"Coil-sprung forks are a rarity these days, especially among high-end offerings, but the Vorsprung Smashpot makes a compelling case for why some riders should consider one. The suspension performance it offers is excellent, and consistency and reliability are improved over an air spring. The additional weight — nearly 600 g in the case of our RockShox ZEB test fork — is substantial, and some folks will miss the ability to fine-tune their spring rate with a shock pump, but Vorsprung offers far more spring rates than most other coil-sprung options to mitigate that limitation. Especially for folks who are after an ultra-sensitive, plush setup that still maintains good performance elsewhere, there’s still a lot to be said for coil springs, and the Smashpot is a well-sorted conversion kit for many of the most popular single-crown forks out there."
- David Golay, Blister Review