Ribbon Coil 170 Boost Fork
Rocky, chunky, and rooty are three choice words for describing the kind of trails you covet, and while there's no doubt that air sprung shocks have improved, you aren't ready to let go of the supple and linear rates of a coil fork. We don't blame you, and with options like the MRP Ribbon Coil 170 Boost Fork for 27.5in hoops, the choices just got even sweeter. This fork combines the feel you love from a coil with adjustability we never used to find in coil forks. Packing in adjustable compression, ramp speed, and bottom out support, the Ribbon is ready to take on wily backcountry trails and bike parks alike, eating up brake bumps and chatter, and floating over lofty drops with 170-millimeters of squish to take the sting out of flat landings and jarring trails.
Seeing that MRP's local trails in Grand Junction, Colorado are some of the most challenging and diverse in the country, it makes perfect sense that they'd create the Ribbon Coil with 35-millimeter stanchions for reduced torsional flex when you're rallying it over chunky rocks, steep descents, and harsh drops. In fact, the Ribbon is named after an infamous trail in the Grand Junction area, touted as one of the most "unique slab rock trails that's as fast as your bike will permit." This brutal testing ground sets the bar high for the Ribbon's performance, meaning it had to excel on the steepest descents at high speeds, but also pick lines across technical sections with methodical precision.
The Ribbon Coil comes ready to run with the standard medium shock installed, but come along with light and firm springs as well, letting you pick what feels best for you based on riding preferences and weight. You'll find all of the benefits you'd expect from a coil suspension, like linear spring rate, fewer seals for reduced friction, and consistency through all kinds of terrain. Unlike coil forks of the past, though, the Ribbon can be adjusted on the fly, and weighs in at just 4.6lb, beating many air sprung forks on the market. To fine tune the fork, an external preload adjustment on the top of the left leg can be tweaked as necessary, while the right leg hosts compression adjustment for climbing and descending. MRP's Ramp Control System is employed at the bottom of the stanchions, allowing you to perfect the ideal amount of bottom out support you crave with quick adjustments.
- A coil fork with adjustability to rival air sprung
- Lightweight construction weighs in at just 4.6lb
- 35mm stanchions give power and precise control
- Fewer seals over air reduce friction for consistent handling
- Linear spring rate takes the sting out of chatter and brake bumps
- On-the-fly adjustability for climbing and descending comfortably
- Comes ready with medium spring, lite and firm included in package
- Adjustable ramp, bottom out, and compression for dialing your ride