First Look: Suntour Rux DH Fork Prototype

Mar 8, 2012 at 4:07
Mar 8, 2012
by Mike Levy  
 
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Garett Buehler, Knolly's big mountain shredder, stopped by Pinkbike headquarters with his Podium that had Suntour's prototype Rux WERX downhill fork bolted to the front of it. The 8" travel fork shares the same Rux moniker as a previous model, but is actually an entirely new beast.


Suntour Rux Fork
Suntour's all-mountain Durolux fork has been well received by riders and media alike, including here on Pinkbike, but they have also been working hard behind the scenes on the newest Rux, a long travel dual crown fork for the downhillers out there. While the fork pictured on the front of Buehler's bike isn't yet a production unit (and Suntour hasn't chosen a release date), we can expect the 8" travel fork to employ the same 38mm stanchions once it becomes available to the public. An MSRP has also not been decided upon, but we can assume that it will retail for a sensible amount given Suntour's competitive pricing

Damping duties are handled by a long travel version of Suntour's RC2 cartridge, with external adjustments for both low and high speed compression, as well as rebound. The cartridge is a sealed, full aluminum unit that keeps the damping oil separate from the lubrication fluid, but is also fully serviceable by the consumer. The RC2 cartridge also receives Suntour's QSP (Quick Service Product) designation, meaning that it can be pulled out and swapped quickly if an issue does arise.

Suntour Rux details:
• New dual crown DH fork model
• 200mm of travel (internally adjustable)
• 38mm stanchion tubes
• RC2 damping cartridge (sealed, serviceable)
• Air sprung w/ volume adjusting spacers for a linear or progressive feel
• Externally adjustable rebound, separate low and high speed compression
• Direct mount stem compatible top crown
• Weight: TBA
• MSRP: TBA
• Release date: TBA


Suntour Rux DH fork

The left fork leg houses the Rux's air spring, with its schrader valve hidden under the anodized aluminum top cap. The fork employs a volume adjustment system via removable spacers, allowing riders to create a more progressive or linear stroke depending on the conditions. While this system isn't as user friendly as a external volume adjustment dial, it likely uses much simpler internals to accomplish the same goal. Compression adjustments are made by turning the anodized blue and grey dials atop the right fork leg, with rebound found at the bottom of the same leg.


Suntour Rux DH fork

The Rux offers enough tire clearance for even the largest volume tires that are currently out there (left). The fork's 20mm thru-axle system doesn't require any tools, but it does differ from Suntour's tool-less Q-Loc axle clamp in that it has been designed to provide more clamping force.


Suntour Rux DH fork

The Rux's top crown uses a standard direct mount stem pattern that allows you to choose from the large selection of aftermarket choices.



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182 Comments

  • + 159
 Suntour used to be shit, in recent years they've managed to hit the DJ and AM market and succeed. Who knows they could do it with this. And knowing them it'll be an affordable alternative.
  • + 64
 And don't forget the XC market, the Suntour Axon Werx fork has spent a lot of time on the World Cup XC Podium.
  • + 46
 Lets hope they keep making great forks and remove themselves from the "halfords bike" image. They are doing the right thing that's for sure.
  • + 23
 genuinely hope this is actually good, be refreshing to see another contender on the market
  • + 5
 Durolux is real good for something so inexpensive and simple. I have one.
  • + 15
 Im really loving how suntour have just turned their game around! its like a rags to riches story unfolding in front of you.
  • + 2
 Price range will be high enough to think about adding a bit and get fox or boxxer instead. But partnership with famous dh names could make these popular too.
  • + 10
 Halford's = Wal-Mart (or something like that...)

