SR Suntour takes a stab at the long travel single crown market with their Durolux RCA fork. Featuring a sealed, user serviceable, aluminum damping cartridge that uses a shimmed two piston design, the Durolux is looking to surprise a lot of people in 2011. Inside you can find more info on the '11 underdog by watching the video and checking photos.
*Updated with video of SR Suntour DURO Werx Team riding the Duro DJ fork*
2011 SR Suntour Durolux RCA on video
SR Suntour DURO Werx Team riding the Duro DJ
|Time to open up your mind and learn a few things. The SR Suntour Durolux RCA fork ticks all the boxes when talking performance - Magnesium lowers, taperwall aluminum stanchions, adjustable damping, and coming in at a comparable weight to the competitors. The RCA acronym means that the Durolux has adjustable low speed compression to tame brake dive and control the fork when setting up for corners, as well as rebound which can be found at the bottom of the fork leg. Darren had a Durolux fork cartridge out to show off and it was nothing, but quality. The damping oil is contained within the cartridge that sits in the right fork leg and there is no plastic to be found anywhere. The cart is fully user serviceable and if you open it up you'd find that SR Suntour uses a proven two piston design, one for rebound and the other for compression duties. Both pistons employ a shim stack to control high speed damping.|
|Rider's view of the remote travel adjust Durolux TAD fork that allows for either 120-160 mm or 140-180 mm of range via a sealed air cartridge and bar mounted remote. While there are other long travel adjustable length forks out there, not many of them use a remote to get the job done, this may appeal to some riders. Depending on what features you are looking for, the Durolux line is available in 140, 160, and 180 mm travel options if you are looking for a fork with a set amount of travel. Adjustable travel can be found on the TAD models and goes from 120-160 mm or 140-180 mm.|
|The 20 mm Q-LOC axle system found the Durolux lineup looks to be the quickest and easiest to use of all the various designs out there. Much like a standard QR, you simply flip the lever open to release the cam, but you are then required to depress the button on the opposite side in order to slide the axle out through the dropout. You can see just how quick it is in the video at the top of the page, and while removing your wheel fast to change a flat quickly may not be high on your priority list, I'm betting that you won't be complaining how simple the process is when you do suffer a flat.|Pinkbike HQ has taken delivery of both a Durolux RCA fork and a Duro DJ for a proper full term tests, so stay tuned as I have a feeling that the results may surprise a lot of readers out there. While you're waiting for that, take a minute and tell us what you think of SR Suntour's long travel single crown fork. It looks to be every bit as quality as anything else out there, but can it perform with them as well?
|SR Suntour also has options for the rear of your bike as well. This is the Durolux RCA air shock that is designed to be used for the same type of all-mountain riding as the forks that bear the same name. It features a large air can and both rebound and compression adjustment.|
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