Lauf fork

Lauf Trail Racer 29 fork

A truly light, ugly-ducking of a fork. But is it a functional swan?

July 18th, 14 0 843 Categories: Forks, Premier

PIkes

RockShox Pike RCT3 150 Solo Air 29in/27.5 fork

Go-to trail fork of the year?

January 3rd, 14 0 2,256 Categories: Forks, Premier, Recommended

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Marzocchi 44 MicroTi 29in fork

Bombers? Own them!

September 18th, 13 0 2,117 Categories: Forks, Premier

Grinder-30

Niner Carbon Rigid RDO Fork

A performance rigid fork,? Chipps checks out the carbon and Maxle’d RDO

August 8th, 13 0 1,448 Categories: Forks, Premier

X-Fusion Vengeance HLR (leaning a bit due to compression adjusters under the right hand leg!)

X-Fusion Vengeance HLR

Benji tests an all mountain fork from X-Fusion that promises a lot – but does it deliver?

February 16th, 12 0 7,449 Categories: Forks

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Fox 36 Float 160 FIT RLC

Jonny’s verdict on 160mm of golden legged, vulpine air travel for big hitting duties..

August 20th, 10 19 17,524 Categories: Forks, Recommended

DT Swiss XMC100 - the crown and adjusters.

DT Swiss XMC100

This fork arrived too late for inclusion in Singletrack Mountain Bike Magazine issue 58′s XC fork group test. So here it is online as promised…

July 14th, 10 4 11,809 Categories: Forks, Recommended

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Rock Shox Lyrik Solo Air

Standing in the queue for the bike-park gondola I compared my Solo Air to a triple-clamp fork on someone else’s late 90’s downhill bike. With 35mm stanchions the single crown Lyric made the other fork look weedy. To have a fork that is as strong as Popeye, literally bulging in the fork lowers to accommodate big bushings, while staying relatively light (2313g) is just fantastic.

June 1st, 09 6 11,439 Categories: Forks, Recommended

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Magura Durin

Looking around at the number of dedicated XC forks you’d be forgiven for thinking fork manufacturers had decided that the market was dead and that we all need 160mm forks on all our bikes. Admittedly the need for 80mm forks isn’t what it was so it’s nice when someone, in this case Magura, comes along and makes one. And does a good job of it too.

May 29th, 09 8 5,840 Categories: Forks

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