RST Storm 2009 Forks

3.5/5 (4 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Steerer: 28.6mm 7050 Aluminum
  • Crown: Aluminum, Satin Black
  • Stanchion: 36mm 7050 Hard Anodize
  • Outer Leg: Magnesium
  • Travel: 100-160mm or 120-160mm

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Samuel

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2014

Strengths:    They are reasonably plush. Simple operation. Stiff. Rebound adjustment is very effective.

Weaknesses:    The stanchions basically peeled off. Steerer tube bent and fell out.

Bottom Line:   
I got them a while back and done me well getting into freeride downhill riding. Once i started progressing, the stanchions started to wear... Real bad. (i did keep on top of maintenance) i had to clean them every ride to keep them feeling plush. (they don't use and semi bath oil- just grease) i decided to put a drop of 15w-40 oil in each leg, this really helped them free up a bit. Then on one ride, i noticed that they didn't feel good at all and the headset locked up. I got fed up and replaced them with 2005 Marzocchi 66rc -much better. On looking over the forks once they were off, i noticed the steerer tube was as straight as a roundabout :) i use a clamp that uses the bench vice to hold forks up that I'm servicing, just unscrewing the foot nuts, i felt a fair wiggle, not bushes, not the clamp, not the vise... But the actual steerer.. I put the fork up onto the table and just to test, tapped the steerer tube with a hammer, it fell out with as much force that you could push with your hands. No joke. They weren't gonna be used anyway.. They are an ok fork i guess just don't push them too far though.

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Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi 66 & drop off comp.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jape

Date Reviewed: May 10, 2012

Strengths:    Nice long travel with the rigidity of the 20mm axle

Weaknesses:    The flex I get during breaking isn't good. I fear it might break
Too heavy for an air fork

Bottom Line:   
right fork on a budget but if you have some bucks to spare, get a better one. spinner aeris is even better at a lower cost

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by CJS a Downhiller from Nebraska

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2011

Strengths:    Strong, light,simple.

Weaknesses:    lack of adjustments

Bottom Line:   
Very, very good fork if your on a budget. This fork will handle what you throw at it. I have decided to run this for instead of my boxxer this year at Tresle. Worth the money even for a spare fork.

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Favorite Trail:   Shy Ann

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Rockshoxx Boxxer, Marzocchi, Manitou Stance, Manitou Minute

Bike Setup:   Sette Venom

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Zeoldyic a Weekend Warrior from Pinas

Date Reviewed: December 1, 2010

Strengths:    long travel(180 for the coil and 160 for the air version),very good in soaking bumps, adjustable stiffness, excellent in receiving extreme punishments.

Weaknesses:    sags after few months of use(an inch maybe), there is no service center here(philippines), if you are a wight freak, its kinda heavy

Bottom Line:   
If you are having trouble with budget and needs a fairly priced fork that performs well, ill recomend this one..

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Favorite Trail:   ecopark

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Quiapo

Bike Setup:   Hardtail DH

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