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2012 RockShox Reba RLT 29er Fork

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One of the 29er forks released by RockShox for 2012 is the Reba RLT. Weighing in at only 1584g with a tapered steer tube and 9mm QR dropouts, the new Reba RLT is incredibly lightweight and is just 2g heavier than the SID World Cup XX 29er fork.

With the same new lighter lower chassis used in the SID 29er, the Reba RLT saved weight dropping as much as 150g over the earlier model. Included in the lockout types is the Push Loc or Pop Loc remote. Other changes in the fork are the new sag gradient markers on the stanchions.

Finally, the 2012 RockShox Reba RLT 29er Fork gets a 15mm thru-axle Maxle option for the shorter 80mm and 100mm travel sizes. The only downside is that along with the RL model, the RLT will be an OEM option only at the moment.

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2012 RockShox SID World Cup XX 29er Fork

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Incredibly smooth, the SID World Cup XX from RockShox is one of the best 29er forks for 2012. With a higher volume than earlier models, its air spring gives a little less progressive ramp-up, though having full travel relies on where the sag is set. Its X-Loc remote makes it quite similar to its predecessor.

Though set with only 80mm of travel, this new fork totally rips downhill, thanks to its properly tuned Dual Air spring. Adding to the smoothness of the fork is the high-frequency damping effect of its carbon fiber crown.

The major new feature of the 2012 RockShox SID World Cup XX 29er Fork is the DNA spring tube, which enhances damping performance and consistency. Weighing in at 1582g for the carbon crowned with 15mm Maxle thru-axle version, the fork is incredibly lighter than its 2009 26″ model.

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2012 RockShox 26er Forks

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2012 rockshox 26er forks   2012 RockShox 26er Forks

RockShox offers several 26er forks for 2012. First off is the Reba fork which drops 100g from its 2011 counterpart. With a claimed weight of 1519g, the Reba RLT gets the new sag gradients as well. Getting new graphics, Grover Blue color, and 140mm travel option is the Argyle.

Among all the forks, only the Sektor uses the new Dual Position Coil. It gets both 15mm and 20mm thru-axle options and Motion Control in the RL model. With a new dual crownn model, the Domain fork a new 20mm Maxle option and shares compression knobs with another 26er fork called Boxxer.

With 40mm diameter stanchions, the Totem fork has the largest one among all single crown forks. It has similar features to the Boxxer and another 26er fork called the Lyrik, such as the Dual Position Air option. With many options to choose from, the 2012 RockShox 26er Forks are definitely…

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2012 RockShox 29er Forks- Revelation and Recon

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Revelation and Recon are two of the new 29er forks released by RockShox for 2012. Weighing at 1806g, the Revelation fork takes pride in its 140mm of travel, 20mm Maxle Lite thru axles, and the new Motion casino online Control DNA.

More lightweight than the Revelation is the Recon fork, which weighs only 1,755g for the Gold TK Solo Air model. The Recon carries more of the higher-end features, which include the Solo Air, Turnkey lockout that comes with an alloy knob.

As compared to the plastic XC forks, the alloy knob offers better quality. The Recon fork has a forged hollow alloy crown as well. Indeed, both the 2012 RockShox 29er Forks- Revelation and Recon are constructed with topnotch qualities.

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2011 RockShox Monarch Plus RC3

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The 2011 Monarch Plus RC3 from RockShox sends a message of pure traction for all-mountain biking. Available in spring, it is a union of two key features, the Solo Air Spring and the damper design that’s inspired from the Vivid Air damping system.

The spring uses air pressure for adjustment that goes through the Schrader valve. The new damping system comes with a three-position compression adjustment and a Dual Flow rebound. The forged aluminum body and shaft makes for a lightweight ensemble that makes downhill riding faster.

Sag gradients can be found on the upper tubes of the fork as well as on its damper body. Configurations for the Monarch Plus RC3 are:190 x 50mm (7.5×2.0”), 200 x 50 or 57mm (7.875×2.0 or 2.25”), 216 x 63mm (8.5×2.5”), 222 xx 66mm (8.75×2.6”).

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RockShox Lyrik RC2 DH

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RockShox gives us updates for 2011, which includes the Lyrik RC2 DH fork, geared for mountain bikes. Lyrik RC2 DH features a 20mm Maxle Lite axel with SRAM X0 color-match graphics, adding up to its style.

It has available springs to choose from, each possessing their own weight: 2-Step (5.27lbs)/Coil U-Turn (5.34lbs)/Solo Air (4.80lbs)/Coil (5.22lbs). The RC2 DH uses aluminum 1 1/8”, 1.5”, a tapered steerer with a forged, hollow AI 66 TV crown.

Lyrik RC2 DH is equipped with a Mission Control DH damping, which is of dual flow rebound. Color options varying from Black/White or Diffusion Black.

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2011 RockShox SID RLT

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2011 rockshox sid rlt 300x300   2011 RockShox SID RLTThe RockShox SID RLT has been updated for 2011. It now has 2 chassis options available, the 120mm and the 80/100mm travel. It has a lightweight PowerBulge lower bushing system and a 15mm Maxle Lite option. There’s a disc brake hose guide and a tapered carbon fiber crown steerer.

The RockShox SID RLT 120mm travel fork weighs 3.27lbs while the 80-100mm fork slimmed down to 2.97lbs. BlackBox Dual Air springs and a Motion Control damping system is in place. With a forged crown made from hollow AL66 TV Aluminum, the RockShox SID RLT goes well with Monarch and Ario rear shock.

The 2011 RockShox SID RLT has 32mm upper tubes from 7000 series straight wall aluminum material. They have been anodized with sag gradients. The maximum rotor size is 185mm and comes in colors black and white with new graphics.

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