RST 260 Front Shock

1.89/5 (27 Reviews)
MSRP : $180.00


Product Description

RST 260


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Eyal Cohen a Weekend Warrior from Modi'in

Date Reviewed: October 31, 2002

Strengths:    Sustainable behavior, Little maintainance needed, Good response on only short travel

Weaknesses:    Short travel, Too flexible arms

Bottom Line:   
Basic performance fork. Has an efective travel of about two inches, and if lubricated, perform well in this range. As a result, no hi-jupms are recommended, but still, this fork delivers the goods while on track with seldom fun jupms (but not on real off-road XC).

I got too irritated by its flexibility, that produces unbearable vibration while going down a slope. But still, for its price, you cannot raelly axpect for more.

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Favorite Trail:   Mild XC

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Manitou Magnum R

Bike Setup:   '99 Giant atx 840 (imporved)

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Mr magoo a Cross Country Rider from edmonton,,

Date Reviewed: September 12, 2002

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    no travel, ugly, weak. bleh.

Bottom Line:   
a real peice. don't pay for them, in fact pay to not use them. first thing i did after tryin em was take a shower. terrible.

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Purchased At:   on my friend's bike

Similar Products Used:   My rock shox judy TT (not bad) , matinou magnum R (can't complain)

Bike Setup:   K2 attack 2.0

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Quark from

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2001

Bottom Line:   
the best forks in the world today, perhaps the best thing to happen to cycling since Mt. Tam...

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Quark from

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2001

Bottom Line:   
the best forks in the world today, perhaps the best thing to happen to cycling since Mt. Tam...

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Dink Pink from Richmond, BC

Date Reviewed: July 28, 2001

Strengths:    NONE

Weaknesses:    TOO MANY TO LIST

Bottom Line:   
use as paperweight, dildo and etc

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $200.00

Similar Products Used:   JUDY XC

Bike Setup:   Deore LX, Aluminium frame

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Michael Ellerson a Weekend Warrior from Raleigh, NC

Date Reviewed: May 17, 2001

Strengths:    Not many to none.

Weaknesses:    It weighs too much, bottoms out on small rocks, sticks, ect(and I'm only 125lbs.) Also the thavel distance isn't adjustable.

Bottom Line:   
These suck for any type of off-road riding. They are too heavy and have such little travel that they bottom out evrywhere. They really can't even be considered good for the price of the product. Generaly, don't get stuck with these, they suck all around.

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Favorite Trail:   Any Single Track

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $180.00

Purchased At:   Cycle Logic in Raleigh

Similar Products Used:   None quite this bad.


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by John a Cross Country Rider from Elkton, MD

Date Reviewed: March 27, 2001

Strengths:    excellent choice for the adult male seeking a cheap means of permanent contraception. a true instrument of vengeance from the oppressed masses in taiwan against us... if we all had this fork, our population would dwindle. excellent suggestion for capital punishment, but the supreme court would rule against it as cruel and unusual.

Weaknesses:    bottoms out on speedbumps, sticks, pebbles, cartridge was originally developed for a pogo stick...

Bottom Line:   
i bought the fork on a flea market. i was 13. i thought it would make my bike look good. i thought it might work. i thought i'd be cool. now in retrospect i wasted a lot of time and five dolalrs getting the thing to function. i still have it. its mounted to the wall in my shop and if i ever have kids i think i'll threaten to put it on their bikes if their bad.
the story. my first test ride. wow i've got a shock. ok, let er rip. bad idea. i tried to jump the bike off a small water bar. the frame, already heavy, seemed to not want to lift off the ground (this was before i had discovered decent platforms and clips) the end result was that when the shock returned to earth from its 8 or so inch height, it proceeded to propell me off the seat and into the stem. at this point i don't recal much more. but when i came too, puberty seemed lost. the fork was jammed. it now sits on my wall. after this incident, i went out and found a good rigid fork to replace the shock. much better idea. i would recommend this shock to anyone who has enough confidence to buy from taiwan, anyone who would consider a department store bike. good luck if you have this fork. i would reccomend you wear a cup if you are still a male.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   flea market from a man selling watches and a velveteen mona lisa...

Similar Products Used:   pogo stick

Bike Setup:   heh, well it was on my first mtb... it was a raleigh m-50 bought on an auction for 20 bucks. i paid five for the fork. i currently ride a c-dale f-900, full xtr, easton bar and posts. hah, i still suck.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by guy a Downhiller from canada

Date Reviewed: March 12, 2001

Strengths:    These are the best shox Ive ever had!! they kik sum extreme @$$ I love em! Im never getting rid of them!!Buy they are awsome!

Weaknesses:    None, they're the bomb!

