The MRP crew has been out in force at the entire Big Mountain Enduro series this summer, with many riders on the brand-new Stage fork. Now that the cat is out of the bag… get the full deets on the Stage here:
The product of a concentrated effort to build the best all-mountain fork on the market, the Stage gives you revolutionary control on the trail and revolutionary controls at your fingertips. Handbuilt in Colorado, every fork is assembled to the highest standards with extra love – including individually sized bushings and 100% dyno testing to ensure every fork’s performance.
The Stage boasts Ramp Control, a first-of-its-kind adjustment that allows you to tune the ending stroke curve of the air spring. The EqualAir dual-chamber air spring delivers unrivaled sensitivity for unbroken traction up and down the mountain. An 8-position compression adjustment supports a wide-range of tuning while the magnetic compression valving ensures an efficient and comfortable ride in any setting.
The Stage chassis utilizes 34mm stanchions, an oversized magnesium casting, and MRP’s own QtapeR15 axle system for reliable point and shoot performance in even the gnarliest rock gardens.
The Stage is available now from better bike shops worldwide. A full list of distributors can be found on MRPbike.com.
Specs from MRP
TRAVEL: 140*, 150, 160, or 170mm (26/27.5″).
120*, 130, 140, or 150mm (29″).
WEIGHT: 4.3 lbs. for 26/27.5″
4.4 lbs. for 29″
SPRING SYSTEM: EQUALair
Air spring pressure, 8-position compression, Ramp Control, rebound
INTERNAL ADJUSTMENTS: Travel
STEERER OPTIONS: Tapered (1.5 – 1.125″)
OFFSET: 43mm (26/27.5″), 51mm (29″)
BRAKE MOUNT: 180mm PM (Disc only)
WHEEL SIZE: 26”, 27.5”, 29”
AXLE: QTAPER 15mm
US MSRP $969
*not a standard option, but internally adjustable to this travel with included spacers.
The Stage is ready to take you to the top of an enduro podium or confidently to the bottom of any technical descent. With up to 170mm of travel for the 26 / 27.5” model and 150mm of travel for the 29” model the Stage offers plenty of controlled, supple, and refined suspension for high-speed descents and rowdy terrain. 34mm stanchions, the QtapeR 15mm axle, and a robust cast magnesium lower with oversized arch keep the Stage on track in any situation. The Stage offers more external tuning than competing forks, including an eight position compression adjustment and the revolutionary new Ramp Control feature. The high-tech compression circuit features a magnetic blow-off valve that eliminates the possibility of spiking, thereby reducing rider fatigue and enhaning control. The Ramp Control feature allows the user to adjust, on the fly, the desired ending stroke spring curve. Dial in the Ramp Control to retain the Stage’s supple small bump compliance but get a progressive, big-hit feel or dial it out for a more linear stroke, independent of sag and ride-height.