First of all I’m not an upgrading bike man. To upgrade a MTB is too pricey for me. Nevertheless when I find my Zoom fork has broken I decided to replace it with another one.
My choice is RST Gila because it’s not so expensive so I buy the new one. It cost exactly on 300 thousands rupiahs or about US$ 30. I bought it at the local bike shop nearby and had it installed.
The very first time I tried this fork when I had to rode my bike home. I didn’t feel anything as I rode only on pavement. On the next day I rode on an off road track. I could feel it was better than my Zoom. It absorbed everything, every obstacle that I rode could easily been passed meanwhile I didn’t get pain on my wrist neither did a sore hand.
Unless after a few months ride, I can feel its stiffness. My friend whose similar product also complains about it. Nonetheless it still could absorbs any bumps but not as good as when it was new.