RST Mozo Front Shock

4.38/5 (160 Reviews)


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RST Mozo Shock


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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by icalebkim a Weekend Warrior from Townsville, QLD, Aussieland

Date Reviewed: October 26, 2010

Strengths:    Fork No.1 - Springy enough so it bobs just a tiny bit when I pedal. Takes all the roughness out of kerb jumps, drops, and gutter drops.

Fork No.2 - Cool paintjob. Looks cool. Firm. Precise.


Weaknesses:    Fork No.1 - Brand. Stanchion tubes are rather thin and are silver. Not as firm as I wanted it to be. Not smooth.

Fork No.2 Everthing. Its just rigid. Nothing else. Frozen and locked up.


Bottom Line:   
I wouldn't buy them again, unless the No.1 fork was really, really cheap. They were on two bikes that I bought from garage sales, I bought them with the bikes. The bikes were under 80$. Malvern stars.

THE NO.2 SUCK! They fail at winning. Full stop. I use it as a rigid.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Garage Sale


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by GODLY ONE a Downhiller from VERMONT

Date Reviewed: October 25, 2003

Strengths:    It looks nice, until you actually drop off something, or hit a rockgarden, then your blood will blemish the paintjob.

Weaknesses:    ANything that a shock could possibly have. Will not bottom out, instead, hits front tire, and sends you catapulting over the bars, to mess yourself up. The force it takes to start the shock moving is tremedous. when hittling little bumps, there is no shock, just two iron poles that hurt your hands. I've had fireplace pokers that would compress easier. Plastic adjuster rebound cap thing snapped, and the rod that its on bent and came loose, so the shock now adds air to itself. Tension cap at the top stripped, and fell off, leaving another hole so the shock can pump itself up with air. Well, so much for adjustability.

Bottom Line:   
This thing ownz all other crappy forks. Can it get worse? Probably not.
After all this, for a joke, i put it on my bike, and took an eight foot drop. I fractured the top crown, and the shell of the fork cracked in half. the only thing that didnt break, was the stancion tubes. Ooh, what fun.
This fork SUCKS ALL. After reading this, please go buy it. then you can have as much fun as i did.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Nothing compares to this crap. It easily destroys the rest of the crappy forks, and reigns king.

Bike Setup:   Specialized Big Hit 04, raceface bashguard, Truvative cranks, XTR drivetrain, Monster T/shiver DC (have both)
5th element real coil, sun rynolite rims, specialized 2.5 tires, 31 lbs. The freeride machine.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by fdgsdfg sfdgsdfg a Weekend Warrior from dsfgsdfg

Date Reviewed: May 8, 2003

Strengths:    mozo R500-series is bloody tough!

Weaknesses:    bit weighty, adjusting doent make much diffrence, not very soft

Bottom Line:   
mmmm dont expect a bump-free ride, but you could drop off a building and they wouldnt bottom out. fairly stiffish, so dont bob much. make sure you got a big fat soft front tire to soak up little stuff. and let ure forks handle the big stuff. ummm they got the bigges (3.7 mm) stanchions around in a single crown-and they look huge. a great testosterome booster, especially around piddly crosss county set ups.

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Favorite Trail:   sfasdfadsf

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $170.00

Purchased At:   asdfasdf

Similar Products Used:   rst's, suntours

Bike Setup:   hardtail dh

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by WTR a Weekend Warrior from Melbourne

Date Reviewed: March 13, 2003

Strengths:    Sweet fork. Still in 1 piece after many 4 feet drops. Easy to adjust, service and very plush.

Weaknesses:    Damaged the plastic adjustable cap after a 4 feet drop on maximum preload. The bushing start to make clicking sounds after many big hits, but it's still in 1 piece and still working.

