Forks Reviews and News

First Ride: RockShox RS-1 inverted fork

Though inverted forks have many advantages and are commonplace in the motorcycle world, widespread success has eluded the design in the bike market to date. RockShox hopes to change that with its new RS-1 29er cross-country superfork.

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Hot News: RockShox launches Bluto fatbike suspension fork

Fatbike riders have been clamoring for a suspension fork and today RockShox delivered introducing Bluto RL, their first plus-sized suspension fork.

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Hot News: New 36 RC2 fork highlights FOX 2015 releases

Suspension-maker FOX announced a new version of their 36 fork as well as updates to their 40, 34 and 32 models in a 2015 product release this week. The company launched 40th anniversary heritage graphics and stealth models as well.

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Hot news: RockShox finally reveals new RS-1 inverted fork

We’ve been speculating about RockShox’s new RS-1 for weeks now and today the company confirmed the new fork is an inverted, 29er-specific cross country model.

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Video: RockShox shows a bit more of the new RS-1 in action

RockShox continues to tease the release of their new RS-1 inverted fork with an extended ride video that follows up similar photos and edits they’ve trickled out over the past month.

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Hot News: RockShox expands Charger Damper to new BoXXer DH fork

RockShox keeps the pedal to the floor with Charger Damper enhanced BoXXer DH forks and aftermarket kits, 27.5-inch models too. Suspension-maker revs value-priced Domain Dual Crown as well.

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Gear Review: Lauf Trail Racer 29 fork

Lauf’s 990-gram, leaf-spring Trail Racer 29 suspension fork challenges the status quo and—at 60mm-travel—comes up a little short. But that’s not the fork’s only issue. Our Kurt Gensheimer takes a close look at this Icelandic oddity.

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Spy Shots: New inverted RockShox RS-1 fork

RockShox has left a trail of breadcrumbs leading to their new, high-zoot inverted RS-1 suspension fork—but they haven’t said anything officially. We look at the evidence, take some guesses and make our bets.

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Video: SR SunTour riders Brett Tippie and Eric Carter ride Ray’s MTB Park

Check out this video and photo gallery from SR Suntour of pro riders Brett Tippie and Eric Carter having some fun at Ray’s MTB Park. This was filmed during the SR Suntour suspension clinic road trip.

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News: Cannondale OverMountain Team To Race SuperMax Fork in EWS

We’ve tried a couple of Lefty forks this past winter and were left impressed. It is just uncanny how a light, single-legged fork can be so stiff laterally and precise steering-wise.

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Just In: Magura eLECT Automatic Lockout and Wireless Remote for Front Forks

We are delighted to report that Mtbr is one of the first folks in North America to test the production version of the Magura eLECT forks. The eLECT is a brain that locks the fork when you’re climbing and opens it up when descending.

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Review: 2014 FOX TALAS

The 2014 FOX 34 TALAS offers a great ride, that is plush, smooth and supple, with support and control, and the significant features of the two-level travel adjustment and CTD damper are highly useful and functional.

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Video: Lauf TR29 Fork – 990 Grams, 60mm of Travel

New fork has no moving parts, instead using the same leaf spring technology found in prosthetic legs.

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Manitou Marvel, Minute and Dorado 27.5″ forks for 2014

Check out the highlights of the new Manitou Marvel, Minute and Dorado 27.5 forks. The Marvel is the XC oriented fork with 80, 100, or 120mm of travel. The Minute is Trail oriented with 120 and 140mm of travel and the Dorado 27.5 has 203mm of travel.

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Marzocchi 55 Micro STA and 44 Micro STA 29 forks and more for 2014

Highlighted here are Marzocchi’s new forks including the 55 Micro STA and the 44 Micro STA 29. Also, a sneak peek of the 2014 320 LCR Carbon XC fork, 380 C2R2 DH fork, Moto C2R and Roco Lite rear shocks.

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First Look: 2014 FOX TALAS

The complete TALAS redesign gives better ride performance and alterable travel settings, and it utilizes an updated air spring and a new travel adjustment system and fewer seals.

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Magura 2014 – TS 140/150mm 29er Forks

Magura releases a brand new long travel 29er fork called the TS 29er 150. Magura also announced new eLECT sensor and fork adjuster…electronic suspension setup and tuning is here.

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Fox Float X Shock and 2014 Talas Fork

FOX unveiled new updates to their TALAS fork, along with a new rear shock, the FLOAT X. The 2014 TALAS fork’s internals should offer smoother travel and improved handling.

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Brian Mullin’s Walkabout – Sea Otter 2013

This is a short synopsis of my wanderings during the Sea otter 2013 festival, and captures some products that I found interesting…

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RockShox – Revelation and SID Forks, XLoc Full Sprint Remote, Monarch Shocks – Sea Otter 2013

RockShox Revelation and SID Forks, XLoc Full Sprint Remote, Monarch Shocks at Sea Otter 2013.

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Magura, Uvex, Vredestein 2014 Product Highlights

Brent Winebarger shows us the Magura 29er 120mm travel fork, new Vredestein Black Panther 27.5/650b and 29er tires, and Uvex SGL 104 sunglasses and the Ultrasonic CC helmet.

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The DVO Emerald Inverted DH Fork – Sexy, Green & Upside Down At Sea Otter

We visited with DVO Suspension at Sea Otter and finally got a chance to get up close and personal with their hot new Emerald Inverted downhill fork.

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RockShox Pike Fork and Monarch Plus Shock

The Pike is a complete new redesign for RockShox, and the All-Mountain fork will be available in 150mm & 160mm travel for the 26″, 27.5″ and 29″ sizes (29er also gets 140mm), with tapered aluminum steerer and 15mm Maxle.

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X-Fusion 2014 RV1 Downhill and Metric Freeride Forks

John Hauer and superstar rider Richie Schley from X-Fusion show us the new highly anticipated 2014 RV1 downhill and the Metric freeride forks.

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2014 Fox Talas CTD 26er and 27.5 Fork and Float X CTD Shock

Fox has released the new Talas fork and Float X rear shock. So we asked the great Mark Jordan of Fox some questions about their new products. Mtbr: Will this Talas be as plush as the Float? It seemed to give up a little bit in small bump sensitivity in the past. Mark Jordan: The

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