XFusion Shox Announces New H3A Rear Shock

Nov 7, 2023 at 11:03
by XFusionShox  

PRESS RELEASE: XFusion Shox

XFusion Shox is thrilled to introduce the all-new H3A series. The H3A is a high-volume air shock that is intended for gravity-oriented riding with two options engineered to suit various riding preferences. While the HLR model features high and low speed compression with rebound, the RCP model features a three stage platform with low-speed compression and rebound.

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H3A HLR SPECS:


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- Weight: 545 grams
- Spring: Air
- Intended Use: DH, Freeride, E-MTB
- Adjustments: High Speed Compression, Low-Speed Compression, Rebound
- Sizes: Metric, Trunnion
- Options: Polymer Hardware
- MSRP: $399 USD
- Availability: Spring 2024



H3A RCP SPECS:



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- Weight: 515 grams
- Spring: Air
- Intended Use: Enduro, Trail, E-MTB
- Adjustments: Three Position Platform, Low-Speed Compression, Rebound
- Sizes: Metric, Trunnion
- Options: Polymer Hardware
- MSRP: $399 USD
- Availability: Spring 2024

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Get ready to elevate your ride with XFusion's H3A Series, coming Spring 2024. For more information and updates, please visit XFusionShox.com

Rider: Andrew Taylor
Video: Aharon Bram
Photo: Eric Daft

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120 Comments
  • 85 3
 399 XFusion Dollars would be 999 in Fox Currency
  • 19 0
 For the Performance model
  • 63 1
 I have to say, the first thing I planned on swapping out when I ordered my bike a few years ago was the stock X Fusion shock. To my surprise, it turned out to be phenominal and I've had zero issues with it. Super plush and reliable compaired to most options at that price
  • 28 0
 my vector coil HLR has been flawless and is miles better than my old van RC
  • 17 0
 I thought the same thing about my first Xfusion dropper. I’ve had one on several bikes now and have had zero issues. My only complaint would be travel length.
  • 71 5
 No way in hell am I running this on my $15k ebike. Let me know once it costs twice as much.
  • 7 0
 @mior: I was also pleasantly surprised by the Manic dropper that came stock on my Optic. Nice feel at the lever and worked great for about 1500mi. Then the cartridge blew. The rebuild process requires about 20 steps (including the use of tools that the average home mechanic won’t have) and $70 for a new cartridge.

The spare Loam dropper that I was originally planning on swapping out for the Manic takes about 10 minutes to rebuild requires very few tools and seems to be much more durable.
  • 1 2
 @Weare138: my wife has been lucky with the Manic droppers. They are great when running good. On the other hand, I killed 2 170mm cartridges on my enduro in about 6 months. Gladly went to 210 OneUp as we waited a while for warranty cartridge.
But I'd fux with this shock if given the chance.
  • 7 1
 A difficulty with these smaller brands can be the warranty support if it does break. The Suntour shock on my son's bike broke after less than a year, and had to be shipped to China for repair - no authorised agents in NZ. We never saw it again, but the bike shop replaced it with an X-Fusion, which has been flawless. To top it off, X-Fusion partnered with one of NZ's best suspension tuners as distributors and repair agents. I'm a happy chap, and know the support is there if we need it. Sweet as.
  • 4 0
 @WasatchEnduro: in 2024 your 12k bike is now 6k hahaha
  • 2 0
 @WasatchEnduro: Then your ebike will be $30k and so on.
  • 1 0
 @mior: Same! Mine came stock and has been faultless.
  • 1 0
 @Weare138: Cartridge replacement process is ezpz.
youtu.be/DLGEoNrxgQQ?si=R634OhjwSLv6-buB
  • 1 0
 @lwkwafi: *fux wit dis
  • 1 0
 @the-one1: Where can I get one of those "hand dyno" thingamajigs? They don't list them on Jenson.
  • 1 0
 @Mangosuave: Exactly. And I rarely even see xfusion or suntour brands available for sale in the US market.
  • 2 0
 @Mangosuave: suntour is in no way a "smaller brand" . lol
  • 2 0
 @Mangosuave: Interesting.
Suntour have an NZ agent, Marleen Wholesalers down in Christchurch.
They have been the NZ Suntour reps for years.
www.marleen.co.nz/brands/sr-suntour.html
I owned a bikeshop up until a year ago, and I sent the suntour stuff I couldn't fix myself down to them.
Also Suntour is not a small brand, last I saw they were the worlds biggest fork manufacturer?
  • 2 0
 @mooreoutdoors: their high end market is fairly small, but they produce nearly every fork in the sub 150 dollar/pound/euro range as well as make parts for big name manufacturers like rockshox and fox
  • 2 0
 @noapathy: No idea on where you can get one. But I didn't need one when I replaced the cartridge in mine.
Undo the top nut, undo the bottom and slide out the cartridge. -- sounds kinky
  • 2 0
 @Mangosuave: Awww thanks man.

