X-Fusion Reviews and News


10 hot new suspension products for 2017


Mountain bike suspension continues to get better and better. Check out some of the latest developments from BOS, Cane Creek, Fox, RockShox, and more.

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Five new (and cool) dropper posts


In the hunt for a new dropper post? Here are five new options from some of the best in the business.

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X-Fusion McQueen Plus fork review


The new McQueen fork from X-Fusion retails for roughly 20% less than it’s competitors. So how does it compare?

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Project Alloy trail bike


For the same money, should you go for a carbon frame with a budget build kit or an alloy frame with a higher end spec?

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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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DRD XFI's JD Swanguen selected to Pan American Champs!


DRD X-Fusion Intense is proud to announce that factory rider JD Swanguen has been selected to represent the United states in the 2011 Pan American MTB Championships this coming April in Columbia! A piece from USA Cycling’s press release… Colorado Springs, Colo. (March 10, 2011) –USA Cycling announced today the 26 athletes that will represent […]

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X Gon Give It To Ya Teaser!


Video Teaser:  X Gon Give It To Ya This shredumentary follows a group of X-Fusion sponsored riders/employees as they pack up their gear and head south for a week of nonstop riding in Southern California.  Their mission was to put the entire X-Fusion line to the test and have a damn good time doing it. […]

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JD Swanguen (DRD X-fusion Intense) en Colombia Video Series


With one week to spare, I got a last minute phone call from my good friend Sergio over at Troy Lee Designs. He told me about this opportunity to do a urban DH race in Colombia. I was hyped and immediately started packing my stuff, I was off to Colombia! I was greeted by Cycle […]

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DRD X-Fusion Announces Factory Team Roster & Intense Cycles as Official Frame Supplier


DRD X-Fusion Announces Factory Team Roster & Intense Cycles as Official Frame Supplier Escondido, California – Dean Racing Development (DRD) and X-Fusion suspension is proud to announce its factory mountain bike race team, as well as its continued relationship with Intense Cycles, as the team’s official frame supplier, for the 2011 season.  The ‘X-Fusion Intense’ […]

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X-Fusion Now Calls Santa Cruz Home


X-Fusion is very excited to announce the recent move out of Silicon Valley, where we have run our USA Sales, Service, and Marketing operations for the last 4 years to a brand new R&D facility in Santa Cruz, CA. The move from the South Bay to Santa Cruz’s cycling enthused community marks a major step […]

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Renegade Cycle Solutions


Ladysmith, BC – Renegade Cycle Solutions (R.C.S.) the Canadian distributor for X-Fusion Shox, is proud to announce the signing of 22 year old Justin Wyper for the 2011 season. Although Justin has only been competing for 3 years he is already ranked 25th by the Freeride Mountain Bike Association, including a 4th place finish at […]

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Dean Racing Development & X-Fusion Race Teams Merge in 2011!


Escondido, California – Dean Racing Development (DRD) is proud to announce the alliance of it’s professional mountain bike team with the factory X-Fusion race team for the 2011 season!  Two of the nation’s elite mountain race programs have dedicated their resources to produce a domestic cycling powerhouse. “I’m ecstatic to have the opportunity to work […]

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X-Fusion Hilo Seat Posts Now Available!


The greatly anticipated Hilo adjustable seat posts are now available and shipping out to riders everywhere.  Make sure to get yours today! Remember riding your bike before clip-less pedals? Before suspension even existed? How about before disk brakes? Would you want to go back to any of that? Well that’s how everybody feels about suspension […]

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Jack Fogelquist with X-Fusion on his Banshee Rampant


X-Fusion recently picked up a a fresh new rider, Jack Fogelquist. This 18 year old is already making a name for himself through his web videos and consistent results in FMB competition. After a few weeks on X-Fusion Suspension things are going very well. Jack has thrown down top 10 results at both Crankworx Colorado […]

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Jack Fogelquist Becomes X-Fusion Athlete


