RST Team Series 281 Front Shock

3.25/5 (4 Reviews)

Product Description

Team Series 281

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mac a Racer

Date Reviewed: January 21, 2016

Strengths:    This simple frontfork is mounted to simple and cheap atb'/mtb's. DO NOT expect any high end specifications and results. Having said that, I used it for cycling on dirt roads and non technical single tracks from my house to my work v.v. and for that purpose it is excellent

Weaknesses:    Only 5 cm (2" for old fashioned people) of spring movement

Bottom Line:   
The frontfork is good enough for the job I used it for. Do you want to do some real mountainbiking? Save up at least 5 times as much as this frontfork costs. The price for the bike was 485 dutch guilders in the sale

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Purchased At:   1995

Similar Products Used:   B1 Bombus with Shimano LX (2005)
Koga Miyata X-Runner Alloy with Shimano LX (2005)

Bike Setup:   Raleigh Cromo 300 with Shimano LX/SLX

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Steve a Weekend Warrior from Michigan

Date Reviewed: August 19, 2000

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    Well, where should I begin. It's too heavy for the size, too soft, weak, not enough travel, bottoms out too easy, caps pop off, works worse when it is wet, gets an annoying squeaky noise after you ride it for about 6 hours, needs to be oiled constantly.

Bottom Line:   
This fork came stock on my bike and there is no doubt that the first thing i am going Upgrade is a new fork. I tried to jump with it but its like not even having suspension at all because it bottoms out too easily. Im suprised I didn't break it yet. This fork deserves 1 Flamin' Chili

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Favorite Trail:   Rifle River

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $100.00

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   1998 Univega DS900

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Andy a Weekend Warrior from Canada

Date Reviewed: January 15, 2000

Strengths:    bang for the buck

Weaknesses:    flex, non-adj., top caps

Bottom Line:   
The flex on this fork is unbelievable. Don't use this fork for anything super technical. Take my word for it. Other wise a nice ride. Replace your elastomers and springs after 6-10 months, and you'll be fine.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Almost everything.

Bike Setup:   A pos Giant Boulder 550 w/ '99 LX vee's, Ritchy pedals, alivio cranks

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by The Kick-Ass Kid a weekend warrior from Canada

Date Reviewed: May 27, 1998

Bottom Line:   

This is a great shock for all you weekend warriors. It offers 2.5 inches of really nice travel(not too stiff, not too plush), and is really inexpensive. It's strictly a sport shock though, and I don't recomend it for downhill riders. It's great for not so serious cross country, but it's not much of a racing shock, although it's still better than any duotrack shit. All in all, I give this shock a 5 star rating, because it's so durable, light, and fun!

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