SR Suntour SF-XCT V2 2008 Forks

3.4/5 (15 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Travel: 80 mm
  • System: Coil spring
  • Lower: New design alloy monocoque
  • Design: Leading axle
  • Crown: Alloy
  • Right Side: Coil spring
  • Length: 255 mm


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Reviews 1 - 15 (15 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by max

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2013

Strengths:    great on the road and everyday commuting, can Handel most trail and mountain biking, would work decent on jumps but 29ers arent great on jumps lol

Weaknesses:    a little more travel would be cool

Bottom Line:   
amazing forks, love them, very responsive and lots of pop

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andrew

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2012

Strengths:    very good forks...!!!!

Weaknesses:    no bottom out

Bottom Line:   
good buy great for the occasional MTBer

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mightyjoe a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2012

Strengths:    Works fine,before it started leaking oil...Good fork for light riding,cheap price,cheap construction.It's pretty easy to bottom it,rebound is not very adjustable.

Weaknesses:    Leaking oil on rebound after 3 months of use

Bottom Line:   
Good fork for easy riding,cheap although.

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Favorite Trail:   Lot of them

Similar Products Used:   RST gila

Bike Setup:   SR suntour, hayes mechanical brakes,truvativ ,alivio shifters

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Thunderclap a Cross Country Rider from Denver, CO, USA

Date Reviewed: March 22, 2011

Strengths:    It worked for 6 months and matched color of bike.

Weaknesses:    Poor construction, travel, strength and the crown broke after a minor crash and 3100 miles logged on the bike.

Bottom Line:   
I realize that I have ridden through snow rain and shine for six months five days a week, but I never expected that the forks would split after a short period of time.

If you are only riding now and again, you might find satisfaction with this fork. However, I do not have hills and rocks to hop, simply patrolling the campus and avoiding being hit by vehicles.

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Favorite Trail:   Hospital Campus

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   Bicycle Village

Similar Products Used:   Replacing the forks with RockShox Tora.

Bike Setup:   Fuji Security Bike.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joe DePalma a Weekend Warrior from Newark, DE

Date Reviewed: February 24, 2011

Strengths:    Good response at all speeds, preload works fine if properly maintained

Weaknesses:    No lockout

Bottom Line:   
This is a fine fork if it is used as it's intended. Many of the reviews here are very aggressive riders' reviews of this fork, and they are critical because it failed on them. This form was not designed for aggressive riding. If you're like me and tackle rough roads and medium duty trails this fork is what the doctor ordered. It's easy to adjust, and as long as it's maintained and adjusted properly, it should give you no trouble.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Excelsior Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Suntour M2025

Bike Setup:   Trek 3700 - nothing stock

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by G-Ride a Cross Country Rider from Netherlands

Date Reviewed: October 6, 2010

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    squeeking spring , Loose knobs that won't turn easily ,No rebound at all , very bouncy en nervous .Heavy fork with lot of flex and no adjustment at all .

Bottom Line:   
Don't buy this fork as an upgrade it is a waist of your money .My fork is making al lot of strange noises and isn't up for the job only for looks .The epicon/Axon range is worth the buying the XC series is crap .

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Favorite Trail:   Winterberg Bikepark

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   internet

Similar Products Used:   Suntour XCM was better and more reliable .

Bike Setup:   Haibike Attack upgraded to full SLX and Rockshox Reba SL

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JADA1998 a Downhiller from JACKSONVILLE ,FLORIDA ,USA

Date Reviewed: April 25, 2010

Strengths:    VEARY STURDY HARD HITTING FORKS FAST AND AGGRESSIVE FORKS

Weaknesses:    HAVENT FOUND ONE YET

Bottom Line:   
IM A VEARY AGGRESSIVE DOWNHILL RIDER WITH A BIKE THATS THE SAME

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Favorite Trail:   GRUNT AND MISERY

