SR Suntour SF7-Epicon 2007 Forks

4.55/5 (20 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Travel: 100 or 120 or 140 mm
  • System: Air / Hydraulic Remote speed-lock w/rebound adjust
  • Lower: New magnesium monocoque light weight design
  • Design: Leading axle / Disc only design
  • Crown: Forged alloy
  • Steerer tube: Cro-mo
  • Crown race diameter: 30 mm
  • Wheel size: 26"

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bondoboy1463 a Weekend Warrior from duvall wa usa

Date Reviewed: February 5, 2012

Strengths:    Adjustable 100,120 and 140mm. Plus and reliable. Correct pressure settings are a bit lower then a more expensive fork but once set up correctly performs very well for xc and all mountain riding. A little choppy but can't beat the performance for the price point. Excellent product and well worth the money!

Weaknesses:    Could use compression dampaning.

Bottom Line:   
Excellent fork for someone not willing to throw down 800-1200 for a fox. Worth every penny!

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Favorite Trail:   Fun

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   online...

Similar Products Used:   Rock shox, fox

Bike Setup:   Commencal meta 55, x7/x9 drivetrain, rp2 shock, epicon 140mm, easton havoc am wheels,juicy brakes.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kneel a Weekend Warrior from UK

Date Reviewed: May 24, 2011

Strengths:    Light, plush, doesn't bottom out easily, remote lockout

Weaknesses:    Rebound adjust limited, dirt gets through the seals quite easily, not as easy to get service or parts as bigger names in most countries.

Bottom Line:   
So far this has proven to be a very good value fork. It's substantially lighter than the lower-priced spring forks (1700g) and so a good choice for someone looking to lighten their bike fitted with say a Suntour XCR or just to improve the ride. It's as nice to ride as a fork costing twice as much. I'd say it's most suited to general XC and trail-riding use as it's not a tank-built downhill or jump fork. Overall a very good buy as long as it lasts.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $180.00

Similar Products Used:   Rockshox, Manitou

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by jpeters a Weekend Warrior from Germany

Date Reviewed: January 13, 2011

Strengths:    Low cost

Weaknesses:    Its not made that great

Bottom Line:   
Well I would say for the price it is ok its not that great and looks cheap. The dust seals are not tight so dirt goes behind them very easy and that can scratch the fork. If I compare it to a fox fork that I have sitting in front of me now it looks like a toy. The only reason I purchased this fork was because I was being inpatient and the reviews seemed good. Obviously the people reviewing the fork never used a good fork this thing is so chincy lol. Yeah so the Epicon is good for the price but its not that good like everyone is saying it is a cheap fork you get what you pay for lol. So if you are on a budget than his fork is ok but I would go with a rock shox recon or something because this thing is chincy. Just a waste of money and it looks so cheap compared to others. I would rather save longer next time and get a good fork

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Favorite Trail:   ??

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   nothing

Bike Setup:   BMC trail fox tf03 slx group Fulcrum red metal 5 wheels

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kdnbikes a Cross Country Rider from philippines

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2010

Strengths:    everything

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
This fork makes long climbs feel like your using a rigid fork (when not locked). I enjoy all the rough trails/roads baguio and benguet have because EPICON makes the ride smooth. BUY THIS FORK!!! IT'S ALL YOU WILL EVER NEED!!! AND IT'S CHEAP!!!

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Favorite Trail:   all over baguio and benguet

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $145.00

Purchased At:   baguio

Similar Products Used:   xcr , marzocchi

Bike Setup:   giant atx, xt group, dabomb rims, dabomb stem, dabomb seat post, dabomb handle bar, xt hydrolic brakes, kenda nevegal 2.3

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jsnapdotcom a Weekend Warrior from Rosamond,CA,USA

Date Reviewed: February 22, 2010

Strengths:    It's like riding on a well damped marshmallow, its also adjustable to 140mm no matter what Epicon fork you buy (How to video on website)

Weaknesses:    The badass satin black will scratch

Bottom Line:   
I would buy this fork again (If i needed one) I would tell a friend to buy this fork (If they needed one) Look it's like riding a hot knife through a field of butter and I paid $138 plus shipping from unreal cycles for it you cannot find a better air fork for that price!!!!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $160.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   NONE

Bike Setup:   Mongoose Otero Elite - A couple goodies

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jumz a Downhiller from Baguio City, Philippines

Date Reviewed: October 4, 2009

Strengths:    For all my experience in all the trails here at baguio Epicon never fails me on demand of suspension.

Weaknesses:    None to mention

Bottom Line:   
Epicon is best and woth-it...come to baguio and see the trails!

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Favorite Trail:   Technical

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $134.00

Purchased At:   Baguio City

Similar Products Used:   XCR... this is my first

Bike Setup:   Avalanche 1.0 with all shimano deore 2010 components and ABR seatpost, steam and handle bar. Best for all terra

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by joshwalee a Racer from Phoenix, AZ USA

Date Reviewed: November 28, 2008

Strengths:    140mm travel, very plush, reliable rebound adjust.

