RockShox introduces Paragon suspension fork

Suspension fork designed for urban and trekking cyclists

RockShox has introduced the Paragon, a new 700c suspension fork intended to meet the needs of urban and trekking cyclists looking to take the edge off rough roads.

The Paragon has 65mm of air-sprung suspension travel and uses the RockShox Solo Air system to fine-tune the ride to the weight of the rider. The fork also has a lockout lever that can be flipped on when riding smooth roads. The Paragon is compatible with the RockShox handlebar-mounted remote lockout lever (sold separately).

The fork features a cable management system to provide a secure, concealed path from a dynamo hub up to the fork brace, where a headlight can be secured using an integrated mount.

RockShox worked with a number of light and fender manufactures, including B+M, Trelock, Supernova, Spanninga, Fuxon and SKS to develop products specifically designed to be paired with the new fork.

The Paragon has a claimed weight of 4.07lb (1,846g) and retails for US$253 / €225.

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Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998. Being stubborn, endurance racing was a natural fit. Josh bankrolled his two-wheeled addiction by wrenching at various bike shops across the US for 10 years and even tried his hand at frame building. These days Josh spends most of his time riding the trails around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, cyclocross, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Anywhere with rock- and root-infested technical singletrack. He also enjoys unnecessarily long gravel races.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Remedy 29 9.9, Yeti ASRc, Specialized CruX, Spot singlespeed, Trek District 9
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following, a custom Moots 27.5+ for bikepacking adventures
  • Beer of Choice: PBR
  • Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA

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