The RDO fork starts with the awesome Niner Carbon Fork and adds the increased steering precision of a Rock Shox Maxle through axle. The no-compromises 15mm interface makes this Niner's go-to race weapon for riders seeking every advantage. Purpose-built, they utilize carbon in ways no other MTB fork manufacturer has done before. From the tip of the dropout to the top of the steer tube and everywhere in between, Niner Carbon Forks take full advantage of the damping characteristics of carbon. Unlike three-piece bonded forks which can have stress risers in transitions between dissimilar materials, the monocoque design of the Niner fork is made lighter and stronger by eliminating bonded sections altogether. In addition to the full carbon complement, the outside shape of the fork was designed to disperse impact energy throughout the entire structure, damping trail vibrations before they get to your hands without compromising steering precision. From top to bottom, Niner Carbon Forks are designed for better performance. We didn’t want to offer just another carbon component, we wanted to utilize carbon the way it was intended. The Niner Carbon Fork is stiff, light, strong and forgiving rolled into a single package.