First Look: X-Fusion RV1 DH Fork - Taipei Show

Mar 20, 2013 at 0:07
Mar 20, 2013
by Mike Levy  
 
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X-Fusion RV1

X-Fusion is well aware of the demand for a downhill fork in their lineup - the comment section of every X-Fusion article on Pinkbike has been filled with readers asking for it - and that anticipation was heightened with the February announcement that they will be working with the Pivot Factory DH Team on the World Cup circuit, with further confirmation coming in the form of POV footage of X-Fusion's John Hauer testing the prototype fork in California. We all knew it was on the way, and this coming July will see the release of their 200mm travel RV1 that is pictured here.

RV1 Details

• Intended use: DH racing
• Travel: 200mm (internally adjustable to 180mm via a push-pin system)
• 36mm diameter stanchions
• Coil sprung
• 26'' and 650B versions (same lowers, different crown offset)
• External adjustments: separate low and high-speed compression, low-speed rebound
• Uses X-Fusions twin-tube HLR damper
• New 'Nvolve' fork seals
• Pressure release valves
• Direct mount stem compatible
• Uni-directional carbon fiber leg guards
• 20mm thru-axle
• Production fork weight: 6.3lb (w/ uncut steerer)
• Availability: July, 2013
• MSRP $1299 USD

Twin-Tube HLR Damper
The RV1 will make use of X-Fusion's proven twin-tube HLR damper that we've become very familiar with from their Vengeance platform, although it will see some important internal refinements to better suit the fork's 200mm of travel (the Vengeance offers up to 170mm) in the form of a higher oil flow piston and a different shim stack arrangement. Just as in the Vengeance, the HLR damper is a sealed but serviceable aluminum unit that separates the lubrication oil from damping duties. It is generally agreed upon that this layout makes for more consistent damping by keeping
cavitation to a minimum due to the system preventing the oil from sloshing about inside the fork, but it also eliminates the chance of dirt and grime that has managed to get past the seals from mixing in with the damping oil. The twin-tube layout is just how the name suggests, with the damper cartridge employing a tube within a tube layout that allows the oil to flow through the compression damping circuits that are located at the bottom of the cartridge and out ports that feed into the outer chamber created by the exterior damper cartridge wall. The opposite happens during the rebound stroke, with the oil flowing in through the ports, past the check valve, and through the rebound assembly. External adjustments included rebound speed that can be adjusted via a red anodized dial atop the right fork leg, with separate low-speed and high-speed compression dials found at the bottom. Our time on shorter travel versions of the HLR damper have shown it to be a top performer that can rival anything on the market, so we are very much looking forward to having a go on the 200mm travel RV1.

X-Fusion RV1

Different fork crowns will allow the RV1 to work with both 26'' and 650B wheel sizes.


26'' and 650B Versions
While 650B wheels are gaining ground fast on their long-standing 26'' counterparts when it comes to both OEM spec and consumer acceptance, no one is quite sure if they will have the same proliferation in the world of downhill bikes. We'll no doubt see some World Cup racers on-course with 650B wheels for the 2013 season, though, and X-Fusion may very well be one of them as the new RV1 will be available in both 26'' and 650B flavours. Both versions will utilize the very same lowers and stanchions but crown geometry will vary between the two in order to preserve handling, with the 26'' crowns featuring 42mm of offset and the 650B set running 46mm. Consumers will be able to purchase either version complete, or a set of aftermarket crowns that will allow them to switch between the two wheel sizes. Laser etched height markings on the upper portion of the stanchions will keep riders from having to measure to find where the tubes should be clamped.

X-Fusion RV1

The fork arch looks burly from the front, but a peek from behind reveals that X-Fusion has pared it down quite a bit in an effort to shave grams.


Carbon Lower Leg Guards
Bolted to the lower legs is a set of uni-directional carbon fiber guards that protect the magnesium tubes from rock strikes. The guards are held in place with four small hex head screws and can be removed if you don't feel like running them, although riders who frequent rocky terrain will likely prefer to leave them in place (who's seen the countless photos of holes punched right through a set of fork lowers?). Graphics are printed directly onto the guard.

X-Fusion RV1

Uni-directional carbon fiber leg guards offer added protection.


