SR Suntour SF7-XCR 2007 Forks

2.45/5 (11 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Travel: 80 or 100 or 120 mm
  • System: Coil spring
  • Lower: New design magnesium monocoque: 130mm width
  • Design: Leading axle
  • Crown: New shape alloy
  • Steerer tube: STKM


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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by chicago a Cross Country Rider from manchester, england

Date Reviewed: January 29, 2012

Strengths:    not expensive & look nice

Weaknesses:    seals

Bottom Line:   
purchased off ebay from hong kong, used mainly for tarmac and ocasional light trail for about 1 and a half months (no more than 50-75 miles) and the seals on the left stanction is already leaking a fair amount of oil and getting worse with every ride, and the black coating on the right stancion is wearing off down to the chrome. its a shame because if they didn't wear out so quick they would be a decent budget fork, in my opinion dont waste your poppy (money) do yourself a favour and keep saving for a tried and tested fork that can stand the test of time.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   ebay


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by dnash a Weekend Warrior from great yarmouth

Date Reviewed: February 22, 2011

Strengths:    they hold the wheel on

Weaknesses:    brand new bike rode 21 miles jumped off 2 curbs pulled 3 wheelies and the forks siezed, been told the lockout is purely for tarmac dont even jump off a curb with it on.
my sons non branded forks lasted longer.
the travel and damping was very soft like soggy mush. the preload did nothing.
as its new they are being replaced, but with the same type, now i fear i will be frightened to use them.

and to add insult to injoury the replacement ordered from spec come with annoying Vbrake posts, and i have to like it or lump it.
i may have had the bad luck of a one off bad fork but i doubt it i have read many other people have had the same problems



Bottom Line:   
dont buy this fork, if it fails on a non serious hobbyist in the first 20 miles on road i cant see how it is fit for purpose.

i will get them repaired until the warrenty runs out then replace them with somthing better.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Bike Setup:   GT, hardtail shimano diore, and hydolic discs

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by richard a Weekend Warrior from sunderland, england

Date Reviewed: February 19, 2009

Strengths:    Lasted a long time

Weaknesses:    virtually no adfjustability

Bottom Line:   
This was an amazin fork, it handled big hits well, it took 10ft drops fine tho a 13ft drop eventually finished it off, it could also handle road riding well and was seemingly indestructible as i never performed any maintainance on this fork and it still survived 3 years of hard riding

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Favorite Trail:   Chopwell

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   giant yukon, hayes hydros, deore groupset

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by TXRider a Cross Country Rider from San Antonio Texas

Date Reviewed: March 3, 2008

Strengths:    decent travel

Weaknesses:    Adjustability, Rebound, Strength,

Bottom Line:   
This fork is ok for the first timer front suspension, but I was looking to upgrade it three days after riding on it. Looking at a Rock Shox Tora 302 or Fox Float R. go air...

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Came with the bike

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox Judy, Rock Shox Jett

Bike Setup:   Giant Canyon, Shimano Acero (crap), Avid Juicy 3, Shimano Clipless, Shimano XT Rapid Shifters...

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Brett a Cross Country Rider from Leeds

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2008

Strengths:    - Erm, nice colour (black)
- Lockout
- They seemed quite nice when new


Weaknesses:    - Front wheel flexes to one side when breaking, only solution is to have QR extremely tight.
- Don't like mud or water (it ends up inside the fork)
- Don't like cold (they seem to stiffen/seize)
- Bottom out too easily
- Pre-load adjustment was seized from new
- Have now been rebuilt twice, and I've only used the bike 30-40 times.


Bottom Line:   
I guess these are just cheap forks that allow bike to be sold at a price point. They're probably fine for light XC, or taking the kids along the canal towpath. Maybe I just got a bad set, however I know for a fact the problems listed affect others too.

