X-Fusion Slant RL2 DLA 2013 Forks

4/5 (2 Reviews)

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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:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Atombike a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: July 8, 2015

Strengths:    Damping, adjustability, stiffness, light.
Great for big rocks, bumps and steps.
It does the work without problem - for a while.
Price was great.

Weaknesses:    Short lifetime even with often maintenance: after 22 ride and 628km (3,5 months) the bushing started to wear out.
Only 203mm rotor can be applied, which is too big sometimes.
With 203mm rotor the fork will resonate in specify speed, I tried 3 different disc but there is always a resonate frequency at lower speed which will kill the fork by the time.
Not too sensitive on small bumps and on dirt track - it causes tendonitis in my hands if I go to light off road tracks.
Lockout have not working after 3 months.
Before each ride some oil drops always necessary on the sealing to make the slip smoother.
And even with using silicone based oil, small spot dirt always stick on the stanchions after each ride which are not easy to remove and this dirt can go into the bushings.

Bottom Line:   
It is worth the money, great damping on the rocks but there are a lot of problem in long term using.
I think the bushing wear out is the biggest problem.
Compared to Fox Float 32 (26"; 2008), the Fox is more sensitive but stiffness in not comparable in a favor of the Slant.

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Duration Product Used:   628km

Price Paid:    $427.00

Similar Products Used:   Fox Talas 32 (26")

Bike Setup:   Canyon strive al (26"; 2013)

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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