RST Gamma TL 00 Front Shock

3.75/5 (12 Reviews)
MSRP : $80.00

Product Description

  • Coil spring / MCU
  • 3" (76mm) travel
  • Externally adjustable preload
  • Air damping
  • Cold forged aluminum crown
  • Cro-Moly stanchions
  • 1 piece cast magnesium sliders
  • Universal disc brake mount

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    Reviews 1 - 12 (12 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by fernandito monyeta a Downhiller from esquel

    Date Reviewed: August 20, 2004

    Strengths:    low price, it is soft, no manteniance, good travel nice colour, works well

    Weaknesses:    no regulations, bottoms easy, almos nothing for the price

    Bottom Line:   
    is amazing great value for xc riding, buy it if u need a cheap ligth fork

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    Favorite Trail:   monoxido dh

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $55.00

    Purchased At:   tonino bikes

    Similar Products Used:   delta hl, 281el, capa c4, gila tl, boxxer team

    Bike Setup:   zenith full dh

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by sam drummee a Downhiller from norwich

    Date Reviewed: June 17, 2003

    Strengths:    bloody brillant

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    best in the world

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    Favorite Trail:   cocks

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $2000.00

    Purchased At:   a shop

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   great

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Adrian hudson a Weekend Warrior from Yorkshire

    Date Reviewed: November 7, 2002

    Strengths:    light weight durable. price top out bumpers on mine

    Weaknesses:    flex like hell easy to bottom out elasomer rebound damper
    plastic top-caps

    Bottom Line:   
    good for 6months save pennies and buy a pair of real forks like rock shox or marzocchi

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $90.00

    Purchased At:   Scisset bike shed

    Similar Products Used:   chilli gordo

    Bike Setup:   x-ile lx hope marzocchi ect

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Vince B a Racer from Canada Ontario

    Date Reviewed: March 15, 2002

    Strengths:    light, easy flow

    Weaknesses:    the preload adjustments don't even work!

    Bottom Line:   
    It's a good suspension when it's new. It is realy soft but that didn't seem to bother me cause i'm only 150lbs. After like 2 races the suspension was dead, it had so much play in it i thought it was going to fall apart. If you are a beginer ridder don't get convinced that they are good by the retailer, like i did, they suck!

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    Favorite Trail:   Ravenshoe Ontario

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $150.00

    Purchased At:   Bicycle Planet

    Similar Products Used:   rock shock indy or a straight fork

    Bike Setup:   Devinchi Frame, all LX or higher, Hayse disc, lots of Bontrager

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Ben a Downhiller from Australia

    Date Reviewed: October 6, 2001

    Strengths:    This fork Is great for the average ridder that doesn't Got fanging down a hill at 60km An hour. But they are Great for X-country.

    Weaknesses:    Not that good for drop offs That is why i'm selling and up grading for better stuff.

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a pretty cool fork for the average rider And is great Low level Free ride fork.As well as X-country.

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    Favorite Trail:   Black Expert

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $400.00

    Purchased At:   Degradi Cycle And Sport

    Bike Setup:   Description:
    Coil spring / MCU
    3" (76mm) travel
    Externally adjustable preload
    Air damping
    Cold forged aluminum crown
    Cro-Moly stanchions
    1 piece cast magnesium sliders
    Universal disc brake mount

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by David Fogg a Cross Country Rider from Mt. Berry, GA

    Date Reviewed: January 24, 2001

    Strengths:    Durable
    Smooth on all but the most rocky of trails
    Perfect for light riders

    Weaknesses:    Probably bad for heavy riders
    Jumpy on extremely rocky terrain
    Rebound adjusters don't seem to have much effect

    Bottom Line:   
    Light weight cross country riders will love this shock. I mentioned its jumpy on extremely rocky terrain but I'm talking downhiller territory basically. Its a cross country fork through and through. 76mm of travel is great for its price. Alot better value than RockShox Jett line. I'm thinking of upgrading to a Judy C or XC this summer, but anything less probably wouldn't be much of an improvement at all. Oh yeah, the rebound adjusters hardly do anything to the fork. I leave my set to just about as much rebound as possible. They work great set to there.

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    Favorite Trail:   House of Dreams Single Track

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   Came on my REI Novara Arriba

    Bike Setup:   REI Novara Arriba, Ritchey Comp Components all over, SRAM Drive Train

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Tom Masters a Weekend Warrior from Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa

    Date Reviewed: January 10, 2001

    Strengths:    Good Price, good weight, Ok travel 3"

    Weaknesses:    For light weight people..

