SOC13: RockShox Intoduces XLoc Full Sprint Dual Lockout, Dig Valve, 27.5 Revelation, SID & more

SOC13: RockShox Intoduces XLoc Full Sprint Dual Lockout, Dig Valve, 27.5 Revalation, SID, more

Shortly after introducing the all new Pike and updating the Monarch Plus, RockShox is introducing even more suspension tech to get the most out of your bike. At this point, most of the Rockshox XC and trail category has received an update with new damping, and the option for a dual lockout through a single lever.

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SOC13: RockShox Intoduces XLoc Full Sprint Dual Lockout, Dig Valve, 27.5 Revalation, SID, more

SOC13: RockShox Intoduces XLoc Full Sprint Dual Lockout, Dig Valve, 27.5 Revalation, SID, more SOC13: RockShox Intoduces XLoc Full Sprint Dual Lockout, Dig Valve, 27.5 Revalation, SID, more

While the new fork updates are definitely worth mentioning, the new XLoc Sprint is what really is intriguing. Joining the likes of Scott’s TwinLock only with hydraulic, RockShox now offers the ability to lock out both the front and rear suspension simultaneously with the push of a single button. XLoc Sprint will be available on new SID and Relation XX forks and Monarch XX rear shocks. When asked if it was retrofittable, we were told that only the new rear shocks will be compatible, but some of the current SID and Revelation forks could be updated with the lock out cartridge.

The XLoc Full Sprint remote features a compression adjust for the front fork and uses a Connectamajig coupler for bleed-less attaching to the rear shock. If you’ve never ridden a bike with twin lockouts before, it can really change the way you ride the bike as you can be riding full squish and then lock out at the flick of a switch for a quick climb or sprint. Having the controls for both shocks in one lever immediately results in better utilization of your suspension’s lock outs as you no longer have to take your hands off the bar to use them. In addition to XLoc, the Monarch XX has a rebound control knob mounted to the shock body.

SOC13: RockShox Intoduces XLoc Full Sprint Dual Lockout, Dig Valve, 27.5 Revalation, SID, more

After the reintroduction of RockShox’ Pike as a new AM/Enduro fork, SID and Revelation get upgraded adding the 27.5 size as well. Like the Pike, the new forks are available in all wheel sizes meaning 26″ isn’t dead just yet. SID will be offered in 80-120mm travel while the Revelation will come in 120-150mm lengths with both at exceptionally light weights.

SOC13: RockShox Intoduces XLoc Full Sprint Dual Lockout, Dig Valve, 27.5 Revalation, SID, more

New Dig vavle on the left, old valve on the right

Adding Rapid Recovery rebound damping to the forks, the new Dig valve should greatly improve the damping. Dig is short for digressive tuning which basically means there is lower flow rates at lower speeds, though the rate increases as the speed rises. This offers a pedal friendly damping rate at lower speeds and a nice, smooth damping curve on bigger hits.

SOC13: RockShox Intoduces XLoc Full Sprint Dual Lockout, Dig Valve, 27.5 Revalation, SID, more

The Dig valve also builds Rapid Recovery rebound damping into the fork allowing the suspension to recover faster from bigger hits keeping the fork from packing up over continual bumps. If that wasn’t enough, the Dig valve’s shaft is crafted from aluminum rather than the previous Chrome steel offering a 5g weight savings.

Along with the Dig valve, 4 types of Motion Control DNA will be offered on the SID and Revelation:

  • XX – Designed for riders looking for more efficiency. The XX Motion Control DNA damper features RockShox’s XLoc hydraulic remote lockout for the lightest, most ergonomic go-fast solution.
  • RCT3 – Designed for riders looking for more bump gobbling performance. The new RCT3 damper features three distinct knob positions – Open (with low speed compression adjust.), Threshold and Lock.
  • RLT – Designed for riders who are looking for more stable ride. Featuring the adjustments of Motion Control – compression-to-lock with adjustable threshold.
  • RL – For riders looking for a more simple approach to suspension set up. The Motion Control DNA spring tube and refined Dual Flow rebound mated to compression-to-lock adjustability with a factory set threshold.

SOC13: RockShox Intoduces XLoc Full Sprint Dual Lockout, Dig Valve, 27.5 Revalation, SID, more

Each of the new forks will have a black hard ano coating with laser etched sag gradients on the stanchions as well as new lower friction wiper seals – which will be seen throughout the line.

