Many riders prefer the suppleness and more consistent performance of coil suspension over that of air. MRP’s new Ribbon Coil Fork is helping lead the resurgence of coil forks on trail bikes, and it comes at a scant weight penalty over the air version of the Ribbon: just 203g heavier.
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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. MRP delivers just that with the new Ribbon Coil.
The Ribbon Coil gives you the spring tunability and stroke control previously found only with air, while giving you the supple linear spring curve, lower friction, longer service life, and consistent feel that you get with a coil spring. This, in a package with a negligible or even nonexistent weight penalty over air forks in its class.
Every Ribbon Coil ships with three standard spring rates (soft, medium, and firm) and two additional springs (extra- soft and extra-firm) are available separately. The full range of springs covers riders from 125-250 lbs. Fine-tuning of spring rate comes courtesy of an external preload adjustment.
Included with the Ribbon Coil is MRP’s acclaimed Ramp ControlTM system; a speed-sensitive ending-stroke adjustment that allows you quickly and easily isolate and tune your preferred amount of bottom-out support on-the-fly.
Just 203 g (0.45 lbs.) heavier than the air-sprung Ribbon, the Ribbon Coil’s 4.6 lb. weight bests many of its air-sprung competitors and beats aftermarket coil-converted forks. It’s an easily justifiable compromise for hard-charging trail riders and park rats in exchange for consistent and impeccable performance, day-in and day-out.
Like all MRP forks, the Ribbon Coil is precisely assembled in MRP’s Grand Junction, Colorado factory. All forks undergo a rigorous QC process, that includes individual dyno testing, before arriving in the hands of end users. Like its air-sprung sibling, the Ribbon Coil is offered in two chassis sizes (27.5” or 27.5+/29”), two offsets*, with ten standard decal color options, and with either QR-style or bolt-on 15×110 axles. With the addition of either coil or air-spring, and the above options, MRP suspension is truly the suspension of choice for those that demand the best.
*27.5+/29” models can choose from 46 or 51mm offsets. All 27.5” models feature 44mm offset.
Features, Pricing, and Availability
Pricing and availability:
• US MSRP $989.95
• Additional springs $39.95
• Shipping October 2017
• 4.6, 4.65 lbs. (27.5”, 27.5+/29”)
• 150-170mm 27.5”, 140-160mm
• 27.5+/29” (internally adjustable)
• Externally adjustable preload and Ramp Control
• 3 springs included, 2 additional springs available separately.
• Outcast arch design
• New bladder-free EssenTTial damper utilizing a low-pressure IFP.
• PSST pressure-relief valves
• “Boost” spacing
• QR15 or bolt-on axle
• 10 decal colors and patterns