Interbike 2011: X-Fusion's New Goodies


News & Reviews
Jun 26, 2009

We ran through the 2012 X-Fusion line up at Interbike, here's the lowdown on the modified dropper post, the 170mm Vengeance series fork and the all-new DH air shock.

X-Fusion's big news for 2012 is the introduction of a DH specific air shock. The Vector Air HLR weighs 450 grams and has all the adjustability of the coil shock.

The walls of the Vector air are bored out, providing 40% more cooling surface so the shock will last for long runs, like top-to-bottom Garbo laps!

The O2 RC2X fills the XC/AM category, with updated rebound/compression tuning, a new chassis and new seal designs.

The Vector RC is the price point DH shock weighing the same as the HLR at 408 grams, but with less adjustability.

Check Valve System in place on the HLR for compression and rebound isolation.

The Velvet is back for 2012 at 140mm and 1812 grams.

Syntace 15mm axles on the Velvet series are optional.

The Slide 29 is just what it sounds like; a fork for 29ers. Tapered head tube and 80/100/120mm options.

The Vengeance RC has internal travel adjust, as does the rest of the line. and weighs 2240 grams.

The entire Vengeance line is available in either black or white.

The top of the line Vengeance HLR is X-Fusion's flagship fork for 2012.

The HILO dropper post gets 45 grams lighter this year, and comes in either 125 or 100mm options.