RST First Platinum 2009 Forks

4.29/5 (7 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Steerer: 28.6mm Aluminum 7050
  • Stanchion: 30mm Aluminum 7050, Hard Anodize
  • Outer Leg: Magnesium
  • Spring System: Oil ( R ), Air ( L )
  • Hydraulic Adjust-Rebound with Air


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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Cyclops a Weekend Warrior from Oz

Date Reviewed: October 6, 2011

Strengths:    Cheap, good looking, light, works well, nice damping response, good rebound control, never bottomed out yet, lockout works perfectly.

Weaknesses:    None yet

Bottom Line:   
Value! Could not compare to top end forks but a great fork for the money. Its not a free-ride or DJ fork its XC only but it does that very well, I wouldnt buy a top end fork because it just doesn't make sense to pay three or four times the price unless your able to use the difference.

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Favorite Trail:   Round Tuit

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $240.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi various, crappier RST's, Suntour, RST delta HL (dual crown)

Bike Setup:   Voodoo Wanga RST Platinum, SS Magura front hub, Cannondale fire rear, Velocity deep V/Mavic 317 rim combo, Deore Cranks, other stuff

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Veda a Racer from Indonesia

Date Reviewed: November 9, 2010

Strengths:    Lightweight. 1.45kg real weight.

Weaknesses:    Can't handle real offroad. Has a tendency to leak oil.

Bottom Line:   
This is the fork and only fork to get if you still need suspension but want to use your bike for roads and pavement. This is for the hardtail racer who wants extreme speed at the cost of almost everything in a fork. Very limited usage but might fit some people's requirement.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Similar Products Used:   Rockshox, Suntour, Fox

Bike Setup:   Spark 30 + Titus X

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ramon a Cross Country Rider from São Carlos, SP, Brasil

Date Reviewed: October 18, 2010

Strengths:    Very goog rebound adjust, very sensible end precise, lightweight, stiff, and very beautifull

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Great for cross country riding and trail use. Best suspension for the price payed!

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Favorite Trail:   Cerrado-UFCar

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   ciclopedal

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox dart 3, Rock Shox dart 2, Rock Shox Tora, manitou Axel, manitou R7, Proshock ultra TR, Proshock ultra XC.

Bike Setup:   Da Bomb rapid XC, Shimano SLX/XT group, RST F1RST Air Fork, FSA cockpit and seatpost

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Speedy a Cross Country Rider from Penang, Malaysia

Date Reviewed: September 13, 2010

Strengths:    Light

Weaknesses:    Cannot lock after 3 months of usage.

Bottom Line:   
Light, value of money.

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Favorite Trail:   XC

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $190.00

Purchased At:   Penang, Oze Bicycle


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Guy74 a Cross Country Rider from london, England

Date Reviewed: July 5, 2010

Strengths:    Great price found almost new on ebay very lite fork forks great for cross country good travel.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Great for cross country riding and trail use.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox Tora 318 Air

Bike Setup:   2000 Schwinn Homegrown

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by coufy a Cross Country Rider from Czech Republic

Date Reviewed: June 1, 2010

Strengths:    Perfect value for the price. Works fine. Good choice for cross counry. Of course not designed for downhill.

Weaknesses:    Not yet.

Bottom Line:   
Good enought for cross country riders.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Bike Setup:   Ghost, Sram-9, brakes Juicy Five

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gman a Cross Country Rider from uk

Date Reviewed: April 9, 2009

Strengths:    ultra light, great price, 100mm travel

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
absolutely outstanding weight for the money, performance is remarkable my sid's are now in my recycling bin/parts box

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   rutland cycling

Similar Products Used:   rock shox sid sl

Bike Setup:   trek 9.9

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RST First (F1rst) Platinum Fork - can anybody give some first hand info?

Hi! I'm looking for an upgrade to replace my Rock Shox Dart 1, that would allow me to ride aggresive XC, be light and affordable. While I understand, there is never perfect cheap fork, I was quite interested with new RST forks. F1rst Platinum is suposed to be below 1600g (V-brake version), singl ... Read More »

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