SR Suntour Auron - First Ride

Oct 4, 2013 at 16:12
by Mike Kazimer  

SR Suntour's New All-Mountain Fork

SR Suntour is currently the world's largest suspension fork manufacturer, producing over 11 million forks last year alone. However, despite those massive numbers, the company hasn't had as strong of a presence in the realm of higher end aftermarket forks. They're looking to change that, and the 2014 Auron is their 27.5" wheel-specific entry into the all-mountain fork market. We were able to take the fork for a first ride on Moab's Whole Enchilada trail, a 7000 vertical foot descent full of countless square edged bumps and harsh landings, the perfect location to get acquainted with the Auron.

SR Suntour Auron Specs
• Intended use: all-mountain/enduro
• Wheel size: 27.5"
• Travel: 150 or 160mm (ships in 160mm setting)
• Air sprung, cartridge damping
• Adjustments: high and low speed compression, rebound, air pressure
• 34mm stanchion tubes
• Hollow aluminum crown, magnesium lowers
• Tapered steerer tube only
• 15mm Q LOC 2 thru axle
• Weight (RC2): 1940 grams (claimed)
• Available: early November
• MSRP: $700 USD (RC2)


Details
The Auron's construction falls in line with what would be expected from a fork meant for all-mountain riding. The fork's 34mm stanchions are intended to provide enough stiffness and strength for the hard charger, but without adding too much extra weight. Weight saving is also accomplished through the use of magnesium lowers and a hollow aluminum crown. There will be several different configurations of the Auron available, including the RC2 we rode, a travel adjust version that can externally be lowered to 140mm of travel, and an RC version that has rebound and low speed compression damping adjustments, but forgoes the high speed damping found on the RC2.

SR Suntour Auron fork
A hollow forged crown and magnesium lowers help keep the Auron's weight down. Air pressure is adjusted on the left of the fork, and high and low speed compression plus rebound damping can be dialed in on the right side.

Adjustments
SR Suntour has been producing cartridge style dampers for the last 12 years, and the new fork draws from these years of accumulated knowledge. The Auron's damper has externally adjustable rebound along with low and high speed compression. Compression settings are controlled with two individual dials found atop the right leg, with a positive click at each position. 14 clicks of high speed and 10 clicks of low speed compression damping ensure that there is a wide range of adjustment. The fork's rebound is adjusted via a knob at the bottom of the right leg. The air spring is in the left leg, and uses an elastomer volume reducer that can be trimmed to change how progressive the fork feels.

SR Suntour Auron fork
Wheel installation and removal with the Q LOC 2 thru axle is quick and hassle-free.

Q LOC 2 Thru Axle
The Auron uses SR Suntour's patented thru axle quick release system called the Q LOC 2. Instead of threading into one side of the drop outs, the axle has a portion that expands once it's through the dropout, and then the quick release lever is closed to secure the wheel. Wheel removal is as simple as opening the QR lever, pushing in and turning the nut on the thru axle, and then sliding the axle out. Reading these words likely takes longer than removing the axles does - it's that fast. Suntour's instructional video makes it a little easier to see how the Q LOC 2 actually works, and can be seen here.

Riding SR Suntour's
Auron Fork
The Whole Enchilada trail begins in thick forest and ends in a red rock desert, with 7000 vertical and almost thirty miles of trail in between.

After setting up the Auron's air pressure to our liking (around 50psi for a 160 pound rider) along with adjusting the compression and rebound, we headed out to see how it handled Moab's unforgiving desert terrain. The trail provided plenty of opportunities to see how the fork handled long rock gardens full of serrated sandstone outcroppings and not-so smooth landings, terrain features that left the Auron unfazed. The fork absorbed repeated hard impacts in a row without any packing up or loss of performance, allowing us to keep on track without being jarred off line. Larger drops were sucked up without issue - the fork's ramp up at the end of the stroke worked well to prevent any harsh bottom outs. Small bump absorption was adequate, although perhaps not quite as supple as other forks on the market, but we'd need further trail time to definitively make that call. We did notice that the fork is louder when rebounding than what we've come to expect, a noise likely caused by the oil passing through an orifice in the cartridge on the return stroke, although it didn't seem to affect the performance or handling. Besides these small details, the fork performed as hoped, without any odd quirks or mannerisms that would have affected our enjoyment of the ride.


