For now, the new Rockshox Flight Attendant will only come as OEM equipment on complete bikes from a select few brands, but there’s clearly capability for it to move into the aftermarket.
Every piece is self-contained, although the brains of the unit are on the fork, so in it’s current iteration, you’d need a Flight Attendant equipped fork before you could add the FA rear shock. We spotted it on a Specialized Enduro and spoke to Molly, a Rockshox rider, about the system… Word is there are only about 7-8 bikes in the world with the system currently on it, so don’t expect it to hit stores soon. But it’s worth a look now, because if you’re interested, you’ll wanna start saving those pennies. The fork’s Flight Attendant module sits low and behind the upper crown, making it unlikely to get in the way or bash a headtube if your bars get spun all the way around. It, and the rear shock, both use a standard AXS battery. While this may look precarious, we’ve never lost a battery to a wreck, bump, or anything else. Also new is a two-position AXS remote, which gets a mirror image of the Rocker lever upgrade. While it looks like three buttons, the lower thumb paddle is just an extension of the bottom of the main paddle, giving you two spots to press it.
Within the AXS app, you can customize what button does what, but out of the box it’s likely to use the […]