RockShox updates budget suspension forks

Recon Silver, Sektor Silver RL and 30 Gold RL get trickle-down tech

RockShox has packed a bit more value into its budget-minded fork line. For 2017, the Recon Silver, Sektor Silver RL and 30 Gold RL all feature RockShox Motion Control dampers. Other updates include broader wheelsize compatibility, 'boost' 110mm axle options and lighter crowns.

Recon Silver RL

The recon silver rl sits just below the reba in the rockshox suspension hierarchy:
The recon silver rl sits just below the reba in the rockshox suspension hierarchy:

The Recon Silver RL sits just below the Reba in the RockShox suspension hierarchy. It uses a Reba crown with steel, rather than alloy, upper tubes.

The Recon Silver RL has 32mm stanchions and is available in 80, 100 and 120mm versions for 27.5 and 29in wheels. It’s offered with 100mm as well as 110mm front axle spacing.

The claimed weight for the Rekon is 1,960g.

Pricing for the Recon Silver SL is $235-259 / £197-248 / Australian pricing TBA.

Sektor Silver RL

The 120-150mm sektor isn't available for purchase aftermarket, though it will come stock on many affordable trail bikes :
The 120-150mm sektor isn't available for purchase aftermarket, though it will come stock on many affordable trail bikes :

This fork won’t be available for purchase aftermarket, though it will come stock on many affordable trail bikes.

The Sektor has 32mm stanchions and is offered in 130, 140 and 150mm versions for 27.5 and 29in wheels. It’s also available with 100mm as well as 110mm front axle spacing.

The Sektor Silver RL has a claimed weight of 2,190g.

30 Gold RL

The 30 gold rl is the one one of these three forks that is still available in a 26in version:
The 30 gold rl is the one one of these three forks that is still available in a 26in version:

As the name implies, the 30 Gold RL has 30mm stanchions. Like the Recon, the 30 Gold RL comes in 80, 100 and 120mm versions. Unlike the Recon, the 30 Gold RL gets lighter alloy upper tubes, which keep the gram count down to a claimed weight of 1,841g.

The 30 Gold RL is only available in a quick-release version. It’s also the only one of these three forks that's offered in a 26in version.

Pricing for the 30 Gold RL is $345-425 / £289-357 / Australian pricing TBA.

All three of these forks will be available in May. For more information visit www.sram.com.

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.
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  • Current Bikes: Trek Remedy 29 9.9, Yeti ASRc, Specialized CruX, Spot singlespeed, Trek District 9
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