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New Rockshox TwistLoc remote lockout cleans up fork & shock controls

Rockshox TwistLoc fork and shock remote lockout with GripShift style barrel
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There are two problems with suspension lockouts these days. First, they’re probably competing for space with a dropper seatpost remote. Second, they’re clunky or far enough out of reach that you’re probably not using them as much as you would if they were easier to get to. The new Rockshox TwistLoc lockout remote for forks and shocks solves both problems in a clean, ergonomically friendly way.

Rockshox TwistLoc fork and shock remote lockout with GripShift style barrel

The TwistLoc uses a GripShift-style twisting barrel to pull 10mm of cable and hold it taught. This works with SRAM’s remote-compatible forks and shocks, like the new SID, to lock them out. A small release button lets the cable go and puts your suspension back into its open state, ready to absorb bumps.

Rockshox TwistLoc fork and shock remote lockout with GripShift style barrel

It’s only available in a left-side design, but thanks to a dual cable port it can be used for both a fork and shock simultaneously…or for either independently. The slim form factor pairs with the included lock-on partial grip and fits alongside all lever-style dropper remotes.

Claimed weight is 54g, retail price is $109 | €120* | £107* (*includes VAT), and it’ll be available in June 2018.

Can I use TwistLoc with a dropper seatpost?

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No, unfortunately. Even if your dropper is compatible with a 10mm cable pull, here’s why you can’t use it for your dropper post: Because it locks into place to hold the fork or shock in its locked-out state. You have to press the release button for it to return. On a dropper, that means it would lock into the “open” state and the post would return to full height as soon as you got off the saddle.

Considering the Rockshox Reverb has a hydraulic remote system, it’s unlikely we’ll see a twist-style dropper remote from Rockshox. But, we’ve long thought a twist-style dropper remote would be brilliant. We’re thinking some creative tinkerers might be able to remove the catch mechanism in these or a GripShift remote and use them as such. (Note: Got a hack you’re using for dropper control, suspension lockout or something else? Email us photos and details, we’d love to see it!)

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Joe E
Joe E
4 years ago

Just tape or use bailing wire to keep the unlock button secured down all the way for a dropper?

B
B
4 years ago

Two or three-position shock adjustment?

i
i
4 years ago

I haven’t specifically tried it with a dropper, but it would be pretty easy to remove the ratchet from the old 9s grip shifters. You’d be relying on the post’s spring to release tension.

Ralph F
Ralph F
4 years ago

Would this work with a Fox Dual position rear shock? 10mm cable pull here, if the Fox is 10mm or less it might work?

Trevor
Trevor
4 years ago

How does the independent lockout function when two cables are used? Is there another button or switch not seen in the photos?

Richard Elsdon
4 years ago
Reply to  Trevor

Independent as in, use it for one OR the other.

Rafal Morton
Rafal Morton
4 years ago

Could I replace my twin-lock system (scott) with it?
I would love to use normal dropper post lever for a change.

Pieter Meindertsma
Pieter Meindertsma
4 years ago
Reply to  Rafal Morton

That would be awesome on my Scott Spark, but it’s 3 positions (open, half, closed), did you get an answer on this?

Jim
Jim
3 years ago

DANGER! I have the Twistlock on a Top Fuel with build option of XT brakes. With the recommended straight housing guide for non-Sram brakes, and recommended torque settings the twist motion moves the housing guide up which blocks the brake leaver. Talked to my LBS and Trek about this and got the same answer. “when it moves up, just push it back down”.

James M Guentner
James M Guentner
3 years ago

I just bought a 2019 Trek Top Fuel 9.8 with this component and have about 200 miles on it. On paper and in this review it sounds great but in reality it just will not hold up to regular trail riding. Mine stoped working < 30 days. Trek is warranting it and replacing it with another remote altogether. Google it and u will see that a-lot of people have the same problem. Bad reviews as far back as 2016 so RockShox has know about it for years and still sells it.

Darijo
Darijo
2 years ago

Same bike, same problem. Did you change it with another component or still use it?

SB
SB
2 years ago
Reply to  Darijo

Same bike, same problem…. I sent the part for warranty. Let’s see if the problem persists…

Jonatan Jatombliansky
Jonatan Jatombliansky
2 years ago

I have this system with Fox shocks and it works backwards. When I twist it unlocks and when i press the button it locks (Wtf). Its a total bummer when you are ripping downhills and the twist locks the system making it pretty dangerous when going fast.

Ken Enochs
Ken Enochs
2 years ago

Same problem here—it works in reverse, and very lightly touching the twist lock will have it snapping forward and locking the shocks. Moreover, the push button also locks out the shocks. So, the system just wants to lock out all the time. This is on a brand new Santa Cruz Blur with Fox shocks. What are you riding?

James Hooker
James Hooker
2 years ago

did you manage to get the fox shock and Rockshox fork to open and lock simultaneously with the twistloc remote? I have a RS fork with twistloc but RS dont sell remote shocks in the right size after market so need some other shock thats remote compatible. bummer to hear RS and fox shocks open/close in reverse to eachother. typical bike industry bs

ArizonaBR
ArizonaBR
1 year ago

Great product. But, the engineering is a little week. On my 5th ride with the twist lock kept rotating on the handlebar. I carefully tighten it and stripped the screw. After closer examination, the screw did not strip; but, housing. Much more expensive fix. Have to purchase it all again. Engineering was poor on this piece. Simple fix, make the aluminum and the housing of a stronger material. Or better yet, upsize the screw and housing so it will get a tighten the screw down without stripping the housing.

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