Pinkbike's Take:
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We have an Auron on the way for a long term test, but our initial impressions are favorable. At no point during the ride did we wish we were on a different fork, which is saying something, since the Auron comes in at a few hundred dollars less than the top tier offerings we're lucky enough to regularly ride. For riders searching for an upgrade from the stock, bare bones fork that many mid-level bikes come with, the Auron could be worth a look. - Mike Kazimer


www.srsuntour-cycling.com


110 Comments

  • + 56
 Suntour manufactured 11 million forks last year? That works out to over 30,000 forks made EVERY SINGLE DAY, including weekends (which I have no doubt they operate on weekends...). Thirty THOUSAND. Each DAY. Even though we're talking about a majority of them being extremely low-end OE forks, I'm finding this figure extremely hard to believe.
  • + 0
 11 milion is like just 0.15 % (less than 1 %) of population so maybe people in different countries are buying shunturs Wink
  • + 0
 At the SRAM product release last night SRAM said that Suntour USED to be the worlds biggest suspension manufacturer I doubt they are anymore.
  • + 4
 Remember - Suntour tons of low-end and entry-level forks Wink
  • + 3
 You have a point, they do make almost all low end no name forks
  • + 2
 I had a Suntour raidon X2 series from new a year ago, it was actually a great fork and sometimes am sad I sold it, but I sold it to buy a fox float so it's all good hahaha. Saying that I wouldn't have been unhappy if i'd have had to stick with the raidon, the rebound knob was annoying and kept falling off the bottom, and the remote lockout was temperamental but I have had those issues with my Rockshox revelations before too. I think they have a lot to learn if they want to come into the big-mountain market but... it's a bit like buying a skoda when you can afford a Ferrari... suntour will never compete with rockshox or fox in the competition market.
  • + 9
 Keep in mind that not only do they make basically all the low end OE forks, but they also manufacture forks for other companies, like DVO. I imagine they count that in the 11 million number, not just Suntour branded forks.

www.pinkbike.com/news/Bryson-Martin-Talks-About-DVO-Suspension.html
  • + 2
 Yeah you have to include all of the Wal-Mart bikes with SR Suntour forks. They are pretty common on the average person's bike.
  • + 11
 Although it might seem like an enormous number, it is accurate. Remember, Suntour has more than one factory.
  • + 9
 Plus there was all the production they do/did for Marzocchi that has ran nearly a decade. You regularly see their forks OEM on bikes up to say a grand for XC hardtails as an example, and above that not so much even though they do have major racing success and very much higher end products available. And people might laugh at them for their OEM sales to walmart bikes... but thats where the real money is in bicycles. Companies don't get rich selling a thousand $7k wonder bikes, they do it by selling 1,000,000 $200 walmart bikes.
  • - 5
flag jaredelston (Oct 5, 2013 at 12:38) (Below Threshold)
 I feel like this is like huffy trying to make a dh bike
  • + 16
 Huffy sponsored elite xc riders in the 90s and had titanium frames made for them by litespeed.
  • + 4
 You forget, Suntour has always made high end forks, they just put other company's logos on them. All they're doing is taking the middle mad out, and selling direct to the consumer. That means we get the same quality for a little less money (or a little better quality for the same money, depending on how you look at it) by eliminating 1 wholesale transaction.

Suntour is no different than any of the other giant Asian bicycle manufacturers. They build whatever the consumer wants at the pricepoint they want it at, quality varies with the price. If Suntour can convince people to buy despite the "low-rent" name, they're going to be a real threat to the current suspension manufacturers.