@mooreoutdoors: Marleens are great but weren't carrying suntour rear shock parts. I understand that is changing but parts for many models are simply not available which made service very difficult.
  • 35 0
 The price is right
  • 3 0
 First thing I thought when I saw the announcement was "man this thing is going to come in only like 20 percent less than the vivid and it doesn't have a hope in hell at that price". Boy howdy was I wrong! It might have a chance.
  • 1 0
 Yup. Gots to live these ‘smaller’ brands. Not to derail but one could get into a SR front and back setup in $1400CAD range….
  • 18 0
 It's a shame this came in on the heels of the Ass-Blaster 4000...I mean Saddle Spur press release.
  • 8 0
 If you ask me...it looks like that saddle is happy to see it.
  • 12 0
 I have an old steel 29er hard tail - limited to a 1&1/8th straight steerer tube. In need of a new fork, and almost everyone having taper-only forks, I took a chance on a X-Fusion Slide 29 fork a few years back and it's been dead reliable. Holds air, damping knobs actually do something. Easy enough to change travel. It's not a Pike Ultimate, but for the price (~300 US), and need case - it's awesome.
  • 2 0
 @FatTonyNJ I have the exact same thing on a 2011 SIR 9. No complaints, except I lost the red rebound knob somewhere while riding. Luckily you can get parts and service from Mad Suspension.
  • 1 1
 my old 29er also had the same headtube, but there are headsets to accept the taper forks
  • 1 0
 ND Tuned makes steerer tubes to convert modern Fox and RS forks to straight 1-1/8. You have to use a shop to buy them and need a hydro press and some skill/knowledge to install but worth it if you’re trying to modernize an old frame.
  • 2 0
 @Newgame2113: Yeah, you can get a lower cup adapter if you have a 44mm internal headset originally - but my 1&1/8 is old school, external cups. No adapter available.
  • 14 1
 Release videos like this one seem pointless to me. No info given about the product other than showing that a bike can be ridden with it installed.
  • 201 0
 so it proves it’s better than an X2 then
  • 13 0
 @mashrv1: oooo, savage..
  • 6 2
 @mashrv1: comment of the year.
  • 10 0
 It strikes me, that no one ever has anything bad to say about XFusion... their products seem to work superbe and I even read a few really good reviews.. nonetheless, people seem to be hesitant to buy them.. hardly ever see them out in the woods....
  • 2 0
 Xfusion makes solid products at very reasonable prices but I won't use them any more because shops don't carry parts for them, so if you need a small part and Mr Amazon is not near you are hooped.
  • 1 0
 Products work great. Can be challenging getting service and small parts.
  • 10 3
 Does anyone actually use Xfusion? Never seen their products out on the trails.
  • 15 0
 After my reverb gave up on me twice I got an Xfusion dropper. Worked great for a few years and still worked when I sold the bike.
  • 4 0
 I had a Metric fork. It worked well enough. No issues for me
  • 6 0
 @dstroud70: Yep, x-fusion post that came on my bike is without service still working kinda like a charm after 3 years of intensive use.
  • 3 0
 Currently running a Sweep HLR on my Orange P7. Got it for a steal lightly secondhand. The damper is superb, chassis suits the character of the hardtail well, internally adjustable travel, nice axle, low weight, silent. I'm very happy so far and would happily buy more from them. Had a Slant on my 4X bike before, but that was basically just pumped up to max and then mostly locked out, so not a great deal of importance.
  • 1 0
 @dstroud70: Same. Ran an Xfusion on one of my old bikes. Absolutely flawless for 3 years until I sold it. Probably still going now.
  • 1 0
 For droppers yes.
  • 2 0
 My son ran their DH coil version all summer on his DH bike and it seemed to hold up and work well.
  • 2 0
 I don't think I've ever seen any of their products available anywhere.
  • 2 4
 I had an xfusion dropper that broke, only needed a small part and the uk distributor, Upgrade, wouldn’t sell it me. I’d never get another xfusion product for that reason
  • 2 0
 I had their double crown fork on a Fury and it was decent actually couldn't fault it, coil, HsC and LsC and all working as intended. I also had the shock which was bare minimum with just rebound and was ok for what it was. If you could find their products aftermarket somewhere I would love to get some of their products but their are impossible to get in EU it seems aside from OEM deals basically.
  • 2 0
 Got a 2012 Velvet RL2 still going strong. It was a much better fork than the similar age Fox it replaced. Steel negative spring, plenty of oil, simple, tuneable damper.