Pressure Release Valves
While common in the moto world, pressure release valves are only just now showing up regularly on mountain bike forks (although Marzocchi used them on their Shiver and Monster T forks many years ago). The valves, which are located just below the seals on the RV1, can be opened with a 2.5mm hex key to allow the fork's internal pressure to return to ambient levels. This may not be a concern for the majority of casual riders, but it is a well known fact that pressure builds up within a fork as it cycles through its travel for an extended period of time, artificially raising the spring rate as this happens. These small ports allow racers (or just picky riders) to release the built up pressure without having to crack open the fork's caps, and X-Fusion is even planning on offering tool-free aftermarket buttons that will replace the hex head screws.

X-Fusion RV1

Pressure release valves allow for quick and easy discharge of any built up pressure without having to open the fork's top caps.


X-Fusion RV1

The fork's 20mm thru-axle requires a tool to remove - we like this on a true DH fork - and employs a single pinch bolt on the right hand side.


bigquotesThe reason we did it now is that we want to be involved in World Cup downhill racing and we think that is the pinnacle of suspension performance. It took us a long time to get here but we really wanted to execute a fork that we knew would be ready for the World Cup downhill circuit, and you know it's not easy, it took time, but I think we're finally there with a product that we think that someone could race and win a World Cup with. - Joel Smith, X-Fusion general manager

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189 Comments

  • + 336
 And you're saying that we DON'T have to be in the top 3% in the world to own this?!
  • - 81
 Hahaha...I get it!
  • + 119
 Congratulations, you got it.
  • + 29
 I think E-rog is that guy.
  • + 11
 is it too late to start calling them Romney Shox?
  • + 0
 So you still don't understand the joke do you?
  • + 0
 I don't get it but what I do get are the pressure release valves. Strange they're only catching on now... maybe it doesn't make that big of a difference mtbing but it's a great idea along with making it 27 friendly.
  • + 26
 Would have liked to see some grease ports too! Otherwise, aesthetically it looks outstanding. Definitely one of the better looking DH forks, IMO. If performance is on par with some of their other products, should be a treat! Would hate to look back in 5 years and not see this or the DVO fork around, here is to hoping both X-Fusion and DVO enjoy a long and successful life in the industry!
  • + 1
 I totally agree, wee need these manufacturers to produce new forks etc. Looking at the fork i would it could go either way due to the basic construction of the fork as its looks like they have removed a fair amount of material from the lowers arch and the axle drop outs which is not somewhere i would like to compromise to save weight as these are the areas usually strengthened, however, maybe these areas can be refined to ensure the internals are constructed to a decent standard which don't need servicing after a few hard weeks of use.
  • + 1
 Biggest adjustment knobs ever... Rocks are going to like those
  • - 22
 Who the hell wants an x-fusion?
  • + 1
 racer303, im guessing that they are covers, like fox do with the "binlid" cover and evan1gill i see you havnt been paying attention to what suspension manufacturers have actually been doing in the last 2 or 3 years x fusion is pumping out really good stuff now!!
  • - 1
 Looking at some comments around here about the infamous 3% from RS Vivid campaign I can't help myself to say it:

No1. It was just a marketing campaign so that everyone talks about it on f*cking internet.
No2. Anyone disturbed by it is a tosser who expects companies to suck his Waldo, because he is an important customer with buying force.

