SR Suntour has released details on its 2020 Durolux fork range. The Japanese suspension brand markets its Durolux as a technical terrain enduro fork and SR Suntour has significantly improved its internals for this season.
Graded into different travel options, depending on wheel size, the Durolux EQ can be had as either a 160-180mm fork, for 27.5in wheels, or sized 150-170mm, for riders who prefer rolling larger 29in wheels.
SR Suntour has not altered the Durolux’s 36mm stanchion chassis but its industrial designers and engineers have added a host of new technical details to boost overall performance. The most notable of these is a new Equalizer system, which sees the Durolux equipped with an air-sprung positive and negative damper, moving away from a negative coil spring.
Beyond an improvement in terrain absorption due to the new air Equalizer configuration, SR Suntour has also added a Piston Compensator System (PCS) cartridge to the Durolux. This new R2C2 PCS update will give riders a generous range of external adjustments to the fork, tallying low- and high-speed rebound, in addition to low- and high-speed compression.
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Aware that mountain bike frame manufacturers are designing their products with specific fork offsets in mind, SR Suntour is producing the 2020 Durolux with both 44- and 51mm offsets for the 29in fork, while its 27.5in version is only available with the trimmed 44mm offset.
One of the more interesting features of the 2020 Durolux fork, is that SR Suntour machines its axle in two material options. Although all its Durolux conform to the 15mm x 110mm boost spacing standard, the standard axle is 122g, whilst an upgraded titanium version drops that down to a mere 72g. Overall fork weight is 2120g with a standard axle.
SR Suntour will be marketing a range of three Durolux forks, launching at the end of May. Price points are €639 for an RC model, €739 for the RC2 and €759 for the premium R2C2.