RST XMO SL O2 vintage suspension fork 3.3 lbs 80mm travel

More photos available on request, or just see them at:
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bop...745793545.html

I am the original owner of this lightweight, American-made mountain bike suspension fork, purchased circa 2000. It's still alive and kicking. Old school, vintage, classic.

It needs a new home, maybe with someone doing a classic mtb project, or just building up a cool 26-er.

It is in good condition, has been well-maintained. Functionally sound with no issues that I know of, and I have used it as recently as a few weeks ago. Holds air reasonably well, but may need to be topped off before a ride. Stanchions show no damage. Motion is smooth.

80mm travel, 1498g/3.3 lbs on my scale, made for 26" wheels, compatible with both V-brake and disc brake, yellow color, comes with original instruction manual and set of small parts used for tuning (see pictures).

Steer tube is 8.5" long, and standard 1 1/8" (1.125") diameter.
Axle-to-crown is 17 3/4"
Star fangled nut is installed
Requires a standard shock pump (not included) to put air into each fork leg through Schrader valves.

Originally saw duty for 2 - 3 years on my XC bike in the early 2000's.
Then it chilled out for a decade, just hanging on a peg in my garage.
Then it had a second tour of duty for the last 4 years, installed on a frame built up for around-town riding on asphalt with bit of gravel and smooth singletrack.

No crazy-ass freeriding abuse, no serious crashes. For an MTB fork, it has led a cush life.

There is no on-the-fly adjustability, but it is tunable. Air spring/preload is adjusted by varying the air pressure, and rebound is adjusted by swapping internal parts (small plastic adjusters, using 4mm allen key). Currently installed are the #3 adjusters giving "fast" rebound. Included with purchase are a pair of #1 and #2 adjusters which can be installed to give slow or medium rebound, respectively. The included instruction manual explains the procedure clearly.

This fork doesn't have the buttery smooth bottomless motion or sophisticated spring and damping technology that you get on contemporary forks costing $1K. If you are aiming to not spill your latte as you bomb through gnar, skip this fork. But it is light, stiff, and smooth enough to get the job done for short travel XC, CX, or road applications.

Some links of interestl:
https://www.mtbr.com/product/older-c...k/rst/xmo.html
https://forums.mtbr.com/general-disc...in-371297.html

$80
Local pickup preferred (Benicia, SF Bay Area)


Thanks for looking