RST 381xl Front Shock

4.2/5 (5 Reviews)
Weight : 2.6kg

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Chris from Southend

Date Reviewed: June 14, 2005

Strengths:    good looking

Weaknesses:    the adjusters come out and nearly destroy your eye on the first jump of the day(6.5ft). I ended up in the eye unit with a traumatic eye injury

Bottom Line:   
@!~#! dont buy them if you treasure sight!

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Zokes zones, these are much better!

Bike Setup:   saracen X-tort with ex721CD rims, zokes fork, tioga factory dh tires 18 speed chainset, tioga cube stem, tioga DH bars and shimano mechs.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David a Downhiller from Stockton, UK

Date Reviewed: March 21, 2005

Strengths:    Easy to service, work well, Pretty good seals on a budget fork

Weaknesses:    Flexy

Bottom Line:   
These forks worked brilliantly for me for around 4 years before I upgraded them to Hi-5's, They rocked big time, handled everything I threw at them, I never even needed to change the seals in all that time!!! They were jumped, Raced, and Beaten to hell on the DH runs. But never failed me, Worth buying!!!

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Came Stock on my bike

Similar Products Used:   RST Hi-5's

Bike Setup:   Blade DH frame with RST 381XLs

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by James from vanscouver

Date Reviewed: March 7, 2004

Strengths:    super rigid, stays that way, bushings last

Weaknesses:    springs go alittle soft after a few yrs of hard all season riding. (any fork would)

Bottom Line:   
I loved them! they made a funky noise when they topped out but aside from that the ride was smooth, very nice and you could adjust the travel with the preload. I rode these forks hard all year around every year for 4 yrs and they held up really well! I ride very aggressive xc (small drops etc) and weigh 180lbs. For the money- awesome fork!

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $99.00

Purchased At:   universal cycles

Similar Products Used:   manitou marzocchi rockshox

Bike Setup:   brodie

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by trevor a Weekend Warrior from wimdsor, Ont.

Date Reviewed: May 23, 2001

Strengths:    This fork rocks, I would recomed for 1 to 4 foot drops, very plush not to expensive good for a first time buyer

Weaknesses:    Not enough travel, breaks very easy, should have more colours mabye black or red

Bottom Line:   
This fork is really good for a beiging rider who dosen't do crazt drops. I think it's a great deal and people should buy it.

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Favorite Trail:   Turkey creek

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $145.00

Purchased At:   Bicycleworld

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Norco screamer, panracer fire xc pro tire, shimanno lx, race face cranks.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Craig a Weekend Warrior from kelowna, b.c., canada

Date Reviewed: January 5, 2001

Strengths:    This fork is an awesome fork for the money i paid $200 canadian, the price rocks!!! The fork has 4.5ish travel and it is soo nice.

Weaknesses:    The fork springs do not hold their tension
people diss RST hardcore, i like em and respect em!

Bottom Line:   
These are not the biggest forks i have ridden, they are not the best forks i have ridden but they are damn good for the price. QUALITY, these $200cdn. forkscome with disc brake mounts, dampening adjusters, and they work nice! I have taken 5+ foot drops on these forks and they love it! One thing tho is these fork from takin 5+ foot drops the springs have lost their tension, these things with some speedsprings by mrp this would be a wicked budget fork! But till next time, PEACE!

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Favorite Trail:   Big FU(kin drops!!!!

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Black Mountain Cycle

Similar Products Used:   tried em all

Bike Setup:   fisher, level betty, lx, baby downhill, all the usual stuff! irc, serfas, oury, spinergy, bontrager, magura gustav's to come!!!

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