When it was announced last year, the gravel bike-specific MRP Baxter II was the first suspension fork we’d seen with bottle cage mounts. And while we’re still waiting on something similar for mountain bikes, we’re happy to see that MRP has continued to improve it. As we recently found out, the Baxter is now color-customizable. You can choose from 15 “ShredKOTE” color options. ShredKOTE is a ceramic and polymer finish that MRP claims is “scratch, scuff, and chemical resistant.” All colors featur a matte finish, and the black option is anodized. You can also mix and match with different crown and lower colors, as well as choose what color decals you’d like.
You can read more about the Baxter II in our original announcement linked in the related content grid below, but here are the basic specs:
40 or 60mm
Not internally adjustable.
40mm version: 3.1 lbs. / 1,420 g
60mm version: 3.25 lbs. / 1,472 g
Independent positive and negative spring chambers.
3-position compression damping (open, mid, and firm)
20-position rebound damping
Spring Volume, Tire Clearance
40mm version 700x45c default (50c / 29×2.00” optional)
60mm version 700x50c (29×2.00”)
All models clear up to 27.5 x 2.4″
Tapered (1.125 – 1.5″)
40mm version: 40.5, 44, or 47.5mm, 60mm version: 41.4, 45, or 48.4mm.
Adjustable offset versions will come pre-set in the longest offset option.
Modular flat-mount adapter for 160 or 180mm rotor
12x100mm models come with 160mm rotor adapters by default.
12x110mm (Boost) models come with 180mm rotor adapters by default.
Bolt-on for 12×100 or 12x110mm (Boost) Hubs
Requires different dropout chips and brake adapter to swap between 100 or 110 spacing.
40mm version: 430mm* (*with 700x45c clearance, +5mm for 50c clearance option)
60mm version: 456mm (700x50c / 29×2.00” tire clearance standard)
Color-customized MRP Baxter retails for $1,140. Use the customizer tool and learn more over at MRPbike.com.
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