RST Omega-SL 2005 Front Shocks

Omega-SL

  • Crown: Cold Forged Aluminum
  • Crown Pitch: 125mm
  • Stanchion: Ti-Color
  • Outer Leg: One Piece Magnesium
  • Pre-Load Adjustment

User Reviews (10)

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alifish   Cross Country Rider [Mar 01, 2010]
Strength:

Could be the price, i got the fork with Jamis Durango 2 bike

Weakness:

Adjustment makes no diference, few hours driving makes your hands shake. Feel every fckg hole on the road. Fork feels just too hard.

Must buy sometning better, this is a low performance product.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Godzy   Weekend Warrior [Sep 20, 2005]
Strength:

Price

Weakness:

The oil cartridge is leaking oil.

The oil cartridge is leaking oil, so finally you are only on rubbers. You see that you do not have any more oil when the lock stops working. I have got the oil cartridge once replaced (under warranty) and now is again on the shop for a second replacement.

Similar Products Used: None
OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
Matej Matko   Cross Country Rider [Jul 07, 2005]
Strength:

low cost product

Weakness:

springs break very easily

In first month evrythin was O.K., until i hit the road for real. After one "downhill" , if i can call it like that, the springs just broke, and became very noisy. You can hear the noise on tarmac and feel the oscillations inside. If you aks me if I woul'd purchase this product again, i wouldn't recommend it to anybody.

Similar Products Used: Manitou Axel
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
1
Joey Aldrich   Weekend Warrior [Jul 10, 2005]
Strength:

looks cool

Weakness:

it died
i blew the damping/lockout assy. out of the fork

i weigh 130lbs this crap shouldnt be happening to me

Similar Products Used: i killed 2 gila T5s
OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Joey Aldrich   Weekend Warrior [May 06, 2005]
Strength:

I really like the lockout that mine has, and so far it seems strong. Its a little bit heavy but thats ok.

Weakness:

It likes to leak grease.

I have not fully broken my shock in yet but it seems to be doing well so far. I would reccomend it to any folks who take occasional ruts and bumps.

Similar Products Used: RST gila t5+, and it was crappy. The first one came w/ one bushing, the second blew out from riding DOWN a curb. The omega i recieved was free because of my warranty
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Coots   Cross Country Rider [Aug 05, 2005]
Strength:

Extremely strong, can take bigs hits. I weigh 190, and put it on a old Kona Hahanna as a weekend, trash all the traiks bike. This shock and strong Kona frame takes all sorts of abuse and keeps coming back for more.

Weakness:

Leaks, and lock out works erratically. Adjusting the shock makes no difference to it.

Cheap and basic shock that allowed the old Kona to get seriuos again - used to have a Project 2 on the bike. I am a road racer and just wanted to join my MTB friends, and for a few bucks this shock does the job!

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
me =D   [Jan 08, 2005]
Strength:

it's just an awesome fork =D i bought it 3 years ago and it still works =D

Weakness:

It keeps giving this loud clank noise when i go off the curb..... i dunno why... but that sucks.. also when i ride and then i want to brake it shoots forward or something... i dunno why... but that sucks

Well i don't have a lot of money and this fork came with my bike which was 300 dollars, it still works but i sometimes hear a clank... which is cool i guess.... and i can play some kinda music with it, my friends are jealous =D

Similar Products Used: none this is my first fork !
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Eldar Evensen   Cross Country Rider [May 31, 2006]
Strength:

None, easy to use the lock out button

Weakness:

All: heavy, hard to adjust, slow, dives when braking downhills

Broke the oil/damping after the first ride....

Wouldn't recommend it to anyone !!

Similar Products Used: Rock Shox Judy, RST Mozo Pro
OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
N.B.GAS   Cross Country Rider [Nov 22, 2005]
Strength:

LOCK-OUT & TRAVEL ADJUSTER REALLY WORK!!!
BLACK!!!
PRICE!!!
V-BRAKE BOSSES!!!
100mm.....................................................

Weakness:

RST STICKERS!!!

AWESOME FORK FOR THE $$$!

STICKERS ARE EASY TO REMOVE! GOOF-OFF GETS THE GLUE OFF!

I've TRIED ALOT OF CHEAP FORKS IN THE PAST 10yrs AND I
MUST ADMIT THESE ARE THE BEST AS OF YET!!!

I DO RUN A MORE X-SPENSIVE MANITOU ON MY XC-RACER...BUT
FOR MY BEATER THE OMEGA SL IS JUST RIGHT!!!

SO IF YOUR LOOKIN 4 A GOOD CHEAP FORK, GET ONE!!!!!

RIDE FOREST RIDE!

PEACE

Similar Products Used: JETT...JUDYs= SL.TT.C......AXEL COMP 100mm......GILAs
AND SOME HIGH END FORKS THAT ARE NOT ANYWHERE NEAR
SIMILAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Aaron Bunker   Cross Country Rider [Nov 11, 2005]
Strength:

Light 3.2 lbs - No leaks. oil or air - Extremely adjustable (air)- Plush but can take a hit - Inexpensive.

Weakness:

Dives occationally when braking hard for a turn on down hills.

I am reviewing the RST Omega Air Fork. I have been pleasantly supprised with the performance of this fork. It came stock on my bike and i thought i would upgrade after the first problem it gave me, but it hasn't had any yet! My sister and wife both have this fork on their bikes also with out any problems. I've heard a lot of bad things about RST (the walmart crap), but some of their upper forks are pretty good performer for people on a budget. With this fork it is critical that you have the air pressure dialed in ( I weigh 160 and run it right at 90 lbs)With to little air it dives alot and is unpredictable. With to much it can be very harsh, but when it is dialed in, man it is a nice ride. For what i use it for ( X/C and moderate down hill with drop offs no bigger then 2-3 feet) it's a great fork. Bottom line, would i buy it again... In a heart beat.

Similar Products Used: Manitou Black and Axel
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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