Go do your neggy poppy wank you 97%
  • + 2
 Wcartman had a bad day at work...
  • + 1
 Apparently. Lets say it was a marketing plan to get us talking about it, yeah that much worked. Is it going to make more people buy it? f*ck NO. Have you seen a positive reaction anywhere to it? They wanted to raise interest levels and they sure did, but they did nothing to make consumers want to buy it. They pushed their buyers further away. They already are having their asses handed to them in the OEM and aftermarket sales, they just dug their hole a little bit deeper.
  • + 2
 Every body and their mother now knows RS has a new shock with a feature that might do nothing to the ride for all we know, but anyone who rides it will pretend they can tell just to feel cool. It won't hurt sales. People buy RS for the product and its perceived benefits, not because the guy who sells it was nice. I personally love my lyrik. My fox suspension has been less stellar. Marz made bad stuff for a long time and is harder to service in my experience. Buying boutique brands costs too much. Frankly RS can tell me they treat their pros better than me all day long. My fork will still be the best for the money.
  • + 2
 Im not having this blafidabiblabla of girls who got their feelings hurt because Maybelline told them that the latest lipstick is not for the fat girls. The fact that Fox goes in smooth and warm does not increase their sales either. Drop the price of Fox by 100$ and you don't need a single press release to make people buy more of your stuff. Only a dick who believed that the world spins around him, can have a problem with wanting RS after that press release.
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  • + 52
 X-Fusion have done an excellent job with the design of this fork. They made it 650b compatible and aded the pressure release valves. From experience, their forks are extremely competitive (RockShox and Fox) from every angle. This will sell really well I think. Great job X-Fusion!
  • + 32
 Campbells always know what they're talking about.... I swear I'm impartial...
  • - 2
 That would be sick if it came in black , and white aswell
  • + 3
 Campbells unite!
  • + 4
 @patrickcampbell28 - and, if it rides anything like the Vengeance Coil, it will be the plushest (in my opinion) downhill fork on the market. XF is rising to the top!
  • + 2
 why would someone need to release pressure quickly?
  • + 10
 like is says in the article " it is a well known fact that pressure builds up within a fork as it cycles through its travel for an extended period of time, artificially raising the spring rate as this happens."

Thus picky or expert riders can get the proper spring rate and set up on their forks with just a little pressure release valve rather than taking the forks top caps off to do so.. Not all riders will use this feature (maybe like the top 3%!) But it's nice to know its there Smile
  • + 5
 Just to me clear 'millsyft' the pressure release is just for built up air in the fork legs. You don't use it as a tuning tool. Generally, you just raise the front end off the ground and crack the screws or air bleeders then nip them up. Alot of moto guys use them quite often. The pressure does indeed build up.
  • + 1
 What he said ^^

I didn't make this clear but yeh thanks Smile
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  • + 35
 I may be alone on this, but I thought the x-fusion DH fork was going to hit a lower price point than this. bash guards on a non-inverted fork also has me either stoked or concerned, not sure which yet, as I just read this.....
  • + 3
 Keep in mind it's meant for world cups, as the general manager said.
  • + 19
 lets just hope this fork doesnt make weird sounds after awhile like all the other ones :p
  • + 11
 that clicking sound? I hate that sound.
  • - 3
 Those bash guards look like trouble because they are bolted to the fork with what seems like very small screws, i see those and think that a solid hit at the bottom of the guard and you brake off the mounts and have a fork that looks like shit if your lucky or have a hole to the inside of the fork, makes more sense to make the bash not hard mounted?.
other than that it seems solid, just like any other fork out there.
  • + 2
 If youre talking about rs coil just move the coil protector to the center.
  • + 3
 Maybe they'll release a cheaper model for the normal folks, but I gotta say, this looks better than the boxxer wc. Any reason it shouldn't cost as much (though it is cheaper)?
  • + 15
 Light/Cheap/Strong: Pick any two.
  • + 1
 X-Fusion fixed the sound that the crowns were making. If yours is making that noise, call them about it and they'll fix it for free.
  • + 2
 I think that bash guard will be more of a pain tan what its worth , looks like dirt is just gonna build up there.
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  • + 26
 Looks good but $1299? I thought X fusion was a name for high performance at prices mere mortals could afford...
  • + 7
 That's the MSRP. The price we pay will be less most likely around $1000, maybe?
  • + 15
 1299$ is still really cheap for a fork with low/high speed compression, rebound and 6.3lbs... Compare it with fox,rockshox...
  • - 1
 What would the msrp on a fox 40 or boxxer wc be then? Interested to see how it compares!
  • + 5
 MSRP on a Fox 40 is $1599.99, and a Boxxer WC is 1699.99.
  • + 5
 The Boxxer R2C2 is a fair comparison...low/high speed compression, rebound, 6.6lbs... MSRP of $1275.
  • + 1
 i assume a they will make cheaper versions....this is just what they are showing off
  • + 1
 my guess is that there will be a rebound and low speed compression version in the pipeline, maybe the year after launch. it comes in at the same approximate price point as a boxxer team or a 888 rc3 evo (not the ti) so not really a budget option but its certainly cheaper than a 40!! id like to see a test between this level of forks as most of the limelight goes to the all singing and dancing models or the cheaper entry level ones, mid range models like these often get overlooked because they dont serve a purpose for either the beginner or the professional.