@Deeeight, you have no idea how much I wanted one of those Ti Huffy frames back in the day. So rad compared to the steel Huffy I was riding at the time.
  • + 4
 Its more "if they can convince people who aren't 40+ years old" that the SR Suntour name doesn't just mean low end forks. Those of old enough to be riding in the 80s know Suntour and SR Sakae (the two companies that merged) were both well respected names in the drivetrain world when at the time, shimano was just making garbage parts and fishing reels.
  • + 4
 Maybe they made 11 million forks.... And spoons.... And knives....
  • + 2
 Deeeight, as usual you bring some interesting facts to the table but also as usual you are pumping your ego by putting it down in a way that is supposed to make an average non-nerd person feel stupid about himself. Try writing as if there was no one else but you in the world, so you can still gratify yourself for all those things you have learned. If you plan to continue treating people this way, you should realize sooner than later that this attitude makes you rely on not knowledgeable people in order to feel good about yourself, their existence confirmed by their "uninformed opinions" are the only reason you feel smart about yourself. You feel contempt for them but so they feel another yet equally strong contempt for you. Try being satisfied with yourself with no human points of reference, particlarly bad ones. That's my latest phylosophical stuff I decided to try... Have No data to back it up withWink

Cheers!
  • + 1
 Well said WAKI
  • + 7
 Yes and? Compared to the drivel you bring I'm a ray of sunshine.
  • + 4
 handbags away ladies!
  • + 3
 11 million forks per year, 30,000 per day, but certainly not all from one factory! Just look at all the bikes that come with Suntours that are sold at Walmart, Kmart, other big box stores, and even in local bike shops. It's not as if there's any shortage in demand. Not quite as hard to believe, really.
  • + 1
 @bigtim, they mass produce the wooden forks you get at the chippy!
  • + 3
 100 million plus bicycles are produced each year. Suntour producing 11 million forks in a year is not hard to believe. That's not even enough to supply China alone with 1.3 billion consumers. The world does not revolve around the US of A only kids.
  • + 1
 The vast majority of those 100 million plus bikes produced each year don't even have suspension forks. So not a completely relevant number, but I see what you're getting at.

And yes, I understand there is more than one Suntour factory. So, let's say there are THIRTY Suntour factories around the world making Suntour and Suntour-manufactured/re-branded forks. I'd say that is a lot of factories, probably more than actually exist. Every one of these 30 factories would have to produce 1,000 forks per day. Still seems like an incredible number to me, for one manufacturing plant to make a thousand forks in one single day, every day, even with 24 hours/day production.

But, whatever. Maybe it's true. But if it IS true, then it just makes me wonder even more why Giant (the "Suntour" of bicycle frame manufacturing) always seems to have such a hard time manufacturing enough bikes for their customers every single model year.
  • + 2
 blah blah blah... suntour factories... 11 million... etc etc... escaping the fact that the whole point of the page was to review the Auron...
  • + 11
 I gambled on a pair of Epicons for my winter hardtail a year and a half ago and was very impressed with the performance for the price, a few months ago I wanted some 160mm forks for my Heckler and after a bit of investigation and my experience with the Epicons went and bought a pair of Durolux RC2, so far, very impressed by the performance, the RC cartridge works very well with the scope to tune it how you want with different oils, feel much stiffer than the Pike 454 Airs they replaced, the QLoC is a very good piece of design and very simple to use. Oh and they were £375, almost half the price of their competitors, recession and all that stuff.

I am by no means a fanboy but have to say credit where credit is due, Suntour are picking up their game in the retail end of the market, I accept they have made and still make a lot of shoddy low end oem stuff but that it obviously is their bread and butter (if they did not make them someone else would). They also need to get things sorted with more servicing information and more availability of spare parts,

Soooo what im saying is don't write them off for past experiences, if you are on a budget give them a go you might be surprised, I was.

