Spinner Edge 2006 Front Shocks

DESCRIPTION

  • Push Button Lockout
  • 30mm stanchion tubes
  • Ergonomic Preload Adjuster
  • Spul Valve Damping System
  • One-piece magnesium lower with Torsion Bar spiral brace

USER REVIEWS

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[Feb 10, 2009]
westcoastdl
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Uh, none?

Weakness:

seized up after 1st ride

Do not purchase this shock. I will not purchase anything with the name spinner again. If they come on your bike, as they did with mine, plan on replacing them soon.

[Jul 02, 2008]
CoalHillsMcKracken
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Good damping, reliable, mnade of excellent materials.

Weakness:

No problems yet.

I weigh 200lbs, I'm a trainer and I'm a pretty athletic guy. I live in Jim Thorpe which is the east coast Mecca of mountain biking. I run this fork on technical single track at least once a week with some pretty hairy down hill runs. No insane 8 ft drops or anything but three and 4 foot all the time. I guess people only post when they have problems. I decided to stick up for this fork since it has far exceeded my expectations.

Similar Products Used:

Manitou R-7, Mag-21, Spinner EX-1, Manitou 05 Axel(the one with the new internals), Suntour XCM.

[Jul 06, 2007]
The Annoynymous1
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

responds to the smallest of bumps
will cushion bigger ones
simple, clean graphic
the dropouts look awesome
well, they seem sturdy.

Weakness:

little/ non-detectable damping- feels bloated
springs designed for anorexic women
some stiction
dust wipes are so flimsy, when you pinch em, they buckle.
probably dont do much good.

if you are a light rider, these forks may be for you.
i'm 130, and i easily use the full travel. much too soft.
i use it by leaning back and letting the fox coil do all the work. the fork just lets the front tire come down. any time the fork is unweighted, it usually tops out with a CLUNK!
sometimes the damping works. sometimes. the only reason you know its there, is the hissing and the occasional time when the fork does not top out. topping out isnt too bad, but you can feel the impact of it. it does an excellent job of letting the front tire roll over roots and holes, however. great control and reasonably stiff.

bottom line? if you are just beginning and a bike comes spec'd with these, it'll work, just so long as you are light. if you are not a horse jockey, you will need a new fork. the sag for a heavier guy is equivalent to half the travel, and the bob will bottom them out.
not a great fork; bearable.

Similar Products Used:

24" RST 154 (best wal-mart fork, ever)
...rigid?

[Jan 31, 2006]
Jay
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Awesome ride for the price

Weakness:

Non that ive found

Well i cant say how theyd turn out long term as its not my bike but i have tried these forks out on some trails in the forest and im impressed, the bike only cost him £380 in all and these forks handle better than the MZs that come stock on most konas that are near double the price. The lock out is a good little addition to them and although they dont perform like the FR2s fitted to my jump bike they perform awesomely for their price range i only wish id known about these before i had bought my EXRs as the lock out would have been handy, we'll have to see how they go long term, i would would say that my only niggle about these is they seem to weigh a bit compared to the EXRs but that may just be to do with the set up of his bike.

Still if you want a nice pair of affordable forks for XC or commuting etc then these are the ones to get.

Similar Products Used:

Marz EXR, FR2s, 66vf, MZs, Manitou blacks and Axels

[Apr 13, 2007]
kyle rietveld
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

none

Weakness:

everthing

THEY ARE NOT THE BEST SHOCK FOR SOMEONE TO BUY!!! THEY ARE GOOD AT FIRST BUT AFTER ABOUT A MONTH THEN THEY SARTED SIEZING UP. IF YOU LIKE A STIFF RIDE WITH A LITTLE GIVE THERE NOT BAD BUT IT SUCKS FOR DROPS AND STAIRS. BOTTUM LINE DONT BUY THESE SHOCKS IF YOU DONT HAVE THEM ALREADY!!!

[Mar 16, 2007]
Andrew
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

none

Weakness:

all

i know i wrote adout this piece of crap before,but this weekend i did a 2 maby 3 foot drop than the oil went every whare and the lowers stuck at 50mm insteda of 120 (unless you turn it upside down and pick up the front wheel wile standing on the bars) when you buy your bike ask to upgrade

Similar Products Used:

marzocchi dropoff

[May 20, 2006]
matt
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

look great. fit both disc/v brakes.pritty lite for price

Weakness:

sieze up alot but then work fine????

thease forks are good begginer forks and will stand anything!!!!if you buy em then a tip is they work amazingly well in the rain !?!?!?!?!?!?

Similar Products Used:

rst gilla plus.rockshox judy

[Jul 20, 2006]
Kai Bruce
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Nice loose fork. well that sums it up...

Weakness:

Paint on the stanchions sucks, has weird lube on mine that collects every molecule of crap, stiffens up all the time, or loosens too much, other than that its good
(getting new one)

A satisfactory fork, buy it if you want to get rid of it immediately. I bought with a bike thats why the price is the price fo the bike. There. And this is a completely different review than the others, but im not cheating you, this is da real thing

Similar Products Used:

ummmm

[Sep 18, 2006]
Andrew
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

looks stealthy

Weakness:

stiff or too lose when new but after they are worked they work all right, odd lube gums up, bad paint on slider

allright for the weekend warrier, not for the competitive

[May 28, 2007]
jimmy Birden
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

none

Weakness:

everything

basiclly i broke them off a one foot drop. Thats gay. dont buy them spend a little more money and get a better fork unless you want to waste more money. Don't even buy a bik with this fork on it cause you'll break it and you'll have to waste more money buying a new one.

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