In conjunction with the new SRAM XPLR drivetrains, RockShox just unveiled the 30-40mm travel Rudy XPLR gravel suspension fork and 27.2mm Reverb AXS XPLR dropper post with a new suspension-seatpost setting. Learn more here…

Alongside SRAM’s new AXS XPLR drivetrains, RockShox just released a new gravel suspension fork called the Rudy XPLR, as well as the long-awaited 27.2mm Reverb AXS dropper post with a new “ActiveRide” suspension seatpost setting. Find details below.

RockShox Rudy Ultimate XPLR Gravel Fork

The new RockShox Rudy XPLR gravel fork comes with either 30 or 40mm of travel (425mm or 435mm Axle-to-Crown height) for modern gravel bikes to add more confidence and control when the terrain gets rough. Built from the ground up, the new Rudy features a Solo Air spring with RockShox Charger Race Day Damper, similar to their SID line of XC forks. The Rudy has a solid lockout as well as full fender compatibility. Find the specs, pricing, and availability from RockShox below.

Rockshox Rudy XPLR Gravel Fork
  • 30mm upper tubes
  • 30mm or 40mm travel options
  • 425mm Axle-to-Crown Height (for 30mm travel version); 435mm for 40mm
  • Charger Race Day damper tuned for gravel with solid lockout and a full range of rebound adjust
  • Solo Air spring tuned for shorter travel and efficiency over bumps
  • Short fender compatibility with a 3-bolt system
  • Full fender compatibility with custom stealth stay bosses
  • Lightweight machined and anodized crown offers a premium and durable finish
  • Maxima Plush damping fluid reduces friction and silences damper noise
  • Up to 700 x 50mm tire clearance
  • Available in new Kwiqsand Signature colorway or Gloss Black
  • Rockshox Rudy XPLR Gravel Fork
  • Rockshox Rudy XPLR Gravel Fork
  • Rockshox Rudy XPLR Gravel Fork

The RockShox Rudy Ultimate XPLR will be available in limited quantities in August of 2021 with wider availability beginning in September. The Rudy weighs in at 1226 grams with an uncut steerer and will retail for $799/€869/£779. Find details over at

New 27.2mm Reverb AXS XPLR

Furthering the “smoother is faster” mantra on the Rudy, the new 27.2mm Reverb AXS XPLR dropper post has a new trick up its sleeve. ActiveRide internals provide a fully rigid top-out position, but a light press of the AXS controller engages a slightly squishy compliance setting for comfort and control over the rough bits. We’re hoping to get one in to test against all the other suspension seat posts we’ve rounded up, so stay tuned. In the meantime, here’s a list of specs from RockShox.

RockShox Reverb AXS XPLR 27.2mm
  • Two travel options: 50mm or 75mm
  • Saddle clamp options compatible with 7mm round rails, 7x9mm oval rails, and 7x10mm oval rails
  • Seat post length includes 400mm and 350mm (50mm drop only)
  • AXS Technology allows rider customization via the AXS Mobile App
  • AXS handlebar controls (drop or flat bar)
  • Shared battery with all other SRAM AXS enabled components
  • System is completely waterproof and dustproof to IP69K
  • SRAM AXS battery and charger included

The RockShox Reverb AXS XPLR will be available in limited quantities in September 2021 and more readily available globally in the following months. The 75mm Reverb XPLR weighs 567 grams. Both travel versions of Reverb AXS XPLR will sell for a whopping $600/€600/£500. Find details over at

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