For the Ameereecans that don't know! ;-)

I CAN'T WAIT to see this thrashed, btw. This is a new year for MTBing, for sure!
  • - 39
 The looks of that thing screams boxxer... I hope it don't have the same failure rate! Rolleyes especially with how weak that lowwer crown looks.
  • - 3
 I've been waiting to see a Suntour Fork for a while, and they own marzocchi which still make amazing forks so im looking forward to testing some!!
  • + 4
 Their cranksets are still quite bad but their forks are picking up nicely!
  • - 3
 @joemtbftw Tenneco own Marzocchi
  • - 1
 That arch looks way too thin... And I am not really keen on Suntour, like people said before, they used to be shit, but that doesn't mean they are great...
  • + 13
 Suntour have been making entry level products... someones gotta make these and it doesn't mean they are shit. Just a different market.
  • + 8
 @pperini Tenneco sold the bicycle division of Marzocchi to Suntour fairly recently.
  • + 5
 Am I the only one who has a sort of mental block against Suntour and would probably go with another brand regardless of which pros are being paid to use it? I know it's completely ridiculous though, this looks like a sweet fork and their other offerings have got a lot of positive feedback.
  • + 22
 I understand where that block comes from, but everyone needs to get over it. Suntour has been making world class suspension for more than a few years now, and their new AM/Freeride forks are definitely top quality. They've also produced many top of the line forks for other companies, and their Axon Werx XC fork has something like 14 or 15 World Cup wins. That's not the kind of thing you need to block. Yes they do make entry level products, but so do every other suspension manufacturer as well, that's got nothing to do with how their high end stuff works...
  • + 4
 Could you cite your sources of Marzocchi being sold? The Marzocchi website still has Tenneco logo in the corner. And my googling came up with nothing.
  • + 3
 The Axon Werx has not just a dozen plus World Cup event wins but also World Championship wins.
  • + 13
 Xfusion best get their double crown out, or at least start teasing us with it because it looks like there is going to be some competition on the affordable side.
  • + 1
 You guys understand also the Garret Buehler is riding with these. I think they probably take a beating.
  • + 2
 @fraserbritton hm..weird..cuz if u open the 2012 marzocchi website the Tenneco logo is still there, and yes the website is new for 2012...
  • + 6
 I rate Suntour really highly now, they've really stepped up their game. Need to work on the bump-stops though haha!
  • + 3
 I'm excited for this fork! And I did a little research about SR Suntour owning Marzocchi. From what I read on an mtbr.com forum Tenneco owns Marzocchi but the forks are made in a Suntour factory hence the forks being "designed" but no longer made in Italy.
  • + 1
 biker buddy of mine took an older 888 completely apart one day when he was trying to modify it... "SUNTOUR" labels were on some of the bigger internal items on that 888.
  • - 2
 This arguement is as dumb as trying to get kony to take the infant out of infantry . suntour is getting alot better. looks like a pretty solid price. knowing suntour it probaly wont cost a arm and a leg either .
  • + 2
 Remember Suntour SUPERBE Pro? that stuff was the bomb..... where it's made, how it's made, l don't care... if it's good stuff, l'll ride it.
  • + 2
 I still have lots of suntour xc-pro thumbshifters and several derailleurs. Bike parts from back in the late 80s/early 90s simply lasted better than things made more recently. Same goes for Deore DX, Deore XT and XTR components from back then.
  • + 1
 does marz or suntour sell just the top crown only? hoping these guys do so I can get a 38mm standard mount top crown for my 888
  • + 2
 They almost remind me of a mixture between Marzoochi 888's and RockShox Boxxer's which, are two excellent forks in my opinion. I would love to run this fork, just looks amazing.. and does anyone know if any of there other forks are heavy?
  • + 1
 Fraser Britton, you are so wrong man, I'll tell the true story of what is happening with Marzocchi and Suntour.
Yes, sin Marzocchi moved their production to Taiwan, they outsourced the production on Suntour hands, that's not new and everybody with some knowledge on the biz knows it.
What happenned is that Suntour this year wanted to buy Marzocchi. People from Tenneco said No, then Suntour did a move almost from mafia story, they said to Tenneco: "Or you sell us Marzocchi or we stop producing them for you"
On this situation Tenneco did not sell Marzocchi, they just burnt bridges with Suntour and they outsourced the manufacturing with another company in Taiwan, with the difference that Marzocchi Technic staff is controlling the production all the time now, and as one of the managers of Marzocchi explained me, the idea is in a near future to stablish an own Marzocchi factory in Taiwan, then no more Outsourced Manufacturing, and as in the begginning, fork 100% made by Marzocchi, but this time just in another location, there in Taiwan.
Cheers!
  • + 1
 So then why did most of the head people leave Marzoochi and make DVO?
  • + 1
 Who left Marzocchi?
As far as I know, Pablo Perez is still the General Director, at least the last time I called him about 1 month ago
  • + 1
 Everyone talking here has a different idea about what has happened with Marzocchi, and some of you are close, but none of you really know for certain. Once it's been announced officially we'll report on it, but for now I'll just say that Marzocchi is still Marzocchi with different production and factory, and Marzocchi USA has changed almost completely. It's all politics and business, we'll see if the quality of their forks change for next year, this year they've been awesome.

