Win It Wednesday presented by X-Fusion



Slant HLR Fork Details:

The Slant series has become the go to dirt jump fork for riders like Tom van Steenbergen and Adolf Silva. The 34mm stanchion tube chassis provides the perfect balance between weight and strength and is now available with the Roughcut HLR/RCP bladder cartridge damping system.

Value: $599 USD

Learn more at x-fusion.com





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**September 21, 2022 at 12:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (“PST ”) to October 4 at 11:59 AM PST (the “Contest Period”)


96 Comments

  • 33 0
 If I win I can reverse mullet my bike
  • 1 0
 @bakewell: Then it will actually be a "downhill" bikeSmile
  • 21 0
 Seems to be a lot of negative responses to this fork on here. Curious why? One of my kids has it on his dj and it's been holding up well. It's not much heavier than a Pike and quite a bit lighter than a Bomber DJ or Circus Expert. Is it just because it's not a Fox or RS and people are hung up on that or is there some flaw I haven't heard about?
  • 6 0
 Think most people just don't have a bike it fits and are picking on it. Hopefully however wins it has the bike to utilize it, have heard good things about these from friends
  • 3 5
 Yes, it's the Rockshox/Fox thing. Another example: despite the fact we only moved away from coil for weight reasons (when bikes were much heavier) and we've spent years working out how to get a air spring to work like coil spring for the first two thirds of its travel. Most MTB riders are like "air good, coil bad".
  • 7 0
 I think it's because x fusion is kind of like sr suntour in that they have a lot of low end components that are usually spec'd on cheaper bikes, and as a result, a lot of people disregard the higher-end options.
  • 5 0
 @danielfloyd: Magura MT sport, Rockshox Judy, Shimano alivia, CST tyres (psst thier Maxxis). I could do this all day . There are loads of "cheap" products from the major brands. So MTB riders have a silly perspective don't they.
  • 2 0
 @HardtailHerold: coil good!!!
  • 2 0
 Its 34mm stanchions, super nice axles, damper has loads of adjustment from super springy to super slow and cushiony, and most of their models give you 40mm of travel adjustment internally by adjusting the air spring spacers. If you've ridden one on a DJ you know how awesome these forks are and I would say on par with the big names as a DJ fork for way less. If you aren't part of the crowd who only wants fox/rockshox toys the only main holdup is lack of service parts/ representatives in the US. You can still get parts but at home work is also difficult on these.
  • 1 0
 @MissedTheBoost: I've got an X Fusion Revel, and it's pretty great. It's very heavily modifiable, rides well, and uses mostly common tools for the service. The biggest downfall is finding parts - last time I had the fork serviced, I got an extra two complete rebuild kits, so I'm pretty much covered for life, but if I hadn't had that opportunity this beast would have been dead in the water.
  • 1 0
 ive got a friend with this in his dj, it works great, i think its just cause it says x fusion on it
  • 1 0
 @MissedTheBoost: How does it compare to Manitou Circus expert and pro? The slant is closer in price to Manitou's forks than to RS/FOX. I haven't got to try it but I've tried the others.
  • 2 0
 Had one on my Scott Voltage DJ bike,they're a good burly chassis but the damper resembles one of those sealed struts that assist the tailgate on a car....i found this out when mine disintegrated after 6 mnths!...upgraded to fox 36's and never looked back
  • 21 1
 *Doesn't click enter*
  • 30 0
 maybe you increase your chance of winning that way
  • 20 1
 I don't even own a DJ...clicks enter
  • 6 0
 With all the adjustments and the amount of travel, it isn't really a DJ fork isn't it? Seems like a mid-travel mountainbike fork to me.

