RST Gamma TL 00 Front Shock

  • Coil spring / MCU
  • 3" (76mm) travel
  • Externally adjustable preload
  • Air damping
  • Cold forged aluminum crown
  • Cro-Moly stanchions
  • 1 piece cast magnesium sliders
  • Universal disc brake mount

  • User Reviews (12)

    Showing 1-10 of 12  
    Vince B   Racer [Mar 15, 2002]
    Strength:

    light, easy flow

    Weakness:

    the preload adjustments don't even work!

    It's a good suspension when it's new. It is realy soft but that didn't seem to bother me cause i'm only 150lbs. After like 2 races the suspension was dead, it had so much play in it i thought it was going to fall apart. If you are a beginer ridder don't get convinced that they are good by the retailer, like i did, they suck!

    Similar Products Used: rock shock indy or a straight fork
    OVERALL
    RATING
    2
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    Adrian hudson   Weekend Warrior [Nov 07, 2002]
    Strength:

    light weight durable. price top out bumpers on mine

    Weakness:

    flex like hell easy to bottom out elasomer rebound damper
    plastic top-caps

    good for 6months save pennies and buy a pair of real forks like rock shox or marzocchi

    Similar Products Used: chilli gordo
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Ben   Downhiller [Oct 06, 2001]
    Strength:

    This fork Is great for the average ridder that doesn't Got fanging down a hill at 60km An hour. But they are Great for X-country.

    Weakness:

    Not that good for drop offs That is why i'm selling and up grading for better stuff.

    This is a pretty cool fork for the average rider And is great Low level Free ride fork.As well as X-country.

    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    Nicholas Polydor   Weekend Warrior [Aug 05, 1999]
    Strength:

    Fairly lightweight, combination of coil springs and MCU, air damping, one piece magnesium sliders and brace, and low cost.

    Weakness:

    None yet discovered.

    This fork, at a mere £80, is a superb bargain that performs well above its price. However, more accomplished riders may wish to purchase a fork with more travel, full coil springs and externally adjustable rebound and compression damping. If you just want a solid fork that performs well, for a reasonable price, though, then this will be just perfect.

    Similar Products Used: RST 381
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    Tom Masters   Weekend Warrior [Jan 10, 2001]
    Strength:

    Good Price, good weight, Ok travel 3"

    Weakness:

    For light weight people..

    If your light and dont want to spend lots of money this is a very nice fork.

    If you are heavy this is not for you..

    Similar Products Used: Rock Shock Judy XC, RST Gamma EL
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    JP   Cross Country Rider [Oct 09, 2000]
    Strength:

    Cheep
    good for the price
    good for light riders

    Weakness:

    Bad for bigger riders
    bottoms out very easy (for over 150lbs)
    shakes & rattles like crazy on downhills

    It came with the bike, I weigh 178lbs and I bottom this fork like crazy. I ride pretty hard, down rocky slopes sometimes, but I've only been doing it a couple of months.
    First couple of rides it was great compared to no suspension, but on the second and third ride, the shock was bottoming out and making all sorts of rattling, I thought my handlebars were going to come off at any minute!

    ******************Bottom Line***************************

    - Good fork for lightweight riders
    - Good fork for smooth trails
    - Great fork for price (I would think)

    Similar Products Used: straight fork... Ha Ha
    OVERALL
    RATING
    2
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    David Koh   Downhiller [Aug 22, 2000]
    Strength:

    Reliable fork, uses plush 3" to the max, isnt a pogo stick, works brilliantly

    Weakness:

    little or no damping too much neg travel (1.8" neg travel)

    This a great fork 2 buy 4 the money u pay 4 it and its smooth small bumps and comfortable wen jumping

    Similar Products Used: RST beta forks, basicly same spec, zoke pro which have 2 little travel 4 their money
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    jose fernandes   Weekend Warrior [Aug 21, 2000]
    Strength:

    special edition 90mm
    disk compatible

    Weakness:

    too soft for my weight (I am 100KG)and specialy too noisy when working on hard trails

    value rating - 2
    Overall rating - 2

    Similar Products Used: RST 461 DH
    Rock Shox Judy Race
    OVERALL
    RATING
    2
    VALUE
    RATING
    2
    Urban Dynamo   Downhiller [Jul 26, 2000]
    Strength:

    +"TWIN AIR" air damping
    +Adjustable preload
    +Magnesiun sliders
    +3 inch travel (76 mm)
    +Top out bumpers!

    Weakness:

    -Non adjustable damping

    Unlike its horrid apprentice, the Gamma EL, the Gamma TL has RST's "Twin Air" damping which makes a %100 difference in performance. The RST Twin Air damping system will prevent violent front wheel dive downs that are associated with non damped forks, that's pretty much what damping is. And if in any chance the Gamma TL would top out, the top out bumper will minimize the top out impact. The RST Gamma TL is 100x's better than the Gamma EL!

    -----------------The Bottom Line-------------------:)

    :) Ideal buyer- Someone who wants durable performance in a inexpensive fork!

    :( Non Ideal buyer- Someone who doesn't like RST.

    Similar Products Used: RST Delta PRO
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    sam drummee   Downhiller [Jun 17, 2003]
    Strength:

    bloody brillant

    Weakness:

    none

    best in the world

    Similar Products Used: none
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
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