RST Zeta EL 00 Front Shock

  • Coil / MCU spring
  • Adjustable travel: 2.5" (63mm) or 3.5" ( 89mm)
  • Externally adjustable preload
  • Cold forged aluminum crown
  • 1 piece cast magnesium sliders
  • Electroless nickel 7075 aluminum stanchions
  • Universal disc brake mount

  • User Reviews (7)

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    torquemada   Cross Country Rider [May 23, 2000]
    Strength:

    rigid, well constructed, eats the hits, travel adjustment,removable tubes, etc....price

    Weakness:

    need lots of grease, does't eat the small bumps well,

    This fork work ,specially for big guys(90 Kg)like me, they sound like if got air damping?
    no rebounds, very confortable ,cheap-great-solid value
    buy it

    Similar Products Used: Suntour dc 7600
    RST 461
    rigid...
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Rob   Cross Country Rider [Apr 03, 2001]
    Strength:

    Cheap and easily servicable. Can take big hits and don't often bottom out.

    Weakness:

    Small bumps fail to move the fork. It takes a reasonable hit to move them. The shape of the crown makes the angle of travel very slack. Top-out!!! pull a manual and KLUNK!!!

    Having read the other reviews on this fork here, I am wondering if I have the same fork as you guys...

    Its a cheap budget fork and performs as such. Dont expect great performance from it. Without damping it is prone to topping out. Still, its better than rigid.

    Great value - 5 flaming turds
    Mediocre performance - 3 flaming turds

    Similar Products Used: RST Mozo Pro 3.5"
    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Dave Quail   [Sep 03, 2000]
    Strength:

    Light, Travel changer, Price is brilliant!

    Weakness:

    None so far

    The Zeta EL soaks up everything, from small stutter-bumps, to big hits, and does'nt bottom out! The shock comes set at 3.5" travel, but can be very quickly and simply altered to 2.5" travel, for road conditions.

    Similar Products Used: Judy XC
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Cristian Georgescu   Weekend Warrior [Aug 31, 2000]
    Strength:

    3.5in of travel, strong, light, price

    Weakness:

    Plastic adjustment knobs

    Very good fork for medium/heavy riders. With this fork, you can ride anywhere you can imagine, no matter how extreme the track is. Also makes your ride very safe by keeping your front wheel on ground where it should be, even in high-speed downhills or on bumpy rocks. Good spring-elastomer combination inside (1 spring-4 elastomer) makes impossible to reach it's bottom. Coll product. It should be lubed from time to time.

    One problem might be that the adjustment knobs are black/grey plastic and, at least, look ugly. Other models (including Zeta TL) have metal knobs.

    Similar Products Used: RST 281
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Thomas Glazebrook   Weekend Warrior [Nov 26, 1999]
    Strength:

    They work like Z1's but cost 4 times less, they are great for jumping and amazing for dual. Quality materials used and complex insides!

    Weakness:

    The dials have too much adjustment!

    Just buy them while you still can!!!!!!!!!

    Similar Products Used: Z1's and rock shox sids
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    Paul   [Feb 11, 2001]
    Strength:

    They've got good adjustability if you can be bothered to take them apart to change the elastomers....

    Weakness:

    Take 'em out in the mud without boots and they'll need a good service when you get back, the seals aren't great.

    Good in the dry, not-so-good in the wet, reasonably easy to setup....

    Similar Products Used: Bomber Z3
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Nicolas Thumm   Cross Country Rider [Jan 05, 2003]
    Strength:

    Easy to adjust and repair, strong.

    Weakness:

    none so far

    The fork works well in all trails we have ride. It hits all the bumps in the way ( little an bigger ones).
    Has a good travel, and is easy to repair and adjust changing the elastomers.
    Its just for the price.

    Similar Products Used: rst delta, rst mozo pro, suntour mg
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
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