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  1. The last update to RockShox’s Pike, Revelation, Lyrik, and Yari forks was just a change to the C1 air spring with a new foot nut and seal head. I believe this was done as a response to complaints from users that their forks were sagging into the travel and so had less travel than advertised. A 160 mm fork might have been sitting at about 155 mm at rest, for example. RockShox has touted the revision as providing a higher ride height and no wasted travel or dead space. However, suspension specialists (such as Chris Porter and Vorsprung) have pointed out that the C1 seal head creates a smaller negative air chamber, resulting in a less supple start to the travel and less small-bump sensitivity. Their recommendation seems to be to stick to the B1/B2 seal head and enjoy the better grip and sensitivity at the top of the stroke, and stop obsessing over the travel markings on the stanchions. Based on my understanding of how the system works, it’s the longer foot nut of the C1 version that extends the fork out so it has more travel and is riding higher. It is equivalent to fitting a slightly longer air shaft. I can only hypothesise that the seal head was revised in order to reduce the negative air volume so that the fork cannot be extended deep into the negative travel to the extent that insufficient stanchion and bushing overlap become an issue. Is anyone able to confirm this, or correct me, please? If I am right, does that mean that one could use the longer C1 foot nut to get the higher ride height, but combine it with the B1/B2 seal head for the large negative chamber, provided that the fork is not already at the maximum travel for that model? So with a 160 mm air shaft in a Lyrik and a 140 mm air shaft in a Pike this should be fine, and would give the advertised travel but also the superior performance of the larger negative air chamber? Any clarifications, corrections, or references to further reading or explanations are appreciated!
  2. Press Release The XPLR collection from SRAM, RockShox, and Zipp celebrates a new era of drop bar riding with three product sets to make gravel yours. Every upgrade works great by itself or all together. So pick a path, or mix and match galore. After all, gravel is what you make it. View full article
  3. XPLR DRIVETRAIN Tailored to the needs of drop bar riders, SRAM’s new 1x-specific wireless drivetrains target a gearing sweet spot. With a 10-44T cassette and matching derailleur, you get big range for gravel climbs and tight jumps for fast riding on road. Choose from three levels—RED, Force, and Rival—that all feature SRAM’s innovative AXS wireless shifting, chain management, and refined hydraulic disc brakes. XPLR ETAP AXS REAR DERAILLEURS If your ride doesn’t feel complete until you get a little dirt on your tires, you know the importance of capable components that can tackle anything. The SRAM XPLR eTap AXS rear derailleur is a dedicated 1x specific unit designed for use with XPLR 10-44T cassettes. It makes for an uncluttered drivetrain that takes on pavement and singletrack with equal aplomb. Wireless and proven eTap shift logic, AXS connectivity, and advanced chain management mean this derailleur does exactly what you want when you need it. Available at SRAM RED, Force, and Rival levels Wireless electronic eTap shift logic for intuitive shifting, easy setup, and reliability 1x specific for use with 10-44T XPLR and 10-36T cassettes SRAM AXS enabled, allowing easy personalization Chain management keeps the drivetrain quiet and secure Larger X-SYNC pulleys for increased durability and efficiency Compatible with existing eTap batteries XPLR 10-44T CASSETTES Make that daily ride from your front door a little spicier with some dirt. The 440% range of the XPLR 10-44T cassette provides smooth gear progression when you’re sweating up gravel climbs, and tight jumps on the high end for when it’s time to drill it on asphalt. Shift features on each cog are optimized for electronic shifting, so you’ll get fast, smooth, and precise shifts every time. Available at XG-1271 and XG-1251 levels X-Range gearing gives you more range and a smoother gear progression, so you’re always in the right gear 440% range gives the coverage 1x gravel riders want For use with XPLR 1x rear derailleurs Compatible with Flattop chains Compatible with XDR driver body MINI CLUSTER technology for light weight and durability NEW DIRECT MOUNT 1X CRANKSETS We originated the 1x drivetrain, and the SRAM RED and Force 1 cranksets evolve the innovation. Lightweight and stiff direct mount 1x chainrings in sizes from 38-46T mate with durable carbon arms to place your bike’s gear range in the sweet spot for your needs, with minimal complications. Our game-changing X-SYNC narrow-wide chainring technology keeps your chain where it needs to be, a new wide stance option provides maximum tire clearance, and our XPLR 10-44T cassettes take care of the range. So you can focus on the fun. Single-ring drivetrain simplifies functionality and reduces weight New direct mount chainrings shed weight compared to a traditional spider SRAM X-SYNC wide-tooth, narrow-tooth chainring technology provides maximum chain control Laser-etched chainring finish is more durable DUB bottom bracket adds durability, simplicity and broad compatibility Can be upgraded to a power meter FORCE 1 WIDE CRANKSET We originated the 1x drivetrain, and the SRAM Force 1 Wide crankset evolves the innovation. It’s lighter, stronger and simpler and are direct mount for less weight. Wide variant cranks accommodate the largest of tires for your 1x gravel machine. Direct mount chainrings in 38t through 46t DUB bottom bracket adds durability and simplicity Wide chainline crankset to fit the biggest gravel tires Longer DUB crank spindle accommodates both Road and MTB width frame bottom bracket standards for unmatched cross-compatibility across brands Compatible with 135, 142 and Boost rear spacing Can be upgraded to a power meter XPLR SUSPENSION RockShox brings the party to gravel with a new fork and dropper post. The allure of the open gravel road might be paradise for adventurous riders, but it still comes with its own set of tiny speed bumps. With so many gravel riders getting off-road, it was only a matter of time before we found our small-rock rhythm. The all-new XPLR collection is designed specifically to make dirt road journeys extra efficient and more enjoyable. Suspension adds more comfort to take the edge off. It adds confidence and more control when the terrain gets challenging. And it means riding faster while maximizing your grip on rough roads. Built from the ground up to gravel, the new Rudy features enough travel to keep your ride comfortably in control when curiosity takes you off the beaten path. Matched with the fresh Reverb AXS XPLR, we’ve created a gravel specific design complete with built-in compliance to really open it up on new terrain. Rudy Ultimate XPLR The new Rudy is a perfect match for your gravel bike. It’s energy-efficient for straightaways and offers enough travel to keep you comfortably in control when things get rough. Featuring all-new 30mm upper tubes built around the Charger Race Day damper (our lightest damper ever) and our proven SoloAir spring. Rudy offers precise steering, full or short fender compatibility, and the looks to make your road bike proud. Everything designed with the needs of gravel riders in mind. Purpose-built and laser-focused on gravel and e-gravel bikes 30mm upper tubes are light and look the part 30mm or 40mm travel options Charger Race Day damper tuned for gravel needs with rock-solid lockout and a full range of rebound adjust Solo Air spring perfectly tuned for shorter travel and efficiency over bumps Short fender compatibility with a 3-bolt system Full fender compatibility with custom stealth stay bosses Lightweight machined and anodized crown offers a premium and durable finish Maxima Plush damping fluid reduces friction and silences damper noise Up to 700x50 tire clearance Available in new Kwiqsand Signature colorway or Gloss Black E-bike approved Reverb AXS XPLR The new Reverb AXS XPLR dropper post delivers more control, confidence, and fun on gravel roads everywhere. Getting the saddle out of the way means more room to move, saving you from awkward manoeuvring and sketchy descents. We created an all-new design complete with lightweight air-only internals featuring built-in compliance we call ActiveRide. It’s like travel for your saddle. Enabled by SRAM AXS technology, Reverb AXS XPLR is part of the ultimate personalized cockpit. New 27.2mm Reverb AXS XPLR delivers more control, confidence, and fun for gravel ActiveRide - Air only internals provide a fully rigid top-out position. With the touch of your AXS controller, you’ve got built-in compliance to ensure comfort and control over the roughest sections of gravel Two travel options to choose - 50mm or 75mm Saddle clamp options compatible with 7mm round rails, 7x9mm oval rails, and 7x10mm oval rails Seat post length includes 400mm and 350mm (50mm drop only) AXS Technology allows rider customization via the AXS Mobile App AXS handlebar controls (drop or flat bar) Shared battery with all other SRAM AXS enabled components System is completely waterproof and dustproof to IP69K - take it anywhere SRAM AXS battery and charger included 101 XPLR wheelset The 101 XPLR is our first purpose-built wheelset for gravel. Thanks to our MOTO Technology, this wheelset arms gravel cyclists with more control and durability over harsh terrain, providing a smooth ride quality that helps reduce rider fatigue. That means a more comfortable ride. Think of it as a magic carpet ride over primitive roads, especially with large tubeless tires at lower tire pressures. This wheelset is ideal for gravel racing, adventure or any long day in the saddle. ZR1 hubset for better seal design, improved durability and quicker response with 66 points of engagement Our MOTO Technology, the 101 XPLR’s single-wall rim construction, provides excellent compliance and vibration damping TyreWiz is an add-on option for 101 XPLR to dial in your pressure for an even more compliant ride Available in 700c or 650b with a 27mm wide internal profile Weights: 700c: 1,665g / 650b: 1590g Available in two colors, Standard and Kwiqsand Lifetime Warranty G40 XPLR tire The tire’s casing and bead-to-bead puncture protection strip navigates the fine line between supple and stiff so that grip and performance do not suffer while making an incredibly durable gravel tire The G40 XPLR 40mm width was carefully selected to be most effective with its tread pattern while also fulfilling riders’ evolving preferences for wider tires for gravel events and off-pavement riding Weight: 480g Tubeless Ready and Hookless compatible, tube compatible ETRTO: 40-622 (700x40c) Tan sidewall Service Course SL-70 XPLR handlebar Updated distinctive Zipp cosmetics 70mm reach and 115mm drop allow a comfortable hoods position and a shallow drops position 5° drop flare and 11° drop outsweep creates a drops position 6cm wider than hoods Ergonomic top with 3° backsweep Matte Black nano blast aluminum ISO 4210 compliant. See Declaration of Conformity for details. Lifetime warranty
  4. Press Release The highly-tunable DebonAir air spring is ready for whatever the trail demands. Buttery smooth feel off the top, now optimized to maintain higher ride height and add more confidence on technical terrain. Click here to view the article
