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.
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.
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?
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!)