RST Zeta EL 00 Front Shock

4.43/5 (7 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Coil / MCU spring
  • Adjustable travel: 2.5" (63mm) or 3.5" ( 89mm)
  • Externally adjustable preload
  • Cold forged aluminum crown
  • 1 piece cast magnesium sliders
  • Electroless nickel 7075 aluminum stanchions
  • Universal disc brake mount

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    Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Nicolas Thumm a Cross Country Rider from Talca, Chile

    Date Reviewed: January 5, 2003

    Strengths:    Easy to adjust and repair, strong.

    Weaknesses:    none so far

    Bottom Line:   
    The fork works well in all trails we have ride. It hits all the bumps in the way ( little an bigger ones).
    Has a good travel, and is easy to repair and adjust changing the elastomers.
    Its just for the price.

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    Favorite Trail:   Cerro la Virgen, Talca

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   Bike new

    Similar Products Used:   rst delta, rst mozo pro, suntour mg

    Bike Setup:   xc hard tail, deore , xt brakes

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Rob a Cross Country Rider from UK

    Date Reviewed: April 3, 2001

    Strengths:    Cheap and easily servicable. Can take big hits and don't often bottom out.

    Weaknesses:    Small bumps fail to move the fork. It takes a reasonable hit to move them. The shape of the crown makes the angle of travel very slack. Top-out!!! pull a manual and KLUNK!!!

    Bottom Line:   
    Having read the other reviews on this fork here, I am wondering if I have the same fork as you guys...

    Its a cheap budget fork and performs as such. Dont expect great performance from it. Without damping it is prone to topping out. Still, its better than rigid.

    Great value - 5 flaming turds
    Mediocre performance - 3 flaming turds

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $75.00

    Similar Products Used:   RST Mozo Pro 3.5"

    Bike Setup:   XC hardtail, XT kit, Magura brakes

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Paul from Exmouth, Devon UK

    Date Reviewed: February 11, 2001

    Strengths:    They've got good adjustability if you can be bothered to take them apart to change the elastomers....

    Weaknesses:    Take 'em out in the mud without boots and they'll need a good service when you get back, the seals aren't great.

    Bottom Line:   
    Good in the dry, not-so-good in the wet, reasonably easy to setup....

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $120.00

    Purchased At:   2nd Hand

    Similar Products Used:   Bomber Z3

    Bike Setup:   XT / LX

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Dave Quail from Randburg, Gauteng, South Africa

    Date Reviewed: September 3, 2000

    Strengths:    Light, Travel changer, Price is brilliant!

    Weaknesses:    None so far

    Bottom Line:   
    The Zeta EL soaks up everything, from small stutter-bumps, to big hits, and does'nt bottom out! The shock comes set at 3.5" travel, but can be very quickly and simply altered to 2.5" travel, for road conditions.

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    Favorite Trail:   Honeydew Quarry

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $150.00

    Purchased At:   Linden Cycles

    Similar Products Used:   Judy XC

    Bike Setup:   Giant ATX990, XT components, Fox Vanilla Air Float R (Rear), WTB Speedmaster wheels, IRC Mythos tyres

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Cristian Georgescu a Weekend Warrior from Bucharest, Romania

    Date Reviewed: August 31, 2000

    Strengths:    3.5in of travel, strong, light, price

    Weaknesses:    Plastic adjustment knobs

    Bottom Line:   
    Very good fork for medium/heavy riders. With this fork, you can ride anywhere you can imagine, no matter how extreme the track is. Also makes your ride very safe by keeping your front wheel on ground where it should be, even in high-speed downhills or on bumpy rocks. Good spring-elastomer combination inside (1 spring-4 elastomer) makes impossible to reach it's bottom. Coll product. It should be lubed from time to time.

    One problem might be that the adjustment knobs are black/grey plastic and, at least, look ugly. Other models (including Zeta TL) have metal knobs.

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    Favorite Trail:   Drumul Rosu

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $175.00

    Purchased At:   Magellan

    Similar Products Used:   RST 281

    Bike Setup:   Magellan Serpens, CrMo, Ritchey OCR/Rock, STXrc

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by torquemada a Cross Country Rider from Resistencia, Argentina

    Date Reviewed: May 23, 2000

    Strengths:    rigid, well constructed, eats the hits, travel adjustment,removable tubes, etc....price

    Weaknesses:    need lots of grease, does't eat the small bumps well,

    Bottom Line:   
    This fork work ,specially for big guys(90 Kg)like me, they sound like if got air damping?
    no rebounds, very confortable ,cheap-great-solid value
    buy it

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Similar Products Used:   Suntour dc 7600
    RST 461

    Bike Setup:   Wheeler 3000 steel,Araya's, Tranz X, full Alivio with LX rd

    Overall Rating:5
    Submitted by Thomas Glazebrook a Weekend Warrior from Macclesfield

    Date Reviewed: November 26, 1999

    They work like Z1's but cost 4 times less, they are great for jumping and amazing for dual. Quality materials used and complex insides!

    The dials have too much adjustment!

    Bottom Line:   
    Just buy them while you still can!!!!!!!!!

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    Favorite Trail:   
    Bluebell Wood

    Duration Product Used:   
    2 Years

    Similar Products Used:   
    Z1's and rock shox sids

    Bike Setup:   
    I have a Spooky Metalhead with mostly XTR compounents

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