There's no shortage of burly, long-travel 29ers these days, which is why SR Suntour decided to release a big-wheel compatible version of their air-sprung Durolux fork. We first spotted the fork at the Taipei Cycle show
earlier this year, but the new addition is now officially on the market, with a retail price of $800 USD. That's still not inexpensive, but it will leave a couple hundred extra dollars in your wallet compared to a top-of-the-line fork from the likes of Fox or RockShox.
SR Suntour Durolux R2C2
• 36mm stanchions
• R2C2 sealed cartridge damper
• 15x110mm thru axle
• Clearance for 29 x 2.6" tires
• Hollow forged aluminum crown, magnesium lowers
• 150, 160, or 170mm of travel
• 2,220 grams
• Price: $800 USD
That cost savings does come with a weight penalty to match, and the Durolux weighed in at a slightly portly 2,220 grams on our scale, or roughly 200 grams more than a Fox 36 Float. Of course, weight isn't everything if that extra heft comes with a performance advantage, but you'll need to skip ahead to the ride impressions
to see how the Durolux held up.