There are still human beings out there that want forks of this style!!
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  • + 10
 Probably $3-$400 more than anticipated. Looking forward to some test reviews.
  • + 4
 The only fork in that price range is the Domain DC. Steel Stanchions, last generation damper, coil sprung etc. Its unrealistic to think something like this will be sold at the price of a Domain.
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  • + 5
 This is great, with this and the new DVO emerald we might have a decent selection of genuinely great DH forks to choose from rather than the rather lacking range of choice at the moment of just either fox 40s or boxxers (maybe put the recent 888s in there) so with these new forks coming and the rise of marzocchi again we could have 5 (maybe 6 with the dorado) forks that are all fighting for top place and therefore all great forks rather than just 2, will be great for competition and therefore product development. Almost forgot about BOS but they can join in too if they lower thier prices Smile
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  • + 4
 I'm stoked about the fork guards personally. I live in Las Vegas, NV and regularly ride in bootleg canyon and that place is brutal. I've punctured a boxxer lower there and would have loved some guards. The rest of th Fork looks pretty good too.
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  • + 6
 Excellent, this will be the year of new competition! Though, DVO still has me stoked with the inverted fork...
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  • + 2
 I just bought a 2013 Vengeance HLR Coil(170mm) and I am absolutely impressed with it! It is the plushest and stiff single crown fork i've ridden. Don't you hate when you can't get those F****** air forks to feel right???!?!! Nothing like bombing through a rock garden on a long travel coil fork (: I love how they skipped the bul1shit gimmicks and went with rebound, high and low speed compression. This DH fork looks like it uses alot of their existing technologies that i have been able to enjoy in my single crown fork. Great seals, great damper cartridges and great service!
  • + 1
 that last sentence sums up all we want from a fork... please can we have some of that and still have some money left in our pockets!!!

