X-Fusion Interbike 2014

Streat Series fork, Stage RLX shock and Hilo Strate seatpost

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

Video: X-Fusion’s new offerings from their 2015 line

X-fusion Shox Marketing Manager Clarke Dolton takes a brief break from Interbike 2014 to walk us through new offerings from their 2015 line.

X-Fusion Interbike 2014 Booth

New for 2015, the X-Fusion Streat is a 32-stanchion XC/trail fork with a dedicated crown for 27.5-inch bikes. The Streat uses a 51mm offset and accepts almost all tires sizes. Available with up to 140mm of travel, additional features include the LockX 15mm axle and RL2 dampening.

Based on the Vector series, the new Stage features an oversized damper and RLX, a 3-stage compression system with open, trail and climb settings. Offered with a 3 position handlebar-mounted compression adjust remote, this oversized shock is built for enduro racing and allows for better heat dispersion and increased oil flow for those longer, harder runs and bigger hits.

Revel update! Dolton tells us X-Fusion’s trail/all-mountain/enduro fork introduced to the public last year will be available to ship in December 2014.

Gallery: X-Fusion Streat Series fork, Stage RLX shock and Hilo Strate seatpost

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X-Fusion Hilo Strate Seatpost

XC/TRAIL/AM/END

The newest in the line of XF dropper posts, the Hilo Strate features a list of impressive features: light weight (530 grams), internal routing, two bolt head style saddle mount, and is available in 125 or 150mm travel versions. The Strate uses our multi-adjust BAT style lever, and is shifter cable activated which makes the installation job super simple. Sizes available are 30.9 and 31.6mm.

Features

  • Internal seat tube activation
  • Cable activation with BAT remote for easy set up
  • Double key-way design prevents lateral twisting
  • Wide range of seatpost angle adjustment
  • Two bolt style head
  • 125 or 150mm versions available
Specs
  • Travel: 125mm or 150mm
  • Weight: 530g
  • OD: 30.9mm / 31.6mm
  • Color: Black & Gold
  • Length: 422mm / 120mm, 447mm / 150mm
  • Insertion Depth: 422mm
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X-Fusion Streat Series Fork

Cross Country / Trail (26", 27.5")

The new STREAT series is our 32mm chassis, 27.5 specific, XC and Trail Fork. Having up to 140mm’s of travel, remote compatible or lever actuated lockout, and a dedicated crown offset, the Streat is all-day-every-day fork for those looking to move to a new wheel size. In addition to the performance features, the Streat is offered with either 1 1/8” or Tapered steer tube configurations and with either our X-15 tool-less axle system or industry standard 9mm.

Features

  • The RL2 damper has rebound damping adjustment and uses an on-off switch for lockout.
  • Remote Lock Out Capability
  • LockX 15mm Axle
  • Internal travel adjust is offered within all of our forks using a push-pin ladder system on the air-spring rod. Travel spacers can be used in some cases for even more custom travel settings.
  • Brake housing guides
  • Internally converted to 650b fork using an internal travel spacer
Specs
  • Weight: Aprox: 3.8 lbs / Grams: 1724 (9mm axle, 1 1/8th Steerer)
  • Wheel Size: 27.5 inch
  • Travel: 140mm, 120mm, 100mm
  • Stanchion: 32mm Aluminum
  • Spring: Air
  • Damper: RL2 Cartridge Damper w/ Mid Valve
  • Adjustments: Rebound, Lockout
  • Steerer: 1 1/8", Tapered
  • Axle: LockX 15mm, 9mm
  • Offset: 46mm
  • Axle to Crown: 519mm @ 140mm of travel
  • Offset: 46mm
  • Max Rotor Size: 180mm
  • Colors: Black or White (Tapered ST only)
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X-Fusion Stage RLX Shock

Trail / Enduro

New for 2105, the Stage is the inline answer to the proverbial “do I need a reservoir shock” question. Developed with X Fusion athlete Brian Lopes, the Stage features an oversized damper, borrowing technology from our Vector series damper design, as well as a remote capable 3-position compression adjustment that specifically meets the demands of enduro racing. These features without the bulk and fit issues normally associated with reservoir shocks make the Stage a sure winner.

