At last weekend’s XC World Cup in Nové Město, we spotted this next-gen prototype RockShox TwistLoc remote shock lockout on one of the Ghost Factory Racing Team bikes. Combining the look and feel of old school GripShift, it looks like a tidy suspension remote setup that improves cable routing and leaves plenty of room for modern dropper post remotes…

RockShox TwistLoc v2 remote shock lockout prototype

RockShox TwistLoc v2 next-gen GripShift remote shock lockout prototype, detail

Lovers of GripShift should be excited to see what looks like the next iteration of RockShox’s TwistLoc suspension remotes. This new remote being tested by the Ghost riders sports a classic high inner flange that should offer more grip to get ahold of and twist, unlike the current low-profile model RockShox offers.

Why do you need it?

RockShox TwistLoc v2 next-gen GripShift remote shock lockout prototype, Ghost Factory Racing Team testing

prototype TwistLoc v2 (left) vs. current RockShox TwistLoc (right)

The function appears to be the same though, pulling 1 or 2 mechanical remote cables to lockout a fork and/or rear shock, with a 2-position Open or Lock control.

The new prototype has a higher flange, but improved cable routing that appears to tuck in more nicely under the brake lever without getting in the way.

That means there’s even more space behind the bar to access an AXS dropper remote attached with a MatchMaker mount, or any other dropper remote.

RockShox current OneLoc remote shock lockout, Anne Terpstra 

Interestingly, we only noticed Ghost Factory Racing’s Caroline Bohé using the new GripShift-style TwistLoc, while other team members used the current version.

Anne Terpstra (above) had a cockpit setup using the 2-button OneLoc that allows for independent combined fork & shock lockout controls – bottom lever to lock, top button to unlock. But it’s a pretty crowded setup on her bar, so Terpstra uses a blip on top of the bar next to her righthand grip to activate her Reverb AXS dropper post.

RockShox TwistLoc v2 next-gen GripShift remote shock lockout prototype, close-up detail

As more and more XC racers stay on their full-suspension bikes for all racing all the time, and now that we can’t live without our dropper posts, this as-yet-unreleased RockShox TwistLoc v2 should give more cockpit setup adjustability, while bringing back the beloved GripShift look and feel!

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crazyeddie
5 days ago

The OneLoc has one button for lock and one for unlock. It can’t control fork and damper independently.

J'son
J'son
5 days ago

I’m so happy to see this. I never understood why the made the current one so thin. It looked ridiculous when you paired it with a set of ESI Chucky grips and looked totally out of place when paired with an XX1 grip shift.

Shafty
Shafty
5 days ago

What’s the point of using an AXS drivetrain, when you already have 2 remote cables? If you must have a tidy setup, get a fork and shock with decent support and ditch the remote.

If you can’t live without a hard lockout ft+rr, what’s the point of the dropper? Or suspension at all? All this junk works great at elite levels, because they’re willing to sacrifice comfort, but there’s little point for the great majority of riders. All these riders with their $10k bikes are low key in denial, wishing 26″ would come back, and they could get a carbon hardtail again.

Or is that just me thinking it’s stupid to bother dealing with lockouts on anything more than 80/100mm travel?

Simon
Simon
4 days ago
Reply to  Shafty

It looks like it’s just you.

And I would prefer to see AXS version of this Controller, so there would be only break lines.

blue
blue
4 days ago
Reply to  Shafty

AXS has no remote cables or whatsoever.
The point of suspension is that it works the right way. If you just woke up from the year 2000, your view of suspension could be acceptable, but now? Just out of the reality.
And who would want a 26″ hardtail these days, when modern hardtails are light years ahead?
Yes, it’s just you thinking stupid.

Daniel
Daniel
4 days ago

She is using this since 1st WC in Brasil

Cody
Cody
3 days ago

Ugh, just make it AXS with a simple button/switch. These cable systems are terrible.

Adam
Adam
3 days ago
Reply to  Cody

Don’t get it either. Magura did electronic lockout few years back, it cannot be that hard.