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More Öhlins Shock Models Plus Fox 40, Boxxer Cartridges Spotted at X1 Racing Suspension

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Öhlins certainly has an interesting marketing strategy as they enter the mountain bike market. First, it looked as if Specialized was going to have an exclusive on the shocks starting with the 2014 Enduro Expert Evo and Demo 8.  Shortly after that announcement, the Andreani Group released information via Facebook that listed shock sizes that would fit a number of bicycles other than Specialized. As an Italian distributor for Öhlins, there was some speculation that the Andreani Group could only sell the products throughout Italy.

Now, Öhlins suspension products for mountain bikes have surfaced from yet another company – this time in France. Not only that, but there are more bikes that have been added to the compatibility list as well as the new fork cartridges for Fox 40 and Rockshox Boxxer forks. In addition to acting as a full service suspension repair and tuning outfit, X1 Racing Suspension also sells a full line of suspension products which includes their newest partnership with Öhlins as an official distribution and service center. By the looks of things on X1’s Facebook page, numerous Öhlins shocks and fork cartridges are currently in stock.

What bikes will the new shocks fit? Details next…

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All photos c. X1 Racing suspension

Along with the shocks, X1 Racing is also offering the Öhlins fork cartridges for the Fox 40 and Rockshox Boxxer. Listed as a pressurized cartridge with a 22mm piston, the units offer two separate channels of adjustment (likely meaning low and high speed compression) plus customizable valving. Also first spotted on a Specialized Demo, it appears the question of whether the cartridges will be sold separately has been answered.

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While many of the bikes were on the original compatibility list from the Andreani Group, an additional 10 bikes have been added including the Santa Cruz Nomad (2013-14), Evil, Mondraker, Nukeproof, and more. If you’re drooling on your keyboard and can’t wait to get one of these bad boys on your ride, don’t expect them to come cheap. The (now expired) introductory offer was for a TTX22 shock plus a titanium spring for €950 (about $1119). The current price according to the website after December 31 jumps up to €1,076 ($1268) with the shock only (no spring) selling for €816 ($961) and the TTX22 spring only offered for €75 ($88).

For more details email ohlinsmtb@x1-racing-suspension.com.

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Thanks to Chris for the tip!

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Jeff @ Ohlins
Jeff @ Ohlins
9 years ago

It might be worth nothing that (within the United States) Öhlins MTB shocks are only available for the Demo and Enduro Evo. In addition, these can only be sourced through the Specialized dealer network.
Italy, France and Japan are currently test markets for other Öhlins MTB products. However, those products are NOT available for purchase outside of Italy, France and Japan.

Steve @ his desk
Steve @ his desk
9 years ago

Jeff, are there any plans on developing another air shock? If so, take my money. Now.

satisFACTORYrider
satisFACTORYrider
9 years ago

damn. get knolly on that list by the time summer in france. pls and thank you.

dukmon
dukmon
9 years ago

Does this Jeff @ Ohlins guy have a snazzy beard?? A concerned Batson would like to know…..

Allan Bcekett
Allan Bcekett
9 years ago

Hi there.

Are there any plans to offer a Ohlins upgrade for the Fox 34 or 32?

Thanks

Allan

Nick bradley
Nick bradley
9 years ago

Hi,

Would you know if the ohlins rear shock will be made for the Orange 322 2014?

Many thanks

Nick

Sam
Sam
9 years ago

Any news of an Ohlins cartridge kit for fox 36??

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