ps.. gold stanctions would be nice too.... well i am a sucker for shiny things Big Grin
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  • + 2
 hm.... fox 40 air, x-fusion coi dh fork, sr suntour air forks with 38mm stanchions, dvo emerald inverted air, manitou dorado inverted air, marzocchi 888 ti with fox ti-spring. hard desicions. and i want a shock that fits the front suspension. that means: air front = air rear, coil front = coil rear
  • + 10
 And I think you forgot BOS Supensions Smile
  • + 3
 first world problems, which to buy?????
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  • + 3
 I don't ride DH so I'm not really familiar about every aspect of it - why would you want a thru-axle that requires a tool to remove? What's wrong with a quick-release type system? Some insight here please? Thanks Smile
  • + 21
 I ride DH and I'm not even sure. Haha
  • - 9
 Racers don't want quick release. Look at any high end DH fork.
  • + 10
 not really an expert here but, thru-axle are a lot more stiffer and stronger than a quick release. i believe that with a tool you can tight the axle in place with much more safety an reliability than by a lever, specially if you're talking about world cup downhill bikes, wich are put through some serious abuse. I just hope I'm making sense here, and to be right. hahaha
  • + 9
 More bits to catch on rocks ect..
  • + 2
 I honestly don't know, maybe its a concern about hitting rocks off it but I doubt that's the case, otherwise derailleurs would have been off the market and something better would have taken its place by now. I do know that I don't mind the fact that i have to use allen keys to remove my thru axle, but maybe its all just a preference thing
  • + 8
 Its all about stiffness guys
  • + 8
 if you can tighten an axle to the same torque with a qr setup as you can with an allen key, how is the latter going to make it any more stiff?
  • + 6
 weight? Less stuff to go wrong?
  • + 4
 It's about being low profile, every centimeter matters in WC DH. Look at the S-Works demo, it uses 135mm spacing instead of the usual 150 cause apparently some people can tell a difference. As far as weight, I think the difference would negligible even in the highest end DH riding. Just my .02$
  • - 3
 the 135mm specing on the demo is to give more heel clearance, something anyone with a large shoe size riding a demo would appreciate, i had a 2011 demo and would hit my size 13 fivetens on the stays all the time.
  • + 1
 Might it possibly be something to do with patents?
  • - 2
 it's because it's more manly. we were use to see qr on 9mm axle and touhg it was cheap and be scare of loosing the frontwheel. I'm sure a good qr will do the job today
  • - 8
 Enduro, the 135mm spacing on the Team Edition S works Demo its to give a stiffer rear wheel by utilizing shorter spokes and less dish on the wheel.
  • + 1
 Unsprung weight. These forks are competing at the tiniest thresholds. No one could tell the difference, but that doesn't keep rs from making the maxle lite (or the new shock). There are some innovations where the engineers are just pushing the envelope because they can.
  • + 0
 It keeps the cost down by not having to use someone elses acle standard and pay licencing. Really, how often do you need a front wheel QR in DH?
  • + 3
 The screw through or QR style set ups for thru-axles is not as stiff as when you have pinch bolts. It actually makes a significant difference, expecially with long travel forks. that's it. It isn't standards or spacing or anything like that.
  • + 1
 Qr 20mill is not as reliable. In my experience at least it came loose a lot, boxxer axle never comes loose, less worry. Plus shaves weight
  • + 0
 Yes, it does and I was just saying that from what I can tell it was about clearance more than weight, but I looked at the RS website and the Maxle Lite DH cites weight, stiffness and clearance. The only reason I talked about clearance the most is because the Maxle Lite DH is also screw in, and when you think about it from an engineering standpoint you could tighten a "lever" TA just as tight as an Allen TA, the mode of tightening is the only difference. Again, just my .02$ and I can safely say I would never be able to tell the difference between axles of all things
  • + 1
 never had my maxle qr come loose, even a little.
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  • + 2
 Sweet XFusion, this and DVO top of the list, the guards are a great idea as well have you seen the DH shuttles vehicles, trailers etc at times, here its where more damage gets done to a bike than riding, overall looks well thought out, now lets see how it performs, def an up incoming brand, love theyre single crown Vengence Forks and shocks.
  • + 1
 they do make alot of sense for uplift protection, cant help but feel they dont need to be made out of carbon though, plastic would probably do the job just as well and be cheaper, although i will admit, the carbon would look better and be a bit lighter
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  • + 1
 I love it. I dont know why, but the top crown bugs me. too simple. Im sure it will look better with a stem and all, Also, I want to wait and see how much abuse they can take. XF makes awesome internals, but I wonder how many blows she can take in rock gardens....
  • + 1
 dont get me wrong. I love XF, great people, awesome products, and really great customer service. As usual I am skeptical about new things, especially forks. XF is such a young company, so its easy to be critical, but they havent dissappointed yet!
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  • + 1
 Pressure release valve can also be found on BOS forks for a long time already, not only on old Marzocchi and now this one.
I actually which this would be a real valve eg something automatic. I'm not so excited with the idea of unscrewing my fork every few ride :/
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  • + 1
 I've never tried an XFusion fork, would love to take one for a ride for sure, the damper sounds promising! But I could imagine some flashier graphics, the fork looks good, just somewhat boring. No matter that, I wanna try it out!
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  • + 1
 my expectation is that x-fusion would be selling a competitive fork at competitive prices and not be at the price range as fox or rockshox. if that's the case, i'll get something proven rather than be different. fork looks good though.
  • + 4
 X-fusion 1299.99, Boxxer WC 1699.99, Fox 40 1599.99.
  • + 2
 thanks for the price comparison. thought most or half of us don't pay retail prices, i'm curious and waiting to see if the price for this x-fusion fork (or even DVO) would be within reach.
