SR Suntour SF8-DUROLUX 20 TS 2008 Forks

2/5 (1 Reviews)
Weight : 2370 grams

Product Description

  • Length: 255 mm
  • Steerer tube: Cro-mo / Reinforced strong type
  • Crown: Alloy
  • Design: Through axle / Disc only design
  • Lower: New magnesium monocoque / Through axle design
  • System: Hydraulic damping w. rebound adjust / Air remote travel adjust
  • Travel: 180 - 140 mm

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by uzurpator a Downhiller from Poland

Date Reviewed: December 3, 2008

Strengths:    Tough, solid, well built

Weaknesses:    Blunt, no apparent work, hard, imprecise, brake dives like a champ

Bottom Line:   
I bought this fork, expecting a fair, budget oriented fork for some downhill/freeride - similar to SR suntour Duro line, which after some tweaking worked very fine.

The fork is very well built. However one should not expect any 'plushoness' from this fork. It is unresponsive and downright awful. It takes a good sized curb to make it work. There is no damping of the small irregularities - everything goes into the handlebars. Squeezing brakes makes the fork sag for pretty much whole travel range.

Setup is complicated, as SR Suntour did not provide instructions. And even then with maximum pressure it is hard, and lowering it by 5 psi (from 75 to 70) makes the fork dive like mad.

For someone expecting a fork to withstand 6 foot drops this one is great at max pressure. However it is not usable for anything that requires any sensitivity.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Bike Setup:   Specialized Big Hit 2007

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