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    X-Fusion Trace 29 140mm

    Im thinking this may be the fork for my Tallboy LTc build once I thin the herd and get my wife to sign on. Has anyone heard anything about when they will be available or what axle they've settled on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillharman View Post
    Im thinking this may be the fork for my Tallboy LTc build once I thin the herd and get my wife to sign on. Has anyone heard anything about when they will be available or what axle they've settled on?
    I spoke with the X-fusion folks at the Sea Otter Classic and they were saying it would be available in July. Last week I called them in Santa Cruz and was told expect it sometime this fall. So, at this point, if they become available before the end of the year I will be impressed.

    Why don't you give them a call and see what they tell you? Might be interesting.

    I think that it will be a very sweet fork.
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    I'm not sure I can wait that long.

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    kind of confusing name.

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    Just heard back via email. Early 2013.

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    It will be worth the wait, trust me. I just started using a Vector Air HLR rear shock. it's above and beyond any Fox or Rock Shox rear shock period. I've already committed to putting their forks on all my bikes once these 140's are available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hillharman View Post
    I'm not sure I can wait that long.
    Have you considered the White Brothers Loop? Nice and stiff with an excellent damper. The Q-Taper axle clamping system locks down with a vengeance. Price is good.

    I have a 140mm Loop on my Bandit 29 and just ordered another set at 130mm w/straight steerer to update my old bike. I guess that I like them...
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    Me too.
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    Subscribed. Fork looks great

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    Looks great!

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    I'm really drawing closer to xfusion products, I also like the fact brian lopes is riding for them.
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    I'm really hoping that these will be available sooner than 2013. I was planning to use them on a Tallboy LTc build, but the I need to have something to put on the front of it when I build it up in September.

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    Just an update: the new 2013 forks are up on X-Fusion's website.

    X Fusion Shox - RL2

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillharman View Post
    Just an update: the new 2013 forks are up on X-Fusion's website.

    X Fusion Shox - RL2
    Great catch. Thanks!

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    Trace Series

    Wheel Size: 29 inch
    Chassis: 34mm Tubes
    Stock Features: Uni-Crown (tapered only), GSA, X-15, Mid-Valve, RL2, ITA
    Optional Features: DLA, Remote Lockout
    Weight: 4.2 lbs, 1905 grams (140mm tubes) 4 lbs, 1840 grams (100mm tubes)
    Estimated Price Range: $600-$800 US
    Video: X-Fusion Launch 2013 Suspension Range - BikeRadar

    If the 140mm RL2 (not external travel adjustable) travel tapered will cost 800$ or worse 800euros dont find it as an attractive price as Joel said....do you?

    To be fair 800$ will not be so bad comparing to the paralogism of Fox but 800euros comparing with manitou offerings are much...

    For me, I am sure I would go with Manitou in half of that price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shalom View Post
    Great catch. Thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by ocean_29 View Post
    Video: X-Fusion Launch 2013 Suspension Range - BikeRadar

    If the 140mm RL2 (not external travel adjustable) travel tapered will cost 800$ or worse 800euros dont find it as an attractive price as Joel said....do you?

    To be fair 800$ will not be so bad comparing to the paralogism of Fox but 800euros comparing with manitou offerings are much...

    For me, I am sure I would go with Manitou in half of that price.
    No doubt.
    I emailed X-Fusion last week regarding Trace pricing, but $700-850 isn't that far off the beaten path of 140mm fork pricing when compared to the Fox 34 or Revelations 140. Definitely not as ludicrous as Fox 34 pricing, but I was hoping it would be no more than $750 for the top Trace model. Then 15% off with Universalcycles.com coupon would be nice.

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    I think that's about right for X-Fusion's high-end products, though. For example, I bought a Vector Air HLR and it was $500, compared to $515 for a DHX-Air. I think they're going to make their inroads by delivering a premium product at a price that's still below the competition.
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    If I end up buying a Trace 140mm, it will be because I think it is the best fork available. The $200 savings over a Fox 34 will be a bonus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillharman View Post
    If I end up buying a Trace 140mm, it will be because I think it is the best fork available. The $200 savings over a Fox 34 will be a bonus.
    It would be the best fork available, if they didn't bundle it with the Syntace15QR axle system. A 20mm axle would have been perfect.

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    x fusion Trace

    I agree a 20mm axle would be a good option!

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    Does anyone know what the deal is with this fork? I emailed them last week and no response back? I don't want to be waiting to buy something that won't make it to market??

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    Per my last discussion with the X-Fusion rep it will be early Q1 before they are on the market.

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    The upgraded Slide is also looking quite tasty. 15QR. 120mm travel. Tapered steerer. The only thing I am not too chuffed on is the upper rating of 180mm for rotor size....

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    Any new information about when they will be available in UK?

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