First Look: Intend's New Hero RD Fork Uses a RockShox Damper

Jan 26, 2022
by Mike Kazimer  
Intend Hero RD

Cornelius Kapfinger is at it again, this time with the Hero RD, a new upside down fork aimed at the downcountry / trail crowd. The fork's chassis is made by Intend in Germany, but for this model the damper comes from RockShox – it's the same pint-sized, lightweight Charger Race Day you'll find in a SID.

Details

• Intended use: downcountry / trail
• Travel: 120, 110, 100, or 90mm
• Air spring, adjustable progression
• Axle: 15 x 110mm
• Axle-to-crown: 525mm (120mm travel)
• 180 or 203mm brake mount
• Weight: 1650 grams
• MSRP: 1385.71 Euro (without VAT, damper not included)
• Available late February
• More info: www.intend-bc.com

Intend's small size allows them to march to the beat of their own drum, in this case by having customers purchase the RockShox Charger Race Day damper from their preferred shop, and then send it over to Intend for installation. That's not a tactic you're likely to see any of the major suspension manufacturer's adopt any time soon. According to Kapfinger, he wasn't able to create a damper with a lockout on his own that was as light as RockShox's, so this seemed like the best solution.

USD forks have had their ups and downs in the mountain bike world over the years (no pun intended), but Kapfinger is convinced the design is an advantage for every riding style. He's very happy with the Hero's level of torsional stiffness, and says the high level of fore-aft stiffness is a benefit, especially on a lighter, shorter travel fork like this. There's also the fact that the fork oil is constantly keeping the seals lubricated, and the bushings have less leverage on them than in a 'regular' fork.


Rebound adjustments and the lockout are located on the right side, and air pressure is adjusted on the left.
The fork uses 35mm stanchions and a 15 x110mm thru-axle.

The fork weighs in at 1650 grams, which means it's heavier than the XC-race focused 1537 gram SID and 1496 gram Fox 34 StepCast, but lighter than the 1820 gram Fox 34. It's available with 120, 110, 100, or 90mm of travel, and it's possible to reduce the travel even further if a rider desires.

The Charger damper allows for rebound adjustment via a 2.5mm allen key, and the small lever on the top of the fork allows it to be toggled between open and locked out. The other side of the fork houses Intend's air spring, with the ability to adjust the amount of progression via volume spacers.

There's no denying the fact that the Hero RD is an eyecatcher – in fact, Gustav Gullholm, aka Dangerholm, already has the fork installed for his next downcountry build. We'll work on getting our hands on one for review as well - it'll be interesting to see how the USD design feels out on the trail compared to the latest batch of right-side-up forks.


The Hero RD as seen on Dangerholm's work-in-progress downcountry build.