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $427.00

Purchased At:   LAKE SHORE FITNESS A

Similar Products Used:   NONE

Bike Setup:   SPECIALIZED FAST TRACK TIERS.SRAM TRIGGER SHIFTERS.Q LOCK HUBS. SR SUNTOUR XCT-V2 FORKS.BIKE MODEL 09 SPECIALIZED HARDROCK [ I PAIED 427.99 FOR THE BIKE COMPLETELY BUILT]
.SHRAM X4 REAR DERAILLEUR.SR SUNTOUR 3 PEICE CRANK SET SINGLE SPEED [1 FRONT CHAINRING]ECLAT SURGE AOLLY PEDALS

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by hgjr a Cross Country Rider from indpendence mo

Date Reviewed: August 10, 2009

Strengths:    decent for the bike paths around here

Weaknesses:    not much to adjust thatmakes a difference...small stroke...should be 100mm at least would have been nice, but it came with the bike

Bottom Line:   
great for starters but with the agressive trail im riding these are not that great in the rocks or any drops. perfect for the bike paths or smooth singletrack. if youre serious about the ruff stuff better upgrade quick, i will be doing just that...

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Favorite Trail:   landahl park

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   peddlers

Similar Products Used:   na

Bike Setup:   fisher advance 08

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by dirtyrotten a Weekend Warrior from Philippines

Date Reviewed: July 13, 2009

Weaknesses:    on roads, level and uphill, absorbs some of energy during power pedal phase,
on trail, absorbs
on light down hill, works well.


Bottom Line:   
good for starters, if when thinking of becoming serious, get Suntour XCR or better

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   came with bike

Bike Setup:   Trek 3900

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sam Howell a Racer from London

Date Reviewed: May 30, 2009

Strengths:    Preload adjuster works,(other people dont understand it fully), great spingness.

Weaknesses:    ...

Bottom Line:   
I would use these and never change them they look great and they are overall very good forks!! these forks should be used for either a beginner or someone who is experienced. These are very stong forks and would totally recomend them!

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Favorite Trail:   Bedgbury

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   came with bike

Bike Setup:   Saracen Mantra...

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by pipexp a Cross Country Rider from Temuco, Chile

Date Reviewed: May 21, 2009

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    heavy weight, slow to works.

Bottom Line:   
It,s heavy weight, and never absorb minor impacts unless slowly ride, really slow to works, preload fail little by little

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Rst omega


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by djalminia a Weekend Warrior from TEL AVIV, ISRAEL

Date Reviewed: April 9, 2009

Strengths:    cheap? fits the bike colors? comfy on road

Weaknesses:    very soft. the fork doesn't work smooth or good enough when things gets a little tougher than gravel road.


Bottom Line:   
replace theme asap for better use of the bike

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   rockshox tora,

Bike Setup:   specialized hardrock sport

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jeepz a Cross Country Rider from Segundo ,CA

Date Reviewed: September 15, 2008

Strengths:    kinda light, block system , strong

Weaknesses:    need little more travel

Bottom Line:   
came with bike, good for starters... better than the cheapest rock shox

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   manitou LX, Rockshox pilot SL , Marzocchi Z1

Bike Setup:   Klein

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by ADAMX a Cross Country Rider from kitchener, ontario, canada

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2008

Strengths:    they are black

Weaknesses:    cant get stiff enough, u need to invent viagra for bikes with these things...adjustment knob dosnt make that much of a difference

Bottom Line:   
Upgrade these shocks!

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Favorite Trail:   Hydro Cut

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Stock on bike

Bike Setup:   RM Flare upgrades: Shimano Hone FD & RD waiting on my new disc's

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Devin from United states

Date Reviewed: February 3, 2008

Strengths:    Matches my bike,
absorbs minor bumps


Weaknesses:    Adjustment doesn't work that great.
Bottoms out easy
Either to stiff or to weak, adjustment isn't very inbetween
The knob is very hard to turn


Bottom Line:   
I'm only using it because it came with my bike.
I'm already looking for another fork to upgrade with.
It'll be a while though, so I guess this fork will have to do.
Its only 80mm, and it just doesn't impress me with its performances.
Don"t go out an buy this fork, but if it comes with the bike it will suffice until you upgrade.

For the road it will work around the city for those speed bumbs, curbs and pot holes, but I'm not impressed for off roading.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   came with bike

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Trek 3900

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