Features

  • Oversized damper borrowing Vector series technology.
  • Seal designs and materials for optimized performance and increase durability
  • Large volume shock in an inline package
  • 3-position compression adjust (open, trail, climb)
  • Compression and rebound tunes for better small bump sensitivity and maximum efficiency.
  • Optional 5-Piece mounting hardware system offers superior strength, reduced drag, and ensures longer bushing life
  • Sized eyelet bushings ensure a smooth and consistent mounting system straight from the factory
Specs
  • Sizes: 200/57, 200/63, 222/69
  • Weight: 310 grams
  • Spring: Air
  • Adjustments: 3 position Compression Adjustment (open, pedal, lock), Rebound
  • 3-position remote lock out
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X-Fusion Metric Series Fork

Enduro / All Mountain / Freeride / Downhill (26", 27.5")

For 2015, the Metric now boasts dedicated crown offsets for both 26 and 27.5” wheels. The Metric features a host of other innovative features, including carbon leg guards to protect the magnesium casting, Neutra-Valve bleed ports to release pressure built up in the lowers, Flux-Piston air spring system to reduce internal seal drag significantly, and a super light weight crown and casting design to create a 180mm travel fork at 2200 grams. With the increased control that dedicated offsets offer, and utilizing our tried and trusted HLR damping system, the Metric is THE fork for performance minded riders everywhere.

  • The HLR damper is a twin-tube, cartridge based damper which features high and low speed, independently adjustable compression and rebound damping adjustment.
  • Carbon fork guards protecting the magnesium lower legs.
  • Flux Piston to minimize air spring friction while under loads.
  • Neutra Valve pressure release valves to neutralize internal pressure providing the most consistent spring rate characteristics.
  • Nvolve Wiper seals reducing seal drag and increasing durability.
  • Single Bolt 20mm Pinch Axle.
  • Optimized Crowns for 26 and 27.5 inch wheels.
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X-Fusion Revel HLR USD

Trail / All Mountain / Enduro (27.5", 29")

The REVEL was designed for riders looking for performance they have never experienced in the outside of the down hill fork market. The mission statement for this project was to create the best performing suspension fork without cutting any corners or being held back by cost limitations. No detail was overlooked in the development of this fork and it will be hand assembled in the US by X-Fusion USA. Limited quantities will be produced, as this is a special product for those who desire quality and exclusivity.

  • USD forks concentrate the mass of the fork to the place where the fork is under the highest stress.
  • Gold-E-Locks provide the ultimate stiffness and restriction from any twisting of the stanchions.
  • The Dual-Spring Air System allows you to fine tune the spring rate to be progressive or linear without effecting your negative spring or positive travel.
  • The USD design allows for the main wipers to always be lubricated.
  • The HLR damper system gives riders a wide range of adjustment to High and Low speed compression and rebound.
  • 20mm LockX axle system
  • Available in 27.5 and 29 inch configurations
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X-Fusion RV1 Series Fork

Freeride / DH (26", 27.5")

Introduced in 2014, the RV1 continues to gain speed in with added options for 2015. The RV1 features a host of innovative features, including carbon leg guards to protect the magnesium casting, Neutra-Valve bleed ports to release pressure built up in the lowers, and a super lightweight crown and casting design to create a 200mm travel fork at 2767 grams. With new crown options, including drop crowns and dedicated offsets for 27.5” wheels, and our tried and trusted twin-tube HLR damping system, the RV1 is THE fork for performance minded riders everywhere.

  • The HLR damper is a twin-tube, cartridge based damper which features high and low speed, independently adjustable compression and rebound damping adjustment.
  • Carbon fork guards protecting the magnesium lower legs.
  • Neutra Valve pressure release valves to neutralize internal pressure providing the most consistent spring rate characteristics.
  • Nvolve Wiper seals reducing seal drag and increasing durability
  • Single Bolt 20mm Pinch Axle
  • Optimized Dual Crowns for 26 and 27.5 inch wheels
  • Clip on frame guards
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X-Fusion Slant Series Forks

Trail / Enduro (26")

The Slant series was developed to bridge the gap between lightweight trail forks and high performance all-mountain forks. At X-Fusion we have taken note that not only suspension products have been progressing over the last few years, but the rider has as well. You all are fitter, faster, stronger and are looking for a product to match. The 34mm stanchion tube chassis provides the perfect balance between weight and strength in the trail and all-mountain category. The Slant comes equipped with our most efficient RL2 damper systems in a svelte, but stout chassis allowing you to dominate the trail in any direction.