171 Comments

  • 320 1
 Does the downtube of that bike say turd?
  • 44 2
 Tuned, but yes it looks like turd...
  • 22 32
flag Flusha2002 (Jan 26, 2022 at 8:13) (Below Threshold)
 Nah it says Tuned, it's what Scott names it high end bikes. Like specialized with sworks
  • 80 1
 Once you see it, it can not be unseen.
  • 15 0
 Yes, it does.
  • 45 0
 Every time you wash it, I bet you can't help saying to anybody nearby, "Now that's how you polish a turd!"
  • 3 2
 Currently it's an adult run bike, so now you too, can be like Jackson Goldstone back in his prime
  • 23 0
 Turd Ferguson. It’s funny.
  • 3 0
 Did the RS1 have a charger damper in it….cynical engineer wonders
  • 6 0
 Hahaha, I was just watching it, thought how impressive my turd comment will be and how many props I get and then I look down, 5 hours too late Wink
  • 7 0
 Turd. Scott Turd.
  • 5 0
 Yep. It also comes in a polished finish.
  • 1 0
 @Compositepro: the later ones
  • 1 2
 @Compositepro: The RS1 did have a SID damper and was unpredictable in corners due to poor torsional stiffness and binding and who knows what else and I have the receipts from two hospital visits to prove it.
  • 4 0
 @Marcencinitas: yeah, the rs1 was totally responsible for your multiple hospital visits, and you have receipts for proof.... *eye roll*
  • 1 1
 @thegoodflow: Every inverted MTB fork launches with hype and disappears after a season or two because inverted MTB forks just don’t work.
  • 74 3
 Those fork lugs are machining porn.
  • 3 1
 yes.
  • 7 3
 The whole thing is great to look at really.
  • 7 41
flag danstonQ (Jan 26, 2022 at 9:22) (Below Threshold)
 no
  • 5 34
flag danstonQ (Jan 26, 2022 at 9:56) (Below Threshold)
 @justanotherusername: opinions are like a*sholes, everybody's got one.
  • 51 2
 @danstonQ: and some are shittier than others.
  • 9 1
 Between all this talk of upside down, turd, and porn, I wasn’t sure if the discussion was about Intend’s new fork or German television after 10:00pm.
  • 2 0
 @WRCDH: man dutch television gets worse
  • 1 0
 10 years about I'd agree.
  • 46 1
 It certainly takes something to admit that somebody does something better than you. Than again, he is not really in competition with the big players like Rock Shox and Fox.
  • 13 0
 Plenty of tuning companies offer drop in damper/air spring upgrades for fox/rockshox forks so why not the other way round?! These look awesome
  • 4 3
 @DC1988: none even close to as light as the race day damper with that level of performance and reliability.
  • 10 0
 The bike markets changing, people will pay for exclusivity now even if the product is not realistically going to work better. The 5Dev crank is another example.
  • 8 0
 @justanotherusername: The 5Dev crank reminds me of the 90's CNC craziness. Here is a hint, almost ALL of them broke/cracked.
  • 1 0
 I'm guessing it was because this will probably sell fewer units compared to Intends other offerings. Intend seems to be more on the trail to enduro end of the spectrum. So it's probably not worth developing his own damper. Intend is a small company with limited time: this looks like a smart choice to me. Pick your battles as the saying goes. Plus being able to get spares/service in lots of places will be an advantage.
  • 1 3
 @bman33: at least 5dev isn’t a pop up company with no prior background in machining and stress analysis. I still won’t buy them, but that’s because I’m on the wrong side of 200lbs.
  • 9 0
 @DHhack: 5dev have a shit hot manufacturing setup, no denying that one.

I also dont think they will just crack and fall apart, they look very over-built to me, I just think the benefits stop at the look of the product though, which seems to be a growing trend in the bike world, makes for some interesting looking bikes at least and that is surely part of it for many people.
  • 1 0
 @justanotherusername: assuming a product works the only differentiators are price, weight, looks or brand loyalty.
  • 4 0
 @DHhack: or how well the product works, no?
  • 7 1
 Definitely, although I'm not sure a RS Charger is the epitome of damper performance. Lots of companies make upgrade dampers for RS forks for a reason. Stock Manitou dampers are usually a class above and most aftermarket ones are as well.
  • 2 0
 @justanotherusername: 5Dev offers something that the big names don’t—shorter cranks. Yes they are expensive, but I can’t get a 155 or 160 crank from anyone else at the moment. Once I tried shorter cranks, I will never go back to anything longer than 160.
  • 4 0
 @endoguru: Canfield does - they go to 150mm infact, have done for years.
  • 1 0
 @justanotherusername: I tried them but nothing available currently. Have you used them and what do you think of them?
  • 1 0
 @endoguru: I’m pleased with 165 right now but you have me thinking about getting some 160s to try for my next bike in a month or so.
  • 1 0
 @justanotherusername: it’s either works or doesn’t.
  • 1 0
 @DHhack: hope makes 135mm long crank's and 150 ..
  • 1 0
 @DHhack: are you specifically talking about a crank here or other parts of a bike / in life?