  5. Every millimetre matters, especially when it comes to charging down steep, technical terrain. Based on rider feedback, the updated DebonAir air spring has even more initial support and adds a whole lot more confidence to the ride. It only took a few tweaks to get it just right. By moving the air piston position relative to the dimple, we increased the ride height from top out to sag. This means more initial support and the use of every millimetre of travel available to stay on top of the terrain. Pike Designed for today’s top trail-dominating dream bikes and ready for any conquest you’ve got planned. Ticking all the boxes, each and every detail made to reduce friction, minimize rider fatigue, and provide unmatched control over any trail.PIKE ULTIMATE (FS-PIKE-ULT-B4) A true trail machine we couldn’t wait to have on our bikes and get to you. Featuring an updated DebonAir air spring paired with our Charger 2.1 damper for unmatched trail control for every sweeping corner or loamy drop in. Ultra-low friction SKF wiper seals and Maxima Plush damping fluid all work overtime to reduce friction, silence noise, and provide lasting fork performance. Features: Updated highly-tunable DebonAir air spring offers a buttery smooth feel off the top and maintains a higher ride height for increased confidence in steep terrain Designed to reduce hand fatigue and fight unwanted friction, the Charger 2.1 damper increases confidence and control over every trail Charger 2.1 RC2 damper option featuring independent high and low speed compression adjust Ultra-low friction SKF wiper seals provide long lasting fork performance and improve overall suspension feel Maxima Plush damping fluid reduces friction and silences damper noise Gloss Silver Signature colour option Specifications Wheel size: 27.5", 29" Travel: 130mm, 140mm, 150mm Damper: Charger 2.1 RC2 Offset: 37mm (27.5"), 46mm (27.5”), 42mm (29"), 51mm (29") Upper tube: 35mm tapered wall aluminium MSRP: $899 | €979* | £869* | *INCLUDES VAT Pike Ultimate Pike Select PIKE SELECT (FS-PIKE-SEL-B4) Pike Select combines an updated DebonAir air spring with the Charger RC damper, perfect for any trail junket you have planned. As a bonus, we included race-proven Maxima Plush fluid to help reduce friction, silence noise, and keep things running smooth ride after ride. Features Updated highly-tunable DebonAir air spring offers a buttery smooth feel off the top and maintains a higher ride height for increased confidence in steep terrain Charger RC damper featuring low speed compression adjust Maxima Plush damping fluid reduces friction and silences damper noise Specifications Wheel size: 27.5", 29" Travel: 130mm, 140mm, 150mm Damper: Charger RC Offset: 37mm (27.5"), 46mm (27.5”), 42mm (29"), 51mm (29") Upper tube: 35mm tapered wall aluminium MSRP: $699 | €759* | £679* | *INCLUDES VAT Lyrik Gotta get up to get down. We’re all about the earned bliss. Steeper, longer, rockier and now with more transfers in between— enduro riders all over the world are upping their game. If it’s a big mountain excursion or the coveted weekend podium you’re after, Lyrik is ready to help you conquer it all. Bring snacks and enduro on.LYRIK ULTIMATE (FS-LYRK-ULT-C3) Designed not only for the race down, but the ride up. Holding onto every critical line, Lyrik Ultimate features an updated DebonAir air spring paired with our Charger 2.1 damper for unmatched trail control and precision. Ultra-low friction SKF wiper seals and Maxima Plush damping fluid all work overtime to reduce friction, silence noise, and provide unmatched fork performance sun up to sun down. Features Updated highly-tunable DebonAir air spring offers a buttery smooth feel off the top and maintains a higher ride height for increased confidence in steep terrain Designed to reduce hand fatigue and fight unwanted friction, the Charger 2.1 damper increases confidence and control over every trail Charger 2.1 RC2 damper featuring independent high and low speed compression adjust Ultra-low friction SKF wiper seals provide long lasting fork performance and improve overall suspension feel Maxima Plush damping fluid reduces friction and silences damper noise Ultimate foil graphics package “BoXXer” Red Signature colour options Specifications Wheel size: 27.5", 29" Travel: 150mm, 160mm, 170mm, 180mm Damper: Charger 2.1 RC2 Offset: 37mm (27.5"), 46mm (27.5”), 42mm (29"), 51mm (29") Upper tube: 35mm tapered wall aluminium Lyrik Ultimate Lyrik Select MSRP: $949 | €1,039* | £929* | *INCLUDES VAT LYRIK SELECT (FS-LYRK-SEL-C3) For all the ups, downs and to get you to everything in between. Lyrik Select combines an updated DebonAir air spring with the trusted Charger RC damper for unmatched trail control and precision. Maxima Plush fluid reduces friction, silences noise, and provides all-around lasting performance. Features Updated highly-tunable DebonAir air spring offers a buttery smooth feel off the top and maintains a higher ride height for increased confidence in steep terrain Charger RC damper featuring low speed compression adjust Maxima Plush damping fluid reduces friction and silences damper noise Specifications Wheel size: 27.5", 29" Travel: 150mm, 160mm, 170mm, 180mm Damper: Charger RC Offset: 37mm (27.5"), 46mm (27.5"), 42mm (29"), 51mm (29") Upper tube: 35mm tapered wall aluminium MSRP: $749 | €819* | £729* | *INCLUDES VAT Yari Yari shares the stiff, hard-hitting Lyrik chassis designed to inspire confidence for those hard-hitting enduro riders and E-MTB riders alike.YARI RC (FS-YARI-RC-B3) Yari shares the stiff, hard-hitting Lyrik chassis and combines it with the updated DebonAir air spring and proven Motion Control damper. Designed to inspire confidence for those hard-hitting enduro and E-MTB riders alike. Features Updated highly-tunable DebonAir air spring offers a buttery smooth feel off the top and maintains a higher ride height for increased confidence in steep terrain New graphic package for a fresh, premium look Motion Control damping featuring low speed compression adjustment Chassis derived from Lyrik Specifications Wheel size: 27.5", 29", 29"+ Travel: 150mm, 160mm, 170mm, 180mm Damper: Motion Control Offset: 46mm (27.5”), 42mm (29"), 51mm (29"+) Upper tube: 35mm tapered wall aluminium MSRP: $499 | €539* | £479* | *INCLUDES VAT YariI RC Revelation RC Revelation With 35mm upper tubes and a chassis derived from Pike, Revelation is ready to tackle the ever-changing challenges the trail may take.REVELATION RC (FS-RVL-RC-A3) Revelation is all grown up and ready to explore wherever the trail may turn. Value packed, the Revelation features the updated DebonAir air spring paired with the Motion Control damper and 35mm Fast Black upper tubes. Features Updated highly-tunable DebonAir air spring offers a buttery smooth feel off the top and maintains a higher ride height for increased confidence in steep terrain New graphic package for a fresh, premium look Motion Control damping featuring low speed compression adjustment to firm 35mm Fast Black upper tubes Chassis derived from Pike Specifications Wheel size: 27.5", 29" Travel: 120mm, 130mm, 140mm, 150mm Damper: Motion Control Offset: 46mm (27.5”), 42mm (29") Upper tube type: 35mm tapered wall aluminium MSRP: $499 | €539* | £479* | *INCLUDES VAT Question & Answer How have you made the fork ride higher? The new DebonAir air spring moves the piston into the dimple, which means the ride height from top-out to sag is higher and riders benefit from more initial support while achieving full travel when needed.What changes have been made to the fork chassis? The CSU and lowers remain the same, as well as the damper. The changes are to the air spring, where there’s an updated aluminium seal head with internal bushing, and also a new longer foot-nut at the bottom of the air spring shaft. Is the new air spring backwards compatible? Yes, the new air spring is backwards compatible across previous generation Lyrik and Yari as well as Pike and Revelation forks. There are two distinct air springs for the different fork chassis designs. You can also upgrade an MY20 air spring using the footnut and seal head spare parts rather than purchasing a complete air spring for your fork. Why is the fork now easier to set up and equalize? We’ve moved the piston up so that it sits in the dimple all the time while maintaining the same positive and negative volume. We’re still able to equalize the tube between the two chambers, which now happens automatically – in turn they’re much easier to set up for a rider. What do the changes to the foot-nut and seal head do? We’ve changed those two parts together, making them longer to move the air piston up 10 millimetres to sit in the dimple. Have the air volumes changed? The volumes have changed, and there is a little less positive volume now. The new seal head looks hollow at the bottom – why is that? We learned with BoXXer that creating air volume under the seal head meant increasing the volume in the lower legs at bottom out. This means less lower leg air volume ramp up at the last part of the stroke. This increase in lower leg volume combined with the decreased positive volume means that the force to bottom out is virtually unchanged. Has setting sag changed at all? We found that some riders were correcting the initial part of the stroke by putting more air pressure in the fork, which in turn held the fork up a little. The problem here is the increased pressure means getting full travel is harder. By repositioning the piston into the dimple, we have increased ride height and eliminated the need to over pressure for initial stroke support. Therefore, the fork rides higher and a rider gets full travel when needed. Has the air pressure chart for Lyrik changed? Lyrik will keep the same air pressure chart. With the same pressure it will ride higher in the travel. This keeps the fork from diving in steep terrain, and also allows full use of travel. The extra support keeps the fork taller, bar higher, and increases confidence to smash through the roughest terrain. Has the air pressure chart for Pike changed? We have reduced the pressure on the air pressure charts for Pike and Revelation as their sportier set up meant the changes in the air spring made a more drastic impact to the ride height and support. By reducing the pressure by approximately 5 PSI we have matched the spring characteristics in the latter part of the stroke while improving ride height and support in the initial part of the stroke. Does the new air spring change the spring curve at all? We have been able to improve the initial part of the stroke providing more support and ride height, but the overall spring curve is very similar. There is also a small change to the dimple bypass effect on the spring curve – with previous generation air springs, there would have been a small but noticeable downwards spike in the spring curve where the air changes across the dimple. The new air spring has eliminated that little downwards spike as the piston head sits in the dimple to begin with.
  6. So when everybody except the DH'ers were running Fox float RP23 rear shox and no one except the fat okes had issues with compression tunes, volume and shock pressure life was great. Bikes mostly had 90-120 mm rear suspension and perhaps the need was not quite there for such intricate tuning throughout the spring curve, or axel path or whatever you call it.. So time is 2018 and I'm possibly slower to adapt than the masses because I use to "just ride the damn thing". However a progression of trails in recent years and the introduction of Enduro has caused other okes to ride a little faster and I cant quite get the DH KOM's on my 4 inch XC bike anymore (Thats a joke) I have since tried out a Silverback Sprada(110mm/120mm and now bought a new frame which came without a rear shock and kind of lead to this thread. I hastily brought a Fox Float RP2 performance with the correct eye to eye at a song here on the hub however the Compression tune (Firm) might be to much. I've since ridden the new frame with the shock and I almost want to say the untrained ass wont notice it, but I can feel the suspension is not as plush as it should be. Im guessing its the firm tune in the compression. Guess based on my last bike which has a similar four bar/ Horst link suspension and although had a slightly higher leverage ratio it had a Medium tune(Felt really good) Therefore I should be going to a lighter tune, not higher. So again I jumped on the classifieds and hooked up a Nice Fox Float DPS EVOL that was off a Bronson. The tune on this shock was Compression L Rebound L and Climb L (means low) As most of you will know one can check the details of the shock by uploading the 4 digit code to: http://www.ridefox.com/fox17/help.php?m=bike So In trying to find out if the shock will need tuning again I got googling and found this very nifty shock tune guide by our friends at RockShox. https://qbp.com/diagrams/TechInfo/vivid.pdf Has anyone managed to find something like this for Fox?How big a difference is there in Medium Firm and Low compression tunes? How much can one manipulate these with air spring volume adjustments which is actually way more adjustable than the compression which we all just have 3 tunes to pick from.. What tunes work best with a slight Rising rate? What works well with a VPP ? Fire away..I'm going on lunch.
  7. By now most of you will know about and probably have ridden the established options Gravity DropperMaverick Speedball (Joplin's predecessor)Crank Brothers JoplinKS *various*RockShox ReverbNew to the market X-FusionRS StealthKS LevGiantSpecializedComing Soon Fox D.O.S.S.What's even better is more and more well-known companies with good reps are getting on board. Thomson http://www.bikerumor...mountain-bikes/ e*thirteen http://www.bikeradar...thirteen-34447/ All of this can only be great news for us. Surely prices will come down and tech & availability will go up.