Weaknesses:    No compression adjust.

Bottom Line:   
What is SR Suntour up to?! Nice long travel, incredibly plush, and... wait... how much do these things cost? You can pick them up for about the same price as a pos rock shox dart 2 or 3!! Incredible value for the price! Incredible performance! I run mine at about 120psi and run this thing down brutal dh's and it begs for more. No leaks, no pressure loss, just reliable performance. Only thing I've had to do is remove the rebound adjuster knob and hex and firmly seat the hex in the knob to avoid loose spinning. Besides that, flawless!!!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Stock on bike

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox, Manitou, Fox.

Bike Setup:   Mongoose Teocali Comp. Stock except for race face evolve dh cranks and bb.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by reneiicruz a Cross Country Rider from cagayan de Oro, Philippines

Date Reviewed: October 24, 2008

Strengths:    Ive been using the sr suntour rld 100 2009 model for about 3 weeks. the performance is great. it works well on rough roads, as if no bumps. it works almost the same as my manitou scareb platinum 100it.

Weaknesses:    none so far.

Bottom Line:   
great fork. don't think of the cheap price, but look for the performance of the fork. it works well on cross country and all mountain riding...

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Favorite Trail:   cross country

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $135.00

Purchased At:   king's bike

Similar Products Used:   manitou scareb platinum 100it, rock shox sid

Bike Setup:   giant frame, shimano deore hydrolic disc brakes, xt hollowtech ii crankset, xt front and rear derailleur, mavic 221 rims, irc tires

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nightstalker1993 a Weekend Warrior from Malaysia,Selangor

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2008

Strengths:    -Air system,easy to tune between trail or street
-Hydraulic rebound damping works too good
-Pretty stiff for a fork in its class
-Holds up to drops well,survived an 8 footer with a 80kg rider on it
-Looks good?
-Able to change the amount of travel(go download suntour's workshop manual for a picture guide)

Weaknesses:    EXTREMELY hard to find as there is no Suntour distributor in Malaysia...

Bottom Line:   
I'm from Malaysia and mostly i do street almost everyday with some amount of downhilling during the weekends and i weigh 80kgs..

Bought this fork after reading TONS of reviews and finally decided to buy it after locating a bike shop near my area who still have one more unit in hand....

got ths fork for RM430 which translates to roughly USD130 and it was hell worth my money...

used this fork in a DH competition when it was still set to 100mm travel and surprisingly it survived an 8ft drop as if it was nothing..

for an air fork,this fork is surprisingly plush and reliable,at least plusher than my friend's Marz AM3 which is kinda sticky and have an annoying tendency to top out like mad and i kinda digg the sound of the hydraulic rebound damping working...

recently i've discovered a complete Workshop Manual available for download on suntour's website under the downloads section and was very much surprised when i saw one of the topics was 'how to convert the travel of an Epicon Suspension Fork' and followed the guide completely and after 10 minutes of tinkering,managed to get my 100mm fork to a beefy 140mm travel fork....

bottom line is this fork have extremely good value for money,requires minimum maintenence and looks cool in its full black casing+stanchions...

costs half the price of a Marz AM3(2007) but performs twice as good...

5 flamin' chillies for its extremely cheap price but definitely not cheap in performance

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $130.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   First time using an air setup...

Bike Setup:   GT Avalanche 2.0,mostly mixed parts

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sebastian a Cross Country Rider from Vienna Austria

Date Reviewed: May 31, 2008

Strengths:    looks good for me
if you want more ore less travel its easy to convert
absorbs good
I love the remote Lockout
air preassure damping can be very well adjusted to your needs

Weaknesses:    no posing quality :-)
no rebound adjust
the originally used oil was not ideal
no v brake and max 180mm disc diameter

Bottom Line:   
I bought the fork in Feb. 2008 at my local dealer for nearly 200€ allthough you can get it much cheaper, the price is nearly unbeatable for the quality you get here, the fork worked well frome the first day on, but last week i tuned it a little bit, i converted the travel from 80 to 100 mm, which is quite easy (you just have to take out one spacer, if you take out 2 or all the three spacers inside you can go up to 120 or even 140mm travel) however I also put some new oil in (7,5w motorex) and since I did that it works really good I use my bike for my daily way to work and its like flying through the city now. I also testet it yesterday for its mtb qualities and it really worked great in its natural environement, stones, rocks roots and whatever comes in your way, absolutely no problem!!!
I can only recommend it, allthoug i have to admit its the first "good" fork I have not testet the rebas or fox forks that my even work better, but if you need a good and solid fork that makes a lot of fun in the mountains, GO FOR IT!!!!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $199.00

Purchased At:   local dealer

Similar Products Used:   Used cheaper suntour forks before (XCM/XCT) the difference between those and my epicon is rally big

Bike Setup:   CC Hardtail Deore Components and EpiconRl 100mm

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by KinKyHOOTER a Cross Country Rider from Philippines

Date Reviewed: May 11, 2008

Strengths:    - Air System = Awesome! Absorbs Medium to Big bumps very well.