Just trying to understand if you think some things can work better than others or not, or if everything ‘works or doesn’t’
  • 3 0
 @DC1988: And then the other way around again, wouldn't aftermarket RockShox cartridges from the likes of MRP and Vorsprung fit this fork?
  • 1 0
 @vinay: Then it can be a 2500 euro fork......
  • 1 0
 I'd buy this just cuz it looks cool, but I'd need a bit more travel.
  • 1 0
 @dthomp325: try the edge or regular Hero.
  • 1 0
 @justanotherusername: I believe parts prices of aftermarket dampers aren't that much more than parts prices of a Charger damper.
  • 36 5
 As the Sid already has this damper, is lighter, cheaper, easier to get support / warranty and is probably stiffer in certain directions the only reason to realistically buy this is looks / exclusivity.

I do think it looks amazing though, so probably worth it for that alone for many.
  • 3 1
 Ya, why not just the RS-1 at this point
  • 9 0
 You get a totally different chassis which has advantages (according to Intend FWIW):

"Kapfinger is convinced the design is an advantage for every riding style. He's very happy with the Hero's level of torsional stiffness, and says the high level of fore-aft stiffness is a benefit, especially on a lighter, shorter travel fork like this. There's also the fact that the fork oil is constantly keeping the seals lubricated, and the bushings have less leverage on them than in a 'regular' fork."
  • 8 0
 @RadBartTaylor: Yea I’m sure there are advantages but there will be disadvantages of the usd design too, nothing comes for free.
  • 21 0
 It's different, and the bushings will probably last more than 5 minutes unlike the SiD
  • 20 0
 You mean the SID that is constantly developing bushing play?
  • 2 1
 @93EXCivic: No idea about that personally, if so then that’s a good reason, sure.

Will still get freely available warranty from RS / SRAM though.
  • 2 0
 Isn't this air spring a little bit fancier? Genuinely asking. I have no idea if it makes up for the short comings you pointed out
  • 4 0
 @mechatronicjf: probably, but it is going to be a fork that costs around 2000 euros compared to a sub 100 euro sid.

Either way, its a bloody lovely looking thing and if you can afford it and want a fork in this segment I am sure it will make you a happy person, even just for how it makes your bike look.
  • 7 0
 @justanotherusername: where are you getting Sid forks for under 100 euros?
  • 2 0
 The reason to buy this is because you want the advantages of a USD fork.
  • 1 1
 Maybe under 1000 Euros? Either way, mine is sitting in SRAM warranty service for some hideous bushing play. I wouldn't even spend $100 on anything from RS until they figure out how to machine their lowers to the right tolerance.
  • 6 6
 @RadBartTaylor: Never in the history of inverted forks has one been more torsionally stiff than a comparable non inverted fork, but they keep trying... in a lightweight package with limited travel, an inverted fork makes no sense.
  • 2 0
 @sdurant12: yea sorry, meant 1000 euros, fat fingers.
  • 2 1
 @hamncheez: because it’s a shit fork?
  • 2 1
 SID is junk according to Pinkbike Podcast
  • 2 4
 @RadBartTaylor: "He's very happy with the Hero's level of torsional stiffness"

Ambiguity at best to deceive... The RS-1 tracking was absolutely terrible compared to the SID in torsional stiffness, and the SID was already behind it's XC peers in torsional stiffness.
  • 1 0
 @justanotherusername: hmmmm strokes chin
  • 3 2
 @Jamminator: I was laughing at that comment too... "He's very happy..." Well, good for him!!! He likes to ride noodle forks...
  • 3 1
 @hamncheez: RS-1 is an absolute noodle and 300g heavier then a side, it was an absolute flop! LTP was clearing these shitboxes out for 400$ right before COVID. stay away at all cost.
  • 1 0
 @BoneDog: so is this going to be any better?
  • 1 0
 @justanotherusername: std. engineering triangle; Performance, Quality, Cost - Pick (2).....he obviously picked Performance and Quality over cost.....so yeah, it doesn't come for free you are paying for it....
  • 1 0
 @nurseben: do you have any actual data to back that up or just hearsay? The RS1's had pretty good reviews, even on PB years ago...most folks felt it was stiffer overall than std.
  • 2 0
 @Jamminator: that's not my experience riding it nor the experience of many reviews.....it got reviewed here a few years back that were generally favorable:

