Fox isn't the only suspension brand taking the bigger-is-better approach to single-crown forks. There's been a lot of mumbles over the last few months about a new option from RockShox with huge stanchion tubes, something that might remind us of the Totem but using their latest tech, to compete with Fox's new 38.
RockShox used Mitch Ropelato's Instagram to give the public their first look at the new fork today, and Pinkbike member mitch160 grabbed the screenshots below of it on the front of Florian Nicolai's Trek Slash.
We don't know any official details yet, including the diameter of its upper tubes, but I'm going to guess that they're 38.99mm. One thing we do know, however, is that it won't be called a Totem.
Either you're wrong or RS missed the mark. No offence, I hope you're wrong!
Freeride is back baby! Now I am only waiting for some retro 90s inspired clothing.
I think that “one thing they know for sure” bit was intended to provoke us. They are spy shots. How could PB possibly know what the name of the fork is? Unless...
You mean Fox will be releasing a Rythm with pot metal 38mm stanchions, and will be putting a 'Marz' sticker on 'em
Zeb's dead, baby...
WE WANT TOTEM !!!!!!
Have you heard that the term “Mountain biking” is going to be phased out because like, Sherpas have been walking in mountains since antiquity, therefore it’s racist to use the word “mountain”. It offends Sherpas. Or something.
There is nothing insensitive or racist in using the name “Totem” for a fork. It’s a compliment to totem poles if anything.
"but they were built by gravity logic"
Oh you poor souls, we also have a bike park designed by gravity logic, I know the feels.
And no I’m not from whistler, actually the east coast
Pretty crazy how that is now true again. I used to ride a 38lb Santa Cruz Bullet around town all the time and think nothing of it's weight on "urban rides" where we would jump our mtbs off stairs or anything we found in town. That was the 2000's. The last 10+ years has been a huge shift to light weight being everything.
Time to over correct I think.
I don’t know man, I think how / where you ride and how you outfit your bike is going to determine its weight. My Carbon sight weighed as much as 35lbs last year with DD tires, oneup edc pump and tool kit, and a spare tube. There’s only 2 places I ride that requires that kit, the other 5+ places an xc setup would be fine. That 35lbs bike is currently weighing 28.75lbs without pedals and no bottle cage or edc kit.. it’s on Rekon’s and I have it stripped down and setup for our local beer league marathon xc races that are now cancelled.
Let me introduce the Sanitary Covid Release tOTEM
Zero Emotion Bouncy?
Zapp-tastic Engorged Boner?
Zone Efficient Bouncer?
No, manitou have had their 37mm Mezzer our for a while now.
I'm curious if the current Lyrik will exist after this comes out (like the 36 exists beside the 3 , or if it will be entirely removed.
just put dual crowns on enduro bikes already. crown count is a meaningless differentiator b/w Enduro & DH.
I was hoping for the Totem till i read this last sentence and now i hope their Marketing department knows what they do.
So well, I guess "To Loose is Better" as the saying goes at Trek.
For less than pure DH use the concept of a double crown 35/36 with 20mm double clamp axle would provide a lightweight stiff assembly with flex in the right places and better air spring performance. I think that MOJO's idea will remain an ideal alternative to this new effort to up the diameter and crown beefiness of single crown forks. Maybe this all wouldn't be necessary had we stayed with the 20mm/clamp on axle?
Rockshox Engineering: We just released the xc stuff. We have nothing enduro!
Rockchox head brain: De-sticker, then spray paint a Lyrik black and pretend it's a prototype until we get something.
Fox 38 specs:
150-200mm travel? Almost. 160-180 travel
37+mm stanchion? Yep
LS/HS comp and rebound? Yep
So if this is the same as the 38, you’ll be getting Nd basically what you asked for. Not sure why you’re complaining
My dh bike has 40s and a floatx2 and it is so much better from a tuning perspective.
Most people I meet don't even know what LSC does, have no idea how many volume spacers and PSI's are in their air chamber and can barely set proper SAG. Still all riding on Grip2 and Charger 2/2.1 dampers
Even though I know how to set it all up, I just went to a Bomber Z1 and don't look back. Just focus on your riding, don't be twisting knobs all the time.
I’d rather focus on my riding and be able to tune my setup to my liking...why choose one?
No idea what kind of joeys you ride with but not knowing how many spacers or psi you’re running is weird even for a newer rider.
HSR isn’t exactly a concept above most people either...
I'm also not talking about the guys I ride with, but the people who actually buy bikes with forks and shocks with these adjustments. I've been working as a mechanic for a few years now, and the number of people who truly know whats going on with their suspension is shockingly low.
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