SR Suntour M 7500 Front Shock

2.33/5 (33 Reviews)
MSRP : $100.00


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SR Suntour M 7500


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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Brandon a Weekend Warrior from Londonderry, NH, USA

Date Reviewed: May 21, 2008

Strengths:    Light and inexpensive

Weaknesses:    Everything?

Bottom Line:   
I bought my Hardrock, and this fork came with it. So first off, I knew it wasn't going to be an incredible fork for the money I spent on the bike. I assumed I'd have to replace the fork maybe 6 months down the line, maybe 3, figured it'd give me a few rides. I ride single track maybe 2-3 times a week, not a lot of dropping or jumps, moderate roots and rocks. This shock gave out, 2 weeks after i got it, maybe 4 or 5 rides. None the less, you can't expect a good fork on a under 500 dollar bike. This fork may be adequate for light XC riding, your everyday across campus type of ride. But if you plan on doing some good single track riding, its worth the investment to get a better fork, because Its not to fun when your fork gives out on you when your 5 miles into a track, and you have to walk the bike out..

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Favorite Trail:   FOMBA singletrack

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Came with Bike

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi Drop Off IV


Bike Setup:   Specialized Hardrock sport

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by david a Cross Country Rider from wisconsin

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2002

Strengths:    lightweight, inexpensive, no leaks found after loads of hard riding/jumping

Weaknesses:    not adjustable, no travel, bottoms out easily

Bottom Line:   
a great shock for the money, but lacks any sort of adjustability. you would be better off riding a rigid fork until you can save up enough for something like a bomber or rock shox duke

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $50.00

Similar Products Used:   rock shox jett

Bike Setup:   specialized hardrock mostly stock except for rhyno lite rims

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Carl M a Cross Country Rider from Montreal Quebec Canada

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2002

Strengths:    ------------Make Them Work Better!!!--------------

Weaknesses:    look crappy

Bottom Line:   
i admit it i hated it before i noticed those 2 little holes under the shox. so i went ridding one day there was ALOT of mud so i had to clean up the bike. good for me theres a river near i just toss the bike in the river ( dont worry it was some artificial sand thing nothing broke on the bike) so i tossed the bike in the river cleaned it all up and ive always been wondering what those 2 little holes under the suspensions did.... I was planing on buying a new front suspension so i didnt really care about mine right now. so i put watter in those 2 little holes, pumped the shox down and they swallowed watter, i did it a couple of times. so i went riding tryied out my new shox and when i pressed down on them watter spilled out of them and i noticed they where a little more loose and a little easier to compress. I get back to camp take my WD40 and put alot of it into the 2 little holes. compress my shox and turn my bike over. I start riding the bike and to my amazment the shox rides MUCH better then before. I only had the shox like this for half a year now and dont know what the affect on the shox are on the long term or and in winter. I personaly strongly suggest it you got nothing to loose i think.

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Favorite Trail:   i like the one in kouchiboujouck national park

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Local bike shop

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Frame:DiamondbacK Response SE
Fork: Sr Suntour M 7500
Rims: Zac 19 Winman
Shimano Deore components

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by james a Weekend Warrior from las vegas nevada us

Date Reviewed: July 29, 2002

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    everything if you rid on trails. it has no travel and is terrible on all bumps big or small. If you do get one you should stick to the roads around town.

Bottom Line:   
it sucks

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Favorite Trail:   galbriath

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   jacks bike shop (came with bike)

Similar Products Used:   rst is in the same crap pile as sr sontour


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by carl a Weekend Warrior from montreal

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2002

Strengths:    -light
-resistant


Weaknesses:    -no compression space
-too stiff in cold weather


Bottom Line:   
this is an alright suspension if ur just gonna ride around in town but if ur gonna go real mountaine biking get something else and make those hexagon screwes real frekin tight or else they fall off after like 400km

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Favorite Trail:   forest

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   neron

Similar Products Used:   rock shox, rst, fox

Bike Setup:   diamond back response se

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John a Cross Country Rider from Arizona

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2001

Strengths:    Great shock for the $$$. Quick and responsive. Very light.

Weaknesses:    No adjustability

Bottom Line:   
These are great shocks!! They have ample travel for normal riders and are quick and responsive. Can't think of a better shock for the $$$. Five flaming poos for the SR Suntour!!!

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Favorite Trail:   The Desert

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $159.00

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox and Mariocchi crap


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Chris Burris a Weekend Warrior from Staunton

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2001

Strengths:    uuuuuh. lets see.... decals are still on though i cant be sure if i want to say if i have suntours.....

Weaknesses:    Everything

Bottom Line:   
this is just a follow up on my other review. i put in another 500 miles on these little turds and they finally fell apart. what happened is those little hex screws in the crown (why are they there?!?!?!) fell out allowing the crown to come out on the trail. i just ordered a new bike and hope it arrives soon. i aint ridin these little craps again. i think my dog might like them as a chew toy..... then again prolly not.

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Favorite Trail:   Little Levels

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   da*n. i pity da foo that purchases these

Similar Products Used:   manitou magnum

Bike Setup:   stupid piece of crap hardtail that im going to try to blow up. too bad they made it outta chromoly. that bad boy aint gonna die.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Anna a Racer from Dracula's country

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2001

Strengths:    It absorbs some shock and looks pretty allright.

Weaknesses:    Short travel,heavy,unadjustable.It's for weekend warriors only.I used it on my old bike and I sold it (the bike too) when I started doin' some serious stuff.

Bottom Line:   
Don't buy this if you want to be an ace at the races.

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Favorite Trail:   rough terrain everywhere and stairs

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Ballistic 105 (crap on a stick).Suntour MG 92.

Bike Setup:   Hauser Eclipse 7005 alu frame,Shimano gear,Suntour Mg 92 fork (a great SHOCKER !)

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Albert Rivera a Weekend Warrior from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2001

Strengths:    Look's good, pretty colors to choose.

Weaknesses:    Little travel, my hands hurts a lot in any trail, a little heavie, came with the bike.

Bottom Line:   
This fork came with the bike as oem part. Is not recomendable if you are a biker who ride in a very ferrousous terrain because you can hurt your hands a lot and maybe yours arms to. Im goin to up grade very soon with a Manitou and maybe change the frame to. Do not buy this fork.

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Favorite Trail:   El Viandon, Cabo Rojo

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Sears

Similar Products Used:   RST, Rockshox Judy SL

Bike Setup:   Shimano rc crank, sonne stem, sram 5.0

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jan Suls a Cross Country Rider from Mol, Belgium

Date Reviewed: May 28, 2001

Strengths:    nice price, average damping, does not look bad

Weaknesses:    this is crap, dont 't buy, flexes 1" after 80km, 2" after 160km, it 's heavy, not adjustable

Bottom Line:   
It will be replaces by other shocks off an other mark, the srsuntour lasted for one week, what a disapointment. Print (mtbr.com)list of product you wanna buy before buying.

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Favorite Trail:   houffalize

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $56.00

Purchased At:   bike-store

Similar Products Used:   No

Bike Setup:   Specilized,XTR back shifter, PC48 sramm, LC front shifter

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Joe Rasero a Cross Country Rider from Portland, ME, USA

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2001

Strengths:    nothing

Weaknesses:    bail out every chance can get and are stiff as a rock. I think a bike without suspension has more shoc towards it. Too much money for what u get.

Bottom Line:   
these bite and I have my judy xc's which are heaven and make those sad little heavy suntour look like dirt.

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Favorite Trail:   devils peak

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   back bay bikes

Similar Products Used:   nothing. nothings this bad, but atleast i didnt by mine i got mine with my bike. i feel sorry for people who actually bought these seperate.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Doogieman Doog a Cross Country Rider from Someplace, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: April 10, 2001

Strengths:    Suspension should ride like a fine car.
Suspension should take the hell out of your hands and arms and put it somewhere in those bright orange ghastly legs of my poopy SR fork.
Why not just put some semi-hardened excrement in the tubes and sell it OEM on an otherwise nice, quality bike? Oh wait, SR Suntour's already done it.


Weaknesses:    Test before you by, and compare models. I'm sure you'll disapprove with this little diddy.

Bottom Line:   
If you feel like doing battle with your front end - and pushing the fork up and down to PRETEND that you have suspension - get a M7500. I'm surprised that otherwise good bike manufacturers actually put these forks on their new wheels...I mean, suspension has a purpose - to reduce shock to your god@!@m body while keeping the wheel in place where you want it. I'm hoping that if I trash it enough it will get a little softer on me....but why wait?

Suspension was a trendy thing happening when I bought my bike...and though I know you get what you pay for, I'm surprised that these catapult monstrosities even get conceived of in the first place. Anyone looking to buy a SR M7500? I'll use the cash towards a Z series fork.

Word.

PS. Don't light a match around these chilis; imagine a heap of sheeite and a line of workers, using little spoons to shovel the sheeite into the M7500's. Now look at all them little turds - and hey, they're orange, just like my lower legs!

SR Suntour shouldn't have had a second coming. Back to the grave with you.

Word again.

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Favorite Trail:   Find one all the time

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   OEM FORK - WOULD NEVER BUY IT

Similar Products Used:   Start from the bottom and work your way up, as they say.

Bike Setup:   A respectable Norco Wolverine. Low end, but quality (mostly).

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jon CS a Cross Country Rider from Launceston, tassie , australia

Date Reviewed: April 10, 2001

Strengths:    cheap, fun to beat the #@&*% out of

Weaknesses:    short travel, no damping, ugly as hell, bad construction (they develope excessive movement @ the top/bottom tube junction)

Bottom Line:   
can i give negative chillies?
the value is shocking, the quality is worse.
make no mistake, those are not five chillies you see at the bottom.
rather, i allocate suntour industries a generous five steaming turds for value, and the same again for overall.

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Favorite Trail:   hairy crack

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   2nd hand

Similar Products Used:   RST gamma AET, marzocchi bombers z3, suntour 7600, rockshox judy xc

Bike Setup:   these came 2nd hand on a '99 giant boulder

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Chris Burris from i dunno

Date Reviewed: March 3, 2001

Strengths:    they still havent fallen apart


Weaknesses:    it has horribly short travel

Bottom Line:   
this shock feels alot like two metal poles stuck together with a sponge at the bottom for cushioning. try not to get them. the only reason you should have them for any reason is if they came with your bike. other wise your wasting your money buying them seperately

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Favorite Trail:   just about anything

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   came wit my sorrento

Similar Products Used:   none thankfully


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Anton a Cross Country Rider from Brooklyn, NY

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2001

Strengths:    They generally don't resist forward movement, as long as the bike they're mounted on moves first. Can be useful as a makeshift weapon of self-defense if your Wal-mart bike falls apart and leaves you stranded on a desolate roadside.

Weaknesses:    They don't move up and down, unless the rest of the bike is moving up and down. They're heavier than a rigid fork, and probably add more to the cost of the finished bike than a rigid fork would.

Bottom Line:   
Don't get me wrong, it's not like I'm accustomed to Marzoccis or whatever. I've got an old RockShox Quadra 21R with totally ruined, 5-year-old, winter-abused and repeatedly bottomed-out elastomers on my real bike, and I almost felt guilty about hating my Quadras after trying these out (on mostly paved roads, even!)

Not that there's any point in my lambasting this product, since the poor saps who own them probably got them as original equipment on their bikes, but I feel that it's my civic duty to post this irrelevant tirade here, where it will be read by other bike snobs who will never own them, since they look down on any products that cost less than three day's salary.

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Favorite Trail:   Lexington Ave.

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Rented on a Cignal "mountain" bike

Similar Products Used:   I hope there's nothing similar to this on the market.

Bike Setup:   Cignal something-or-other.

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