- Anyone running X Fusion Slant?
Yes, they are stiffer than revs without doubt. I run mine sagged a bit more than recommended too. Small bump is great straight out of the box, looking forward to seeing what they’re like run in, and I haven’t found the bottom yet. Rebound damping is well adjustable, still finding the right setting to go with the RP23, but the whole bike and setup is new anyway.Posted 4 years ago
I’m running them on my Dialled Alpine which I use for a bit of everything, but certainly favour the more steep and rough side of what people usually ride on a hardtail. In short they get a bit of a hammering.
Depending on the terrain, I find I need to run the recommended pressures or even a bit higher to give enough support. This does affect the small bump compliance but not intolerably so. Damping wise I’d put them on a par with an RLT Rev. I’m not convinced the “mid valve” is doing a lot for me, but I’m 95kg’s. Lighter guys may find it helps keep the fork up.
I have got the air pressure right (15 psi less than recommended).
I can’t imagine running the pressure so low, even at 10 psi below recommended I can bottom the thing out just by pressing down on the front end.
Stiffness wise they are lots better than Revs. In my opinion you’d not be far wrong to think of them as a beefed up RLT Rev. I’m pretty happy with them overall, but can’t help but wonder if the Pikes would have been worth the extra. Maybe I’m just fussy though!Posted 4 years agomikeepMember
I went from revs to Slants on my Mojo HD. Took them to the Apls for two weeks of battering and they were great.
Really stiff coming from revs and tracked excellently. I run about 5psi below recommendation. They are quite long to check the axle to crown against the revs.
I did consider Pikes at the time but wasn’t sure about their bladder damper plus I couldn’t get them in time for the alp trip.
Never tried Pikes but I’m very happy with the slants – Buy ’em 🙂Posted 4 years ago
I’m looking at getting some of these this week, I’m just curious whether they suffer for lack of compression damping. I’ve considered getting the new pikes but would I notice the difference in the real world for the sake of 200 quid? I’m no pro racer, just a guy with a bike that likes to point it downhill.Posted 4 years agoSpeshpaulSubscriber
they are a great fork for the money, in fact the price does not reflect what you are getting for your money.Posted 4 years ago
the Xfusions tend to be a little on the harsh side in the first part of the travel. Most people tend to run them with a little less air in them. I’ve had the compression tuned a little by JTech, which has ironed out the issue and was a cheap fix.
I’m well chuffed. I’d buy another pair tomorrow.
For me they could do with a little more compression damping, not less. I wouldn’t agree that they are harsh in the first part of their travel. At recommended pressure mine are very plush. I just get through the travel a bit more easily than I’d like. I’d like them to be a little less linear/more progressive. I guess this is personal preference since my view seems to be at odds with the majority. All said though, still a great fork.Posted 4 years ago
For me they could do with a little more compression damping, not less. I wouldn’t agree that they are harsh in the first part of their travel. At recommended pressure mine are very plush. I just get through the travel a bit more easily than I’d like. I’d like them to be a little less linear/more progressive. I guess this is personal preference since my view seems to be at odds with the majority. All said though, still a great fork.
I guess this depends so much on weight and riding style and what terrain that its hard to be perfect for everyone.Posted 4 years ago
I suppose thats why you pay more for something with high and low speed compression adjust like the pikes.
Not sure if its frowned upon to put prices on here for people but it was below the RRP put it that way. And yes that includes a compression adjustment for my weight. Bit more waiting obviously but he’s a really nice chap and responds incredibly quickly to emails! Gets my vote so far 8)Posted 4 years agogravityfreakMember
If you are bottoming your fork out easily it’s an easy fix; simply add oil to your air chamber (there is already oil there so this is a safe thing to do).
An easy way to do this is by removing the valve core of the air valve and using a syringe to squirt oil in(or remove oil if you overdo it). Oil weight isn’t important – so 5 / 7.5 / 10 weight fork oil is fine. Start with adding 10ml. Reduce your fork pressure to that recommended for your weight and try it out. If it is impossible to bottom – remove a few ml of oil (can turn your bike upside down and let a small amount of oil drain from the valve using a small screw driver etc to depress the valve core). Alternatively, leave the (extra) oil volume alone and try a lower air pressure. Doing this will allow you to run more sag while still preventing harsh bottom out. I’ve done the above and it works perfectly and uses the same principle as the rubber inserts RS Pike uses to reduce volume.
If you desire more compression damping – an easy fix is to use a heavier weight oil in your damper. Not sure what stock is but I think 7.5. With the massive range of rebound damping available you have nothing to worry about in having too much rebound damping as a result.Posted 4 years ago
Cheers for all the replies – I’ve got a couple of questions for owners of the Slant…
How do they sit in their travel? Compared to Rockshox, which I find fun 10-15mm less than their available travel, do to the negative air spring.
What I’m interested in is how long they’re going to actually be A2C when on the bike, sagged.
As I’m running a 150 Rev at the moment, but will sit at about 140. Plus this is a straight steerer, so I have an internal cup. With the slant it would be 10mm more travel, plus the external cup, plus a bit more A2C overall, plus what the sag is like.
So… it may mean that I lower them to 140, so that I end up with a similar HA and front end height to what I have with the Rev.
Anyone help chaps 🙂
RicksPosted 4 years ago
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