December 18, 2020
EDITOR’S CHOICE – Vorsprung Secus: Vorsprung Suspension’s Secus was an easy choice for the suspension category this year, as it does what so many of us wanted for so long: It makes an air fork ride like a coil fork. By creating a massive negative air chamber and through some clever valving, the Secus made my RockShox Lyrik feel blatantly different, and all for the better. I’d say it lives up to Vorsprung’s claims of coil-like initial sensitivity and improved mid-stroke support, and the bottom-out resistance is easily tunable.
Just pumping on my handlebars in Vorsprung’s parking lot, I let out a ‘wow’ that would’ve made Owen Wilson jealous. On the trails, I said ‘wow’ to myself a few more times. Smashing through rough rocks and roots has never felt so smooth, and I honestly think a Secus-equipped fork can outperform any stock fork on the market today. That said, I’d kill to ride a Zeb with a Secus on it!