SR Suntour SF9-XCM V2 2009 Forks

SF9-XCM V2

  • Travel: 80 or 100 or 120 mm
  • Design: Leading axle
  • Dustseal: Metal inserted type
  • Steerer tube: STKM
  • Preload adjuster

User Reviews (20)

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Rick   [Jul 30, 2014]
Strength:

Good value, can hold it's own on most things

Weakness:

Not meant for performance, clunky, heavy, clicks often

I've had this fork for about two years and it's held together on about everything i take it on. I've taken it on xc, road trips, and on some downhill as well. Definitely feels like it struggles through rock gardens with speed. It struggles with any moderate downhill. Does not do jumps well. Good for climbs. Good for light dirt tracks. Struggles greatly on any sort of rock or root drop on xc and downhill trails. Good value for beginners.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
4
Dave Mackey   [Jan 20, 2013]
Strength:

Cheap

Weakness:

not good below 20 degrees as the standard fork oil gets so thick the fork wont rebound. Change the oil and the fork is fine.

Good cheap fork. Very heavy but nearly bomb proof.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
spike   [Dec 12, 2012]
Strength:

av been on everysurface there is is and there class, downhill tracks ,uphill ,xcountry tracks, rides and ice they work well, any1 who says they r cheap r just snobs and dont listen to them, id luv to race them on a down hill track and show them any1 intrested let mr know ill show u your wrong

Weakness:

none

awsome

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
kostas mitropoulos   [Oct 13, 2012]
Strength:

price-for a cheap bike

Weakness:

not working properly-leaks oil-bottoms very easily-not for serious rides-its standard on my scott aspect -i will change it very soon

not for cross country use-just for going for shopping

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
3
judge dredd   [Aug 17, 2012]
Strength:

stiffness, lockout

Weakness:

preload knob does nothing

it is very god low end fork. Try to buy something better with that money. It does its job well.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
4
Regionnus Rattis   [May 18, 2012]
Strength:

Does the job for what it was meant to do....ride trails, off-road and on pavement or dirt and provide you with some suspension on your front end.

Weakness:

Not meant to be ridden hard in downhill or jumping, as it will bottom out.

It's a great fork for the casual rider who ventures off on some well traveled trails, paths, gravel roads or bumpy roads. Look at it for what it is and you will be fine. Not sure why everyone bashes it "because it came on my Giant or my Trek"...if that's the case, then why did you buy that bike in the first place? Most of the Giants and Treks, unless you spend some vast quantities on a high end bike, they are all made in China or Taiwan. All you are doing is paying for the name Giant or Trek decals on your bike, while it may have been designed in Waterloo, WI, the frame was welded by some Chinese guy.

So for the intended purpose of the fork, i.e. to ride casually, then it fits the bill nicely

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
rockmachine   Racer [Feb 24, 2012]
Strength:

None, totally rubbish!

Weakness:

Many. They simply dont function the way a suspension fork should!!!! In any condition these forks failed and failed again. LBS was a total arse about warranty and repairs, was thrown out with my bike in bits to the side walk!

Bottom line! dont buy, you`ll be better off buying a pair of rigid forks than these...

Similar Products Used: Recon gold, tora 318.
OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Jernas   Cross Country Rider [Jan 17, 2012]
Strength:

I've been using this fork (the HLO version) for a bit more than 3 months now and the shock seems fine. It works well even on a more rough terrain. The Hidro Lock Out also works and it helps a lot with climbing. Also the fork requires very little maintenance and is very cheap to replace if it breaks. In fact a brand new XCM fork is cheaper than the standard annual inspection and servicing for most serious forks (like for example RS Recon).

Weakness:

My XCM is supposed to have a 100mm travel but in reality it's more like 75mm. Also even though the fork works fine it doesn't feel as good as more expensive models (feels a bit like you are floating).

It's a solid fork for the money. I think it's quality wise comparable to the RS Dart 1/2 but at a lower price so it makes it a better option or the only option if you like in this price range. So far I'm happy with my XCM V2 and I'm not looking for an upgrade at this point. So if the fork comes with your bike I'd suggest to not replace it, just use it a while and when it's not cutting it anymore buy a better one. You won't get much if you sell it anyway.

Similar Products Used: RS Jett and older SR Suntour forks.
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
mattt   Weekend Warrior [Aug 15, 2011]
Strength:

well it holds the front wheel to the bike which is an upside i guess

Weakness:

adjusters do nothing, the fork tops and bottoms out from the lightest of riding, feels cheap, looks tacky and just isnt worth the time and effort to fix

as i said the fork holds the front wheel on which is all its good for. do not buy this fork as it is a pile of rubbish, it came stock on my giant stp2 which is meant for dirtjump/park riding yet i can bottom out these forks just by pushing down them and everytime i get air the fork compresses then the lowers shoot out topping out the fork, one day the lowers are gonna shoot off the bike i can feel it. ok to get the bike moving but thats it but do not buy this fork for any serious riding.

Similar Products Used: RST launch, marzocchi dirt jumper 3
OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
caid   Cross Country Rider [Aug 01, 2011]
Strength:

when you hit bumps, the lower legs go up and down. when i steer, the effort goes thru the steer tube, down the crown, into the stanchions, to the lower legs, and redirects my wheel via the hub, thus steering me and my bike!! it connected the front wheel to my bike.

Weakness:

flex, plastic cap blew off and the spring came out and about pinned me in the forehead, no adjustability, lockout made horrible noises. an entire INCH of travel.

ugly. i bought the bike used and the stanchions had scrapes on them and the evil genius seals where disintegrating before my eyes, and the bushings where more or less non existent, and i was going to replace them anyway. on the way home i did an stoppie off of a curb ramp and the spring said "SEE YA!!", and took off out of the fork. so i found the plastic cap, and the mean ol' spring, popped that sucker back in and wheelied home. upon arriving i made a very easy decision to change them for my bombers that i had as a spare for a bike that had been stolen from me. problem solved. no more demon forks please. suntour has made some killer things in the past, but this fork is not one of those things.

Similar Products Used: roo hop pogostick, rts capa t6, exercise ball, trampoline, spinner grand 323, and thats about it. better products used, fox float, manitou splice comp 130, manitou skareb elite, answer fork from the 90s, RS mag 21 SL w/ long trave kit, RS judy twin crown, marzocchi bomber superfly.
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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
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