RockShox’s new Domain Dual Crown brings more travel and old-school style to the bike park, which is currently dominated by long-travel single-crown forks.
Tyler Morland, RockShox marketing manager, says that the brand has two reasons for building a dual crown fork for park riders.
“It comes down to safety and durability,” he told BikeRadar. “A new park rider might crash a lot and the steel stanchions are ultra strong. Essentially, you can just lie those things on the ground. When you crash it keeps everything from flopping around and may prevent you from landing on your bar.”
The new fork’s design is similar to RockShox’s Boxxer race fork. It has 200mm of coil sprung, Motion Control IS damped travel and a chassis with 35mm tapered steel upper tubes and magnesium lowers. The lowers have the PowerBulge bushing reinforcement and new model Maxle Lite thru-axle.
RockShox's new heavy duty dual crown, Domain RC Dual Crown.
“It’s a new way to do something for the park,” said Morland. “The look is a big thing, too. The triple crown is more appealing to the younger guys.”
The Domain RC Dual Crown is available with a 1.125in steerer and comes complete with short and tall upper crowns and two tuning springs. The fork weighs 7.55-pounds, costs US$660 and will be available in August.