The Ribbon is designed for enduro racing and aggressive trail riding.
The goal in designing the Ribbon was seemingly impossible: building on the success of the heralded Stage, create a fork with higher performance, more adjustability, more features, all at a significantly lower weight. Those incredible demands meant we had to reimagine elements like casting design, reconfigure damper architecture, and completely retarget performance goals. The result is not just the best fork MRP have ever produced, its the new industry benchmark.
MRP's award-winning all-mountain and enduro forks feature stout 35mm chassis, twin-tube dampers, and the highly-adjustable FulFill air-spring system.
Pinkbike's 2017 Suspension Product of the Year, the Ribbon (air), is the king of the 35mm class.
FullFill air-spring system with independently adjustable positive and negative air-chambers for greater tunability.
New EssenTTial twin-tube, bladder-free damper utilizing a low-pressure IFP.
Outcast arch design with forward-facing weight reliefs to mitigate mud build up.
PSST pressure-relief valves that quickly and easily bleed off excess pressure in the lowers caused by elevation and temperature changes.
"Boost" spacing and 35mm stanchions.
29 x 120 - 160mm
Offset: 41, 46 or 51mm
A-C: 562mm @ 150mm travel
Tires: up to 27.5 x 3, 29 x 2.6
110 x 15mm axle spacing
Minimum Rotor Size - 180mm
Axle Formats: MRP QR, or MRP 'Tooled'
Lower leg pressure relief valves
Full wrap brake line retainer
Travel adjustable in 5mm increments
8 - position high efficiency Compression damper
16 - position Ramp Control system
Dual Air spring; fully independent positive & negative chamber pressures
Speed sensitive Rebound damping, shimmed architecture
Low friction wiper seals; reduced running friction by up to 18% (low speed floor test), or 28% (low speed after break-in) as compared to Stage style seals.
Improved internal running surface quality to reduce friction & improve seal performance
Low friction (low pressure) damper compensator piston; reduces damper weight, improves damper performance, consistency, system reliability, & ease of service.
Increased steerer - crown engagement
Simplified & weight reduced QR Axle system
O-ring stabilized QR nut for quiet, smooth operation
Tooled Axle system option
Casting feature for easy removal of Axle Nut retention circlip
New low profile & ergonomic knob designs for Compression & Ramp controls
New tool interface for air & damper side caps; low profile, using common cassette lockring tool
Improved and ample arch clearance around frame head-tubes
120/130mm stock forks are adjustable between 120 to 150mm.
140/150/160mm stock forks are adjustable between 130 to 160mm.
All adjustment is in 5mm increments.
WEIGHT: 4.2 lbs. / 1.90 kg
SPRING SYSTEM: FulFill independent postive and negative chamber system
EXTERNAL ADJUSTMENTS: Positive air-spring pressure, negative air-spring pressure, 8-position low-speed compression, 16-position Ramp Control, and rebound.
INTERNAL ADJUSTMENTS: Travel (in 5mm increments)
STEERER OPTIONS: Tapered Only (1.5 - 1.125")
OFFSET: 41, 46, or 51mm
BRAKE MOUNT: 180mm (7") PM (Disc only)
Not compatible with 160mm (6") rotors. 203mm (8") rotors compatible with appropriate adapter.
TIRE CLEARANCE: 27.5" x 3.0" on 45mm ID rim -- OR -- 29" x 2.6" on 35mm ID Rim
AXLE: "Boost" spacing - 15x110mm. QR15 standard, "tooled" bolt-on axle optional
AXLE-TO-CROWN (length): 140mm : 552mm, 150mm : 562mm, 160mm : 572mm