- X Fusion Velvet RL2 2013
Just got a pair in 120mm guise on new Soul. Only had 2 rides so far and bought them after a mate went for the 29’er Slide, which is much the same. First impressions : well built, nice finish, very tight (they do say that they take 30 hrs to free up as seals have tight tolerance) , good rebound adjust. I am running them about 20psi below reccomended at the moment, and am pretty pleased with them. Mate reckons after 10 rides they get better and better and tbh they are good out the box, so pleased with purchasePosted 4 years agojesSubscriber
Just got the 2013 140mm DLA version for the HT.
Not been that impressed with any of the RS forks I’ve had compared Fox’s but didn’t want to spend Fox money on a HT, so thought I would try a pair of these.
Only three rides in at present but pretty pleased so far.Posted 4 years ago
They are light, with reasonable stiffness and I really like syntace X-15 over the RS 20 mm axle.
Pretty plush out of the box, air pressure was set at the top end of the stated range but in theory is correct my weight, feels a bit soft to how I normally run forks but I haven’t bottomed them out yet, will see how they fair when I start running them a bit harder.
There is no compression damping adjustment, but they do have a lockout switch.
The rebound was set to the max slow position when received and needed tweaking to about the mid point, the DLA version has a two height position adjustment.
Also appreciate the brake cable clamp (as per Fox) over the RS option of a cable tie bodge.
Based on my first impressions with the Velvets I am very interested to see how a pair of Vengeance compare to a set of 36’s.HairyMember
Just bought a 2013 Velvet RL2 this morning …. looking forward to using this fork on my On-One Summer Season 🙂
Posted 4 years ago
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