RST Mozo XXL Front Shock

3.91/5 (11 Reviews)
MSRP : $1000.00


Product Description

RST Mozo XXL


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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nik from SA , Aust.

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2003

Strengths:    seem resonably stiff which i like coz losing power through forks that r too soft suck but that just maybe how i have them set up.

Weaknesses:    not exactly sure havent come across any really but im sure they do.

Bottom Line:   
i like em and they rnt over priced. wouldnt recomend them for majorly serious riders i would tend to stick to the boxxer or monster t's they just seem to feel a little bit stronger, but nver the less the xxl r great for someone with a bit less money who still wants the travel.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   white bros. have a similar fork but i didnt really like em much.

Bike Setup:   craftworks DHR 208. decked out.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Max turvado a Downhiller from Caguan

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2002

Strengths:    seven inches of travel. No stiction at all. Easy to service. Pretty stiff for an inverted fork compared to other ones out there. It is very adjustable. I like the red anodized crowns and the polished upper tubes. Open bath so you dont have to worry about cartidges.

Weaknesses:    If you compress the fork upside down the oil and the air get in the wrong places and when you use the fork on its normal position it doesnt work properly. Steering is not as acurate as forks which are not inverted. It leaks oil because its inverted and open bath.

Bottom Line:   
This fork is excelent for the amount of money you pay for it. I know its not a shiver or as stiff as a monster T but it works pretty good compared to other forks in its price range. It is very adjustable so you can tune it for every kind of ride. When you first buy the fork you have to set it up because it feels crappy.It comes with the compression to high so sometimes you kind of get a hidraulic block out which transmits the shock rigth to your arms. The preload can be adjusted by putting a little air inside it but dont put too much air inside like the ass**** below. This a coil sprung fork not a sid you ass****. If you read the manual it will tell you to put only up to 5psi, not to inflate it like a road tire. Try different kinds of springs and oil weights and then move in to the damping and you will set it up right. Also you can make custom stanchion guards and it will look much better.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $499.00

Purchased At:   cambriabike

Similar Products Used:   Boxxer 98,99,00. monster T. Shiver. alfalfa. Hanebrink(very crappy). WB dh2 and ud150.

Bike Setup:   Atx one, mozo xxl, hayes,AC,Mammoth rims and other stuff to make the bike going.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by taz a Racer from beloeil,canada

Date Reviewed: March 25, 2002

Strengths:    this fork has 7" of smooth travel that sucks up everything in front of it.Inexpensive and user friendly.Pretty stiff for an inverted fork.Stiffer than the shiver.

Weaknesses:    Leaks a lot of oil even out of the box. Springs are too cheap,they kinda get smaller after one year. Doesn't look good when you see it for the first time.

Bottom Line:   
This is the best fork in this price range I have ever tested.Beginners who want a great fork not too expensive, this is your ticket for the rides of your life. The only thing is that this fork costs a lot of oil in one summer.It soaks up everything, but expect to hear a metal crunching clunk a few times during your descent. It blows it's travel too fast but it can save you from big hits and is very sentivive for small bumps. I recommend this fork for every beginner in this sport that want a good working fork for his hard earned bucks. And the best of all: it's user friendly, very easy to repair and to clean.You are a gravity freak on budget? Go for it! You are a downhiller who is entering the world of racing? Don't buy this fork?

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Favorite Trail:   bromont world cup

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   a friend of mind

Similar Products Used:   marzo shiver, manitou X-VERT carbon, rockshox boxxer, stratos s-8, risse bigfoot

Bike Setup:   Balfa BB7, dee max, race face, XTR, Magura gustav M, FSA head set, roox bars, MRP, Michelin tires

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by CHRIS a Weekend Warrior from TOLEDO,OH

Date Reviewed: December 31, 2001

Strengths:    VERY STRONG (I'M 6'2 AND 215 LBS), VERY ADJUSTABLE.

Weaknesses:    LEAKS OIL AND AIR SPRING IS SENSITIVE

Bottom Line:   
AWSOME FORK FOR THE MONEY. LOTS OF USED ONES OUT THERE. RST IS EASY TO WORK WITH.

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Favorite Trail:   HIGHLAND REC LOOPS A-C

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   MTBR MARKET PLACE

Similar Products Used:   MANITOU X-VERT CARBON

Bike Setup:   GSR CONVICT(8 INCH REAR-7 IN FRONT)

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Eric a Downhiller from Victorville

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2001

Strengths:    I like the 7" of travel for such an in expensive fork. When I blew the seals, RST was awesome and sent me replacement seals and helped out finding me someone who would work on it for me.

Weaknesses:    I rode only once and blew the seals. If you put to much air in the fork, you blow the seals and the rebound is completely gone. If you put to much oil to offset the rebound problem, you risk blowing the seals. It was a pain trying to get work done on it. None wanted to touch the thing.

