Shocks for the Kilo suspension fork
On this page you find everything about the shocks for your Kilo.
You can use the following shocks:
AiR-light: The weight of only 130g make SLR:light the lightest air shock available. Apart from its very light weight, SLR-light also shows very nice response characteristics. We designed SLR:light, such that the characteristic curves lies between the ones from AiR-force Kilo and the steel-spring shock. Thus SLR:light is less progressive and increases the available travel. Have a look at the diagram comparing the characteristic curves of SLR:light and AiR-force Kilo diagram , each with 6bar filling pressure.
SLR:light is refilled via a single valve, for simplicity and light weight. It still features a negative and a positive(=main) air chamber. The negative chamber is filled automatically via the main one. (pat. pend. check valve system).
Table of filling pressure for SLR:light
AiR-force Kilo is our shock specialized for heavy loads and usage. It is the successor of AiR-force SLR, however the main system structure has changed in the design process.
Biggest advantage of AiR-force Kilo is the larger volume, both in air and oil chamber. Thus, inside pressure under heavy load is reduced. This makes Kilo the first choice for racers and bikers who also want a lockout function.
AiR-force Kilo weights 40 g more than SLR:light, still weighting only 170g.
It can be adjusted to every driver weight and every wanted performance.
Table of filling pressure for AiR-force Kilo
AiR-force kilo Lockout
Basic features as standard kilo (see description above) with an additional lockout including remote control from the handlebars. The lockout mode of the Kilo is an over-damped rebound control, i.e. when activated, the fork is compressed (especially useful when riding uphill). When deactivating the lockout, the fork expands again.
100g of additional weight for additional comfort: Basic adjustment of spring-bias is the selection of the right spring rate. In general you can say: The more the spring is biased, the firmer is the response behavior of the suspension fork. The maximum bias is 10mm. You should use a firmer spring, if the response is still too soft even with maximum bias.
Table of spring rate for steel-spring shocks
Steel-spring shock lockout
Basic features as standard steel-spring shock with an additional lockout including remote control from the handlebars. The lockout mode is an over-damped rebound control, i.e. when activated, the fork is compressed (especially useful when riding uphill). When deactivating the lockout, the fork expands again.
Kilo shocks in the media: