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Old 11-04-04, 07:54 PM
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New fork

is this a good fork? http://www.rst.com.tw/pr.htm
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Old 11-04-04, 07:55 PM
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sorry its the capa not the capa x4 just the capa
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Old 11-04-04, 08:17 PM
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I've got the 02 capa, came stock with my bike

may i say its a horrible fork, adveratised at 80mm with adjustable plushness, hmm, have fun cranking those knobs to whichever direction you like, it means nothing, you always end up with about 60mm of travel, and thats me putting my 160 pounds into it with everything ive got....the one thing ive got to say for it is that its certainly above the pogo stick catagory, its got a relatively gradual and smooth return after depression.

in sum, its a good fork for its price, and especialy if you only do light XC riding

mind you that this is solely the opinion of a person who knows very little about any fork but my own(the capa), whos talking about the 02 model, and who cant even spell
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Old 11-04-04, 08:46 PM
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If it comes from RST, it is not a "good" fork. That is to say, it wont perform on the level of actual high-end race forks, but it may suit your purposes just fine. NO, I am not being a brand *****. I speak the truth.

What kind of pro-downhiller would ask this?
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Old 11-04-04, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by BurlySurly
If it comes from RST, it is not a "good" fork. That is to say, it wont perform on the level of actual high-end race forks, but it may suit your purposes just fine. NO, I am not being a brand *****. I speak the truth.

What kind of pro-downhiller would ask this?
Exactly, what pro downhiller also rides a specialized hardrock.
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Old 11-04-04, 09:12 PM
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dude, he's just that good.
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Old 11-05-04, 06:09 AM
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Of course RST are good! Didnt you see that ad that they have in so many magazines?!
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Old 11-05-04, 07:21 AM
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Thier forks with actual oil in them don't look to bad, I bet they are competitivly priced? but why call a fork Alfalfa?!
The Capa is just an o.k fork, just as good as Rock shock Judy TT's or the Marzocchi MZ Comp's that are fitted to stock bike's. It will absorb medium to large'ish hits but with no real finesse.
If you have a Capa it may be worth upgrading it to an oil bath fork or similar like the Marzocchi MX comp which are good forks for the price.
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Old 11-05-04, 07:24 AM
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I heard the RST company was chainging it's name to POS.
Just yankin' your chains
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Old 11-05-04, 08:38 AM
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I have a Gila 04, dont know how that compares to a capa, this it may be a slight bit better possibly?

The fork is very flexy, but it is reasonably plush and u can use about 80 of the 100mm travel, all in all a good fork depending on what ur using it for, ive only just started to hit 2 foot drops, and atm, its surviving, not long until my new frame and fork though so....

Have a good think about what your going to be using it for, what fork have you got on your HR now? do you still have the MZ, if you have, i would hold onto this, the RST wont be a step up, it may even be a step down, save up your pennies and buy a better fork when you have the money mate....
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Old 11-05-04, 12:17 PM
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The basic Marzocchi MZ Comp sold on many stock bikes are made under license by RST now.
In my opinion its not worth buying a spring/elastomer fork to replace the spring elastomer fork you already have (well I assume).
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Old 11-05-04, 01:00 PM
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RST forks are terrible, get a Manitou Dorado or Marzocchi
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Old 11-05-04, 02:33 PM
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Even my DNM is better than RST.....
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Every RST Fork that I have seen has been trashed within a year. They have not even been worth servicing. Ok If it comes with the bike, run it till it wears out, but Don't go out and buy one unless that is all you can afford. Rigid Forks are better than RST's
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Old 11-05-04, 03:42 PM
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I've almost considered a rigid fork for myself, but for 15 bucks I'm just going to put the stiff springs into my fork b/c I know that front wheel thanks the shock each time I drop off a curb
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I would have expected someone with the username "alldownhill" to be asking about a dual crown fork... instead he's asking about buying an RST? wtf? I can't say I'd ever consider purchasing an RST fork. I'd buy a rigid fork before an RST.

RST = Really Sh*tty Technology?
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Old 11-05-04, 07:34 PM
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Im nt buying an RST im just what some in put on how it is
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Old 11-05-04, 07:40 PM
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Look guys, hes not a "Pro Downhiller" anymore.... now hes just a "Downhilllerrrr"
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10-4.

RST still sucks.
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agreed... I think we've made our point here.
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This guy keeps on posting bad threads like mtnbikerXXXXXX.


Seriously...stop with the things that just waste forums space. Search the forums and check the fork guide.
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Old 11-05-04, 09:56 PM
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Originally Posted by cryogenic
I would have expected someone with the username "alldownhill" to be asking about a dual crown fork... instead he's asking about buying an RST? wtf? I can't say I'd ever consider purchasing an RST fork. I'd buy a rigid fork before an RST.

RST = Really Sh*tty Technology?
Your posts just scream "OMG I AM TEH LEET." Lay off people who don't take MTBing as seriously as you "think" you do.
I find all too frequently people are forced to find their own information because 95% of the time, people's advice is, get the model up, it's only an extra $200 for the better fork and drive train. Well what if someone doesn't want to spend an additional $200, or just doesn't really give a sh*t about it?

Than what? People still say, "No man! It's just so much better! You have to!"

While this thread does border on the more useless, it's no reason to put down the products that may or may not be in his price range so that he has to feel bad about buying something. How would you like going to a cookware store after being previously berated on why the sterling silver, while only $400 more is just a much better purchase but than having to purchase stainless steel pots? EH?

EH?

Than what? (train of thought got lost as watching basketball game)
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Welcome to telling it like it is Swifferman. He asked if its a good fork. Its not a good fork. RST doesn't make any good forks. What you are asking us to do is basically lie about the fork, and mislead the guy who asked the question. I don't see how that helps anyone. Junk is junk, get over it.
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Point being if $200 is in his price range, get a Rock Shox Judy TT or a Judy C... why even bother with an RST for the same price? I wasn't implying that he should spend more money on a fork, I was implying that for the same amount of money, better can be had. Hell, I'd rather ride a rigid fork than bother spending $200 or whatever amount of money on an RST. If someone (as you say) "really doesn't give a sh*t about it" then they wouldn't give a flip about whether they had a rigid fork or a cheezy RST that doesn't feel any better than a rigid fork. I think you completely misunderstood my post and put words in there that weren't even there. Never once did I say he should spend MORE money. RST is trash. Better can be had for less.
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Originally Posted by cryogenic
Point being if $200 is in his price range, get a Rock Shox Judy TT or a Judy C... why even bother with an RST for the same price? I wasn't implying that he should spend more money on a fork, I was implying that for the same amount of money, better can be had. Hell, I'd rather ride a rigid fork than bother spending $200 or whatever amount of money on an RST. If someone (as you say) "really doesn't give a sh*t about it" then they wouldn't give a flip about whether they had a rigid fork or a cheezy RST that doesn't feel any better than a rigid fork. I think you completely misunderstood my post and put words in there that weren't even there. Never once did I say he should spend MORE money. RST is trash. Better can be had for less.

YES!

EXACTLY THE POST I WAS LOOKING FOR. the first part. See, recommendations as opposed to making fun of someone are better than putting down products.
By not telling him of his alternatives, it seems as if you create a "blanket put-down" where everything he's looking at is Really Sh*tty Technology as you put it. Obviously this is probably the ideal one he wanted, and you put it down. Instead of put down's, people should write recommendations or alternatives in his price range. Or not telling him to spend more money.
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