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There is no setting you cannot reach

Selva R represents the “state-of-the-art” of custom tuning for MTB forks. Every single parameter of the Selva R can be modified according to your own specific needs. There is no setting you cannot reach. Your riding style is already built into the fork, it’s up to you to unlock it.

With the CTS technology the possibilities of customizing the damping are potentially infinite. With our new Selva R you get two CTS valves, Gold (installed) and Red.

The 2Air technology allows a very precise tuning of the air side. Thanks to the two separate chambers (Silver/positive and Bronze/negative), you can set the pressure of the positive chamber (Silver) according to weight, like any traditional forks, in addition to that you can also change the pressure of the negative chamber (Bronze) in order to fine-tune the response of the fork in the first part of the travel.

Thanks to the Neopos (one is already included into the Selva R) the air spring is further refined, a riding experience that’s not possible to achieve with a traditional air fork. Every rider will have the freedom to adapt the fork to their its riding style in a simple, fast, and effective way. We feel that the Selva R redefines the concept of custom tuning.




Custom tuning redefined

The 2Air technology is designed to achieve the highest level of customization in an air fork. By changing the pressure in the positive chamber (Silver – main chamber) you can decide how much support you have from the fork according to your weight and/or riding style. While on the other hand, by changing the pressure in the negative chamber (Bronze – sensitivity control), you can fine-tune the suppleness of the fork in the initial travel.

The standard setting suggested on the pressure chart shows always the negative chamber (Bronze) with 20psi more than the positive chamber (Silver). This is a very good point where to start, but there’s still a lot more.

If you want to get a different feeling you can change pressure in the negative chamber (Bronze) within a range from a minimum of 10psi more than the positive chamber (Silver) to a maximum of 30psi more than the positive chamber (Silver).

If you want to increase the initial sensitivity of the fork, you can stay between 20 to 30psi more in the negative chamber (Bronze) than the positive chamber (Silver).

If you’d rather decrease the initial sensitivity and look for more support in the first part of the travel, simply stay in the range from 10 to 20psi more in the negative chamber (Bronze) than the positive chamber (Silver).


Sensitivity control

Thanks to the 2Air system, it’s possible to manage fork’s response in the first part of the travel by modifying the pressure in the negative chamber (Bronze). By adjusting this, you can control the small-bumps compliance of the fork. In a traditional air fork with two air chambers and just one air valve this is factory set and not adjustable.

Travel change

With the 2Air system, it’s possible to change the travel of the fork without having to replace any components. The Selva R can be set from 130 to 160mm (Standard version) and from 170 to 180mm (Extended version).

Longer life

The Selva R o-rings have a longer life because they work exclusively in contact with smooth and unmachined surfaces.


2Air Setup procedure

Adjusting the air side with the 2Air system is very simple. This is the procedure to follow:

1) Start with both chambers of the fork (positive/Silver, negative/Bronze) empty.

2) Inflate the positive chamber (Silver) with the desired pressure by using the shock pump.

3) Close the lock-out of the fork on the damping side (golden lever).

4) Inflate the negative chamber (Bronze) with the desired pressure by using the shock pump.

5) Unlock the fork by releasing the lock-out lever on the damping side (golden lever).

Note: every time the pressure needs to be checked or changed in the positive chamber (Silver), the negative chamber (Bronze) MUST be empty.



Compression Tuning System

Thanks to CTS technology (proprietary to Formula) the damping of the Selva R is fully customizable. With seven valves available, each rider will find a tailor-made setting for his style. In addition, thanks to the external compression and rebound knobs, you can fine-tune the damping.

The seven CTS valves transform the way your fork behaves. These are not modifications effected through the use of traditional external controls. The CTS valve is a fundamental structural part of the hydraulic cartridge, changing the valve means changing the cartridge itself, modifying fork’s behaviour.

An obvious advantage of this system is that using different valves is like having more than one forks, each one appropriate for different situations.

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The Neopos is an innovative technology (proprietary to Formula) that will allow any rider to better manage the progressiveness and will also give to the fork a way much more comfortable feeling compared to a traditional air fork. The Neopos has unveiled a new age for volume-spacers. Thanks to the Neopos anyone can get the best of two worlds: the feeling of a coil spring and the adjustability of the air spring.

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Internal Floating Technology

The IFT (Internal Floating Technology) is what truly differentiates our forks from any other fork. Smoothness is very important in terms of suspension performance. All forks, regardless of their stiffness, experience some kind of lateral stress while riding. This type of stress increases the friction of the internal parts.

Thanks to Formula’s design, our hydraulic cartridge is structurally merged with the stanchions and lower legs. In a riding situation, our internals compensate for the external stresses placed on the fork. This causes an incredible reduction of friction.


Hexagon Design

The ability of a fork to resist flexing is a key factor for maximum riding precision. A fork that rebounds too fast may make riding unsafe with an overall lack of control, above all when braking and cornering. In the same way, it is important that the fork is not too stiff, because it may make riding too tiring. When designing the Selva R we had a fundamental aim in mind, finding the perfect balance point between stiffness and flex, this is the same as our standard forks.

Thanks to the Hexagon Design, the natural flex of the fork has been dramatically decreased with this lightweight method. In this way, we have managed to combine the advantages of the standard boost with the stiffness of a traditional fork.


Selva is a system

Selva is more than just a fork, it’s a system of technologies. If you have a Selva S, with a positive air chamber and a negative spring, and you want to try the 2Air system, you can buy a kit that will allow you to turn your Selva S into a Selva R. The 2Air kit can be built on each of the Selva models currently on market.At Formula we don’t want the riders to perceive their forks as being obsolete every time we offer a new technology. On the other hand, we want every rider who uses Formula products on their bike to be happy with the products and keep it them on their mountain bike as long as possible.


Ultraviolet 30

In 2018 Formula celebrates thirty years since being founded. We wanted to celebrate this anniversary with the creation of a special color, a new factory color that we called Ultraviolet 30. Ultraviolet 30 is made with a special paint that reaches a tone specifically created for Formula. A unique color developed by an Italian workshop specialized in custom painting. Ultraviolet 30 is a very durable matte paint of the highest quality. Each Ultraviolet 30 fork is entirely hand painted in Italy.





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