DT Swiss XRC RL 2008 Forks

3.5/5 (2 Reviews)
Weight : 1380g

Product Description

Since every gram counts in a race, our ­suspension ­engineers work closely with professional cross ­country racers to ensure that the performance and durability of our XRC racing forks are ­absolutely ideal. Not only do the XRC forks ­shine on the winner‘s podium, but in everyday use as well.

  • 80 or 100mm travel.
  • Air, coil negative spring Open oil bath.
  • Quick release, thru bolt.

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    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by timbuktu a Racer from planet Earth

    Date Reviewed: February 20, 2010

    Strengths:    Smooth as silk, remote lock out is the best, flew down hills without beating me up.

    Weaknesses:    Pricy.

    Bottom Line:   
    This is the best suspension fork I have ever used. Got me to the podium in every race last summer, what can I say?

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    Favorite Trail:   Any steep climb

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $950.00

    Purchased At:   TREEfort Bikes

    Similar Products Used:   Sid Race

    Bike Setup:   Spark RC, sram x.o, DT Swiss xrc 1250's, ti cassette, fsa 2x9, carbon...

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Bello a Cross Country Rider from Munchen

    Date Reviewed: February 10, 2008

    Strengths:    Did i say light?

    Weaknesses:    To my dismay i encountered a couple of rediculous design flaws in this fork.
    -tireclearance is very minimal. A conti 2.2" race king or a racing ralph 2.25" are sadly a nogo.
    -compression dampening circuit closes with higher speed impacts. Utterly useless.
    -To lineair feeling. Therefore dives quite alot when braking. Littlebit more progression in the forkstroke will do.

    Bottom Line:   
    DT-Swiss has a problem with its quality. They took over Pace. Pace had beautiful products in its lineup, but also some quality issues in the past. Leaking seals and a real attentiohoar for maintenance. I took the gamble and ordered a XRC. Couple of days a go the bikeshop called me that the fork had arrived. The same evening i finalized the assemblying proces by mounting the fork and discbrake and discovered to my surprise that the tires wouldn't fit. They are just 2.2"s! Okay put some older Mich comp s tires on it. 1 day later i was on the trails near Munchen and my first thoughts were of butter and a knife. Just insane supple and sensitive to smaller and larger hits. ONLY AT LOWER SPEED. When the going gets really tough in speed this fork throws in a "panzerbrigade" in blocking the compression stroke. I was shocked. When u paid 950 euro's i expect better performance in this area. Maybe this is a batch error but belive it or not, a German magazine tested the same fork and had the same problem. Quite a few more to my surprise.

    Verdict: Beautiful fork but that's not enough. I want quality performance wich i can trust on. So far this product has made me feel only sad. I should have bought a fox instead or waiting for the new SID. I really hope DT-Swiss fixes the bug really soon or i have to bring it back. I just can not ride this fork for now. To bad.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $1450.00

    Similar Products Used:   RS Sid for more than 7 years :D.

    Bike Setup:   Build up a bike myself. Rocky Mountain Element Bear '08. Sram/XTR components.

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