RockShox Sektor RL Solo Air suspension fork review

Top value trail option

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
£429.99 RRP
RockShox Sektor RL Solo Air

Our review

Excellent reliabilty and easily enough control for most riders and trails at a great price
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The Sektor RL takes RockShox’s proven Revelation chassis and simple but effective Motion Control damper to create a bombproof plug-and-play fork. At just over 1,700g it’s very light for a 150mm fork, too.

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There’s a choice of 15 and 20mm Maxle Light screw-through axle options, so it’s compatible with both light trail and heavy all-mountain wheels. It’s impressively stiff in both formats too, with no twist and choking in braking ruts or when cornering hard. 

The automatic negative balancing Solo Air spring with reliably ballpark recommended figures is a cinch to set up. The Motion Control damping adds simple rebound and compression to lockout control that only gets out of it’s depth if you really force the fork down the throat of extended, big hit or steppy descents. Longevity is excellent and the ‘free’ spare seal kit adds even more value.

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This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Sektor RL Solo Air (12)
Brand RockShox

Features • Damping: Motion Control • Springs: Solo Air • Adjustments: External Rebound / Low Speed Compression / External Floodgate and Lockout • Spring via Air Pressure, Solo Air / External Travel, Coil U-Turn • Steerer: Aluminium 1 1/8" • Crown: Forged Hollow 6061 T-6 Aluminium • Upper Tubes: 32mm, 7000 Series Straight Wall Aluminium, Low Friction Anodized • Lowers: Magnesium, Post Disc Mount, 15mm Maxle Lite • Recommended Rear Shock: Monarch and Ario • Maximum Rotor Size: 210mm
Weight (g) 1720
Travel 150