DNM ST-12RC Rear Shock

2/5 (15 Reviews)


Product Description

  • MANUAL CONTROL
  • Air/Oil/Coil spring
  • Oil damping wiwth floating piston.
  • Dark hard-anodized AL6061 T6 shock body.
  • Externally adjustable rebound damping.
  • Easy-turn lock-out system on handlebar.
  • Adjustments:Compression/Preload/Rebound.
  • Available with Air Cooling Nut.


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    Reviews 1 - 15 (15 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Micah Radnich a Weekend Warrior from Norco, CA

    Date Reviewed: December 8, 2008

    Strengths:    Did what I needed, Great lockout feature for a 37 lb. bike.
    That's about it.


    Weaknesses:    Drove all the way out to this Kona ride park in Fort Collins, CO and the rebound gave out and the shock stayed sucked in. Could not turn the +/- knob and eventually just rode the shock in lock out position. Don't know if it was a big drop but I also bent both mounting bolts and cracked the shock mounting gusset. May not have been the shocks fault since the bolts share a similar fate. You get what you pay for. Don't be cheap, go with a race quality shock.


    Bottom Line:   
    Thought I got a good deal, worked good for a long time. If you really like stupid drops, this shock will cut your trip short.

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    Favorite Trail:   Fullerton Loop

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $75.00

    Purchased At:   bike store

    Similar Products Used:   stock equipped, don't remember. Coil over oil.

    Bike Setup:   Giant Warp DS3. 2.7 Kenda DH, bike = 37 lbs rider = 185 lb

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by biker a Downhiller from utah

    Date Reviewed: October 15, 2006

    Strengths:    good adjustment. dosnt bottom out.

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    this is a great shock. i reccomend. I love it especialy for the price i paid. I am surprised at how well it worked. Great for light to moderate downhill freeride, that is all i use it for.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $10.00

    Purchased At:   play it again sports

    Bike Setup:   big hit spec, sherman

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Endre a Weekend Warrior from Hungary

    Date Reviewed: July 17, 2006

    Strengths:    Large variety of adjustments is available, nice stuff while it works: pretty sensitive, nice rebound characteristics, doesn't weight a ton and all the stuff that make a rear shock good.

    Weaknesses:    Broke after 1 year of light use... The lockout died in about 1 month.

    Bottom Line:   
    It's really disappointing... No one should buy and no one should manufacture weak products like this.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   5th Element, Rock Shox Super Deluxe, Shock Works DH


    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Tommy a Downhiller from Santa Cruz, Ca

    Date Reviewed: June 6, 2004

    Strengths:    It looks like a back shock.

    Weaknesses:    Rebound is way to fast. Rebound control doesn't work. IT SUCKS!

    Bottom Line:   
    I hate it. I tried to suck up a jump I was goind off and the shock sent my front down and my back up. I went over the bars and cut every part of my upper body. I am calling Fox Racing Shox and buying a different shox once I heal. Stupid shox.

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    Favorite Trail:   Top of the world

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Bike Setup:   04 Jr.T fork.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Mark a Weekend Warrior from Maine

    Date Reviewed: December 2, 2003

    Strengths:    It does what it supposed too

    Weaknesses:    Zero.... suprise suprise.....

    Bottom Line:   
    After reading all the horrible reviews I was expecting to get a P.O.S but to be honest the shocks works quite well. I'am happy with it eats the small stuff and it doest bottom out on the jumps I'am taking with it. The Lock-out is a nice touch 45lbs of downhill bike, makes for a far better climber.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   came stock

    Similar Products Used:   Fox shocks

    Bike Setup:   KHS Fetish

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Dropman a Downhiller from PG

    Date Reviewed: April 4, 2003

    Strengths:    total crap

    Weaknesses:    it's crappy

    Bottom Line:   
    warranty within a week? damn i've been waiting 6-7 months already to get mine back, i went and bought a romic instead. I really dont care if it ever returns now it's the biggest pos shock i've ever seen, lockout quit, snapped it in half. ya it's a pos

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   romic, fox, 5th

    Bike Setup:   fetish

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Evan from Australia

    Date Reviewed: March 24, 2003

    Strengths:    Strong, smooth stroke

    Weaknesses:    under dampened

    Bottom Line:   
    I don't know what you guys are conlpaining about, I've put this shock through some of the roughest terrain you'll find round here, as well as a bunch of big drops and only ever had one problem which was solved by warranty within a week.
    This shock kicks ass especially for the price($250aud)

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   rock shox super deluxe(blown to bits)


    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Bryant Rudy a Weekend Warrior from Kingston, New York, U.S.

    Date Reviewed: January 11, 2003

    Strengths:    None, the spring is the only thing worth salvaging.

    Weaknesses:    Everything.

    Bottom Line:   
    I went to hit a drop on my bike and the stroke arm SNAPPED. I now have 2 busted ribs, a brokes ass bone, a broken leg and arm (6' drop). I am calling KHS and telling them I want my money back.

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    Favorite Trail:   Local

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   it came on my KHS DH-50 Fetish

    Similar Products Used:   Nothing, anything is better, even a stick would hold together longer.

    Bike Setup:   2001 KHS DH-50 Fetish stock exept 2003 Jr.T with Marzocchi QR20 hub.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by colin ace a Downhiller from belfast

    Date Reviewed: January 1, 2003

    Strengths:    none...less than none...........