@Brandoncoughlin and @annimaxdh, as far as I know Marzocchi head office hasn't changed much, most of the change has been at Marzocchi USA, which has been a huge integral part of their bicycle division, as I said above we'll see what happens...
  • + 1
 The people that have left and started DVO can all be seen here
  • + 1
 US is not the center of the world this time, even owned by the prestigious Tenneco, Marzocchi main hq are in Italia, and the most important decisions are taken there.
I started conversations with higher position crew of Marzocchi since last Eurobike, including the General Director and the OEM International Sales Manager, who explained me the whole story.
By the moment they did not disclosed who will handle the production for the 2014 line, but yet they let me know the north they are following, that is to stablish their own Marzocchi factory and production in Taiwan, to not depend or lay functions in anyone external of the company.
The Changes in Marzocchi USA, even if are very important cuz is a lot of R&D and close cooperation with riders, is not something vital for the company, as far as the experience show me, and shown in many cases through the history, nobody is indispensable, in a business, anyone can be replaced, and I guess this shaking of the tree in Marzocchi US, will give space for new talents to show up.
Cheers!
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  • + 15
 Weird how a 40 can look way more beef than something just 2mm less. I'm sure this is going to be a hot product obviously due to it's competitive pricing, relitive low weight(speculation from pictures and other models against top suspension companies), and surprisingly nobody's had the nerve to bash a reinvented company as I see them
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  • + 13
 People seem to forget suntour also produces parts for the the other named forks you guys on here love. There is a difference between their high end and OEM just like every suspension brand, their durolux fork was very good. I wouldn't be surprised if this is just as good as the boxxer WC
  • + 9
 Just as good as a Boxxer? If it comes from the fork with ovalized lowers and no lubricating oil and requires new seals after 3 days in Whistler, is over damped and sticky like honey, leaks constantly and wears out the coating on the stanchions while generally feeling like shit after a factory rebuild it will be as good as the 2010 Boxxer was when it came out. That's a hard act to follow.
  • + 0
 boxxers are messy heap of shit in general, but all the problems you mention stem from the fact you rode it with the ovalized lowers, that's your own fault. and everyone quit bitching about the damping range of the r2c2 damper, if you don't like it there are shimz inside to tinker with, it is also your own fault you don't know how to set it up. having said all this, i still think that the boxxer chassis i total crap . 10cc of oil and shitty seals in proprietary dimensions killed it.
  • + 6
 So what you're saying is because my lowers were ovalized from the factory, it's my fault for riding my brand new fork without sending it in for warranty first? It's probably my fault as well that I didn't do a full tear down to add oil, replace the seals, modify the tolerances on the rebound assembly, ovehaul the compression assembly and order new lowers before I mounted it on my bike.

How the hell do you figure it's my fault that the fork was such a piece of shit. Oh, hang on, I think I figured it out on my own. The Boxxer I had before it was a piece of shit, as were the 2 before that, so you're right, it's my fault for buying another one thinking it would have quality control this time.

If there was nothing to bitch about the 'damping range' (which was mostly poor tolerance in the rebound assembly causing a lot of stiction) then why did they issue new parts to replace the 'obsolete' ones? I had that thing apart to do more maintenance than any other bike part in the history of my riding, so don't point the finger at me.