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X-Fusion Slide Series Forks

Cross Country / Trail (29")

The younger taller brother of the Velvet is born to bring a performance level XC fork at a cost effective price to the 29’er market. The Slide 29’s 120mm of extremely controlled travel comes within it’s lightweight chassis and offers an on the fly lockout switch for maximum efficiency. Whether you need a reliable race fork or are out exploring the back-country, the slide promises to deliver a smooth, consistent ride for as long as your legs will keep spinning.

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X-Fusion Sweep Series Forks

Trail / All Mountain / Enduro (27.5")

The Sweep series is our new 27.5 inch wheel fork for 2014. It spawned from our 26 inch Slant series that was developed to bridge the gap between lightweight trail forks and high performance all-mountain forks using a 34mm chassis. The Sweep has been given a dedicated offset of 46mm that you will now find on all of our 27.5 inch forks. New for 2014 and included on the Sweep is our LockX axle system allowing riders to quickly and safely remove and install their front wheels on the fly. Lastly, the Sweep comes equipped with our test winning and most efficient RL2 damper systems in a svelte, but stout chassis.

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X-Fusion Velvet Series Forks

Cross Country / Trail (26”)

The Velvet series is our 32mm chassis XC and Trail Fork. Having 140mm’s of travel, remote or lever actuated lockout (convertible), and the option of our DLA travel adjust system, the Velvet is prepared to go for as long as your legs can keep spinning those gears. In addition to the performance features, the Velvet is offered in multiple steerer tube configurations and with either our X-15 tool-less axle system or industry standard 9mm.

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X-Fusion 02 Series Shocks

Cross Country / Trail / All Mountain / Enduro

The O2 Series continues to progress as one of the best performing, most reliable air shocks on the market. For 2013, the O2 Series has had both the compression and rebound tunes updated for a suppler, more efficient ride. With multiple adjustment configuration options there is an O2 model for every rider. Pick between multiple stage compression adjustment, on the fly lockout, or even a handle bar remote lockout to pinpoint the right shock for your specific needs.

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X-Fusion Microlite Series Shocks

Cross Country Racing

The Microlite rear shock offers efficiency, simplicity and weight savings in the most compact package. Getting our top of the line Gold Slick Ano coating and weighing in at only 170 grams, the Microlite offers top performance at the least possible weight. For riders that like to keep the gram count low and the ride supple, the Microlite is the shock of choice.

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X-Fusion Vector Air Series Shocks

All Mountain / Enduro / Downhill

At a svelte 430 gram weight, the Vector Air provides the highest level of descending performance at the lightest possible weight. It's been specially designed to provide maximum heat dispersion, with an oversize damping body and pistons, as well as reduced air canister wall thickness, ensuring that even under the most extreme use, the rider has consistent performance.

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X-Fusion Vector Coil Series Shocks

All Mountain / Enduro / Downhill

The premier coil shock line by X-Fusion, the Vector Series provides ultimate fine tune adjustment, durability and performance while having the ability to tackle the harshest terrain. On top of it’s industry leading performance, the sleek look of the all black body and compact design for maximum frame clearance has made the Vector Series one of the best looking shocks available. Highlighted by the Vector HLR, the shock used by our elite downhill athletes will help you in tackling the gnarliest DH tracks or provide a buttery smooth ride on your local trails. The Vector Series shocks are ready to take what you can dish out!

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  • Dave Freeman says:

    Just want to comment on the outstanding customer service I received from the Santa Cruz X-Fusion guys.
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    Sent my fork back to them for a travel adjustment after watching the video and…basically…chickening out on doing it myself. Must have called them with stupid questions 6 or 7 times before doing so and they were always polite and ready to provide answers for me.

    So I finally sent them my fork and they did the adjustment and turned it around back to me the same day.

    Thank you Clarke and John for taking such care of me and my fork.

    Dave Freeman

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