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Taipei Cycle Show 2016: RST New Inverted Fork and Dropper Post

Taipei Cycle Show has been here for few days, and there are many new interesting products from various brands. Not only the famous and popular brands, another brands also make some attraction to make people see them. RST or Rapid Suspension Technology might be not as popular as another big brands suspension company but this year they have been work to finish their new stuffs. And for the Taipei Cycle Show 2016, they bring the brand new Rebel fork which is an inverted fork. They also have dropper post.

RST Rebel Inverted Fork
RST has some products in mountain bike suspension which spread in various scene; from slopestyle to downhill. But this year they just finished their newest fork, an inverted fork that have been developed since last year. Today, on the event, this fork is available and ready to be used and installed on any bikes, because RST build this fork with various travel, start from 80mm, 100mm, and 130mm for 29er, and 100mm, 130mm, and 150mm for 27.5 bike.

RST Rebel Details:
• Travel: 80, 100, 130 (29er); 100, 130, 150mm (27.5+)
• Spring: air
• Adjustments: compression, rebound, lockout
• Inverted design w/ magnesium upper
• Tapered steerer tube
• 32mm stanchions
• Keyed 15mm Boost thru-axle
• Weight: 4.6 - 4.85lb
• MSRP: $925 USD

To be noted here that it has high price, and this brand is not so popular. It is interesting to know about the fork's performance on the track, is it worth as the price, or another thing will happen. But overall, RST is brave to build different fork than the competitors with this fork.

RST Elev8 Dropper Post
RST also releases the dropper post which can be alternative of the existing dropper posts on the market, because the Elev8 from RST is lower in price than others. So, if you want to try or want to start to use dropper post, the RST Elev8 is good choice. There will be some models of the post, the Elev8 8A which is the lightest, Elev8 8H, and Elev8 8H-S.

(pic: pinkbike.com)


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