Suntour Axon RLD fork review

Excellent value cross-country/trail fork

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £249.95 RRP | USD $346.48
The Suntour Axon RLD is a good way to save weight without wasting money

Our review

Not the plushest, but a high-value, light and tight feeling race fork
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Budget forks are increasingly competent but still generally too heavy for competition use. Suntour buck the trend with this tight-feeling £250 race fork


Chunky magnesium lowers and alloy upper architecture drop weight remarkably low for its cost, and the Axon doesn’t wander or flex like many other lightweight forks.

We’ve even got a 15mm version on test at the moment with a neat expanding bolt-through axle that locks down any twist.

The suspension is well matched to racer tastes too; relatively stiff over small stuff to reduce morale-sapping sogginess and good in saddle climbing stability. There’s a remote handlebar-mounted lever to lock out the fork when you’re sprinting.


The rebound-adjustable damping is adequately controlled and consistent on the descents too, making this an excellent lighter weight cross-country/trail fork for the money.

Product Specifications


Name Axon RLD Fork (09)
Brand SR Suntour

Features Also available in QR15 - RL15 model
Weight (g) 1638
Available Colours Various
Crown to Axle Length 255
Material Magnesium
Disc Caliper Mount I.S
Damping Adjustment Air spring pressure
Adjustable Travel No
Dropout Type Quick Release
Spring Adjustment Air pressure
Crown Material Alloy