Spinner Grind 2006 Front Shocks

2.78/5 (9 Reviews)
MSRP : $100.00


Product Description

  • 70mm Travel
  • 25.4mm Stanchion Tubes
  • One-piece aluminum lower
  • Ergonomic Preload Adjuster


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Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by iforgotmename a Cross Country Rider from Ohio

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2009

Strengths:    Not a bad for even for a guy that weighs 225. Nice entry level fork...it has served me well. Going to keep it for winter riding to save my new "nice"fork.

Weaknesses:    None to speak of

Bottom Line:   
Upgraded to a Rock Shox but I am still keeping my grind....just in case.Great fork no complaints...started giving me a small bit of trouble after being out for hours at 20 degree temps. But come on no one likes the cold.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   came on bike

Similar Products Used:   Never had a suspension fork before.

Bike Setup:   My "build"...this bike can go anywhere. Sort of. I am building my version of an extreme xc bike.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by yan rnold a Weekend Warrior from lacombe, ab Can

Date Reviewed: May 13, 2008

Strengths:    nice for cross country

Weaknesses:    broke on a three foot jump

Bottom Line:   
piece of crap. It didn't last at all

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Canadian tire

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Schwinn Blackline pro

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Daniel a Weekend Warrior from San Francisco Bay Area

Date Reviewed: December 18, 2007

Strengths:    OEM(Original Equipment), cheap if it came on your bike. For commuting and EXTRA LIGHT XC (Cross Country) use.

Weaknesses:    EVERYTHING!!!

* crappy preload
* bad for mud, rain, etc.
* maintainence heavy, suspension "fades" after an hour of riding after lubrication/maintainence
* a bit heavy
* either too soft or too stiff


Bottom Line:   
IF THIS COMES ON YOUR BIKE, replace it if you actually ride off-pavement. IT IS ONLY GOOD FOR SMOOTH PAVEMENT COMMUTING. If you purchased it separately, you wasted your money.

Any "true" mountain-biker should sell this fork ASAP. It will only lead to problems down the road. It is a POS.....

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Favorite Trail:   anywhere off pavement (most especially mud)

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   came stock on my low-end TREK 3900 hardtail

Bike Setup:   TREK 3900, that's all you need to know

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Chris Landry a Weekend Warrior from Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 25, 2007

Strengths:    light weight, strong, travel isn't bad

Weaknesses:    travel

Bottom Line:   
these forks aren't bad for a beginner, good for XC and some screwing around on jumps and stuff

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Favorite Trail:   CN Trainyard

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $100.00

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi Drop Off Comps, MZ Comps, DJ 2's

Bike Setup:   Schwinn Locura, Axiom Supercross bars, Marzocchi Drop Off Comps, (110mm)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by digger ballicker from regina,saskatchewen,canada

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2007

Strengths:    this fork freakin rocks awsome control did some dirt jumps held up awsome

Weaknesses:    low travel not a big problum

Bottom Line:   
this fork rocks its strong fairly light weight can be used for more then XC no complaints

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   came with bike

Similar Products Used:   ..........

Bike Setup:   Schwinn locura, pure and shimano componants all stock

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Daniel a Weekend Warrior from Sunnyvale, CA USA

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2007

Strengths:    It's an actual suspension. Not much maintanence needed if you don't care about the performance of the suspension.

Weaknesses:    Preload completely stumps new riders like me. Too stiff for me (I weight 180lbs). It seems to "fade" away right after it's taken from the shop and used. Information about this fork is difficult to find (on the internet, anyways).

Bottom Line:   
It's only good for entry level riders who don't like tuning things or don't care about suspensions. For those of you looking for info on this "insync grind" fork, take a look at these links:

General Info: http://www.spinner-usa.com/sf_sport.html
Owners Manual: http://www.spinner-usa.com/ownersmanuals/2005_Grind_Manual.pdf

READ THESE LINKS ASAP IF YOU OWN THIS PROUDUCT! (and if you're new to mountain biking)

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Favorite Trail:   anywhere off pavement

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Celmar Cycle (came w/ bike)

Bike Setup:   mostly stock TREK 3900 w/ Shimano Deore rear derailleur, fork (Spinner Insync Grind 1) came w/ bike

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Anthony willetts a Weekend Warrior from australia

Date Reviewed: July 25, 2006

Strengths:    ummm cheap i guess, fairly responsive on the trail

Weaknesses:    preload is weak, short travel, bottom out easy expesicialy off drops 3+ foot

Bottom Line:   
i hated these forks, they are crap for anything other then light XC or commuting and the preload broke off a 3 ft drop.....3FT!!!!!!, i would suggest sumthing like my current forks (SR Suntour XCR 100mm travel), much nicer feel and not too pricy!!

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Favorite Trail:   Mt leonard

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   came on my old bike

Similar Products Used:   none that compare

Bike Setup:   this was my old bike, Mongoose tyax comp all standard but with a shimano hollowteck crankset and shimano Deore LX rear derailer. My current bike is a shogun floater wiht suntour XCR forks, Alex DM18 rims, Alivio drivetrain, Maxxis Bling Bling tyres

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Stefan a Cross Country Rider from Regina, Sask, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 10, 2006

Strengths:    Its a good fork for its price. Never maxed it out yet :)

Weaknesses:    Im not sure yet

Bottom Line:   
Its not good for big drops

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Favorite Trail:   dunno

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Source for sports

Similar Products Used:   rst

Bike Setup:   trek 3900

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Eularino Pataro a Cross Country Rider from Brazil, BH-MG

Date Reviewed: March 22, 2006

Strengths:    Low Price
No maintenance
Reasonable weight +-2.3Kg (for price paid of course!)


Weaknesses:    Spend more money and buy another!
No adjusment
Low impact absorption
No poplock


Bottom Line:   
Spend more money and buy another!

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Favorite Trail:   xc

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Global

Similar Products Used:   RST


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