Fox vs. Rock Shox

MTB gets bigger and heavier, more travel, more gears with a single chainring, levers for everything. Rock Shox came with their RS-1 which is heavier than a SID but they said it would be better…

This year Rock Shox came with a new SID, with Chargerdamper and at superlow 1366g for a regular RLC:


Looks like a Rock Shox fork, but is improved in every way and seems like the perfect weightweenie fork when you want damping that works.

Fox did the same, they improved. I’m more impressed over that as Fox never been as light as SID. Their new 32 SC(Step Cast):


Both brands cut of material on the lower legs but you see the difference more on the Fox as they also decreased the width. Both cut of the innerlegs a bit and made it to 100mm only, no 120mm and such AMstyle, pure XC.

1380g incl axle for the Fox according to R2:


The big question is:

Which one should I get for my weightweenie XC project for 2017?

Light axle from Rock Shox and RS-1 for 27,5″

Rock Shox is coming with a lighter alternative for their Maxle Lite called Maxle Stealth with a weight from 37g. For 15×100, 15×110, 15×150. Made to use with an 6mm allen key.

Coming in May. And in June the RS-1 fork is coming for 27,5″. 1646g so 20g lighter than the 29er fork:

More new things from Rock Shox here: Bikemag

Updated forks from Marzocchi, great weightsaving

Marzocchi has improved a lot on their XC forks 320. The right one here is 1880g with a offset of 44mm. Then they changed the offset to 51mm to better suit modern full suspension bikes and shaved weight here and there so the new fork to the left is just 1695g.

Nice round brdiges:

The lightest Marzocchi 320 fork is the LCR Carbon that now is 1515g instead of 1660g before. Nice when it’s not just Rock Shox and Fox on the market.

More info about this new forks here: Bikerumor.