The Idylle RaRe fork has been a favourite for many, many years. Like its stablemate the Deville, it offers a degree of performance ahead of most other forks on the market. Of course there has never been a huge gulf of difference in the performance stakes but it’s enough and that’s what you have always paid for.
“a fork always on high alert, never lazy, never loose with its travel, a fork that only ever uses just enough and not too much”
You first feel it in your hands and then you feel it in your legs, a smooth operator taking care of oil management, a fork always on high alert, never lazy, never loose with its travel, a fork that only ever uses just enough and not too much.
What this translates to on the trail is a bike with a stable chassis – OK, it cannot work miracles with badly designed bikes – but the French company have the measure of what it takes to keep the bike system stable, after all it is not by chance that owner Olivier Bossard has won so many world titles.