RockShox has just released news on a new $330 fork, The 30 Gold, that they feel brings great performance bang for the buck. While we have not yet got the chance to ride this, we are excited because so many riders ask about forks in this price range. Here is what RockShox has to say about it.
RELEASE FROM ROCKSHOX...
Aluminum upper tubes are very light. That’s what we use in our top-of-the-line forks such as SID, Revelation, and now 30 Gold. How much lighter is light? The 30 Gold is nearly half a pound lighter than its 26-inch predecessor, Recon Silver.
EASY TO SET UP
30 Gold uses RockShox proven Solo Air spring technology to deliver the easiest and most precise setup. Simply fill the air chamber to the desired pressure – the system automatically adjusts to give the best balance of sensitivity and bottom out resistance. Hit the trail, knowing your fork is right for you.
ROCKSHOX RIDE QUALITY
At RockShox, our sole focus is to provide a product that allows riders to go faster and ride with more control and comfort. This applies to all riders, not just the professionals who have a regimented diet and train hard every day. Our engineers are as dedicated to delivering superior ride quality on 30 Gold as our World Cup-winning SIDs and BoXXers.
ALL WHEEL SIZES
29”, 26”, or somewhere in between? No need to make any drastic decisions here, because 30 Gold is available for all wheel sizes, including 27.5”. At RockShox we believe your wheel size shouldn’t limit those choices – the new 30 Gold has got you covered, with up to 4.7 inches of travel.
Wheel Sizes: 26”, 27.5”, 29”
Claimed Weight*: 26” – 3.66 lb; 27.5” – 4.06 lb; 29” – 4.03 lb
Travel: 26” – 3.1-3.9 inches; 27.5”/29” – 3.9-4.7 inches: 29” – 4.7 inches
Steerer: 1-1/8" aluminum, 1.5" to 1-1/8" tapered aluminum
Crown: Forged 6061 T-6 externally pocketed aluminum
Upper Tube: 30mm straight wall anodized aluminum
Axle: 9mm QR
Lower legs: Magnesium, disc only
Spring: Solo Air
Adjustments: External rebound, TurnKey lockout
Colors: Diffusion Black
Options: PopLoc remote
Maximum Rotor Size: 180mm
*Weight based on 265mm 1-1/8" aluminum steerer, 9mm QR lower leg, Solo Air