X-Fusion Slant RL2 DLA 2013 Forks

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Product Description

  • Travel: 160mm/130mm
  • Spring: Air
  • Steerer: Tapered
  • Adjustments: Lockout, Rebound, DLA
  • Casting: Magnesium

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ian Kelley

Date Reviewed: July 10, 2013

Strengths:    Stiff, all aluminum hardware, amazingly plush, extremely easy to use, DLA works fantastic.

Weaknesses:    The fork has a long axle to crown height, and they have been hard to come by, only 200mm-203mm rotors.

Bottom Line:   
This has to be the best fork on the market for the money. With all the features (except for the nearly useless CTD) of a fox fork for nearly half the price this fork is unbelievable. I have never reviewed anything before in my life but i am so content with this fork i felt i must. The chassis is quite stiff for a trail fork, certainly a large improvement over a Fox Float 32.

When i ordered the fork i ordered the base RL2 not the DLA but the order got mixed up an i ended up with the DLA. I am so glad that happened too because the fork itself has an additional 15mm of stanchion (175mm for 160mm travel) showing the fork feels a bit tall, but with the DLA it is quickly remedied by the flip of a switch. The stock damper valving feels very smooth and sensitive, but does suffer a bit more brake dive than i am use to. That being said when railing technical sections or rockgardens or stairs the fork does a phenomenal job at eating up the chatter and the big hits. If i were ever to build up a new bike in the future i would certainly go X-fusion again, simply because of the quality of the fork. It is far smoother and stiffer than i had ever expected. I just hope sometime soon X-Fusion includes the HLR damper they have in their vengeance.

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