edit: If you click the link after "learn more" (which directs you to the X-Fusion website) it says it is a trail/all-mountain fork. So if you think that relates to the riding you do, then it might be a fork for you.
  • 4 0
 @vinay: Yeah but in a 26inch size, so probably not many people left in that category. Not many commenters at least...
  • 2 0
 @Jmac888:I don't know, my hardtail (which I ride primarily) runs 26" wheels and runs a 120mm travel fork. I've also got a 26" wheeled full suspension bike (Cannondale Prophet, 140mm rear travel) for which such a fork would work too. I don't have a mountainbike with bigger wheels. Surely there must be more out there like that.
  • 3 0
 @Jmac888: there might still be people with 26" hardtails, like me, but it also needs to be that combination of 26" and tapered head tube...
  • 1 0
 @Mac1987: Hardtail or full suspension doesn't matter really or this amount of suspension travel. The tapered (or straight onepointfive) standard arrived well during the time that 29" was weird so there must be a good few of them around. But even before that, Cannondale bikes came with their big Headshok headtubes (originally for the Headshok forks where the internals were integrated inside the steerer tube) so this one should fit nearly all Cannondale bikes, provided they accept this amount of suspension travel (or axle to crown). Considering you can adjust suspension travel on this one, you could fit it in a Cannondale Rush, Prophet SL, Prophet and Prophet MX. There sure must be a good few of them around.
  • 14 1
 Isn't the lenght (travel) important fact at all?
  • 50 1
 Don’t know - just ask her.

When refering to the fork however, afaik the Slant HLR comes with 160mm of travel and can be internally adjusted in 20mm increments down to 100.
  • 50 0
 @FuzzyL: it can also be adjusted externally in 5mm increments by wrapping zip ties around the stanchions.
  • 6 3
 That's what she said.
  • 13 1
 26 ain't dead.
  • 11 0
 Chance of whoever wins it having a 26" bike?...
  • 4 0
 I hope that it never does die.
  • 4 0
 Yes! I have still 26" Commencal Meta from 2008 in my garage Smile On the other hand the original RS Reba works still fine.
  • 1 0
 @kauris: That's good your fork still works! I need to win this one so I can give my brother back his clapped out Lyric I've been long term borrowing for my DJ.
  • 1 0
 I won't enter, but my bike has 26" wheels front and rear.
  • 1 0
 @mountainsofsussex: Just tried to work on my 2004 SID damper yesterday...a new fork would be welcome. Smile
  • 1 0
 @noapathy: it won't fit
  • 4 0
 @browner: That's what she said.
  • 2 0
 @mountainsofsussex: Pretty high chance of 26ers out there for people still running their DJs (e.g. new NS frames) or building up something for their 8-10 yos...
  • 2 3
 For anything other than a jump bike, it's dead.
  • 1 0
 @nrloewen: Exactly what I would use this for.. building up a new bike for the kid, Would love it.
  • 2 0
 @nrloewen: given that the description didn't say what wheel size it is, I was just imagining lots of people clicking enter without checking. Took the comments section to confirm it won't fit my or my daughter's bike, so for once, I didn't click enter straight away
  • 2 0
 Just found out my 26" bike is too old for this (straight steerer....)
  • 2 0
 @Mac1987: Is there no external headset that could make this work? Straight steerers are getting rare these days indeed.
  • 1 0
 @vinay: maybe. I'll look into it if I win. Considering the specific specs of the fork, I might actually have a shot this time Wink
  • 2 0
 @Mac1987: i was able to put a cup in a Giant dj and run a tapered 26.
  • 2 0
 @Mac1987: Good luck. I'm happy with the 26" forks I currently have and am not looking for a replacement, so I'm no competition. Just good to keep in mind that, despite what Pinkbike claims, this isn't a DJ specific fork so it may not be willing to take the amount of abuse that you'd expect from a proper one.
  • 1 0
 @vinay: Thanks! My current fork is a 32mm legged one, so it'll be fine.
  • 2 1
 @Mac1987: Yeah, but it isn't just the outer diameter that matters. A decade ago or so Boxxers also came with 32mm stanchions and they didn't break. I'm surprised to see these days that the lowers no longer extend below the axle. I'm running Magura Wotan, Thor and TS8 forks and they all do extend that low. So if there isn't that much room inside the lowers when the fork bottoms out, you can't have such long stanchions. And if you don't have long stanchions, then you can't have a large bushing distance when the fork is extended. So that's my thinking, not sure whether it is correct. DJ forks like the Manitou Circus do extend below the axle so I'd expect a larger bushing distance. But yeah, that's just my thinking looking at these forks from the outside, not sure whether it is actually true.
  • 1 0
 @vinay: never judge a fork by whether it extends below the axle. My grandfather always said.
  • 2 0
 @browner: That's a good. I'm one of those weirdos who only looks below the axle. I'll try to focus on other qualities from now on.
  • 11 1
 Nah I'm good
  • 2 1
 Lmao, I was thinking the same thing..
  • 6 0
 It wouldn't be the first time I've built a bike completelybased on one individual part.
  • 1 0
 My thoughts as well.
  • 4 0
 How much overlap was there between 15x100 axles coming out and 26" wheels being replaced with 650b? I'm curious for real - I skipped that era in the bike world.
  • 3 0
 There is absolutely nothing bad about xfusion kit except getting hold of diff weight springs for their forks and shocks.

