I was in Cycle Art, Quiapo yesterday and saw in actual this newer model of Epicon, Duro and Durolux, and my verdict(personal views);
New Epicon: Pros; - gold anodized stanchion tube - 100-150gram lighter than the older model(just basing on lifting the fork) - decals are pre-printed on the lower legs - newer decal design
Cons; - if you have the older Epicon, it is not worth to change to this newer model - the price of newer model cost twice as much as the older one - i think the performance difference is negligible but take into consideration price per performance
New Duro: Pros; - gold anodized stanchion tube - 35mm stanchion tubes - tru axle meaning stiffer - performs better than the older model, more plusher - macho looks, step aside KOWA and other reknowned brand - with remote lockout
Cons; - just a bit heavier than the older model, almost negligible when compared - cost more than twice the older model
Durolux: - gold anodized stanchion tube - 35mm stanchion tubes - tru axle meaning stiffer - very plush - macho looks, step aside KOWA and other reknowned brand - with remote lockout
i've seen these new line of forks by suntour. only thing about them are the prices. pretty high compared to the old line but i guess they can justify that with the new look, construction(?) and materials they used. besides they still are a lot less expensive than the known brands, just hope they perform at par with them.