X-Fusion Slant RL2 Suspension Fork

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    “All good so far”

    The Good:

    Having run Velvets for a year and found them to be amazing i thought i'd try the slants on my new bike. so far they been amazing. Light, well made, proper internals, easy to maintain.

    The Bad:

    Decals are crap. needs new design for all x-fusion forks

    Overall Review:

    Thoroughly recommend these puppies. run them at 160mm. brilliant. and way way cheaper than the so called top brands.

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    Vital MTB member slamman
    8146 slamman http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/8146/avatar/c50_slam_logo.white_1447572004.jpg?1447571789 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/slamman,8146/all 05/16/11 56 1 1 1

    “Will fail quickly but perform well. Syntace 15mm skewer is fantastic”

    The Good:

    Excellent on the trail, buttery smooth, superbly damped

    The Bad:

    Will break or fail somehow within a month. X-Fusion will then take like 2 months to repair it because this way they can 'sit out' out their 2 year warranty period. Please test your products before you bring them to market, we are not idiots.

    Overall Review:

    I tried this fork, borrowed from a friend for a few weeks. I have a Velvet, he has a Slant. We both found the same thing, the fork is quite excellent on the trail but doesn't last we've had countless warranty issues. Somehow X-Fusion rushed their R&D or something and made a bunch of hideously unreliable extremely excellent performing forks.

    If you ride everyday, it's 1 star. If you have a specific race rig, then these will match up well with your Schwalbe Nobby Nic 5 ride racing tires and Crank Bros pedals. If you only have the time to ride once a week you might be OK too.

    5 stars of racing provided they survive the race. 3 stars for a Read More »

    Overall Review:

    I tried this fork, borrowed from a friend for a few weeks. I have a Velvet, he has a Slant. We both found the same thing, the fork is quite excellent on the trail but doesn't last we've had countless warranty issues. Somehow X-Fusion rushed their R&D or something and made a bunch of hideously unreliable extremely excellent performing forks.

    If you ride everyday, it's 1 star. If you have a specific race rig, then these will match up well with your Schwalbe Nobby Nic 5 ride racing tires and Crank Bros pedals. If you only have the time to ride once a week you might be OK too.

    5 stars of racing provided they survive the race. 3 stars for a once a week rider and 1 star for everyday riders.

    'X-Fusion the Crank Bros of Suspension minus the customer service'.

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    Vital MTB member ZMC888
    6998 ZMC888 http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/6998/avatar/c50_Lew_drop_avatar.jpg?1352425516 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/ZMC888,6998/all 03/03/11 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/ZMC888,6998/setup 5 25 59 1

    “Great feeling fork”

    The Good:

    Pretty light, SUPER stiff, great feels, nice internal travel ajust

    The Bad:

    when i got the fork straight from X-Fusion there was nothing inside of the compresion because it was loose witch caused the fork to not work proprley but after it was fixed it was amazing, only having a taperd steer option

    Overall Review:

    Awesome fork, it feels great and it is super stiff. its just like its little brother the velvet, on steriouds. every thing has been beefed up to make it a much stiffer and solid feeling fork and it doesnt creek, yet (knock on wood), i have had mine for about 6 mounths and still running strong. The only problem i had with this fork is that there was no fluid in the compression because the compression was loose and all the fluid leaked out of it (or something like that). i did end up getting that fixed and now i feels dialed. I would recomend this fork for anything from enduro to dirt jump and to anyone not looking on spending a buy a solid Read More »

    Overall Review:

    Awesome fork, it feels great and it is super stiff. its just like its little brother the velvet, on steriouds. every thing has been beefed up to make it a much stiffer and solid feeling fork and it doesnt creek, yet (knock on wood), i have had mine for about 6 mounths and still running strong. The only problem i had with this fork is that there was no fluid in the compression because the compression was loose and all the fluid leaked out of it (or something like that). i did end up getting that fixed and now i feels dialed. I would recomend this fork for anything from enduro to dirt jump and to anyone not looking on spending a buy a solid fork with out spending the big bucks.

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    Vital MTB member Jonas_Barstad
    14775 Jonas_Barstad http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/14775/avatar/c50_fb_picture_100001459887387.jpg?1334107290 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/Jonas-Barstad,14775/all 04/10/12 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/Jonas-Barstad,14775/setup 1 7

    Specifications

    Riding Type Cross Country, Trail, Other
    Travel 80, 100, 120, 140, 160mm
    Spring Type Air
    Damping RL2 Cartridge Damper
    External Adjustments Rebound, Lockout, AIr
    Crown Tapered
    Axle X-15
    Brake Mounts Post Mount 180mm
    Steer Tube Diameter
    Steer Tube Construction Aluminum
    Stanchion Diameter 34mm
    Colors Black, White
    Weight

    4 lb 3.2 oz (1.9 kg)

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    Price $629.99
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