BOS is a French company who's created a name for themselves by building suspension products for some of the fastest riders in the world. While their products have been a staple on World Cup racers bikes, they have been very scarce here in the states to date. The guys at BOS hope to change this with an all new distribution model for the US market, which will make it much easier to get your mitts on these products.
The suspension we chose to test has been developed with Nicolas Vouilloz. It's specifically designed for enduro riders. We
outfitted our tried and true Intense Tracer 2 with the new Deville 160mm
fork, and Vipr rear shock, and are currently in the midst of a
long-term test. Check the upcoming pages of Mountain Bike Action for the complete review.
The Deville features 34mm stanchions and 140, 160
or 170 mm travel. Our initial rides suggest the package brings a good balance between stiffness and control at a reasonable weight. The Deville also
features a solid hydraulic damper system, based on an opened bath
cartridge. The fork is fully adjustable, with rebound and both high and low-speed compression dials.
The VipR rear shock is designed to satisfy the demands of enduro racers, and should also fit the bill as a perfect all mountain shock for the aggressive trail rider. The air spring is controlled by the custom tuned damper which features rebound and compression adjustments.
BOS suspension products are currently being distributed in the US by Prestigemtb
, and can be ordered through any reputable bike shop. It can also be ordered directly through Shock and Roll cycles
wrecking crew strives to put as many miles on each test bike before we
write a full review. Watch for the full write-up on this bike in the
coming pages of Mountain Bike Action