RST omega Air fork, Cane Creek Cloud 9 air Shock, Tektro IO Disc brakes

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Godzy a Weekend Warrior from Zaragoza, Spain

Date Reviewed: September 20, 2005

Strengths:    Price

Weaknesses:    The oil cartridge is leaking oil.

Bottom Line:   
The oil cartridge is leaking oil, so finally you are only on rubbers. You see that you do not have any more oil when the lock stops working. I have got the oil cartridge once replaced (under warranty) and now is again on the shop for a second replacement.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Zaragoza (SPAIN)

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Megamo Fun, no supension fitted on origin.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Coots a Cross Country Rider from South Africa

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2005

Strengths:    Extremely strong, can take bigs hits. I weigh 190, and put it on a old Kona Hahanna as a weekend, trash all the traiks bike. This shock and strong Kona frame takes all sorts of abuse and keeps coming back for more.

Weaknesses:    Leaks, and lock out works erratically. Adjusting the shock makes no difference to it.

Bottom Line:   
Cheap and basic shock that allowed the old Kona to get seriuos again - used to have a Project 2 on the bike. I am a road racer and just wanted to join my MTB friends, and for a few bucks this shock does the job!

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Favorite Trail:   Lebanon, Cape Twon

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $200.00


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Joey Aldrich a Weekend Warrior from haslett, mi usa

Date Reviewed: July 10, 2005

Strengths:    looks cool

Weaknesses:    it died
i blew the damping/lockout assy. out of the fork


Bottom Line:   
i weigh 130lbs this crap shouldnt be happening to me

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Favorite Trail:   burchfield

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   central park bikes

Similar Products Used:   i killed 2 gila T5s

Bike Setup:   Specialized hardrock disc

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Matej Matko a Cross Country Rider from Maribor, Slovenija

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2005

Strengths:    low cost product

Weaknesses:    springs break very easily

Bottom Line:   
In first month evrythin was O.K., until i hit the road for real. After one "downhill" , if i can call it like that, the springs just broke, and became very noisy. You can hear the noise on tarmac and feel the oscillations inside. If you aks me if I woul'd purchase this product again, i wouldn't recommend it to anybody.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   obikes

Similar Products Used:   Manitou Axel

Bike Setup:   corratec x-vert lite

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joey Aldrich a Weekend Warrior from Haslett, michigan, USA

Date Reviewed: May 6, 2005

Strengths:    I really like the lockout that mine has, and so far it seems strong. Its a little bit heavy but thats ok.

Weaknesses:    It likes to leak grease.

Bottom Line:   
I have not fully broken my shock in yet but it seems to be doing well so far. I would reccomend it to any folks who take occasional ruts and bumps.

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Favorite Trail:   grand river

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Central Park Bikes

Similar Products Used:   RST gila t5+, and it was crappy. The first one came w/ one bushing, the second blew out from riding DOWN a curb. The omega i recieved was free because of my warranty

Bike Setup:   2005 specialized hardrock sport disc with fat road tires and lots of crap strapped to the frame.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by me =D from USA

Date Reviewed: January 8, 2005

Strengths:    it's just an awesome fork =D i bought it 3 years ago and it still works =D

Weaknesses:    It keeps giving this loud clank noise when i go off the curb..... i dunno why... but that sucks.. also when i ride and then i want to brake it shoots forward or something... i dunno why... but that sucks

Bottom Line:   
Well i don't have a lot of money and this fork came with my bike which was 300 dollars, it still works but i sometimes hear a clank... which is cool i guess.... and i can play some kinda music with it, my friends are jealous =D

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Similar Products Used:   none this is my first fork !

Bike Setup:   Giant Boulder! it rocks!!!!

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