RST 261 Front Shock

User Reviews (27)

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Daniel   Downhiller [Jan 24, 2004]
Strength:

Strong,
Laterally Stiff,
Maintenance Free

Weakness:

No Adjustability
heavy

They are alright if on the right bike. The avanti suited it just nice. The bike was short and low, the stiffness was good so that they never really bottomed to badly on steep drops (my favourite obstacle type). Wouldnt buy them, but if they are stock, keep them. I did a lot of downhilling on them and never serviced them once. They go well. My Mate now owns the bike and he doesn't mind them at all. But he is just stzarting in the whole MTB scene, exactly who I would recomend them for.

Similar Products Used: Manitou Minute One 2004, Some OLD elastomer shock from '96 or there abouts.
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RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
5
Rhys   Cross-Country Rider [Jan 04, 2000]
Strength:

Cheap, and that's about it.

Weakness:

Freezes up all the time in rain, mud, water, cold, hot. Hardly moves except on big drops, basically a terrible fork. Okay if it came on your bike, wouldn't buy it by itself though.

Don't bother, unless it came on your bike. Bad, bad forks. Only give them a one, can't go any lower.

Similar Products Used: RockShox Judy XLC
RST 281
RockShox SID '98
Marzocchi Bomber Z3
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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
drazi   Weekend Warrior [Apr 08, 1999]
Strength:

It is better than not having shocks at all.

Weakness:

They bottom out eaisly and will throw you off the bike.

This is a beginner shock for riders who are not very serious about riding trails.

Similar Products Used: manitou
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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
ian   Cross Country Rider [Jun 14, 2001]
Strength:

suspention

Weakness:

everything, the boots practicaly riped off on a ride
makes a loud poping noise when it hits the ground hard, i have seen triple crown forks lighter than this

these forks suck, if i had known anything about suspention when i bought this bike i would have upgraded right away, now i am buying a new bike and i am not going to be able to upgrade for a while- also some of the bolts rusted and are striped

Similar Products Used: none as crappy as this
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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Jason   Weekend Warrior [May 26, 2001]
Strength:

umm.. better than nothing i guess

Weakness:

Mine has been reluctant to work at beginings of rides for a while, you have to work it in all the time.

don't buy this fork if someone offers it to you. It's the same fork as on those cheapie Costco bikes. I'm looking to upgrade, since I got stuck w/ it stock.

Similar Products Used: other people's bikes, every fork has been nicer
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RATING
1
VALUE
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2
Dan   Downhiller [Mar 31, 2001]
Strength:

Very cheap entry level shocks, look good, go well with my existing paint job

Weakness:

limited travel, plastic covers, bottom out on large bumps (1.5 feet+)

I am a wannabe downhiller student with limited $ to spend, so the shocks do the trick, the only problem is the rest of the bike falling to bits. You get what you pay for.

Similar Products Used: Rock Shocks Jett
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
4
Freddy   Downhiller [Nov 05, 2000]
Strength:

Colour

Weakness:

Very weak rebound not to mention the travel

This is a fork for beginners that don't know anything about suspension (No offense)
Not enough travel, not plush and the rebound doesn't responde for any rider with any weight.
The yellow fork with dark blue RST logo kinda looks good.
Well, at least it is a suspension.

Similar Products Used: Rock Shox Jett
Sr Suntour M6700
Sr Suntour DC7600
Sr Suntour M6200
Sr Suntour M6100
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
T B   Cross Country Rider [Aug 24, 2000]
Strength:

somethin to impress the kids

Weakness:

everything about it

this is a bad shock. i got it on my schwinn mesa as a beginner bike. the plastic boots make a constant and annoying slapping sound everytime it compresses. travel is barely noticeable. way too stiff for a 160 lb rider. not adjustable. like the others say, DO NOT BUY THIS!

Similar Products Used: judy c, xc
OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Greg   [Aug 17, 2000]
Strength:

None, does very little to soak up any kind of terrain. As others have stated you may as well have rigid forks.

Weakness:

Really bad product all round, crap paint job, travel reduces to 20mm or less after a while. Also very bad in the cold weather. Very stiff and slow on stutter bumps and bottom out on a dropoff of higher than one or two feet. Oh and did I mention way too heavy for the travel you get.

Don't ever buy these forks for trail use they are toy forks. Save up for something better. Might do for onroad use, but why bother?

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Alex   Downhiller [Jul 31, 2000]
Strength:

The only credit I can give these are that they are better for riding up the hill than for going down. Seriously, you have to wonder if these actually do anything at all. I mean, you still feel every little vibration, its as if your riding a rigid bike.

Weakness:

Absolutely everything. They are a waste of money and you are better off buying nothing at all

Absolutely crap. Not worth $10. Invet your money else where

Similar Products Used: Zeta EL's
OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
3
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