- Hydraulic Remote speed-lock = Works effeciently

- Rebound adjust = Very accurate

Weaknesses:    - Nothing major. I just noticed that it does not absorb small bumps well, which was very much highlighted by other users at 2007 EPICON review. Adjustment to the PSI might do the trick.

- Bling factor?! WHO CARES! This fork works GREAT for the budget to performance ratio.

Bottom Line:   
This Fork is GREAT! This might not be the best but it really works so so very well and effeciently. For its price to performance ratio, this fork is really quality for money.

I'm no hardcore rider nor an expert. I'm just an average XC rider who enjoys riding the trail. I'm 210lbs andeven if I'm just new with Air system forks I really felt the performance and quality this fork can give out. It really fits my budget and performance needs.

I would recommend this Fork BIG TIME!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $117.00

Purchased At:   Ross Cycles

Similar Products Used:   - First time to use Air System Fork

Bike Setup:   2007 KHS Alite 1000 (Gray) / 2007 Shimano Deore DCL group / Suntour EPICON - RLD Fork / Kenda ExCavator 2.1 (Folding) / Mavic 223 rims

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lord Paolo of Barrenport a Cross Country Rider from Mandaluyong City, Republic of the Philippines

Date Reviewed: May 8, 2008

Strengths:    'Tis for the Epicon RLD with 120mm of travel:
- Adjustability: Rebound damping, Air Pressure
- Predictability: Rebound damping, Remote lock-out
- Agility: Lighter than most
- Comfortable: Air is simply more compressible.

Weaknesses:    'Tis might apply to both black and/or white model:
- Looks: Not so much bling-factor but who really cares. Right?

Bottom Line:   
Coming from coil systems, I must admit the change to air is immensely noticable. Front-end became lighter and more controllable. Riding on air is simply rhetoric. Suspension and damping characterisitics are above-average to superb. I was saving up for some Foxes or Rockshox's but I found out that this was all my hardtail basically needed and much cheaper (way cheaper...) to boot.

If riding for exercise, necessity, or just the pleasure of it, this will do you more than enough. If you're into bling-factor, hard-core and often life-threatening competition, you should look elsewhere. Had 300 kilometres on them, on and off-road, hasn't dissapointed me just yet.

One more thing I especially liked about them air is the swooshing sound when the chamber is suddenly compressed/decompressed; example is when dropping off forefirst. Reminds me of my Garrett's blow-off valve. That's enough bling for me.

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Favorite Trail:   Off-Urban

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   King's, Quiapo

Similar Products Used:   First air cartridge so this will have me spoilt for some time.

Bike Setup:   2008 Trek HT, Xero'es, Avids, FSA's, and then some, then some.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tuneinlito a Cross Country Rider from PMTB, Philippines

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2008

Strengths:    As everybody said it has simple looks. Good rebound, Abosorbs bumps really fine, light weight, can be used as all mountain. Has rebound, air, and lockout. Used this fork for less than a month, i was surprised how this fork performs.

Weaknesses:    None yet.

Bottom Line:   
Excellent for those tight budget riders. I'm giving it 5 chillis for performance regarding its price.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Manitou Axel

Bike Setup:   KHS Alite 1000 frame, FSA DH carbon handle bar, FSA SLK carbon seat post, FSA Stem, FSA Afterburner Crank. Power Pro BB, Exustar pedals, Shimano XT paddle type levers, XT front and rear derailleurs, XT hubs, WTB Team Yeti TI saddle. Alex Rims EXDV, Panaracer tires.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Harold a Racer from Nevada US

Date Reviewed: January 23, 2008

Strengths:    Bad ass fork. rides well. does the job like there was nothing in its path. i used this one for all mountain and yes you can do jumps on this.

Weaknesses:    None at all.

Bottom Line:   
I should have bought this sr suntour epicon a long time ago. I tried manitou and rock shox and now i have this epicon. Damn, this epicon really know how to satisfy a rider. Now i'm staying with sr suntour products.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   manitou rock shox

Bike Setup:   Foes all mountain. sram, crank brothers, wtb things

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Drake a Racer from London

Date Reviewed: January 5, 2008

Strengths:    I have used this fork for 6 months to present, the fork is still working as if it was brand new. Works great. The chamber for the air is strong, damping and rebound is great. Watch out marzocchi, manitou and fox coz Sr Suntour will clame a spot on the most trusted forks. I'm from europe I go to whistler often and I use this Sr Suntour fork epicon many times in Whistler. A guy in this review said this fork never gives up, it just goes anywhere. i agree on that.

Weaknesses:    none. just check the air pressure according to your weight and everything will be all fine.

Bottom Line:   
Guys, girls get this fork it wont let you down thats all i can say

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Favorite Trail:   whistler park

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   marzocchi, fox, manitou

Bike Setup:   Ellsworth and Kona frame. Sram comp and shimano comp. Race face for my ellsworth and Fsa for my kona. WTB moto raptor Tires and mavic rims.

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