SR Suntour SF-XCT 2007 Forks

2/5 (4 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Travel: 75 mm
  • System: Coil spring
  • Lower: Alloy monocoque
  • Design: Leading axle w/fender mounting boss
  • Crown: Alloy
  • Steerer tube: STKM
  • Crown race diameter: 30, 27 mm
  • Wheel size: 26"
  • Brake: Disc & V-type


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by the4kbeast a Weekend Warrior from Milford, MA

Date Reviewed: August 15, 2010

Strengths:    Tim said it best: It takes the shock off your hands for small bumps. The adjustable preload is very strong for a cheap fork. They have dual seals - an inner protected by a boot that snaps off for easy cleaning. They have brake mounts for both disk and standard. Oh, and they'll hold you over until you save enough for a new pair of real suspension forks. Good starter shock if you find them cheap (ok, super-cheap).

Weaknesses:    When you get up to speed on some of the harder, rougher trails it IS like a pogo stick because it can't keep up - and the compression adjustment knob adjusts between hard and harder. It is impossible to tune to match any rear shocks unless you like a super-stiff ride. I don't remember my old pair of RockShox seals leaking this bad. Wiping off dirt covered grease from the forks is part of the daily routine after a good ride. 75MM of travel? Doesn't feel like it.

Bottom Line:   
Overall they are fair for putting around on easy to moderate trails. If you push it on harder trails, you see they have a relatively low threshold for moderately - paced running over washboard roads and rocky trails. They're a good value if they are included with your bike.

Mine are for sale, if you're interested. LOL

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Favorite Trail:   Quarry Run

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   Came equipped on bik

Similar Products Used:   Old pair of Rockshox on an old hardtail I used to ride in the 90's

Bike Setup:   Stock, set up for my body weight...

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Ben a Cross Country Rider from Whitby, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: March 12, 2008

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    Bottoms out, and tops out all the time. Too bouncy.

Bottom Line:   
Well, if you are a novice rider and your budged is a vriable, then sure go ahead a buy it, but don't buy as an add on (upgrade) because it isn't.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Tim a Weekend Warrior from Northern IL

Date Reviewed: February 10, 2008

Strengths:    Free (in that it came on my bike), it takes the shock off your hands for small bumps, capable of supporting my 195 lbs, adjustable preload, seems fairly strong for a cheap fork

Weaknesses:    No damping, no lockout, no rebound adjustment, only 75 mm of travel, some stiction noted,

Bottom Line:   
Well, I've used this fork for two weeks and have little experience with other forks, yet I can already tell that a fork upgrade is necessary. Surprisingly, however, I have not been able to bottom the fork out even at 195 lbs body weight.

If your doing light offroad or sidewalk riding it will take out the small bumps, but if you plan on doing any moderate or extended off road riding this fork isn't the best choice.

If it comes on the bike I'd ride it and judge for yourself. DO NOT buy this fork as an add on. If you want an inexpensive Suntour fork, consider the Epicon or Axon.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   None yet, but I have a 2007 Marzocchi XC 600 on order

Bike Setup:   Stock 2008 Raleigh Mojave 4.0 with Eggbeater C clipless pedals and Shimano shoes. I have a replacement Marzocchi fork on order.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Brendan a Weekend Warrior from Canada

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2007

Strengths:    it holds the bike up. good for small jumps

Weaknesses:    everthing!!! the adjustment does not work bottoms out and tops out. biggest drop like 3 feet or it bottoms out. oil leeks

Bottom Line:   
Only buy if you have too. Do not use for jumping it sucks but if you just road ride and would like a fork go ahead.

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Favorite Trail:   snake trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Bike Setup:   Nocro Katmandu upgraded but fork

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