RockShox unveils updates to 2019 suspension forks

Bluto, Pike DJ, Judy, Recon, Reba, Sektor, and 30 Gold and Silver all revised

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RockShox Sektor RL

The Sektor RL gets a substantial update with a Boost chassis and DebonAir air spring. Expect a similar feel to the Pike and Revelation.

“Action is everything” is the RockShox tagline and they are keeping that sentiment alive with their 2019 product range, pushing the limits of what an affordable suspension fork can provide. In this case it’s all about value and trickle down technology providing performance to the rider.

For the coming model year, the Sektor RL is updated with a Boost chassis and DebonAir air spring. RockShox says riders can expect a similar feel to the Pike and Revelation, with highlights including more affordable options with 32mm aluminum Fast Black stanchions and Motion Control RL damping. It’s also compatible with Bottomless tokens and OneLoc remotes. Price is $429-$499 and it will be available starting in March.

RockShox Reba RL

The Reba range gets an updated chassis that allows for wider tires and better steering.

Meanwhile, the Reba gets an updated chassis option and technologies that were originally developed on the SID. Price is $499-$569 and it will be available starting in April.

RockShox Recon RL

The Recon RL gets tech updates and the Fast Black treatment.

The Recon and Recon RL are also updated, adding RockShox Fast Black finish to stanchions, updated compression knobs, and a revised remote lockout. Price is $249-$319.

RockShox Judy Gold

The Judy Gold gets wider to clear a 2.8 plus tire.

The Judy Gold and Silver get a new chassis allowing for up to 2.8 tires in either 27.5 or 29er wheel sizes. Toque Cap compatibility adds additional stiffness and control of the front end, and there are new compression knobs and air caps. The Judy Gold also gets an update with the Motion Control RL damper with OneLoc compatibility and aluminum stanchions. Price is $349-$449 and it will be available starting in March.

RockShox 30 Gold

The RockShox 30 Gold is lighter than before.

The RockShox 30 Gold and Silver get lighter and are easier to set up, and the suspension maker claims they deliver the level of performance found on more expensive forks. The 30 Gold also gets Motion Control damping and a low-speed compression adjustment lockout, Fast Black aluminum stanchions, and a new compression knob and air cap. It is also now cable-remote spool compatible with a OneLoc remote. Price is $349-$439.

RockShox Pike DJ

The RockShox Pike DJ will offer firm suspension on the trials and in the park.

Next up, the Pike DJ will now boast a stout 35mm chassis and custom tuned Charger damper and Solo Air system that provides better bottom-out progression. The new Pike DJ also gets a Charger Damper with a custom Dirt Jumping/Slopestyle tune with extra-firm compression, and it has a Solo Air top cap for extra bottom out progression that is tunable with Bottomless tokens. Price is $849.

RockShox Bluto

The RockShox Bluto looks good with updated graphics.

Finally, RockShox’s fat bike-specific Bluto RCT3 and RL come standard with Fast Black aluminum uppers, a stout 15mm Maxle, remote or crown adjustable damping, tapered steer tube, and the infinitely tunable Solo Air spring. Everything from the crown, to arch, to axle has been optimized to tackle the increased torsional loads of the wide stance of a fat bike. There is also updated Motion Control damping, featuring 3-position compression adjustment (open/pedal/lock). The Bluto RL also receives Motion Control damping, featuring low-speed compression adjustment to lockout, and it adds OneLoc remote compatibility. Price of the Bluto RLC is $689. The Bluto RL is $719. Both will be available in April.

For more info launch over to www.sram.com.


About the author: Jordan Villella

Jordan comes from the steep streets of Pittsburgh PA, where he learned to dodge cars and rip single track. He has been involved in nearly every aspect of the cycling industry: from turning wrenches, store design, clothing production and bike park creation. Jordan spends his free time racing cross country and cyclocross around North America, though he has been know to enduro every now and then. His love of cycling is only second to his love of his family and punk rock.


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