X-Fusion Trace 36 long travel 29er fork

170mm max travel, boost lowers, Roughcut damper

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X-Fusion Trace 36 Long Travel 29er

The Trace 36 has 36mm stanchions and is adjustable between 140mm-170mm of travel.

The Trace 36 is X-Fusion’s answer to the burgeoning long travel 29er market. Available with up to 170mm of travel, it can also be spaced down to 140mm.

X-Fusion Trace 36 Long Travel 29er

The air cap can be removed with a cassette tool.

On the air side, the Trace debuts a new air volume spacer system, which is similar to what Fox and RockShox offer. To make the process simple, X-Fusion has replaced the standard top cap with one that’s removable with a cassette tool.

X-Fusion Trace 36 Long Travel 29er

The Roughcut HLR offers high and low speed compression adjustments, plus a rebound adjuster.

This system is paired with a new air spring design, which replaces the steel negative spring previously used on the damper side. The Trace 36 will rely on the excellent Roughcut damper.

X-Fusion Trace 36 Long Travel 29er

The Trace will be boost spacing only.

The Trace will be available in boost spacing with either a 15mm or 20mm axle. Unfortunately, they’re not interchangeable. You’ll need a new lower if you decide to swap axle standards.

X-Fusion Trace 36 Long Travel 29er

Hate zip tying a fender to your fork? X-Fusion is working on a bolt on fender.

On the back of the fork arch are two threaded inserts. Down the road, X-Fusion hopes to develop a fender that can attach there.

X-Fusion Trace 36 Long Travel 29er

The Trace has clearance for up to a 2.6 tire.

Claimed weight for the fork and hardware is 2000g. Retail will be $899. Forks should start shipping in spring 2018.

For more info, visit www.xfusionshox.com.

This article is part of Mtbr’s coverage of the 2017 Interbike trade show in Las Vegas. For more from Interbike CLICK HERE.

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