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SR Suntour Epixon LO-R Lite 26" Suspension Fork

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SR Suntour Epixon LO-R Lite 26" Suspension Fork

  • Travel: 120mm
  • Left side: Air spring with pre-load adjust
  • Right side: Hydraulic speed-lock with adjustable rebound cartridge
  • Brake: Disc brake only (post mount type: for 160mm rotor)
  • Maximum disc rotor diameter: 185mm
  • Drop-out: 9mm
  • Lower: Monocoque magnesium
  • Leg colour: Gloss white or Gloss black
  • Crown: Alloy
  • Stanchion tube: Alloy
  • Stanchion tube finish: Anodized gold
  • Steerer: 1.1/8" x 255mm ahead
  • Steerer tube: Alloy
  • Weight: 1656g

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SR Suntour Epixon LO-R Lite 26" Suspension Fork Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.8
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4.83
Build Quality
5.00
Performance
5.00
Value For Money
4.50

Customer Reviews (2)

5
Best mtb upgrade i have invested in

Having used coil suspension for 4 years on my mtb it is a transformation putting this air suspension on. From trying to feel any suspension movement before it now feels lively and comfortable to ride. It even encourages you to find bumps and ride differently too, more on the pedals to appreciate the ride quality, particularly being a hardtail. There isnt any jarring or judder like the old coils. The travel is pretty good throughout and easy to limit it to 90% travel with the compression setting. The settings are really nice to use and easy to set up. You will need a shock pump as it isnt supplied, a crown for the headset cap and customise your steerer length, but otherwise ready to go! Lock out is easy enough with this system so a bar activated design really isnt necessary, something you can do on the go too for when you want to climb or ride hard on flatter terrain. The weight saving doesnt go unnoticed too. Saving almost 1kg from coils is significant for the balance and agility when riding on the rear wheel too, something i wanted to try and work on previously. Might make landings off small jumps smoother, although dont go too big, these are xc forks not downhill so they would bottom out quite quickly. Enjoy!

Having used coil suspension for 4 years on my mtb it is a transformation putting this air suspension on. From trying to feel any suspension movement before it now feels lively and comfortable to ride. It even encourages you to find bumps and ride differently too, more on the pedals to appreciate the ride quality, particularly being a hardtail. There isnt any jarring or judder like the old coils. The travel is pretty good throughout and easy to limit it to 90% travel with the compression setting. The settings are really nice to use and easy to set up. You will need a shock pump as it isnt supplied, a crown for the headset cap and customise your steerer length, but otherwise ready to go! Lock out is easy enough with this system so a bar activated design really isnt necessary, something you can do on the go too for when you want to climb or ride hard on flatter terrain. The weight saving doesnt go unnoticed too. Saving almost 1kg from coils is significant for the balance and agility when riding on the rear wheel too, something i wanted to try and work on previously. Might make landings off small jumps smoother, although dont go too big, these are xc forks not downhill so they would bottom out quite quickly. Enjoy!

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
suntour epixon forks

Bought the 120mm suntour epixon to replace orignal suntour xcr.xcr forks were good for mild xc but a bit heavy and limited on faster bumpy decents. The epixon are 550 grams ligther with more travel. They come with 100 psi of air in them but I reduced to just over 90psi and the rebound half way..about 12 clicks. I am 6'4" and 90kg. There forks are so much better and give me much more confidence once again on the decents. I have just got back into mtbing after 2 years of triathlon. Over my 10 years plus of mtbing I have ridden many hardtails and full-suss mtbs all with Fox or rockshox forks. There are half the price you are getting a very good fork for hard xc and a bit more. I was very skepical at first but trust me they are a very good fork..glad I bought the 120mm version...well happy.

Bought the 120mm suntour epixon to replace orignal suntour xcr.xcr forks were good for mild xc but a bit heavy and limited on faster bumpy decents. The epixon are 550 grams ligther with more travel. They come with 100 psi of air in them but I reduced to just over 90psi and the rebound half way..about 12 clicks. I am 6'4" and 90kg. There forks are so much better and give me much more confidence once again on the decents. I have just got back into mtbing after 2 years of triathlon. Over my 10 years plus of mtbing I have ridden many hardtails and full-suss mtbs all with Fox or rockshox forks. There are half the price you are getting a very good fork for hard xc and a bit more. I was very skepical at first but trust me they are a very good fork..glad I bought the 120mm version...well happy.

