DNM ST-8RC Rear Shock

3.6/5 (10 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Air/Oil Coil Spring
  • Oil damping with floating piston.
  • Dark hard-anodized AL6061 T6 shock body.
  • Easy-turn rebound and compression knob.
  • Hard chromed shock shaft.
  • Adjustments:Compression/Preload/Rebound.
  • Available with Air Cooling Nut.


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    Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by timm a Weekend Warrior from ruhrpott, germany

    Date Reviewed: April 17, 2006

    Strengths:    none

    Weaknesses:    very poor quality

    Bottom Line:   
    i've bought this shock from a friend who is selling bike parts. after 10 km flat street with a few stairjumps the shock
    gets hard as rock. i sent it back to the wholesaler and he returned the x-fusion vector pva with the comment that they stopped making deals with dnm because of the "quality problems".

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $120.00

    Purchased At:   friend

    Similar Products Used:   x-fusion vector pva

    Bike Setup:   www.vortrieb.com enduro frame( looks like a kona), manitou black fork, hs33

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by lucy a Downhiller from Slovakia

    Date Reviewed: April 4, 2006

    Strengths:    Good adjustment

    Weaknesses:    short life:-)

    Bottom Line:   
    My review may be short, but also life of my rare shock was short. Is dead after 5 light and short downhill, 1 enduro trip and some drops about 1 meter. I rode it only 3 days. Oil is flowing from it and my bike is like swing. (But first two days it works grate:-))

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   e-bay

    Similar Products Used:   my first rare shock, before only two air schocks of very low quality.

    Bike Setup:   light freeride frame, Z1, hayes, tektro, and famous DNM.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by nard guics a Weekend Warrior from Laguna, Philippines

    Date Reviewed: July 20, 2005

    Strengths:    Good adjustment function, good looks and lite for its kind.

    Weaknesses:    Adjusting knobs are hard to move, somewhat like it's stock, you will use extra power.Being a DNM only ( this sucks )

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a good rail rear shocks that can be used also on mild downhills. It's more versatile, strong yet economical than other branded rear coil shocks. A nice good buy that will get your money's worth.

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    Favorite Trail:   La Union Trails

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $120.00

    Purchased At:   a friend

    Similar Products Used:   Fox float

    Bike Setup:   XXtension, with LX05 gruppo

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Marten a Downhiller from Heerenveen, Friesland, Netherlands

    Date Reviewed: July 10, 2005

    Strengths:    Very good rebound... just a great rear shock

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    Just a great shock

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   at a friend of mine

    Similar Products Used:   Rock shox deluxe coupe

    Bike Setup:   Be One Arron (Totally Rebuild to a DH BIKE)

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Nelson Fung a Cross Country Rider from Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

    Date Reviewed: August 2, 2003

    Strengths:    this product is build for high impact drop. DNM rear shock have a lock-out mechanism to harden and soften the effect.

    Weaknesses:    some how, when i harden the shock. it will effect automatically. but when i shift back to soft mode, it need some to soften the shock.

    Bottom Line:   
    first grade will be FOX, second will be DMN. Is a worthy bike investment.

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    Favorite Trail:   Mount Kiara

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   ABC bike shop (Kepong)

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   shimano 2000 LX groupset, Univega 1999 DS-900 frame, Rockshock Judi 2000.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Chris Rigano a Downhiller from Townsville, Queensland, Australia

    Date Reviewed: September 15, 2002

    Strengths:    Sweet shock. I used to have a DNM AO-22 Air Shock, and that POS decided to die for me in no time on a free ride. So under warranty i got the ST8-RC and i love it. It loves the fast tracks and the technical tracks. Easly adjustable preloader and reboud makes track riding heaps better. Once I got the right spring weight, cornering and dropping are sweet as.

    Weaknesses:    Haven't really found anything yet. Don't think i will either.

    Bottom Line:   
    This shock is a good effective shock. Its response rate is fantasic when set right. Will make a complete judgement after I put some Darado's on to finish the bike off. But to this point, LOVE THE SHOCK, IT GOES HARD!!!!

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    Favorite Trail:   Oceania

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   Queensland Cycle Supplies

    Similar Products Used:   Fox Vanilla, Rock Shox Pro Deluxe.

    Bike Setup:   Merida 01 Nighthawk, XT Drive, Azonic Risse Bars, Manitou SX 100 Forks, DNM ST8-RC RS, V Pedeals

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Luke B a Weekend Warrior from England

    Date Reviewed: March 23, 2002

    Strengths:    The shock seems strong and is handling alot of abuse with ease.

    Weaknesses:    The spring which with the shock was only a 450lbs which was way too weak for my weight (80 kg) I changed the spring for a 550lbs and it totally wicked now.

    Bottom Line:   
    This shock came stock on my bike and has performed excellently, and is evan beter now I have put the correct spring in.

    If your after a good value Shock then this would be a great choice as long as you get the correct spring.

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    Favorite Trail:   Any Thing Off Road

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   Two Wheels

    Bike Setup:   Scott Octane 2002, Marzocchi Z1's, Hope Enduros etc.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by andy zitny a Weekend Warrior from slovakia

    Date Reviewed: March 19, 2002

    Bottom Line:   
    i've upgraded my rear shock after i've ruined the RST shock. the rebound damping works very good, the adjustment was very easy in my case. the dnm works very sensitive under every trail conditions and gives me enough reserves on some bigger jumps and drops. (but that depends on the right spring for your weight)
    i have to mention, that in my case it's the dnm ST8AR - same as the ST8RC, but without adjustable compression damping - you do not need such a thing on a freeride bike. it is a very good rear shock for the money!

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    Favorite Trail:   everything, if a nice downhill is following

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $150.00

    Similar Products Used:   RST 22, RockShox Deluxe

    Bike Setup:   Merida Dominator Pro, Marzocchi Z1 Wedge, Magura Louise, LX/ESP9.0...

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Jim a Downhiller from UK

    Date Reviewed: March 19, 2002

    Strengths:    reasonable price, cheapest of its type (I think)

    Weaknesses:    - difficult damping adjustment
    - seals burst within a year of not-to-harsh riding
    - piston cylinder burst open after 1.5 years


    Bottom Line:   
    The damping is very difficult to adjust.. it's either on fully or there's none at all. I'm also dissappointed at the quality of the seals; I only rode it one year, and not frequently at that, before the seals burst. Now, after a year and a half of riding the piston cyclinder split down the side.
    I ran a Fox Alps 5 (AIR SHOCK!!) on my old Kona U'hu for longer and under harsher conditions with no problems, so this shock has really let me down...

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $400.00

    Similar Products Used:   Fox Vanilla RC, Fox Alps 5.

    Bike Setup:   Univega RAM9DH, Shivers

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by tim slehofer a Weekend Warrior from wa aus

    Date Reviewed: February 11, 2002

    Strengths:    looks good has Rebound and damping adjustments

    Weaknesses:    spring went softer after leting bike sit for 2 weeks

    Bottom Line:   
    all round good shock

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $600.00

    Purchased At:   hi ways

    Similar Products Used:   some pro shock

    Bike Setup:   race line extreme sports xc

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