RST's new 200-millimeter-travel Killah DH fork accepts the same direct-mount handlebar mount as the RockShox Boxxer. The 200Killah fork is coil-sprung and its damping is an internal cartridge OCR-CT type with a special dual-speed compression shim stack. The 20-millimeter through axle has a unique left-hand threaded nut that prevents the axle from rotating in torsion. External adjustments are low-speed rebound and compression and the chassis highlights are: 36mm 7050 alloy stanchion tubes, Magnesium lowers, post mount caliper bosses, and the Killah is offered in either 26 or 27.5 wheel diameters.Weights are stated at 7.08 pounds in 27.5 and 7.04 pounds in the 26-inch configuration. MSRP is $950 USD.
Stitch is a single-crown air-sprung fork, intended for hard-driving AM or enduro riders. The Stitch shares the OCR-CT DH damping cartridge and sports 36-millimeter-diameter stanchions and a he-man-size, 20-millimeter through-axle. Travel is internally adjustable at 160, 170 or 180 millimeters, and like the DH fork, RST designed the Stitch crown with a full width, 138-millimeter stanchion pitch, so that any tire width short of a fat bike will easily fit. Stitch forks wisely use a coil negative-spring to smooth the small stuff, and the external damping adjustments include low-speed compression and rebound. Sliders are magnesium and sport the RST's new, rectangular looking arch design. RST Offers the Stitch for 27.5 or 26-inch wheels and pegs the weight at 4.98 pounds, with a full-length steerer tube. The MSRP is $645 USD.
Rogue hits the long-travel trailbike market right in the center, with stiff, 34-millimeter stanchion tubes, RST's premium OCR-C damping cartridge and internally adjustable travel options of 130, 140 and 170 millimeters. The air sprung fork also uses an air-type negative spring. The lowers are magnesium, with a 15-millimeter through axle and post-type caliper mounts. Weight is pegged at a very respectable 4.0 pounds even and sadly, the only wheel size available is 27.5 inches, but RST says that will change soon. MSRP is $550 USD.
RST's 15-millimeter through axle is a thread-in type which mirrors the strategt of the RockShox Maxle. When released, the QR lever locks into a groove, which allows the user to unthread or tighten the axle. When installed, the lever secures the axle like a conventional quick release skewer. A set-screw on the right dropout allows the user to determine the angle where the lever rests.
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