Bottom Line:   
Buy it to gain entry-level experience, then move onto something more aggressive(xmo 5.5, Jr./super T, dnm, boxxer). Plush shock for a good price.
SWEEEEEEEEEET SHOOOOX

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Favorite Trail:   yarra

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   rst 381x, rock shox judy xc, dnm usd triple clamp, sr suntour mg 90

Bike Setup:   modified apollo ldx2.2

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Aaron McGraw a Weekend Warrior from Oil City Pennsylvania USA

Date Reviewed: November 19, 2002

Strengths:    Spiffy Paintjob.

Weaknesses:    Can't grill burgers on it.

Bottom Line:   
Yes, it works, and instead of bottoming out.... it will collide with the tread on your tires! Yes, this is very much fun! Then, you go hurtling over your handlebars, fall over the edge of the trail, snap your spine and suffer a compound fracture of the ribcage! Yes, then you lay there and die, and a black bear comes along and snacks on your desicated corpse...until a band of roving necrophilliacs come along and...well - that's how it happened to me...

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Favorite Trail:   Venago County Oil Creek Trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Local Adult Bookstore (long story)

Similar Products Used:   George Foreman Grill, SR Duotrack, Mag 21

Bike Setup:   Too complicated to possibly explain

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Calvin a Downhiller from Penticton

Date Reviewed: October 12, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Hey all, one of my local shops is selling the rst mozo for $95 Canadian, i was wondering if that was a good price, if it is, i'll probably get it because the reviews on it are pretty good, reliable, not bottomed out unless you take big jumps, a bit heavy though... probably wont bother me my bike weighs alot already. Sorry that i couldnt get the specs, i'll probably post them tommorow

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jon Poncho a Weekend Warrior from Canada

Date Reviewed: August 19, 2001

Strengths:    I could not bottom these out and the travel is pretty good also looks good

Weaknesses:    well apparently it changes the bikes geometry and it weights alitte more and the brand name

Bottom Line:   
damn good shocks for a damn good price. you can really deal out a good amount of punishment and they will never bottom out.

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Favorite Trail:   sleeping giant

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   petries cycle

Similar Products Used:   not much compares for the value


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by AJ Dibbs a Weekend Warrior from Norwiich England

Date Reviewed: August 9, 2001

Strengths:    Good strong fork with a nice feel.

Weaknesses:    A bit weighty

Bottom Line:   
A good fork with a generous amount of travel. Better than the Judy's as no one I know can bottom it out. It is quite weighty but this is more than conpensated by its lack of cost.

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Favorite Trail:   wilko

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   John Borwell cycles

Similar Products Used:   Judy SL, Marrzocchi bomber Z1

Bike Setup:   Identiti Dr Jekyll with 24 seven components

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by nick bagnall a Weekend Warrior from nova scotia, canada

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2001

Strengths:    Its a pretty nice fork...i cant bottom it out so i guess its strong...it wont even bottom out on its weakest stregth. uhh it is a pretty good fork for a really good price basicly.

Weaknesses:    havent found any yet....just got the fork 2 days ago

Bottom Line:   
this fork is good....and it has a better price...any one who is just starting and doesnt want to spend alot of moula...i suggest the rst mozo...it handles well in the woods and doing drops..ie. anything from picnic tables to 5 foot drops to downhill. i like the plushness of this fork but it slightly changed my bike geometry...ill just have to adjust to the change though... good fork..end of story! peace

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Favorite Trail:   none around

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Cyclesmith

Similar Products Used:   piece of crap sr suntour

Bike Setup:   1999 norco scrambler, RST mozo RM 110 A

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ant Cullum a Downhiller from welford

Date Reviewed: April 28, 2001

Strengths:    good fork not enough travel for big jumps . perfect for starter . nice in silver

Weaknesses:    not enough travel

Bottom Line:   
GOOD FORK . want travel dont get them !!!!!!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Similar Products Used:   z.1 drof offs Marzocchi 4" £250 / rock shox BOXXER 7" £774.99

Bike Setup:   Atx 970 full susser planet x bars and clamp rioggi rimms with wild grippers on them vp 555 peadls simano deore xt full gear change .

