RockShox Reviews and News


Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Rear Shock

This year’s battle for best mountain bike suspension shock was an epic showdown between air and coil. See which bump tamer took the top spot.

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Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Suspension Fork


With more incredible options than ever, picking our favorite fork wasn’t easy. In the end, we voted with our hearts….and wallets.

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BikeYoke Dehy Reverb mechanical cable conversion


The RockShox Reverb is a dominant player in the dropper post market. But maintenance and installation can be challenging with an internal hydraulic cable. BikeYoke aims to simplify that with the Dehy.

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2017 RockShox SID fork


Most of us experienced riders have ridden a SID fork before but have since moved on to higher travel. Now SID gets the best action, damping updates as well.

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New RockShox Deluxe and Super Deluxe Shocks


Last week RockShox and several other prominent brands announced their commitment to new metric sizing. Head past the break to get a first glimpse at what that means for the future.

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RockShox Reverb and Reverb Stealth revamped for 2016


RockShox has given its popular Reverb and Reverb Stealth dropper posts makeovers for 2016, reengineering the internals, adding additional bushing overlap, and offering new travel options.

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RockShox updates Recon, Sektor, and Paragon Forks with improved internals


SRAM has updated several of its entry to mid level forks with improved internals. They are also available for a number of different wheel sizes and axle standards.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Budget busters when money is no object


You know those Lexus “December to Remember” commercials? Well, screw that. If you’re in a tax bracket that permits the purchase of luxury automobiles as Christmas gifts, we suggest you skip the gas guzzler and instead shop from this more eco-friendly list.

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Video: French Lessons


Anne-Caroline Chausson, Nicolas Vouilloz, and Julien Absalon have more than 30 World Championships between them, not to mention World Cup Wins, and Olympic Medals. What is that makes these French riders so fast?

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First Look: RockShox Lyrik and Yari forks


Expanding the sweet spot of their single-crown, 35mm platform, the Lyric has been stiffened up and longer travel options have been introduced. The Yari fork is introduced with even more travel options and a more affordable price.

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Review: RockShox RS-1 suspension fork


RockShox’s groundbreaking inverted fork offers superb performance — and a lofty price tag. So is it worth it?

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Outerbike photo preview of 2015′s hottest mountain bikes


Events: Mtbr brings you a look at a dozen of 2015′s hottest bikes from the Outerbike demo fest in Moab, Utah.

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First Look: 2015 Ibis Mojo HD3


First Look: After much anticipation, Ibis finally reveals their new long-travel 27.5-inch enduro bike–the Mojo HD3.

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Video: Troy Brosnan – Fun Can’t Make You Faster


Fun is the essence of mountain biking. Follow Troy Brosnan as he ventures out in to the backcountry of British Columbia and rediscovers what it’s all about.

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First Look: RockShox Monarchs now available for Trek and Specialized bikes


Rockshox makes the Monarch and Monarch Plus shocks available for select Trek and Specialized bikes and we get to try it first-hand on our local trails with the Trek Fuel EX 29.

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Just Released: RockShox Pike DJ dirt jump fork


RockShox releases new dirt jump and slopestyle-specific Pike DJ fork with 100 or 140mm travel and big hit tuning.

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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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Daily coverage from the 2014 Sea Otter Classic Day 1


Welcome to Day 1 of Mtbr’s daily coverage of the 2014 Sea Otter Classic. We’ll be continually updating this page with photos and beta on all the latest in mountain bike technology.

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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: 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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Hot News: RockShox’s Monarch shocks get lighter touch with new DebonAir


RockShox looks to add the same kind of responsiveness to their Monarch rear shock platform that’s garnered so much praise for their Pike fork with the announcement of the enhanced DebonAir air can.

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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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Enduro Compare-O: The Mtbr test crew picks their favorite Dream Bike Spec components


Our test crew picks their ultimate, no-holds-barred component mix from the Enduro Compare-O in our Dream Spec feature.

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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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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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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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RockShox releases the full-length HD game of B.I.K.E.


On September 16th, RockShox pros Ryan Howard and Red Bull Rampage winner Kurt Sorge played a best of three game of B.I.K.E. up in Kamloops, B.C. RockShox put up $5,000 for the winner, as long as the game was played over Facebook on the RockShox wall so everyone could watch and participate. What they didn’t […]

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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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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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QBP SaddleDrive – Park Tool, Pedro’s, Lazer, SixSixOne, Wahoo Fitness and more!


QBP is the largest bicycle parts distributor in the US and they hold a special event every year for their top dealers and select media. The event is held in QBPs backyard (QBP West is based out of Ogden, UT. Their main world HQ is in Bloomington, MN) at the Snowbasin lodge and resort. It […]

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SRAM News – Crankworx, the new RockShox Monarch RT3, Avid X0 Trail


Crankworx Doubles Up! MTB Festival Goes Big in Europe SRAM is a longtime partner of Crankworx MTB Freeride Festival in Whistler, Canada so it was a natural move to support Crankworx’s first venture into Europe. World-class racing and competition, a great location, and some of the best riding in Europe greeted the attendees of Crankworx […]

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Rock Shox Reverb and Reverb Stealth Updates – Form Follows Function


Updates Increase Versatility of RockShox Reverb Adjustable Height Seatpost: New 34.9MM – Diameter Reverb and 150mm-travel Reverb Stealth The industry leading RockShox Reverb has set the bar for adjustable height seat posts, becoming the poster child for all dropper posts on the market. REVERB: NEW 34.9MM-DIAMETER MODEL With its best in class hydraulically actuated remote […]

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SRAM April 2012 News


Don’t be fooled by X0 Trail’s sleek design and slender 340-gram weight. With a powerful 4-piston caliper and innovative lever pivot bearing, the all-new X0 Trail eats nasty terrain for lunch.

