MRP have added Ramp Control cartridges (RCC) for the all-new FOX 38 and RockShox ZEB enduro forks. As the name suggests, the MRP Ramp Control allows the rider to tune their fork’s end-stroke progression (aka Ramp) on the fly with 16 clicks of adjustment. Sounds a bit like a volume spacer, right? It’s not.
There’s a key difference. Noah Sears explains that while the RCC is able to increase the fork’s Ramp, it does so without affecting the small bump sensitivity or mid-stroke support. That’s because it isn’t actually a volume adjustment… it’s a little more clever than that. Tyler got a full explanation from Noah here.
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MRP Ramp Control for FOX 38
Until now, the MRP Ramp Control cartridges have only been available for FOX 32, 34 & 36 single-crown forks, and the FOX 40 dual-crown DH fork. Now, MRP have expanded the repertoire of cartridges adding model G for the all-new FOX 38 160mm-180mm travel enduro fork (reviewed here).
Though the MRP Ramp Control isn’t a volume adjustment per se, its ramp tuning can be likened to the effects of volume spacers nevertheless. MRP say the RCC’s total tuning range, strictly in terms of end-stroke support, is roughly equivalent to 1-4 volume spacers.
When run in the open mode, the Ramp Control Cartridge reduces spring volume similar to one volume spacer. In its strongest (closed) setting, and under a high-speed compression, the end-stroke support will be similar to a spring with its volume reduced by four standard spacers.
It’s worth noting that the end-stroke ramping is a speed-sensitive phenomenon. You won’t get the same ramping effect on full travel low-speed compressions, as explained here.
At just 55g, MRP claim the Ramp Control Cartridge is lighter than most air-spring assemblies fitted with more than two tokens. Installation is said to be very easy, not requiring the lower-leg removal needed for Fox 36 forks.
MRP Ramp Control for RockShox ZEB
MRP have long offered Ramp Control Cartridges for almost the entire RockShox line-up, including Revelation, Pike, Yari, Lyrik and SID forks. Now, The RockShox ZEB joins them with its own dedicated RCC denoted model F, compatible with the 160mm-190mm travel fork in both wheel size options.
As with the MRP Ramp Control for FOX forks, the ZEB cartridge offers a total tuning range roughly equivalent to 1-4 tokens. It’s worth noting here that the MRP Ramp Control Cartridges are not compatible with RockShox dual-position air forks.
Pricing & Availability
Pick up the MRP Ramp Control cartridges for FOX 38 or RockShox ZEB fork for $149.95 each.