RockShox RS-1 fork - first ride video

Our initial impressions on the unique cross-country fork

The new RS-1 takes its name from RockShox’ groundbreaking first suspension fork. It was introduced earlier this year and is a 29in specific upside-down fork designed for cross-country use.

The RS-1 retails for more than £1,400 / US$1,850 / AU$2,300 / €1,650 and requires its own front wheel build, so it's almost certain to stay a rare sight out on the trails.

What Mountain Bike Technical Editor and seasoned cross country racer Tom Marvin has been putting the miles in on his 120mm test fork for a little while now. Check the video below as Tom talks damping, adjustability and stiffness, sharing his initial impressions of the unique fork.

RockShox rs-1 first ride impressions video

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Oli Woodman

Senior Writer, UK
With more than 10 years of experience riding mountain bikes, Oli knows the good from the bad when it comes to gear. He's a total bike nerd and loves few things more than fettling with spangly riding bits. Also, he seems to have a talent for crashing hard but emerging unscathed.
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Loamy singletrack
  • Beer of Choice: Corona
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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