SR Suntour SF7-XCM 2008 Forks

2/5 (5 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Travel: 80 or 100 mm
  • System: Coil spring
  • Lower: Alloy monocoque
  • Design: Leading axle
  • Steerer tube: STKM
  • Length: 255 mm

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by jared a Downhiller from Grants Pass, oregon, usa

Date Reviewed: April 25, 2009

Strengths:    This fork has no strengths at all! never buy it. it sucks.

Weaknesses:    it bottoms out way to easily, and i only weigh 95lbs. The plastic inside the fork to keep it from bottoming out completely shatters and the adjustments dont work.

Bottom Line:   
Never buy it. never jump it.

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Favorite Trail:   bike park

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Don's bike shop

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by minifreerider a Racer

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2009

Strengths:    ummmmm well it has good amount of travel

Weaknesses:    this fork sucks! it is horrible in fast trails,it says that it has 100mm of travel but it only uses 40 of that (it doesn't come with an O ring around it, so i put a zip tie around it and i race XC and ride dirt jumps at my house. i bet the crap out of this thing, cause it doesn't even do anything. i put it on lock out cause it works better then having it just soft. i have rode XC with it and it doesn't do anything, and i have rode free riding with it too, i hate it! i'm getting a new marzocchi dirtjumper 3 to replace this piece of crap. and i don't just ride dirt jumps, and i'm not basing it off do that its not made for that i'm basing it off of XC riding, and it sucks.

Bottom Line:   
the fork sucks don't get it, and if its stock like mine was i would say change it for anything eleas that isn't a sr suntour you do pay for crap though so i think it is like 80 on sale so you pay for what you would get.

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Favorite Trail:   holdridge

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   marzocchi corsa series, fox 32 f29 rlc, dt swiss XMC, and magura durin, plus rock shox reba

Bike Setup:   Scott aspect 55, shifters lx, rear derailleur slx, front derailleur hone, rims easton havoc, crankset is stylo 2.2 with chain guide, bear trap pedals, (brakes only thing i haven't change)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by pos51 a Cross Country Rider from Stoke-On-Trent, England.

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2008

Strengths:    Good price £60. Good travel. Tough.

Weaknesses:    None found yet....

Bottom Line:   
Had these forks a while now, mainly because they seemed a bargain. Never bottomed out, that i've noticed. Even down steep rocky/pebbly terrain handled brilliantly. Across my usual XC forest stuff cant fault at all.

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Favorite Trail:   New trail were building in Bathpool

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   Cyclist Discount Cen

Similar Products Used:   Suntour, Rock Shox etc..

Bike Setup:   Claud Butler Ravava with full disc conversion, Panaracer Smoke&Dart, SRAM cassette.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by jakej a Weekend Warrior from Paris,TX,US

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2008

Strengths:    Strong steer tube (thats all)

Weaknesses:    The bottom half is weak and gets wobbly, springs are way too soft, they stick in cold weather, and the adjustments dont work after a hard landing (ever again)(you turn them too far and they go back to the softest setting)

Bottom Line:   
If you just like riding your bike slow on easy trails these would probally ok for you, but lay off stoppies and riding over anything higher than a curb.
I woludn't recommend these to every day thrashers.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Bicycles Inc

Bike Setup:   08 Hardrock Comp, cane creek headset, and halo wheels.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Robbie Linton from ireland

Date Reviewed: November 21, 2007

Strengths:    Price, looks great, good pre load adjuster.Held up suprislingly well on rough trails, roots rock gardens no problems.

Weaknesses:    Strenght!!! - Although this fork holds up well on trails, its not very good at taking any form of drop. I know its not designed for that use but, I slightly twisted these forks with a rough landing froma small 3 fott drop off. But I have to add, they still didnt bottom out. (If the did there was no rough clank noise.)

Bottom Line:   
I will replace these forks soon, but thats because Im quite an aggressive rider. They are good for a level entry, and If your bike comes with these as stock, dont be put off their perfect for entry level and then you can replace them after a while without feeling youve waisted your money. --- Very good for price.!

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Favorite Trail:   Anything thats fas!!!

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Came as stock!

Similar Products Used:   Loads, Rock Shox dart etc

Bike Setup:   08 Specialized hard Rock Comp Disk, stock apart from crank bros egg beaters cl, and deore XT cassette and rear mech.

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