Suntour Rebounds into High-End Market With New Forks
No ‘damping’ company’s optimism over 650B.
By Brice Minnigh
Photos: Anthony Smith
After several years in the mass market, Suntour is refocusing much of its efforts on higher-end suspension, introducing a new 650B fork and a long-anticipated downhill model.
The company is throwing its chips in with 650B, developing a fork for what it anticipates will be the dominant wheel size in the near future.
In addition, it has unveiled its long-in-the-making DH fork, the RUX—which, in a nod to the late guitar maestro Jimi Hendrix, stands for ‘Are You Experienced’—complete with internals that allow for easy DIY-style adjustments.
26-inch? 29-inch? 27.5-inch? At least one thing remains the same: There are still two wheels.
The carbon lowers to Suntour’s new 650B fork are enveloped by alloy dropouts.
Tight and trim—650B is a hair’s breadth away from going mainstream.
Lock, Stock and One Smoking Barrel.
Suntour’s long-awaited RUX stands tall with 200 millimeters of self-tuneable travel.
Eject and unwind—Suntour’s new tool-less through-axle.
The dual-crown jewel in Suntour’s new lineup.
Adjust your own spring rate via removable spacers.
Use Suntour’s zip-clip for a clean and tidy setup. And if you lose your zip-clip, a zip-tie will do.