Forks owned in past, Reba's, Pike 454 Dual Air, Marz 55 RC3
  • + 2
 I have a 2013 Durolux RC2 now and loving it. I like the fact that there is both low and hi speed compression. I would have to agree that the literature that comes with it is just terrible.
  • + 7
 Question for Pinkbike guys!
I've heard from a Suntour rep that the lower of this fork contains no lubrication, instead using self lubricating bushings instead of the oil or grease solutions used by other brands. I'm not sure I believe this, so can you answer it for me, do the lowers on your long term set contain any lubrication or not?
  • + 7
 The fork is still on its way - we'll pull it apart and report our findings in the full test article.
  • + 16
 @fix-the-spade
I work with SR Suntour so I'll chime in to answer you.

All the forks come with grease for lubrication. SR Suntour's take is that it's quicker to service with grease and this falls in line with the company's motto of QSP which stands for Quick Service Product....which really means Ride More, Wrench Less. Also you don't have to worry about oil leaking out or a messy service interval.

That said....some riders choose to also add 20-30 cc of lubrication oil in the lower case of each leg for a splash lubrication on the bushings. Some feel this makes the fork a little smoother.
  • + 1
 Thanks for the reply Sprockets, I'd figured a wire was crossed somewhere as no lubrication at all sounded wrong.
  • + 4
 I have an Epicon with I believe the same damper. Just grease and it is sooo nice. I love being able to take apart my fork and clean it or adjust the travel in minutes. Seriously... minutes. I have a RS Pike as well now, and I must say, the only thing that lack is the killer black stanchions, but simplicity, price and performance trumps appearance. I need another fork this spring, the Auron will likely be that fork. I cannot through down for another pike just because it works marginally better and looks cooler.
  • + 2
 I own a durolux RC2 and adding some oil in the lowers made this fork much more smoother. I've actualy sent it back under warranty when i got it, cuz i thought its not as fast/smooth as it should be and they said it works as intended. After that i've opened it up and there was no oil in the lowers. So i've added some and now it works realy nice.
  • - 1
 Not using bath oil kills it for me. Im sure grease works fine for lower end forks, but oil that flows and is constantly be reapplied to the bushings is a must in a higher end product.
  • + 1
 Maybe I'll try this. What oil are you guys using? Do you replace the washers every time like FOX/RS instruct? I've been more than pleased with the Epicon, but maybe there is more... small bump sensitivity is one of the areas it falters when compared to the pike.
  • + 0
 @b1k35c13nt15t

i only own fox stuff (just an fyi), i go to ace/osh and get new o rings for the air piston/damper shafts and replace those every time the lowers get dropped.. ive re-used the o rings on my 32 fork before: second time using them was okay, third time i got an oily mess.. i re-use the crush washers twice.. speaking of that, i need to go find some damn crush washers for my 32 fork before next service time!

i actually just dropped the lowers on my 40 yesterday (since i was told it there was a good chance the factory didnt put enough oil in it.. sure as hell, it was dry.), used new o rings and re used crush washers. no leaks. It probably wont help, but i was recommended to use mobile1 full syn 10w-30 (NOT the high mileage stuff, it will make your bushings swell up). i was a skeptical at first, then i just went ahead and did it. so far, its a lot better, as the fork is now properly lubed up, and not as dry as a 90 year old lady.. going on a ride tomorrow to see how it fairs on the trail.. im sure someone will chime in and tell me imma tard tho. (oh well)

