David rides the highly adjustable Formula Selva R fork. Will he get tweak fatigue, or find his perfect setting for every trail?
A little under three years ago, I first rode Formula’s 35 fork. At the time, it was the best fork I’d ever ridden, and has remained a favourite. In particular, due to a small negative coil spring at the bottom of the air spring, it had exceptional small bump compliance, which translates into greater accuracy. Formula hasn’t slouched since, and the Selva R is an up to date, super-tunable air fork originally developed from the same internals as the 35.
- Fork: £1210.
- CTS valves: £48 individually, £183 for pack of all seven valves with tool.
- Weight: 1936g
The three most obvious changes to the design for the Formula Selva R, are: The negative spring is now an adjustable air spring rather than a coil spring, they’ve introduced more valves for their CTS compression damping system; and lastly, they’ve introduced foam Neopos volume spacers. If any of that’s baffling for you, don’t worry, we’ll get into it below.
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|Price:||Fork: £1210. CTS valves: £48 invidually, £183 for pack of all seven valves with tool.|
|Tested:||by David Hayward for 3 months|