    Bottom Line:   
    If your light and dont want to spend lots of money this is a very nice fork.

    If you are heavy this is not for you..

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    Favorite Trail:   Velooren Kloof

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $90.00

    Purchased At:   Auto-Xtra Cycles

    Similar Products Used:   Rock Shock Judy XC, RST Gamma EL

    Bike Setup:   Scwhinn Mesa GSX, Full Deore LX, Roox bars, Titec Big-AL Stem, USE alien seat-post.

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by JP a Cross Country Rider from San Diego, CA, USA

    Date Reviewed: October 9, 2000

    Strengths:    Cheep
    good for the price
    good for light riders

    Weaknesses:    Bad for bigger riders
    bottoms out very easy (for over 150lbs)
    shakes & rattles like crazy on downhills

    Bottom Line:   
    It came with the bike, I weigh 178lbs and I bottom this fork like crazy. I ride pretty hard, down rocky slopes sometimes, but I've only been doing it a couple of months.
    First couple of rides it was great compared to no suspension, but on the second and third ride, the shock was bottoming out and making all sorts of rattling, I thought my handlebars were going to come off at any minute!

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    - Good fork for lightweight riders
    - Good fork for smooth trails
    - Great fork for price (I would think)

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   REI

    Similar Products Used:   straight fork... Ha Ha

    Bike Setup:   REI Novara, nothing special

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by David Koh a Downhiller from Reading, Berkshire, England

    Date Reviewed: August 22, 2000

    Strengths:    Reliable fork, uses plush 3" to the max, isnt a pogo stick, works brilliantly

    Weaknesses:    little or no damping too much neg travel (1.8" neg travel)

    Bottom Line:   
    This a great fork 2 buy 4 the money u pay 4 it and its smooth small bumps and comfortable wen jumping

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    Favorite Trail:   The Coombes wood

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   Mountain Trax

    Similar Products Used:   RST beta forks, basicly same spec, zoke pro which have 2 little travel 4 their money

    Bike Setup:   Kona Cindercone, usuall spec

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by jose fernandes a Weekend Warrior from Santo Tirso - Portugal

    Date Reviewed: August 21, 2000

    Strengths:    special edition 90mm
    disk compatible

    Weaknesses:    too soft for my weight (I am 100KG)and specialy too noisy when working on hard trails

    Bottom Line:   
    value rating - 2
    Overall rating - 2

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    Favorite Trail:   freeride

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $1.00

    Purchased At:   Original at my Scott GZero FX2

    Similar Products Used:   RST 461 DH
    Rock Shox Judy Race

    Bike Setup:   Original Scott G Zero FX2 set up.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Urban Dynamo a Downhiller from Layton UT 84041

    Date Reviewed: July 26, 2000

    Strengths:    +"TWIN AIR" air damping
    +Adjustable preload
    +Magnesiun sliders
    +3 inch travel (76 mm)
    +Top out bumpers!

    Weaknesses:    -Non adjustable damping

    Bottom Line:   
    Unlike its horrid apprentice, the Gamma EL, the Gamma TL has RST's "Twin Air" damping which makes a %100 difference in performance. The RST Twin Air damping system will prevent violent front wheel dive downs that are associated with non damped forks, that's pretty much what damping is. And if in any chance the Gamma TL would top out, the top out bumper will minimize the top out impact. The RST Gamma TL is 100x's better than the Gamma EL!

    -----------------The Bottom Line-------------------:)

    :) Ideal buyer- Someone who wants durable performance in a inexpensive fork!

    :( Non Ideal buyer- Someone who doesn't like RST.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   RST Delta PRO

    Overall Rating:4
    Submitted by Nicholas Polydor a Weekend Warrior from Leicester, England

    Date Reviewed: August 5, 1999

    Fairly lightweight, combination of coil springs and MCU, air damping, one piece magnesium sliders and brace, and low cost.

    None yet discovered.

    Bottom Line:   
    This fork, at a mere £80, is a superb bargain that performs well above its price. However, more accomplished riders may wish to purchase a fork with more travel, full coil springs and externally adjustable rebound and compression damping. If you just want a solid fork that performs well, for a reasonable price, though, then this will be just perfect.

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    Favorite Trail:   
    no particular favourite

    Duration Product Used:   
    less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   
    RST 381

    Bike Setup:   
    I have got this fork installed on a 1998 Gary Fisher Gitche Gumee.

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