Interbike 2009 – X Fusion 2010 Forks and Shocks

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INTERBIKE 2009X Fusion has added two new forks and three new shocks to their existing line of mountain bike suspension. New for 2010 are the Vengeance RC fork, above, Velvet RC fork, Vector HLR/ RC shocks, and the 02 RL shock.

The Vengeance RC is essentially the same as the existing Vengeance HLR fork, but only offers external adjustments for low speed compression. In creating the RC model, X Fusion was able to bring the MSRP down $100 from the HLR. It should be available December of ’09.

Vengeance RC specs and other shocks below…

Vengeance RC SPECS

  • 160mm of All Mountain travel
  • 36mm Stanchions
  • External Adjustment for Low Speed Compression
  • External Rebound
  • Aluminum Steerer and Stanchions
  • Machined Knobs with Wide Range of Adjustment
  • Sealed Cartridge for Reduced Weight & Maintenance
  • Air Sprung
  • 4.9 LBS
  • Colors: Gloss Black (Gloss White is an OEM option only)
  • MSRP $699.99

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Velvet RC

The new Velvet RC features an external lock out adjustment not used on the Velvet R and should be available March of 2010.

SPECS

  • 80,100,130mm of travel up to 120mm of travel for 650B
  • 32mm Stanchions
  • Lockout Adjustment
  • External Rebound Adjustment
  • Forged Hollow Crown
  • Magnesium Lower Leg
  • Sealed Cartridge Design
  • Air Spring System
  • Colors: Gloss Black and Gloss White
  • WEIGHT: 3.35 LBS
  • MSRP: $395

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Vector HLR

The Vector HLR is the all new top of the line coil shock providing high-low speed compression adjustment. The new OWC technology allows you to adjust low speed compression without affecting high speed compression and vice versa. The metal matrix material gives the body cap an extra weight saving advantage and is 12% stronger than the normal 6 series aluminum material. The Vector HLR was designed to help their racers get every advantage on the track and should be available to everyone around December of ’09.

SPECS

  • High Speed Compression Adjustment
  • Low Speed Compression Adjustment
  • Rebound Adjustment
  • Bottom Out Air Pressure Adjustment
  • Bottom Out Air Volume Adjustment
  • Spring Preload
  • Ultra Stiff Material Construction
  • Ti Spring Option
  • WEIGHT: 432g
  • MSRP $449.99

length/travel length/travel
200/57 mm 7.875/2.25 inch
215/63 mm 8.5/2.5 inch
222/69 mm 8.785/2.75 inch
240/76 mm 9.5/3.0 inch

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Vector RC

Also new is the Vector RC. Similar to the HLR, but only offering the low speed compression adjustment.

SPECS

  • Externally adjustable compression damping
  • Externally adjustable rebound damping
  • 12mm oversized shock shaft
  • Multi-Circuit damping
  • Adjustable spring pre-load
  • Newly designed rebound knob
  • Adjustable bottom-out air-pressure
  • Adjustable Bottom-out resistance
  • Ti-spring option
  • MSRP $349.99

length/travel    length/travel
200/57 mm    7.875/2.25 inch
215/63 mm    8.5/2.5 inch
222/69 mm    8.785/2.75 inch
240/76 mm    9.5/3.0 inch

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O2 RL

The 02 RL is designed with a remote lockout option. A remote lockout device can be bolted on to the shock using the two small bolts behind the lockout. Click on image for larger view.

SPECS

  • Firmness control (US PAT. 6279703)
  • Externally adjustable rebound damping
  • Linear air spring
  • Multi-Circuit damping
  • Nitrogen Charged IFP
  • Infinitely adjustable air spring
  • Remote control version available
  • Weight: 249g
  • MSRP $249.99

length/travel length/travel
165/38 mm 6.5/1.5 inch
190/51 mm 7.5/2.0 inch
200/56 mm 7.875/2.2 inch

Comments

Mark - 10/06/09 - 4:59pm

Finally some decent graphics from X-Fusion. I always heard good things about X-Fusion, but that old Velvet had cheesy “I-just-learned-Photoshop” graphics. Now the Vengeance fork and the coil shocks look sharp. Whoa.. the Velvet is 3.35 lbs?

Geir - 01/22/10 - 12:32pm

If 3.35 is true, i’ll get one. As far as I know that will be the lightest 130mm travel fork with lockout available!

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