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IB14: New X-Fusion Streat Fork Offers Budget 27.5″ Performance, Plus New Stage RLX Inline Shock

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X-Fusion Streat Fork

Over the past two years X-Fusion has been upping their game in the realm of high performance suspension, but they haven’t forgotten the entry level market in the process.

The new Streat fork builds on the success of the outgoing Velvet model by utilizing a dedicated crown for 27.5″ models that has a 51mm offset, but still makes use of the Rl2 damper found in the former model. This allows the fork to have up to 140mm of travel. The Velvet by comparison could only accommodate a 27.5 wheel if the travel had been reduced internally.

The weight is approximately 3.8 lbs (1724 g) and the fork will be available with a  15 thru axle or a 9mm QR. They’ll even have a version available with a straight steer tube.

X-Fusion Stage RLX compared to O2 Shock

On the Enduro side of the scene, X-Fusion has developed the Stage RLX. This shock offers the performance benefits of the Vector series without the piggy back (and accompanying weight penalty).

Compared to the O2 shock (pictured left), you can see that the new Stage has a much larger air canister.

X-Fusion Stage RLX Shock Details

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The shock will be available in three different sizes and claimed weight is 310 g.


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