RST Capa T7 2007 Forks

1.89/5 (9 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Disc Mount Type: 51mm I.S. Front
  • Fork Travel: 50 mm
  • Front Hub Spacing: 100 mm
  • Front Axle Type: 9x1


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Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Tilden a Cross Country Rider from NSW Australia

Date Reviewed: April 11, 2010

Strengths:    Sturdy and Very Stiff(which is bad aswell) and Strong

Weaknesses:    Stiffens after non-abusive riding(calm XC)
Leaks Oil which means it needs servicing 24-7


Bottom Line:   
To be honest this fork isn't really worth buying, you might as well keep on saving your money(not that it requires much to buy it) or just buy a set of rigid forks. It cant stand 2 foot drops and the non stop mini roots that is ridden over.
This is a downright hopeless fork,Don't waste your money on it.

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Favorite Trail:   Yellowmundee

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Avanti Atomic,Giant Upland

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by mchimonas a Cross Country Rider from Fort Collins, Colorado

Date Reviewed: May 27, 2009

Strengths:    Available in 1" steerer, plush

Weaknesses:    Flimsy, bolts that secure steerer stripped out

Bottom Line:   
I purchased this fork because suspension forks with 1" steerers are very difficult to find these days. The bolts that secure the steerer in place stripped out after tightening them once (I did not use torque wrench). Fork is very flimsy and moved back and forth while using disc brakes. For folks who need a fork with a 1" steerer, I think this fork will work if you use V brakes and install the steerer with red lock tight. Otherwise forget it.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   old Rock Shox Quadra

Bike Setup:   Hardtail, geared bike with disc brakes

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by KanyeKayne a Cross Country Rider from Essex, United Kingdom

Date Reviewed: September 27, 2008

Strengths:    light, and doesnt feel too bad in the wrists. also cheap, and is disc mountable, does travel well, although not much

Weaknesses:    next to nothing in the preload adjustment, but it is there, not much travel, and not much rebound.

Bottom Line:   
good for XC use, not for harsh use, does withstand heavy off road use though, so for the price you can buy them i reccomend them if you are looking for a cheap set of sus forks

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Favorite Trail:   any

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Bike Setup:   Muddyfox Faithless - fully stock

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by KevinCulla9 a Cross Country Rider from Kingston,NH

Date Reviewed: August 9, 2008

Strengths:    ummmmm None... Buy a REAL fork this thing isnt worth its weight as scrap metal!!!

Weaknesses:    Everything

Bottom Line:   
This thing is like riding a pogo stick!!!!! no damping, all spring.....I bought a crap bike, so i got what i payed for....didnt think i was gonna become a seriuos rider but i did. Threw this crap away and built an IBIS Mojo with a FOX Talas!!!

Spend a few hundred and get a good fork even the worst FOX or MARZOCHI is better than this pile of trash!!

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Favorite Trail:   All of em

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Came on pile of crap


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by DBRSevanmm a Downhiller from Spokane

Date Reviewed: July 16, 2008

Strengths:    Good entry but upgrade as soon as you are ready

Weaknesses:    pain to adjust and the nobs stick

Bottom Line:   
Not for the semi-experienced, great to get you going but once up and running fork over another $300-$400 for the real deal.

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Favorite Trail:   South hill bluff

Duration Product Used:   3 months


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Bubba a Weekend Warrior from Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Date Reviewed: April 23, 2008

Strengths:    smooth damping on curb-sized rocks & bumps (3-6")

Weaknesses:    The pretensioners hardly make any difference

Bottom Line:   
A good entry level set of forks comparable to the RockShox, but about $20-50 cheaper

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Favorite Trail:   Ottawa River Trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Came w/ bike

Similar Products Used:   RockShox Dart 2

Bike Setup:   Motobecane Jubilee DLX

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Nate a Cross Country Rider from Seattle, WA

Date Reviewed: April 14, 2008

Strengths:    soft on the trails, no leaks, no problems..yet.

Weaknesses:    Preload adjustment does nothing!! I agree.
sags too much for riders 200+ lbs.


Bottom Line:   
You get what you pay for my stock forcks were crap and only compressed on downhill slope angles so I picked these up used at my bike store. I do some rugged cross country, big rocks, dips and roots ect. These forks bottom out when I have my pack on. Pretty good on light stuff if you are 200lbs or over these forks sag too much. Use this to upgrade stock crappy forks. I will definately need to upgrade.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   bike shop/used

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox


Bike Setup:   Schwinn rocket stock, RST Capa forks,

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Simon a Weekend Warrior from Northcote, Victoria, Australia

Date Reviewed: October 11, 2007

Strengths:    They ARE cheap, and they hold the handlebars up-ish.

Weaknesses:    When Matt says the preload does 'nothing', he isn't being entirely fair. Cranking it all the way up takes it from 'unrideable' to 'sloppy'. Also, keep the WD40 close at hand, as the steerer is bare steel and will rust if you let it.

Bottom Line:   
Jacked all the way up these forks are usable for your standard commute, but you'd only tolerate them - as my girlfriend does - if they came with your bike and you couldn't be bothered upgrading. There's about 5mm of play before any suspension happens, which results in a bit of a shunt on take off.

You're probably reading reviews of this fork to see how cheap you can go if you're not too fussy. Trust me, you are fussier than this.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Ray's Bicycles - Brunswick

Similar Products Used:   The Suntour Condor Triples on my Kustom Kruiser aren't exactly similar...

Bike Setup:   2006 Shogun Trailbreaker 2 - GF's bike, totally stock.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Matt from Cali

Date Reviewed: August 9, 2007

Strengths:    None what so ever

Weaknesses:    Preload adjust does nothing, not really 100mm of travel

Bottom Line:   
crap

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Fox Vanilla, Marzocchi MZ race

Bike Setup:   2007 Hardrock sport disk

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