In 20 years of mountain biking the biggest pile of shit I ever owned was a Boxxer 2010. My 2007 was not far behind and I can't say much good about my 2000 and 2002 Boxxer either. Although Marz has a dark period in 2008/9, I've had many of their forks including a Z1, Mr T, Shiver DC, two Shiver SC's, a 888 and now a new 888, 55 and 44. I've replaced seals exactly once and replaced oil twice. A single crown shiver went 4 years (including 2 season of DH racing/riding) with no seal or oil change and still felt better than any RS product ever did. Not one single RS I've owned has been without serious flaws.
  • + 4
 yeah man, if you realized it worked like shit and there was something wrong with it, you should have sent it in, not ride it to the point the stanchion coating wears off but it's definitely not your fault that it came that way. rs's are generally big steaming piles of shit but people seem to either not care that boxxers are crappy or don't know how the suspension should work so rs is selling a shitload of them...
  • + 2
 yes yes i am feeling this one they suck big piles of poo! i bought mine from a very well known tuning company and they had already been "tuned" rode them till i could put all my weight over the front of the bike and they would not move in! no matter how many lower lubes i done still shit! took em back and i got told I twisted the lowers! took them away after paying another 110 pounds to have them re serviced they still took all my weight and would not budge! had them professionally checked and they were not twisted so back i went and guess what? the hole in the cartridge side has been drilled off centre! so new lowers and happy days right? NO CHANCE! after three rides getting sticky again so back i go and after three days i get them back as supple as any fork i have ever had! turns out the holes are drilled out wrong on every single pair of boxxers! you can feel it worse on the r2c2 because the lower rod inside the leg is thicker and does not bend so easily! that is why they ramp up so much! dont believe me? next time you do a lower lube insert the cartridge leg with the lower rod pushed three quarters in and shove it down to the bottom of the lowers and i bet its out of line with the location hole in the lower!
  • + 1
 So you have owned many Boxxers before and they all were junk so you keep buying more ? GENIUS
  • + 1
 i am done here. if you like buying 100$ worth of junk for 1-2K$, you're welcome.
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  • + 10
 I hope it is an awesome fork. Mainly just to make the market competitive and bring the prices down on other manufacturers. It is ridiculous that I can buy a dirt bike with suspension a motor and hydro brakes for less than current mt bikes.
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  • + 7
 Back in the day , Suntour was the innovator and Shimano was the catch-up. They developed the "micro-drive" drivetrain, that set the standard for all MTB 's today along with other early innovations. I hope they do well.
  • + 0
 what about campagnolo?
  • + 1
 Don't believe they ever entered the MTB market. any road bike innovations all came from mountain biking as well.
  • + 1
 Campy was in the mtb market for a little while in the late 80's and early 90's. Road bikes also existed long before mountain bikes did, so your last statement seems a bit off.
  • + 1
 Didn't know that about Campy, they mustn't have made much of an impression in the MTB world. Yes road bikes were way before, but most all recent innovations on the road came from subsequent mountain bike development. Threadless head sets, bottom brackets, frame material to name a few. It's all good my friend!
  • + 1
 boron fiber? eh no not really, carbon fiber? i doubt that mtb was even around when it came out in like the 80's, I'm saying you cant ignore campy who came out with the derailleur, QR, and then making the derailleur spring push down instead of up
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  • + 7
 they look pretty dam mint i would buy one , shit from the first pic i thorght they were like 40mm stantions haha Smile keep up the good work sr suntor
  • + 3
 They're 38mm.... Close enough. They look nice and big though.
  • + 24
 Its not all about how big your stuff is Wink
  • + 13
 Its all about how you use it Wink yeahh yeahhh
  • + 9
 Its not about the size. Its how you use it. But in all seriousness this fork is looking like it could be a winner, and also could be what the industry needs. More companies like x-fusion, and now SR-suntour to be putting out quality suspension product for a good competitive price. Hopefully companies catch on and take the same steps! Companies like fox and rock shox have built such a name for themselfs that people are willing to pay a huge mark up for their product, where as companies like SR-suntour and X-fusion are pumping out suspension products equally as good for a fraction of the cost.. I will definetely try to get my hands on one to try out!
  • + 3
 Yeah, with the rumours of a x-fusion dual crown fork and marzo that seems to be releasing good products once again, the customer would have 5 top dh fork to choose from instead of just 2. Hopefully the quality will go up and/or prices will go down.
  • + 0
 i wouldnt go as far as to say that it would be as good as a 40 or 888 rc3 or even a boxxer for the forseeable future they will allways be the best three for performance but it prob wouldnt be a million miles off.. especially when you concider how much cheaper it will be and with its adjustable volume and progression stroke you should be able to set it up to feel pretty smooth
  • + 1
 Actually if you splash the cash, nothing competes with BOSS apparently....
  • + 2
 Here in BC it's just a shootout between 40/Dorado/Boxxer if you go to whistler or the races but the 888 seems to be coming back since the explody years, at the races anyways. Marz has a good service center in BC which helps. Lets recap tho... Fox40-40mm/888-38mm/RUX-38mm/Dorado-36mm/Boxxer-35mm ... I wonder what xfusion will choose. plus from what i know it isnt stanchion width its wall thickness added to crown and axle configuration. remember that crazy ass foes hub on the f1 how big was that thing.
  • + 1
 @alazamanza you never know. They already do internals for other companies, it's not like it's their first shot at this. They've been into the suspension market for a while so they have the expertise too. I also heard a lot of positive reviews on the durolux. A lot of people talked shit about x-fusion on here and now that the reviews are coming out it seems like the vengeance and their rear shock they reviewed here is actually better than some of the products fox has been releasing and at a better price on top of it. I'm not saying they're the best, but I wouldn't be surprised if they could compete with the current top forks. Only time will tell...
  • + 1
 Looks awesome but they should come up with some more creative graphics
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 They look REALLY good. I have not ridden any of their stuff but it looks great. I would definately give it a go. My only concern is the adjuster on the bottom of the leg...its VERY exposed. I found this with the brilliant '06'07' Marz 888 RC2X...i went through 3 carts on that fork because the adjuster would get struck by a rock snapping off the adjuster rod for the cart. Either a fox 40 style cap/cover would do or build a shield into the fork leg. Either way, something needs to be done to protect it.

