SR Suntour SF-XCM 2006 Front Shocks

2.54/5 (26 Reviews)
Weight : 2500 grams


Product Description

  • Travel: 100 mm
  • System: Coil spring
  • Design: Leading axle
  • Crown: New shape alloy
  • Integrated HD: ID type / 50mm
  • Stanchion tube: STKM
  • Brake: Disc & V-type


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Orthosies twat

Date Reviewed: August 29, 2012

Strengths:    Like a bargin buket
-finger linkin good


Weaknesses:    Rides like a steaming floater in a murky bathtub

Bottom Line:   
Dump.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dave Morgan a Weekend Warrior from Hatfield.Herts, England

Date Reviewed: September 13, 2011

Strengths:    Good solid cheap fork

Weaknesses:    A bit springy,rebound can be fierce

Bottom Line:   
Look it depends what you want this fork for. If your goin to attatch this fork to your bike and take it to Aston hill then its goin to kill you, its a bit springy and the re-bound is fierce but then these forks aint designed for that and if your stupid enough to try then you shouldn't be on the bike in the first place. If on the other hand your looking for a cheap set of forks to help soak up the pot holes on your daily comute to work then you wont go far wrong. Given them 4 chillis for value,you can pick up new set for £50 but 2 over all cause not much good for anythin else

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Chainreaction cycles

Similar Products Used:   Rock shox Reba

Bike Setup:   Riding upgraded Cube Attention

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by bdr a Cross Country Rider from bude,cornwall

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2011

Strengths:    brilliant forks havent let me down once yet they take what ever i throw at them.thease forks can realy take a battering i take my bike over jumps through forests (not always on the track !) accros beaches rough rocky clif tops sometimes even through abandond wreked buildings i use it on the road to where it is just as good but one thing i always get from it is exelent all round proformance. i would recomend this product to on road and off road users spetially beginers.

Weaknesses:    none so far !

Bottom Line:   
if you want something simple but effective i would recomend thease forks.

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Favorite Trail:   N/A

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   bidiford (the bike s


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nathand a Cross Country Rider from australia

Date Reviewed: December 30, 2010

Strengths:    have had no probs

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
have had no isues with this product some people use it as they cant aford the wright gear and break it and give it a bad review but as an every day ride no probs

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Favorite Trail:   woodland

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   got with bike

Similar Products Used:   dart 3

Bike Setup:   gt avalanche

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Mark a Cross Country Rider from Modiin, israel

Date Reviewed: December 18, 2010

Strengths:    Stable, Reliable and cheap

Weaknesses:    Leaks at first.
only 100mm


Bottom Line:   
Great for it's price.
Served me well for the last year very cheap and simple.

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Favorite Trail:   Lots

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Rosen and mints

Similar Products Used:   Rock shox dart 2

Bike Setup:   mongoose otero comp 08

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by marnusvdm a Cross Country Rider from Pretoria South africa

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2010

Strengths:    It's good on x-country.Its realy smooth and it works quiet nice.And it has enough travel(100mm)

Weaknesses:    You can not lockout while riding and the preload doens't realy make a diffrence.

Bottom Line:   
Test it out before buying.And if you want lockout whilst riding get Rock Shox Dart 3 or any other suspention

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Favorite Trail:   Groenkloof

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Solomancycles

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox Dart 3

Bike Setup:   Avalanche 575 16"

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by McUnknown a Racer from Kranj

Date Reviewed: July 18, 2010

Strengths:    Its a rly good fork!
its good for jumping lil bit of dh it takes drops nice and its smooth as hell
the paint job is rly strong it has like 5 layors of paint on it..


Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
if you get it on bike stock dont upgrade...

ive put some oil for motor bikes and it works even better its like bomb proof fork
ill try to turn it into air fork..

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Favorite Trail:   hmm...

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   came wiht bike

Similar Products Used:   dj 2,3 drop off iv

Bike Setup:   dirt

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by El Guapo a Weekend Warrior from Calgary

Date Reviewed: May 25, 2010

Strengths:    Nice Paint - if you care about that.

Weaknesses:    Shocks leaked a bit of oil after a mild ride on paved path with my 7 year old on my first ride. Though maybe this was just lubricant - and then went to mountains for a little tougher ride, but not monstrous, and the damn shocks leaked more than the gulf of Mexico is right now. Quite disapointed- they came standard on Giant Rincon. They should find a better manufacturer.

Bottom Line:   
The next bike up in the Giant Ricon line had Fox shocks, it was about a $100 canadian to take the next step. I'm nearly 50 so I thought how much hard riding am I gonna do. I cheaped out. Should have spend the dough. I'll probably upgrade-hopefully as part of a warrantee issue.

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Favorite Trail:   Goat Creek

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Cyclepath

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Straight frame the shop.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bane a Cross Country Rider from Serbia

Date Reviewed: January 16, 2010

Strengths:    very good at bumps,trenches,small holes...

