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    New RST forks

    before you cringe or raise your arms in horror, I just want to ask about the new RST series of forks (Titan, Space, R1, et.al)

    Brand nazis need not apply.
    Hunter, Simmons, Berrecloth, Watson,Vanderham, Semenuk, Schley, Gulevich, Bourdon, Smith, Moreland, Shandro, Boyko... Bieber.

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    There was some thread about it, bit jacked thou

    I own 66rc now. But really if i manage to build two bikes i would consider storm for urban rig.
    So personally i would buy 888 for mountains and storm for urban fr. It makes sense, I do not require superb suspension for urban (Jumps and stuff).
    That is why I'm bit couriuous of weight, price, and some long time review of storm. I am optimistic I guess. If price is normal they will find their place in the market.

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    I've never ridden any new RST forks but I hear from some they work very well for the cash and I hear from others they are total garbage. I say dont risk it and buy a rock shox, marz, fox, etc

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    do they look cool? post pics!
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    do they come in rootbeer?!?!?!

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    The graphics look like they designed them for 6 year olds. The names are kind of bunk too. As for performance... I got nothing for ya.
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    no pinchbolts on 20mm thru axles...

    dollar for dollar through the mid-range RST/Spinner/etc are usually better than their name-brand counterparts, but there really isn't any competition in the upper range.

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    It looks like they are using set screws instead of pinch bolts on the axles? I wouldn't touch em, I mean look at all the "bugs" that have to be worked out of the big 3's (4 if you like Manitou) fork lines when they first come out with a new model. Life's too short to ride crappy crap.
    This won't hurt a bit...

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    the new 29er versions have received solid reviews. I'd try one for the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by santaheckler
    It looks like they are using set screws instead of pinch bolts on the axles? I wouldn't touch em, I mean look at all the "bugs" that have to be worked out of the big 3's (4 if you like Manitou) fork lines when they first come out with a new model. Life's too short to ride crappy crap.
    nope. those are screws for their interchange system, so you can use a 9mm QR and a normal QR front hub. from their website:

    TA:20mm Aluminum thru axle
    *Lower : Disc only ( post mount ) QR:Adapter for Quick Release


    edit: pic here:

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    Yah why risk it, just get a proven Fox or MZ $hit even Rockshox now. I've been on a RST Rapide, it's the biggest POS ever. Weighed like 8-10lbs to.
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    get used, then? brand new is way off my budget...
    Hunter, Simmons, Berrecloth, Watson,Vanderham, Semenuk, Schley, Gulevich, Bourdon, Smith, Moreland, Shandro, Boyko... Bieber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suicidebomber
    get used, then? brand new is way off my budget...
    Or get leftover. Just by scanning the MTBR "Hot Deals" on the front page, I found these:

    2007 Fox Float RC2 $700: http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za...BFloat%252BRC2

    2005 888VR (170mm, basic, but Marz quality) $299
    http://wheelworld.com/itemdetails.cf...gId=39&id=3466
    4.3/5 flaming tampons: http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/2005_fro...t_124536.shtml

    Google Product Search is also very useful. Just start with very simple search terms, like "Fox 40 fork" and refine it if you need to. http://www.google.com/prdhp?tab=wf

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    Quote Originally Posted by dante
    nope. those are screws for their interchange system, so you can use a 9mm QR and a normal QR front hub. from their website:



    Pretty innovative concept there, I like that idea of runniig a standard QR on a 20mmm system... hmmm... cool. I'm not being sarcastic, it woul be useful to run 2 wheel sets... XC vs FR.

    Cool.

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