I cant wait to see what price these come out at.
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  • + 2
 Suntour's really going big. I never thought they were gonna make another DH fork. From what I remember, I was still a kid when they had the older Rux model. I was about 14 that time. I hope they succeed in this fork. Now their line up is complete from XC to DH. Now I can really build a DH bike on a budget without any excuses..
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  • + 5
 I remember a time where suntour was the choice for " index thumb shifting" .........COOL!
  • + 1
 I had a Suntour drivetrain on my roadie - gold rings and cassette. Nice.
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  • + 3
 Aren't marzicchi forks produced in the same factory in taiwan now? I think that's why they share the same 38mm platform. I'm looking forward to a review. We don't get new dual crown forks on the market everyday...
  • + 2
 no not in the same factory,
  • + 5
 Zocchi internals are made by SR-suntour if that gives any hints to how this fork may ride.
  • + 3
 sidermang i beg to differ marzo has a open cartridge while the SR has a closed one Wink i probbably feels like a boxxer
  • + 1
 The 2008-2009 Marz 66/888 RC3 cartridge was sealed, no home tuning. The 2010 and on isn't sealed, has a removable shim stack you can adjust compression.
  • + 1
 SR-suntour probably took some design ques from marzocchi on the Cartridge. But for now one can only speculate how it will ride untill we can actually get our hands on it and try it for our selfs.
  • + 3
 Its going to be smooth! I have the Durolux and the internal damper is very well designed. Its only has low speed and rebound so with the added highspeed compression its going to be fun. This fork shares a similar air spring which I run very progressive like explained in the article and it takes big hits great. I have no doubt this fork is going to rock! RideOn!
  • + 1
 while suntour and zocchi are owned by the same company its only zocchis budget forks that borrow suntour internals, but it wouldnt surprise me if theres a little zocchi dna inside the dampers on this thing
  • + 2
 Yes, you totally true. The dampers on the lower end Marzocchi's are gas charged units that work well but you cant adjust them. The damper here on this new fork and the Durolux or any of Suntor's line are very easy to take apart change the oil and adjust to your personal needs, just as Marz's open bath system. This is indeed a top contender! RideOn!
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  • + 3
 I bought some of their cheapo XC forks, they were about £50, been using them for over a year no problems, not serviced them once and they are still running smooth.
  • + 3
 Me too !! I was expecting them to break then I'd just bin them, but they keep on rocking.
  • - 15
 "running smooth" - I'd love to see that... It's not just about the fork-not-breaking-in-half, it's about how the fork is working. And don't get me wrong, but a 50 pound fork probably only has a greased coil and some rubber in it, so you cannot really say that it works flawless, because it has got nothing in it that could not work. So or is it "working", or it is broken in half.
  • + 3
 Well...no.

