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

Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

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What trail damage or closures have you seen from the big storm?

I am just getting back to town and basically missed the whole storm. I have seen some reports on PMP and PSP. What about everywhere else? Chandler got like 5 inches. How did Somo hold up? Mesa got 3.5, how did Hawes and Gold Canyon do? I will do a quick Hawes ride later today. McDowells ... Read More »

A little help? RS Pike + Magura MT-6 + 203/180 Storm SL combination

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Monsoon Storm Between Cordes and Bumble Bee ~ 730PM

Anyone on the I17 between Cordes and Bumble Bee around 8PM tonight ?? Holy frijoles... never in my life seen rain that hard... I could barely coast into the rest stop on the mesa... and what was even wackier... there was a brush fire in the Bradshaws about 10 miles NW of the rest stop... I am ... Read More »

Solar Storm X3 just in

$29 shipped from China via in a little over a week...WOW! :thumbsup: A bit heavier than the X2 seems brighter and has a slightly wider beam pattern...will post up a shot this weekend and hopefully get some trail time within the week. I am using it with my bastardized Hunk-Lee Samsung ... Read More »

Brown County State park Update: Storm Damage and Trail Building

A strong storm hit Brown County State Park this week. We only have reports from a couple trails and they all have big trees down. We will be starting the clean up work this week, but do not expect to have all the trails cleared by the weekend. Check the HMBA forums for updates ( We hav ... Read More »

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