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First seen on Specialized Pro ripper Curtis Keene's bike, Öhlins is developing a coil-sprung RXF 36 fork. We were also told that 650b/27.5 versions of their forks are in the works, with Walker Shaw set to put it to use in the Sea Otter dual slalom.

Why does Curtis Keene prefer coil suspension? Listen in for a Vital exclusive filmed during a recent test session with Öhlins:


Though they were first introduced on Specialized bikes, Öhlins shocks are available to work with an increasingly wide range of frames. Öhlins also offers replacement damper cartridge upgrades for several other competing forks.

Brandon Turman


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