If Ali G rode enduro…
You may remember that striking green DH fork from DVO a while back?
Well it seems like X-Fusion have upped the ante on that (and on Fox’s gold bits) with their latest prototype…
Only available in 27in and 29in, but it does have a 20mm axle! Link to PB story.
I remain suspicious of upside-down forks from a practical POV though, judging from the number of scars on the lowers of my forks vs their stanchions.Posted 4 years agoThe PinksterSubscriber
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It’ll just be the length – in theory, too long for the travel though given the pretty small difference between 26 and 27″ wheels, I doubt it’ll really be that critical.
The trail might also be slightly different, but TBH I’d be surprised if anyone noticed.Posted 4 years agomindmap3Member
I love those single crown Shivers. I’d do have a pair in my BFe if they didn’t fetch such high prices.
I loved my old dual crown Shivers. They weighed loads but looked ace and were the plushest forks I’ve ever had. Everyone used to rip the Mick out if me fir having them telling me how much they flexed etc but they felt loads nicer than their Boxxers.Posted 4 years agozerocoolMember
I loved my Single Crown Shivers, super plush 100mm and I know people complained that they twisted a bit (and weighed the same as a small moon) but personally i liked them. I think to many people put to much stock in frame, fork, component stiffness (obviously it is important to an extent), but if everything continues to be 25% stiffer than last years we’ll all be rattled to pieces. I seem to remember that Sunn used to build flex into their frames as when they tested super stiff frames they performed worse. Also why a lot of people prefer skinny steel tubes to fat Aluminium hardtails.
PS SC Shivers rocked (until the stantion protectors were destroyed and then they got damaged pretty fast). I think mine are still doing the rounds on a DJ bike somewhere and they were slightly twisted after a head on incident with a large pick up.Posted 4 years ago
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