New Rockshox Forks for 2016!

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News of the 2016 versions of the Rockshox reached us today. No earth-shattering news of new models as such, but apparently the Recon, Sektor, and 30 are all going to be lighter. They may not be the blingiest, most featherweight of bike bits, but they are often a worthy upgrade for entry level hardtails.

In 27.5 flavour, they’re all air sprung with tapered steerers. Other deets:

Recon Silver:
Weight: 1960g
Travel options: 80mm, 100mm, 120mm
Stanchions: 32mm steel

Sektor Silver RL:
Weight: 2190g
Travel options: 130mm, 140mm, 150mm
Stanchions: 32mm steel

30 Gold RL:
Weight: 1841g
Travel options: 80mm, 100mm, 120mm
Stanchions: 30mm aluminium

David Hayward

Singletrack Contributor

David started mountain biking in the 90’s, by which he means “Ineptly jumping a Saracen Kili Racer off anything available in a nearby industrial estate”. After growing up and living in some extremely flat places, David moved to Yorkshire specifically for the mountain biking. This felt like a horrible mistake at first, because the hills are so steep, but you get used to them pretty quickly.

Previously, David trifled with road and BMX, but mountain bikes always won. He’s most at peace battering down a rough trail, quietly fixing everything that does to a bike, or trying to figure out if that one click of compression damping has made things marginally better or worse. The inept jumping continues to this day.

Comments (2)

    I have noticed that steel legs can have less stiction, so that might be a nice bonus on these forks.

    STW Budget fork round-up? There seems to be some action on the heavy heavy prices recently from the major brands, and a few newcomers trying to stick it to ’em as well.

    For me, a quality budget forks and brakes was what got me into MTB and MTB fettling.

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