i completely agree with mullen119.. just doesnt make sense to put grease in place of a job that is really meant for oil..
  • + 0
 haha. Tard.
  • + 0
 lol. id go check out a motorcycle shop once you figure out the oil weight you want. some 'mtb specific' oils are actually just re-branded oils. like torco, silkolene, etc. if your curious to see whats what, just google the name of the mtb oil you have in mind, and there might be a link to a thread that gives you the alternative name or acceptable substitute.. ive found out what the green and red fox oil really is before. pretty easy.
  • + 5
 Decent spec, seems to be rigid and stiff enough for a nice bit of abuse, looks alright no complaints on my half, nice adjustability options and a 15mm thru axle which is always good. At a decent competitive price (which will obviously be lower in ships) Ok, so it's no Fox or Roxkshox premium fork but it's never going tone for that price. IMO, it's good attempt from suntour and I would definitely give it a bash!!
  • + 4
 I'm inerested from your review how long have you been riding on it?
  • + 15
 I think its a shame it wont be available for 26". I know the 27.5" market is growing fast, but most of us ride 26", SR Suntour might be losing an important place in the 26" market.
  • - 1
 Same here, Oh well time to jump ship them! or i may just get a 650b bike Wink
  • + 22
 Any fork that's rated to 650B can fit 26" also ya know.
  • + 7
 Oh really?!, didnt know that, thanks for the info mate!
  • + 5
 The height and offset difference between most 650 and 26 forks is 10mm height and 0-4mm offset, they pretty much cancel each other out and you get slightly more mud clearance. I really don't think 650 forks taking over from 26 only models is that big of a deal, it's not as if you're being asked to fit a 29er fork and pretend it's alright.
  • + 5
 It may fit, but a proper 26" version might have shorter A2C by maybe ~10mm and maybe ~4mm less offset.

I've seen X Fusion's Trace/Slant RL2 for $500 shipped from Wiggle. IMO, that's the value option to beat.
  • - 2
 @ silverback, Bwahahaha...
  • - 7
flag Lilshredman (Oct 4, 2013 at 18:44) (Below Threshold)
 meh
  • + 0
 This one makes me actualy respect suntour a bit, haha, and im sure with some tweaking and such, people will want to have suntours on their bike on purpose!
  • - 7
flag zede (Oct 5, 2013 at 1:51) (Below Threshold)
 heavy, ugly and expensive
  • - 1
 Thats y i said give them a couple years. Haha
  • + 4
 I am happy with my durolux, a little oil in the lowers and you have the performance of anyone's top level fork for at least $300 less if not more. That's special.

I am a fan because the North American guys work hard to put out stuff that they can proudly ride. I really want them to win big because I know they care and work hard on it.

Depends on your age. I remember Suntour being at the top level with their XC Pro and Superbe Pro groups. I had a track bike with Superbe Pro hubs and those things spun for 15 minutes in your hand. XC Pro brakes were also among the best in MTB. It all began to change with indexed shifting, and then rapid-fire and Shimano finally getting where they were aiming to be. The Suntour x-press system was not as good but I think by then something was going on where they were having some issues staying up.

But, if you're a man, you don't cry about it. You take life, the ups and downs, if you're a real man you never go down, you just stay up. that's why they are the world champions.
  • + 4
 Suntours been around forever producing low end forks for entry level bikes. Its nice to see them stepping up their game and adding some competition to the market. Really interested in long term review but hell, testing on the whole enchilada and getting a decent review is pretty impressive! Well done.
  • + 4
 Not just low end forks. They made the entire Marzocchi line for several years. Their relationship ended in 2010 if I recall correctly, with Marzocchi bieng purchased by Tenneco and migrating their production to Hodaka.
  • + 3
 Looks great. Much cheaper than rs and fox. I used to have an epicon, and my only complaint was that the compression wasn't controlled enough, air spring and rebound were great! Hopefully this'll end up being specced on midrange bikes
  • + 2
 I still have a epicon, love it, used to have a rs revelation RL - awesome fork broke it on a 15ft drop off Frown (Bad landing broke internals) Since then i have stuck to the cheaper forks, like my Epicon. Air spring is just great on it, but only complaint is lack of adjustment and the damping. Also the fork seems to neglect to compress for smaller stuff like a small root or rock - this is probaly because i run them not that soft.
  • + 1
 Yeah, I remember it as being absurdly linear...you either set it up for the big stuff or chatter. I didn't mind it though...paid like nothing for it.
  • + 2
 If you have an older model there is a yellow spacer you can add under the air top cap of your Epicon to make is a more progressive spring rate. It basically reduces the air volume so the fork starts to ramp up faster in the mid to end stroke. Stock item on the newest forks but an easy fix for older ones. You can see a picture of it in this article (sorry PB it's a Vital MTB article). www.vitalmtb.com/product/guide/Forks,33/SR-Suntour/Epicon-X1-LO-RC-26,12246

