RockShox Tora 318 Solo Air fork review

A solid all rounder, if a little heavy

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £220.00 RRP | USD $397.78
RockShox Tora 318 Solo Air

Our review

Well controlled and adaptable fork, but heavy – even as an air unit
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The Tora is a solid, competent fork, with this top model in the range offering lots of excellent RockShox features.


The 318 gets proper Motion Control damping for a much more consistent feel than the cheaper 302 versions. You also get external rebound/compression damping and remote actuation of the pre-set ‘Floodgate’ lockout, too. However, even after they’ve smoothed out over the first few rides, the air-sprung units never feel quite as smooth as the coils seem to do.

The ‘All Travel’ system means you can choose between 80/100mm and 130mm travel just by switching internal spacers too, which makes the excess weight a bit more bearable. And the reliability is excellent.


Overall, this is a solid all-rounder, rather than being remarkable in any particular respect.

Product Specifications


Name Tora 318 Solo Air (08)
Brand RockShox

Weight (g) 2150
Damping Adjustment External Rebound Lockout Low Speed Compression
Upper Tube Material 4130 Steel
Crown Material 6061 T6 Aluminium
Damping Motion Control
Spring Adjustment Air pressure Schrader Valve
Dropout Type Quick Release
Steerer Material Steel
Adjustable Travel Yes
Lockout Yes
Year 2008
Stanchion Diameter 32
Max. Fork Travel 100mm
Min. Fork Travel 80mm
Disc Caliper Mount I.S
Spring Type Solo Air
Bike Use Cross-Country
Steerer Size 1 1/8
Brake System Compatability Cantilever Disc Brake V-Brake
Available Colours Black Silver White
Lowers Magnesium