RockShox Domain 318IS fork review

Brilliant budget long-travel single-crown

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £419.99 RRP | USD $588.69
RockShox Domain 318IS

Our review

Strong, consistent and easy to use. The best sub-£500 long-travel fork available
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Domain is basically just a cheap RockShox Lyrik. It shares the same lower legs, Maxle screw-through axle, bushing and seal hardware as its twice-the-price brother, but with steel upper legs and steerer adding a few hundred grams and 20mm of travel.

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The 318 version (as opposed to the horrible feeling 302s we’ve met on some complete bikes) gets a basic version of RockShox’s well proven Motion Control damping.

That means consistent, widely adjustable rebound throughout the extended stroke, and while it can get lairy through long rock gardens it’s fine most of the time.

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There’s a 115-160mm UTurn version and a 1.5in steerer version, so there’s every fork option you could want. If you’re on a tight budget, it’s a winner.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Domain 318IS (09)
Brand RockShox

Description 115-160mm U-Turn Version also available
Weight (g) 2732
Available Colours Black White
Steerer Size 1 1/8 1.5
Material Magnesium
Travel 180
Damping Adjustment Floodgate Low Speed Compression Protune
Steerer Material Steel
Spring Adjustment Change Spring Preload
Damping Motion Control
Crown Material Forged Alloy