SR Suntour SF9-XCM V2 2009 Forks

DESCRIPTION

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

USER REVIEWS

Showing 1-10 of 22  
[Oct 01, 2019]
Duffcat


OVERALL
RATING
4
Strength:

As a recovering alcoholic I can tell you these forks are very sturdy flying down steps and taking sharp turns when getting chased by the cops not a bother with these forks never got caught once in 10 years of use. Cutting through the woods to get home from the pub at day/night in all weather I've crashed hit trees the lot and they are still rockin on.

Weakness:

Only weakness is in the rider can't fault the forks

Price Paid:
25
Purchased:
Used  
[Jul 30, 2014]
Rick

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
4
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.

[Jan 20, 2013]
Dave Mackey

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
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.

[Dec 12, 2012]
spike

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
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

[Oct 13, 2012]
kostas mitropoulos

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
3
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

[Aug 17, 2012]
judge dredd

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
4
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.

[May 18, 2012]
Regionnus Rattis

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
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

[Feb 24, 2012]
rockmachine
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
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.

[Jan 17, 2012]
Jernas
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
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.

[Aug 15, 2011]
mattt
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
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

MTBR Newsletter

Get the latest mountain bike reviews, news, race results, and much more by signing up for the MTBR Newsletter

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.