X-Fusion Vengeance RC 2011 Forks

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $699.99

Product Description

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

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Hidayat a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: September 28, 2012

Strengths:    this fork is stiff. rebound is on top. it tracks beautifully. doesnt bottom too easily.

Weaknesses:    compression is at the bottom..but thats a small niggle. i never adjusted it after my second run. i had to run below the spec recommendation psi to get it running smooth. it wasnt a QR axle.

Bottom Line:   
i decided to try this because it managed to get it cheap off ebay. USD300 brand new. i didnt know this fork would be this good. it feels alot like the RS lyrik. i have no complains what so ever about this fork. i think a QR axle would be much appreciated in the newer models but as of now..i have no complains.

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Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   fox 36 talas

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bailout

Date Reviewed: June 1, 2012

Strengths:    Stiff, plush, not "divey"

Weaknesses:    compression knob is at the bottom of fork leg

Bottom Line:   
Been running this fork on my AM hardtail for over a year now and I love it in all conditions! For the price, it CAN'T be beat. I normally run it wide open on the compression side and maybe 3-4 clicks of rebound and it is very plush and controlled at high speeds in the rough. I run it with the least LSC because it is smoothest that way and still has very good mid to end-stroke support. Stock HSC tune (I have just the RC model) is also very controlled and plush on drops. It's a little less compliant running over small stuff at low speed when you dial in a decent amount of LSC for more pop on jumps but this is not noticeable at all when riding fast. The days of lusting after $1K+ fork are over for me. I hope they keep the prices competitive on these things because I know my next 160mm fork will be another Vengeance.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bluemirage188 a Weekend Warrior from Southbury, CT

Date Reviewed: May 17, 2011

Strengths:    Super smooth travel, air spring, light, ease of setup. Looks awesome, and the build quality of the shock itself is far above big box forks. im a big guy and i have yet to bottom it. Theres a good video of a teardown of the shock on Pinkbike, the internals are impressive for sure. no plastic crap in there like a RS or a Fox. Also it feels the most like coil over any other air shock i've ridden, linear, absolutely no stiction, and the rebound works great.

Weaknesses:    Only one that I can honestly say is a weakness, It does not have a QR axle. It doesnt really matter to me as I dont have to remove the wheel to rack up my bike. Some people will complain about the axle to crown height, i didnt find it much different than my lyrik. the forks smoothness and bottomless feel, far exceeds any wekness here.

Bottom Line:   
after a dual chainstay break on the xam, i sold off the suspension (lyrik/vivid coil) thinking i wouldnt fix it, and now that its back together i needed suspension. Rather than spend the $700 or more on a RS, I opted for the x fusion, and I am very glad I did. Fork is awesome, and i would reccomend it to anyone, if you have a chance to ride one definitely do so, you'll be impressed. I know a few guys with 4" xc rigs that rave about the velvet, and now im a beliver too. have yet to try the rear shocks they have, but they look legit too.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Local Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   RS Lyrik, Marz AM1, Boxxer, Marz DJ

Bike Setup:   Jamis Xam, shimano xt drivetrain, juicy 7s, hadley/alex supra rear wheel, wtb lazerdisc front, thompson setback, raceface dual ring guide, stylo am 2.2 crankset, dx pedals, stylo WC bar, sunline stem, ect ect.

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Vengeance RC DLA returns with a CLANG

Hey all, I recently got an X-fusion vengeance, and it overall seems like it has the potential to be an amazing fork! The big glaring issue at the moment, is that if the rebound is any faster than slowest, even just one click, when the fork returns, there is a hard impact accompanied with an audib ... Read More »

Vengeance HLR or RC??

Hey everyone. I have been doing some reading on this fork and I am stuck wondering what exactly the difference in price between the two models of the Vengeance gives you. I know the HLR has high speed and low speed compression adjustments, as well as the rebound. Where the RC only allows you to a ... Read More »

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