Rock Shox released information today on a new fork, which will be available in all wheel sizes, that should challenge the idea that lightweight and inexpensive are mutually exclusive in terms of suspension forks. The new model, dubbed the 30 Gold, is also claimed to be an easy to set up fork as well.
Here is the lowdown on this fork from the Rock Shox press release:
AFTERMARKET PRODUCT SPECS
Wheel Sizes: 26”, 27.5”, 29”
Weight*: 26” – 1660g (3.66 lb); 27.5” – 1842g (4.06 lb); 29” – 1828g (4.03 lb)
Travel: 26” – 80mm/100mm; 27.5”/29” – 100mm/120mm (29” – 120mm travel tapered
Steerer: 1-1/8″ aluminum, 1.5″ to 1-1/8″ tapered aluminum
Crown: Forged 6061 T-6 externally pocketed aluminum
Upper Tube: 30mm straight wall anodized aluminum
Axle: 9mm QR
Lower legs: Magnesium, disc only
Spring: Solo Air
*Weight based on 265mm 1-1/8” aluminum steerer, 9mm QR lower leg, Solo Air
The retails on the 30 Gold will start out at MSRP: $330.00 USD. This is a Model Year 2014 product, so we would expect to see heavy spec of this fork on new bikes debuting later this year. Aftermarket availability will happen, but as of this post, we have no time frame given for this to happen.
Note: The information and image in this post were provided by SRAM.