Sneak Peek: Desert Dreaming on the New Rockshox RS1 Cross Country Fork
This new video from Rockshox follows two professional cross-country racers on a Southern California adventure, free from the stresses and demands of racing. While the music, terrain, and story line make it well worth the watch, it’s the occasional shot of the yet-to-be released RS1 fork that makes this clip particularly compelling.
Between the facebook teaser and this lifestyle video, it’s fairly obvious the RS1 is intended to be an XC fork that is capable of doing Trail work, but we won’t know the full details till Sea Otter. Until then, enjoy the video!
*UPDATE* Based on the suggestion of Trainwrek, we’re setting up a betting pool. The commenter who guesses closest to the price of the new RS1 fork in USD – without going over – wins one of our coveted pint glasses! We’ll select a winner the day of the launch. Let the #PriceisRight guesses rip.
“The life of a professional cross-country rider allows precious little extra time to look around and soak up the surroundings. Even if you’ve got your priorities straight and make a daily effort to “stop and smell the roses,” the demands of the job all too often get in the way of pure off-road enjoyment.
So, in the late-winter months—before the world becomes confined to anaerobic laps alongside a hundred or so fellow racers, and between course-marking tape that acts both as a pathway as well as a barrier to the cheers (and jeers) of spectators—it’s good to get away and remember the point of riding mountain bikes in the first place. Before the first flag dropped on the 2014 racing season, we invited Kate Courtney and Russell Finsterwald to join us in Palm Springs, California, for a bit of desert singletrack that was completely free of clocks, coaches and competitors. ” – Rockshox