Hyena, I gather your argument. With respect to the front fork particularly, in addition to the superior steering angle, you point to the Fastace/MX forks having better suspension travel? Anything else?Hyena wrote: ↑Mar 07 2018 5:02pmInteresting some of you prefer the RST, I think the fastace is the way to go. One of the first things I noticed about this bike was how much better it was smashing over the rough stuff. Not to sound like a broken record, but this IS a dirt bike and if you're going to ride it like one why put bicycle spec parts on it ? They're still light duty compared to even a 125cc dirt bike but I think they're perfect for the surron. If you're going to plod around on fire trails then sure go with the RSTs, but to me the fastace were a shining advantage of this bike over the others in my stable. I also like the better turning radius for the sort of trails I ride. Tight twisty stuff, rocky, steep, the sort of places you couldn't take a full sized dirt bike without falling off. To me being low to the ground being able to push off stuff and easily put your feet down in tricky spots is complimented by the better steering angle. I've dropped the bike a few times but had 5x more near drop experiences where I would have probably gone down if not for the extra maneuverability.
If I was calling the shots at surron I'd have a moto spec version with fastace forks, mx headset, bars and stem and mx front brakes, and then a lighter version with RSTs, mtb brakes and bars and maybe even 24" bicycle wheels. But for the sake of maybe a 1kg weight premium over the current mashup of bicycle parts seems like a no brainer to me. Surron seem to be constantly and rapidly implementing minor changes as we go (with incremental price increases) so fingers crossed we see some of these things in the future. And *BUMP* for a 72v FOC version
Wouldn't that travel advantage be related (and potentially negated) by the weight of the rider? So with a 145-155lbs rider, you think that Fastace travel advantage would be negated as compared with the lighter weight MTB front forks?