The Vidar is Magura's cheapest fork, and it uses exactly the same stiff sturdy structure as the Ronin. Steel facing plates on the disc brake mounts and dropouts stop long-term corrosion too, and the bolted crown means legs can be replaced.
The R-Seven race special was a totally new fork for Manitou last year and it's already been super successful with the Merida team - among others. We can see why, too. It's significantly lighter (1/4lb or more) than most 100mm forks.
Fox are probably the most aspirational forks around, and its RLT is its top conventional race fork - auto lockout/platform Terra logic forks are also available.
Our reigning champion budget fork for as long as we can remember,the MX Comp still takes some beating. The secret lies in its simplicity.Twin air chambers take up the whole top part of each leg, creating twin low pressure springs.
Shimano's SL440s have been the only dedicated flat barred road shifters on the market to date. Now Campag have their own; the Ergopower FBs from the Veloce grouppo, for those who favour the Italian way but prefer the comfort of a flat barred set-up.
Berghaus bike gear has made a big impact in its short time on the market, bringing the brand's legendary mountain proof quality into the wheeled world. Unlike the cheaper shells here the Chrome is fully waterproof.