Forks Reviews and News


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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RockShox Announces New 30 Gold Fork

RockShox introduces the all new 30 Gold XC fork that offers lightweight, easy set-up, excellent wheel compatibility and RockShox ride quality all at an affordable price.

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Review: Magura TS8R 150 26er and 27.5/650b Fork

Introduction by Francis Cebedo: Brian Mullin and I have been using Magura forks the past few months and we’ve been pleased. The forks are laterally stiff, light, plush and reliable. My review on the TS8 29er fork can be found HERE. We believe Magura has improved quite a bit in the areas of plushness and […]

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Fox CTD & iCD Product Introduction Videos

Suspension technology can be daunting these days. We have adjustable front, rear and now seatposts. We caught up with Fox’s Mark Jordan and he said Fox’s best asset is how easy it is to understand and to use.  They system is smart and well-designed so using it is simple and natural. Mark explains: “The best […]

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Pastajet’s Interbike Walkabout Pt 1

I am doing a couple of short Walkabout entries from the Interbike show, that are from my occasional meetings and sometimes random wanderings. Part 1 includes: Garmin Edge mount, American Classic 650B wheels, Polar bottle, Formula 650B fork and new Clif Bar treats. Garmin Garmin didn’t have any new computers at the show, and the […]

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SR Suntour Axon Werx Carbon fork and Prototype 650B fork

Highlighted here is the Suntour Axon Werx Carbon fork that was used by Julie Bresset to win an Olympic Gold Medal for XC and Julie also won Gold at the World Championships. The same model of fork produced another Gold medal at the World Championships for Roger Rinderknecht in the 4x discipline. That’s versatility! In […]

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Rock Shox 2013 Sid, Reba, Revelation 27.5

One of the most discussed topics at Intebike this year was the 650b slash 27.5 debate. Originally dubbed 650b by Kirk Pacenti (champion of the modern era tweener tire movement) it seems a lot of companies (especially American companies) are resisting the 650b terminology in favor of the more “standard” 27.5 designation. Does it really […]

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Fox iCD System and 34 Float 27.5 fork

Mark Fitzsimmons from Fox Racing Shox shows us the details of their all new electronic suspension system called “iCD”. It is shown here on Geoff Kabush’s race bike. The iCD system uses a battery sourced from Shimano’s Di2 system. Also shown is the new 34 Float 27.5 160 fork. This fork is available now and […]

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Magura TS8 SL 29er Fork Review

We’ve put in significant time this season on our Magura TS8 29er fork and have enough experience to give insight on it. We put it in a Specialized Epic and a Santa Cruz Highball. The fork line is described in detail by our ace reviewer Brian Mullin in the following pages. We got the 100mm […]

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RockShox Introduces 27.5 SID & Reba

27.5” SID & Reba Arrive RockShox Releases Premium Suspension for 27.5″ MTB Wheel Size As the only full-line supplier of mountain bike suspension componentry, from entry-level to high-end, RockShox continues to offer the freedom of choice to its consumers with a new suspension product for 27.5” wheels. Not simply a relabeled 26- or 29-inch product, […]

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Bryson Martin Launches DVO Suspension

Recently, there have been a lot of questions about the direction of Marzocchi Suspension, one of the original mountain bike suspension manufacturers and arguably the originator of the freeride movement. Bryson Martin Sr., John Pelino and Tom Rogers, the main guys at Marzocchi USA, left the company earlier this year and there has been a […]

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Fox 34 Float 29 Front Fork & Float RP23 Rear Shock Review

Officially this is the Fox Racing Shox 34 Float 29 and the Float RP23 rear shock. I’ve run this suspension on a Transition Bandit 29er (previewed for MTBR here) and now had over 50 rides on the bike. I’ve run Kashima coated forks for over 100 rides on my personal bikes and therefore feel comfortable […]

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White Brothers Rock Solid 29er, 650b, Fork Review

Introduction by Francis Cebedo I’ve used several rigid steel forks and carbon forks over the years. There’s nothing like the light weight and steering accuracy of a rigid fork on a 29er. Couple that with a singlespeed and it’s a match made in heaven since all your power translates to forward movement as there’s none […]

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Fox 36 Van 160 FIT RC2 Review

The Van 160 is an incredible fork, and offers superb compliance, control and steering attributes, along with excellent small bump interaction, and of course, typical coil spring plushness and linearity. What sets this fork apart from its competition, are the responsiveness and laser like steering capabilities that it has in any terrain and speed, and […]

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