5. Trust Performance Message Trailing Multi-Link Front SuspensionGet It
Trust Performance’s unusual-looking suspension fork isn’t just a conversation piece. It’s the brainchild of veteran suspension designer and industry legend David Weagle. (If you’ve ever ridden an Ibis or a Pivot, you’ve ridden Weagle’s high-performance rear-suspension designs.) With The Message, Weagal set out to create a front fork with the same consistent performance of a multi-pivot rear-suspension system. It offers 130mm of travel, specifically designed to pedal uphill efficiently like a cross-country fork and descend with the forgiveness of a longer-travel trail fork. The all-carbon construction aims to eliminate flex from the bike’s front end and create a fork that tracks as precisely as possible. Available for 27.5″ and 29″ wheel sizes. — J.S.
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