SR Suntour M7600 Front Shock

2.18/5 (40 Reviews)


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SR Suntour M7600


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by tim Davis a Weekend Warrior from Austin Texas

Date Reviewed: May 13, 2011

Strengths:    SR SUNTOUR M7600

Weaknesses:    Hard bumps take very easy

Bottom Line:   
Great Bike for beginners to some medium off road. Handles well jumps good, and with the seat I installed it rides well as I installed the gel pack seats with shock absorber. Very light and comfortable to ride. Quickly changes gears and easy to go back and forth from gears. Stops on a dime and good balance.

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Favorite Trail:   Austin bike Express

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Bucks

Similar Products Used:   Schwinn

Bike Setup:   Cushion seat, shock forks

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Taylor Shea a Weekend Warrior from Tauranga, New Zealand

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2006

Strengths:    Nothing maybe the fact that they hold the bike up so you can ride.

Weaknesses:    Everything, These forks are the cream of the crap, The springs are stiff in the cold and pathetic in the heat i weigh 52 kgs and i can bottom them out on a downhill ski jump, every one of them i know of has loosened off around the seals and ive just blew both seals on a recent mtb tournement doing xc.

Bottom Line:   
These forks are dangerous if you have them and they are realativly new then you might not see any problems but soon you will.

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Favorite Trail:   Exit Trail, Redwoods Rotorua

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Penny Farthing Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Um a road bikes forks.

Bike Setup:   Scott Voltage yz2 stock forks buying rock shox setup for street and dirt jump.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Dustin Seib a Weekend Warrior from Battleford sk. Canada

Date Reviewed: November 8, 2005

Strengths:    Adjustable.

Weaknesses:    Everything from bottoming out to squeeking.

Bottom Line:   
This fork ia not very good and I wouldn`t recommend it to anyone.

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Favorite Trail:   PEEGeeMan

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Cheap zoom fork.

Bike Setup:   Norco scrambeler.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Tom a Cross Country Rider from South East MA

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2004

Strengths:    I would recommend buying a bike with this shock on it if you are just starting out and ride the streets and trails equally. It hanldes 95% of bumps that a less experienced rider throws at it.

Weaknesses:    It recently developed a painful sweek that I can not get rid of. I have bottomed out in warm weather and I am only 160 lbs. soaking wet!

Bottom Line:   
Great shock for beginners and all around use. If you are planning on becomming really serious, these are not for you.

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Favorite Trail:   Vietnam

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Sirois

Similar Products Used:   SR Suntour M7700 actually

Bike Setup:   I have a Raliegh M50 basically stock. I soon plan to upgrade, probably shocks first.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Enoch Gray a Cross Country Rider from polk city F.l.

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2003

Strengths:    -cheap
-smooth
-durable


Weaknesses:    -soft springs
-not for heavy people


Bottom Line:   
Good fork for beginers the factory springs suck!!
I Upgrade the springs and was ok till I hit big jumps
This fork is cheap aka not made for big jumps or big rumps
in the end you get what you pay for!!!!!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Came with bike

Similar Products Used:   Getting new fork for heaver riding

Bike Setup:   hard tail LX grearing

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Pedikab dude from NYC

Date Reviewed: February 15, 2003

Strengths:    It seems like a good fork for road and city use under a light cyclist load. Anyone that won't ride on the mountain doesn't need anything better than this, whatever the big buck cyclists say. You don't want full suspension if you get off the bike to bring the bike down from a sidewalk.

Weaknesses:    It squeaks. It freaking squeaks. I tried WD-40, and it made it worse. I don't know how to get rid of the squeak. It drives me crazy. The bike looks good, but the squeak really bothers me.

Bottom Line:   
If I could make it stop squeaking, I'd be really happy.

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Favorite Trail:   road!

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Bill's cycles

Similar Products Used:   None at all. Installed a rockshocks fork on my cousin's bike, and "dazit".

Bike Setup:   Specialized. Came with plastic pedals and gripshift shifters on an ugly handlebar, but upgraded to a nice handlebar with salsa grips, extensions, rapidfire shifters, a computer, a loud horn and toeclips. Oh, and a nice alluminum rack too.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Todd Webster a Weekend Warrior from New Zealand

Date Reviewed: December 19, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I got a GT Idrive with one of these on it and it has been fine....it has handled 8 foot drops and big jumps fine....and cross country I have had no trouble....and the first ride on the new bike it went through a river......dunno what all the stress is about....

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Favorite Trail:   woodhill - big mumma

Duration Product Used:   3 months


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by kingcaesar _0 a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver, B.C.

Date Reviewed: August 16, 2002

Strengths:    Looks alright, absorbs enough of the mild trail bumps, and hasn't malfunctioned yet. Haven't bottomed it out yet, though.

Weaknesses:    Too expensive, bends under heavy braking.

Bottom Line:   
Too crappy. Alright for riding on streets, roads, and easy trails though. If you have a hundred bucks to buy a shock, just save another hundred for a Rock Shox, Manitou, or RST! Since I live in Vancouver though, I haven't had any problems with cold or hot weather. No good for hardcore bikers or road biking.

