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MRP introduces Ribbon Coil fork

Published August 29, 2017

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) — MRP is launching a new version of its Ribbon suspension fork with a coil spring rather than air. 

"Discerning riders have long sworn by the performance, durability and consistency of coil suspension. While the industry moved away from coil springs in favor of air for its light weight and simple, broad tunability, these coil aficionados dreamt of a fork that combined coil's advantages with the latest in chassis and damper technology," the company said.

The company said the Ribbon Coil gives the spring tunability and stroke control previously found only with air, while giving riders the supple linear spring curve, lower friction, longer service life and consistent feel of a coil spring. The company said the coil comes with "a negligible or even nonexistent weight penalty over air forks in its class."

The Ribbon Coil ships with three standard spring rates (soft, medium, and firm). Two additional springs are available separately. The full range of springs covers riders from 125 to 250 pounds.

Fine-tuning of spring rate comes courtesy of an external preload adjustment. Included with the Ribbon Coil is MRP's Ramp Control system, a speed-sensitive ending-stroke adjustment that allows the rider to quickly and easily isolate and tune the preferred amount of bottom-out support on the fly. The Ribbon Coil is 203 grams (0.45 lbs.) heavier than the air-sprung Ribbon.

The Ribbon Coil will retail for $989.95, with additional springs priced at $39.95. It will begin shipping in October.

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