RockShox Tora SL 2010 Forks

4.57/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $340.00

Product Description

  • 100mm of travel eats up all the bumps in your way
  • TurnKey lockout featured two position settings: "on" or "off"
  • 32mm 4130 tapered wall chromed steel stanchions
  • Hollow forged 6061-T6 aluminum crown

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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Villain

Date Reviewed: March 11, 2014

Strengths:    Reliable, pop lock, best match price/value for xc driver, easy to maintain and cheap for repair if is needed.

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
Ill try to wrote again about this fork (first review mtbr didn't except, and i donno why?)
It's great fork for money you spend, i can only tell that, probably rock shox recon gold is better in that position and overall. Recon G. is in competition with some very very expensive forks. But back on Tora. I tortured my fork with my 260 lbs at start of the season last year. With full pressure in air chamber. fork has not issued me in any moment for complete year of driving in different kind of terrains, low value asphalt, macadam or clear road. For XC this is one of the best buy forks!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by FlatTrails a Cross Country Rider from Australia

Date Reviewed: December 5, 2011

Strengths:    100mm travel, easy to fit, PopLoc remote, preload and rebound adjustment

Weaknesses:    None to speak of.

Bottom Line:   
Unbeatable value and performance for XC, trail, and moderate DH riding. Highly recommended

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Favorite Trail:   Eagle

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $171.00

Purchased At:   Chain Reaction Cycle

Similar Products Used:   SR Suntour XCM-H-LO

Bike Setup:   '08 Merida Kalahari s24, stock but for these forks and Avid BB5 front caliper.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Nandoclp a Weekend Warrior from São José dos Campos SP Brazil

Date Reviewed: July 20, 2011

Strengths:    Not so expensive. Works much better and softer than elastomer models that comes with my previous bikes. Good read of terrain.

Weaknesses:    Relatively too heavy.

Bottom Line:   
It works very fine for me. Heavy compared with the R7 (that was stolen with my previous bike 6 mouths ago, just 3 mouths after the up!) but do the same job.
There is no comparison between air spring and the old stuff I used before in old times...

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Comes with the bike.

Similar Products Used:   Some old basic models, Manitou R7.

Bike Setup:   Kinesys A360 frame with XT 30V drivetrain end so on...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by witchdr77 a Cross Country Rider from Oakland County Michigan

Date Reviewed: January 17, 2011

Strengths:    Looks good, easy to use , has lockout, and a handy psi chart on the leg.

Weaknesses:    none, it does everything VERY well.absolutly no complaints.

Bottom Line:   
living in lower michigan I had to ditch my 6"ride(too heavy, too much ) so I had to outfit my hartail for the Cross Country roads and single track around here. I wanted to keep with an Air fork. So far I am really please. its lite, easy to use shoulda got the 120mm though.

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Favorite Trail:   Pontiac Lake

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $230.00

Purchased At:   Jensen USA

Similar Products Used:   Dart 3, Tora 302, Marzocchi 55r, and marzocchi dj1

Bike Setup:   Iron Horse Warrior XC Hardtail.,Juicy Brakes, Shimano HollowTech II 22/32/44 cranks, Sram 9spd cassette, x7 triggers, x7 front derail,x7 rear derail, Kenda Karma F&Rear.Mavic wheelset.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by captain smoke eater a Cross Country Rider from SW. Chicago

Date Reviewed: August 19, 2010

Strengths:    Its a very stong fork thats easy to use. Its weights in at 4.lbs, but you would never know it.

Weaknesses:    None that I can see.

Bottom Line:   
Great fork for the average XC rider.

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Favorite Trail:   Palos

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $225.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Tora 302 SL and 318

Bike Setup:   2010 Giant Yukon, Deore Drive and hubs, Tora 120mm Solo air, BB5, Maxxis Ignitor 2.35.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by basso4735 a Weekend Warrior from MA

Date Reviewed: July 17, 2010

Strengths:    Price, adjustable air spring

Weaknesses:    Air sucking sound, could be better over small bumps

Bottom Line:   
I bought this as a replacement for my stock 100mm travel coil fork that I broke. I have put about 60 miles on the Tora so far and I really enjoy it. I am 250lbs and use 180 psi and I have not bottomed the fork out yet. For 200 bucks, this entry level fork takes care of the type of riding I do, which is techy single track and smaller drops. It is a little noisy on the way up, sounds like air being sucked, but I think it's normal. I would definitely recommend this fork if you are replacing a stock fork and want to experience something better before dropping $500+ on a Fox or higher end RS.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Blue Sky Cycling

Bike Setup:   Haro Extreme X1

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by luv2clmb a Cross Country Rider from Leesburg

Date Reviewed: May 11, 2010

Strengths:    Lightweight, plenty of travel. Floats right through obstacles.

Weaknesses:    None noted

Bottom Line:   
I am a heavy rider (220+ lbs riding weight) and was concerned how this fork would handle my weight but it does beautifully. Then again anything would compared to the stock garbage that I finally got rid of. I love the air spring and doubt I will ever go back to coil spring. I keep the pressure between 190 and 200 psi and away she rolls. I doubt you'll find a better value for the money.

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Favorite Trail:   Difficult Run, Great Falls, Riverbend

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $269.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Bike Setup:   '08 Diamondback Response frame with hardly anything stock left on it, thankfully.

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