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  • dirtyrider
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    RAC’s didn’t come with stanchion guards

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Weren’t light either, although that was the original plan! If these are a SID replacement we’ll be right away!

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    Video just been posted on the RS youtube channel (wagon wheel content):

    [video]http://youtu.be/AsbjxE_YUZE[/video]

    dave_h
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    Marzocchi RAC?

    Ha ha ha. Old hat.

    Video just been posted on the RS youtube channel (wagon wheel content):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsbjxE_YUZE

    In reality its aimed at the recreational couple then ?

    daveh
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    Doesn’t look like it moves much!

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    It didn’t need to.

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    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sW0auLo5bpg#t=178[/video]

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    loads of info, only 1,800 dollars ;~)

    The fork is only being produced in 29? format, available with SoloAir spring, three travel options (80/100/120mm) and a tapered carbon chassis and steerer. Despite a phenomenally light weight of 1.666 grams (3.67lbs) RockShox claims the RS-1 to be stiff, precise and overall a great performer. Only about 50 grams heavier than a SID XX World Cup

    First Ride: RockShox RS-1 Inverted Suspension Fork 2015

    fr0sty125
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    So you have to use SRAM hubs this feels to me like an attempt by SRAM to get people to buy their wheels…

    11 Speed need x-drive hub
    RS-1 fork need SRAM front hub

    Dave
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    The hub design has been licenced to DT Swiss too so far…

    At last here’s the news about Rockshox RS-1

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    I’m out personally, heavier and more expensive than a SID World Cup, plus requires a proprietary hub.

    If they’d managed lighter and stiffer maybe, but seems weird to market it as an XC race fork when it’s USP is the stiffness, seems adding 20mm to the stantions and the travel and crossing into ‘trail’ territory would have been more prudent!

    Edit: 1572g claimed for a SID WC with Maxle-Lite, so it’s nearly 100g heavier, plus the hub. Don’t hear many XC racers complaining about stiffness

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    Despite a phenomenally light weight of 1.666 grams (3.67lbs)

    That’s not very phenomenal! Adequately or moderately would have been better terms. Don’t get me wrong it is light, but it’s not phenomenally light.

    fr0sty125
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    I think njee20 is right if it is stiff then they should have made it 120mm for the 29er Trail/light AM bikes such as the Whyte T-129….

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    Seems odd as all the bikes it’s been photographed on seem of that ilk – I’ve yet to see it on an XC race bike! Spesh Camber, Trek Rumblefish etc.

    Odd indeed!

    The fork is only being produced in 29? format

    Oh dear.

    That shark has already jumped…!

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    if it is stiff

    The thing is, rock shox seem to be using statements like “stiff enough” so they aren’t even heralding the stiffness of the fork, which suggests it is no better for stiffness either.

    It is starting to look like it actually offers no advantage at all.

    gee
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    It’s starting to look a lot like the Marzocchi RAC which was similar in intention (XC race, upside down) but ended up being heavy, just like this… So it died.

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    My thoughts exactly!

    daveh
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    No emails sent as too busy unpacking boxes..?

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    If you ignore the price, it’s a fork for the riding that nearly everyone does for fun, rather than a XC race fork, no?

    DanW
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    Looks like all the disadvantages that people normally discount Leftys for (high price, new hub, “unique” looks) but without the advantages such the low weight and I’d be incredibly surprised if it was as stiff as a Lefty…. which is just ridiculously stiff. Pinkbike seemed positive about the fork but noted the small bump sensitivity was poor yet didn’t feel this was much of a negative. Odd for an USD fork wwhere small bump performance is usually one of the theoretical gains. That is of course besides the other isseues already mentioned here. Doesn’t grab me in the slightest! If anyone can sell this fork with good marketing over the reality of the thing, it is SRAM…

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    The thing I thought was most interesting about the RS-1 press release was the 32mm bottomless tokens, which it was stated will fit Rebas/SIDs/Revs. Whether that’s 2015 forks, of course…

    Anyone know if the air top cap on the above has an internal thread?

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    Looks like the RS-1 was at least in the pits at Cairns. Was it actually raced?

    dirtyrider
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    email of tftuned – can preorder at £1199 – expect sub £1000 from zee Germans

    tightywighty
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    email of tftuned – can preorder at £1199 – expect sub £1000 from zee Germans

    That’s £280 more than the top of the range SIDs isn’t it? 😯

    Seems a lot considering the lack of worthwhile benefits.

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    they do seem determined not to fit stanchion guards.

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    That’s £280 more than the top of the range SIDs isn’t it?

    Yep, about that, for a fork that’s heavier (and then requires a heavier hub). Where do I sign up…

    julianwilson
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    How much will the proprietary tool to remove/service the damper cost on top of that? And the hub/wheel of course.

    dirtyrider
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    in stock at zee german shops, around £1100

    jmatlock
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    Looks amazing, would look even better on the front of my Camber but that is HUGE money.

    Does it come with a hub or would I need to factor in a whole new front wheel?

    Its just so nice.

    fr0sty125
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    RS clearly did great with the Pike but I really see the point of this fork.

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    Its just so nice.

    And that I expect is why they’ll sell even if they’re not functionally better.

    dirtyrider
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    hubs separate

    LoCo
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    Due into the UK middle of next month at £1415 RRP, can supply if anybody wants them, almost ordered myself a set but needed forks quick so ended up with Rev RCT3 lowered to 110mm 😉

    jmatlock
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    Has it been confirmed by anyone who has ridden one that its ‘not functionally better’

    Or are we guessing?

    The only real world facts are the price.

    If they would hurry up an release an offical 120mm Pike I would be happy with that!

    fr0sty125
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    All I can see is that they are expensive but somehow too heavy for an XC race bike. That leaves a pimp 120mm 29er trail bike but will it actually be stiff enough?

    LoCo
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    We’ve converted a number of Pikes to 120mm too 😉

    I have found sids a bit flexy, at 14 stone and 6’3″ but not ‘bad’ flex, just prefer the stiffer revs setup properly

    legend
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    jmatlock – Member
    Has it been confirmed by anyone who has ridden one that its ‘not functionally better’

    I’m sure the people that line up to pay £1,400 will assure you that they’re better

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