SPY SHOT! Possible Inverted Öhlins Downhill Fork Spotted 12

Exciting times in the suspension world! What do we have here? Is Öhlins testing a downhill fork? The image below was taken by Tor Niklas Hilding at the Åre bikepark in Sweden, where a handful of "factory workers" were riding Specialized bikes equipped with the recently released TTX shock.

Will Ohlins bring a fork to the MTB market? We'll see... // Photo: Tor Niklas Hilding

The fork looks very similar to the motocross RXF Racing Fork offered by the brand, shown below. Internally, the RXF uses the TTX22 damper. According to Öhlins, "TTX technology brings a positive pressure balance in the system, thanks to the twin tube technology. The gas pressurized dividing piston inside pushes the hydraulic fluid back into the low pressure side and the end result is better improved performance and no more cavitation."

SPY SHOT! Possible Inverted Öhlins Downhill Fork Spotted

What's perhaps more interesting is that Öhlins offers their motocross TTX technology as a standalone cartridge kit, allowing riders to insert Öhlins tech into any major motocross fork model. The spy photo snapper also indicated that the damper was being tested inside a RockShox BoXXer and FOX 40... Perhaps we'll see something similar being offered in MTB, but it's all speculation at this point.

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12 comments
  • jacek.kij

    9/1/2013 4:33 AM

    Would love to get this for my fox 40...

  • onenerdykid*

    9/1/2013 3:13 AM

    insert jizz in my pants face here*

  • Tyler_Hansen

    8/31/2013 8:26 PM

    Just the thought of an Ohlins cartridge in a boxxer gives me a 50/50

  • rocnriderider

    8/31/2013 7:03 PM

    No arch or crown? Must be flexy as hell...

  • Reality Check

    8/31/2013 7:09 PM

    Uhhh, there are 2 crowns there, like every dual crown downhill fork.

  • Ezekiel_Sheffield

    8/31/2013 7:50 PM

    he means one over the top of the wheel

  • Big Bird

    8/31/2013 7:58 PM

    A bit of compliance is nice. Motocross forks don't use braces, just lots of axle contact. My question is how much will it cost? Ohlins moto stuff doesn't come cheep.

  • Shrockie

    1/2/2014 6:38 PM

    have to hand it to DVO, their carbon stanchion protector/ stiffner is a pretty clever way to stiffen things up and keep things light while providing needed protection for the lowers.

  • Albe23

    8/31/2013 11:28 PM

    Ohlins anything isn't cheap, nor do they fully sponsor anyone. There is a reason why pro moto/road teams pay to use Ohlins, some of the best suspension on the planet. If this is in fact Ohlins I would bet that it's going to be of the same caliber.

  • intoinfinity23

    8/31/2013 5:20 PM

    Wow!

  • Adam_Schaeffer

    8/31/2013 4:34 PM

    If my CCDB experiences (coil and air) are any indication then these should be the last word in performance. Just hope they bring them to the US market

  • Scott_Townes

    8/31/2013 4:12 PM

    Interdasting...

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