To celebrate 25 years of the RockShox RS-1, RockShox are going to be releasing a limited edition version of the fork. The run will be limited to 500 with the fork only available in Europe.
The fork, which will feature decals harking back to the original 1989 RS-1 graphics, has a newly designed chassis. This chassis sees the fork’s steerer tube, crown and legs integrated into a single carbon fibre upper.
Another new feature is the Accelerator Damper, which merges small bump performance with “ultra-efficient” lockout. Predictive Steering has also been introduced, this is a new interface between hub and dropouts, designed to allow the fork to be light enough for XC racing as well as stiff enough for the trails.
RockShox describe this new feature thusly:
“Predictive Steering features a stock 15mm Maxle Ultimate mated with a solid oversized axle running through the hub, the Torque Tube. When the system is clamped with the corresponding dropout, the Torque Tube axle becomes a structural part of the fork, providing unparalleled stiffness. Fork leg twisting is minimized. And, since Predictive Steering technology only adds material around the dropouts and on the hub’s axle, the weight difference compared to a standard 15mm through axle setup is minimal, while providing an unprecedented level of torsional stiffness for a lightweight, inverted fork. This technology gives even the best riders room to find a new line. And it’s only available on RS-1.”
Available in: Rise XX, RISE 60 – 29”, ROAM 50 – 29”, Predictive Steering Hub
The fork will retail for a maxium of £1,416 and will be available in March of this year.
|Travel||100mm (120mm air shaft included in package)|
|Damper Adjust||Rebound, XLoc Remote (Sprint or Full Sprint)|
|Axle||15mm Maxle Ultimate tied to Predictive Steering™ hub with Torque Tube technology|
|Upper Tubes||32mm aluminium, Fast Black|
|Chassis||One piece carbon fiber upper|
|Colour||Gloss Black with custom pink stickers|