SOC13: RockShox Intoduces XLoc Full Sprint Dual Lockout, Dig Valve, 27.5 Revalation, SID, more

Availability for the new forks will begin in June, with pricing starting around $750 for each fork.

SOC13: RockShox Intoduces XLoc Full Sprint Dual Lockout, Dig Valve, 27.5 Revalation, SID, moreFinally, in addition to the updates to the Monarch plus, the standard Monarch range gets updated as well. Like the Monarch Plus, the entire range of Monarchs now receive Rapid Recovery Rebound tune as well as improed compression circuits resulting in smoother and quieter operation. Thanks to ta redesign of the negative air space in the Solo air spring system, the shocks will have an improved small bump compliance. A high volume eyelet option called HV-i allows for a higher volume less progressive shock without the bulk or weight of full HV air cans and will be offered as an option for bikes that need less progressive suspension but don’t need the full HV air can system. Like the forks, the Monarchs also receive new improved seals that reduce friction.

SOC13: RockShox Intoduces XLoc Full Sprint Dual Lockout, Dig Valve, 27.5 Revalation, SID, more

 

Comments

MrCrowley - 04/23/13 - 3:01pm

“Why is the bike industy pushing a new wheel size down our throats” angry comment in 3, 2, 1….

RickyBob - 04/23/13 - 3:46pm

No need for anger. Options are good. And if the market did not want this “new” wheel size, the Product Managers in the industry would not just ram it down our throats. Or am I naive?

Andy - 04/23/13 - 4:10pm

What we all want to know is whether it’ll work with an XLR Lefty.

Bob Loblaw - 04/23/13 - 4:30pm

I like the idea of a Revelation with that new Pike damper. One quick question:
What’s the difference between “black” and “Diffusion Black?” Both are listed on the spec sheet.

Eddie - 04/23/13 - 4:34pm

XLR Lefty please!

Matt Disney - 04/23/13 - 4:43pm

Diffusion Black is like a matte black instead of a gloss black I think, my old pikes were Disffusion Silver and it was a matte silver/grey

Brad - 04/23/13 - 5:15pm

Dang it, I just bought the “old” (it came out maybe 5 weeks ago?) Sid 650b fork. I don’t care about the black stanchions, but the new damper and gloss finish lower would have been nice.

Solo - 04/23/13 - 5:24pm

“…most of the Rockshox XC and trail category has received an update with new damping, and the option for a dual lockout through a single lever.”
That sound to me like an admission of how poor the design of thier current damping mechanisms is.
RS, no thanks!

Tes - 04/23/13 - 5:46pm

I’m holding out for the frameless bike. Just a few more remotes and we should be able to achieve structural rigidity out of nothing more than zip-tied hose and cable housing bundles.

Woof - 04/23/13 - 5:58pm

Where are the 34″ stantions for the 29′er forks ???

Bobert - 04/23/13 - 6:21pm

So you can quickly turn your squishy bike into a heavy, rigid bike! Sign me up!

Wasaaaaaabi - 04/23/13 - 10:45pm

Where is the carbon fiber and Ti? Ugh, when will road tech trickle down to the MTB market so I can finally get a mountain bike?

Mike - 04/24/13 - 2:48am

@Wasaaaaaabi

You know, the likes of Raceface, Enve, Easton, and many, many others make carbon bits, even select suspension components are making carbon bits into their forks and shocks. Carbon frames are readily available.

TL;DR: Nothing is stopping you, bro.

Rome - 04/24/13 - 4:40am

1. issue:
compromising the steel shaft that never even got a single small tear in years of use for saving 5grams seems stupid to me. aluminium will wear at a somewhat noticable rate, thus alowing oil to get past the seals, once it shows wear. people who don’t care for a service routine might notice sooner or later.

2. issue:
i do service my forks on a quite regular basis, so probably won’t have any trouble with the softer aluminium shaft in terms of sealing but i managed to snap 2 of the hollow aluminium bolts that secure the shaft to the casting by overtightening (stupid me, i know). making the shaft out of aluminium ain’t that cool for extracting parts of a broken bolt from it.

3. issue:
removing the shaft from the lowers requires you to unscrew the securing bolt a little, then tapping (sometimes more bashing) it with a hammer. the thread of the aluminium shaft will not like that much.

from my point of view it is not smart to replace a somewhat failsafe part for saving this little weight.

g - 04/24/13 - 11:18am

@Wasaaaaaabi –

Ew. You are gross.

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