  8. Built to match the new generation of long-travel, hard-hitting mountain machines. ZEB’s bold design and smashing good looks offer a perfect match. Greater Precision Riders of any size benefit from the extra strength to send it, without needing the extra hours in the gym. It all comes down to a critical balance between stiffness and weight (something our engineers love to obsess over). ZEB’s robust 38mm chassis delivers the perfect blend. Increased sensitivity, greater steering precision, and the ability to go faster, corner harder, and stay in control. ZEB crosses the line in a stiffness category of its own.Torsional Stiffness = 21.5% Stiffer Side Bending Stiffness = 7% Stiffer Fore/Aft Bending Stiffness = 2% Stiffer *Lyrik vs ZEB test lab data- both forks are 29" 180mm travel So, what do numbers prove? It was never about building the stiffest fork we could. Based on rider feedback, we focused in on increasing torsional stiffness. Why? As testing revealed, increasing the torsional stiffness made a noticeable difference in the performance and how the fork would hold a line with better control. A noticeable and direct rider benefit for those looking to go faster with more precision in rough terrain. Worth The Weight A lean, mean, fighting machine. ZEB’s aggressive good looks add stiffness in all the right places, while maintaining meaningful compliance where required. Even on this heavy-hitting fork, we know gram counting makes a difference. We’ve chiseled away anything extra without compromising the integrity of ZEB’s design. When The Going Gets Rough, Zeb Plows Right Through It The new world order of Enduro racing has raised all the limits. Holding every critical line, when it matters the most, has never been more important. ZEB’s new chassis design maximizes bushing overlap. This reduces friction and keeps your fork sliding perfectly smooth. No matter how rough the terrain, ZEB gives you the confidence to plow right through it. Crown Jewel Minimal in weight, and tough by design. ZEB’S aluminum crown is built to withstand the elements. Extra durability with added machining shaves away the unwanted grams to keep things light and looking fresh. Mind the G A P From full travel to bottom out, mind the gap. With all things going big, the ZEB lower leg arch was designed to ensure plenty of clearance for beefier headtube profiles and our integrated fender. Fender Mounts ZEB makes fender integration a breeze. Featuring a new RockShox 3-bolt fender, available on all models. Optimized For E-MTB: Dual Position Air The Dual Position Air spring, found in the base model ZEB, allows riders to adjust the fork between two distinct travel positions. With the turn of a knob, adjust from 180mm of max travel to 150mm minimum travel. The lower front end helps eMTB riders tackle aggressive climbs more efficiently. Crank back up to max travel for max fun on the way down. Maxima Plush Fluid Developed with the world’s fastest racers, on the world's toughest circuits. Maxima Plush Fluid is designed to protect against suspension wear, reduce friction, silence damper noise and maintain a consistent feel in all temperatures and ever-changing conditions. SKF Wiper Seals Friction down, dirt out. Everyone loves a good collaboration, which is why we’ve been working with SKF, the world’s highest-performance seal manufacturer, for over five years. Together we provide ultra-low friction wiper seals, less fatigue, and unmatched suspension feel, all while keeping the dirt where it belongs. Because no one wants dirt in there. ZEB Family ZEB ULTIMATE ZEB Ultimate is a whole new breed of fork, designed to challenge the limits and take on the world’s toughest Enduro tracks. Going Ultimate has its advantages. Featuring an all-new stiff 38mm chassis designed with the Charger 2.1 damper, DebonAir™ air spring technology, SKF Wiper Seals, and Maxima Plush Fluid. Our highest performing, athlete-proven technologies matched with premium style plays. An anodized crown and ZEB’s signature colour – Slab Grey – make a rocking debut. FeaturesNew 38mm chassis for increased stiffness and rider confidence Highly-tunable DebonAir™ air spring offers a buttery smooth feel off the top and maintains a higher ride height for increased confidence in steep terrain Our highest performing Charger technology. Charger 2.1 RC2 damper features independent high and low speed compression with rebound adjustment – designed to reduce hand fatigue and fight unwanted friction, the Charger 2.1 damper increases confidence and control over every trail Ultra-low friction SKF wiper seals provide long-lasting fork performance and improve overall suspension feel Maxima Plush damping fluid reduces friction and silences damper noise Available in the Signature Colourway Slab Grey or Ultimate High Gloss Black with foil graphics Short fender compatible (RockShox fender sold separately) Specifications Wheel Size: 27.5", 29" Travel: 160mm, 170mm, 180mm, 190mm Damper: Charger 2.1 RC2 Offset: 38mm (27.5"), 44mm (27.5", 29") Upper Tube: 38mm aluminumWeight: 2281g (29” / 170MM / MAXLE STEALTH / UNCUT STEERER) Zeb Ultimate Zeb Select + ZEB SELECT + ZEB is a whole new breed of fork, designed to challenge whatever limits you find. ZEB Select+ features an all-new stiff 38mm chassis designed with the Charger 2.1 RC damper, DebonAir™ air spring technology, SKF Wiper Seals, and Maxima Plush Fluid. FeaturesNew 38mm chassis for increased stiffness and rider confidence Highly-tunable DebonAir™ air spring offers a buttery smooth feel off the top and maintains a higher ride height for increased confidence in steep terrain Our highest performing Charger technology. The Charger 2.1 RC damper features easy to adjust low speed compression and rebound – designed to reduce hand fatigue and fight unwanted friction, the Charger 2.1 damper increases confidence and control over every trail Ultra-low friction SKF wiper seals provide long lasting fork performance and improve overall suspension feel Maxima Plush damping fluid reduces friction and silences damper noise Short fender compatible (RockShox fender sold separately) Specifications Wheel Size: 27.5", 29" Travel: 160mm, 170mm, 180mm, 190mm Damper: Charger 2.1 RC Offset: 38mm (27.5"), 44mm (27.5", 29") Upper Tube: 38mm aluminum Weight: 2281g (29” / 170MM / MAXLE STEALTH / UNCUT STEERER) ZEB SELECT ZEB Select features an all-new stiff 38mm chassis designed with the Charger RC damper, DebonAir™ air spring technology, SKF Wiper Seals, and Maxima Plush Fluid. A whole new breed of fork, designed to challenge whatever limits you find. FeaturesNew 38mm chassis for increased stiffness and rider confidence Highly-tunable DebonAir™ air spring offers a buttery smooth feel off the top and maintains a higher ride height for increased confidence in steep terrain Charger Technology – The Charger™ RC damper features easy to adjust low speed compression and rebound Ultra-low friction SKF wiper seals provide long lasting fork performance and improve overall suspension feel Maxima Plush damping fluid reduces friction and silences damper noise Short fender compatible (RockShox fender sold separately) Specifications Wheel size: 27.5", 29”" Travel: 160mm, 170mm, 180mm, 190mm Damper: Charger RC offset: 38mm (27.5"), 44mm (27.5", 29") Upper tube: 38mm aluminum WEIGHT: 2270g (29” / 170mm / Maxle Stealth / Uncut Steerer) Zeb Select Zeb ZEB ZEB features an all-new stiff 38mm chassis designed with the New Charger R damper, DebonAir™ air spring technology, SKF Wiper Seals, and Maxima Plush Fluid. A whole new breed of fork, designed to challenge whatever limits you find. FeaturesNew 38mm chassis for increased stiffness and rider confidence Charger Technology – The New Charger™ R damper features factory tuned compression with easy to adjust rebound Highly-tunable DebonAir™ air spring offers a buttery smooth feel off the top and maintains a higher ride height for increased confidence in steep terrain Ultra-low friction SKF wiper seals provide long-lasting fork performance and improve overall suspension feel Maxima Plush damping fluid reduces friction and silences damper noise Short fender compatible (RockShox fender sold separately) eMTB endorsement decal Specifications Wheel Size: 27.5", 29" Travel: 150mm, 160mm, 170mm, 180mm Damper: Charger R Offset: 44mm (27.5", 29") Upper Tube: 38mm aluminum Weight: 2279G (29” / 170MM / MAXLE ULTIMATE / UNCUT STEERER) ZEB (Dual Position Air) ZEB features an all-new stiff 38mm chassis designed with the New Charger R damper, Dual Position Air adjustment, SKF Wiper Seals, and Maxima Plush Fluid. A whole new breed of fork, designed to challenge whatever limits you find. FeaturesNew 38mm chassis for increased stiffness and rider confidence Charger Technology – The New Charger™ R damper features factory tuned compression with easy to adjust rebound The Dual Position Air spring allows riders to adjust the fork between two distinct travel positions. With the turn of a knob, adjust from 180mm of max travel to 150mm minimum travel. Ultra-low friction SKF wiper seals provide long-lasting fork performance and improve overall suspension feel Maxima Plush damping fluid reduces friction and silences damper noise Short fender compatible (RockShox fender sold separately) eMTB endorsement decal Specifications Wheel Size: 27.5", 29" Travel: 150mm / 180mm: 30mm Travel Adjustment Damper: Charger R Offset: 44mm (27.5", 29") Upper Tube: 38mm aluminum Question and Anwsers Why did you make ZEB? ZEB bridges the gap between Lyrik and BoXXer. Our athletes, and equally our customers, have been asking for a stiffer, more aggressive fork for long travel applications.What is the intended use of this fork? The larger diameter stanchions and stiffer overall chassis are best suited to long travel Enduro bikes (170-190mm) and also eMTB’s. The overall aesthetic of ZEB means the fork is suited to larger diameter frame tubes such as those found on eMTB’s. Will smaller, lighter riders benefit from ZEB in the same way heavier and more aggressive riders would? Yes. During ZEB’s development we tested the fork with many of our athletes and customers. The overwhelming feedback is that the stiffer chassis and larger diameter stanchions increase sensitivity and the performance of the fork in extreme circumstances. This level of increased performance is suited to both heavier and lighter weight riders alike, where the only variance is air spring pressure and damping adjustments to suit the rider. How does the DebonAir air spring differ on ZEB from Lyrik? Are they interchangeable? They are not interchangeable. The air spring on ZEB and Lyrik are different both in their design architecture and piston diameter, to suit either a 35mm chassis for Lyrik or a 38mm chassis for ZEB. In creating an entirely new chassis with ZEB we were able to redesign the air spring from the ground up. Are there different air springs available for ZEB? As with all of our fork offerings, we will deliver different air spring lengths so riders can change the overall available travel of the fork. For ZEB this will range from 160mm to 190mm of travel. We will also be offering a Dual Position Air spring option in our eMTB configurations starting at 150mm of travel. Can you explain the cup shaped air spring piston and how this helps with top-out? The new air piston shape contains the top-out bumper and controls its rate by not allowing it to expand as far as the bumper compresses at top-out. How much stiffer is ZEB than Lyrik? Is it stiffer than a BoXXer? The ultimate aim with ZEB was not simply to create a stiffer fork. We realized an opportunity to apply similar technology and design characteristics from Lyrik and BoXXer into a single crown fork with larger upper tubes to benefit riders pushing the limits of long travel Enduro and eMTB’s. Overall stiffness is measured in several different ways; it’s not just one number. ZEB is stiffer, but that should not be confused with what the required amount of stiffness is for Lyrik. We are very happy with those numbers for the intended use. With ZEB we have been able to offer a fork that sits between BoXXer and Lyrik. Did you consider using a 20mm axle instead of 15mm? We considered 20mm, but ultimately ended up going the 15mm route. A properly designed 15mm axle can be as stiff or stiffer than a 20mm axle. Riders can also use Torque Caps to improve stiffness using a 15mm axle means that more riders can benefit from equipping their bike with ZEB without having to change the front wheel to accommodate a larger diameter axle. Why are there different crown sizes available, and why not just one size? As new bike models have launched into the market, there has been an increase in head tube diameter on frames. In order match this increase in size, we have created an oversized crown, which created a more optimal interface between the crown and headtube on these framesets. We have created a smaller version to fit with models that have smaller head tube diameters. There is no change in overall performance or stiffness between the two crown options. Will all ZEB crown sizes be available Aftermarket? As with all of our product offerings, we will ensure that the most common sizes and configurations are offered in the aftermarket channel. Are there different steerer diameters available for ZEB? ZEB will be offered with both 1.5" and 1.8" tapered steerer options. Is there a new volume spacer to change the air spring characteristics? ZEB will use the grey volume spacer that you are familiar with from all of our 35mm chassis forks. What rotor size is the direct mount brake for? What is the smallest and largest size rotors I can run? ZEB is 200mm direct mount. For a 220mm rotor a 20mm post-mount adapter is needed. 203 Rotors can also be used with a corresponding spacer kit. How does the air spring pressure chart differ from Lyrik? Because the overall air volume in ZEB’s 38mm upper tubes is larger than in Lyrik’s 35mm, the required pressure for a rider is lower in ZEB. Lower pressure means single digit changes in PSI make a bigger percentage difference in the air spring, therefore it’s somewhat easier to tune the air spring to suit a rider’s needs. Why have you added another level on the Signature Series line up? ZEB is part of the RockShox Signature series and offers Ultimate, Select+ and Select models, with the addition of a new base pricepoint: ZEB. Tell me about the new damper in the ZEB R. The Charger R damper is a version of our current Internal Floating Piston (or IFP)-based Charger RC damper. The R version has a factory set compression assembly and features an easy to set up rebound adjuster. We think the ZEB R and this damper will find a perfect home on the front of many eMTB’s. Does a larger diameter upper tube create more seal friction? We have offset any friction increases from the surface area of the 38mm upper tubes by placing extra attention on bushing lengths and overlap. This keeps the fork sliding smoothly regardless of the load. How does the axle-to-crown measurement change between ZEB and Lyrik, considering they both offer the same travel options? For the same travel, ZEB is 5mm longer axle-to-crown versus Lyrik. Have you made any changes to the Charger 2.1 damper for ZEB? Is the damper cross compatible with my Lyrik Charger 2.1 damper? The damping characteristics of the Charger 2.1 damper has remained unchanged from Lyrik. However the damper itself is architecturally different because it needs to fit into a 38mm stanchion fork, therefore it is not cross compatible with any of our 35mm chassis forks. Do the oil amounts in the lower legs change from Lyrik to ZEB? We have increased the oil volume in both lower legs of ZEB to 20ml, which accommodates the larger chassis and overall internal volume of the fork’s design. The look is very aggressive and pronounced architecturally – does this design have any performance benefits or are they mostly aesthetic? We certainly aimed for a more striking and aggressive look with ZEB, and with these design developments come performance benefits. Most notably the design and casting of the lower leg adds stiffness in the most important areas but also compliance where required. The lower leg fork arch looks like it sits much further forward. Why? The design of the lower leg has to accommodate many factors – two of these include clearance for mud guards at full travel as well as headtube clearance at bottom out. What is the most appropriate RockShox rear shock to match with ZEB? ZEB will work across the board with all of our rear shock offerings, which offer a comparable amount of travel on a given frameset. Most notably, these would be our Super Deluxe and Super Deluxe Coil shocks. What is the largest size tire I can use with ZEB? ZEB will accommodate tires up to 2.8" on both 27.5" and 29" platforms. Is there a remote option available or ZEB? Currently, we do not foresee the need for a mechanical remote option for ZEB. Is there a 2 position ZEB available? Yes. There will be Dual Position Air option available on ZEB. This will be offered exclusively in our eMTB configurations. Does ZEB open new possibilities for freeride mountain bikers? We hope so!
