The RockShox XC 28TK Mg is RockShox new line of entry level forks.The XC 28 offers excellent performance without putting a dent in your checkbook. Upgrade your stock forkToThe XC 28, and enjoy added pedaling efficiency.The coil spring provides smooth, reliable suspensionThat oughtTo last you for many riding seasonsTo come! Technical Specifications: Intended Use: XC 26” Wheels Standard post- mount disc brake mounts accept 6” rotors without adaptors Spring: Coil Front Axle
Strengths: -Good price
-Decent features for a budget fork (TurnKey lockout, rebound damping)
Weaknesses: -Heavy (although not much more than similarly priced forks)
-possible reliability issues
The simplest way to describe the fork is that it works, not terribly well but not bad either. My fork came stock on a 2012 Kona Fire Mountain and within the first month, the lockout was permanently stuck. The lockout mechanism was quickly replaced on warranty and has not been a problem since. I would not particularly recommend this fork as an upgrade but I would not worry if it comes stock.