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
Video: Initial impressions of the RockShox RS-1 inverted fork