Suntour make forks for a bunch of people, including Marzocchi, so their own-brand product is well worth a look.
The Rux is longer than other jump forks here and uses a QR axle but still steers and holds a line through the berms.
The actual stroke performance isn’t bad either. There’s a bit of clunk at either end but no obvious spikes or cavitation.
There’s a reasonable range of rebound control and you can boost the spring rate with the supplementary air spring.
We are concerned by the fact that our sample came in a box already soaked in fork oil and continued to weep vital ﬂuids throughout testing though.
You get a familiar hose clip on the back to keep things tidy.
|Name||SF7-Rux S (08)|
|Upper Tube Material||Alloy|
|Crown Material||Forged Alloy|
|Spring Adjustment||Air pressure|
|Steerer Material||4130 Chromoly|
|Damping Adjustment||Compression Rebound|
|Disc Caliper Mount||I.S|
|Bike Use||Freeride Mountain Off Road|
|Steerer Size||1 1/8|
|Brake System Compatability||Disc Brake|
|Available Colours||Black Anodised Silver Anodised|