taipei 2016 x fusion plus suspension fork revel x inverted

It may have made its debut to the world of NAHBS, but X-Fusion officially took the wraps off the new McQueen in Taipei. Adding to the growing number of suspension forks that fall into the 27.5 plus/29″ category, the McQueen builds on their 34mm chassis. Along with McQueen, X-Fusion is adding a new version of their Rough Cut bladder damper, and the Revel X is one step closer to delivery…

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Keeping with the 34mm chassis, McQueen is said to have the same stiffness thanks to a beefed up fork crown compared to the other models. Tire clearance is said to accommodate 27.5 x 3.2″ tires and most 29″ non plus tires.

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Otherwise it uses the same damper and air spring configuration with the Rough Cut HLR or RL2 options. With a claimed weight of 5 lbs/2267g, the fork will be available in 100, 120, and 140mm travel configurations with a 46mm offset, tapered steerer, and post mount brakes. Keeping the legs together is their LockX 15mm QR TA in 110mm spacing. Pricing should be in line with the Sweep which would put it around $600, and it should be hitting shops in May.

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Now on its third redesign, the Revel X is closer still to production. Said to be in the final version here, the fork has gone from bolt on dropouts to non, and now back to bolt on dropouts which X-Fusion says is to allow the keys to line up. When available, the fork should run $999.

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Slotting in below the Rough Cut HLR, the new RCP damper is a three position platform adjustable bladder cartridge. The idea is to make tuning easier with low speed and 3 high speed compression settings and will be an option on certain forks moving forward.

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8 comments

    • J N H on

      No, it’s the standard 20x110mm axle for normal 20mm hubs. X-fusion have been very sensible in that regard and looked for other, better ways to make the fork stiff.

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  1. bearCol on

    Flatbiller: the Revel uses the original front hub standard of 110×20. Nothing special needed.

    Since 110 is coming back in the name of boost only with a 15mm instead of 20mm, maybe they’ll start calling the 15 year old 110×20 standard boost plus!

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  2. Chase on

    At the rate XFusion R&D works ,Marzocchi will have their USD Shiver back in production before the Revel is released. Seriously, I tried to get one 3 years ago and back then they said 2 months out.

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    • Daan Handgraaf on

      I got in contact with X/fusion Taiwan Iron Stable on facebook and they can deliver.

      They replyed to my.. we are X-Fusion distributor in Taiwan. We already have Revel in stock and sold some of them to Korea, Brunei and Hong Kong. The retail price is 990 USD, shipping excluded. Let me know your city and then we can estimate the shipping cost. PayPal is acceptable!

      In the netherlands they are delivering in 6 to 8 weeks. For now only the 27.5 but hopefuly also the 29`

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