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  • + 1
 well i love em, they have actually thought of everything, screw puttin greace ports in them, that was to a comment i saw up top someware, wtf do they need them for, if a fork is serviced properly then they are useless. Smile well done on a great fork build, cant wait to see the verients of them Smile ace
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  • + 4
 Looks good. Not sure about the leg guards. I see the purpose, but doubt most are gonna want or need them.
  • + 1
 I see those fork guards being a big problem with mud and dirt getting packed around or behind it, making it mandatory to remove the guards every time you wash the bike. Most will remove the guards and not put them back on for this reason. When the guards are off, its gonna look awful with the nubs sticking up on the lowers with screws in them. Overall, bad idea.
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  • + 3
 Just a little higher than an R2C2, but will it do better or worse? Somebody lay down some knowledge for me...
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  • + 0
 I like what X-fusion is trying to be, they seem to be a decent fork for a nice price. This however is not in line with that thought. It loks like a nice fork, and may perform better than others. But for the price i will stick to the time tested fox 40. If im looking for a lighter fork the boxxer race fork. Give the fork a better price point and ill try it out.
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  • + 1
 I'm guessing all the 650b hating posts got deleted before I showed up! Nice fork. Could be a possibility on my future tr250 park bike. Maybe even with the big wheel version just for kicks.
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  • + 0
 Some pretty neat features. But instead of wasting time in developing an extra (useless) 650b crown they should have spent more time in engineering a proper axle clamp. This pinch bolt design is just predestined to break if not tighten with care. Pretty common failure on early Fox 40s. A tool-free quick-release axle would be nice. Like on the old Boxxer Ride.
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  • + 1
 Clean and beefy looking without the bash guards. Mattblack always good for color blocking. Will the gold of the stanchions match the gold of the pushrod of my Foxdamper or is it a Renthal hue?
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  • + 0
 Haha all those years and this is the best they can do? How disappointing. Looks cheap on the outside and if its anything like their shocks its full of plastic on the inside. I understand the whole lower price point thing but no ones gonna take you serious building shit like this, now manitou and dvo, they know what's up.
  • + 1
 from personal experience, i can say that the internals from their current forks are all metal. i dont see why this one would be any different?
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  • + 3
 Crazy to think this complicated beast is cheaper than a lot of carbon wheels.
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  • + 0
 No one should ever buy x-fusion, customer service is shitty as well as their product. If I had a dollar for every time someone snapped their x-fusion fork, i would never work again. I could see a gravity fork of theirs not being too trust worthy as all their products are under-built
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  • + 1
 I thought X-Fusion became famous because of their high-performance, budget friendly forks. I was really hoping to purchase a good, inexpensive X-Fusion fork, but I guess I have to stick to my Domain for now.
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  • + 1
 Looks really good and has potential to compete with the big name brands! Smart thinking with the carbon guards. Looking forward to a review on it
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  • + 1
 1299.00 is a sic price and even better I can get parts at cost! the Fox is around 1000.00 cost so I'm thinking maybe 700.00 cost and really like what Xfusion has been doing.
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  • + 6
 Actually looks pretty competitive in terms of price and weight, especially considering its a coil fork, which I prefer. look forward to the long term tests.
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  • + 1
 it must be good; it says BLOW FAST on the red KNOB :o)
(I know it is Slow, but it does not look like that in the photo on my computer)
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  • + 1
 it`s nice that X-Fusion will try to be a rival of FOXROCKMARZO in 200mm dual crown forks market - but on the other hand it looks sooo cheap and that crown looks like .... :/
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  • - 1
 Ummm its cool but $1299??? Yeahhhhh its a fork and it moves up and down minus a few settings here and there... could they just start making some with the basic shit like 8 inches of travel perhaps for like 200 bucks? This is way to expensive, I could seriously design my own fork for that cost with the basic rebound setting and call it a day.
  • + 3
 You must be high....
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  • + 2
 interesting fork got some neat features like the bleeds and the lower guards
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  • + 4
 Well Done X-Fusion!
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  • + 0
 Hahaha all the ' experts'who commented on the pinkbike Facebook post when this was first 'leaked' saying it was this and that and definitely air sprung etc... You were wrong! Hahaha!!
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  • + 1
 if they could throw in a decent looking price tag this fork would have everything, sadly I don't think this will be the case. :/
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  • + 3
 think the carbon fiber leg guards are a cool idea.
  • + 1
 I agree cool but odd. Because we hear so much talk about Carbon frames needing protection with little strips of metal or plastic. Now we can protect carbon frames with carbon protectors??? HHmmmmm.
  • + 1
 The protection on carbon frames is just marketing. With the exception of a perfectly placed sharp rock at the right angle, Carbon will deal with more abuse than aluminum. The manufacturers just need one layer of ballistic material in the layup, and it is a mute point. There are a lot of trolls reporting thier carbon failures without pics, and the rumours spread.
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  • + 0
