Locating information about RST products online is difficult. Back in 2014, we published a sneak preview of a new fat bike fork from RST, dubbed the “Renegade,” that was supposed to be available with both a tapered steerer and a straight steerer. This is notable because the RockShox Bluto, basically the only major fat bike fork on the market, is only available with a tapered steerer, making an after market suspension fork upgrade impossible on the many, many straight-steerer fatties that have been introduced.
This year at Eurobike, I saw an RST booth, and swung by to get the low-down on the Renegade.
It turns out that this fork is now available, and is indeed offered with both straight tube steerers and tapered steerers. Also, the finished fork looks much sleeker than the prototype, with gorgeous black stanchions.
The Renegade comes in travel lengths from 80 to 120mm, and sports 32mm stanchions. The hub spacing is 150x15mm, meaning this fork is ready to roll for full-fat 5” tires. And… it comes with a lock out.
Based on the signs in the booth, it looks like the Renegade has been out for at least a year, although I can find little information about where to purchase one online. One site is selling an older model, without the black stanchions, for 390 Euros ($435 USD), discounted from 559 Euros ($623 USD).