The BoXXer World Cup might have suffered from a pretty painful price rise, but what was already a great fork has been made even better for 2011. Both the damper and the air spring have been improved to increase performance, but as good as this fork’s performance is it’s really its weight that has guaranteed its inclusion in this list.

If you’re looking to get the weight of your race bike as low as possible then there is nothing else that even comes close. It is most definitely a race fork, and although there are some compromises in the use of an air spring, we think that they pale into insignificance compared to the weight savings you make. Definitely not a fork for everyone, but for those that it does suit it’s almost impossible to beat.

Check out the Rockshox Boxxer World Cup 2011

Price: £1499.99

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