Bottom Line:   
great

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Favorite Trail:   all

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   bike shop


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by dansta a Cross Country Rider from cheshire

Date Reviewed: November 30, 2009

Strengths:    price

Weaknesses:    I used this fork for a couple of weeks on my commute which is was geat for. I then tried llandegla...Big mistake! After the blue run it had stiffened up but still useable. Then did the red run and it completely seized up. Im not a hardened mountain biker, this was the first time I have done a proper trail so wasnt going stupid quick, but it just wasnt up to the job. My mates Dart2 was fine all day. I have now order a Rockshox Tora sl to replace it.
Also VERY heavy


Bottom Line:   
This fork is absolutely perfect........ For using on flat roads or a country path. If you ever intend on proper XC spend a little bit more and get a Rockshox...its worth it!!
In the words of my old dad.... buy cheap - buy twice!

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Favorite Trail:   llandegla

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   fleebay

Similar Products Used:   A solid bar of iron

Bike Setup:   GT aggressor with Avid Juicy 5's and few other mods

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Johnno.c a Downhiller from Dublin

Date Reviewed: November 4, 2009

Strengths:    Hahhah is this a sick joke

Weaknesses:    I tested them in France on an enduro track on a hire bike I rented because I was not hauling my v-10 around an enduro track like an idiot but I'm thinking I would have done a better job on my own bike around the track. Ok so I was the second person to rent the bike and I dowbt the first person rode the bike hard but when the oil came out of the seals on a little jump I nearly s*it a brick but when the steering tube snapped follow it I did s*it myself. I went back to the rental store and he laughed at my bloody nose but at least he was appologetic for renting me out a bike that was not fit for a run to the scrap yard. Don't ever consider even going near a product as mother fuc*ing s*it as this. Don't be foolish enough to even accept a freebie. I'm sorry but I would ride a carbon fiber racing fork down a mountain before this

Bottom Line:   
This piece of scrap metal does not deserve the one chilli you have to give as the lowest rating. I would be turned off sr suntor for life after the memory. Sr suntor should be glad Someone has a memory of them because I'm sure everyone else will have forgotten them. Poor excuse for a product I could have strapped my hands to the hub of the bike and done a better job!
Not worth the mental and physical scars!!!
Don't risk your like. Walk.

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Favorite Trail:   Les chavannes morzine les gets

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Purchased At:   Tested very well hah

Similar Products Used:   Rockshox dart,pike,argoyle.
Marozzochi dirt jumpers,drop offs
Fox shoks 32 van


Bike Setup:   Black anodised santa cruz V-10. Race face diablous cranks bars stem. Syncross rims on red hope pro hubs. Fox 40's dhx5.0. X.0 kitted out. E-13 lg1guide

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by rfc_jamiegavin_rfc a Cross Country Rider from scotland

Date Reviewed: May 21, 2009

Strengths:    cheap as chips, good travel

Weaknesses:    seals broke after a while and began letting water in, become stiff in the cold weather

Bottom Line:   
these are good value forks for the most basic of riding.

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Favorite Trail:   glentress

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   rockshox dart 3

Bike Setup:   carrera vulcan 2007

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mikeamor1993 a Downhiller from Whitehaven, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Date Reviewed: May 4, 2009

Strengths:    This product has alround strength, I dont know why people are complaining about them being weak because I use mine for, Dirt Jumping, Street, Downhill, and i'm doing some harsh stuff

Weaknesses:    None at all

Bottom Line:   
Overall good fork, brill for if you want to save weight

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Favorite Trail:   Local Tracks

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Crc

Similar Products Used:   Manitou Splice, Marrazzoci Dj3

Bike Setup:   24 seven slacker, halo combat 24", answer alumite bars

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by alleeaus a Weekend Warrior from Conroe, TX, US

Date Reviewed: March 2, 2009

Weaknesses:    bottom out easily, oil leaked out right away eating all the paint up

Bottom Line:   
suck

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Favorite Trail:   all

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   came with bike

Similar Products Used:   rock shox

Bike Setup:   Raleigh mojave 5.0 all around disc

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by jackooro a Downhiller from devon

Date Reviewed: February 8, 2009

Strengths:    you cant bottom them out (although im young and only 8 stone) not bad looks and if they come on your bike and your just starting out dont bother upgrading

Weaknesses:    haevy and a bit crap just because the lack of travel they make up on the stiffness wich makes seruosly uncomfy off big drops or jumps

Bottom Line:   
dont buy them even if you have no money for a real fork they can do nothing other than flat and the odd root when i had them they tried to kill me twice because they snapped once and i think they are a slight health hazard because they put me in hospital for a week dont let them get you if you have them bin them if you were about to get them dont!!

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Favorite Trail:   downhill track in my garden

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   south fork

Similar Products Used:   nope

Bike Setup:   downhill hardtail gt

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