www.pinkbike.com/news/rockshox-rs-1-review.html

I think you need to drop fork stiffness being the be-all end-all, they need to be stiff enough, overly stiff is not any better than overly flexy.....
  • 2 2
 @RadBartTaylor: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAO_RVeOBX4

I have ridden the RS-1 on a few different customer bikes... Total crap. Sorry, not sorry. Anyone of adequate size who has ridden something more substantial can feel a difference. Just search RS-1 + flex and you'll find lots of owners who complained.
  • 2 0
 @Jamminator: the classic BS twist *test*....confirmation bias is a thing, congrats.

Adequate size....do tell. I'm 185, do I count?

I trust PB more than most...Mike said it wasn't overly flexy, like many reviewers, like my experience.
  • 1 0
 @justanotherusername:
We need a huck to flat test on one of these to see how it flexes compared to a "standard" fork
  • 1 0
 @DC1988: Would be interesting, though I imagine stiffness in that type of situation wont be a problem or might be better than expected.
  • 1 0
 @DC1988: it's generally where USD forks shine, fore / aft stiffness
  • 1 0
 @RadBartTaylor:
I know, that's why I'd like to see the slow mo. It's always talked about but I'd like to se the evidence (just out of interest, not because I doubt the claims).
  • 1 0
 @DC1988: in violent agreement.....
  • 4 0
 @Jamminator: I hated the idea of an RS1, especially when you could twist it so easily. Having owned one now (it came on a bike I got for a deal), and riding it back to back vs the same model bike with a Sid, I can tell you the torsional stiffness deficit doesn't show up in use. The fore aft flex is better, and the big one is the much reduced bushing bind in medium and bigger bumps.
If only I could find a Charger2 damper for it...
  • 29 0
 I love these kinds of posts because they're super enjoyable to look at, and i'm not even remotely tempted to buy it.
  • 17 0
 Cause Dangerholm's thighs are so big he doesn't need cranks. The bike just moves forward out of fear of being pedaled... and obviously he doesn't need brakes either, just flexes the quads to squeeze the tire and done.
  • 4 0
 Yeah, and surprisingly few people seem to be concerned that there are no brakes?? Maybe this is the next step forward for the uber weight conscious!?!
  • 15 1
 for everyone saying "just get a SID", I have two words for you.... bushing play
  • 6 8
 Good workshops will have tools and knowledge to set the bushings right. No matter how sad it is, these days one should always consider doing a full overhaul of a fork out of the box.
  • 8 0
 @calmWAKI: This level of bushing play is beyond a simple lower leg service at your LBS. RS is replacing the lowers entirely on lots of warrantied SID Ultimates. It sounds like the first several batches were completely out of spec.
  • 3 0
 @calmWAKI: checking oil levels? Sure. Correcting bushing play? Yeah, no. QA/QC should prevent this, even though RS isn't the only company struggling with it (Fox puts far too much or little oil and grease in their forks, Manitou had bushing problems on the first batch of the Mezzer and Cane Creek needs no explanation).
  • 4 1
 @fentoncrackshell: Some workshops do setup bushings. It sucks of course, I don’t defend them. RS has already messed up with bushing fitment with 35 forks in the past, around 2016 I believe. There’s been plenty of Pikes, Lyriks and Boxxers with too tight bushings. I was one of unfortunate owners of a tight Lyrik.
  • 5 0
 @Mac1987: I full agree with you, but I just mean that’s the only way to ensure that your fork actually works as advertised these days. It’s ridiculous. But you know, there’s no guarantee that when they send you a new model that it will be good, like all those poor buggers back in 2014-2015 with faulty Pikes.
  • 5 7
 Only idiots reply "just get a SID", the smart ones reply "just get a Fox 34 SC"
  • 5 0
 @calmWAKI: You can easily fix too tight bushings, but afaik removing play isn't doable, and you can't swap bushing in recent RS forks.
  • 6 3
 I'm confused how an inverted fork means better seal lubrication in an MTB cartridge fork? Won't any of the oil added to the "lowers" stay in the bottom anyway? It isn't like a open bath motorcycle fork (maybe they are different now, the last one I had apart was my 2000 CR250) where the damper oil is also the lubricating oil. Especially on the airspring side. It must splash a bit but I can't imagine enough for consistent and meaningful lubrication.

