RockShox has updated its 700c “trekking” fork, the Paragon Gold RL. This fork is designed to take the edge off light trail riding and rough roads by offering 50 or 65 mm of air-sprung suspension.
The Paragon features a light mount on the fork brace plus integrated fender mounts and an integrated cover on the fork leg to accommodate dynamo hub wiring.
The Paragon utilizes many technologies that mountain bikers will recognize, including RockShox’s Motion Control damping, an available lockout for the smoothest roads and remote-control compatibility.
The upper tubes are 30 mm straight wall aluminum; the lowers are magnesium with a 9 mm quick release. Options are disc only (max 180 mm rotor) or rim brake only with a straight or tapered aluminum steerer.
The Paragon weighs 1,827 grams, will retail for $255 and is estimated to be available in May.