X-Fusion has just announced they’ll be offering women’s specific suspension tunes for both new and existing products. As in, you can order a fork or shock pre-tuned or send your current X-Fusion bouncer in for a complete overhaul and retune.
“Offering women’s tune suspension might sound like a marketing ploy,” says XF USA General Manager Joel Smith. “But each time I built a bike for my wife, we spent more time tuning new suspension for her than actually building the bike. There is a definitive need for this type of service .”
New forks can be custom tuned for $50 if requested at the time of purchase. Older models will get a full fork service and the new suspension tune for $120, so your fork will essentially be like new. The same prices apply for their 02 shock, but Vector models are $50 for a new shock and $140 for an older model due to the complexity of the service for these models.
X-Fusion USA also has a database of different bike models, providing the baseline for tuning for suspension fork or shock. From there, the fine tuning is done based on rider weight, size and style. Each unit will be hand serviced and tuned by R&D technician Mike Davis, who spent 3 years tuning suspension on the National Circuit and 3 years in house at X-Fusion.
UPDATE: As we suspected but was missing from the original email to us, there’s more to it than just making some tweaks to the air pressure. Here’s what happens inside X-Fusion’s shop:
- Forks: Custom air volume, rebound shims, compression shims and special oil.
- Shocks: Custom rebound shims, compression shims and special oil.