How does the XMO perform compared to the MegaAir? Are they as durable and easily servicable?DeeEight said:well, an XMO is basically an RST shell (7050 stanchions, magnesium 1-piece lowers, forged crown, threadless Al steerer) with Englund Total Air Cartridge internals. 76mm travel. Internal compression damping adjustment, choice of three replaceable rebound jets for the cartridges (slow, fast and medium). Oh and its just as light as a MegaAir, and the stanchions are 30mm diameter. Basically prior to the MegaAirs the XMO's were THE budget lightweight fork. I used one for my budgetlight XC build last month.
They performed well. I only replaced an XMO on one of my bikes with a MegaAir because the later had grease ports and 24mm more travel. XMO's were not cheap originally either. They were $350US forks when new. Never had any duability problems after using one for 2 years and the only hard part of servicing is remove the cartridges to adjust the damping. Make sure if you buy a used one to get the tool for the air vales if possible, the manual, and the extra rebound jets (forks came new with med jets installed and the tool and the slow and fast jets in a bag).tmaybee said:How does the XMO perform compared to the MegaAir? Are they as durable and easily servicable?