Spinner Cargo Air 20mm review£299.99

Spinner have been building forks for RockShox for decades and this freeride fork is incredible value.

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Spinner have been building forks for RockShox for decades and this freeride fork is incredible value. The stroke is reasonably supple with consistent damping and useful 'Spul' externally adjustable platform compression damping.

The travel adjustment from 150-110mm means broad bike geometry compatibility too. It ramps up towards the end of its travel, so you have to wallop it to get near 150mm, but it just feels wooden rather than spiking.

Despite 35mm stanchions and the bolted 20mm axle, it's a twisty fork but it's still more accurate than most QR forks.

We'll forgive its excess weight too, considering the remarkably low price - although we were cursing the unique 'high mount' disc brake tabs, which will only fit some brakes.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 44
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster tfhan the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK
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