Bottom Line:   
since I've only ridden the thing once, i can't really say to much about it. it took the hits, but i paid for it with blown seals. The fork seemed to blow through the travel relatively easily and rebound never got adjusted quite right. I think once I get it fixed, I'm gonna sell it.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   second hand

Bike Setup:   Freeride/dh setup

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by FireJumper a Downhiller from never, never land

Date Reviewed: October 23, 2001

Strengths:    Takes BIG hits and maintenance is fairly easy.

Weaknesses:    Needs lots of attention.

Bottom Line:   
I have tried several different weights of oil because this fork is moody. When it works, it works well, but when it is off, OUCH!! I returned it to XMO twice already and they can't seem to make it 'right.'

Mine decided to 'stack-up' on a fast DH run and I thought I was going to die. It still compresses but doesn't rebound for about 2 mins. That will have to be fixed before next season. I think I am going to get a less moody fork once I get this one working and sellable!

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Favorite Trail:   all DH

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   factory direct

Similar Products Used:   BoXXer


Bike Setup:   custom DH rig

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by island Freerider a Downhiller from victoria B.C Canada

Date Reviewed: May 4, 2001

Strengths:    plush... somewhat cheap 7" freeride fork.

Weaknesses:    slight flex

Bottom Line:   
this is the first rst fork i've had to deal with. and i was wondering if people could help me out and post some of your suggestions on how to make the xxl a better fork (or how you set it up) thanks
i bought this one chaep and i'm hopeing to trick it out

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Favorite Trail:   everything in the dump /millstream

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   2nd hand

Similar Products Used:   monster T, boxxxer, trixxy 6, x-vert carbon, hannebrink LT-1 (tons of travel) and the clifcat (one of the sickest forks ever)

Bike Setup:   the rst is on a rm6

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Geoff Nilson from Vancouver, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: November 11, 2000

Strengths:    sweet fork plush (once you set it up right since it feels like crap from rst) stiff strong

Weaknesses:    disc brake setup is a pain

Bottom Line:   
sweet fork once you set it up right

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Favorite Trail:   neds atomic dustbin, all dh courses

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   RST

Similar Products Used:   nolleen, white brothers, boxxer

Bike Setup:   foes dhs tube, mrp, azonic, raceface kooka, all the good stuff

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Daniel Weinman a Downhiller from Taos, NM, USA

Date Reviewed: May 1, 2000

Strengths:    The fork, it's aawesome.


Weaknesses:    Slightly flexy, and a litle drippy.

Bottom Line:   
This fork is great. Plush, smooth, endless travel. I have my fork set up for over 7". This fork has been abused by my fat ass 200 pounds and has been put to every test. I crumble before my fork, it can take more than I can. It eats rocks, drops, and everything. Makes the rough feel smooth. They are a little bit flexy but the travel is soo good you'll never notice.

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Favorite Trail:   south boundry

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Monster T, Manitou X-Vert Carb

Bike Setup:   Intense M-1

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Joland a Downhiller from Mendoza, Argentina

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2000

Strengths:    many changes can be easily made, then it's a dream to ride it

Weaknesses:    oil leaking, not very good set as stock fork. Disc Brake only

Bottom Line:   
I have it with 190mm of travel (it seems to be endless), eats every rock, and copies every god dam hole, stone, scooby, or whatever comes in front of it. It takes a little time to learn that you don´t have to raise your front wheel every time you face a medium/big obstacle. And it's a hard terrain we have here!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Cerro Otto, Bariloche

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   RockShox Judy XL, DHO and XC, Bomber Z1

Bike Setup:   Scott Vertigo LSD World Cup, Hayes full hydraulic, XTR, Kore, AC, Azonic

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Lee a Downhiller from Terrace, British Columbia

Date Reviewed: June 12, 1999

Strengths:    
Super smooth travel, plenty stiff, easy to de/re-assemble, lots of adjustment, upgradable to 7, quality USA hand made product.


Weaknesses:    
At like 7-8 lbs. Its a little weighty, but I rode a light RS DHO before, and its garbage to this fork. The weight doesn't matter in DH. Inverting the bike causes some oil to get in the air chambers, which isn't a huge deal, but a little dumb. Disc brake only.


Bottom Line:   
I got this fork 2nd hand, with the 7 setup, and it had a few changes made (THE Bjorn DH setup), which made the fork a DREAM to ride. Apparantly the fork is a little crappy feeling stock from RST... But if you change a few things...MY GOD its nice. I can bomb anything on this bad boy. Has coil springs with air assist chambers with oil damping and its very adjustable to any rider. SWEET FORK!

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Favorite Trail:   
Copper Mountain

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
rode DHO, and 4 JR. Tneither compare.


Bike Setup:   
GT STS DH, 6 RS super deluxe

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