X-Fusion was happy to announce that its suspension products will be appearing on select Specialized mountain bikes for 2012. For Interbike, X-Fusion had its 430-gram, air-sprung Vector Air downhill shock on display in cut-away form. X-Fusion said that it reconfigured the Vector reservoir lengths to fit a wider cross-section of frames, (a re-occurring nightmare among downhill designers), and added check valves to the rebound and compression circuit in its popular coil-over Vector shock to sharpen up its tuneablity and damping performance.
X-Fusion's Vector Air shock features separate damping circuits and offers a lighter-weight option for advanced downhillers.
The Vector Air downhill shock cutaway reveals the gold adjustable HLR valve body that controls low-speed compression (blue dial) and high-speed compression (gold dial). The threaded piston at the base of the IFP chamber in the reservoir adjusts bottoming resistance. The low-speed rebound clicker is the red dial beneath the upper shock eye. X-Fusion says that the shock’s single-wall construction cools better than a double-wall (read: Double Barrel) shock. Available in five configurations: (eye-to-eye length/shock stroke)
200/57mm, 215/63mm, 222/69mm, 240/76mm, 267/89mm.
X-Fusion’s single-crown gravity/enduro fork lineup is gaining traction among enthusiasts and racers. The most important of the genre has to be its 36-millimeter-stanchion Vengeance HLR DLA (Down Low Adjust) fork, with travel adjustable from 170 millimeters to 140 millimeters with the flick of a switch. With magnesium sliders and X-Fusion’s tool-free 20-millimeter through-axle system, the Vengeance DLA is reported to weigh 2495 grams. The fork’s cartridge damper features high and low-speed compression and low-speed rebound adjustments. All popular steerer types are available. Colors: white or black.
X-Fusion XC and trail forks feature the Syntace X15 through-axle system There’s a taste of X-Fusion’s extensive lineup of suspension products. See it all at X-Fusion’s global headquarters and while you are there, check out their dropper seat posts.