Suntour Epicon 2008 fork Dec 4, 2007 16:38:25 GMT 8
Post by energizer on Dec 4, 2007 16:38:25 GMT 8
Duration used: 1mo.
Similar products used: Suntour Axon air fork 2005,been using for 2years. Suntour Axon air fork 2007,used for about 7mos. Rockshox Reba,Recon,Fox F100,Manitou Nixon,Marzocchi Atom 80 and Marathon xc.
Strengths: At 4.01lbs. its lightweight in its class, REBOUND adjustment. very very cheap! P4,800 brandnew. Plush and stiff,no joke!
Weakness: Stickers on the legs has some annoying bubbles.Aside from that,no problem with this fork.
Comments: i love my 2 Axon forks,i sold my 7mos.old Axon. but i still have my 2year old Axon fork which my cousin still uses. from the time i put it on my bike and inflated the required psi,i never touched it since then. no air and oil leaks,very very very dependable and durable. the only thing thats keeping my axon from 5 star rating is that it doesnt have rebound adjustment. but now for 2008, they released Epicon,120mm.travel with all the features of Axon plus a rebound adjustment that really works. its travel fits my fs bike,its compression mates with my fox rp23. try closing your eyes then compress the fork. you wud mistaken it for a bomber, its stiff enuf when u turn the bar on an almost deadstop. at first i couldnt believe how perfect this cheap fork is. i have used different expensive fork brands before,but none surpasses the durability,value,dependability of my old Axon Fork.i believe that my new Epicon would be just the same. Rockshox dual air chambers leaked during a 24hr race,Bomber's TST adjustment became inaccurate afetrsometime,Fox's oil leaked on the oil seals.i never experienced any of these from my Axon even after using it once in a 24hour race and once in a marathon race and a couple of endurance races. After using the Epicon twice on the trail,i must say its way better than my Axon. the Epicon performs fairly on small bumps on low speed. but it performs best on medium to big bumps on a moderate and fast speed,it soaks everything it hits. It even has a lockout which u can adjust the sensitivity so u can sprint without bobbing too much but still allow some movement for small bumps. im not a sales rep for suntour,but i believe this fork would be the most under rated fork for this season. If u are looking for a 5inch fork and doesnt mind the brand,go for this fork.
5 stars for value, 5 stars for performance