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brent Healy a Downhiller from Vancouver, Washington, Usa

Date Reviewed: April 20, 2001

Strengths:    Ajustable, Soft, good travel, air compression, disk brake compatible, very good for people who want a good shock for cheep

Weaknesses:    heavy which is a big disatvantage for uphilling but its not that bad

Bottom Line:   
pro that is the one word that can describe it they are really good value, all my frieds had better shocks and bikes but after i got the rst mozo the all envy me

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Favorite Trail:   The Abbey Trails

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Wentings cycle and mountain shop

Similar Products Used:   mbx-1000 whick were the worst shocks ever then had thirty five mills of travel and were rock hard

Bike Setup:   hardtail with rst mozo front mavic rims and other good stuff

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Steve Peltier a Weekend Warrior from Houston

Date Reviewed: October 28, 2000

Strengths:    Good action, fine control

Weaknesses:    Color (stuck with red on my orange Bontrager)
Weight (a little heavy)
And my main problem is...
This fork screwed up my bike geometry by raising the front end.


Bottom Line:   
Am I the only one who noticed that this fork changed my bike's geometry? For the worse? It's longer than my old Judy XC and in effect slackended up my head tube angle (which is fairly tight on a bontrager) and left me with a good deal of wheel flop. I but I new stem on to try and compensate for the lift but that made things worse and now I need to try some different lengths/rises.
Anyway if I can't get this resolved I'll have to scrap the fork, which is too bad because I think it has potential. Anyone have any suggestions? I guess I could go to one of the forums...

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Favorite Trail:   Mr Toad's Wild Ride

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Zion Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Judy XC ('97)

Bike Setup:   Bontrager Race (M)
XT all around
current stem is a salsa 135, 30 but I've gotten to like it a lot

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lewis a Downhiller from Morpeth

Date Reviewed: June 14, 2000

Bottom Line:   
The fork I use most of the time has 6" of travel and a 20mm axle so I can't say the RST is very plush or stiff, but I used the RST for about 2 years on a lot of downhills and now it is on my jump bike. I have bent two steerer tubes, snapped one brace and twisted the crown; but this is all my fault, and nothing to do with any weaknesses of the fork. If you have the money and aren't too fussed about weight then I would suggest buying a BETD brace, it is very strong and there is a lot of mud clearance; enough to run a three inch tyre.

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Favorite Trail:   Innerleithen

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi DH3
Shockworks DH1


Bike Setup:   Jump bike

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alexandre Johnson-Chalifour a Weekend Warrior from Montreal, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 10, 2000

Strengths:    -WOW! It looks great and handles the same.
-I got it for cheap $.
-Lots of Travel(on the 4.5 version)
-Kind of Lightweight(XL version)
-Easily tuneable


Weaknesses:    -RST name
-no disc brake tabs
-The MCU's suck --> get speed springs instead


Bottom Line:   
If you can get a Mozo XL 4.5 on eBay for 110$, buy it! Also change the MCU's for speed springs and kick them Bomber's asses. Contact me if you feel the same. You need them!

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Favorite Trail:   Bromont

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   -Manitou Spyder(it sucks...)
-Manitou Mach 5(not enough travel)
-Rigid fork(not very plush)


Bike Setup:   Mongoose NX 8.1(only the frame came stock...)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Garth a Cross Country Rider from South Africa

Date Reviewed: March 23, 2000

Strengths:    Strong
Reliable
Easy to maintain


Weaknesses:    None, except the stiffness adjuster doesn't do much on my forks

Bottom Line:   
Good fork for the money, fairly light and stiction free. If you're looking for a reliable cross country fork this is it.

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Favorite Trail:   anything with lots of single track

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   RockShox Judy XC, RockShox Judy Race, RockShox Indy C

Bike Setup:   Trek 6500, XT/XTR componentry

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