New Forks from DVO, Fox, RockShox, Manitou and X-Fusion, Sea Otter Classic 2017 - Video

Apr 21, 2017
by Pinkbike Staff  
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105 Comments

  • + 106
 Did xfusion literally not give any information about damper or adjustments? "Ya bro you need it cuz its new and your old fork is clapped LOL"
  • + 13
 Yea eh!, im a big fan of x fusion, even i was little put off by that.
  • + 71
 At least they told the Effin truth though. The others were all BS bingo worthy.
  • + 13
 That was weird but the price point and the new all black stuff from them really caught my eye. I like all black forks and shocks. One of my biggest turnoffs with x-fusion in the past was how outdated the forks looked, they didn't match anything.
  • + 29
 i'm not that sensitive. carry on, xfusion.
  • + 8
 "this year we put a 10 on the box"
  • + 31
 @gclarida They clearly said if your fork is worn out you should get their fork if you want performance without spending a butt load of cash... I much prefer that marketing strategy to the BS lingo everyone else uses... I've definitely got my eye on both them and SR Suntour if I can ever get money together for a new build!
  • + 4
 @millsr4:

Basic information about spring and dampers is marketing strategy/BS lingo? Wat.
  • + 12
 I hate salesmanship generally, I don't know why. You just auto feel like you're getting f*cked. "Oh yeah, greatest thing ever, yep, you know it, it's got ASDF-MRA, you'll be the bicycling Tony Hawk"
  • + 4
 And I'm not trying to be a dick, and say that I'm better than the products, because often the products are extremely good, but I'm saying the consumer should be the judge of what they're buying, and not have someone candy flossing the butt crack of a piece of garbage, and it turn, you buying it.
  • + 6
 That rep did x-fusion zero justice. Finally, x-fusion sweep gets sexy. New crown, black stanchions, way to go. So, now it works well, looks awesome, and is cheaper than the competition. Still not cheap, but performance for money value, we may have a champ...potentially!
  • + 1
 @Kramz: Why do you hate Fox so much? ; )
  • + 8
 Hey X-Fusion, where is the Revel?!?
  • + 2
 @freeriderayward: its a website only product. As in, you can't buy it, you can only view it....on their website.
  • + 3
 @cunning-linguist: haha made me crack a smile
  • + 1
 @Kramz: so iif u hate salesman so much, what should they do to tell you about product and service info!

Apart from naked girls like Marz did which imo was the best marketing strategy ever, bought more oleschool Zocchi before Fox fkd em than anything else
  • + 1
 @freeriderayward:
They avoid that question like the plague. I'm thinking the forks been shelved as even their sponsored riders aren't seen testing them anymore.
  • + 1
 @Loamhuck: pleased to be of assistance squire.
  • + 2
 @millsr4:They are selling a product that is supposed to keep up with the competition for a fraction of a price, some small info into what the fork brings to the table would be useful.
  • + 0
 @gclarida: It was a 30 second sales pitch... give them a break... if you really want to know, more do some research and be an informed consumer!
  • + 78
 Dear Pinkbike, Pictures and words please so I can come back and look at what I want. Don't fall into the whole video-as-an-article trap, please. Thank you.
  • + 30
 Also for those of us at work with this squashed into a tiny thin window. Scrolling through paragraphs and ninja glancing at photos is a lot easier than covertly plugging in headphones and watching a video which is clearly about mountain bike suspension without being noticed.
  • + 47
 Seriously. I can't be watching videos; people around me are trying to work.
  • + 8
 @ninjatarian: and my phone data plan is way too expensive
  • + 25
 Totally agree. I am reading the comments, won't play their video. maybe they should only post on Facebook so I can completely lose interest.
  • + 1
 Agree POD
  • + 31
 At least we aren't being fed more carbon wheels.
  • + 36
 Careful - this is just the first day of Sea Otter coverage
  • + 2
 When do we get force fed carbon forks?
  • + 0
 If you weren't forced fed how would you survive?
  • + 12
 I heard really no real reason to upgrade further than the boost push marketing sjizzle....
And who really needs boost in a front wheel?

