SR Suntour reservoir shock spy shots

New performance shock deep in development

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SR Suntour Air Shock

SR Suntour offers a full range of front suspension products, but their athletes are often forced to run competitor’s rear shocks.

SR Suntour has been making a name for itself in the suspension world by offering premium suspension products at reasonable prices. While they produce everything from XC forks to World Cup winning DH forks, their range of rear shocks is minimal.

SR Suntour Air Shock

The unmarked prototype has your standard three position pedal platform switch and a single rebound adjustment.

But it appears that’s about to change. As Mtbr was cruising the race pits at Crankwork in Whistler, we spotted an unmarked prototype at the SR Suntour race support vehicle. The nondescript shock has a three-position climbing switch and a single rebound adjustment.

SR Suntour Air Shock

The DVO Topaz and Suntour shock share a striking resemblance, but we suspect there’s something different going on in that reservoir.

The shock bears a striking resemblance to the DVO Topaz, which isn’t surprising. SR Suntour manufacturers all of DVO’s suspension bits, so the two have an existing relationship. However, there are some subtle differences between the shocks. Compared to the Topaz, the prototype shock has a narrower reservoir. It also lacks some of the trick machining found on the DVO.

SR Suntour Air Shock

Stay tuned for more info.

Without seeing a cutaway or pulling the shock apart, it’s hard to say more about the shock. Mtbr reached out to both brands for comment, but they’re staying silent for now. If you want to learn more, stay tuned to www.srsuntour-cycling.com.

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