If you saw our Suspension Trends post, you already know that 20mm Boost is a thing. One of the most recent additions to the list of Boosted forks with 20mm axles is the new RST Revel V2, but there was a lot more in the RST booth than just new standards.

One of the biggest changes to the fork is obviously the 20mm Boost axle, but there is also an optional 15mm Boost axle that will allow you to run current Boost wheels with a 15mm hub. That seems to be the biggest reason for 20mm Boost – by moving the rotor spacing outwards, 20mm Boost now matches 15mm Boost which will allow you some flexibility in your wheel and axle choice if the fork allows for it.

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The Rebel V2 is still an inverted design, but now it features mud guards to protect the lower stanchions. Available in 27.5+ or 29″ versions, the forks will be available in 80, 100, or 130mm travel for the 29er, or 100, 130, 140, and 150mm travel options for the 27.5+. There’s also three different versions with the Air TRL (Remote lockout), Air, and Air without Lock out.

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With the recent push towards 29″ wheels for DH bikes, brands like RST are racing to get new version of their forks on the market that will accommodate the big wheels.The Killah 29 is RST’s dual crown DH fork with 38mm stanchions and a magnesium 20mm Boost lower. Available in 200mm travel only, the fork has a claimed weight of 3kg, and includes hydraulic compression and rebound adjustments.

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Along those same lines, the RST Stitch 29 is a long travel single crown option for big wheels. Using the same 38mm stanchions, this fork has magnesium lowers that will accept 20mm Boost or 15mm Boost axles to run both hubsets. Offered in Air or Coil versions, both have rebound and compression adjustments and come in 160mm, 170mm, and 180mm travel. Weights are claimed to be 2.08kg or 2.37kg for air or coil.

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The Coil version of the Stitch is new for RST in general, and it will also be available in 26 and 27.5″ versions. However, the smaller wheels also get smaller 36mm stanchions.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Google mapped the USA address for support from their website. Small house in the middle of the forest is the office address. Same address for Novatec wheels. Not sure I would feel comfortable as a consumer or PD mgr if this is the customer service option they have. One guy in the middle of no where handling both brands. How cheap can you get. Maybe there is a mistake but it came from the RST website and Google maps showed Novatec at this address.

    • Someone commented in an earlier post that RST had indeed shut down its US support office. Very bad move, who releases new products and at the same time cuts support for them? Doesn’t make sense.

  2. Having a budget option for DH and “enduro” forks is great. 38mm stanchions on the rightside up fork even one-ups the Fox 36. But RST supposedly recently closed its US support office, seems like shooting themselves in the foot to me!
    Also, inverted forks- gag. Apart from the dual crown, square leg in square leg Lefty, inverted forks are both heavier and flexier, and in addition often more expensive than traditional forks.

  3. Suntour is kicking all their butts w/ OEM spec and have excellent service program. That is the biggest issue w/ RST and XFusion. They can not justify the expense of quality service.

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