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    Rockshox RS-1

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    Another pic.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Rockshox RS-1-10150744_715596611814171_660986265_n.jpg  


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    Cool, instead of buying an inverted fork from a brand with no name I can buy one from Rockshox? That's pretty swell.

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    Rockshox RS-1

    WHAT?
    Need more details ASAP!
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    Looks fake
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    Another pic.
    This photo that was posted by someone on facebook is actually 2 forks... you can tell by the photo the middle one is going to be a rigid and the bottom suspension.

    At least that's what my speculation machine says.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Logantri View Post
    Looks fake
    RockShox released 3 individual images on their Facebook page and someone put all 3 together to kind of figure out what it might look like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kawidan View Post
    RockShox released 3 individual images on their Facebook page and someone put all 3 together to kind of figure out what it might look like.
    OK that makes sense.

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    Will this fit tires that don't exist yet on carbon rims that don't exist yet?
    Does anyone know the longevity of this fork that doesn't exist yet?

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    Check bikerumor. My guess is it is two different forks. One a carbon ridged fork, one a suspension fork. I have seen a prototype fat fork from rock shox. Neither carbon nor upside down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the mayor View Post
    Will this fit tires that don't exist yet on carbon rims that don't exist yet?
    Does anyone know the longevity of this fork that doesn't exist yet?
    You're doing it right.

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    Sweet -- been waiting for this!

    I wonder why the forks were MIA at Frostbike or NAHBS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJones View Post
    Sweet -- been waiting for this!
    ME TOO!!!! Waiting, waiting waiting!!! I just can't take it anymore! By the way, what is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithcreek View Post
    By the way, what is it?
    Hopefully it is the Rock Shox fat bike suspension fork that has been rumored to be "coming soon" for a few years?

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    The RS-1 is not a fatbike fork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Espen W View Post
    The RS-1 is not a fatbike fork.
    Sorry.
    Bummer -- what is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJones View Post
    Bummer -- what is it?
    Edit: Super ... something
    Last edited by Espen W; 03-20-2014 at 10:49 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Espen W View Post
    Super stiff XC ****.
    Fixed

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    Someone at Singletrack posted a photoshopped reconstruction with "an extra piece" in the fork's upper legs:



    EDIT: Taking a look at this image from their FB page, it looks like a 29er trail bike fork:


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    Wasn't the RS-1 the first fork they ever made? I bought one when I worked in a shop back in maybe 1989. I think it was serial number 425. Are they going to call the next model the Mag-20?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stray Mutt View Post
    Wasn't the RS-1 the first fork they ever made? I bought one when I worked in a shop back in maybe 1989. I think it was serial number 425.
    Korrekt, as we say over here.
    I have one of the first ones too, serial # 260 something, I think.
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    Rockshox RS-1

    I wish rock shox would just release a full professional image of new product instead of these teaser shots that has everyone speculating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stray Mutt View Post
    Wasn't the RS-1 the first fork they ever made? I bought one when I worked in a shop back in maybe 1989. I think it was serial number 425. Are they going to call the next model the Mag-20?
    Maybe the version with clearance for 4"+ tires will be called the Quadra...

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    Come to think of it, I have an RS-1 (the original thing) in my basement and a RS2 in my garage. The RS2 is not a fork, though, and it is blue, not black and pink like the RS-1.
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    My RS-1 was black and pink but I painted it silver. It may still be hanging on a wall at Green Mountain Bikes in Rochester, VT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funnyjr View Post
    I wish rock shox would just release a full professional image of new product instead of these teaser shots that has everyone speculating.
    But Aprils Fools is coming up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    But Aprils Fools is coming up
    Sadly so true, I'm hanging for the 29+ forks from Magura myself...

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    Was told yesterday that Rockshox has a fat bike fork coming but it won't be called the RS-1 and it will be MY15 product.

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    Seen it in person awhile back. It looks pretty sweet and sorry guys not fat friendly.
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    Added the hub portion of the shock just a bit ago More on the New RockShox RS-1

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    So if I'm reading this correctly, I can use an original Rockshox RS-1 with a 5" carbon tire, as long as it's installed upside down.

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    This is good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blown240 View Post
    So if I'm reading this correctly, I can use an original Rockshox RS-1 with a 5" carbon tire, as long as it's installed upside down.
    Exactly!....oh wait....

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    This dumb, but funny.
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    Rock Shox SR 1

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    Interestingly, carbon is about the only way to do an inverted single crown fork IMO. It's a piss-poor design structurally because of all the independent leg movement, but the stiffness and ability to do shapes other than tubes or CNCed crowns gives a bit of hope that this can actually work (in addition to the system that x-fusion revel has). It still doesn't make for the most optimal chassi weight-wise (for the same stiffness), but now the weight penalty is going to get much smaller to the point where it may be notional. Casted aluminum and magnesium lowers are pretty darn light, way less than a pound, but this is the one thing that may be lighter (and structurally sound).
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    I wonder how big of a brake rotor it's rated for? Probably 180mm max would be my guess.

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    Rockshox RS-1

    Perfect for 29+, anyone want to buy my fox 32 kashima 100 15qr?

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    here we go
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    That's going to kill any stand over.

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    needs some lower guards like the dorado......
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    I'm not understanding something here:
    Claimed weight: 1,666g (3.67lbs) from Pinkbike review.
    Weight 1666g according to SRAM RS-1 specs.

    When a Fox Float 29 weighs 1.67kg.

    If the weight for the RS-1 included the proprietary hub then I could understand how it's significantly lighter than competitive products......

    Otherwise I'm not understanding how this thing will sell for outrageous sums of money when the weight and stiffness are on par with competitive products for a fraction of the cost.

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    Nobody in here is too concerned with this one now that the info is out on the Bluto....

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    Krampus might want one.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiloman View Post
    I'm not understanding something here:
    Claimed weight: 1,666g (3.67lbs) from Pinkbike review.
    Weight 1666g according to SRAM RS-1 specs.

    When a Fox Float 29 weighs 1.67kg.

    If the weight for the RS-1 included the proprietary hub then I could understand how it's significantly lighter than competitive products......

    Otherwise I'm not understanding how this thing will sell for outrageous sums of money when the weight and stiffness are on par with competitive products for a fraction of the cost.
    The benefit is not necessarily in reduced weight, but in the added stiffness, reduced stiction and unsprung weight that this design offers, as well as better lubricating and less oil cavitation, which leads to marginally better performance. This design has been used for these reasons in motorcycles for the better part of the past 25 years.
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