    Weaknesses:    everything you can think of

    Bottom Line:   
    You might as well mold a shock out of warm fudge......it would be more useful....the lockout died after 3 trips out .thats less than 4 hours of extremely Light use.....absolute rubbish.....the shock, sorry fudge stick, came with my CLUBROOST DH8 FRAME. I think Club roost are supplying a different shock with this frame now......not hard to see why

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    Favorite Trail:   leadmines

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   Rockshock

    Bike Setup:   dh8 frame, jrt, xtr

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by kris rasmussen a Downhiller from Decatur, IL

    Date Reviewed: September 30, 2002

    Strengths:    Piece of sish

    Weaknesses:    Everything

    Bottom Line:   
    DON'T BUY IT!!!!!!! IF YOU HAVE IT ON YOUR RIDE SWITCH TO FOX OR STRATOS. SOMETHING WITH MORE TRAVEL

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    Favorite Trail:   north shore

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   anything you can buy from wal-mart

    Bike Setup:   Custom KHS Fetish, hayes dh pro 8in rotor, raceface northshore crank, 36t chainring, mrp system 1 chainguide, rhyno lite rims, marzocchi shiver 20mm axle, chris king headset, azonic shorty stem, kore freeride riser bar, xt rear derailleur, intense dh tires 2.35. Everything is solid expect for the DMN suspension

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Aron from PG

    Date Reviewed: August 9, 2002

    Strengths:    is there any?

    Weaknesses:    Lockout/rebound/shaft

    Bottom Line:   
    this shock is a POS if u ride moderate to hard dont buy this shock, first off the lockout slowly began to gain more bounce the longer i used it till it stopped working, than a couple weeks after that my rebound adjustments start to only work occasionally, sometimes i'd have rebound control sometimes it wouldn't, a couple weeks after this problem the entire shaft just snaps in half. Dont buy this shock if u plan to jump more than 1 foot in the air, the shaft snapped when i didn't even get to make it to a jump that particular day.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   Fox/Romic

    Bike Setup:   Custom KHS fetish, nothing stock except the shocks which is the only peices i'm having problems with.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Nate James a Weekend Warrior from Denver, CO, USA

    Date Reviewed: August 5, 2002

    Strengths:    Absolutely None

    Weaknesses:    Extremely poor quality
    No warranty or service available


    Bottom Line:   
    Obviously, ths is a very poor shock. This shock broke on my frame the night that I finished assembling all the components. I didn't even ride it 10 feet!! The worst part is that I had a friend that bought the same frame, and he was kind enough to allow me to use his shock, and that one broke the same day that I installed it!! I e-mailed everyone that I could find at DNM and there was absolutely no positive response. They just told me to "take it to the LBS for repair." If someone wants you to have this shock, make sure that THEY are paying YOU, and not the other way around. This doesn't even deserve one flamin' chili.

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    Favorite Trail:   Porcupine Rim

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   Came on frame

    Similar Products Used:   Stratos Helix Pro
    Other DNM junk


    Bike Setup:   2000 Viking Thor LS :), Rock Shox Psylo SL, XT Drivetrain, Raceface stem, bar, seatpost, Stratos Helix Pro Shock, Mavic 517's, Selle Italia Flite Gel Ti

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Peter from Mammoth

    Date Reviewed: July 20, 2002

    Strengths:    reservoir, lockout

    Weaknesses:    range of adjustment is low and is only rebound no separate compression adjustment, the shock fell apart after three days of riding. The shock piston stripped out of the rebound adjustment assembly - poor manual

    Bottom Line:   
    The shock is a POS. I really can't put it any other way, sorry.

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    Favorite Trail:   velocity, bullet dh

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Bike Setup:   khs fetish dh

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Will Gaertner a Downhiller from delta bc Canada

    Date Reviewed: March 25, 2002

    Strengths:    its got a lock out for those greuling ride up( i can't drive yet) light i guess. CHEAP

    Weaknesses:    i blew the seal after 2 weeks of riding

    Bottom Line:   
    i cant beleive i dfestroyed this shock in like 2 weeks and i'm only 130 and i wasn't even doing any downhill yet cause it was winter

    DNM stands for DO NOT MOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Favorite Trail:   bear mountain bc cup DH

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   freind new

    Similar Products Used:   fox vanilla

    Bike Setup:   norco vps 2 with jr t's and mavic 519 rims with race face cranks and mrp chainguide

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Steven a Weekend Warrior from Sydney, NSW, Australia

    Date Reviewed: December 20, 2001

    Strengths:    Well constructed, compression lockout (unusual for a coil-over), plush, good rebound adjustment range

    Weaknesses:    Compression lockout still allows some (undampened) movement

    Bottom Line:   
    After the previous DNM A0-1AR damping circuit blew for the second time (and was declared economically irreparable) I was offered an upgrade to the ST-12RC at a great price. Only excellent comments about this shock - great adjustment range, plush, very well made & has a compression lockout feature for riding to the trailhead.
    The only issue I have is that the compression lockout allows a small amount of (seemingly undampened) rebound control - you must pedal smoothly to eliminate a small bouncing sensation - no big deal. Oh - and you'll kill the damping circuit if you forget to unlock as there's no blow-off protection as per Fox, etc.

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    Favorite Trail:   6 Foot Track - Blue Mountains

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $140.00

    Purchased At:   Not applicable

    Similar Products Used:   DNM A0-1AR, Fox Vanilla R, Rockshox SID

    Bike Setup:   '99 Giant ATX970, DNM STC12RC rear shock, everything upgraded (XTR/XT/Titec/Sun Rhyno Lite, etc)

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