Time to Invest in Precious Metal with New Budget Friendly RockShox 30 Gold
Most of the time when we catch wind of new, exciting suspension products that usually means something that will break the bank – much to the chagrin of some commenters. So maybe RockShox new 30 Gold will bring things into balance – especially with a price tag starting at $330.
The 30 Gold is based on a 30mm straight wall, anodized aluminum stanchion platform, with a magnesium lower leg assembly that is disc only. Compared to its Recon Silver predecessor, the 30 Gold is nearly half a pound lighter. Even better is the fact that the 30 Gold is available in all wheel sizes, 26, 27.5, and 29″. Travel is limited to 80/100 for the 26″ model, while the 27.5 and 29″ forks get 100/120 – but also weigh almost 200 grams more. Weights for the three forks come in at 26” – 1660g (3.66 lb); 27.5” – 1842g (4.06 lb); and 29” – 1828g (4.03 lb).
To keep adjustment and set up as simple as possible, the new fork is equipped with a Solo Air spring – simply fill the chamber to the desired pressure and you’re done. The 30 Gold will also feature external rebound adjustment and a TurnKey lockout with the option of a Poploc remote. It’ll be available aftermarket in both 1 1/8″ straight, or 1.5 to 1 1/8″ tapered aluminum steerers, and will only come in a 9mm QR axle.