And wouldn't the bushings actually have less lubrication in the case of an inverted fork because they are above the seals?
  • 5 0
 There's still a decent amount of oil surrounding the closed damping unit to lubricate the stanchions and seals. The damping unit should be sealed to the stanchion which means oil doesn't drain to the bottom of the stanchion. I'm guessing upside forks are designed to have oil pass through the bushings to lubricate the seals. A "normal fork" has to be designed in a way that oil travels up against gravity to the seals.
  • 6 0
 There is a bit of oil added between the stanchion and the lowers (uppers in the case of an USD fork like this).

The oil also pools under the bushings in a regular fork, so I don't think it's a huge issue anyway. In this case the stanchion has to slide up, through the pool of oil, to reach the bushing so it might be better than the normal design.
  • 6 0
 The oil isn't in the lowers, it's in the uppers.
  • 3 0
 @mechatronicjf: @jgshinton

Thanks guys. I wasn't sure how that worked out, if the whole internals were inverted or what. That makes sense if the oil is kept above in the seal/bushing area.
  • 2 0
 @mechatronicjf: Not true... An XC INVERTED fork will also have 15-30cc of oil in it, so the oil splashes lightly in the lower portion of the inner tube and does not necessarily splash upwards of 8-10 inches to the bushings, between the bushings and then to the seals.

Sure, MX forks that are filled with a very large amount of oil (300-400cc) because weight does not matter with a 45-60 HP engine.
  • 1 0
 I thought it was more to do with the wiper seals being constantly soaked with a USD fork. Forgive my ignorance if I'm being too simplistic.
  • 6 0
 Probably going to put on budget brakes
  • 1 3
 Yeah because Dangerholm never puts on banger Trickstuff brakes on his builds...
  • 8 2
 Stanchion scratches in 3, 2, 1...
  • 7 0
 Cornelius says NO!
  • 12 0
 *NEIN!
  • 2 1
 Yeah, like most everybody here I love the way this fork looks. But I just came back from my morning ride, where my fork lowers were scuffed and scratched by some stiff brush and a small rock outcrop. If I was riding this fork, the lowers would have been damaged.
  • 6 0
 Rulezman is making guards for them
  • 1 0
 @tomhoward379: you're right, but with that, you'll add another 200 Euros for protection to the 1386 Euros for the forks. That doesn't include the damper. It'll cost 2000 Euros and I take this'll be way too much for most people.
  • 2 0
 @vhdh666: brands like Intend aren’t aiming to sell to ‘most people’. One of the big brands will produce more forks in an hour than Intend have ever produced. Same with all the other brands at the rare and expensive end of the market, they have neither the desire nor scalability to sell to ‘most people’
  • 1 0
 @tomhoward379: you're totally correct. I love Intend's products .. but well, like you said, not for "most people"
  • 15 9
 That bike looks like shit with that neg rise stem
  • 6 0
 It's just XC aesthetic. This is Nino's signature look and to me it looks fast as hell.
  • 6 0
 T U R D
  • 4 2
 Removing any damping concerns from the equation was a brilliant solution.

