Bike Setup: It was on a norco screamer until it blew up and I was forced to buy a $500 dollar rear shock or buy a new bike and I thought smart by buying a totally new bike(and it wasn't another screamer)
a Cross Country Rider
Date Reviewed: April 5, 2002
Strengths: Inexpensive, Works okay.
Weaknesses: Heavy, I hate RST's of all shapes and sizes.
Not a real great performer, but not bad value for money. I use it for cross country and general purpose riding, but i dont know what to replace it with so gimme some ideas, email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org . This shock is really a beginner-intermediate shock so no DH or hardcore stuff is wise.
Bike Setup: ATX 900, Manitou Spyder forks, RST 56 rear shock, STX-RC Shifters/Sprockets/Chainrings/Crankset/Chain/Brakes/Levers/Hubs, Deore LX front derailleur, Velocity Deep Vee rims, Tioga Factory DH Tires 2.3/2.1, Velo VL3044 Saddle,Amoeba Handlebars, Azonic Stem.
a Weekend Warrior
from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Date Reviewed: October 14, 2001
Strengths: It hasn't broken yet, cheap
Weaknesses: Weight, amount of travel available, adjustability, made by RST
This is the kind of component that needs to be upgraded. It lacks adjustability, it is heavy, the amount of travel available in other shocks of the same length is generally slightly greater. I've been fiddling with this shock for ages, either its too soft or too hard, either it rebounds too fast or compreses too fast....there seems to be no middle ground with the thing. It may be just my own incompetence but it may not be
Bike Setup: DDG godfarther,Rock shox Boxxer,Halo combat rims,Hope enduro 4 pot
Date Reviewed: April 24, 2001
Strengths: They're cheap and easy enough to set-up. Managed to survive about 8 months of riding when slightly bust
Weaknesses: Mine broke with in 4 months of riding. It just fell apart and all the dampening oil came out. I managed to botch it back again, but unfortunately have no money to either get a new one or get it serviced.
I don't reccomend much really. if you do get one, make sure you use it for recreational uses NOT DH or the likes
For a company that isn't on the market for ages like Rock-shox they make a good range of products, both forks and shocks. The rebound adjusteble RST-56 has a good range. so I would recommend it for slaloming and riding down mountains for riders which haven't got a big bank account.
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