Rockshox Upside Down Carbon Rigid Teaser Pic?
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
Posted 3 years ago
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 stiffnessPosted 3 years agoDanWMember
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…Posted 3 years ago
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