MRP are probably better know for their drivetrain components but they have been manufacturing some very nice suspension components for a while now.
Their latest offerring is the MRP Ribbon Fork and we can’t wait to get our hands on a set as they have some cool features listed. The fork is aimed at the trail/enduro/all mountain end of the market and whilst it isn’t always clear what those categories mean anymore they seem to be going head to head with the Rockshox Pike, Fox 36 and DVO Diamond.
One thing Solo Air Pike owners like to adjust is the number of tokens they are running in their fork to get the feel that they want so it’s great to see that the Ribbon comes fitted with the MRP Ramp Control Cartridge, which allows adjustments to be made on the trail without opening up the air chamber. Another big plus in our book is the long 200 hour intervals between damper services.
If you would be interested in pre ordering a set you can place your order here.
Full details of the press release on the MRP Ribbon Fork can be found here:
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NEW MRP RIBBON FORK DESIGN INCLUDE:
27.5 and 27.5+/29 wheel compatibility with clearance up to 2.6 on 27.5 and 3.0” on 29”.
Outcast arch design with forward-facing weight reliefs to mitigate mud build up and deliver a distinctive look.
New bladder-free damper utilizing a low-pressure IFP.
Independently adjustable positive and negative air-chambers for greater tunability.
PSST pressure-relief valves that quickly and easily bleed off excess pressure in the lowers caused by elevation and temperature changes.
Full wrap break line retainer.
“Boost” spacing and 35mm stanchions.
TRAVEL: 140, 150, 160, or 170mm (27.5″).
120, 130, 140, 150, or 160mm (27.5+ / 29″).
WEIGHT: 1886g / 4.15 lbs. for 27.5’’ and 1910g / 4.2 lbs. for 27.5+ / 29″
SPRING SYSTEM: FulFill™ independent positive and negative chamber system.
EXTERNAL ADJUSTMENTS: Positive air-spring pressure, negative air-spring pressure, 8-position low-speed compression, 16-position Ramp Control, and rebound.
INTERNAL ADJUSTMENTS: Travel (in 5mm increments)
STEERER OPTIONS: Tapered Only (1.5 – 1.125″)
COLORS: All black chassis with 9 decal color options.
OFFSET: 44mm (27.5″), 46* or 51mm (27.5+ / 29″). *46mm offset 27.5+ / 29 forks available by special request.
BRAKE MOUNT: 180mm PM (Disc only)
CHASSIS / WHEEL SIZE OPTIONS: 27.5″ or 27.5+ / 29”
AXLE: “Boost” spacing – 15x110mm QR15 standard, or “tooled” bolt-on axle optional
SERVICING: 200 Hour damper service intervals.