Spinner Grind OS 2 2007 Forks

  • 28.6mm Stanchion Tubes
  • 1 Piece Aluminum Lower
  • Coil Spring
  • 80 or 100mm Travel

User Reviews (6)

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kellen   Weekend Warrior [Apr 26, 2010]
Strength:

it is very smooth on jumps if you put marvel mystery oil is the secret you get the cap and you fill it up then take the caps on the forks and pore it in then put some on the out side.

Weakness:

it tops out when you pull up to hard

i think it is a fairly good fork if you use marvel mystery oil.

Similar Products Used: nothing this is my first Marin.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Matt   [Feb 07, 2007]
Strength:

Half decent light trail riding and xc fork.

Weakness:

Tops out when pulling the handlebars up, can't take jumps or drops. Bottoms out on 4ft plus jumps or drops

This is not a fork for jumps, it is meant for light trail riding and cross country.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
Anthony Golden   Cross Country Rider [Jun 29, 2007]
Strength:

fairly cheap

Weakness:

tops out if i pull to hard on the andle bars

alright but not for major jumps or drops.. kinda disappointing

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Gavin   Weekend Warrior [Apr 25, 2008]
Strength:

1. It doesn't bottom out too easily when u crank up the preload.
2. It doesn't have any damping stuff to blow or any oil to leak, lol.
3. It's pretty sturdy.

Weakness:

1. It's hella stiff so it doesn't absorb ANY small bumps at all. (It doesn't really absorb big ones either but at least it moves with big ones, lol)
2. No options for different springs.
3. The preload adjuster takes like 100 turns, so u get tendinitis from adjusting it.
4. The caliper mount is too far up so there is about 1/4 of an inch of the rotor that isn't getting used, which results in decreased braking power.
5. No cable housing for the disc brake cable.
6. It wasn't even supposed to come with my bike!

It does pretty much nothing to make the ride smoother, but since it doesn't have any damping hardware, it will last forever.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
Ciaran Mauro   Weekend Warrior [Dec 28, 2007]
Strength:

None

Weakness:

This is a very stiff fork. You have to really jump on it for any results. Unfortunetely, I got the one defective item at the Sports Chalet in Vacaville, CA. Horribly designed, knock-off of a preloader. Also, the paint on the part that goes up and down, excuse my lack of inteligiance, starts to fade off within the first day of use

It came stock with an '07 Marin Bobcat Trail. All-in-all, frankly, pathetic.

Similar Products Used: Rockshox
Spinner Grind-1 70mm--Stock with '06 Diamondback Sorrento
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
Alfredo   Weekend Warrior [Nov 12, 2007]
Strength:

Not meant to serious off-ride use.

Weakness:

I can't bottom it out, it doesn't serve for hard off-road use, don't work as a suspension, the handlebars vibrate and I end up with sore fingers. Very hard springs

Crap fork. I used my bike to enter a 100km race, and it was very though, this fork is only meant to be used on tarmac/light off-road use but nothing serious. I'm saving to buy an Anthem 1, I never really though about the huge different between 'Sport' bikes category, and the Competition, in relation to the quality of the components.
I live in a zone where there are lots of loose rocks, I would really appreciate owning a full suspension bike.

This fork only serves you well if you're not going to do any serious off-road stuff.
The rating is based comparing it to higher forks

Similar Products Used: Cheap forks in former bikes I used to own. Cheap Benotto fork, Fiamme AXT
OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
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