What good is a frame without a nice set of forks to hold it up.
Actually it goes much further than that, a thin legged wimpy fork will not give you any confidence in the corners and over the rough stuff, and poor damping will have you bouncing all over the trail, and don't think that unless you are doing downhill racing this doesn't apply to you, if you ride anything more than tow paths you will benefit from a nice set of Suspension forks.
I've be hearing really good things about these forks, MRP are still fairly new to the Suspension fork market compared to the likes of RockShox and Fox but they have a growing following, they certainly feel very smooth giving them a push down in the office, plus there is lots of dials and buttons to play with, I like stuff like that.
See those little buttons on the lower legs, they allow the rider to relieve air build up in the fork legs, they called them PSST valves, can't think why... ha.
Two other things to note, unlike all other makes of suspension forks MRP took the unusual step in taking an arch and spinning it round, this is so mud doesn't get trapped in the pockets of the arch plus it gives the front of the fork a distinctive look, some may say ugly but I rather like it, I certainly approve of the non mud trapping design, and that takes me seamlessly onto the the other thing I wanted to point out...
That Miles Wide Industries 'Fork Cork', no bike of mine is complete without one, it's one of the products I distribute but this one is a little more special as it was my idea, well the mud bung bit was, but Miles who loved the idea took it a step further and made it into a removable storage plug. Just a quick turn of the adjuster and it comes out, allowing you to store items such as money, keys, energy gels/sweets, even a CO2 canister and trigger can fit, you just need to be cunning in how you stuff stuff up there, once you have done that, another twist and its tight again, holding fast and stopping water and mud from building up in the steerer tube.
Ugly as sin or a clever design? I'll let you decide, its very industrial looking thats for sure.
RRP at the time of writing this is £849, see Ison Distribution for more info and stockist information