All of the new dampers will also fit into the older Epicons so you could up grade to a LO-RC or RL-RC damper and have low speed compression in addition to the lock out and rebound functions.
  • + 4
 looks awesome and affordable i used a durolux for about 6 months it worked great. if this fork is anything like that im sold.
  • + 2
 SRAM doesn't even make their own stuff, they are the kings of outsourcing, as a bike tech I am pulling forks apart all the time and it would blow most peoples minds to know that there are what people consider to be low end brand parts in every major suspension companies products. Its the same situation as Giant building frames for numerous other companies.
  • + 2
 Think it looks good, if the mid-stroke support is they're then it can easily compete with some of the other top brands, I like that some of these brands entering the high end market are actually giving us high end capability in simple to do tuning to different rider needs and servicing!
  • + 2
 I'm looking to see this www.srsuntour-cycling.com/dstore/products/Forks/3605/DUROLUX/DUROLUX+TA+RC2+20QLC+26%22.html?intendenduse=enduro 2k13 was in a good price and it seems to have everything in place and my beloved 20mm axle.

I've owned 2 duros (9mm and QLC 1 gen) and despite the fact that they're not the most refined forks on the market they get the job done with good price and incredibly easy service.
  • + 5
 So many people bitching Suntour... but there's so many people riding these forks without knowing it!
  • + 6
 i have the durolux rc2 180mm awesome fork!!
  • + 2
 Have you guys noticed the trend how more and more manufacturers are focusing their attention on 27.5" and less on the 29'er market? 26" is still and will remain the dominant market but the 29'ers are begining to gradually fade away. Won't be long before 29'ers become extinct and nothing more than a footnote in the history of mountain biking.
  • + 0
 yep, 29 was wrong all the way, 26 still majority of sales. 27 no improvement over 26 but some serious drawbacks. Amazing blunder - foreseeable if you replace engineering with marketeering.
  • + 4
 They seem to be doing a better job than fox at the moment, going in the perfect direction with having high & low speed compression.
  • + 2
 I would love to see more detailed information and pictures about the damper. If it uses shims on compression and rebound pistons, It would be a big step in the right direction for suntour. If it is a port orifice only rebound damper with a spring loaded poppet for high speed compression, Peoples money would be better spent elsewhere.
  • + 4
 We'll have a much more comprehensive report, including damper details, when the longer term test comes out.
  • + 1
 Is the fork still fast with rebound fully closed, like the current durolux rc2?
Imho it's a cartridge design fault but suntour told me it's all fine.
  • + 2
 I just hope they're as good as promised and the price stays low. Something that really gives the big boys a run for their money at that price should work in our favour. In sayin that, I got a brand new 2013 Totem RC2DH earlier this year on sale for $750NZD from a shop so...
  • + 6
 Looks promising.
  • + 1
 My XCT and XCR works for a starter bike... used it on trails but cant really abuse them. But a lot of folks here swear about the toughness of those fork. BTW XCR i think now has a rebound adjustment. great for starting fork.

My Epicons (sold them to friends) are great fork for its price level. Most have used it EVERYDAY for bike commute in our seemingly "off-road" Roads. And take them to trails EVERY weekend (century ride/pedal all the way). Still, some use it beyond its intended use.And most users never serviced them in years. Used 203mm rotors on it, used it despite the rains and floods here. but i never heard anyone complain.. they just love the fork, serving them right without ripping their wallet. Well, not everyone here affords a Fox..