If you buy a bike with these, and you're planning to be out in harsh conditions then from personal experience I'd expect to be upgrading them at some point.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Edinburgh Cycles

Similar Products Used:   None - I'm new to mountain biking

Bike Setup:   Commencal Combi Disc Hyd 2007

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bohds a Weekend Warrior from philippines

Date Reviewed: December 31, 2007

Strengths:    shocks really give a good ride and is well worth the money you shell out specially for a starter bike. good style to boot

Bottom Line:   
good upgrade for money spent

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Bike Setup:   full shimano alivio cranks and chains with shimano hg rear sprockets 26x2.10 tioga factory dx tires

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ivan chin seng a Cross Country Rider from singapore

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2007

Strengths:    responsive
design


Weaknesses:    preload dont make much difference
brand


Bottom Line:   
this fork can handle jumps well

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Favorite Trail:   tampines trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   from bike

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   2007 gt avanlanche 2, 24speed with mechanical disc brake

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Deo a Weekend Warrior from Philippines

Date Reviewed: March 15, 2007

Strengths:    I have the 120mm travel year 2007 version. Most of the XCRs that came out in my country are 100mm. Lucky i found a 120mm which is really rare. Nice color and design. Lite but durable. With its 120mm travel and adjusting the knobs correctly i can do less than 6 feet jumps. This fork has smooth rebound and absorbs 3 inch bumps really nice. I usually use it for XC, downhill and sometimes since its lite i also do freeride with this kick ass fork. I use to have a Manitou Axel, after a month of use it became so slugish. Now i'm trying the XCR and i am very satified its cheap on the pocket.

Weaknesses:    None yet.

Bottom Line:   
This fork rules!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   Cartimar (coolest place to hunt for bike parts)

Similar Products Used:   Manitou Axel elite

Bike Setup:   Cloned K2 aluminum frame, Shimano Deore XT hubs, XT front & rear derailleurs, Deore Shift lever & break levers, XT V breaks, Deore cassette, Alex Rims, Kenda Cortez 2.4 tires, Zoom saddle post, FSA stem, FSA headset and spacers, FSA handlebar, FSA crankset.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lloyd a Downhiller from Philippines

Date Reviewed: February 5, 2007

Strengths:    > Nice color scheme since its all black.
> Bargain price without sacrificing performance.
> Can take up some beating... the stickers showed not for DJ but had used mine without probs... but I only take at least 5ft air on this fork.


Weaknesses:    > None so far as long as you tuned it right... had adjusted the pre-load knobs on both legs at 4 turns a piece. Now, it feels great.

Bottom Line:   
Buy this fork if you're on a tight budget. Surely, it will never let you down. But if your serious about performance, try to look elsewhere...

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   > SR Suntour XCP... had used this fork before on trail fork and dirt jumping. I even raced it on a local downhill competition and won 2nd place.

Bike Setup:   > Installed this XCR on my single speed... frame is Vision (pearl white), gear ratio: 36x16T, braking system: Shimano Deore hydros, rims: Sumo Husky DH, hubs: Formula, control system: Amoeba scud, drive train: Da bomb, pedals: Shimano PD-M424, tires: Kenda Koyote 1.95 (front & rear specific).

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Johnny b gud. from Philippines

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2007

Strengths:    Strengths....? Cheap.. looks good...

Weaknesses:    black color fades out at the stanchions, don't abuse to much.. can't handle extreme rough trail.

Bottom Line:   
Good for a beginner cause it's cheap. You MUST not try to drop 4 or 5 feet for some obvious reasons, especially xc riders, unless you have no other choice.

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Favorite Trail:   any... as long as it rocks!

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   Suntour products...


Bike Setup:   xc, slalom, freeride..

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by J. Urbano a Cross Country Rider from Philippines

Date Reviewed: January 21, 2007

Strengths:    lightness. affordable but that doesn't mean that its cheap and unreliable. still indestructable. no signs of failure from the first three months of use.

Weaknesses:    bottoms on 5-6 feet drops.. that's the only thing to watchout for! get rid of 4 feet drops higher.

Bottom Line:   
best buy for starters, uphillers and weekend xc warriors. for bighit riders, not for you.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   cartimar

Similar Products Used:   sr suntour xcr '06, sr suntour xcp, marzocchi mzcomp, rst alfalfa.

Bike Setup:   xc bike

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