  9. Press Release The next evolution of single crown awesome is here. We created a whole new breed of fork, designed to challenge the limits and take on the world’s toughest Enduro tracks. ZEB’s stiff yet versatile single crown 38mm chassis and machined good looks, pack a punch, and deliver a clear tactical advantage to win races. Click here to view the article
  10. I need to replace my Reverb hydraulic hose because I'm putting the dropper on a new bike and I think I cut the current hose too short to fit on the new bike. Is an original Reverb hose my only option? Or can I use a similar hydraulic hose such as another brand of brake hose that's compatible with mineral oil? I've also heard that Cape Cycles don't stock Reverb spares, is this true? Appreciate the feedback.
  11. Morning all - just wanted to find out opinions/experiences of using alternative suspension oils to those specified by RockShox or Fox. I recently serviced a RS Recon and Reba, as well as a Fox F120, using Putoline HPX oils of appropriate weights, without any grief so far. Any long-term experience out there? I've attached a couple of tables (Suspension - Comparative Oil Weights Table.pdfsuspension oils - graph.pdf) I used to pin down the nearest viscosities to the OE oils and kept to synthetic/semi-synthetic oils in an effort to avoid any problems with seal damage.
  12. I would like to service my Rockshox recon. I collected all the spares and the oils, but, I've just realised that I don't have any Sram butter that all youtube videos use. Is there an alternative grease I can use? Thanks in anticipation
  13. RockShox today announced two all-new SID SL and SID cross-country forks and a race-focused SIDLuxe shock. There is a somewhat revived model naming convention to differentiate the two new chassis. The SID SL model features a lightweight chassis with 100mm travel and 32mm upper tube measurements and a claimed weight of 1326g. The SID model promises to be more capable on the trails with longer 120mm travel and stiffer 35mm upper tubes. The bigger chassis does weigh a couple hundred grams more at 1537g. Discover all the technical details about the new SIDs and SIDLuxe shock in the press release below. Click here to view the article
  14. Press Release The world’s most winningest XC fork is charging back to the podium with new capabilities and two superfast new siblings. SID got swoll; we beefed it up to tackle more super-fun terrain. The new SID SL is light, slanky, and fast AF, crushing quick courses and fast tracks. Last but not least, the new SIDLuxe is a thoroughbred rear shock engineered to win races and compliment our SID forks. The SID family has something for every XC rider. Whatever the course, there’s a SID to get you there. A New Damper Built For Speed: Charger Race Day Damper A new damper built for speed. Our lightest production damper. Ever. Performance packed with a rock-solid lockout to power up climbs and smash through sprint finishes. A New DebonAir New DebonAir air spring is tuned specifically to meet the demands of XC and maintains a higher ride height for increased confidence and control. Maxima Plush Fluid Developed with the world’s fastest racers, on the world’s toughest circuits. Maxima Plush Fluid is designed to protect from suspension wear, reduce friction, and silence damper noise while maintaining a consistent feel in all temperatures. SKF Wiper Seals Everyone loves a good collaboration, which is why we’ve been working with SKF, the world’s highest-performance seal manufacturer, for over 5 years. Together we’ll provide ultra-low friction wiper seals, less fatigue, and unmatched suspension feel, all while keeping the dirt where it belongs—because no one wants dirt in there. TwistLoc It’s tough to find space for a remote that looks good and lets the rider maintain full control. Enter TwistLoc. Twist to lock, push the button to unlock—on forks, rear shocks, or both in tandem. With a consistent grip size and light-touch action, TwistLoc maximises efficiency while keeping your hand safely on the bar. SID SL When you absolutely, positively need to go as fast as possible, SID SL is your weapon of choice. It’s a laser-focused fork perfect for crushing quick courses and fast tracks. And though it weighs next to nil, it stays satisfyingly active through every millimetre of travel. Give your fingertips a break with our TwistLoc™ remote that goes from open to lockout in a single effortless click. Everything is streamlined, efficient, and oh-so-very-fast. SID SL Ultimate (FS-SIDS-ULT-C1) The lightest, fastest fork of 2020, full stop. With SID SL Ultimate, we added our new Charger Race Day damper, machined away every extra gram, and made premium style plays.Specifications: Wheel size: 29" Travel: 100mm Damper: Charger Race Day Offset: 44mm Upper tube: 32mm straight wall aluminium Weight: 1326g Features: Entirely new 32mm chassis engineered to eliminate as much weight as possible, when every gram matters New Charger Race Day Damper—our lightest production damper with rock-solid lockout New DebonAir air spring is tuned specifically to meet the demands of XC and maintains a higher ride height for increased confidence and control New Ultra-low friction SKF wiper seals provide long lasting fork performance and improve overall suspension feel Maxima Plush damping fluid reduces friction and silences damper noise Machined/anodized crown Signature SID Blue and Ultimate High Gloss Black colourways Ultimate foil graphics package Remote options include TwistLoc remote SID SL Select (FS-SIDS-SEL-C1) A race ready package, SID SL Select comes with the Charger RL damper, proven for the start line. Specifications: Wheel size: 29" Travel: 100mm Damper: Charger RL Offset: 44mm Upper tube: 32mm straight wall aluminium Weight: 1468g Features: Entirely new 32mm chassis engineered to eliminate as much weight as possible, when every gram matters New DebonAir air spring is tuned specifically to meet the demands of XC and maintains a higher ride height for increased confidence and control New Ultra-low friction SKF wiper seals provide long lasting fork performance and improve overall suspension feel Proven Charger RL damper provides smooth performance and a rock-solid lockout Maxima Plush damping fluid reduces friction and silences damper noise Remote options include TwistLoc remote SID You’re gonna go fast, and you’re gonna have fun. We’ve re-balanced SID, beefing up its strength to match its speed. It’s the perfect fork for a new generation of more capable XC bikes, keeping riders ready for whatever’s down course. Rock gardens? Sure. Jumps? Why not. Wherever XC riders want to go, SID is already there. SID Ultimate (FS-SID-ULT-C1) Riding SID Ultimate means every detail is considered. Packed in an all new chassis, the new Charger Race Day damper is our lightest yet. Perfectly balanced for the speed needs of XC.Specifications: Wheel size: 29" Travel: 120mm Damper: Charger Race Day Offset: 44mm Upper tube: 35mm tapered wall aluminium Weight: 1537g Features: Added boost of confidence. An entirely new 35mm chassis optimized to be satisfyingly stiff and eliminate as much weight as possible New Charger Race Day Damper—our lightest production damper with rock-solid lockout New DebonAir air spring is tuned specifically to meet the demands of XC and maintains a higher ride height for increased confidence and control New Ultra-low friction SKF wiper seals provide long lasting fork performance and improve overall suspension feel Maxima Plush damping fluid reduces friction and silences damper noise Machined/anodized crown New short fender compatibility. Includes RockShox branded 2-bolt short fender Signature SID Blue and Ultimate High Gloss Black colourways Ultimate foil graphics package Remote options include TwistLoc remote SID Select (FS-SID-SEL-C1) SID Select uses the Charger RL damper, proven ready for a new generation of more capable XC bikes. Specifications: Wheel size: 29" Travel: 120mm Damper: Charger RL Offset: 44mm Upper tube: 35mm tapered wall aluminium Weight: 1671g Features: Added boost of confidence. An entirely new 35mm chassis optimized to be satisfyingly stiff and eliminate as much weight as possible New DebonAir air spring is tuned specifically to meet the demands of XC and maintains a higher ride height for increased confidence and control New Ultra-low friction SKF wiper seals provide long lasting fork performance and improve overall suspension feel Proven Charger RL damper provides smooth performance and a rock-solid lockout Maxima Plush damping fluid reduces friction and silences damper noise New short fender compatibility. Includes RockShox branded 2-bolt short fender Remote options include TwistLoc remote The SIDLuxe The SIDLuxe is a rear shock with one thing on its mind: speed. We designed it for racers, but anyone can ride it. It’s lighter than other rear shocks and pairs perfectly with SID and SID SL to give your bike a more balanced ride. Finally: a shock that can hang with the world’s fastest forks. SIDLuxe Ultimate (RS-SIDL-ULT-A1) Riding SIDLuxe Ultimate means every detail is considered; performance packed with chiseled good looks, a Signature Blue colourway and premium foil graphics. Available as part of AM Rear Shock Program. Weight: 227gFeatures: New XC-focused lightweight design delivering premium performance and efficiency Comfortable damping in open mode with low High Speed Compression A match made in heaven, designed to compliment the feel of SID/SID SL Maxima Plush damping fluid reduces friction and silences damper noise Ultimate foil graphics package Equipped with two Decal options: Ultimate High Gloss Black and Signature SID Blue Frequently Asked Questions SID SL How has the chassis changed from MY20 SID? SID SL has a brand-new chassis with all new lowers, upper tubes, crown, and steerer tube. Architecturally, SID SL is narrower than the current SID to reduce weight. The entire fork is lighter than the current SID forks. The MY21 SID SL Ultimate is 166g lighter than the current SID Ultimate Carbon. What are the differences between SID and SID SL? How do I know which one I should buy? If you want the lightest fork over everything else, and your bike is designed for 100mm of travel, then SID SL is the fork for your needs. However, if you want your bike to be more capable over rough terrain and look aesthetically more aggressive, SID is the fork for you. The SID (35mm) provides more travel and a stiffer chassis but is a little heavier than the SID SL. Riders that have a bike that is designed for 100mm of travel can also use the SID if they choose. Can you explain why there is no 27.5" options for SID? Will you make any in the future? We have seen a dramatic drop-off of the use of 27.5" wheels on shorter travel bikes. We looked at market data closely and determined that 27.5" options are not required for XC bikes. What have you done to the chassis to ensure the fork is XC race weight? The SID SL chassis is all new and every piece was designed to be as light as possible and still deliver appropriate stiffness for XC riding/racing. Weight savings primarily come from the new lower legs, CSU, and Charger Race Day damper. Why are you no longer using a carbon crown/steerer on SID SL? Carbon parts take a lot of time to develop and we focused on the alloy crowns first. In looking at what we accomplished with aluminum, it will take more research to understand if we can achieve any performance or weight improvements with a carbon CSU. On SID SL Ultimate models, we are machining the crowns and anodizing them for better aesthetics and a small weight reduction. Are the lower leg seals different to MY20 SID SL forks? Yes, we have upgraded to SKF wiper seals on all SID forks. Is the (Charger Race Day Damper – 32mm) damper backwards compatible to current 32mm forks such as SID? Yes, the Charger Race Day damper is backwards compatible with all 100-120mm SID and Reba forks back to MY14. What are the different types of Charger Race Day dampers available on SID SL Ultimate? Charger Race Day in either crown or remote adjust. What are the Charger Race Day damper adjustments available on SID SL Ultimate? All of the forks feature a two-position compression - open and lock, and low-speed rebound compression. Forks are also available with TwistLoc remote option. SID How has the chassis changed from MY20 SID? Every piece of the MY21 SID chassis is new. Most notably we used 35mm upper tubes to provide more stiffness and a more aggressive aesthetics on XC bikes. Every gram is accounted for and all of the pieces together provide the best combination of weight and stiffness for 120mm bikes all with a striking new look.Can you explain why there is no 27.5" options for SID. Will you make any in the future? We have seen a dramatic drop-off of the use of 27.5" wheels on shorter travel bikes. We look at market data closely and determined that 27.5" options are not required for XC bikes. Can you explain how you came to the decision to only use a 44mm offset? Many of our product development decisions are driven by data. It’s clear that most