Oh wait... so when you upgrade, you need a new fork and a set of (carbon) wheels right? Cause they are stiffer also... and stiffer boost, and matching fork Razz
  • + 20
 but the carbon rims are made to be compliant like aluminum so that it wont be too stiff
  • + 13
 Front wheel boost is pure bike industry bs
  • + 5
 True.... Pretty sure that a wider fork crown is less strong/stiff...
  • + 17
 If boost was really about stronger wheels, they wouldn't match it with 24-spoke wheel builds.
  • + 5
 @bishopsmike:
Yeah obvious ... but it will give a boost to their sales of forks and wheels ... oops... I saw what I did there...
  • + 4
 @adrennan: Yes, and the new air shocks and forks are being made to feel as good as a coil.
  • + 3
 News alert: bicycle engineers try to make better performing products while they are at work.
  • + 2
 @lccomz: I am just poking fun out how most of the advances are to stiffen things up with the exception of carbon wheels.
  • + 2
 Didn't you hear how sensitive they are! yet provide more midstroke, sounds like a 90s porn advert!!
  • + 1
 If we stiffen the boost, things will ramp up in midstroke...
  • + 12
 Anybody else feel that these video articles are just someone that I wants to work at Pinkbike but has limited capability to actually write an article?

Or maybe they were supporting 420 too much yesterday and this was the best effort they could come up with......
  • + 2
 They went to video because they were told they are not allowed to use the words 'plush' or 'goat' in their first year of writing.
  • + 2
 @iamamodel: and any muppet had an iPhone! Most muppets can even use one!
  • + 1
 @iamamodel: writing not so much that requires actual skillz
  • + 11
 Boost this, boost that FFS can't we just agree on a std and stick with it??
  • + 18
 The industry has agreed on one standard. Change all the other standards every 3-5 years..
  • + 13
 I'm not sure I want any STDs at all, thanks.
  • + 3
 Sid w/ CTD
  • + 3
 Boost royally f%cks me off. my wheels, frame and forks are perfectly stiff enough so why the f%ck would i want my forks and back end to be wider with slightly more potential to smash it on rocks.
  • + 0
 I'm annoyed I have to change my hubs, but I like that it creates more clearance. Stiffness wise, whatever. Can't hurt but I wasnt dying from my 100mm hubs. I feel like forks/bikes in general should have always been through axle and mtb forks should have just been 110 from the beginning. I just hope it stays put now.
  • + 1
 Yeah, I want consistent standards for everything bike related too. Like with my Toyota truck, if I need a new fuel pump or headlight, I can just run down to the junkyard and pull one off an old Buick Skylark or Pontiac Vibe. It doesn't matter. That's what's so cool about the auto industry; no proprietary parts!
  • + 2
 @StraightLineJoe: totally agree...frustrating! And the additional weight on top of it, after years of trying to get bikes and components lighter!
  • + 8
 Soooooo, almost nothing new. Not worthy of extra coin that's for sure. A damper tune = some spacers / some holes most likely. A new slider or chassis / same amount of material (new castings but those costs would be amortised through supply chain). Boost, 10mm wider. Not rocket science boys.
  • + 12
 Well that was (not) informative
  • + 11
 where's the coils?
  • - 12
flag Tr011 (Apr 21, 2017 at 8:31) (Below Threshold)
 Stuck in 2009
  • + 4
 @Tr011: back when everyone was still saying where's the air version lol
  • + 3
 yes Push...where is the coil fork we are all waiting to see?
  • + 11
 at the marzocchi warehouse
  • + 3
 I love it when I start to notice my Pike losing more and more travel, and then having to use the zip tie trick to release the air pressure. Why aren't manufacturers, MRP excluded, focusing on technology like this instead of minuscule improvements aka boost which does absolutely nothing for my 27.5 setup?
