Erm… What year is it? RockShox has today announced it will be offering coil versions of the Super Deluxe for everything from trail, through enduro to downhill.
That’s right, RockShox are making coil shocks for trail bikes. It shouldn’t be too much of a surprise though, coils have been steadily taking over in enduro for a couple of years. It was only a matter of time before trail bikes went the same way.
First things first, where has this come from?
Metric sizing was introduced roughly a year ago (on April Foool’s Day) and was an overhaul of standards for shocks. RockShox claims the new sizes allowed them to “ditch old design constraints” associated with cramming dampers into the old sized frames.
From there, their thinking shifted to other design constraints, why can’t the performance of a coil shock be matched to a trail bike? Surely pedalling compromise should be a thing of the past?
The solution: remote lockout.