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XMM 100 29 / XMM 120 29
Also new to the 29er family is the XMM 100 / 120 with 100mm or 120mm of convertible travel. The XMM 100 or XMM 120 is a light fork for fast cross mountain riding. The high-end version leaves nothing to be desired: twin shot damping system, remote control, tapered carbon steerer with carbon crown, all that at a weight of just under 1.520 gram.

Thoughts => Another 29er Sea Otter sighting, with the stiff Torsion-Box Magnesium arch, carbon steerer and Twin Shot damping technology

- Crown/steerer: 1.5 Tapered / High-Modulus UD-Carbon
- Uppers: 32mm Aluminium
- Lowers: Torsion-Box Magnesium
- Damping: Twin Shot Damping System featuring three ride settings: open, climbed or lockout, available with or without remote control; travel management
- Spring: ABS air spring
- Alternative models with 9mm or 15mm drop-out, 1 1/8 steerer or aluminum crown will also be available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

XMM 150
The XMM 150 is a very light and stiff magnesium fork with 150mm travel. For 2012 the fork will be available with the twin shot damping system for the first time. The weight of the top version is just under 1.570 gram, the specs are twin-shot damping system, remote, tapered carbon steerer with carbon crown.

Thoughts => Better pricing using Al/Mg. Stiff Torsion-Box Magnesium arch, carbon steerer and Twin Shot damping technology, and 150mm travel! Can’t wait to test this baby!

- Crown/steerer: 1.5 Tapered / High-Modulus UD-Carbon
- Uppers: 32mm Aluminium
- Lowers: Torsion-Box Magnesium
- Damping: Twin Shot Damping System featuring three ride settings: open, climbed or lockout, available with or without remote control; travel management
- Spring: ABS air spring
- Alternative models with 9mm or 15mm drop-out, 1 1/8 steerer or aluminum crown will also be available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 212
Light shock for cross mountain riding. Adjustable rebound and lockout. Sherical ball joints for zero sideloads on the shock. ABS spring system for a optimal setup.

- Eye-to-eye x travel in mm: 165 x 37.5 / 190 x 50 / 200 x 50 / 200 x 55
- Spring system: ABS
- Damping: HS & LS Rebound, HS & LS Compression, Lockout
- Adjustments: Rebound, Compression Lockout
- Mounting System: Ball joint
- Standard hardware sizes: 22.2 / 25.4 x 6 / 8
- Weight: 198 gram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the author: Brian Mullin

Brian has been part of the Mtbr team since 2007, where he has become an integral member of the review and test staff, specializing in technical articles. He likes to push the limits in all the sports he obsesses in, whether it's mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, extreme skiing, or sport climbing. He takes those same strengths and a good dose of insanity to his reviewing and writing on mountain biking products, creating technical, in-depth and hyperbolic articles. Whenever he's not on the bike, he might be found watching MotoGP racing, otherwise look for him out on extremely technical singletrack.


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