  • + 7
 Sounds like you need to rebuild your air spring.
  • + 4
 Is it me or does the Fox 36's Fork crown look....outdated? Seems like they could come up with a better design. Most everything else looks fine just the sculpting of it looks bad to me..
  • + 5
 doesnt sound like theres any reason to buy any of them unless you just need a new fork and you cant find last year's model on sale
  • + 7
 Awesome sales pitch on the X-fusion...
  • + 4
 the heck, I should get the new xfusion because my old is worn out?! ever heard about fork service?
  • + 4
 Service what? Then no one would by new forks.
  • + 4
 did the bike that dvo is mounted to not have a headset?
  • + 3
 That was the race number plate that hung before Wink
  • + 1
 @Trailstunter: it didnt look like there was a lower piece the way the fork was hanging
  • + 1
 Pretty sure it's just covered up by the race #...
  • + 2
 It's a Santa Cruz Hightower, they now come with integrated headsets which are becoming more and more common unfortunately. No more cups.
  • + 3
 So many good options these days, it makes it hard to chose.
  • + 2
 WTF nothing for the new Manitou Mastodon?! :O Guess I'll need to go on some competitor site lol
  • + 1
 Manitou mattoc for the win. Excellent customer service and two drop in air springs available. Unless you have a extra $500 for the fox
  • + 4
 No Fox 49?
  • + 2
 So basically your 2016 fork is obsolete...
  • + 1
 Every year everything is obsolete, where have you been for the last 10years, this is the mtbfk you industry!
  • + 1
 Thing is people actually like being fkd up the ****
  • + 2
 Wow DVO has 10mm more travel and boost....! I'm speechless
  • + 2
 The boosted Diamond has been available for quite some time. Like a year. But they do have three genuinely brand new forks that are not covered here. Oh well. The Diamond is a super nice fork in whatever standard, but I was confused why PB included it in a video called "New Forks".
  • + 2
 And only one being sold in 26, thanks Fox.
  • + 2
 X fusion makes a 26" fork with their new dampers.
  • + 1
 @DirtyHal: I see, how does the metric feel compared to the 36? I do have to say my Factory 36 RC2 is awesome when charged big and hard, I just ignore the little stuff.
  • + 0
 Is anyone else wondering which Santa Cruz bike the new 170mm DVO Diamond is on??? I doubt it is a 170mm 29er fork on a Hightower Wink
  • + 1
 Never mind. It is a Hightower.. if you pause the video in the right spot you can see the "29" on the lower of that fork.
  • + 1
 It's Cedric Gracia's bike and if I'm not mistaken it actually is a Hightower
  • + 1
 im running a mattoc with an IRT. Top fork. needed some fiddling.
  • + 0
 Does anyone else think its retarded to need a tool to take out your axle? It is literally the most inconvenient thing.
  • + 0
 I only wish my Sweep had black stanchions. Boost axle... you can shove it up your ass!.
  • + 1
 what about cane creeks new fork?
  • + 1
 Does the mattoc come in a 29 inch version?
  • + 1
 Why hide the dual crowns?!?!
  • + 1
 why no 180 DVO ?
180 mm fork market quite limited to RS and FOX (
  • + 2
 @clownpnd I've heard that have a single crown version of the new Onyx coming in a 180mm form later this year
  • + 1
 And vintage Manitou Wink
  • + 1
 My xfusion metric in 180 is awesome !
  • + 1
 None at all handlebar control...BRAVO !!!! Sh*t mtb industry!!!!!!
  • + 1
 Where's the Helm?
  • + 2
 And Ribbon And Deville And Ohlins And Then!! Dude where's my car!
  • - 3
 Fox has really put the rest of the industry on notice. Their stuff may be expensive but damn, they keep increasing the performance gap between themselves and the rest.
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