X-Fusion Reviews and News


Seven exciting dropper posts from Eurobike 2016

The trend in dropper posts appears headed in two directions — high tech or simple tech. Read on to find out which manufactures are choosing which route and why.

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New suspension products from the Sea Otter pits

Here’s all the new suspension stuff we discovered on our whirlwind tour of the Sea Otter Pits last week.

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X-Fusion presents 40 Years of #55 Brian Lopes – Video

Check out this video retrospective on Brian Lopes, a true pioneer of the sport of mountain biking. 40 years is a long time – view some photos of Brian flying the number 55 plate even as a young BMX racer.

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Best new mountain bike components of 2015

Find out what made of our list of best new components from 2015. We think you might be surprised.

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X-Fusion Interbike 2015

X-Fusion releases new production version of the 160mm travel inverted Revel, introduces new Roughcut HLR damper throughout the line, and launches new air can.

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How-to: Taking mountain bike selfies like a boss

Trials ace and media maven Jeff Lenosky lets us in on his tips for taking better trail selfies.

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How-to: Jeff Lenosky shows us how to ride up steep inclines

Jeff Lenosky’s monthly how-to column focuses on proper technique for conquering steep inclines.

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X-Fusion Interbike 2014

X-Fusion introduces the Streat, a new 32-stanchion XC/trail fork, and the Stage, their new enduro-specific shock.

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Ultimate Base Camp: Santa Cruz mountain bike destination guide

Yep, we’re spoiled. Living near Santa Cruz, Calif. gives us access to nearly year-round awesome mountain biking. Check out our destination guide, then start planning your trip to come see us. You’re welcome.

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How-to: The skinny on riding skinnies according to Jeff Lenosky

In this month’s episode, mountain bike legend Jeff Lenosky gives us some tips on how to keep our balance and ride skinnies.

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How-to: Trials ace Jeff Lenosky shows you how to ‘punch’ trail obstacles

In his first Mtbr column, mountain bike legend Jeff Lenosky shows us how to the “front touch” or “punch”—a move that makes riding over trail obstacles faster and more fun.

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Video: A retrospective of new Mtbr how-to contributor Jeff Lenosky

Tomorrow, Mtbr launches our first “how-to” with mountain bike legend Jeff Lenosky—today we take a look at his awesome mountain bike filmography.

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After Otter: Final round of Sea Otter gems

Here we bring you a few more gems from the great consumer tradeshow of the US known as Sea Otter. The pro racing events have dwindled but the cool products being introduced and displayed make the event so worthwhile.

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First Look: X-Fusion Hilo SL Strate seatpost

X-Fusion has added an internally-routed version of the popular Hilo adjustable seatpost to their product line…we take a First Look here.

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X-Fusion Interbike 2013

John Hauer from X-Fusion shows us the new 2014 Metric, RV1, and Revel HLR forks, as well as the advancements and improvements on their 34 line, that includes the Sweep, Slant and Trace.

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X-Fusion 2014 RV1 Downhill and Metric Freeride Forks

John Hauer and superstar rider Richie Schley from X-Fusion show us the new highly anticipated 2014 RV1 downhill and the Metric freeride forks.

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Sneak Peek: X-Fusion Hilo SL Dropper Post

Mtbr went on a field trip this week and we broke in to the X-Fusion headquarters to see some new product. We stealthily snuck in through the back door to get the scoop before the Sea Otter wave of product introductions begin. Here’s the new Mtbr contributing editor Don Palermini taking the lead. Unfortunately, our […]

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X-Fusion Interbike Booth

John Hauer discusses the new products for 2013 including the Slant RL2 34mm for 650B and 26″ and the brand new Trace RL2 with Uni-Crown 29er forks, the Microlite RL rear shock and the superlight Hilo SL

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X-Fusion 2013 Product Line – New Forks, Shocks, Seatpost

X-Fusion Shox is just one of the many great members of the bike industry local to us here at MTBR. Based out of Santa Cruz California since 1999, they just recently expanded into a new facility with great access to trails for R&D so I was excited to join them for the launch of their […]

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Video: A Day In Laguna with Brian Lopes

Just got this video in from the guys at X-Fusion. Brian Lopes gives us an update from his crib in Laguna Beach. We gotta say, the way Brian matches his jersey with his bike so perfectly is amazing (and the riding shots are pretty cool, too.) Not too sure about his choice of calendars, though. […]

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X-Fusion Signs Multi-Time World Champ Anne-Caroline Chausson

X-Fusion is pleased to announce the signing of 19-time World Champion Anne-Caroline Chausson. Chausson has been the most dominant female mountain biker in history, with an overwhelming 55 World Cup victories. Her talents are also not limited to 26-inch wheels. In 2008, she became the first female athlete to win an Olympic Gold Medal in […]

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X-Fusion Signs Multi-Time World Champ Brian Lopes

X-Fusion is pleased to announce the signing of 4-time World Champion Brian Lopes. A Mountain Bike and BMX Hall of Fame member, Lopes professional cycling career

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X-Fusion Announces 2012 Slopestyle Athletes

Andrew Taylor, Jack Fogelquist and Tyler McCaul will continue through 2012 riding X-Fusion suspension. This trio of slopestyle personalities offers more than just fresh web edits and big time local contests. All three riders live within pedaling distance of the X-Fusion US headquarters in Santa Cruz, CA. The unique ability to work closely with riders […]

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X-Fusion Hilo 100 Review

At the end of last year, the suspension company X-Fusion released their new 100mm-travel adjustable seatpost called the HILO or HIgh-LOw. The hydraulic seatpost is infinitely adjustable in its 100 mm range, and can be set up to be either cable actuated from a remote on the handlebar or from a lever under the seat. […]

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Upgrade lands X-Fusion suspension for the UK

X-Fusion was established in 1999, rear shocks were chosen as the first product area to develop, a sector that X-Fusion knew they could make great improvements to with benefits for the heart of any full suspension bike. With a proven track record of performance and reliability the product line moved into a range of suspension […]

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