MRP Loop SL 29er Forks

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $799.00

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MRP Loop SL 29

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by goyo46 a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: August 22, 2017

Strengths:    Stiffness, action, durability, competitively priced

Weaknesses:    Weight? (who doesn't want a lighter fork, right?) Travel limited to 100mm.

Bottom Line:   
I've ridden a lot of the favorites since sus forks hit the market in the early 90's - fox, rs, rst, showa, etc. My last fork was a Reba Team dual air qr. It was by far the most plush and adjustable I've had, but too flexy for my size and style- 6'3", 210 lbs, aggressive.
This MRP Loop came with a Lynskey Ridgeline frame a year ago. The increase in precision, especially with the thru axle, has made a huge difference. At first the action was pretty stiff, and took a long time to break in. Now I run the air spring a bit lighter than what they recommend, and the least amount of compression damping. It's very active without feeling mushy or bottoming out too easily. Sometimes I wish it had more than 100mm, but that's what I'm stuck with.
Highly recommended. I feel confident bashing this fork through the rough, at my size and weight. Long service intervals are a bonus. I've put a lot of miles on it in a year. Finally tried to service it myself, with helpful instructions online. I should have serviced it sooner, the seals were dry and dirty (fortunately no wear to the stantions or bushings, so I caught it in time).
Once in awhile I would put a little Slick Honey on the stantions - this is a mistake! It sucked dirt down into the wiper seals and foam rings, something you want to avoid. Now the conventional wisdom is, no lube on the stantions, just keep them clean, and follow the service intervals. Things are lubed from the inside; putting it on the outside just attracts dirt.
A note of caution - in my attempt to reassemble the fork, I accidentally stripped the rebound damper needle threads. It didn't take much force. I immediately sent it to MRP, and they determined the original threads were thin and out of tolerance, so fixed that issue without charge, and gave the fork an overhaul for a very reasonable price. If you're going to service this yourself, watch the videos and read all that you can, be patient and use a very light touch. Can't wait to get it back, and try out my new dropper post!

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Bike Setup:   2016 Lynskey Ridgeline size xl, 3x9 xtr drivetrain w/ sram X7 180mm cranks, Zee brakes w metal pads, 180mm rotors. Hope hubs, Maxxis Ardent 2.4 rear, Minion 2.5 front. Sqlabs 311 riser bars, 60mm stem. Ti hardtail made for multi-day epics in the desert southwest.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Eric a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: March 8, 2017

Strengths:    Seems stable under braking, whereas my Reba would flex. Good adjustability for compression and rebound, also with "Firm, Mid, Open" lever adjustment on top of fork.

Weaknesses:    Requires higher air pressure to get same stiffness as other forks I've ridden (Reba, Float 32).

Bottom Line:   
Overall great fork. Takes time to dial it in perfectly.

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Favorite Trail:   Ever?

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox Reba, Fox Float 32

Bike Setup:   Lynskey Pro 29 hardtail, Full XT group

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by crowborne a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: October 10, 2014

Strengths:    Plush, precise and lightweight.

Weaknesses:    spendy

Bottom Line:   
On my steel hardtail, across Virginia root gardens and boulder fields, this fork has simply been amazing. It blows away my old C'dale Headshok forks and Rockshox Reba with far more precise steering, and incredible plushness and adjustability. Plus, it's incredibly light. I love it.

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Favorite Trail:   Gateway

Duration Product Used:   Two weeks

Similar Products Used:   RockShox Reba, Cannondale Headshok

Bike Setup:   Vassago Bandersnatch M-size, X-9, SLX mix

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