My gf's got a specialized hardrock sport disc with a RST Gila T7 coil fork. The problem is that a) it's heavy and b) even with the preload all the way down, because she's so light and doesn't ride that fast, the fork does almost nothing, I think she's gotten barely 1" of compression from it even though it should have 4". So going through rock gardens or heavily rooted areas is just a total blur for her.
I stumbled onto the RST F1RST fork for $179.
Compression with lockout.
She's been on my stumpjumper with very low air spring pressure and it seems to work well for her, which is why I thought replacing the gila with an air fork would work much better.
Was this a good deal or is RST generally on the low-end anyway and it'll be leaking left and right?
A few people also recommended filling that thing up with grease the first time to get rid of stiction. Any recommendations for a grease?