And my new TA RC2 durolux? what should i say.... better none.. just love it.
  • + 1
 Suntour started out small now they are making a jump too a more elite clientele.Azonic did the same thing they started selling there rims for $159 and there cranks for $99 dollars.now there rims are selling for $300-400 and there cranks are $200.as soon as the consumer gets confidence in suntour everybody is going to want one
  • + 4
 I like it
The $1000-$1200 price tag for the usual suspects is suspect when looking at this bang for buck fork!
  • + 4
 Am i the only one that thinks SR Suntour is a great fork manufacturer? (Rockshox Ex) Probably just me Razz
  • + 2
 You're not the only one, all my forks on my bikes are from SR Suntour ' high end line. I love them all.
  • + 3
 Ditto.
  • + 2
 They make some really shitty forks (XC* series for example), but their high end line from the Raidon upwards are fantastic. Rode a bike with a Raidon and preferred it to my Rockshox Recon silver.
  • + 2
 One good thing about Suntour suspension forks is they're very durable. They may not deliver in refinement, but they deliver in durability.
  • + 3
 Very interested in getting a look at the internals of this. Looks like it will be a great fork for $700.
  • + 4
 Nice looks, nice performance, nice price, I'm sold.
  • + 3
 '' producing over 11 million forks last year alone'' that is crazy Eek
  • + 4
 Not really, when half of their forks are cheap as hell - and come standard on crappy bikes.
  • + 4
 They actually have good cheap forks. Way better than the "cheap" forks I was seeing/riding 5 years ago. WAY better. I cringe thinking about those old forks. So while they are not bleeding edge, they do make awesome budget stuff.
  • + 7
 We're trying hard to please everyone no matter the budget. Werx program is the elite rider development. We're doing OK but still trying for more good results. 2012 World Champ XC women 2012 World Champ Marathon women 2012 World Silver 4X 2012 WC overall XC women 2012 Olympic Gold Medal XC women 2012 Redbull Rampage 6th 2013 World Champ XC women 2013 Rampage............STAY TUNED!! Doerfling and Buehler are amped and ready to git-r-dun.
  • + 1
 The Q LOC2 looks like it is a decent design. I laughed at how simple the operation appears in the video. Seems pretty ingenious I think.
  • + 1
 yeeeeears ago (talking roadie stuff) Suntour SUPER B was the shits...waaaay lighter than anything Campy put out, cheaper than Shimano
  • + 2
 How different is this from a Durolux RC2? Other than the wheel size, it seems very very similar to me.
  • + 1
 Not sure how some can say this fork is affordable. Guess I'm the only penny pincher here! Looks awesome though.
  • + 1
 I can't wait to see where this lands on the AM market. Anyone know if they make a 29r fork with air adjust and lockout?
  • + 2
 They do... they also make the fork used by the back to back women's XC world champion, Julie Bresset.

www.srsuntour-cycling.com/index.php?sid=1
  • + 1
 yep --- wasn't too long ago we pulled a Zoke 888 apart only to find a bunch of hardware with SUNTOUR labels
  • + 1
 Don't suntour do holidays lol
  • + 1
 Suntour rocks... I love my Durolux... And the Auron looks nice too!
  • + 1
 nice option,. I will keep my slant
  • + 0
 That crown looks tiny and looks like a total flexmobile.
  • + 1
 Yawn.
  • + 1
 Is the DC up yet?
  • + 0
 That lowers put in my mind the newer marzocchi
  • - 1
 remember the 08 marzocchi 55's, they were made by sr suntour
  • - 2
 What? Suntour is responsible for Marzocchi not having their ducks in a row?
  • + 1
 Marzocchi is made by these
  • + 1
 my 09 55 tst2 has a sr suntour air cartridge that failed , norco fixed it with the coil conversion.
  • - 2
 for chinese it's too expensive
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