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4.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4/5

Suspension Forks Sizing

 

Suspension Forks Sizing

A new suspension fork is one of the most noticeable and worthy upgrades you can make to your mountain bike. A higher quality fork will be able to deal with more difficult terrain, remaining composed on the trail and keeping your wheel in contact with the ground. This gives more grip, and therefore a more confidence inspiring ride.

Not all forks are made equal, there are some very important size and compatibility aspects to look at first.


Compatibility

Wheel size

There are a few different wheel sizes for mountain bikes. 26”, 27.5” (650b) and 29” are the most common.

There is also plus (+) and fat versions available. If you are not sure it should be written on the side of the tyre.

Whatever wheel size you have, the fork must be designed to suit.

Wheel Sizes

Fork steerer

The fork steerer is attached to the fork crown, this comes up through the frame and headset to be clamped at the top by the stem.

Most modern bikes will have a tapered steerer, this is 1.5” inch wide at the fork and 1 1/8th inch at the stem. Some DH bikes and older mountain bikes will suit a straight 1 1/8th inch steerer.

It is easiest and best if the replacement fork has the same diameter steerer to fit into your frame and headset.

If you are unsure on the size, drop the forks out from the frame and you should be able to see straight away if the steerer is tapered or straight.

Tapered Steerer
Straight Steerer

Axle size

If you are planning on using the same front wheel with your new fork, the fork’s dropouts must suit your wheel.

The width of the front hub has traditionally been 100mm, with either a 9 or 15mm axle. With a 9mm Quick Release (QR), a fork could be described as 9mm x100mm or QR to fit. A larger 15mm bolt through axle is more common on higher end bikes, a fork could be described as 15 x 100 to suit. This 15mm axle can be a quick release style and can be referred to as 15QR

Over the last few years, a wider 110mm spacing known as “Boost” has become the new standard, this is not available for 9mm QR axles and would be shown as 15mm x 110 or 15mm Boost.

20mm axles have been common on DH bikes for some time. Although DH wheels will be 110mm wide, they are not always “Boost”. There is a new DH Boost for front wheels and forks, this means the hub is still 110mm wide, but the disc rotor/mount sits 5mm out.



Travel

The amount of distance the fork can move vertically is referred to as travel (shown in mm). The frame manufacturer will have designed the bike around a certain amount of travel. The general rule is to stay with this. Increasing or decreasing the fork travel can result in the geometry being severely compromised, making the bike handle worse than intended and putting more stress on the headtube structure.

*Changing fork travel can void frame warranty from the manufacturer, please check with the manufacturer before any travel increase/decrease.

As fork travel increases so can flex, to combat this a triple clamp design is used for forks with over 180mm of travel. The hub plus the two crowns creates a triple clamp. The forks are for DH use.

A triple clamp DH fork, travel is measured from the lower crown to the top of the fork lower legs

Offset/Rake

The distance the axle is offset from the steering axis. This directly affects the “Trail”. Trail is the distance between the contact point of the tyre and where the steering axis hits the floor. The shorter the offset the longer the trail and vice versa. Wheelsize also affects trail. Larger wheels have a longer trail. With the popularity of 29er MTB’s, there is often an offset choice to be made.

The most common offset for a 29er fork is 51mm, however, fork manufacturers offer shorter offsets to increase trail.


Fitting

Once the correct fork has been chosen there are a few things you should know before fitting.

Crown race – Slid down over the steerer is the crown race, these are usually particular to the headset on your bike. They create a seat for the lower bearings of the headset to sit on, this should be removed from your forks and slid into place on the new fork steerer before installing the new forks.

Star Nut – Inside the steerer tube there is a star nut. This has a wedge design allowing it to be slid down into place but not slid back up. There is an internal thread that takes the top cap bolt allowing the forks to be held in place and allowing adjustment of the pressure on the bearings.

