X-Fusion Vengeance HLR 2011 Forks

5/5 (2 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Travel: 160mm
  • Spring: Air
  • Steerer: 1 1/8
  • Stanchion: 36mm, Aluminum
  • Casting: Magnesium


Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating

Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jim a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: June 19, 2014

Strengths:    Buttery smooth travel that's adjustable. Unlimited settings. Excellent finish and super stiff.

Weaknesses:    need a tool to take the axle off. Myriad of settings can be kind of confusing.

Bottom Line:   
I'm blown away by how good this fork is. It is just super smooth. Previous to this I had a Marzocchi 55 and before that a Fox RLC. I liked them both, the Fox was bullet proof, the Zoke buttery smooth but fragile and constantly broken. The X seems to be the best of all worlds, I can't even find a plastic part on it anywhere. Plus I got the 1.5" head tube version with a 20mm through axle so it tracks about as straight as can be. Great fork.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   Big River

Duration Product Used:   5 rides and counting

Price Paid:    $300.00

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi 55 and before that a Fox RLC

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Prophet

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Stephen a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2012

Strengths:    -Top tier fit and finish and controls
-Respectable weight at ~5lbs
-Dampening adjustments make readily noticeable ride changes and make for easy tuning
-Stiff
-Competitively priced
-Fantastic right out of the box


Weaknesses:    -2011 model has no tool less 20mm axle
-2011 model has a higher axle to crown height compared to the competition(ive been told 5mm higher, not much).


Bottom Line:   
The Vengeance has absolutely blown me away.The vengeance is super smooth and plush right out of the box, adjustments make a big enough difference to be very effective tuning tools, the fit, finish, and controls are fantastic.

To sum it up, the Vengeance has been a disgusting value, and as far as my experience goes, the least amount of sticktion, the best dampening, and the best overall ride ive ever experienced in a long travel air fork. A++

As far as im concerned, i just purchased the best long travel air fork on the market for the least amount of cash. Really glad i got turned onto the Vengeance.

Expand full review >>

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   Fox 32 Float R 140mm, Fox 36 Float RLC FIT

Bike Setup:   2005 Intense Uzzi VPX all mountain machine. 2011 20mm Vengeance with taper tube

Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating


Marzocchi 55 CR or X-Fusion Vengeance HLR Coil ??

Hi everyone, I'm ready to pull trigger for a new 150-160mm fork and my choices are either Marzocchi 55 CR or X-Fusion Vengeance HLR Coil. Anyone with riding experience on both forks and recommendations on one vs the other? I know there are many other choices out there, but I am somewhat limited ... Read More »

X-Fusion Vengeance HLR

I'm choosing between an X-Fusion Vengeance HLR air and a RS Pike 650b 160. It'll go on an heavy duty AM bike, 650b front wheeled, 7" rear suspension 26er. I'm leaning toward the Vengeance because of its presumed stiffness advantage and 20mm axle, can someone compare the two? I'm not thinking the ... Read More »

X-Fusion Vengeance HLR: Damper rebuild and maintenance

Ok guys I'm sure it's been covered, but here goes! I can't find anything on their website with regard to volumes and weights, although I did find something on PB that referenced 7.5w x 75mL. Can anyone confirm or deny this? I purchased this fork second hand from a friend who admittedly had it se ... Read More »

Vengeance HLR coil issues

I own a Vengeance HLR coil for 3 months. I love it very much but I have the following problems Damper consistency After few mins of DH, the damping force is lost, you can compress the fork very fast with minimum force. The damper, however, becomes normal again after taking a 10 mins “rest”. Tur ... Read More »

Opinions on 2013 Vengeance HLR DLA?

Hey everyone, For the last year i've had a 2011 Fox 36 Talas RLC on the front of my Chili. I have an opportunity with X-Fusion to get a brand new fork for a really great price. I'm considering getting the Vengeance DLA (travel adjust) version which is 140-170. Would it be weird to ride trails ... Read More »

Read More »



 

INTERBIKE

Contests





Interbike Featured Booths

Check out the hottest mountain bike products from these brands!




















See All Interbike Coverage - Click Here »

   

MTBR on Facebook