of the industry is moving to shorter offsets for all bikes. We made the decision to keep the offering simple and only offer one offset that will work on most, if not all, XC bikes. If your bike is designed around a 51mm OS, the 44mm OS will only slightly change the handling characteristics of your bike by increasing the mechanical trail and making the bike more stable at high speeds and on descents. Why are you no longer using a carbon crown/steerer on SID? Carbon parts take a lot of time to develop and we focused on the alloy crowns first. In looking what we accomplished with aluminium, it will take a lot more research to understand if we can achieve any performance or weight improvements with a carbon CSU. On SID Ultimate models, we are machining the crowns and anodizing them for better aesthetics and a small weight reduction. How have you increased the performance and reduced friction in the fork? We have continually worked on developing better alignment between the CSU and the lower legs. We are laser focused on bushing sizing. Additionally, we moved to a lower friction SKF wiper seal. The Charger Race Day damper also inherently has less friction than the rest of our cartridge dampers. What are the user benefits of Maxima Plush Fluids? Maxima Plush damping fluid is the most advanced fluid we could find. Primarily, the fluid reduces friction and extends seal life. We have confirmed this with extensive in-house testing. Additionally, there are elements in the fluid that ensure that damping is consistent over a much wider operating temperature range than standard damping fluids. Finally, the fluid helps reduce damper noise during a dampers use on top of the terrain hit after hit. What are the changes to the new DebonAir air spring? There are several developments on the new DebonAir spring. First, we moved the dimple lower in the upper tube to swap at top out making the fork ride higher in its travel. We also changed the shape and size to be closer to Pike and Lyrik. We also changed the same top out bumper that we use in Pike and Lyrik as well. We have added a custom shaped cup that captures the top out bumper that allows us to tune the way it feels. Finally, we made the seal head smaller and lighter. All of these things together create the feel of the air spring that we wanted for XC riding. How exactly is the new DebonAir air spring tuned to suit XC riders? Negative to positive ratio compared to trail and enduro ratios? The tune we chose is similar to what we have in Pike and Lyrik. The difference is in the designed-in ride height. Depending on set up, Pike and Lyrik have a ride height of 25-35% sag. SID is in the neighbourhood of 15-25%. This is an intentional difference based on the intended use and the amount of travel. Because there is less travel, we want more of it available for use than a longer travel fork. Is the new DebonAir air spring backwards compatible to previous generation SID forks? No. As SID is a new 35mm chassis, the air spring will not fit previous 32mm generation SID forks. How much does the Charger Race Day damper weigh? And what is the weight compared to MY20 SID damper? MY21 Charger Race Day Damper - 35mm 96g MY21 Charger Race Day Damper - 32mm 88g MY20 SID Charger 2 RLC Damper 186g Is the (Charger Race Day damper – 35mm) damper backwards compatible to current 35mm forks such as Pike or Lyrik at 120mm? No, the 35mm Charger Race Day damper is not backwards compatible with any of our current 35mm forks. An upgrade kit will be available for riders who have a SID Select or Select+ who want to upgrade to the Charger Race Day damper. How have you reduced the overall weight of the Charger Race Day damper so significantly? Primarily, the weight savings is a result from every part being smaller and using less fluid. Additionally, we looked at every piece and asked how it could be lighter. The heavily machined top cap is an excellent example of this. What compression and rebound adjustments are on the Charger Race Day damper? All of the forks feature a two-position compression – open and lock, and low-speed rebound compression. Forks are also available with TwistLoc remote option. Are there differences in the tune on 32 and 35mm SID? Both are geared for XC bikes so we wanted the damper characteristics to be the same. With shorter travel platforms such as SID, there is less need for multiple damping adjustments, especially on the High Speed compression and rebound side. SIDLuxe Which bikes will I find with SIDLuxe Ultimate shock specification? There will be extensive specification of both SIDLuxe Ultimate and Select+ on OEM equipped bikes. Many of these will be launching in the coming months.Can I buy SIDLuxe for my current XC bike – what is the planned AM availability? We will have several OEM model specific versions as well as a robust offering of generic tunes and sizes that can be re-tuned to fit our customer’s needs. What are the colour options available for SIDLuxe? SIDLuxe Select+ is available in Black. SIDLuxe Ultimate is available in Black and SID Blue. How have you made the shock lighter than the competition? To deliver the lightest RockShox shock offering, we made SIDLuxe shocks as small as possible while maintaining the performance our riders and racers would expect – smaller means less materials, therefore less weight. Smaller means less air volume too which is suited to XC requirements. The shock is so small - how does this affect the air spring characteristics? Due to the size of the shock, the air volume is smaller. Meaning we can make shocks with a supple ‘off the top’ initial stroke, and a progressive air spring through the stroke, with plenty of bottom out control for the bigger hits. Perfectly suited for XC needs. Is the positive air spring adjustable? The positive air spring can be adjusted with tokens similarly to our other shock offerings. 0, 1 or 2 blue tokens can be installed easily into the air can to tune the air spring to a rider’s needs. How would you describe the damper tune on the shock? The damper is tuned to cater for a wide range of leverage curves on XC race bikes. Great ‘off the top’ with lots of control on bigger hits. We built the shock knowing that we would have a more progressive air spring due to a smaller volume. In turn this means we could use a lighter tune to deliver the same characteristics that our riders would expect. Supple, supportive and a super firm lockout when needed. The lockout feature requires very little force to switch between open and a super stiff lock. Do I need to use a tool to adjust rebound settings on the shock? In order to deliver the lightest possible shocks, we saved weight in every area we could. Removing the compression adjustment knobs and mechanisms, and replacing with tooled options saved notable weight on each shock. SID and SID SL forks have a removable rebound adjustment knob which is used to adjust the settings on SIDLuxe shocks. As the shock is smaller and lighter, can we expect it to heat up quicker? During testing we found that the new SIDLuxe shocks were able to maintain normal damping and air spring characteristics in racing conditions. Why haven’t you made a three-position shock? We’re always listening and developing shocks to suit our customers’ needs. The current and most pressing ask has been for a lighter shock suited to XC needs with an extra firm lockout and an open setting for maximum control and traction. What sizing and mounting configurations is it available in? Available in standard and trunnion mount. Shocks are available up to 50mm of stroke across the sizes required by our OEM partners. Are SID shocks tuneable by service centres? Absolutely. While we will be offering many OEM specification shocks, we will also work to offer shocks for many current bikes currently running alternative shocks. These shocks will have the required sizes and mounting types and some will require tuning by a service center to meet a rider’s needs.
  15. FeaturesMinimal length for maximum drop. New shorter overall post length allows fit of a longer travel dropper on more bikes. What goes up fast, comes down even faster. New internals decrease the amount of drop force needed by over 50%. New grease, a new Internal Floating Piston (IFP), and new Reverb Serene Fluid developed by our friends Maxima all come along for the ride, reduce friction, and result in faster actuation and return speed in all conditions. New Vent Valve technology, a simple and reliable built-in service solution without disassembly of the seatpost. New Longer travel post options in 175mm and 200mm. Keep it neat. Stealth internal cable routing for a clean finish. Speed adjustment to fine tune the return speed of the post to your liking. Specifications Post Diameter: 30.9mm, 31.6mm, 34.9mm Travel: 100mm, 125mm, 150mm, 175mm, 200mm Post Length: 301mm, 351mm, 414mm, 467mm, 519.5mm Remote: 1X, Standard (L-Below, R-Above) When size does matter Getting your saddle as far out of the way as possible means more confidence and control out on trail. Now with five travel lengths, including new 175mm and 200mm, riders of all sizes benefit from a longer travel dropper in a shorter overall package. Fitting in has never been easier. Internal affairs Reverb Stealth is built with a lower friction internal floating piston (IFP) for faster post actuation and 50% less drop force than before. Featuring a new lubrication design, Reverb Serene fluid co-developed with Maxima, dropping in has never felt smoother. With improved consistency in a wider range of conditions, you’ll find confidence using your dropper more often, with less effort, in any situation, over and over again. Vent valve technology We don’t want you to have to use it, which is why we’ve created the most robust seatpost to date. We also know, sometimes the inevitable happens. Over time, air and oil may mix resulting in that annoying post “squish” and the need for additional service. Vent Valve Technology allows you to do this simple service within a few steps without disassembly of the post. Simply depress the Vent Valve, compress the post, and you’re good to go. RockShox Reverb Stealth Q&A How much does Reverb Stealth cost?Standard Remote: $349 / €390 / £345 1X Remote: $399 / €445 / £395 Can I fit Reverb Stealth to any mountain bike? Reverb Stealth is available in the majority of the seat tube diameters for bicycles. Reverb diameters available are 30.9mm, 31.6mm, 34.9mm What sizes are available for Reverb Stealth? Diametre: 30.9mm, 31.6mm, 34.9mm Travel: 100mm, 125mm, 150mm, 175mm (NEW), 200mm (NEW) Will you discontinue current Reverb Stealth? Yes, the current Reverb Stealth B1 will be discontinued June 30, 2019. Can I adjust the return speed of the post? Yes, you can externally adjust the return speed to fine tune to your liking. What is the service interval of Reverb Stealth? The service interval has increased to 600 hours, you can do the math. What exactly has changed inside the post to reduce force required to drop? A change to the piston and rod diameter increases the mechanical advantage of the rider’s weight on compression of the post, making it easier to drop the saddle. As a side benefit to this change, riders can lift their bike by the saddle without unwanted extension of the post. What is included with Reverb Stealth? The post, remote (standard or 1X), bleed kit, fluid, torx tool, barb, standard mount or discrete clamp depending on remote option. When is Reverb Stealth available for purchase? How else has reliability been improved? Service interval for complete rebuild has been increased to 600 hours. While air/oil bypass and the annoying “squish” is unlikely, should this occur, users can take advantage of the Vent Valve to quickly and easily return their post to optimum performance. Has the fluid to bleed the lever changed? The bleed procedure uses the same Reverb lever fluid as used today. Are there any long posts available with short drop for XC racing? Our focus is to deliver shorter overall length Reverb’s with longer drop options. Are there any overall post length options on posts with the same travel? One post length per travel is offered. Do these measurements include the connector at the bottom? No, this is the overall post length. Our measurements reflect the length of the post outer tube and do not include the connector. How do I use Vent Valve? Do I need to remove the saddle to use vent valve? The procedure is the same as Reverb AXS, but the Vent Valve is at the top. You must remove the saddle and clamps to use the Vent Valve, but you don’t need to remove the post from the bike. See the Reverb Stealth C1 user manual for the step by step procedure. How does Vent Valve work? In certain circumstances, air can potentially swap to the oil side of the IFP. If this happens the seatpost develops “squish.” The Vent Valve works by moving the air back into the air chamber and out of the oil. Depress the Vent Valve, compress the post, and you’re good to go. No disassembly required. How many times can I use Vent Valve? There is no limit to how many times you can use the Vent Valve.
