Solid, reliable and easy to set up, the new RockShox Lyrik offers first class performance.
The Fox 36 still offered unparalleled control in rough terrain.
The 160mm-travel Diamond is packed with innovative features.
The silky smooth action of the Bos Deville means that traction and comfort on loose, rough trails are both first rate.
X-Fusion is playing catch-up, there are better options on the market right now.
For the money, the level of adjustment on this fork is amazing but there are a couple of niggles.
This is an excellent 160mm fork for the money — stiff, reasonably light and you couldn’t set it up badly if you tried.
The Manitou Mattoc Pro is hugely adjustable and easily the best entry-level 160mm fork on test.
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USA-based suspension brand DVO (Developed Suspension) offers a range of three products — the Emerald dual-crown fork, the Jade coil shock and a 160mm travel single-crown fork called the Diamond. >>>…
X-Fusion adds performance and steps out of the budget category - £649.99
A great value fork but overdamped - £380
A good short travel option - £749.99
Simply the best trail fork - £780
Cheaper, lighter and better than last year - £749
It’s easy to take one look at the new RockShox Lyrik and declare that it’s just a pumped-up Pike. And, in some ways it is. To begin with, it’s got…
Marzocchi’s 350CR is a 160mm-travel, 27.5in enduro/all-mountain fork designed to rival the performance of the RockShox Pike and Fox 36 — but at a cheaper price.
Read the full test of Manitou's Mattoc Pro fork
Full review of the BOS Deville 160 fork
Full test on X-Fusion's Sweep RL2 DLA fork