RST Space Jump 2008 Forks

4.75/5 (4 Reviews)


Product Description

The Space Jump fork has been in development for the past 3 years, constantly being refined to withstand the abuse of dirt jumping and every other terrain that a freeride hardtail could withstand. The super-stiff Magnesium lowers and 36mm stanchions are the necessary size to handle the abuse without sacrificing weight. The Space Jump comes with adjustable Air pre-load and adjustable hydraulic rebound for customization and easy service.

Weight: 5 lb 9 oz
Travel: 80mm or 100mm
Color: White, Black, or Raw
Stanchion size: 36mm
Axle to crown height(mm):465/485
MSRP: $299.00

Street/DJ
-Adjustable sealed hydraulic cartridge rebound.
- Steel coil sprung with different spring rates available.
-IS disc mounts and grease ports for easy maintenance.
-Comes with Air pre-load adjust and high-pressure air pump.
-20mm thru axle


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Great guy a Weekend Warrior from Estonia

Date Reviewed: November 2, 2010

Strengths:    Great looking, not to heavy, stiff, 20mm axle, strong, has lasted for almost 2 years of dirt jumping abuse.

Weaknesses:    The rebond button broke and it dosen't react on small bumps too well.

Bottom Line:   
It's a great fork and considering the price if you buy it aftermarket, makes it even better. It's similar to the Society Xeno (I think that's the name of it?) so if you dont like it being a RST you can buy one of those. Easy and fast to setup, looks great and deals with the abuse you throw at it pretty damn well.

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Favorite Trail:   dirt jumping, street, parks

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1.00

Purchased At:   Hawaii express (came

Similar Products Used:   Rockshox Argyle 302, Dj2, RST Launch (true piece of crap)

Bike Setup:   Mongoose ritual, RST Space Jump, mavic and sun rims, bb7, holzfeller bars and stem, eastern MK-918 halflink and more..

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ker1 a Weekend Warrior from Canada

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2010

Strengths:    Stiff
smooth
looks great
strong


Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Best DJ fork there is. Whey spend a ton of $$$ on other forks when you can get this masterpiece.

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Favorite Trail:   hydro cut

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Used

Similar Products Used:   DJ1, DJ3

Bike Setup:   DMR Sidekick2

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by relhguarb a Racer from warren

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2009

Strengths:    burly as hell, bad ass looking, stiff, it is really hard to explain being when i think rst i think junk. but i seen it and had to have it.

Weaknesses:    heavy, it is as tall as a 5 inch travel and only a 3 inch travel fork. this really is not a problem as it is on a dirt jump bike. so no problems for me.

Bottom Line:   
you could put this fork on a down hill bike. i wanted to try it on my bullit but i sold it befor that happened. it is a very cheep 20mm dirtjump fork made by a company that i wouldnt of used there forks 2 years ago to pedal across the street (i would have carryed the bike) know they are putting out a product that rivals the bigger guys for a third of the money. i have read some of the reviews on here of the newer rst forks and i think i have more trust in them. manitous are all plastic inside and older or pre 2004 marzocchi are better than new ones and i cant touch a fox for less than 200plus used. why not rst that price of 120 was shipped. out of the box i loved it. i just cant say enough my buddy that has been a bike mechanic for the last 7 years and attended uti and passed is looking for one and he has a 2009 fox fork. buy it and ride it.

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Favorite Trail:   local anything

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   pinkbike.com

Similar Products Used:   marzocchi freerides, dirtjumpers (20mm one of my favs) and bam80, manitous, rock shox sid and judy air xc

Bike Setup:   05 kona cowan repainted (pink) space jam, bb7 brakes (160's) power tool wheel set (cheep and strong)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nicholas poetker a Downhiller from japan

Date Reviewed: September 6, 2008

Strengths:    this is a great strong fork. it looks good and there is a nice smooth feel that gives you the energy to push it realy hard.
the price is great. its just as good as dj but much cheeper.it also rides much lighter than the actual weight.


Weaknesses:    its not an open oil bath, so you cant make it more progressive with the oil level.
so if you dont have enough air preload it will bottom fast.


Bottom Line:   
this fork is great. i have been using marz dj forks since 2003 and i bought this fork for my transition double to try somthing new and cheep. it feels really strong and smooth. the rebound is much better than my last dj which was a 07 dj 1. but the open oil bath system is better for had lanings.
i have become use to this for and want to ride it longer to see if it holds up as the djs do.
if you dont have alot of money and want a realy good for for cheep then this is a good buy. it is easy to take apart and set it up. i took out the rubber bumper which was really hard and the fork would bottom out at 90mm. then i switched it out for a bottom out bumber from an old swinger shock. and now i get 110mm at bottom and i cant feel it bottom. it made it really smooth. then i added some fork oil to the greese so it will move around and lub everything up. adding just enough to make the greese muddy if not the greese will just stay in one place.
over all for the money the great strength and smooth travel i think this is the best dj for out there. give it a try.

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Favorite Trail:   raputa

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   beyond bikes

Similar Products Used:   many marz dj

Bike Setup:   transition double, santa cruz jackel.

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RST Space Jump Q?

I know this is a shot in the dark, but I thought I would give it a try. I have an RST Space Jump fork. As much as we all think RST is junk, this fork is pretty decent. The issue is that it is set up as 120mm and it rakes the steering on my DJ bike too much. I see they offer them in 100mm and 80mm so ... Read More »

Any info on RST Space jump fork?

Hey I saw this in a magazine last month, and they just got it up on the site. Looks like it might be pretty good, but I was wondering if anyone had the chance to demo one of this yet, or knew the projected price, or any other info? [url]http://www.rst.com.tw/product/pd2006/space-jump.htm[/url]Read More »

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