To help with the tuning, the Manitou Racing Department does offer a few kits such as the Infinite Rate Tune package that allows you to dial the mid-stroke support independently from the bottom out characteristic.
Even at 180mm travel, the stiffness is commendable.
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Ohlins RXF 36 BikeRadar score4/5 With superb chassis stiffness, impressive damping and quick and easy ramp-up control, Ohlins RXF 36 is a contender Price : 995 / 1,250 / autbc Travel : 120, 140, 150, 160mm Wheel size :.5,.5 and 29in available Weight.Its mid-stroke action is impressively supportive.It rides high in its travel, helping to maintain the bike's geometry all without roughness or having to add air pressure to achieve the desired support.The bump-absorbing air spring is split into three chambers: two positive and one negative.This 160mm fork welcomes being pummelled into ugly terrain at race-pace speeds.More expensive forks (generally) give firm support as you pump the trail and carve through a berm but still take major hits and big drops without blowing through the travel.It isnt the most robust, but weighing in at 1,905g its a completely acceptable when bargaining the weight, cost and stiffness ratios.Controlling the travel is a sealed-cartridge twin-tube damper that boasts external high and low-speed compression and rebound adjustment.
Travel : mm internally adjustable.
With that said, here are eight long-travel, single crown forks that can smash even the nastiest terrain.
Price : 550 / 750 / autbc.
Weighing in at 2,057g (210mm steerer its only around 20g heavier too than the Fox, so that unique crown-steerer design seems to be legit.Larger diameter sliders lend extra cornering and braking accuracy.Wheel size :.5,.5, and 29in available.Some older forks can also be upgraded with new seals, dampers or other technology to bring them bang up to date at a smaller price.The Lyrik is extremely supple at the beginning of the stroke thanks to anupdated version of the renowned Charger damper and Solo Air spring.Its ability to hold lines and change direction without getting nervous is remarkable.The integration is claimed to add stiffness and deduct weight, but it does require a specific lower headset bearing if you ride something other than a Specialized bike.