By: Ryan LaBar
SR Suntour recently announced that it signed freeride pioneer, Brett Tippie to its WERX Riders program. In this program Tippie will be testing prototype products. He will also be acting as a brand ambassador.
Tippie commented on this change, “I was on Marzocchi for 16 years and I liked the suspension I was on, but it was just time for a change. I tried Garett Buhler and James Doerfling’s bikes with SR Suntour products and they felt great, so I called up the company and they really wanted to have me on board--it’s nice to feel wanted.”
When Bike magazine called Tippie for comment, he was returning from a weekend of riding and testing SR Suntour’s prototype 8-inch RUX downhill fork. He commented on his testing experience, “I’m just returning from a weekend of riding and announcing the Western Open DH at Kicking Horse Bike Park in Golden, BC. I was riding 4,000-vertical-foot runs and the RUX felt smooth and consistant the whole way down. The fork is awesome because its 38-millimeter stanchions are smaller than a Fox and bigger than a RockShox. It has high- and low-speed compression damping and rebound damping adjustments, plus a tool-free 20-millimeter through-axle.”