  16. RockShox Press Release The new Charger 2.1 Damper Completely re-designed to reduce hand fatigue and fight unwanted friction, the new Charger 2.1 increases confidence and control over every trail. Ride "Higher" Charger 2.1 defined: re-tuned high and low-speed compression. It’s no coincidence Charger 2.1 was designed and engineered at 6035ft in Colorado. Taking a softer approach to High Speed Compression (HSC), the redesigned shim stack helps limit the impact of high speed hits and harsh braking bumps. That means more control for you and less fatigue caused by feedback at the handlebar.The new refined Low Speed Compression (LSC) adjustment range allows the fork to ride higher, giving you the most available travel and keeping your wheels on top of the terrain hit after hit. Trail Tracking Charger 2.1 defined: New piston wearband. You know that moment when the trail almost disappears from under you? You’re floating over the terrain? There’s nothing better. Charger 2.1 features an all-new piston wearband to get you to that moment faster. Better oil flow management through the piston provides better damping control keeping the wheels exactly where you want them to be, tracking the trail ahead. Get a Grip Charger 2.1 defined: New SKF rebound shaft seal. Let’s talk friction. Friction is the enemy. Friction creates vibration at the handlebar that causes arm fatigue, soreness and the potential to lose a grip on things. The new Charger 2.1 features an all-new SKF rod seal that decreases friction by upwards of 30% at the rebound shaft. Eliminating friction and reducing unwanted fatigue means a whole lot more control and hang (on) time for you. Happy hands rejoice! Maxima Plush Fluid & SKF Seals Maxima Plush Fluid: The best suspension requires the best fluid. Developed with the world’s fastest racers, on the world’s toughest circuits. Maxima Plush Fluid is designed to protect from suspension wear, reduce friction, and silence damper noise while maintaining a consistent feel in all temperatures. SKF Wiper Seals: Friction down. Dirt out. Everyone loves a good collaboration, which is why we’ve been working with SKF, the world’s highest-performance seal manufacturer, for over 5 years. Together we’ll provide ultra-low friction wiper seals, less fatigue, and unmatched suspension feel, all while keeping the dirt where it belongs- because no one wants dirt in there. Easy Riding - DebonAir Technology A lightweight, highly tune-able air spring designed to offer a coil-like consistent feel throughout the travel - effortlessly soaking up the smallest hits and tracking the slightest changes in the terrain. Front Suspension Pike Designed for today’s top trail-dominating dream bikes and ready for any conquest you’ve got planned. Ticking all the boxes, each and every detail made to reduce friction, minimize rider fatigue, and provide unmatched control over any trail. Travel: 120mm, 130mm, 140mm, 150mm, 160mm Upper Tube Type: 35mm aluminum Wheel Size: 27.5”, 29” Offset: 29” - 42mm, 51mm. 27.5” - 37mm, 46mm Steerer: Tapered Pike Ultimate A true trail machine we couldn’t wait to have on our bikes and get to you. Featuring the new Charger 2.1 damper for unmatched trail control for every sweeping corner or loamy drop in. New ultra-low friction SKF wiper seals and Maxima Plush damping fluid all work overtime to reduce friction, silence noise, and provide lasting fork performance.Weight: 1,832g (27.5” B, 120mm, RC2 damper, Maxle Stealth) Pike Select+ Everything you need, nothing you don’t. Featuring the new Charger 2.1 damper for unmatched trail control. New ultra-low friction SKF wiper seals and Maxima Plush damping fluid all work overtime to reduce friction, silence noise, and provide lasting fork performance for every dirt searching mission.Weight: 1,832g (27.5” B, 120mm, RC2 damper, Maxle Stealth) Pike Select Pike Select combines the DebonAir spring with the Charger RC damper, perfect for any trail junket you have planned. As a bonus, we included race-proven Maxima Plush fluid to help reduce friction, silence noise, and keep things running smooth ride after ride.Weight: 1,825g (27.5” B, 120mm, Maxle Stealth) First Ride: Pike Ultimate RC2 I have the Pike Ultimate RC2 fitted to my Giant Trance Advanced 0. Due to the launch only happening today and the sensitivity of riding embargoed gear on open trails, I've only managed to get two rides in. One short-ish ride on the Bottelary Hill Trails (from Zevenwacht's side) and one longer ride which was three loops of Jonkerhoek's fire hut trails. It is too early to give a definite opinion, so keep an eye out for a full review later in the year. For now, however, what I can say is that the new upgraded Pike runs incredibly smoothly straight out of the box. Set at 130mm to match the travel of the DVO Sapphire it replaced on the Trance, there are no signs of unwanted flex. Compared to the DVO, the Pike is much smoother through the length of its travel, especially in the mid-stroke. It has also been easier to set up and get close to where I'd like it to be. I've attached a ShockWiz to speed things up and to get a feel for where software thinks I should be heading with the setup. Early impressions are great and I'm amazed by how much extra performance engineers can still squeeze out of suspension. I'm stoked to see independent High and Low Speed adjustments. The new Pike appears to be a step forward on an already great fork. SID With a fierce commitment to competition, it’s easy to see why SID has more XC race wins than any other fork. Ever. The most trusted fork moments before the gun goes off, or in that last corner before the finish line. There’s nothing better than having race-day performance totally dialed with SID. Travel: 100mm, 120mm Upper Tube Type: 32mm aluminium Wheel Size: 27.5”, 29” Offset: 27.5” - 42mm, 29” - 42mm, 51mm Steerer: Tapered Carbon, Tapered SID Ultimate Carbon XC racers are a special breed, one that keep weight savings and performance benefits top of mind. SID Ultimate Carbon is equipped with a carbon crown-steerer to save you grams without compromising any stiffness or control. Delivering a race-day performance package featuring our lightweight Charger 2 RLC damper, DebonAir air spring and race proven Maxima Plush Fluid. The Signature SID Blue color option offers up another benefit that’s even harder to pin down — style.Weight: 1,481g (27.5” B, Maxle Stealth) SID Ultimate Racing is your way of life. We get that. The SID Ultimate is packed with all the characteristics that elite XC racers demand — gram savings, DebonAir air spring technology, the Charger 2 RLC Damper and race-proven Maxima Plush fluid. A complete race day performance driven package. The new Signature SID Blue color option offers up another benefit that’s even harder to pin down — style.Weight: 1,582g (27.5” B, 100mm, Maxle Stealth) SID Ultimate SID Select+ SID Select SID Select+ Built on the race winning SID chassis with our trusted DebonAir air spring and Maxima Plush fluid, SID Select+ is all about lasting performance. Putting your head down and really going for it is up to you, but with the Charger 2 RL damper, you’re already ahead of the competition.Weight: 1,560g (27.5” B, 100mm, Maxle Stealth) SID Select SID Select features the proven DebonAir air spring and Charger RL damper. A race-ready package including Maxima Plush fluid providing lasting performance ready for any start line.Weight: 1,560g (27.5” B, 100mm, Maxle Stealth) Lyrik Gotta get up to get down. We’re all about the earned bliss. Steeper, longer, rockier and now with more transfers in between— enduro riders all over the world are upping their game. If it’s a big mountain excursion or the coveted weekend podium you’re after, Lyrik is ready to help you conquer it all. Bring snacks and enduro on. Travel: 150mm, 160mm, 170mm, 180mm Upper Tube Type: 35mm aluminum Wheel Size: 27.5”, 29” Offset: 29“- 42mm, 51mm. 27.5” - 37mm, 46mm Steerer: Tapered Lyrik Ultimate Designed not only for the race down, but the ride up. Holding onto every critical line, Lyrik Ultimate features the new Charger 2.1 damper for unmatched trail control and precision. New ultra-low friction SKF wiper seals and Maxima Plush damping fluid all work overtime to reduce friction, silence noise, and provide unmatched fork performance sun up to sun down.Weight: 2,003g (27.5” B, 150mm, RC2 damper, Maxle Stealth) Lyrik Select+ To endure, and enduro. Lyrik Select+ features the new Charger 2.1 damper for all the trail control you need. New ultra-low friction SKF wiper seals and Maxima Plush damping fluid all work overtime to reduce friction, silence noise, and provide lasting fork performance confidently guiding you through life’s many peaks and valleys.Weight: 2,003g (27.5” B, 150mm, Maxle Stealth) Lyrik Select For all the ups, downs and to get you to everything in between. Lyrik Select combines the DebonAir air spring with the trusted Charger RC damper. Maxima Plush fluid reduces friction, silences noise, and provides all-around lasting performance.Weight: 1,996g (27.5” B, 150mm, Maxle Stealth) BoXXer Whether covered in dirt, or soaked in champagne, BoXXer has been proudly displayed on the world’s largest stages longer than today’s superstars have been alive. Straight out of the boXX, it’s built to help you tackle the world’s steepest, rockiest, rootiest, muddiest, and scariest tracks. Travel: 180mm, 190mm, 200mm Upper Tube Type: 35mm aluminium Wheel Size: 27.5”, 29” Offset: 29” - 46mm, 56mm, 27.5”- 36mm, 46mm Steerer: 1-1/8” aluminium BoXXer Ultimate More than 20 years ago, BoXXer changed the DH world when it hit the scene. Featuring the new Charger 2.1 damper for unrivaled control between the tape. New ultra-low friction SKF wiper seals and race proven Maxima Plush damping fluid all work overtime to reduce friction, noise, and provide lasting fork performance all the way to the finish corral.Weight: 2,565g (27.5” B, 200mm, Maxle Stealth, Short Crown) BoXXer Select Saving every dime for your bike park pass? Keep it in the bank, BoXXer Select is built on the same great chassis as BoXXer Ultimate and features the DH-specific DebonAir air spring. Race proven Maxima Plush fluid and the Charger