RST RST-22 Rear Shock Older Rear Shocks

2.82/5 (28 Reviews)


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RST RST-22 Rear Shock


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by GTfreefall a Cross Country Rider from United States

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2010

Strengths:    Simple, adjust on the fly, and soaks up bumps when needed. Flexibility with spring load.

Weaknesses:    Heavy, no rebound adjustment, no lock out.

Bottom Line:   
Good shock for simple set up. If you have a bike that handles peddle bob well, this shock will do fine. For the price, even with no lock out or rebound adjustment, this shock will keep your tire on the ground. RST 22A would be a step up. Give 4 flames for value, considering the cost, and 3 flames for overall.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $45.00

Similar Products Used:   Fox float coil, rock shox coil

Bike Setup:   GT Idrive, Marzocchi xc 600 front shock, rock shox mc3 rear, carbon everything.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by aaron98433 a Weekend Warrior from pacific northwest

Date Reviewed: July 6, 2008

Strengths:    Better than no suspension
Great if you are just messing around


Weaknesses:    Rebound kicks you in the arse, literally
Head seperates from piston repeatedly



Bottom Line:   
I used this shock for almost 4 years and technically it has held up but I have finally killed it; no problems for the first year but the attachment head kept seperating from piston and is impossible to tighten well even using loctite; pretty annoying when you come off a big jump and your bike falls apart underneath you; threads are completely stripped out. I am upgrading to FoxShox ASAP. If you are looking for a rear shock, look much further and dig deeper in your wallet. If your new bike comes with this, use it while you wait for a replacement.

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Favorite Trail:   any singletrak/mountain

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   came stock with bike

Similar Products Used:   This was my first full suspension bike

Bike Setup:   IronHorse Sinister purchased in '04; upgrades to everything except frame and wheels

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Michael X a Racer from PA

Date Reviewed: September 22, 2006

Strengths:    can azorb every thing iv' given it (18 foot no down ramp)

Weaknesses:    threds on the shock head

Bottom Line:   
I have taken it off of some sweet jumps. I took it off huge jumps for 3 months non stop then one day the shock head sepreted from the shock. I repeletedly fixed it then the threads became so screwed up that it is un fixable and I need to get a new one!

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Favorite Trail:   State game lands trail No.156

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   the bicycle outlet

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Mongoose PRO

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Rhys Lennings a Downhiller from Australia

Date Reviewed: May 7, 2005

Strengths:    sturdy, looks alright

Weaknesses:    stiff, leakes, no rebound, hardly any travel, barely moves, bad quality

Bottom Line:   
Don't like it. Hardly moves, leaks, has no rebound and its not very good quality. All i can say is that it lasts. it has put up with 9 years off abuse including downhill and jumping and it hasn't broken

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Favorite Trail:   Blackstone

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   REdcliffe cycles

Bike Setup:   Giant ATX 970 (now sold)

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by stavros a Cross Country Rider from Greece

Date Reviewed: July 10, 2004

Strengths:    it's ok. I have been using it for almost 5 years and it's still ok. It was already "assembled" on the bike. I have tested it quite hard (crazy downhills, taking big air...)

Weaknesses:    "small" travel. Also, it's hard and doesn't absorb big bumps well

Bottom Line:   
Buy it only if you don't want to spend lots of money. If you go serious & aggresive mountain biking, buy something else better.

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Favorite Trail:   many

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Raleigh MAX LITE FS3 (1999 model). Front suspension Sr Suntour DC80, rear RST22, disc brake Diatech Twin Cam, transmision SRAM 9.0 (9 sprockets), aluminium 7005 frame.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by TJ a Cross Country Rider from Brunswick, me, USA!

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2004

Strengths:    Ok shock, doesnt bottom too easy. Seems like it will last, lasted 450 hard miles so far

Weaknesses:    No dampning adjustment, pretty stiff

Bottom Line:   
Ok shock, works alright. Had the spring off and compression dampning is almost zero, rebound is pretty tight.

Its a pretty good shock, I will probably swap it out if I find a good shock thats adjustable.

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Favorite Trail:   wherever my tire is

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Came with bike

Similar Products Used:   cheapo walmart junk

Bike Setup:   Schwinn Moab DS3, pretty much stock, FOR NOW!

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Bart X a Weekend Warrior from NC USA

Date Reviewed: September 18, 2002

Strengths:    Had fairly good damping feel when new. When adjusted right it took 6 foot drops ok. Came stock on my X-10. Would probably be fairly cheap to buy if you could find anybody that actually sells them.

Weaknesses:    Not much damping after 3 months of moderate punishment.Not much travel. Spring seems a bit short and too strong. Looks cheap. Wouldn't recommend it as an upgrade unless your bike came from Wallyworld.

Bottom Line:   
If you don't ride over anything rougher than cracks in the sidewalk this thing would probably last a long time. After a few months of rooty trails the thing feels kind of squishy. This is the first thing to go in favor of a Fox Vanilla.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Stock Diamondback X-10.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ricky a Weekend Warrior from st john's newfoundland

Date Reviewed: July 12, 2002

Strengths:    ummmm it didn't break and it has a fair bit of travel.

