Why did RockShox make the Rudy XPLR fork? Any bike that travels off-pavement will be more comfortable and have predictable handling with suspension. Gravel bikes are no exception. For some riders, this means having a more comfort and control off-road. For others, it means going faster. Related articles Where did the name “Rudy” come from? Why isn’t the Rudy Ultimate XPLR fork carbon? What are the RockShox Rudy XPLR service intervals? Why would I want to add the extra weight of the RockShox Rudy XPLR to my gravel bike? Can I use the RockShox Rudy XPLR on my XC hardtail?