RST Capa T7 2007 Forks

  • Disc Mount Type: 51mm I.S. Front
  • Fork Travel: 50 mm
  • Front Hub Spacing: 100 mm
  • Front Axle Type: 9x1

User Reviews (9)

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Tilden   Cross Country Rider [Apr 11, 2010]
Strength:

Sturdy and Very Stiff(which is bad aswell) and Strong

Weakness:

Stiffens after non-abusive riding(calm XC)
Leaks Oil which means it needs servicing 24-7

To be honest this fork isn't really worth buying, you might as well keep on saving your money(not that it requires much to buy it) or just buy a set of rigid forks. It cant stand 2 foot drops and the non stop mini roots that is ridden over.
This is a downright hopeless fork,Don't waste your money on it.

Similar Products Used: None
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mchimonas   Cross Country Rider [May 27, 2009]
Strength:

Available in 1" steerer, plush

Weakness:

Flimsy, bolts that secure steerer stripped out

I purchased this fork because suspension forks with 1" steerers are very difficult to find these days. The bolts that secure the steerer in place stripped out after tightening them once (I did not use torque wrench). Fork is very flimsy and moved back and forth while using disc brakes. For folks who need a fork with a 1" steerer, I think this fork will work if you use V brakes and install the steerer with red lock tight. Otherwise forget it.

Similar Products Used: old Rock Shox Quadra
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KanyeKayne   Cross Country Rider [Sep 27, 2008]
Strength:

light, and doesnt feel too bad in the wrists. also cheap, and is disc mountable, does travel well, although not much

Weakness:

next to nothing in the preload adjustment, but it is there, not much travel, and not much rebound.

good for XC use, not for harsh use, does withstand heavy off road use though, so for the price you can buy them i reccomend them if you are looking for a cheap set of sus forks

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KevinCulla9   Cross Country Rider [Aug 09, 2008]
Strength:

ummmmm None... Buy a REAL fork this thing isnt worth its weight as scrap metal!!!

Weakness:

Everything

This thing is like riding a pogo stick!!!!! no damping, all spring.....I bought a crap bike, so i got what i payed for....didnt think i was gonna become a seriuos rider but i did. Threw this crap away and built an IBIS Mojo with a FOX Talas!!!

Spend a few hundred and get a good fork even the worst FOX or MARZOCHI is better than this pile of trash!!

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DBRSevanmm   Downhiller [Jul 16, 2008]
Strength:

Good entry but upgrade as soon as you are ready

Weakness:

pain to adjust and the nobs stick

Not for the semi-experienced, great to get you going but once up and running fork over another $300-$400 for the real deal.

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Matt   [Aug 09, 2007]
Strength:

None what so ever

Weakness:

Preload adjust does nothing, not really 100mm of travel

crap

Similar Products Used: Fox Vanilla, Marzocchi MZ race
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Bubba   Weekend Warrior [Apr 23, 2008]
Strength:

smooth damping on curb-sized rocks & bumps (3-6")

Weakness:

The pretensioners hardly make any difference

A good entry level set of forks comparable to the RockShox, but about $20-50 cheaper

Similar Products Used: RockShox Dart 2
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Nate   Cross Country Rider [Apr 14, 2008]
Strength:

soft on the trails, no leaks, no problems..yet.

Weakness:

Preload adjustment does nothing!! I agree.
sags too much for riders 200+ lbs.

You get what you pay for my stock forcks were crap and only compressed on downhill slope angles so I picked these up used at my bike store. I do some rugged cross country, big rocks, dips and roots ect. These forks bottom out when I have my pack on. Pretty good on light stuff if you are 200lbs or over these forks sag too much. Use this to upgrade stock crappy forks. I will definately need to upgrade.

Similar Products Used: Rock Shox
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Simon   Weekend Warrior [Oct 11, 2007]
Strength:

They ARE cheap, and they hold the handlebars up-ish.

Weakness:

When Matt says the preload does 'nothing', he isn't being entirely fair. Cranking it all the way up takes it from 'unrideable' to 'sloppy'. Also, keep the WD40 close at hand, as the steerer is bare steel and will rust if you let it.

Jacked all the way up these forks are usable for your standard commute, but you'd only tolerate them - as my girlfriend does - if they came with your bike and you couldn't be bothered upgrading. There's about 5mm of play before any suspension happens, which results in a bit of a shunt on take off.

You're probably reading reviews of this fork to see how cheap you can go if you're not too fussy. Trust me, you are fussier than this.

Similar Products Used: The Suntour Condor Triples on my Kustom Kruiser aren't exactly similar...
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