It’s been quite a time that SR Suntour is not solely associated with cheap suspension anymore and the Taiwanese company delivers great performing products in the past few years. Now they introduce their new AURON RC2 PCS Megavalanche Edition fork and run you through the details.
The moment the infamous ‘Alarma’ rings out on the glacier of the 3300 m high Pic Blanc in Alpe d`Huez, even die-hard racers and mountain bikers get goose bumps faced with probably the most demanding and most complete downhill endurance race ever. Approximately 2000 participants every year take part in this challenge either racing to win this prestigious competition or to have the ‘best time of their life’. SR Suntour has been supporting the Mega for more than a decade, especially as we love unique and challenging but not necessarily elitist events. Open to everybody and a perfect test arena for our R&D department.
Last year Remy Absalon on a 29″ Auron took the win. The mix of perfectly balanced suspension, lightness, stiffness and durability was probably not the worst combination in the world for Remy’s fork. The AURON Megavalanche edition with its all new RC2 PCS damping cartridge, is a culmination of all the years SRSuntour has spent working with riders on the Mega.
Available in 29″ and 27.5″, with and without travel adjust, with travel of 130mm to 160mm (27.5″) respectively 150mm (29″). From mid June the Auron will be available from the official UCC shop, the organizers of the Megavalanche venue, or selected retailers.
What is the RC2 PCS damper all about?
Our newly developed damping cartridges with Piston Compensator System (PCS) aid traction, control and consistency on the trail and the simple construction allows for easy handling and quick maintenance. The integrated piston separates air and oil in the damping cartridge and prevents cavitation, bubbles and vacuum within the damping unit, mainly happening during fast rides in rough terrain. Consequently, the cartridge works very fast and smoothly whilst at the same time ensuring sufficient travel for the next hit.
After having introduced the all new DUROLUX R2C2 PCS the AURON is our tool for 15mm wheelsets and riders, who are focussed on every gram and second.
SR Suntour AURON RC2 PCS Megavalanche Edition features
Cartridge: RC2 PCS, TA-RC2 PCS (27.5″)
PCS: Piston Compensator System for traction, control & consistency
Wheel: 27.5″, 29″
Travel: 160 mm (27.5″), Travel Adjust 160–120 mm (27.5″) 150mm (29″), travel internally adjustable (130 mm, 140 mm)
Stanchion diameter: 34 mm
Stanchion colour: Hard Anodized Gold
Colour: White, Black gloss, Black matt
Axle: QLoc2 Ti 15mm
Weight: approx. 1896 g
RRP: € 679
Available: from mid June 2016
For more information check the SR Suntour Website
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