X-Fusion Velvet RL 2011 Forks

5/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $395.00

Product Description

  • Travel: 80mm/100mm
  • Steerer: 1 1/8
  • Adjustments: Lockout, Rebound, Air
  • Stanchion: 32mm, Aluminum
  • Casting: Magnesium

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by muttonmark a Weekend Warrior from Midlan, MI

Date Reviewed: October 23, 2011

Strengths:    Weight, Adjustments, Damper, Stiffness

Weaknesses:    Still Lookin......

Bottom Line:   
PLUSH!!!!!!! I am more and more impressed with this fork with every ride, I just hope that it keeps impressing for a long time. I bought this fork because the Magnessium Arch on my Manitou developed a crack. I can't justify spending 600-1200 bucks on a 130mm fork. Then I started to do some research, and have heard nothing but good things about the X-Fushion Velvet. But the price and the amount of adjustments, I was sold. I also heard that their warranty dept is top notch, and so is their Custy Service, I just hope that I don't have to contact those people too often.

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Favorite Trail:   Arcadia Dunes

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Two Hubs

Similar Products Used:   Manitou Super Skareb

Bike Setup:   Jamis Dakar XCT, Mavic Crossride Disc, Race Face Deus XC, Shimano XT/XTR, Race Face Evolve, Cane Creek ZS-3.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by NH Mtbiker a Cross Country Rider from Dover, NH

Date Reviewed: August 6, 2011

Strengths:    Ease of use, low weight, 130mm travel, looks! This fork can be used for a 650b wheel out of the box. It also has 30 clicks for rebound adjustment and an easy to use lockout! The fork can be set anywhere from 80 - 130mm internally. Can be internally converted to 650b fork using an internal travel spacer. Super stiff with the 15mm axle!

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
Sweet fork that delivers on climbs and descents!

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Favorite Trail:   Happy Hour @ Highlands

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Fox F100X

Bike Setup:   08 BMC Trailfox 01 with 120mm rear travel. Velvet RL 15mm thru axle set at 130mm travel...perfect for my bike!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bblizard a Cross Country Rider from Richmond, VA

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2011

Strengths:    Light, stiff, smooth, fantastic lock-out

Weaknesses:    None for price

Bottom Line:   
So smooth and light. Bike's front end is soooo plush and obstacle friendly. Love this fork and love how cheap it was brand new.

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Favorite Trail:   Buttermilk, NB, Forest Hill

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $281.00

Purchased At:   e-bikestop

Similar Products Used:   Fox RL 80

Bike Setup:   aluminum Trek frame. BB7s, XT derailleurs and shifters, Race face Deus cranks and BB, Race face carbon bar and deus stem, Kenda small block 8's.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by willywilly a Weekend Warrior from bay area, ca

Date Reviewed: May 17, 2011

Strengths:    light, adjustable, inexpensive, smooth

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
great value of a fork. inexpensive, light, strong, smooth, adjustable. definitely worthy of considering over fox or any other fork. currently i have it setup at 100mm on my xc set-upped sette ace and it works very well. it immediately dropped about 1.5 lbs compared to the rs tora that was on there. can be adjusted to different lengths with internal spacers. will try it at 120mm sometime later. also 650b compatible.

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Favorite Trail:   marin

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $320.00

Purchased At:   outsideoutfitters.co

Similar Products Used:   rs tora, marz mx comp eta, rs judy

Bike Setup:   sette ace [stock setup].

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by zgjp82 a Cross Country Rider from Americas High Five

Date Reviewed: April 18, 2011

Strengths:    Light, good looking, strong, amazing build quality, 15mm QR is awesome.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
If you don't have a lot of money to put into a fork but still want quality stop looking you have found it. I have been riding this fork for a month and have been nothing but pleased. Sure it doesn't have all the fancy bells and whistle like the $700 Fox shocks but it has it where it counts. This fork is very light at under 4 lbs and has amazing adjustably. It nice to finally see a company building parts for the rest of the world that don't have the money for the fancy name but still want a quality product

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Favorite Trail:   Fort Custer

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Tree Fort Bikes (the

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox

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help please - not getting full travel 2011 Fusion Velvet RL fork

Hey y'all My 2011 Fusion Velvet RL is a basic, good fork...I like it. It doesn't have a lot of things you can adjust...only air pressure and rebound. And it has a lockout on top of the crown. It can be set internally to many different travel settings: 130, 120, 110, 100, and 80. Mine is set t ... Read More »

Manitou Marvel Pro or X Fusion Velvet RL ?

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XC hardtail: late model Talas RL or brand new X-fusion Velvet RL2?

Pulled my 26er out of storage and am rediscovering the joys of riding a hardtail 26er. It's a nice change of pace from my 29er. However, the 100mm Dart 2 fork is a real bummer. It was sufficient when I was starting out. But it can't compare to the Fox on my 29er and it doesn't really keep up ... Read More »

Fine tuning an 11 X-Fusion Velvet RL?

I have last years Velvet RL and have only one complaint...small bump compliance. Not sure if I am running too much air, it's around 75 psi, but the fork seems a bit stiff on the small stuff. Ripping trails and hitting med to big feels real good, just the little stuff, it almost feels semi-locked o ... Read More »

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