SR Suntour SF7-XCR 2007 Forks

SR Suntour SF7-XCR 2007 Forks 

DESCRIPTION

  • Travel: 80 or 100 or 120 mm
  • System: Coil spring
  • Lower: New design magnesium monocoque: 130mm width
  • Design: Leading axle
  • Crown: New shape alloy
  • Steerer tube: STKM

USER REVIEWS

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[Jan 29, 2012]
chicago
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

not expensive & look nice

Weakness:

seals

purchased off ebay from hong kong, used mainly for tarmac and ocasional light trail for about 1 and a half months (no more than 50-75 miles) and the seals on the left stanction is already leaking a fair amount of oil and getting worse with every ride, and the black coating on the right stancion is wearing off down to the chrome. its a shame because if they didn't wear out so quick they would be a decent budget fork, in my opinion dont waste your poppy (money) do yourself a favour and keep saving for a tried and tested fork that can stand the test of time.

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1
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2
[Feb 22, 2011]
dnash
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

they hold the wheel on

Weakness:

brand new bike rode 21 miles jumped off 2 curbs pulled 3 wheelies and the forks siezed, been told the lockout is purely for tarmac dont even jump off a curb with it on.
my sons non branded forks lasted longer.
the travel and damping was very soft like soggy mush. the preload did nothing.
as its new they are being replaced, but with the same type, now i fear i will be frightened to use them.

and to add insult to injoury the replacement ordered from spec come with annoying Vbrake posts, and i have to like it or lump it.
i may have had the bad luck of a one off bad fork but i doubt it i have read many other people have had the same problems

dont buy this fork, if it fails on a non serious hobbyist in the first 20 miles on road i cant see how it is fit for purpose.

i will get them repaired until the warrenty runs out then replace them with somthing better.

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1
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1
[Feb 19, 2009]
richard
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Lasted a long time

Weakness:

virtually no adfjustability

This was an amazin fork, it handled big hits well, it took 10ft drops fine tho a 13ft drop eventually finished it off, it could also handle road riding well and was seemingly indestructible as i never performed any maintainance on this fork and it still survived 3 years of hard riding

Similar Products Used:

none

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 24, 2007]
ivan chin seng
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

responsive
design

Weakness:

preload dont make much difference
brand

this fork can handle jumps well

Similar Products Used:

none

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3
VALUE
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4
[Feb 05, 2007]
Lloyd
Downhiller

Strength:

> Nice color scheme since its all black.
> Bargain price without sacrificing performance.
> Can take up some beating... the stickers showed not for DJ but had used mine without probs... but I only take at least 5ft air on this fork.

Weakness:

> None so far as long as you tuned it right... had adjusted the pre-load knobs on both legs at 4 turns a piece. Now, it feels great.

Buy this fork if you're on a tight budget. Surely, it will never let you down. But if your serious about performance, try to look elsewhere...

Similar Products Used:

> SR Suntour XCP... had used this fork before on trail fork and dirt jumping. I even raced it on a local downhill competition and won 2nd place.

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3
VALUE
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5
[Feb 04, 2007]
Johnny b gud.

Strength:

Strengths....? Cheap.. looks good...

Weakness:

black color fades out at the stanchions, don't abuse to much.. can't handle extreme rough trail.

Good for a beginner cause it's cheap. You MUST not try to drop 4 or 5 feet for some obvious reasons, especially xc riders, unless you have no other choice.

Similar Products Used:

Suntour products...

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2
VALUE
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2
[Jan 21, 2007]
J. Urbano
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

lightness. affordable but that doesn't mean that its cheap and unreliable. still indestructable. no signs of failure from the first three months of use.

Weakness:

bottoms on 5-6 feet drops.. that's the only thing to watchout for! get rid of 4 feet drops higher.

best buy for starters, uphillers and weekend xc warriors. for bighit riders, not for you.

Similar Products Used:

sr suntour xcr '06, sr suntour xcp, marzocchi mzcomp, rst alfalfa.

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3
VALUE
RATING
4
[Mar 15, 2007]
Deo
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

I have the 120mm travel year 2007 version. Most of the XCRs that came out in my country are 100mm. Lucky i found a 120mm which is really rare. Nice color and design. Lite but durable. With its 120mm travel and adjusting the knobs correctly i can do less than 6 feet jumps. This fork has smooth rebound and absorbs 3 inch bumps really nice. I usually use it for XC, downhill and sometimes since its lite i also do freeride with this kick ass fork. I use to have a Manitou Axel, after a month of use it became so slugish. Now i'm trying the XCR and i am very satified its cheap on the pocket.

Weakness:

None yet.

This fork rules!

Similar Products Used:

Manitou Axel elite

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4
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5
[Dec 31, 2007]
bohds
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

shocks really give a good ride and is well worth the money you shell out specially for a starter bike. good style to boot

good upgrade for money spent

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4
VALUE
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5
[Mar 03, 2008]
TXRider
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

decent travel

Weakness:

Adjustability, Rebound, Strength,

This fork is ok for the first timer front suspension, but I was looking to upgrade it three days after riding on it. Looking at a Rock Shox Tora 302 or Fox Float R. go air...

Similar Products Used:

Rock Shox Judy, Rock Shox Jett

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1
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1
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