This fork is an upgrade from the 2010 model. This and the other bikes in this series have multiple speeds, and this model uses Alivio shifters and front derailleur with a Deore rear. It also has Avid hydraulic disc brakes, unlike last year's version. The rear stays have replaceable dropouts, and there is an internal headset to improve stiffness and wear. This is the only Dirt Jump/Trail model to use this particular geometry. The derailleurs and shifters have been downgraded one tier from the 2010 model (Deore to Alivio and SLX to Deore).