Piggybacking off of the adaptability of their current Mod shock (no pun intended), Formula has extended the sizing to include downhill bikes as well. The DH version is built with the same internal architecture as the Mod enduro shock but forgoes a climb switch.
Inside, Formula continues to use a bladder style damping unit for its low-friction and supple supple bump sensitivity characteristics. There's also a large 30mm-diameter High Flow piston that is said to help keep the damping consistent over long descents.
Two adjustments are found externally; a rebound and compression adjustment. All other major compression changes are made by swapping out one of three Compression Tuning System (CTS) damper cartridges which are included with the MOD shocks.
The Mod DH is available in 250 Metric and 225mm Trunnion shock lengths with stroke sizes of 67.5, 70, 72.5 and 75mm. The Ultralight spring weights range between 250 and 550 in 50 lb/in increments, with purple or titanium-colored paint options. As for the weight, a 225x75mm trunnion shock weighs 826g with a 300 lb/in spring.
USD pricing is still TBD, but the MOD DH shock will cost €949 with the springs being sold separately. The titanium-colored spring goes for €180 whereas the purple finish is €209.
You can learn more about the MOD DH and the CTS
here.
(normally those graphes are made up by pushing the shock through different shaft velocities with acceleration and deceleration forces clearly visible. What they did is a "peak velocity pickoff" value from different shaft speeds and pushed a graph through it, then photoshopped the f*ck out of it.)
this is bs for the same reason knolly has a double rocker which is not only completely unnecessary but only adds more stuff to get broken and need replacing.
My understanding is that some feel 2m/s is about the upper limit of biking shaft velocities, while others suggest as high as 6m/s. The 2m/s opinion could be due to aforementioned dyno costs preventing small-time tuners from testing valving empirically at higher speed events.
Edit:These values are for forks, I have no info regarding shocks
For rear shocks the shaft speeds for high/low speed also depend on leverage ratios. So it's not exactly straight-forward.
Would sure help our eyes out.
I got a used 35 with a bike I bought recently- the service had been neglected and there was significant stanchion wear. Had to just buy a new fork in the end as getting a replacement CSU was very difficult/astronomically expensive.
It's a shame as it's probably one of the smoothest air-sprung forks I've used off the top of its travel. Too bad it's just sitting in a box now...
As you mentionned , maybe the smotthiest fork out there!
It turned out it had a broken bladder, and Formula refused to sell me a spare one.
I decided to fit there a fox fit4 bladder. It works but decided to get over with formula, at least for some time.
Even bos seems to be a better option now.
You have to ask your local dealer and provide bike model/year + riders weight so Formula can calculate spring rate and if it's compatible with your bike!
Ancilotti, OK, but what else?
Got a really fast Enduro bike in the lineup
Here's their Instagram : www.instagram.com/pedronirace_bikes
That said, I can imagine someone would bring a pack of CTS cartridges to their favorite trail and wants to experiment to see which one is worth buying. In which case you'd indeed bring more stuff and create a clean space where you can work on your shock without the risk of losing anything. I can imagine anyone with one of these units wants to try that at some point. Rather than buy the perfect cartridge just by looking as these colored charts .