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Favorite Trail:   Hayward Lake Railway Trail

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $140.00

Purchased At:   Edmond's Cycles

Similar Products Used:   RST 281R, RST 281, Rock Shox Judy C, and RST Capa CL.

Bike Setup:   Phoenix Legacy - hardtail, cromoly frame, and weighs around 36 pounds.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by matthew bowden a Downhiller from maesteg,mid glam

Date Reviewed: July 20, 2002

Strengths:    same colour as bike

Weaknesses:    @6months fork stanchions started moving forward and backwards as well as up and down. last weekend the right assembly bolt snapped its retention nut rendering the unit totally useless

Bottom Line:   
does anyone know where we can get the forks repaired?????

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Favorite Trail:   afan argoed penheeth trail

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $320.00

Purchased At:   with bike motorworld swansea

Similar Products Used:   chili(equally crap)

Bike Setup:   full suspension used on xc weekend rides

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Andy a Weekend Warrior from Sheffield

Date Reviewed: April 5, 2002

Strengths:    Cheap, looks

Weaknesses:    most things realy apart from looks

Bottom Line:   
this fork came on my friends bike, it's cheap and stops your arms from huting after long trials but that about it, don't buy it inless it comes on a bike. it's o.k untill you can aford to upgraid

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Favorite Trail:   common

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Purchased At:   Halfords

Similar Products Used:   i've got Manitou Magnum R much better (cost more too)

Bike Setup:   sacercen transverse

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BAG from Ottawa, Canada

Date Reviewed: March 12, 2002

Strengths:    cheap, maintanance free, relatively bomb-proof, great for commuters, Just enough travel to take the edge off potholes; not bad for $20 (canadian).

Weaknesses:    kinda heavy, not much travel, they don't work in the cold, they seem to steer kinda funny,

Bottom Line:   
A great fork for a commuter bike, if you don't want to worry about leaving your bike outside all day.

Not recommended for serious mountain biking, but if you're just into casual riding on bike paths or on roads, you can't go wrong with these, they will last forever and they don't cost much. If you spend more than $65(canadian)on them, you got ripped off.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   canadian tire

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi Bomber Z1 Drop-off, RST Aerosa, Noleen Cross-link, Manitou Spyder

Bike Setup:   Raleigh Rocky II frame; Shimano Exage Mountain components; Alivio brake levers; SRAM Gripshifters; Kenda Bear Klaw tires.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Dave from Hebron

Date Reviewed: February 8, 2002

Strengths:    um.. its ok for a beginner fork

Weaknesses:    its just kinda cheap

Bottom Line:   
its alright for a fork, if you just want a shock fork, a good starter, ive ridden it for a year and had nothing wrong yet, plus i ride a trail for an hour every day when i get home from school. is alright, it keeps me happy

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Favorite Trail:   anything fun

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   not many

Bike Setup:   stock giant rincon se '01

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Alec Levet a Cross Country Rider from Perth WA Australia

Date Reviewed: December 18, 2001

Strengths:    Suntour, strength? heh heh heh!

Weaknesses:    every single thing about it!
-sticky when hot
-hard when cold
-bottems out far to easily
-damn ugly
-suck ass


Bottom Line:   
never, i mean never! upgrade to these forks
lame ass
but cheap

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Favorite Trail:   any

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Came with bike (Purcase Suntour?)hahahahahaha

Similar Products Used:   Judy SL 2002 (although nothing is similar to suntour products!)

Bike Setup:   Giant warp DS 3

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Drew Humphries a Cross Country Rider from Windsor,Ontario,Canada

Date Reviewed: December 1, 2001

Strengths:    good for the new rider,once you get into the bigger jumps or harder trails ,you should upgrade to a better fork

Weaknesses:    Leaks oil,too plush,heavy.Almost rigid when it gets cold out.

Bottom Line:   
If your a new mt biker I wouldn't recommend this fork ,because it will probably put you off the sport.But if your on a really tight budget it might be ok.

(Bonus you get a rigid fork in the winter)!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Two Creeks

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   off my friend

Similar Products Used:   manitou,marzochi,rock shox

Bike Setup:   I rode these shocks on a CCM Heat(hahahaha)!!
But my real bike is a Santa Cruz Super 8,some iam kinda bias towards higher end forks and bikes

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bob a Cross Country Rider from Va

Date Reviewed: October 3, 2001

Strengths:    Actually I have the M8040

gets job done


Weaknesses:    rigid in cold

Bottom Line:   
If you buy a bike with the m8040 shock it will last you a good while, but eventually you will desire a plusher ride. The shock works for me and I weighed 200 when I bought the bike, now 190. Shock takes stairs, logs, and jumps. I am about to purchase a noleen with a k2-smartshock to replace this. This m8040 shock is like a hyundai, it may not be the best or most comfortable, but it gets the job done and it looks okay too. Rarely ever bottmed out on me. Do not buy this if you are replacing your fork though, especially if you are a serious rider.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   2000 giant warp

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