In my eyes, this the smartest use of the upside down technology from Intend I've seen yet.

PB, review please!?
  • 3 0
 Race Day Dampers have been on back order for months… I think currently SRAM said April but thats been pushed back a couple times so who knows. Good Luck
  • 1 0
 THIS. buyer beware, unserviceable and unavailable, been waiting months for my warranty return.
  • 1 0
 @climbhikeride
Please elaborate? Do you own or ride a USD fork? Have you personally had any negative affect from them 'twisting like noodles' during use?
If anything, the flex is more of a benefit than disadvantage. Rock gardens and off camber corners especially, where the fork works for you, not against you!
  • 1 0
 I agree that fore/aft flexing is fine in a fork, but I've twisting under brakes on USD forks. Just squeeze the front brake hard, push the front tyre into the asphalt while rocking the bars back and forth.
  • 4 1
 Customers have to source their own damper first and then mail it to Germany?
  • 5 0
 Yep because of patent stuff
  • 10 9
 Ya no thanks I will just buy the RS fork for a fraction of the price, waiting time, shipping costs, etc. Don't get me wrong, it is a cool looking fork but just does not make much sense to me. Plus looking at the lowers on my current fork, I would totally trash those stanchions in no time.
  • 4 0
 Dangerholm's so new age his bike doesn't even have cranks. Impressive!
  • 11 0
 Its a strider bike
  • 2 0
 Very interesting, considering SIDs have been somewhat problematic with seals in the warranty department. This could be a good alternative.
  • 1 1
 1400 euro for an incomplete fork, what a joke.
He could at least have at least purchased the dampers from RS himslef, and install them Before sale! Save the customer this hassle. Or allow the customer to fit he damper themselves; screwing in a cartridge and foot nut is not difficult or specialist work!
  • 3 0
 A DC fork and no 130mm option? Is there an Avalanche cartridge that fits? That sounds much nicer than OTS RockShox.
  • 1 0
 Also, I would not buy an inverted fork with no guards. No matter what he claims.
  • 1 0
 @kc358: agreed - someone like Avalanche would be ace. And let's face it, if you can afford the Intend fork you ain't goanna baulk at the price of the damper.
  • 9 6
 So then just buy the cheaper RockShox fork
  • 3 2
 Can you show me this RockShox USD fork? Thanks.
  • 2 1
 I am curious to see the brake mount and how the brake hose will act under compression. Price is a little steep for the weight and using a different company's dampner.
  • 4 3
 Lol, yeah, let choose this super unreliable damper that is completely unserviceable to be the heart of our suspension system. This brand won't be around for long.
  • 1 0
 He seems to have done pretty well for the last 5 years?
  • 1 2
 Not sure if this is the right forum for this, but everyone should support my new bike brand. Just go buy a Specialized frame and send it to me. I'll throw some parts on it, write my name on it, and send it back to you for the same price as a specialized.
  • 1 0
 You mean the same damper which blew on me, and I’ve been waiting 3.5 months for? Buyer beware folks, that damper is in-house service at the moment, not shop serviceable.
  • 3 0
 Give me the pics damn it
  • 2 0
 fork looks amazing definitely going to get one once my new spark comes in
  • 2 3
 I like it but seems that they could buy dampers in high enough quantity to get a discounted price and offer the fork more reasonable than the customer buying a single unit and paying shipping etc
  • 4 0
 Rock shox would likely cut them off at some point after they realize it’s cutting into sales. Similar thing happened in the late 90s when people figured out they could build a lighter less expensive fork than the Sid by buying parts and adding eglund air cartridges for the original Judy.
  • 1 0
 The thing is, nothing else about the fork screams, "value," it's not that type of item...it's supposed to be a high-end, low-production fork, not at all intended for the masses (no pun intended...F)
  • 1 0
 Intend have made less than 1000 forks, ever. This is just one fork in that range, and the market is likely pretty small, there’s no way he’d qualify for any discount better than what the large resellers would get, so once they sell it to you, normally with a discount, it’s probably cheaper for the customer to buy it and ship it to intend, than it would be for intend to offer it as standard.
  • 5 3
 Should used Manitou's R7 VTT damper and Dorado air springs.
  • 3 1
 and give the fork some actual damping lol
  • 3 0
 Just get an R7 pro. I did.
  • 2 1
 That pun was very much intend-ed.
  • 1 0
 Too good, i'll have one soon in think
  • 2 0
 Nice tech..
  • 3 6
 Another inverted fork single crown with no arch bridge support. Stand in front of the bike with the front wheel clamped between your legs and twist the bars... It's horrendous. Not even RS sponsored XC pros over 150lbs liked riding the RS-1 because it tracks like a wet noodle, they stuck with the SID. Every one of these fork designs, dating back to the 90's, that relies on the axle to prevent torsional twist has this flaw, and I am absolutely confident this does too. I understand why they maybe skipped the bridge...because they're machined tubes and not cast, and a bolt-on bridge would've been additional machining and weight.
  • 2 1
 Dorado SC
  • 1 3
 @Spittingcat: Dorado lived in the era of 28mm stanchions and 100mm QR hubs as it's competition. It wouldn't be perform anywhere near as good you think after riding today's tech.
  • 2 1
 @fentoncrackshell:
This is not a real world test! Wow its surprising people still make this comment.
Sure, the flex is there in the carpark, but not noticable in a real riding situation.
How often do you jam your front wheel between 2 large rocks or trees then twist the bars dramatically at the same time?