The left leg contains the spring and pre-load unit. The right leg contains the nitrogen damper and the lock-out gubbins.

So....no.....you're totally mis-informed actualy.

www.pinkbike.com/photo/6338217

and I paid £30 for mine, used off ebay.
  • + 1
 lol im not going to deny that the durolux isnt actually a bad fork but my mate had something like that i think it was an xcr and as he rode through rough section his lockout turned itself on!!!! those cheap ones are not good forks... the end!!!
  • + 2
 The XCRs are cheaper still... I had a Suntour X100 (a GT tuned variant of the one Boo86 linked to) on my old GT avalanche that withstood 5 years of battering with zero maintenance, and still feels decent. It was never buttery, but for such a cheap fork I was impressed.
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  • + 1
 Still going for air springs, and that QLOC is clearly different. Major props to SR Suntour in stepping up. Maybe that's the fork in some scenes of Doerfling's latest vid. Of course some are the 888s but in a few scenes the fork looks different than a 888.
  • + 3
 To add, there's this major test for the new RUX: Rampage. Perfect timing.
  • + 1
 Oh ya, I want to see them go huge at rampage. I too love the air spring the Durolux has, its plush and keeps me happy by never bottoming out! RideOn buddy!
  • + 1
 My dream for them has been realized!! Awww yeeeeeaaa!
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 correct me if i am wrong but suntour have been making rockshox for years the same as xfusion was the makers behind fox except they have now thought hold on why are we making this stuff for other people to make the money?? and have now started stepping forward and making their own stuff, with the years of making forks and shocks i would rather buy off suntour xfusion even though i do own fox Frown and i have snapped nut on the lower leg, look what they have done quick release awesome i can't wait to see these things go i think they will be the shit Smile
  • + 2
 Someone makes Rockshox forks but (SRAM doesn't actually make hardly anything themselves... they have no actual factories they own, everything is made under contract, they have some facilities for making prototypes to do R&D but that's it) it wasn't Suntour before... it was Spinner. X-Fusion makes forks for Specialized (among others). The problem with suspension fork manufacturing, is how you define "making" the product... The internals are usually machined at one place, the crown's being in almost always forged aluminium come from someplace else, the cast magnesium lowers another place, the stanchions another, and then someplace else assembles it all together.
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  • + 1
 When you do something right and you care about the people, you love them and really care about how they feel, your really listening to them and responding without neglect.. The people will turn favorably in your direction.. This is the second fork that I like from Suntour... This is a first to say that about Suntour...
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 38 mm huh?that sounds nice and sturdy.i like these alot,they seem nice,id like to demo some & really put them through some ruff stuff.38mm sounds like a perfect stanchion width too. not to shabby i wonder how their customer support is??thats always a must in my book.
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  • + 1
 I have only one problem with Suntour: they're damn near impossible to get through an LBS here in Saskatoon, and if my LBS can't get them, I imagine there are other's here in Canada with the same problem. It would be great if they would open up their distribution to NA more.

