UK First! The new RockShox Lyrik 2-Step

03/10/2006 I bunked off work this morning to fit a brand new pair of RockShox Lyrik forks, and a pai

You could ride over a granny on these things and not feel the tins of cat food...
03/10/2006

I bunked off work this morning to fit a brand new pair of RockShox Lyrik forks, and a pair of Atomlab quickstep pedals. After a bit of swearing whilst trying to find a brake adaptor that would fit, I got them sorted and headed out to the trails...

The Lyrik is the RockShox All-Mountain fork designed to front up to the mighty Fox 36's- and boy, do they look like they do the job. I'm riding the 2-Step Air model that has 160mm of travel (adjustable down to 115mm by the twist of a dial), externally adjustable rebound, high and low speed compression and Floodgate adjustments. The stanchions are huge 35mm numbers that laugh at flex, and the fork bolts on via the new Maxle 360 degree thru-axle system.

After a ride and some tweaking, they've started bedding in nicely- you could ride over a granny on these things and not feel the tins of cat food. Expect a full review soon in MBUK...

The Quickstep pedals are clip in pedals from Atomlab with a difference - the jaws completely recess in to the pedals body when stood on, so even if not clipped in, you can stomp your foot on the pedal without slipping. More on them in next issue of the mag, but initial impressions are great.

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