Sneak Peek: Inverted X-Fusion Revel HLR Fork 26
Remember the inverted X-Fusion fork we showed you at Eurobike 2012? It's now closer to production. The air sprung creation is the latest in X-Fusion's ever expanding lineup, and will be offered in a tapered 140-160mm travel option for 27.5-inch wheels or 120-140mm for the 29er crowd. All forks have 34mm stanchions. The fork uses the same twin-tube HLR damper from the Vengeance, and features rebound, high and low-speed compression, and air pressure adjustments.
So what has changed since we last saw it? Aside from the color (hot damn!), X-Fusion has dialed in what they're calling the Gold-E-Lock system and 20mm LockX thru-axle system, which are key to making the fork torsionally stiff enough to be a viable contender. Gold-E-Lock uses a unique trilateral keyway system on the sides of the uppers and stanchion to limit the effects of torsion. Interesting stuff... Weight has also increased slightly from 4.3 to 4.5-pounds. Expect more details after Interbike.