- Idle speculation – Rock shox Rs-1
When bored at breakfast I quite often browse top end xc bikes just so I dont waste time deciding when my lottery number come up 😳 😆
Noticed that none of the top end complete bikes I’ve been drooling over seem to have RS-1’s specced.
I know there were some comments they weren’t as good as SIDs. Have they fallen out of favour already?Posted 2 years agosteve_b77Member
Conversely I really rather like mine, they’re definitely better than the MY15 Reba RLT’s I had on my previous bike.
The hydraulic lock out is brilliant with it’s adjustable flood gate, so you can get them properly locked out for climbing safe in the knowledge they’ll blow through if you forget to turn it off.
Taking the wheel in and out is a bit of a pain as you’ve got to line the legs up carefully before you put the maxle back in, but other than that I;ve not had an issue.
And they do look superbPosted 2 years agoBreamMember
They are still specced on the 2017 S-Works Epic Di2. I nearly bought them last year, very nearly, in fact I think I would have but for being offered a super deal on a complete that didn’t have them.
They do look nice mind but as others have written above, that’s probably their only strong point when compared to the high end competition.Posted 2 years ago
purely based on magazine reviews I get the impression slightly heavier, slightly flexier but a lot plusher. Personally given the weight of most xc racers* I’d have thought the plushness was a greater benefit than the flex being a detractor, but I think the wieght is a stumbling block
*massive generalisation I know, but I struggle as sub nine stone to get forks nice and supple to start without being wallowyPosted 2 years ago
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