(I own a 2012 dorado, and came off a modified Shiver DC before the Dorado.
Only time i ever notice twist while riding is after crashing and dropping the bike.)

Ps. I believe the rockshox sponsored riders only made the switch away from the RS1 due to the SID being lighter, not higher performing
  • 2 0
 @Jamminator
This is not a real world test! Wow its surprising people still make this comment.
Sure, the flex is there in the carpark, but not noticable in a real riding situation.
How often do you jam your front wheel between 2 large rocks or trees then twist the bars dramatically at the same time?

(I own a 2012 dorado, and came off a modified Shiver DC before the Dorado.
Only time i ever notice twist while riding is after crashing and dropping the bike.)

Ps. I believe the rockshox sponsored riders only made the switch away from the RS1 due to the SID being lighter, not higher performing
  • 1 2
 You sir, have no idea what you are talking about.
  • 3 5
 Hiya.. Just popped by to let you know you fitted the handlebars on upside down. Easy mistake to make but at least you can sort it now after this message. No need to feel bad about it. Glad to be of service. Take care now!
  • 1 1
 They are on correctly. If you zoom in you can see the syncros logo is upright. It’s just how those crazy XC rides like it fsr.

Also you can see that it rises.
  • 1 0
 Lol, kiss a real service good bye.
  • 1 0
 Inverted, heavy fork with a RS Damper, Fox take my money!
  • 1 0
 Can I use my Predictive Steering hubs?
  • 4 4
 So the fork has next to no compression damping then lol
  • 4 4
 Is that the only bad thing about this damper?
If it is, then that's great. Because I ride fork with almost all the way open on compression anyway.
  • 1 0
 Pwrd by Rcshx
  • 2 2
 Meh. Expensive, nicely machined meh.
  • 1 3
 keep focusing on the development of your own damper, its what makes this fork that much more unique. regardless nice work
  • 1 2
 Charger race day is a horsecrap.
  • 1 1
 No 130?!?!
  • 1 4
 I don't get it you can add a lockout to any damper, just shoot servicing your fork
  • 2 1
 *stop
  • 1 2
 wait... what?
  • 1 2
 Get a Wren.





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