RockShox’s second-generation TwistLoc suspension distant will get official, including the choice for both On/Off 2-position or Open/Threshold/Locked 3-position lockouts. It’s now even less complicated to make use of with GripShift-style twist to lock AND unlock, plus, it’s even cheaper than ever…
RockShox TwistLoc gen2 distant suspension lockout
We noticed Ghost Manufacturing unit Racing testing pre-production variations of this next-gen TwistLoc distant to manage their RockShox XC suspension on the Nové Město World Cup final month. However they have been apparently solely making the most of the 2-position Lock/Unlock model.
Tech particulars – What’s new?
Two separate variations of the brand new left-only RockShox TwistLoc gen2 distant at the moment are supplied. Each function by twisting in the direction of you to tug cable and lock, then twisting away to unlock.
There isn’t a button to launch, inner detents merely maintain the distant in every place, resisting the return spring within the fork/shock.
- 2-position pulls 10mm of cable for Lock/Unlock actuation
- 3-position pulls 7mm + 7mm of cable for Lock/Threshold/Unlock actuation.
This new technology additionally includes a greater internal flange diameter to the grip(shift) for improved leverage to interact the lockout. It additionally has a single angled cable exit information (vs. modular straight or angled in gen1) for cleaner cable routing, however probably some battle with non-SRAM brakes.
This new model additionally takes up extra bar house. We don’t know precisely how a lot, however there’s clearly extra width in the direction of the stem from the grip’s edge with a brand new 2-piece cowl and bar clamp.
However that separate bar clamp on this new model means it’s also now formally is designed to work both with RockShox’s shorty lock-on grip which is included, or any trimmed-down grip just like the Ghost professionals have been racing.
As a pleasing shock on this quiet rollout, the brand new 97€ RockShox TwistLoc distant is greater than 1/4 cheaper than the earlier technology. My guess, is it’s in all probability mechanically less complicated inside, counting on spring-loaded detents to remain in place just like the outdated GripShift, as an alternative of the mechanical lock/launch of the gen 1 distant.
Why wasn’t Ghost Manufacturing unit Racing utilizing the 3-position TwistLoc?
Nicely, RockShox doesn’t make many 3-position forks & shocks lately – outdoors of the Lock/Pedal/Open auto pilot modes of Flight Attendant. And nothing on the SID SL stage of elite XC. I can solely consider the particular Deluxe RL3 shock with Lockout/Path/Descend modes that’s distinctive to Daring’s newest Linkin path bike. And even that has an On/Off fork lockout. Nothing formally of their 2023 fork or 2023 shock updates, both.
However, I’d exit on a limb to say if RockShox now has a 3-position suspension lockout that works with each forks & shocks, we should always anticipate to see extra multi-position lockouts from their suspension parts within the very close to future…
Shout-out because of reader Hjalmar for the heads up on this sneaky reveal from RockShox.