That being said, I have wanted to get my hands on a 2012 RC2 TA Durolux (160-120) to put on my Banshee Morphine. But alas, I can't even find them on online stores readily.
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 cycletaiwan.com
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 This is what the Rockshox Boxxer SHOULD have looked like instead of the skinny 35mm tubes... Wonder what the price is gonna be!
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 The bikes that wally sells are not the bikes WE ride. The components they have, no matter who makes them, are not the components WE use. The QUALITY factor comes into consideration here. Mongoose has some great bikes that are not available at wally. Note I did not give wally any capital letters!!!
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 Looking great! This is going to be a blast to ride! My Durolux is super smooth and I love the air system. Its smooth yet with the internal spacers it will provide a very progressive ride for any rider wanting to go big. Good Job Suntour! RideOn!
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  • + 5
 so great, sr suntour in downhill!! yeahhh
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 that lower arch looks quite flimsy...
  • + 4
 I think it's just the camera angle, it's actually pretty solid looking in real life.
  • + 14
 If it works for garrett buehler,who happens to go massive. Im sure its fine for the average joe.
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 Or at least that is was they are hoping you will believe.
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 Looking good Suntour, just want to get a closer look at that lower crown tbh, looks quite flimsy considering the load it has to take. Though I'm sure its built to handle the load
  • + 1
 In the one shot it looks a lot thinner than it is just from the angle, it's actually pretty solid looking in real life, but only time will tell.
  • + 3
 Well, at least a thumbs-up for an arch that won't collect crud.
  • + 0
 I agree, thats the first thing i noticed. The lower crown looks stronger than the upper which seems backwards in my eyes
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  • + 1
 if the durolux was anything to go by this could be a little spanner in the works for both other fork manufacturers and major bike companies looking at what kit to spec on their bikes next year... watch this space
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 i had to read it twice: suntour. this is very much welcome but i was expecting X-fusion to come up with a dual crown fork faster than suntour. so props to suntour for going big.
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 Quick release on a DH fork?! The rebound knob looks like it is going to fly off in no time. Still a nice looking fork and look forward for an honest review.
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 The only problem i see, is the lack of stanchion guards. I think Buehler's running foam pipe insulation on his ,hey whatever works well works.
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 38's look siiiccckkk!!! Not too beefy, not too skinny. Noice.
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 the rebound adjuster is very exposed
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 hmm not sure about that fork brigde looks a bit to snapable but still sr suntour are making some bloody awsome forks now im mega tempted by the durolux am forks
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 don't judge a book by its cover... who knows, suntour would sponsor one of this fork to me and i'd make it to the world cup?!!!! in my dreams hahaha
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 Yeah and there are 300$ norco bikes and then they have the aurum too. Your point is?
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 Hmm, that was meant to be a reply. Iphone fail.
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 Anyone see rst's new downhill fork it's definitely marketed twards begginers but it seems like both company's are turning around
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 Hey, they actually look really good. I'm pleasantly suprised!
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 Suntour is such a spectacular company, and I have a chance of working for them, which, needless to say, I am hella stoked on
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 i've tried fox, rock shox, marzo, sr suntour... same shit... it's how you use it
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 u hawe money for shity photocamera, but do not hawe for norm brakes?? sad...
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 double crown fork form sr Smile we will see Smile
like for me that's good idea!
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 put a testing video of it
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 Yup! to shut the haters..
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 i like the form bumpers... they could have thrown on some ODI fork bumpers haha
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 Looks decent outside. Insides of left legs of all RS forks looks cheap pish.
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 all the best to suntour im likin the look of that clamping device for the through axle
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 They look sweet and should be a little more affordable than the alternatives. Looking good. Im keen
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 I just love the weight? MSRP? and Release date? TBA
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 *Breaking News*
Blah blah blah.
Police have not released any details .
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 LOL. Yeah thats what I am saying?
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 Perfect match for Knolly's website .... " TBA'S..... "
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 Lower arch looks flimsy? My Dorado doesnt even have a lower arch!
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 looks like a Boxxer Big Grin
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 cant tell nothing before trying one ,hope i get the chance
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 These are happy looking photos, I'd like to try before I buy.
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 Nice!! Suntour is going BIG.. I can't wait see how it works.. any video?
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 my chice before 888s
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 "Looks flexy"
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 I've been waiting this!
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 Me too.. They're really stepping up..
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 lots of silly comments, mostly due to brand loyalty ---
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 where is the video?
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 sorry but i thought they were boxxers when i first took a glance at them?
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 Makes me want a suntour on my diamondback! Big Grin
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 takes alot of work to design a fork couldnt design bump stops...
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 i bet you thought it was a fox ..... NOPE SUNTOUR
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 looks very good! suntour goes dh yeah!
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 sweet but i would like to see a coil only sr suntour i would buy that lol
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 ha ha funny stuff!
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 Looks very good.
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 those forks look amazing!
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 are those Zip Ties for the fork bumpers?!?
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 not a stock item, Buehler custom made those ones....
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 So that must be a signature series item, complete custom
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 I had the dj fork on my 4x race bike it works well!
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 I can't read are these stanchions wider than the 40's????
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 hmm maybe 40's are 40mm and 38mm stanchion tubes are these. So close yet so far away.
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 NIce looks cool..... i wonder how much it weighs..
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 wow even sr suntour can come out with a dh fork before xfusion
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