BOS are sticking by their words from earlier in the year, air is where it’s at.
On the air side though we now have two more forks that join the Idylle RaRe. First is an air version of the standard Idylle, and that’s the product that we’re most excited about as previously we’ve found the performance of the coil sprung Idylle to be very close to the coil RaRe version, despite a large price difference. The price of this new fork is still to be finalised but it’s likely that it will cost the same as the coil version, and if not the difference will be very small. The final new air fork is the 180mm travel Idylle SC (single crown). This directly replaces the coil sprung version.
So there you have it, BOS clearly feel that air is the way to go, even on a DH fork, and to be honest if these other forks are anything like the new Idylle RaRe that we’ve ridden then we think they could well be right.
by Mr Ed, Dirt mag., September 2, 2012