Jack Fogelquist becomes X-Fusion Athlete Jack Fogelquist is the newest addition to the X-Fusion team!  X-Fusion is absolutely thrilled to bring Fogel aboard the freeride program. He displays everything that a rider should to help build the X-Fusion brand and more. Fogel has an unbelievable amount of talent on the bicycle and also produces his […]

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X-Fusion at the PRO GRT


Here’s a quick video put together by Theo Dilworth from All Out Productions. Theo was hanging with the ODI X-Fusion team relaxing while at Northstar before getting some rider section footage the following week. He was kind enough to throw together this short of X-Fusion riders on the Pro GRT course. To follow ODI X-Fusion […]

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X-Fusion Twenty11 New Rear Shocks


X-Fusion Official Release 2011 SHOCK LINE 2011 represents an entirely new rear shock line from X-Fusion. We have taken what we have learned over the last 10 years and spent countless hours with our Engineers, athletes and ETP (Elite Test Program) riders. From concept sketches, to early prototypes, through extensive pre-production lab and field-testing we […]

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Killswitch Suspension Video


The Killswitch will be here in 1 Week! A closer look at the custom tuned RCX that the Killswitch will be spec’d with while Adam Hauck and Carter Holland put the bikes to work. Features: Black Market Killswitch Frame Hand Built From 6061 T6 Aluminum, 100mm Travel Via Hammer Link Technology (HLT) Black Market Cartridge […]

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X-Fusion Renews partnership with Ontario Cup DH and Super D racing in a big way!


Sirbikealot Racing is pleased to announce that X-Fusion is renewing its partnership with Canada’s largest DH and Super D race series, the Ontario Cup. X-Fusion will be giving away a Vector HLR rear shock (with new OWC technology that allows you to adjust low speed compression without affecting high speed compression and vice versa) at […]

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X-Fusion Proudly Launches the Vengeance fork line


For Immediate Release: After much anticipation, the long awaited Vengeance is finally here. The Vengeance fork line has lead the way for X-Fusion’s commitment to high quality suspension products. Over the last few years the Vengeance has been brutally tested and refined with help from our diverse group of athletes and experienced engineering team. We […]

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ODI and X Fusion Racing Programs Have Agreed To Form As One


ODI / X-Fusion Team Press Release. This alliance of the ODI and X Fusion Racing has developed both programs into one well founded squad. Team ODI X Fusion is proud to announce their team line up for 2010. The roster will include Sean “Griz” McClendon, Brad Oien, JD Swanguen and Ryan Condrashoff, who will be […]

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X Fusion Shox's Ryan Condrashoff Welcomes the New Year


For Immediate Release: Update from Condro, “I am glad 2009 is wrapped up. After breaking my collarbone at the Open and discovering my left wrist would require surgery, my racing season was concluded. It has been a long road of recovery that started on May 25th and once my collarbone healed, I went under the […]

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X-Fusion is proud to announce the signing of Tyler McCaul


X-Fusion is proud to announce the signing of Tyler McCaul to our 2010 roster. Tyler continues to build his name in mountain biking excelling in Slopestyle and DJ contests, but still has the ability to race gravity events at the elite level. We at X-Fusion feel that he is a great ambassador for our brand […]

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2009 X-Fusion Side Flight Championships – Venue Change


Due to the fact that the Side Flight Champs has had an explosion of hype and exposure we were forced to take it to the next level. We no longer will be holding it at the Pine Valley Jumps, but now we will have custom jumps built for us at San Diego Offroad Park. These […]

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Anthony Trujillo Joins X-Fusion Staff


For Immediate Release: X-Fusion is proud to announce the newest member of its Team, Anthony Trujillo. He will take on the role as Engineering & Product Manager. Anthony joins the X-Fusion Team with over 11 years of suspension component engineering experience. Having spent over 9 years at FOX Racing Shox, he brought to market such […]

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X-Fusion / Intense Roadtrip'n in Europe


After Ryan Condrashoff was injured at the US Open, Kieran set off to Europe as the only rider for X-Fusion/ Intense. He had a few rough weekends, which shows just how tough racing DH at the international level can be. We are glad he is staying healthy and is able to travel to Maribor to […]

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