RC damper offer out of the boXX performance with low speed compression and rebound adjustment.Weight: 2,558g (27.5” B, 200mm, Maxle Stealth, Short Crown) Rear Suspension Deluxe With a no-nonsense attitude and ready for the hard-hitting trail and XC bikes of today. Deluxe family of shocks offer the best balance of descending and climbing prowess. Deluxe Ultimate A perfect match for the current crop of ultra-lightweight and capable dream bikes. Deluxe Ultimate is all new and offers a fully checked damper design allowing for a Low Speed Compression adjustment and optimal traction control tuning. Featuring Maxima Plush fluid for added performance and ride quality you can go on and shred till your heart’s content.Weight: 340g (210x50, 2 tokens, MM tune, standard/standard) Deluxe Ultimate Remote Deluxe Ultimate Remote puts the control in the palm of your hand (or fingers) giving you easy access to pedal performance. Maxima Plush fluid provides greater performance and ride quality, the result is truly Deluxe.Weight: 345g (210x50, 2 tokens, MM tune, standard/standard) Deluxe Ultimate Deluxe Ultimate Remote Deluxe Select+ Deluxe Select+ With the updated Deluxe Select+, we paired the control found at the top of the Deluxe family with a user-friendly threshold adjustment. Maxima Plush fluid provides greater performance and ride quality.Weight: 340g (210x50, 2 tokens, MM tune, standard/standard) Deluxe Select Deluxe Select delivers a lightweight package with the same proven damping performance of the entire Deluxe family. Now featuring Maxima Plush fluid for added performance and ride quality.Weight: 313g (210x50, 2 tokens, MM tune, standard/standard) Super Deluxe Truly worthy of the latest “super bikes” and changing up the course for rear shocks. Rampant rock gardens, greasy half exposed roots, soft banked corners, loamy goodness — if there was a Holy Grail of shock control — it would be right here with the Super Deluxe family of shocks. Super Deluxe Ultimate Designed for the latest hard-hitting enduro and trail bikes, Super Deluxe Ultimate features the ride tuning abilities of an air spring with both compression and rebound adjustment to fine tune to any trail. With a solid threshold adjustment for pedaling performance and Maxima Plush fluid for a buttery smooth feel, riders can now easily dial in a podium-worthy ride.Weight: 453g (210x50, 2 tokens, MM tune, standard/standard) Super Deluxe Ultimate Remote Here’s the cool thing about the Super Deluxe Ultimate Remote — it means that remote rear shocks are no longer just reserved for the XC elites — you too can conserve energy and accelerate faster by clicking from the “Threshold” mode to “Open” for full shredding. Designed for the latest hard-hitting enduro and trail bikes, Super Deluxe Ultimate Remote features the ride tuning abilities of an air spring with rebound adjustment to fine tune the ride to any trail or condition. With a solid threshold adjustment for pedaling performance and Maxima Plush fluid for a buttery smooth feel, riders can now easily dial in a podium-worthy ride.Weight: 465g (210x50, 2 tokens, MM tune, standard/standard) Super Deluxe Ultimate DH RockShox paved the way for DH racing with over 20 years of results to back it up. The Super Deluxe Ultimate DH is where the technology and results come together. Featuring the ride tuning abilities of an air spring with both compression and rebound adjustment to fine tune the ride to any trail or condition. Now offering Maxima Plush fluid for a buttery smooth feel, riders can easily dial in a podium-worthy ride.Weight: 485G (250x75, 2 Tokens, MM Tune, Standard/Standard) Super Deluxe Select+ The all-new Super Deluxe Select+ is built for the latest breed of hard-hitting enduro and trail bikes. Offering the ride control you need paired with a user-friendly threshold adjustment all rolled into a great high performance-to-value package. We even threw in Maxima Plush fluid to reduce friction and silence noise.Weight: 445g (210x50, 2 tokens, MM tune, standard/standard) Super Deluxe Select The look and feel that you expect from the Super Deluxe family of shocks in a straightforward package. Now featuring Maxima Plush fluid, it’s the perfect place to start honing in those riding skills.Weight: 440g (210x50, 2 tokens, MM tune, standard/standard) Super Deluxe Coil The unmistakable feel of coil. Worthy of the latest “super bikes” and ready for all the rampant rock gardens, greasy half exposed roots, soft banked corners, and loamy goodness. The mountains are calling, and Super Deluxe Coil is there to answer. Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate No-nonsense performance is the name of the game. The Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate was designed to meet all the demands of the latest and greatest hard hitting enduro and trail bikes. Featuring Maxima Plush fluid, solid threshold adjustment for pedaling performance, ride quality and compression adjustment to fine tune for any condition. The unmistakable feel of a coil spring all packed into RockShox’s Super Deluxe design.Weight: 406g (Without coil spring, 210x50, MM tune, standard/standard) Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate Remote On-the-fly remote threshold adjustment makes all the difference with the Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate Remote. Cecile Ravanel’s EWS wins in 2016, ‘17 and ‘18 prove that remote rear shocks are no longer reserved for the XC elites. Featuring Maxima Plush fluid for added performance, and that unmistakable feel of a coil spring are pushing the Super Deluxe Ultimate Coil Remote to bold new places.Weight: 418g (Without coil spring, 210x50, MM tune, standard/standard) Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate DH The Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate DH was designed to meet all the demands of today’s ultra-capable downhill bikes. That coil spring feel paired with the unique Super Deluxe DH tuned design. Now features Maxima Plush fluid for lasting performance and ride quality. Ready to push your riding limits downhill.Weight: 441g (Without coil spring, 250x67.5 MM tune, standard/standard) Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate Remote Super Deluxe Coil Select+ Super Deluxe Coil Select+ A coil shock that not only looks the part, but acts the part when teamed up with the latest breed of mountain machines. Offering a user-friendly threshold adjustment and all the control benefits of the Super Deluxe family. Now with Maxima Plush fluid to help reduce friction and enhance that buttery smooth ride feel.Weight: 398g (Without coil spring, 210, 50, MM tune, standard/standard) Super Deluxe Coil Select The trusted performance and ride quality that you expect from the Super Deluxe family in a shock that is as easy to understand as it is fun to ride. Now featuring Maxima Plush fluid, it’s the perfect place to start honing in those riding skills.Weight: 393g (Without coil spring, 210x50, MM tune, standard/standard) MegNeg For the highly in-tune, MegNeg aftermarket air can allows you to fine tune more than ever before. Providing an even larger negative volume gives you more mid-stroke support, a plusher initial feel, and more bottom out force using less tokens. Go ahead and tune your shock exactly to your ride.
  17. Hello hubbers Wonder if anyone has any idea on how to fix my not so big problem... I have a Rockshox Sid SE (2019) with a motion control damper that has a push-to-unlock remote on it. I ride mostly in the unlocked position but when I do decide to lock out the fork and shock, the fork cable doesn't want to release and gets 'sticky'. I give a little tug on the cable at the damper side and it releases but I can feel that there's quite a bit of friction which is obviously why it doesn't spring back. I took the cable out yesterday and removed the top cap and put a little bit of grease on the cap to try alleviate some friction but it didn't help much. Tried to search the web but can't seem to find any help there obviously because it's a new fork and I think it only comes out on the Trek Top Fuel 2019 models (could be wrong). I've attached a picture of the top cap and can load some more this evening. Any help/advice would be gladly appreciated
  18. Hope someone can assist. I have a RockShox Reba RL fork that needs servicing. Who would be the best to send it to (preferably in the Gauteng South area).
  19. Hey guys, started noticing an annoying creaking sound on my Sid fork, on closer inspection it turns out to be a "ticking" sound. Every time the fork is compressed it makes a tick nose on the left arm, about 1cm into the compression- making the same noise on the return. Needless to say hearing this morse code every half a second is like water torture! Any ideas what this could be? Ps: running it on full compression as I weight 100kg, only about 1000 km on it.
  20. Hey guys, So I just started pulling apart my 2013 Rockshox Reba off a second hand bike I bought recently. I figured it'd be safe to service it, since I don't know when last/if it was serviced. I opened it up to find whats in the pictures. So.. I know its not as bad as it could be.. but how bad is it? I presume there's nothing I can really do about it aside from ride it until it dies. How worried should I be though? Also, does that bushing look normal? I've never opened a fork so I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was a bit surprised by the green dots. Is this how Rockshox bushings look or are they perhaps after market? Cheers
  21. Hey guys After my ride two days ago I noticed the quick release on my front wheel's thru axle was loose. The axle was still sitting tight in the fork. (Rockshox SID fork, 15mm thru axle). Went for another ride yesterday and afterwards noticed I had lost the cam lever completely. (My own fault for not having dealt with the problem before- I admit) Maybe someone can explain how the quick release mechanism within the axle became loose? Then to my actual qustion, any one know where I can source a replacement part or another axle that can be used instead? As RockShox have none of these in stock and will have to wait a month Thanks!
