X-Fusion Velvet RL DLA 2012 Forks

3/5 (2 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Travel:140mm
  • Spring: Air
  • Steerer: 1 1/8, 1.5, Tapered
  • Stanchion: 32mm, Aluminum
  • Casting: Magnesium


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by lew242 a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2013

Strengths:    Works well at first. Reasonable price.

Weaknesses:    Breaks quickly, poor customer service (in my country).

Bottom Line:   
These days with seemingly a new fork standard every few months finding the right fork is pretty tough and getting tougher, in fact 100% tougher every new wheel size, axle standard and taper standard. I was happy when i found this fork, a choice between very few. 26 inch 1.5 taper/15mm axle 140 travel at a fair price point.

X-fusion have done their R&D on fox's dime and the fork's price and design show this. To be honest the fork worked well out of the box. however I heard noises in a few hours and by the end of the ride the fork was stuck down to like 20mm-100mm max, even though the air chamber still had the correct pressure. Therefore this must be the negative air chamber that has failed.

If then i got an apology and the fork was replaced or fixed very quickly all's good. However what I got was foot dragging and and fob-off delaying tactics from my lbs and X-fusions customer service. Err sorry for breaking your poorly designed fork and leaving my 3000 dollar bike without a fork so i can't ride.

Seriously people stick to marzocchi or manitou, those guys actually make forks that are reliable.

Maybe if you live in a country where there is positive feedback from x-fusions customer service and you are happy with a 2nd rate Fox fork, with all that comes with it, maybe try one.

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Duration Product Used:   1 day

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox, J1, Tora 318, Dart 1 and 2. Maitou Slate and Circus Expert. Marzocchi 44RS and DJ3.

Bike Setup:   Trail

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chuah Jun Ler a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: June 14, 2012

Strengths:    Stiff, PLUSH, Smooth

Weaknesses:    Flawless

Bottom Line:   
Bought this fork a few days ago, Brought it out on my first ride, and was stunned by how well it worked. For that Price, Its equivalent to getting maybe a Sektor or F100 it also comes with a Shock pump and the starnut :) . For its performance, Its just like using a Fox Fork with Kashima coat. Its buttery smooth, plushy and stiff. feels like a dream. The syntace X-15 just matches the fork perfectly. The DLA, works in a click. no 1080 degree turns just 1 90 deg turn and you'll hit 110mm in no time. Best fork i've ever used. Would totally recommend.

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Favorite Trail:   Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Manitou Minute 1:00 (not fun....) RS Dart 3 (no comments) Fox Talas ( great fork too!) Rockshox Tora (plushy only.)

Bike Setup:   2011 Merida Matts TFS 500, Hope pro 2 w Spank Subrosa, Hayes Stroker ryde, Mix Sram XO, Deore groupset.

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