Spinner Grind OS 2 2007 Forks

2.33/5 (6 Reviews)


Product Description

  • 28.6mm Stanchion Tubes
  • 1 Piece Aluminum Lower
  • Coil Spring
  • 80 or 100mm Travel


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by kellen a Weekend Warrior from Santa Paula, California

Date Reviewed: April 26, 2010

Strengths:    it is very smooth on jumps if you put marvel mystery oil is the secret you get the cap and you fill it up then take the caps on the forks and pore it in then put some on the out side.

Weaknesses:    it tops out when you pull up to hard

Bottom Line:   
i think it is a fairly good fork if you use marvel mystery oil.

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Favorite Trail:   not sure

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   craigslist

Similar Products Used:   nothing this is my first Marin.

Bike Setup:   Marin 2009 pioneer trail

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Gavin a Weekend Warrior from Sebastopol, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: April 25, 2008

Strengths:    1. It doesn't bottom out too easily when u crank up the preload.
2. It doesn't have any damping stuff to blow or any oil to leak, lol.
3. It's pretty sturdy.


Weaknesses:    1. It's hella stiff so it doesn't absorb ANY small bumps at all. (It doesn't really absorb big ones either but at least it moves with big ones, lol)
2. No options for different springs.
3. The preload adjuster takes like 100 turns, so u get tendinitis from adjusting it.
4. The caliper mount is too far up so there is about 1/4 of an inch of the rotor that isn't getting used, which results in decreased braking power.
5. No cable housing for the disc brake cable.
6. It wasn't even supposed to come with my bike!


Bottom Line:   
It does pretty much nothing to make the ride smoother, but since it doesn't have any damping hardware, it will last forever.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   it came with my bike

Bike Setup:   2007 KHS XC-004.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Ciaran Mauro a Weekend Warrior from St. Helena, California, USA

Date Reviewed: December 28, 2007

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    This is a very stiff fork. You have to really jump on it for any results. Unfortunetely, I got the one defective item at the Sports Chalet in Vacaville, CA. Horribly designed, knock-off of a preloader. Also, the paint on the part that goes up and down, excuse my lack of inteligiance, starts to fade off within the first day of use

Bottom Line:   
It came stock with an '07 Marin Bobcat Trail. All-in-all, frankly, pathetic.

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Favorite Trail:   None

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Sports Chalet

Similar Products Used:   Rockshox
Spinner Grind-1 70mm--Stock with '06 Diamondback Sorrento


Bike Setup:   2007 Marin Bobcat Trail-13in frame

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Alfredo a Weekend Warrior from Saltillo, MEXICO

Date Reviewed: November 12, 2007

Strengths:    Not meant to serious off-ride use.

Weaknesses:    I can't bottom it out, it doesn't serve for hard off-road use, don't work as a suspension, the handlebars vibrate and I end up with sore fingers. Very hard springs

Bottom Line:   
Crap fork. I used my bike to enter a 100km race, and it was very though, this fork is only meant to be used on tarmac/light off-road use but nothing serious. I'm saving to buy an Anthem 1, I never really though about the huge different between 'Sport' bikes category, and the Competition, in relation to the quality of the components.
I live in a zone where there are lots of loose rocks, I would really appreciate owning a full suspension bike.

This fork only serves you well if you're not going to do any serious off-road stuff.
The rating is based comparing it to higher forks

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Cheap forks in former bikes I used to own. Cheap Benotto fork, Fiamme AXT

Bike Setup:   Stock 07 Giant Boulder SE. Replaced the platform pedals to Shimano 520's, CatEye Enduro 8.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Anthony Golden a Cross Country Rider from Newmarket, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 29, 2007

Strengths:    fairly cheap

Weaknesses:    tops out if i pull to hard on the andle bars

Bottom Line:   
alright but not for major jumps or drops.. kinda disappointing

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Bike Setup:   khs xc 104

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Matt from Abbotsford, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2007

Strengths:    Half decent light trail riding and xc fork.

Weaknesses:    Tops out when pulling the handlebars up, can't take jumps or drops. Bottoms out on 4ft plus jumps or drops

Bottom Line:   
This is not a fork for jumps, it is meant for light trail riding and cross country.

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Favorite Trail:   Ledgeview

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Bike Setup:   Scwhinn Blackline

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spinner grind os 2

I bought a new 09 Marin Bolinas Ridge bike a while back and it came with the Spinner Grind OS 2 front fork. I've ridden this bike hard twice. I'm still new to the whole mountain bike thing but the right side tube paint is rubbing off... I'm starting to wonder if it's suppose to do that or is it rubb ... Read More »

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