 looks like that pressure release would get buggered up really easy and cause problems. i like the idea, i hope those are at least 2.5 allen keyed if they are meant to be used regularly!
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  • + 1
 180 mm single-crown version of this fork looks raaad. Polished lowers under the carbon guards.
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  • + 1
 Sweet arch, looks like the original Fox 40's that would crack when you crashed.
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  • + 1
 lowers and stanchions look awesome. i'm just not keen on the crowns, they look cheap and small
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  • + 1
 looks way better than their last dual crown fork. not sure about those leg guards though...
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  • + 1
 I think the competitive price for this fork is about the same price with rockshox boxxer race Big Grin
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  • + 2
 not bad and its 1300 bucks which seems pretty reasonable!
  • - 23
 are you high??? just get a boxxer race for 400, 10000x better and cheaper.
  • + 12
 How would u know^
  • - 20
 cause its an xfusion andras. xfusion.
  • - 6
 get a dorado grayson
  • - 14
 I actually think I am, some kid wants to trade for my boxxer
  • - 9
 DO IT!
  • - 10
 im trying
  • + 13
 screw a kid over? you're a nice guy.
  • + 5
 never seen any fork break the way like boxxers do.,.
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 Will longan binggli and the KHS factory race team say with durado or will he go with x fusion!?
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 Oh wow. Such a beautiful looking fork. I like the different crown offset idea for tire size swaps.
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 Finally a BEAUTIFULLY made fork that doesn't cost a million dollars.. great job x-fusion! definitely getting one!
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 Looks like an awesome fork at a great price. Have to consider these for my next bike.
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 I wish they used that thru axle design for all of their forks. The X15 and X20 axles are nothing more than wing nuts.
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 thanks DVO, for not getting my hopes up for an USD fork, then dashing them, like XFusion just did.
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 Great job X-Fusion!
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 So how much do you think they cost ............l
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 MSRP 1299USD
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 yes, there is hi-speed, and lo-speed compression and rebound.
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 Beautiful fork ! Fixed price ?
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 thanks x fusion for making a light and sturdy dh race fork!!
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 I like it. the guards are cool. good looking fork.
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 looks well thought out
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 Will have the option of a high crown?
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 É sou mais uma marzocchi!
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 Looks good, X-Fusion is finally stepping up. I like the new damper system.
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 I Think it Looks BADASS!!
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 I belive in miraclesSmile
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 $1299 for weight 2857.631931g vs boxxer race ($675), weight 2857.63 g.. .
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 Suppose the X-Fusion has miles better damper. Don't get me wrong, I love Boxxers, but I went from a RC to World Cup 'cos the damper in WC/R2C2 is just another league compared to RC, and so is the price..
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 so, how damping qualities possessed mr-x?... i hope better as TEAM/R2C2...
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 well you can have a guess at what the damping will be like if you base this on the damping of a lyrik to a vengence then there shouldn't be an awful lot between them, they are very similar to the point that it makes more difference as to how you've got them set as opposed to which fork you're running, if you've got them both setup to liking i think the lyrik is slightly better when things get really mental not much to pick between them though. i prefer the look of the x fusion chassis though, slightly beefier and more thought out for durability and longevity
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 Lyrik DH >> Vengeance HLR >> regular Lyrik.
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 looks like it belongs on a trek session
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 awe x-fusion so what happen with x-fusion delta super 8
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 it looks so, so... boring
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 so this is basically a 200mm Vengeance then? not that its a bad thing
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 Waiting long time for this!!!!!
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 What's the service interval?
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 Guy is goin broke over here rebuilding the 40 every 4 days of Whistler riding...
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 will take 6 sets.
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 Yesss im about to build up a new dh hill rig for the girl and i and this is the best news I've heard Smile so stoked
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 I bet I could fill that arch with irretrievable mud in like 10 seconds, exposed webbing = full_o_shit in no time.
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 just use some heli tape over it. that's what i did with my 40's
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 i dont know... its either this or a semi old boxxer
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 hmm, are there any graphics under the guards?
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 Looks like a boxxer with lower guards haha
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 dont know why you're getting neg propped so hard, you're right.
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 Not sure how i feel about it , i thought they would put out something that would be a lot beefier ..
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