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Old 06-26-07, 10:29 AM   #1
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Anyone ever ride the nice RSTs?

I was just wasting time on the interweb today and went to their site to take a look at a DH fork I overheard some kid talking about. Their FR and DH forks look pretty beefy and have some nice features....anyone have any experience on these or an idea of the price ranges?
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I am srue dminor will respond soon. He sports an RST dh fork and rode it all week in whistler last week. Personally, I am not open minded enough to try them.
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I am srue dminor will respond soon. He sports an RST dh fork and rode it all week in whistler last week. Personally, I am not open minded enough to try them.
I have some pretty powerful incentives for keeping an open mind

Here's what carried me around Whistler last week:



'07 RST R1, 7", 36mm stanchions, simple-but-effective damping. This is my second one and it's still a bit too stiffly sprung for my tastes. Never saw a wiper mark on the stanchions above about 6". Might see if there is a set of softer springs.

Here's one I ran on my Yeti before it got my first R1:



'05 RST Sigma X5 8" inverted. I love the Sigmas; I find them plush, forgiving andnot flexy like some inverteds. Springing and damping seem perfectly matched for my scrawny 170 lbs.

RST has a distributorship presence in the USA again - - back in the Pacific Northwest even. Don't know what it's going to mean for retail availablity as of yet.
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Old 06-26-07, 04:52 PM   #4
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I'm looking at the space jump fork, looks intriguing.
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For everyone's benefit: The USA distributorship in Portland, OR has an online store now (which I discovered only today) where you can buy the upper-end product directly:

www.rstmtbstore.com
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Only fork I have seen in raw metal... looks sick.
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That's the one I was looking at.
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I just called them. I want to see if they can inport a sigma
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