Will I be signing my consent to t's & c's over to pb etc - no but yh but NO!
  • 2 0
 I had a model year 2014 Slant @160mm that I upgraded to the HLR damper from the RL; great fork and damper. It ran 27.5/650 w/ Minion 2.5 tires just fine for years and had a smaller offset than my XF Sweep but was 10mm lower in axle to crown. If you do run the larger wheels definitely double check max travel with no air so you don’t have a large dental bill.
  • 2 0
 One of my sons friends just broke his Manitou Circus Forks at the axle clamps on the lowers...if I win will give him the forks and make him post the vid of his pump track triple jump ended his fun
  • 1 0
 I had an xfusion vengeance and it was an awesome fork. Much better than a fox 36. The fox with acs conversion was of similar quality. I think xfusion makes great stuff, but all I really would want is a straight steerer version which no longer exist :'(
  • 4 0
 Unfortunately I have no use for this one, good luck to those who do!
  • 5 1
 Yay, a chance to win a 26" non-boost fork.
  • 4 0
 With a tapered steerer...
  • 4 0
 @mjcutri: hmmm...I hadn't realized the steer tube taper....

Do you think they sent it to PB for a review, and PB had a better idea if they wanted positive(ish) publicity...
  • 2 0
 Be thankful you came here to view the library pic
  • 1 0
 @takeiteasyridehard: I replied to custard member. Try to keep up x
  • 3 0
 End of day total: 3 Entries
  • 1 0
 x-fusion still exists? seems like then neither producing nor selling anything
furthermore I tried to reach them out several times in last two years and never got the response
  • 1 0
 It's a DJ fork. If you don't know what that means for wheel size, ya probably don't have a DJ... I do, but oops - straight head tube! Entered anyway...
  • 1 0
 Would fit great for my Enduro bike, plus as a Teenager you dont really have that much money so your happy about any Upgrade especially if you get it for free
  • 3 0
 No thanks
  • 1 0
 Truth. These are a timely replacement for my old Pikes. You know, once I've won.
  • 2 0
 Seriously, who's the winner for previous event?
  • 1 0
 They refused it
  • 2 0
 Would make nice wall art...clicks enter.
  • 1 0
 I NotMeAtAll, Accept this Prize as a Consolation Prize for all other entries that not resulted in winning.
  • 2 0
 No one entered so they posted it again today
  • 1 0
 It would be nice to win this. I have a old 26" Specialized Rockhopper that I am restoring, this fork will fit it beautifully
  • 1 0
 Would be nice to win this. Even though I just bought new DJ forks Big Grin
  • 1 0
 Just in time to send my RS ZEB to waranty
  • 1 0
 Not even with your email.
  • 1 0
 Looks like my Xfusion Velvet from 2014.
  • 3 2
 If I did win, I'd immediately list it for sale for 50.00 on PB. No thanks.
  • 2 0
 A what?
  • 1 0
 whoops entered before I knew it was for a 26 lol
  • 1 0
 When do I find out I've won?
  • 1 0
 Deja vu & da f in poo
  • 1 0
 same win it Wednesday from last week
  • 1 0
 LMFAOOOO Isn’t this the same form they tried to give away last week??
  • 1 0
 deleted
  • 1 0
 Need that!!
  • 1 0
 Hard pass.
  • 1 0
 I’d like to ride it
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