With a new round of trade shows comes news of new products looking forward to 2016. For RockShox, the biggest news would have to be their new Boost technology which involves the widening of both the front and rear axles from 100 and 142 to 110 and 148mm. As previously discussed, the change allows engineers to add another level of stiffness for bigger wheels while simultaneously providing more clearance for tires and frame components. If you were concerned about the stiffness of 29″ wheels up until now, this could be your answer.
Released in conjunction with SRAM’s new Boost compatible ROAM 40 wheels, X0, and MTH 700 hubs, RockShox is starting into Boost compatible forks with three models for 2016. Starting in June of 2015, 29″ Boost compatible SID and Reba forks will be offered which will also fit 27.5×3.0″ tires. RockShox will follow up with a Pike 27.5 Boost and 29″/27.5+” Boost fork later in the Summer.
The forks will all have the wider axle spacing, but the engineers at RockShox have a little something extra up their sleeve for even more stiffness…
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