Suntour Axon-RL fork review

Good value supension

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £275.00 RRP | USD $392.10
Suntour Axon-RL fork

Our review

A reasonably controlled and light short-travel through-axle fork at a bargain price
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The Axon is a decent discount race fork with some useful extras. For a start, this 100mm version weighs just 1,623g (1,746g with through-axle), which immediately gives it an edge over similarly priced options.

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The low, flat arch isn’t as tight on tyre clearance as it looks, while the QLOC axle tracks and turns obediently. The expanding collar and quick-release (QR) cam axle work well once you’ve learned the correct technique and, unlike other through-axles, you can put the QR on either the left or right.

The stroke is adequately smooth and progressive without being fussy about air pressure, and the rebound damper gives a decent return speed range on less hectic trails.

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Once you’ve threaded the cable in, the agricultural looking remote lever works fine for climbs and sprints. The clipover hose guide keeps the brake neat, and our long-term sets have held up well.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Axon-RL (10)
Brand SR Suntour

Features weight measured without axle, Axle: 15mm QLOC, Options: Fork top remote, QR axle
Weight (g) 1623
Available Colours White
Spring Type Air
Damping Adjustment Lockout Rebound