SR Suntour RS9-Epicon-LOD Rear Shock

3.75/5 (8 Reviews)


Product Description

  • System: Air spring / Hydraulic
  • Spring adjustability: Air pressure adjust
  • Damping: Hydraulic with nitrogen gas
  • Damping adjustable
  • Main body: Alloy (A6061)


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by kevin

Date Reviewed: July 25, 2013

Strengths:    worked for 10 rides

Weaknesses:    piss pour performance, didn't last more than 15 rides before needing to be serviced. and i'm a conservative rider.

Bottom Line:   
i bought this shock new from a bike shop, installed it on my new bike, rode it maybe 10 times. i went on a vacation for over a year, came back and the shock loses pressure after one compression and gets stuck without retracting. I've sent a service request but haven't hear back from them. however, according to the suntour sales service center, my "rear shock is stuck down as air has found its way into the body of the shock." one would hope that air wouldn't just 'find its way' when i'm not even riding it.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by PAN

Date Reviewed: October 20, 2012

Strengths:    Robust, reliable, well balanced for my weight of 86.5kg, ample adjustments, Remarkable value.

Weaknesses:    The name Suntour taints this shocks true worth and ability.

Bottom Line:   
Ye, I like this shock. Had over a year on my FSR XC with no probs and still going strong. My comparisons have been Fox Triad and float R, Rock Shox SID. It sits above these in its feel and priced much better. For me its been a great find.

As for the reviewer below who was having a bad day, sounds like your eye bolts are just tightened to much.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by ensmyers a Weekend Warrior from Temecula, CA

Date Reviewed: December 31, 2011

Strengths:    None, this shock is junk.

Weaknesses:    Rebound setting is horrible. The shocks goes from bobbing all over the place to no travel at all with one click of the rebound adjust.
The lock out does not actually lock the shock. There is a little bit of travel that results in a horrible bouncing up the trail as you peddle.
Weight, man is this thing heavy.
Stupid lock out lever - look at the size of it, it gets bumped by almost anything.


Bottom Line:   
Stay away from this shock. You would be better off putting a dog turd in its place, and you can pick those up for free along almost any trail. This junk came on my bike which I received as a warranty replacement. I should have ditched it before I even put one ride on it, but I decided to give it a chance. That was a stupid mistake. Don't make the same.

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Favorite Trail:   Vail Lake

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Came with Mongoose

Similar Products Used:   Fox RP23

Bike Setup:   Mongoose Teocali Comp - came with the bike

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Norg a Weekend Warrior from Lisbon

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2011

Strengths:    good looking, well built, does not pump a lot and is cheap

Weaknesses:    should be a 200x57 version

Bottom Line:   
excellent choice for the money

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Favorite Trail:   all-mountain

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   fizzbikes

Similar Products Used:   X-Fusion O2

Bike Setup:   All-mountain

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by leepadz a Weekend Warrior from City of Pines

Date Reviewed: October 5, 2010

Strengths:    sturdy, reliable, easy to use, functions well at desired settings at almost all trails whether ascending or going down. rebound performs and adjusts well and is noticeable depending on the desired mode. damping is remarkably efficient. air pressure is at it's max at 300 psi which enables even the heaviest of riders to put in the right amount of air for worry free rides. lockout is a plus whenever needed.

Weaknesses:    NONE

Bottom Line:   
sturdy, reliable, and easy to use. this product gives every rider the confidence and satisfaction to hurdle almost every trail nature has to offer. the epicon rs9 is a sturdy shock as it gives confidence to make that drop or jump at every ride. affordable it may be, the epicon sr9 is definitely a good buy because you get more than what you bargained for.

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Favorite Trail:   Northern trails

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   agnes bike shop

Similar Products Used:   DNM RCP Burner Series

Bike Setup:   All Mountain/Free Ride

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by syntax a Cross Country Rider from phil

Date Reviewed: December 7, 2009

Strengths:    it is durable amazingly tough considering its price

Weaknesses:    short travel

Bottom Line:   
you can shave a lot of money without sacrificing the quality so far so good

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Favorite Trail:   cross/downhill

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   paulinas

Similar Products Used:   dnm backdraft

Bike Setup:   cc/dh

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Rasu a Weekend Warrior from Vienna, Europe, Austria

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2009

Strengths:    reliable
works good
affordable


Weaknesses:    no platform


Bottom Line:   
The Epicon Lod works very good for its price, and sofar (1200km) I did not have any problems with it. It's easy to set up, you can adjust the rebound speed and air preassure, for uphills or whenever needed, it offers a lockout.

There are other shocks that have more feature like a platform system or whatsoever, but if you need a solid rear shock that's good for everything from Xc to Am biking for a reasonable price you should take this one into consideration

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Bike Setup:   AM Fully

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Yorkshirelad a Weekend Warrior from Settle

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2009

Strengths:    Easy Lockout switch for uphill rides
Smooth ride on most rocky terrain
Good value and well built


Weaknesses:    Not the lightest

Bottom Line:   
Big improvemnt in ride quality, lock out is great for the nightmae yorshire uphills. Good value.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $125.00

Purchased At:   Settle Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Epicon DA

Bike Setup:   Mongoose Teocali Comp

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