  • 4 0
 Have had a fair few X-Fusion products, and yet to have one let me down. Even cut one down to 40mm for a gravel bike project once upon a time. Their stuff is genuinely fantastic for the price. I love seeing their stuff on entry level bikes instead of steel stanchioned RS forks or suntours.
  • 3 0
 My wife's Vitus Mythique has fork and shock. They work, that's all I can say
  • 1 0
 @babathehutt: Metric is such a great fork, sad it has a coil negative spring and works only for a set weight range.
  • 1 0
 They come on the cheaper Specialised and Vitus bijes
  • 4 0
 Only 1 sort of service Centre in U.K., no parts allowed for home service or repairs.So not a viable option really.
  • 1 0
 @jase111171: Just checked there is an ebay seller with service kits but your next stop is the U.S for spares nearest in EU Econo which doesn't ship Uk or Ireland. Couldn't find shipping costs for pepi.it. So seems like a good product but needs better manufacturer support
  • 2 0
 @jase111171: that explains the reason why I've never seen their products in the UK.
  • 1 0
 I ran a Vengeance on my last 26" bike. It was honestly really great, slightly overdamped but very similar to the 36 RC2 of the time and needed servicing way less often. It beat the Lyrik it replaced (a 2010 model / mission control damper) hands down. The distributor in the UK a the time was Upgrade Bikes and looks like that is still the case.
  • 1 0
 Big OEM presence in the entry to mid level bikes. Not much aftermarket.
  • 7 1
 Wtf is that frame? Dual crown and bottle cage bolts, looks sick. Adolf rides for yeti right...
  • 17 0
 That's a Propain frame, awesome bikes!
  • 8 0
 Propain spindrift
  • 10 0
 Propain Spindrift
  • 8 0
 propain Spindrift
  • 20 0
 not sure if you know this but its a Propain Spindrift
  • 9 0
 Propain spindrift
  • 19 0
 Prodrift Spinpain
  • 13 0
 Propain and Propain accessories
  • 8 1
 Looks like a Session if I'm not mistaken.
  • 7 0
 Prospin Driftdrift
  • 8 0
 I think its a Propain Spendthrift
  • 6 0
 Prospin Paindrift
  • 3 0
 Clearly a Prodrift Spinpain.
  • 2 1
 Propain Spindrift V4
  • 5 0
 What frame is that?
  • 2 0
 @PocoBoho: PROPAIN DRIFTSPIN
  • 7 0
 Probably more reliable than an X2
  • 1 7
flag onemanarmy (Nov 7, 2023 at 16:48) (Below Threshold)
 Apparently you haven't tried the 2024?
  • 4 1
 @onemanarmy: still shit
  • 4 0
 Honestly, this is sick. I ride hard but definetely can't afford the new rockshox or cc shox. This is the kind of thing that keeps the high level amateurs riding through the thin times!
  • 1 0
 Vector coil hlr I had years ago was very good. I recall a video of them going through their internals. All cnc'ed metal. 0 plastic to be seen in the dampers. My old hlr damper in a foek i had had a dead spot in the beginni g of the travel though
  • 3 0
 For $399, it's going to be a hard to beat option for just having fun at the bike park. No need for snake oil coatings and huge price tags to have fun.
  • 7 3
 Finally, a shock I can beat up and not worry if I scratched any gold
  • 4 1
 Cool! More vapor ware with no possible way to get service parts so you can do service yourself!
  • 1 0
 @Tayrob Mad Suspension should be able to help you out.
  • 4 0
 @Offrhodes: If they returned calls ....
  • 1 0
 @Offrhodes:
They will not sell service parts to consumers, last I spoke to them about a year ago. Maybe that has changed?
  • 1 0
 @sanchofula: Or emails....
  • 2 0
 When they released their coil shock 4 or so years ago, it was impossible to buy, or even talk to someone from XFusion on where to get it serviced....
  • 1 0
 Yeah it's a joke in the USA at least. There is one dude that I remember, maybe in Nevada or something?
  • 1 0
 I had to buy a spring for their forks back in the day , living in Canada couldn’t get there or Europe , found one in NZ in my home town after tonnes of emails. Got it sent over by my family. Ball ache
  • 2 0
 looks like xfusion took what they learned from manufacturing ohlins' shocks and applied their flair to it. $399 is a hell of a deal.
  • 1 0
 Still rocking an XFusion McQueen 140mm HLR fork on a bike from 3 years ago. Best 34mm fork hands down vs Fox and RS. The HLR damper is smooth as butter. Zero issues. So underrated.
  • 1 0
 anyone ever seen an H3C mounted or for sale anywhere? it came out a couple of years ago and I don't know if anyone managed to buy one.....
  • 1 0
 some time ago when I was curious about trying a coil they popped in the search results. Tempting too, as they had a good discount.
  • 2 0
 Ive got one - I run it on my Revel Rascal, and its been great. If you have any specific questions let me know
  • 1 0
 I would LOVE ti try te Enduro Version in 230*65 in my Gnarvana.