Steerer length – A new fork will have a long uncut steerer, this will more than likely need to be cut to match the length of your original forks, however, it can be cut longer or shorter if you wanted to have more adjustment for stem height.


Setting Sag

See our full guide to setting sag here

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Suspension Forks Guide

 

Suspension Forks Guide

A new suspension fork is one of the most noticeable and worthy upgrades you can make to your mountain bike. A higher quality fork will be able to deal with more difficult terrain, remaining composed on the trail and keeping your wheel in contact with the ground. This gives more grip, and therefore a more confidence inspiring ride.



Travel

The amount of distance the fork can move vertically is referred to as travel (shown in mm). The frame manufacturer will have designed the bike around a certain amount of travel. The general rule is to stay with this. Increasing or decreasing the fork travel can result in the geometry being severely compromised, making the bike handle worse than intended and putting more stress on the headtube structure.

*Changing fork travel can void frame warranty from the manufacturer, please check with the manufacturer before any travel increase/decrease. 

As fork travel increases so can flex, to combat this a triple clamp design is used for forks with over 180mm of travel. The hub plus the two crowns creates a triple clamp. The forks are for DH use.

A triple clamp DH fork, travel is measured from the lower crown to the top of the fork lower legs

Offset/Rake

The distance the axle is offset from the steering axis. This directly affects the “Trail”. Trail is the distance between the contact point of the tyre and where the steering axis hits the floor. The shorter the offset the longer the trail and vice versa. Wheelsize also affects trail. Larger wheels have a longer trail. With the popularity of 29er MTB’s, there is often an offset choice to be made.

 

Suspension fork offset and rake

The most common offset for a 29er fork is 51mm, however, fork manufacturers offer shorter offsets to increase trail.

Without going too far into things, a longer trail (Shorter offset) will increase stability at speed in a similar way to a slacker head angle. A longer offset (shorter trail) will sharpen the bikes handling at low speed but might not feel quite as stable at high speed. Often it is best to stick with whatever offset was chosen by the manufacturer to work with the geometry of the frame.


Adjustments

Spring type

Although the vast majority of forks are air sprung, some entry level and a handful of high-end forks use coil springs.

Air sprung

Strengths

Weaknesses

  • Lightweight
  • Less plush than coil
  • Easily adjustable
  • More internals than coil to maintain
  • Easy setup
  • Less small bump sensitivity

Coil sprung

Strengths

Weaknesses

  • Increases traction
  • Less adjustable
  • More supple and plush
  • Not as easy to set up as air
  • Ground hugging feel
  • Heavier than air shocks

Compression

Compression damping controls how the fork moves through its travel. Almost every fork will have some form of compression adjustment. On entry level forks a lockout might be a feature, the more the fork costs the more adjustment is available. Forks might have multiple compression options, for example, a “Climb, Trail, descend” or “open, medium, firm” dial, while top-line forks have precise control of both high and low-speed compression.


Rebound

Adjusts how fast the fork returns to full extension or sag point. Rebound adjustment can be found on entry level shocks. Top-line shocks will have separate high and low-speed rebound adjustment controlling how the fork reacts after high and low-speed compressions.


Setting Sag

See our full guide to setting sag here

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Compression – Controlling how the suspension moves through the available travel.

Head Angle – The angle of the fork to the floor, this will range in degrees from low 60’s to high 70’s depending on the bike

High-speed compression – How the suspension moves through the travel from High-speed hits, not high-speed riding. For example, rocks, roots, braking bumps, landing from jumps/drops etc.

Low-speed compression – How the suspension moves through the travel from low-speed movement, not low-speed riding. For example, when under compression through a berm, going up a transition of a jump etc.

Preload – How much the coil spring is compressed in its static state.

Bolt On – An axle that is incorporated into the hub with nuts on the end. Designed to work with traditional 9mm or 10mm dropouts.

Rebound – How fast a shock returns to full extension.

Sag – How much travel is used under rider weight.

Shock pump – A high-pressure air pump used to adjust air shocks, running at a much higher pressure than a normal inner tube/tyre pump.

Spring rate – The force needed to compress the shock.

Triple clamp – A fork with two crowns, used on long travel DH forks to combat flex.

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