Bottom Line:   
These are the best shocks ever! buy them and u will be very impressed! u dont feel anything.

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Favorite Trail:   any trail

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   a very cool store

Similar Products Used:   Rock shox xtc downhill

Bike Setup:   Supercycle Walmart extreme edition

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Justin Brown from Wilton, CT, USA

Date Reviewed: November 26, 2000

Strengths:    Not many...Good if you're riding on the road, but anywhere else...forget it!

Weaknesses:    -Too flexy
-NO travel
-No adjustment
-Ugly


Bottom Line:   
Don't waste your time and money!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Ski / Bike Market (With New Bike)

Similar Products Used:   The shocks that I made out of construction paper and aluminum foil held out better than these RSTs


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by alex a Downhiller from fremont, ca usa

Date Reviewed: October 11, 2000

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    everything. they rattle, they buttom out easy.

Bottom Line:   
this shock are made for kids. They do not perform great at any downhill trails or in other words they suck!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this RST 260 shock are not worth purchasing and should be pulled off any bike shops or stores. Rst should recall this model 260 because they are not durable and very dangerous for bikers. Salesmans at all the bike stores should not lie to customers about these shocks.

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Favorite Trail:   skegg point

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $180.00

Purchased At:   sportmart

Similar Products Used:   rockshox jett & judy

Bike Setup:   downhill and rough terrains

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Chris Green a Cross Country Rider from Phoenix, AZ, USA

Date Reviewed: September 26, 2000

Strengths:    Slows down someone who tries to steal it

Weaknesses:    Heavy, 1mm of travel, ugly, stopped moving, makes loud noises when put under pressure, makes my bike worse than my dads old trek with no suspension

Bottom Line:   
Don't buy a bike if it has an rst on it, If your bike has an rst throw it away before it kills you. I think rst should be banned motiv should be put out of business. Do not buy a toy store bike. Do not by a bike that was not originally from a bike store. This fork is great for a kid from india. Maybe he could stick a net on it and play jai a'lai(high lie)

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Favorite Trail:   MacDowell mountain pro track

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Costco superstore

Similar Products Used:   Rock shox judy on a giant iguana

Bike Setup:   Motiv Rockridge stock

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Marc Beecroft a Weekend Warrior from Bradford

Date Reviewed: September 1, 2000

Strengths:    What Strengths!!!!!!!!!!!!

Weaknesses:    Too flexy
NO travel
When they do move that 1cm they fire straight back up!
No adjustment
ugly


Bottom Line:   
CRAP!!!!!Avoid them like the plague.The worst forks out there.RST have messed up big style.How do they get away with it

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Favorite Trail:   Jumps

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   Aire Valley Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Rockshox indy c, sid. sr suntour. mantiou magnum r

Bike Setup:   Old messed up GT palomar shimano Vs Ritchey hubs wild gripper tyers ritchey comp riser bar shimano spd's

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Urban Dynamo a Downhiller from Layton UT USA

Date Reviewed: July 29, 2000

Strengths:    Strengths???

Weaknesses:    -Too much flex
-No damping
-No preload adjustment -
-Very very very old design, even compared to RST's road forks!
-No travel!




Bottom Line:   
Nice going RST! I sure hope RST will someday straighten out their act and put the same ammount of quality which is put in their high end forks!!! After all the forks I've tested this is the worst!!! The RST Corsa "Road" fork has way more higher technology than the 260 "off-road" fork, even one of the first ealiest low end Marzocchi MTB forks can beat this fork by a long shot. Nice try RST, but next time, don't let 9 year children who work in the Nike factory right next to your Dah-Ken headquarters design your forks!!!

>>>>>>>>>>>>

:) Ideal buyer- Hmmmmmm, Can anyone e-mail me if you know???

:( Non-Ideal buyer- Someone who demands a decent quality off-road fork!!!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   A Huffy rigid fork!


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Mark a Weekend Warrior from Ravensdale, WA

Date Reviewed: July 2, 2000

Strengths:    Slightly better than a rigid fork

Weaknesses:    Too much flex, too little travel, as smooth as washboard

Bottom Line:   
If absolutely nothing else exists and you like challenging technical riding then this is a start. Hard hits off drop offs are more fun, but run of the mill roots, stumps, and rocks aren't any easier to negotiate than with the stock rigid fork my bike came with. I bought these used and regret it. Wish I'd a done some research and learned to spend a few more scheckles.

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Favorite Trail:   Fat Hand

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   None yet

Bike Setup:   Diamondback Response

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Cool a Weekend Warrior from Canada

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2000

Strengths:    Strengths?

Weaknesses:    Everything

Bottom Line:   
heck, a rigid bike handles beter then a bike with this on.
DO NOT BUY.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   RST 165

Bike Setup:   the BEAST

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