  22. Rockshox BoXXer World Cup Meet the BoXXer designed for the next generation of DH superstars. Built from the ground up for big wheels, the all-new BoXXer gets new lower legs, new upper tubes, and a new MX-inspired crown that allows optimized handlebar height. The new DH-specific DebonAir air spring offers riders the best attributes of coil and air: low breakaway force, mid-stroke support, linear feel, and tunable progression. The new Charger 2 RC2 damper offers independent high and low speed compression adjustment. Features and benefitsNew Charger 2 RC2 damper with independent high and low speed compression adjustment New DH-specific, friction-reducing DebonAir air spring New flat crown lowers handlebar height, compensating for taller wheel and tire combinations New graphics with a BoXXer Red fork colour option MSRP: $1699 | €1889* | £1689* (*Includes VAT) Rockshox BoXXer RC Meet the BoXXer designed for the next generation of DH shredders. Built from the ground up for big wheels, the all-new BoXXer gets new lower legs, new upper tubes, and a new MX-inspired crown that allows optimized handlebar height. The new DH-specific DebonAir air spring offers riders the best attributes of coil and air: low breakaway force, mid-stroke support, linear feel, and tunable progression. The new Charger RC damper brings Charger to a new audience, with a high performing, low maintenance design.Features and benefits New Charger RC cartridge-style, self-bleeding damper New DH-specific, friction-reducing DebonAir air spring New flat crown lowers handlebar height, compensating for taller wheel and tire combinations New graphics MSRP: $1309 | €1449* | £1299* (*Includes VAT) Rockshox Boxxer Charger 2 RC2 Upgrade Kit New Charger 2 RC2 damper with independent high and low speed compression adjustmentsMSRP: $360 | €389* | £347* (*Includes VAT) Rockshox BoXXer DebonAir Upgrade Kit New friction-reducing DebonAir air spring delivers the most responsive forks in RockShox history, maintaining traction in more conditions than ever beforeChange travel on any 2019 BoXXer to 180mm, 190mm or 200mm MSRP: $42 | €47* | £42* (*Includes VAT)
  23. The new SID RLC and SID RL are bigger and burlier but still has an unwavering dedication to lightweight, precision, performance, and speed with a 120 mm option. Also, its new DebonAir air spring keeps the rowdy under complete control whether negotiating rock gardens or hucking off drops. RockShox SID World Cup No mountain bike fork has epitomized success more than SID. More major international race wins than any other fork, an unwavering dedication to light-weight, precision, performance and speed. A fierce commitment to competition. From its dedicated, 100 millimetre travel-specific chassis, new DebonAir air spring and Charger 2 Damper to its precise steering characteristics, and its every-gram-counts attitude — each element of SID’s design is focused on winning. Because whether it’s a gold medal on the line or simple bragging rights, SID’s sole purpose is success. Features and benefits:New friction-reducing DebonAir air spring delivers the most responsive forks and rear shocks in RockShox history, maintaining traction in more conditions than ever before Charger 2 damper with Rebound, Lockout and Low-speed compression adjustment Factory tuned Dig Valve offering mid-stroke support Weight-saving knocked-out magnesium dropouts Carbon-fiber crown steerer – light and stiff TwistLoc and OneLoc remote compatibility MSRP: $999 - 1079 | €1109 - 1199* | £989 - 1069* (*Includes VAT) / RETAIL: MAY 2018 RockShox SID RLC It’s no lie that XC racing has gotten rowdier over the years so SID has grown in size to take on the challenge. The new SID 120 is bigger and burlier but still has an unwavering dedication to light-weight, precision, performance, and speed. Also, its new DebonAir air spring keeps the rowdy under complete control whether negotiating rock gardens or hucking off drops. Features and benefits:New 29” 120mm option New friction-reducing DebonAir air spring delivers the most responsive forks and rear shocks in RockShox history, maintaining traction in more conditions than ever before Charger 2 damper with Rebound, Lockout and Low-Speed compression adjustment Factory tuned Dig Valve offering mid-stroke support TwistLoc and OneLoc remote compatibility MSRP: $779 - 849 | €869 - 939* | £769 - 839* (*Includes VAT) / RETAIL: MAY 2018 RockShox SID RL It’s no lie that XC racing has gotten rowdier over the years so SID has grown in size to take on the challenge. The new SID 120 is bigger and burlier but still has an unwavering dedication to light-weight, precision, performance, and speed. Also, its new DebonAir air spring keeps the rowdy under complete control whether negotiating rock gardens or hucking off drops. Features and benefits:New 29” 120mm option New friction-reducing DebonAir air spring delivers the most responsive forks and rear shocks in RockShox history, maintaining traction in more conditions than ever before Charger 2 damper is lighter and more bump-compliant than original Charger Solid lockout compression adjustment; external rebound damping adjustment TwistLoc and OneLoc remote compatibility MSRP: $559 - 669 | €669 - 739* | £589 - 659* (*Includes VAT) / RETAIL: MAY 2018 RockShox TwistLoc It’s tough to find space for a remote that looks good and lets the rider maintain full control. Enter TwistLoc. Twist to lock, push the button to unlock – on forks, rear shocks or both in tandem. With a consistent grip size and light-touch action, TwistLoc maximizes efficiency while keeping your hand safely on the bar. Features and benefits: Light-touch, ergonomic controls are used more often, meaning an even better, faster ride Compatible with all trigger style dropper post remotes XC, Trail, Enduro, and DH MSRP: $109 | €120* | £107* (*Includes VAT) / RETAIL: JUN 2018
  24. RockShox LYRIK RC2 Enduro stages are steeper, longer and meaner than ever before, and Lyrik RC2 is here to humble them. The new Charger 2 RC2 damper offers independent high and low speed compression adjustment to make molehills out of mountains. The new DebonAir air spring reduces friction from every single moving part, improving bump absorption and response under load, and drastically reducing rider fatigue. New, shorter offset options make Lyrik RC2 compatible with the confidence-inspiring (and smile-inducing) machines being dreamed up by bike designers around the world. FeaturesNew friction-reducing DebonAir air spring delivers the most responsive forks and rear shocks in RockShox history, maintaining traction in more conditions than ever before New graphics with a BoXXer Red fork colour option New Charger 2 RC2 damper with independent high and low-speed compression adjustment, allowing more adjustability than ever before External Rebound damping adjustment Specificiations Travel: 150mm, 160mm, 170mm, 180mm Wheel size: 27.5" BOOST, 29" BOOST Weight: 2,013-2,058g Available spring: DebonAir Adjustment: External begin stroke rebound, low speed compression, high speed compression Steerer: Tapered Offsets: 37mm and 46mm (27.5"), 42mm and 51mm (29") Upper tubes: 35mm tapered wall aluminium Minimum rotor size: 180mm Technologies: Air Guides, BOOST, Bottomless Tokens, Charger , DebonAir, Maxle Ultimate, OneLoc, Rapid Recovery, Sag Gradients, Torque Caps RockShox Yari RC Yari brings Lyrik’s acclaimed look and proven features – 35mm chassis, Fast Black upper tubes and new DebonAir air spring – to a wider audience. The Motion Control damper features Rapid Recovery rebound and its high-speed compression circuit is tuned to match the feeling of the Charger damper. FeaturesNew friction-reducing DebonAir air spring delivers the most responsive forks and rear shocks in RockShox history, maintaining traction in more conditions than ever before Motion Control RC damper tuned to mimic the feel of a Charger damper (low speed compression adjustment) External rebound damping adjustment Specifications Travel: 150mm, 160mm, 170mm, 180mm Wheel size: 27.5" BOOST, 29" BOOST Weight: 2,095-2,141g Available spring: DebonAir Adjustment: External rebound, low speed compression Steerer: Tapered Offsets: 37mm and 46mm (27.5"), 42mm and 51mm (29") Upper tubes: 35mm tapered wall aluminium Maxle: Maxle Ultimate Minimum rotor size: 180mm Technologies: Air Guides, BOOST, Bottomless Tokens, Montion Control, DebonAir, Maxle Ultimate, OneLoc, Rapid Recovery, Sag Gradients, Torque Caps RockShox PIKE RCT3 When RockShox re-launched Pike in 2013, it immediately became the benchmark for Trail and Enduro forks, with a supple and progressive feel that simply could not be matched. To ensure Pike’s continuing domination of the class, we put it on a weight-loss program, added the new Charger 2 damper, included remote options, and gave it a graphic-package makeover that aligns with the all-new chassis design. Riders will benefit from Pike’s increased steering authority – thanks to BOOST-only spacing, stiffness and lighter overall weight – the new friction-reducing DebonAir air spring and the potential to run wider (2.8") tires. FeaturesNew friction-reducing DebonAir air spring delivers the most responsive forks and rear shocks in RockShox history, maintaining traction in more conditions than ever before Charger 2 damper is lighter and more bump-compliant than original Charger, and the adjustment knobs are easier to turn Specifications Travel: 120mm, 130mm, 140mm, 150mm, 160mm Wheel size: 27.5" BOOST, 29" BOOST Weight: 1,827-1899g Available spring: DebonAir Adjustment: External rebound, low speed compression, 3 position compression (open/pedal/firm); External rebound, low speed compression, 2 position remote compression (open/firm) Steerer: Tapered Offsets: 37mm and 46mm (27.5"), 42mm and 51mm (29") Upper tubes: 35mm tapered wall aluminum Maxle: Maxle Ultimate Minimum rotor size: 180mm Technologies: Air Guides, BOOST, Bottomless Tokens, Charger 2, DebonAir, Maxle Ultimate, OneLoc, Rapid Recovery, Sag Gradients, Torque Caps RockShox Revelation RC Revelation has grown, and after representing the original long travel forks, it’s ready to tackle the most demanding trail and enduro rides. The chassis is directly derived from Pike, with 35mm upper tubes for unmatched stiffness and to match the aggressive look of modern trail and enduro bikes. Damping is handled by our proven Motion Control with a specific tune to match Charger’s feeling, with travel options up to 160mm for 27.5" and 150mm for 29". The new DebonAir air spring reduces friction from every single moving part, maintaining traction in more conditions than ever before. FeaturesNew friction-reducing DebonAir air spring delivers the most responsive forks and rear shocks in RockShox history, maintaining traction in more conditions than ever before Motion Control RC tuned to mimic the feel of a Charger damper (low speed compression adjustment to firm) External Rebound damping adjustment OneLoc remote compatibility Specifications Travel: 120mm, 130mm, 140mm, 150mm, 160mm Wheel size: 27.5" BOOST, 29" BOOST Weight: 1,941-2,001g Available spring: DebonAir Adjustment: External rebound, low speed compression; External rebound, 2 position remote compression (open/firm) Steerer: Tapered Offsets: 37mm and 46mm (27.5"), 42mm and 51mm (29") Upper tubes: 35mm tapered wall aluminum Maxle: Maxle Lite Minimum rotor size: 180mm Technologies: Air Guides, BOOST, Bottomless Tokens, Motion Control, DebonAir, Maxle Ultimate, OneLoc, Rapid Recovery, Sag Gradient, Torque Caps RockShox Pike/Revelation and Lyrik/Yari Charger 2 Damper Upgrade KitsCharger 2 is lighter and more bump-compliant than the original Charger RCT3 Crown and RCT Remote options for Lyrik, Pike, and Revelation New Charger 2 RC2 damper available for Lyrik/Yari with independent high and low speed compression (pictured) RockShox DebonAir Air Spring Upgrade KitsNew friction-reducing DebonAir air spring delivers the most responsive forks in RockShox history, maintaining traction in more conditions than ever before Pike/Revelation, grey piston Lyrik/Yari, black piston RockShox Super Deluxe RC3 RockShox Super Deluxe rewrote the rules for rear shocks and now it’s rewriting them again. Changes to the interior surface improve lubrication and accelerate piston movement, so tires stay planted on the ground. Refined rebound damping regulates shaft speed, enhancing rider control and increasing confidence through corners and following high-speed hits. There’s also an expanded range of rebound adjustment, near perfect steps between clicks and a middle adjustment that’s centered between open and closed. FeaturesNew DebonAir friction reductions match RockShox’s forks and improve traction Refined rebound damping enhances rider control Expanded range of external rebound damping adjustment 3-position compression adjustment (Open/Pedal/Lock) RockShox Super Deluxe RCT Solid Threshold adjustment for pedaling performance, compression adjustment to fine tune the ride to any trail and condition, and the proven performance of RockShox’s revolutionary Super Deluxe rear shock in a package that’s ready to tackle any challenge. FeaturesNew DebonAir friction reductions match RockShox’s forks and improve traction Refined rebound damping enhances rider control Expanded range of external rebound damping adjustment 2-position compression adjustment (Open/Pedal) with low speed compression adjustment in Open mode RockShox Super Deluxe Coil RCT Solid Threshold adjustment for pedaling performance, compression adjustment to fine tune the ride to any trail and condition, the unmistakable feel of a coil spring and RockShox’s Super Deluxe design. A unique blend that’s now a reality, to push the benefits of a coil shock to bold new places. FeaturesExternal Rebound damping adjustment 2-position threshold adjustment (Open/Pedal) with low speed compression adjustment in Open mode RockShox Super Deluxe Coil RT Remote Remote rear shocks are no longer reserved to the XC elites – and Super Deluxe Coil RT Remote has already proven it with its 2016 EWS title with Cecile Ravanel. Riders can conserve energy and accelerate faster by switching to the “Threshold” mode, and click back into “Open” for full shredding capabilities. FeaturesExternal Rebound damping adjustment 2-position, remote-operated threshold adjustment (Open/Lock) via OneLoc remote In and Out cable routing RockShox Deluxe RT3 First, we took the proven damping performance of our popular Monarch series and introduced it to a new metric-sized chassis. Increased bushing overlap, a new bushing design and a new scraper seal decreased friction and increased durability. Now we’ve changed the interior surface to improve lubrication and accelerate piston movement – further friction reductions that keep the tires firmly planted on the ground. Again the result is Deluxe. Are you ready to redefine your ride? FeaturesNew DebonAir friction reductions match RockShox’s forks and improve traction 3-position compression adjustment (Open/Pedal/Lock) External rebound damping adjustment RockShox MTB FENDERS Optimized for RockShox forks, RockShox MTB Fenders deliver exceptional protection for your fork, with deep side skirts to keep the mud and debris away from the most vital parts of your fork – and your body. Take your bike’s customization to the next level with nine color offerings made to match RockShox decal packs – or go black-on-black for that minimalist look. MTB Fenders come complete with four beefy zip ties for installation so you can get to the trailhead sooner and shred with much less mess. FeaturesDesigned specifically for RockShox forks Deep side skirts protect stanchions and dust seals from rocks and debris Precisely placed mounting holes make the fender follow the wheel’s contour, minimizing contact when the fork is compressed
  25. What sort of life do you get out of your components? Chain, Chainrings, Cassette, Blades? Would be interesting to see if one brand gets more kilometres / hours than the other. Do cheaper, heavier components last longer? Does anyone even measure their bike maintenance or just replace components when necessary? I usually get around 1200km out of a XX1 chain. 11 000km on a X01 cassette and still riding fine.
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