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Introducing RockShox Monarch XX Carbon


The unparalleled performance of RockShox’s XLoc hydraulic remote lockout system, used on XX-level forks, is coming to rear shocks for 2012. For the rider looking for the ultimate speed and efficiency, RockShox introduces the Monarch XX Carbon rear shock. RockShox combined two of its most advanced technologies, a carbon fiber air can and the XLoc […]

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All Disciplines. All SRAM.


SRAM, RockShox, Avid and Truvat iv athletes won in almost every mountain bike discipline imaginable this past weekend. Further instilling SRAM’s ability to be a dominant force on every dirt-covered race course in the world, be it XC racing, downhill World Cup, enduro or slopestyle. XC World Cup points leader Jaroslav Kulhavy took the top spot […]

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RockShox Reverb Review


This infinitely adjustable seatpost is stupendous, with a silky-smooth stroke, and because of its unique hydraulically controlled remote handlebar lever, it has an easy to operate action, and simple installation. I abused the seatpost for four months, on every imaginable terrain possible, and it has been through rain and snow storms, had sand and dirt […]

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Unrivaled – XX Sweeps the Podium – First 29er WC Win at Dalby


When Ned Overend won the first Cross-Country World Championships on a RockShox RS-1 fork in1990 in Durango, suspension forks entered the world of mountain bikes with a bang. Over 20 years later, just a couple weeks after RockShox introduced the new SID 29” to the public, Jaroslav Kulhavy from Specialized Factory Racing became the first […]

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Jeff Bates Melanoma Fundraiser


Enter a drawing for a complete immersion into the custom bicycle scene and help support Jeff Bates battle cancer. Not only are we giving away a hand-built, one-of-a-kind Pereira Cycle, you will be flown to Portland, OR to meet the builder, Tony Pereira, for a design and fitting consultation. This will include accommodations for one […]

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Syndicate Top Team, Minnaar 2nd, Peaty Back On The Blocks!!


Pietermaritzburg, South Africa April 24, 2011 Santa Cruz Syndicate (SRAM/RockShox) was firing on all cylinders this weekend as Steve Peat, Greg MInnaar and Josh Bryceland all finished in the top ten and took top team honors at the UCI World Cup season opener in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. With his hometown oneLife crew and family watching, […]

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Lighter is Faster – Faster is better! RockShox BoXXer Keronite


The passion for racing has always been the inspiration for RockShox engineers to develop new exciting products. Since its introduction in 1996 the BoXXer has won over 10 elite downhill World Championships and more than 66 World Cup races. Fueling this passion while exploring the limits, the world’s best riders like Sam Hill, Myles Rockwell, […]

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Domain Dual Crown – Built for the park and not scared to get dirty!


Introducing the new Domain Dual Crown, same Domain characteristics brought up to a 200mm dual crown chassis. The tried and true long travel single crown grows up! We started with all the core features of Domain: hardened steel upper tubes and easily adjustable compression and rebound damping. Once we had those key features in place, […]

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RockShox “NEW” Sektor – 150mm trail fork


Sektor – The new bull dog in the 150mm travel arena This new sleek trail suspension from RockShox can only be described as a modern fork that transcends all. With a diverse range of options and an amazing price to performance ratio, this trailblazer can hang with its more refined counterpart, RockShox very own Revelation. […]

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TOTEM, THE CREATIVE OUTLET


Totem continues the wave of creativity in model year 2010 and offers up a new feel for riders that crave gravity. RockShox has worked diligently on the finer points concerning the updated Totem, the most exciting change being the addition of a new damper, Mission Control DH. Mission Control DH trades the floodgate in standard […]

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ROCKSHOX SIDR WORLD CUP EVOLVES – The King of XC Racing gets a Carbon Crown and Steerer


ROCKSHOX SIDR WORLD CUP EVOLVES – The King of XC Racing gets a Carbon Crown and Steerer source: Eric Schutt

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Product Showcase: Bikes, Parts, Gear – January 2009


Product Showcase: a quick glimpse at some featured bikes, parts, & gear for January 2008 – mostly new, but definitely all hot products. Marin Wolf Ridge 6.8 Frame: 6061 Aluminum, Fully Hydroformed Mainframe and Swingarm, Quad-Link 2.0 140mm Suspension System Front Suspension: RockShox Pike 426 U-Turn Air, 110mm-140mm with External Rebound Adjustment, Motion Control, and […]

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RockShox® BoXXer® – Be Faster


It’s lighter, more precise and ultimately faster. Increased confidence and control with decreased weight. The most successful downhill fork of all time is now all new for the first time in its storied history. Lighter -Lighter is always better. BoXXer achieves its light weight through a detailed study of where the actual forces are applied […]

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RockShox Rules Downieville


Heralded as the unofficial ‘All Mountain World Championships’, the Downieville Classic in Downieville, California has become a much talked about event. Racers compete on the same bike for both the 29 mile XC point-to-point race as well as the epic 17 mile DH course. Ross Schnell (Trek-Volkswagon) won both the XC and the DH event, […]

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Suspension Experts, Inc. expands mountain bike suspension business


ASHEVILLE, NC ‐‐ Now in the third year of business, Suspension Experts, Inc. added new staff to offer expanded service options throughout the United States and internationally. Based in Asheville, NC, Suspension Experts, Inc. (S∙Ex ) specializes in custom repair, tuning, and service of mountain bike suspension systems. Founded in 2005, S∙Ex works on all […]

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