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RST-22 Rear Shock

RST RST-22 Rear Shock

User Reviews (28)

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GTfreefall   Cross Country Rider [Feb 07, 2010]
Strength:

Simple, adjust on the fly, and soaks up bumps when needed. Flexibility with spring load.

Weakness:

Heavy, no rebound adjustment, no lock out.

Good shock for simple set up. If you have a bike that handles peddle bob well, this shock will do fine. For the price, even with no lock out or rebound adjustment, this shock will keep your tire on the ground. RST 22A would be a step up. Give 4 flames for value, considering the cost, and 3 flames for overall.

Similar Products Used: Fox float coil, rock shox coil
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
aaron98433   Weekend Warrior [Jul 06, 2008]
Strength:

Better than no suspension
Great if you are just messing around

Weakness:

Rebound kicks you in the arse, literally
Head seperates from piston repeatedly

I used this shock for almost 4 years and technically it has held up but I have finally killed it; no problems for the first year but the attachment head kept seperating from piston and is impossible to tighten well even using loctite; pretty annoying when you come off a big jump and your bike falls apart underneath you; threads are completely stripped out. I am upgrading to FoxShox ASAP. If you are looking for a rear shock, look much further and dig deeper in your wallet. If your new bike comes with this, use it while you wait for a replacement.

Similar Products Used: This was my first full suspension bike
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
chris wuilleme   Weekend Warrior [Nov 27, 2001]
Strength:

cheap so i've heard, seems solid enough i ride hard adn have not bottomed it out yet over 4'+ drops, though i am a light rider (145lb) and the spring is a 750lb.

Weakness:

no dampening adjustment

good enough for now but i want something with more stroke mainly to increase my travel if it comes with the bike use it but don't buy it get something better if you are putting out the cash.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Anson Koh   Weekend Warrior [Feb 24, 2002]
Strength:

Might be cheap. not sure about the price. It's a simple suspension.

Weakness:

Can't take big shocks.

It's average, used it for 3 mths on my bike and it seems normal, can take all bumps, but not big ones.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Bart X   Weekend Warrior [Sep 18, 2002]
Strength:

Had fairly good damping feel when new. When adjusted right it took 6 foot drops ok. Came stock on my X-10. Would probably be fairly cheap to buy if you could find anybody that actually sells them.

Weakness:

Not much damping after 3 months of moderate punishment.Not much travel. Spring seems a bit short and too strong. Looks cheap. Wouldn't recommend it as an upgrade unless your bike came from Wallyworld.

If you don't ride over anything rougher than cracks in the sidewalk this thing would probably last a long time. After a few months of rooty trails the thing feels kind of squishy. This is the first thing to go in favor of a Fox Vanilla.

Similar Products Used: None
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
Adrian Miller   Weekend Warrior [Sep 23, 2000]
Strength:

Nice and cheap
Quite plush (compared to my last shock)

Weakness:

Kind of weak
Spring is too small

This is an OK shock, good for someone on a budjet. I like it more than the other thing I used, but that was like having a pogo stick shoved in the frame. The only real problem with it is the strength, I've noticed it flexes a little bit when stress it put on it. Also, the spring I got with it is too short by about 1/4 of an inch

Similar Products Used: Shockworks thing (OEM on my '98 Saracen Blitz)
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
Joe Momma   Weekend Warrior [Jun 29, 2001]
Strength:

its got a good price apparently. decals dont fall off.

Weakness:

it sucks. its really bad.

this isnt really a good shock. rst should stick to stocking bikes that you buy at wallyworld.

Similar Products Used: rock shox coupedeluxe
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Ant Cullum   Downhiller [May 03, 2001]
Strength:

good over small jumps and bumps . cheap to buy so i have beentold. newcomers should get this . any better dont do it

Weakness:

Not enough travel for the bigger jumps . or for the more nutty riders who just about jump and drop off every thing

good for small jumps and lumps . i whould go for nothing less than rst 53 if you wont rst rear shock

Similar Products Used: RST 53 this is great
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
Nick newman   Weekend Warrior [Mar 31, 2001]
Strength:

it works

Weakness:

not much travel
heavy

good shock for price nothing like fox or rock shox deluxe but works quite well

Similar Products Used: stratos
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Tha Killa   Cross Country Rider [Oct 31, 2000]
Strength:

It's a shock instead of hardtail. 550 lbs. spring

Weakness:

We'll see through the coming winter.

For me it works great as it's my first full frame. As far as now I don't know what damping really means but it seems to have a good one. Looks solid and as many peapole say coil is much more interesting than air. To tell the truth if you are to buy a rear shock choose RST 22A (with return damping adj.) or RST 56, 58 if want to spend some more money.

Similar Products Used: It my first rear shock
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
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