Weaknesses:    it is a bit springy on the recoil so you have to losen it a lot before that stops. It also keeps on getting lose from my frame.

Bottom Line:   
this sock is a good shock for crosscountry and ok for rocky trails and up to 5 ft drops it takes it well .

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Favorite Trail:   clovelly trails

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   sport chek

Similar Products Used:   none yet

Bike Setup:   20001 nakamura cliffhanger with easton handlebar and salsa grips with rock shox judy tt's

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Jools a Weekend Warrior from Sydney, Australia

Date Reviewed: April 16, 2002

Strengths:    Hasn't broken yet

Weaknesses:    Cheap and nasty
Rebound doesn't work
uses a 900 pound spring to make up for the pathetic oil dampening
Heavy


Bottom Line:   
My old Diamondback V-Link snapped and they replaced it under warranty with a new X-Link however the old fox vanilla I had on the V-Link didn't fit on the new bike so they just gave me the RST instead. I'm saving for a new shock as this one is not responsive to small bumps or big hits. Its very soggy and clunks a lot. At least I've had a bike to ride for the past 3 months while I save up money for a nice fox or cane creek shock. I wouldn't recommend that anyone actually pay money for this unless you are in the situation where its an RST shock or no riding for months while you save for a new one.

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Favorite Trail:   Sydney North Shore

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Warranty on old frame

Similar Products Used:   Fox Vanilla and Float

Bike Setup:   Diamondback X-Link Pro frame - marzocchi mxc front - all XT stuff

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Anson Koh a Weekend Warrior from Singapore

Date Reviewed: February 24, 2002

Strengths:    Might be cheap. not sure about the price. It's a simple suspension.

Weaknesses:    Can't take big shocks.

Bottom Line:   
It's average, used it for 3 mths on my bike and it seems normal, can take all bumps, but not big ones.

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Favorite Trail:   East Coast Park. All the way

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Bike Setup:   Haro Extreme X0 2001, marzocchi Dirt Jumper II, WTB moto Raptor 2.4.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by chris wuilleme a Weekend Warrior from ontario canada

Date Reviewed: November 27, 2001

Strengths:    cheap so i've heard, seems solid enough i ride hard adn have not bottomed it out yet over 4'+ drops, though i am a light rider (145lb) and the spring is a 750lb.

Weaknesses:    no dampening adjustment

Bottom Line:   
good enough for now but i want something with more stroke mainly to increase my travel if it comes with the bike use it but don't buy it get something better if you are putting out the cash.

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Favorite Trail:   anything rough and gets you in the air

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   spokeskis

Bike Setup:   haro extreme x0 with rst 381 tl and deore derailler

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Joe Momma a Weekend Warrior from Staunton VA USA

Date Reviewed: June 29, 2001

Strengths:    its got a good price apparently. decals dont fall off.

Weaknesses:    it sucks. its really bad.

Bottom Line:   
this isnt really a good shock. rst should stick to stocking bikes that you buy at wallyworld.

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Favorite Trail:   Big Levels

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $10000000000000.00

Purchased At:   Supergo (stock on univega 950ds)

Similar Products Used:   rock shox coupedeluxe

Bike Setup:   stock cept for the rear shock.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Pat Murphy a Weekend Warrior from LaPlata MD

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2001

Strengths:    It works great for small downhills and hoping roots

Weaknesses:    The thing broke

Bottom Line:   
The c clap which counteracts the pressure of an impact broke off. I contacted the manufacture and the guy told me that this was not a common occurancce but he had seen it before. I noticed the piece missing after bombing off a 3 fter so if this is normal riding for you I would not recommend.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Bike Doctor

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Haro extreme X-O 2000

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ant Cullum a Downhiller from Welford Northamptonshire UK

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2001

Strengths:    good over small jumps and bumps . cheap to buy so i have beentold. newcomers should get this . any better dont do it

Weaknesses:    Not enough travel for the bigger jumps . or for the more nutty riders who just about jump and drop off every thing

Bottom Line:   
good for small jumps and lumps . i whould go for nothing less than rst 53 if you wont rst rear shock

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Favorite Trail:   layby (welford)

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   x-mas gift

Similar Products Used:   RST 53 this is great

Bike Setup:   giant atx 970 . planet x bars . vp 550's .rioggi rims rst mozo comp 3+ half inch

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by SEAN D a Downhiller from SAN dIEGO

Date Reviewed: April 9, 2001

Strengths:    sOMEWHAT PLUSH, ABSORBS SMALL JUMPS AND BUMPS WELL. bETTER FOR SMALLER RIDERS LIKE ME.cHEAP EASY TO REPLACE

Weaknesses:    nOT ENOUGH TRAVEL-nOTHING COMPARED TO THE fOX FLOAT SHOCK

Bottom Line:   
Good for smaller riders, and or begginers.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   BIKE SHOP

Similar Products Used:   FOX FLOAT SHOCK

Bike Setup:   GT i-Drive 5.0- rock shox judy c fork-shimano deore drive train.

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