DT swiss xmm twin shot forks?
Its reduced by a third.
I would highly recommend the forks, really good fun, I found them easy to tune too.
The travel drop is great however there isn’t much in the form of travel when in the travel drop position (maybe 10-20mm).
When the fork is locked out it is stiff as anything, a great fork by my rekoning.Posted 4 years ago
I’ve got some and am very happy with the performance although they’ve just had a faulty damper changed which took the shine off a bit. Saying that, it was covered by the warrenty after owning them for 23 months 😉
The travel ‘drop’ isn’t like Talas, think of it like a two stage lockout more then travel reduction. Only time I use it is up hill on smoothish tracks.Posted 4 years agotomfunSubscriber
1 dial with three positions.
Position 1 is full travel
Position 2 is reduced travel (travel is reduced by 1/3rd and only a very small amount of actual bounce in the fork)
Position 3 is full lock out and is as stiffas anything!
I forget if you can fully lockout at only full travel or reduced travel as well as my lock out has not worked for the last few months. They are currently en route from TF tuned after having a new damper fitted. A common problem apparently.Posted 4 years agonikkMember
On my 120mm 29ers, options are:
Fully open 120mm travel.
Fully locked out at 120mm (no movement at all)
Partial lockout at about 88mm (very highly damped)
Full lockout at 88mm.
Thats with 3 position leaver. Open / partial / lock.
Happy with forks so far. Very expensive (carbon crown / steerer version, 15mm axle) but worth it so far. Takes a while to run in, manual says 20 hours, I reckon that is 20 full hours of rough riding, not 20 mixed hours.Posted 4 years agofizzicistMember
I’ve got these and they’re a great fork except for:
There’s no damping to speak of in reduced travel mode. Fine for road climbs but I like an adjustable fork I can run in short travel most of the time and then extend for big descents.
Mine needed a warranty rebuild after 18 hours when the travel reduction failed.
150 hours or so later the seals have failed and they piss oil everywhere now.
Other than that they’re fine.Posted 4 years ago
What do you mean by 2 stage lockout? And not like talas for travel reduction?
Answered above really. The travel reduction is simply for the partial lockout, not like Talas that have 3 different travel settings. Saying that, I only ever used to drop the travel on my old 36 Talas for going uphill so the XMM’s perform the same job. I think you used to be able to get DT’s that had proper travel reduction but they were not the Twin Shot forks. They were the ones based more closely to the Pace design. Not sure if you can still buy them but reference is made in my owners manual.
In my opinion the DT’s are at least as good, if not better then the Fox forks I’ve had and I prefer them to the RS Revs I had for a while. I don’t think they’re any more or less reliable then any others TBH. All modern forks seem to be made of mince. 🙄Posted 4 years agonikkMember
Nah, the seals would though.
In my opinion the DT’s are at least as good, if not better then the Fox forks I’ve had and I prefer them to the RS Revs I had for a while. I don’t think they’re any more or less reliable then any others TBH. All modern forks seem to be made of mince
I think the striving for lightweight along with the tight tolerances needed means the possibility for small manufacturing errors to cause problems is high in mountain bike suspension systems, especially given the rough use they get. My own experience with Cannondale Headshoks confirms this – the bike had to go back THREE times before I got a fork that held air and didn’t pish oil… but then they were very reliable for many years. Reading about all other brands of forks, I think the same thing happens. If you total up the forum complaints, you wouldn’t buy any suspension fork ever.Posted 4 years ago
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