X-Fusion H3C RCP Rear Shock

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X-Fusion's Lightweight H3C Coil Shock Reviewed
At 25% lighter than X-Fusion's downhill-worthy Vector coil shock, this fully-adjustable coil is designed specifically for all-mountain and enduro bikes.
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The new H3C has been slimmed down everywhere possible. It also uses a lighter spring material which brings it closer to the weight of high-volume air shocks. With the weight in check, it comes down to cost and performance. Listen for a straight-shooter's perspective after three months of ride time. Could this shock make sense for your ride?

H3C Coil Shock Highlights

  • Built for all-mountain and enduro
  • Metric and trunnion mount
  • Sizes: 185×55/50mm, 205×65/60mm, 210×55/50mm and 230×65/60mm overall length x stroke
  • Platform adjustment (3 clicks)
  • Low-speed compression adjustment (16 clicks)
  • Rebound adjustment (12 clicks)
  • Aluminum damper shaft
  • Piggyback reservoir with IFP
  • Polymer hardware
  • Lightweight proprietary metallurgy springs (50 lb/in increments)
  • Claimed Weight: 318g (185x55mm without spring) // 700g (185x55mm with 350 lb/in spring)
  • Verified Weight: 720g (210x55mm with 500 lb/in spring and 30g hardware)
  • MSRP: $399 USD

Q&A With X-Fusion

This shock was originally priced at $599. How did you bring the cost down?

Our new H3C will retail for $399. The initial price was given during the early prototype stages, so we wanted to be careful to not underestimate the pricing without having a clear answer of the production costs. Now that we have the shock dialed in and a clear outlook on productions costs we are proud to offer a high quality rear shock for a very affordable price.

In what ways does a coil shock made specifically for all-mountain/enduro differ from a standard coil?

The engineers designed the H3C to be a compact and lightweight coil offering. This will gives the option of running a coil shock without having to make a huge compromise on weight and functionality.

How were you able to reduce the weight of the spring?

The engineers were able to source a special high-stress wire to significantly reduce the weight from a standard coil spring.

Who go Metric only?

With the majority of the bike industry transitioning away from standard mount we decided to offer the H3C in both Metric and Trunnion mount.

How does the three-position platform adjust work internally?

The platform adjust changes the flow rates internally from soft, medium and firm.

What knowledge gained through the Motion Instruments DAQ testing was used in the production model?

The data we acquired through Motion Instruments DAQ testing helped our engineers establish a clear base for valving on the H3C.

What spring weight range can the standard valving accommodate?

We have three different damping tunes to support our main 300, 400 and 550 lb/in springs.

On the tech side, what are you most excited about with the H3C?

We are most excited to be able to offer a small size damper that can can be finely adjusted while controlling a very high damping force.

What is the suggested service interval?

We recommend service every 100 hours or 1 year, whichever comes first.

"X-Fusion is focused on a simple concept: build high quality, all-metal suspension systems that provide a higher level of performance and durability."

Visit www.xfusionshox.com for more details.

Vital MTB Rating: 4 Stars - Excellent


About The Reviewer

Zach Petersen - Age: 23 // Years Riding: 10 // Height: 5'9" (1.75m) // Weight: 145-pounds (65.8kg)

Zach cut his teeth figuring out how to ride on the unforgiving mining trails of Northern California. After watching Earthed 5, he decided to try out enduro racing and continues to seek out the most gravity-oriented events. When not racing he's smashing out big backcountry days in the Sierra Nevada, pushing dirt around the forest with a McLeod, and keeping the stoke high.

Video by Trail Peek

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It was brilliant until this
Rating:
The Good
Super light, good performer, easy adjustments
The Bad
It failed badly as per photos, unacceptable failure
Overall Review:

I was a happy owner of this H3C until I have found it cracked on the trunnion mounts. I know that trunnion design is really tough for shock manufacturers and many shocks are failing or even breaking under loads but this was the last thing I expected to happen and luckily I have noticed that quite immediately. It seems to be just too weak to handle the side loads of trunnion mounted frames. Other than this catastrophical failure I was really happy with the shock

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Specifications

Product
X-Fusion H3C RCP Rear Shock
Riding Type
Enduro / All-Mountain
Spring Type
Coil
External Adjustments
Rebound, 3-position platform, low-speed compression
Available Sizes
185/55(50), 205/65(60), 210/55(50), 230/65(60)mm
Weight
1 lb 8.7 oz (700 g)
Miscellaneous
IGUS DU bushing
Lightweight proprietary metallurgy spring
Weight listed is with spring (318 grams without spring)

Shock Stroke Max Strut Length
40mm-45mm 118mm
50mm-55mm 98mm
60mm-65mm 72mm
70mm-75mm 37mm
Price
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