DT Swiss XMC Air RTLC 2008 Forks

5/5 (3 Reviews)
Weight : 1510-1570g

Product Description

The XMC forks allow you to build a speedy racebike as well as a comfortable All-Mountain bike. Lower weight and increased stiffness are the traits that make the XM components so versatile. Long climbs are easily conquered with the fork locked and lowered, while all the plush travel makes the descent a joyride.

  • 100-130mm Travel.
  • Air, coil negative spring Open oil bath.
  • Quick release, thru bolt.

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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by 1nixxxo@gmail.com a Weekend Warrior from Moscow, Russia

    Date Reviewed: May 21, 2010

    Strengths:    Weight, superb torsional rigidity, 15 mm through bolt is user friendly, works on full 130 mm travel, very-very-very consistent, eats small bumps, while hammering downhill you even that is there and has only 130mm of travel, never bottoms out, damn sexy looks.

    Weaknesses:    I tried it only this year...)
    The only downside is that rebound knob is combined with Launchcontrol activation button, so when you push it you can rotate the rebound knob and change damping characteristics dramatically (rebound knob has only 270 degree rotation so it's quiet easy to turn this knob full way).

    Bottom Line:   
    I had a chance to rest this rig in mountains and all i can is - BEST! BEST! BEST!
    I can characterize this fork only as super lightweight mini Boxxer. Brilliantly controlled damping, NO BOTTOM OUTS!!! and it works on full 130 mm travel. You don't even notice how it works while going downhill. And its amazing that i never got that feeling that there's not enough of travel! Brilliant. That's how a fork should work.
    In terms of durability - my weight is more than 110 kg without backpack and it's still alive, though it took a lot of hammering for two weeks) And it's also super strong and i can tell that this fork has phenomenal torsional rigidity, despite its weight. And 15mm Through bolt is secure and easy to use. Launchcontrol is 100% useful feature.
    My friend have had 150 mm version and was also very happy, but he have put a deep scar on carbon leg. But epoxy resin did the job and its almost like new! In addition, service this fork is a pleasure. Never been so easy with other forks.
    Can't understand why riders choose other forks in it's class.
    If you want OUTSTANDING FORK in all the ways - GET IT! G-E-T IT!

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $700.00

    Purchased At:   ebay

    Similar Products Used:   Rockshox, Fox (special crap) and other crappy brands

    Bike Setup:   Giant Trance X, DT Swiss XMC 130 15mm, XT, Home-Sun, e.13 LG1+, Thomson, Easton

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by NONREV a Weekend Warrior from Apopka FL

    Date Reviewed: October 16, 2008

    Strengths:    I bought for looks, now I love it for it's performance, smooth barely describes it, awesome on the trail once dialed in, stiff, and light.

    Weaknesses:    No guidelines enclosed for initial set up, rides high, because stanchions are longer than 100 mm, makes sag set up critical, go to tech@dtswiss-us.com for help, they care.

    Bottom Line:   
    Definitely not on the "affordable" side, but like everything else that is Swiss made, attention to detail and function is priority; there is a rider's weight limit, so it's not for the "CLYSDALES", I ride XC exclusively, so this fork suits me perfectly, and once set up it matches my bike's rear travel for excellent balance.

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    Favorite Trail:   San Felasco

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $1000.00

    Purchased At:   Universal Cycles

    Similar Products Used:   "pushed" 2003 Fox TALAS R

    Bike Setup:   08 EPIC SWORKS full XTR, MAVIC SLR wheels with KENDA NEVEGALS 26 X 2.1

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by mattup a Weekend Warrior from UK

    Date Reviewed: June 10, 2008

    Strengths:    Light, well made,awesome looking, adjustable compression, rebound, lockout and platform.

    Weaknesses:    Need time to smooth out. No suggested weight/psi table.

    Bottom Line:   
    Expensive, but if you want light adjustable forks they fit the bill.

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    Favorite Trail:   Swinley

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $1100.00

    Purchased At:   Mountain trax UK

    Similar Products Used:   Fox F100RL

    Bike Setup:   Epic, hope, XTR,

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