The All-New Rockshox ZEB Fork | Everything You Need to Know.

Designed to help the most out of the modern long travel enduro race machines, the Rockshox ZEB fork is a serious piece of single crown action.

The Rockshox ZEB is a long travel, single crown, 38mm-stanchioned fork offering anywhere between 150 and 190mm travel. And the name? Well, that comes from the man who conquered Pike’s Peak back in 1806, one Zebulon Pike.

Key features:

  • 38mm stanchions
  • 27.5 or 29″
  • 150, 160, 170, 180 and 190mm travel options (model dependent)
  • Charger damper (R, 2.1 RC and 2.1 RC2 depending on model)
  • DebonAir air spring
  • Low friction SKF wiper seals
  • Maxima Plush damper fluids
  • Fender mount

The new Rockshox ZEB fork slots in between the Lyrik and the BoXXer in terms of use, and sports all the latest Rockshox tech that you’d expect. With a 38mm stanchion, the upper legs are now larger in diameter than the current BoXXer and offer a sizeable increase in torsional stiffness over the Lyrik as a result, 21% in fact, when you compare a 180mm travel 29″ fork back-to-back.

Charger dampers vary in spec depending on model, with the R in the base model ZEB, RC in the Select, 2.1 RC in the Select+ and 2.1 RC2 in the Ultimate. DebonAir air springs feature throughout, with offset options available on models from the Select and above.  The Select+ will not be available aftermarket, however.

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Travel options are 160, 170, 180 and 190mm in the DebonAir options, while a Dual Position Air Spring is available on the eMTB-specific ZEB model, adjustable from 150-180mm. Weight-wise, the ZEB Ultimate is just over the 250g (half a pound) lighter than a BoXXer Ultimate.

Rockshox ZEB Ultimate

Key features:

  • 27.5″ or 29″
  • 160mm, 170mm, 180mm or 190mm travel
  • Charger 2.1 RC2 damper
  • 38mm (27.5″), 44mm (27.5″, 29″) offset options
  • 38mm aluminum stanchions
  • 2281g (29” / 170mm / Maxle Stealth / Uncut Steerer)
  • £969 RRP

Rockshox ZEB Select+

Key features:

  • 27.5″ or 29″
  • 160mm, 170mm, 180mm or 190mm travel
  • Charger 2.1 RC damper
  • 38mm (27.5″), 44mm (27.5″, 29″) offset options
  • 38mm aluminum stanchion
  • 2281g (29” / 170mm / Maxle Stealth / Uncut Steerer)
  • Not available aftermarket

Rockshox ZEB Select

Key features:

  • 27.5″ or 29””
  • 160mm, 170mm, 180mm or 190mm travel
  • Charger RC damper
  • 38mm (27.5″), 44mm (27.5″, 29″) offset options
  • 38mm aluminum stanchions
  • 2270g (29” / 170mm / Maxle Stealth / Uncut Steerer)
  • £779 RRP

Rockshox Zeb

Key features:

  • 27.5″ or 29″
  • 150mm, 160mm, 170mm or 180mm travel or 150mm / 180mm: 30mm Travel Adjustment
  • Charger R damper
  • 44mm (27.5″, 29″) offset
  • 38mm aluminum stanchion
  • 2279g (29” / 170mm / Maxle Ultimate / Uncut Steerer)
  • £679 RRP

Check out the new Rockshox ZEB fork on their website here.

Read our interview with Rockshox’s Jon Cancellier about updating the DebonAir spring here.