SR Suntour SF7-XCR LO 2008 Forks

SR Suntour SF7-XCR LO 2008 Forks 

DESCRIPTION

  • 80 or 100 or 120 mm Travel
  • Coil spring / Hydraulic speed-lock System
  • Magnesium monocoque Lower
  • Leading axle Design
  • Alloy Crown
  • STKM Steerer tube
  • 255 mm Lenght
  • Preload adjuster

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 13, 2009]
Bob P. Wallace
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Amazed how well this low cost fork handles,lockout works fine & the 100mm does it good. Did lots of AM around a year a still good for a simple fork. I thought my Yeti was about to complain with this,but the like each other now...hehe

Weakness:

rebound control works lousy

Got this XCR borrowed from a friend (came stock with his Merida bike), ´cuz my Marzocchi just died , it was untill I got a new fork,the thing is thet´s being around a year & I still use this XCR, a low cost forks that is just better than a lots of double price forks like the crappy RS darts for ex. Great value for the less than 100 bucks it rtail costs!!

Similar Products Used:

Fox RL, Marzocchi 55 , RS Reba

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Dec 04, 2008]
Graza
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Great fork. Works really well, never sticks. $200AU online much better fork than my old 1. 120mm travel soaks everything

Weakness:

Magnesium lowers scratch really easily. otherwise nothing else

For $200AU the fork is great. Would recommend it to anyone. Works way better than any of my mates forks. Works well. Very easy to maintain, just oil your seals once a month, with a synthetic based oil. Would pick this over any lower model rock shoxs. Suits my riding style. All round great fork

Similar Products Used:

Old fork was a spinner grind 1

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Nov 08, 2008]
connor hadfield
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

none!!!

Weakness:

preload adjuster broke within 3 months and the lockout broke within 5 months now my fork sticks so much and the lockout comes on and off whenever it pleases

Please do not buy this fork it maybe cheap but get what you pay for

Similar Products Used:

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OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
[Sep 15, 2008]
Jalapeno104
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Cheap, Good looking, Lockout function works well, Plenty of travel

Weakness:

No grease nipples, Difficult to find a service manual.

Good fork for the budget conscious. I was a put off a little from some of the reviews elsewhere saying that this fork is rubbish and is just a for kids bikes. I was initially looking for a bike with a more upmarket fork, but for a £400 budget, than wasn't going to happen. The fork came standard on my bike and I have had no bad experiences. Sure there are more expensive and more sophisticated forks available and the snobs will always turn their noses up at certain brands regarless of how much they've improved but for the money, this does the job well for now. Will probably replace it with something else when the time comes, but for now its fine. FYI I've been MTBing for about 15 years and weigh 15 Stone (210 pounds)

Similar Products Used:

Manitou SX-E 80mm (2001)

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 08, 2008]
farismarino
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

well, its an XC fork but has a long travel. its great all round XC fork..

Weakness:

i've got the 120mm travel, so its not really for XC bike. and the stanchion seals.. its so fragile..

this is affordable good price fork!

Similar Products Used:

RST GILA, CAPA, Rockshox TORA

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 30, 2008]
David Chang
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

This fork is cheap and easy to use...with the lowest cost to get a fork with lockout function....

Weakness:

Not adjustable...the weight of the fork is slightly heavy...

It is good for an entry fork for normal offroad but it is doesn't last long.

Similar Products Used:

RST Gila, Rock Shock Dart3

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Mar 11, 2008]
Rampage
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

very affordable fork w/ LO function, sturdy, well-made

Weakness:

pre-load adjustment has minimal effect; weight is a bit on the heavy side compared to similar XC forks

This is a good fork for XC and commuting. It handles bumps, humps and light to moderate terrain well. It is not as stiff as the other forks I've tried, which is good for the kind of riding I do. Lockout is really good for uphill cycling because it improves speed and saves your energy. It's low maintenance to the point that it's an install and forget fork. It does the job which it is made for. This means that you should not use it for anything more than XC. No to drops more than 3ft. I highly recommend this fork for the budget-conscious and for riders who do not compete but use their bikes mainly for health and fitness. 5 chilis for value for money, 4 chilis for overall performance as an XC fork.

Similar Products Used:

RST Gila, RST Capa, RST281XL, GTS Alpha, Rockshox Dart 3

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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