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    Interesting to note that this is basically a full size fork designed with separate dropouts that has had the legs cut down to 20" size, end result weighs 1360gr, didnt require a dedicated casting to make the lowers for this size. It would very likely work to do this as a 24" fork too that would be lighter than the other new 24" suspension fork choices.

    Then again, at $850 you will have some additional weight savings in your wallet as well. I think I like the cost to weight savings ratio better for the old manitou fork that I shortened into an 1100g 20" fork...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrayJay View Post
    Interesting to note that this is basically a full size fork designed with separate dropouts that has had the legs cut down to 20" size, end result weighs 1360gr, didnt require a dedicated casting to make the lowers for this size. It would very likely work to do this as a 24" fork too that would be lighter than the other new 24" suspension fork choices.

    Then again, at $850 you will have some additional weight savings in your wallet as well. I think I like the cost to weight savings ratio better for the old manitou fork that I shortened into an 1100g 20" fork...
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    I was thinking the exact same thing. It's a modular design which could work for a 24" fork too. The difference with their current 24" Suntour Air, is the cartridge is used for both dampening and air. The Axon design separates the two, dampening in one leg, air spring in the other. Though at $850, the RST F1rst is still 1/4 the price. Possibly street price will be lower. Glad to see Spawn help bring this to market.

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    That's a lot of coin for a kid fork. I ended up getting a Magura TS8 R DLO≤ 100mm Fork for my kids 24" build. It's under 3lbs with the steer cut, and was only $380.00 shipped.

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    Hopefully this means their will be some solid trickle-down to lower end forks by the time my son needs a 20" bike in two years or so, 'cause I'm sure as hell not dropping $850 for a 20" fork.

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