Anyone knows If the shock does have a selfequalizing negative air chamber?
  • 4 3
 Why do companies announce something that's not actually available for 8 months? What a waste of time..
  • 1 0
 @Otago: maybe to see what kind of reception it gets to work out a product run number?
just a guess.
  • 4 0
 I ask my reps that all the time. All the hype dies off by the time the product is available.
  • 1 0
 Model years are a weird thing in the bike industry. Some companies will release 2024 product at the start of 2024, some will release them in the first few months (time for US spring release).

Some companies will release 2024 product in March 2023. I reckon by 2030 they could lap a complete year.
  • 1 0
 Should be PCR (or maybe CPR) to match HLR since the letters indicate what is adjustable: comp-comp-reb vs reb-comp-comp.
  • 2 3
 I think xfusion shocks Work Well. What i dont get is the golden adjuster! The whole shock Looks Nice and that one adjuster Looks so cheap that It destroys the whole Look. Why dont they Spende 1$ extra for Something Nice.
  • 3 0
 but it's ok for ohlins to use gold adjusters?
  • 1 0
 I still wonder how X-Fusion is still alive. Haven't seen thier producs at shop's or bikes for ages
  • 1 0
 Their seatposts are everywhere. Their rearshocks are on a lot of entry-mid range bikes.
  • 2 0
 Can we expect to see this on Shock Week 2024?
  • 2 0
 This actually looks pretty good and great price point.
  • 1 0
 What trail system is featured in the video? Looks AMAZING!!!
  • 1 0
 Utah?
  • 1 0
 That'd be the Teton pass.
  • 1 0
 Cheap and a 100 times better than every Fox product on the market.
  • 1 0
 They finally realized that they can use a negative chamber on rear shock
  • 1 0
 I wonder if it will fit in a Hightower
  • 1 0
 Vividly want
  • 1 0
 Looks like it says HER.
  • 1 0
 Her?
  • 1 2
 looks like a manitou
  • 1 1
 Almost identical to a Mara pro, you have so good eyes







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