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    X-Fusion Metric

    Lbs, the distributor in the UK only has one type in stock , i suspect its 26". I am running them on 650b


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    dzdale,did you get a chance to weigh the hilo sl ?
    Thanks, I'm interested in one myself

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    X-Fusion Metric

    Kneecap, i dont have the hilo, sorry i was talking about the metric , didnt bother weighing it

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    Thanks, I screwed that up, it was mountainbiker9109 who got the hilo. So.. I'll try this again,
    mountainbiker9109, did you weigh that seatpost?

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    Anyone get solid ride time on this?

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    Got my metric today. Looks good, graphics are bit ugly but I don't care about it.
    Couple more days and I can go for first test drive
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    taikuri, toothless or anyone else with a Metric:

    How are you finding the red rebound knobs? My rebound (new Metric, not yet ridden) seems a bit odd:

    Slowest setting is dead slow
    Second click is slower than I'd use
    Third click is a usable speed
    Clicks 5-17 (or however many clicks there are) are well into pogo territory.

    My Vector shock rebound is much more sensibly balanced. Neither are usable at the extremes of rebound, but there is a good middle ground of settings that I can use.

    Basically with the Metric there are only one or two clicks before rebound gets silly-fast.
    How do you like the axle type?

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    The fork is good, and it is certainly light, but I haven't had enough time on it to say more than that.

    The axle works, which is about all I can say for it. It's like an afterthought added on to an otherwise very nicely designed fork. The rest of the fork is slick, with elaborate machining.

    The axle uses two different hex sizes to undo, which means you have to fiddle with a multi-tool for an extra step. Not a big deal, but just using the 6mm for both bolts would have been more convenient.

    I find both the light and the DH Maxles to be much better thought out. The light Maxle is completely hand-operated, and the DH Maxle uses a 6mm hex for both ends, and has distinct clicks to guide how tight to screw down the locking mechanism.

    It's not a show stopper by and means, but it is slightly puzzling why XFusion chose this design. Reminds me of old Fox forks from pre-2009.

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    X-Fusion Metric

    What wheelsize are u using Womble ?

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    If anyone has taken measurements..

    What's the A-C, actually what's the measurement from top of the axle to crown?

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    AC is listed on the XFusion site as 565 and 570. It's a 20mm axle so it'd be 565 or 570 minus the diameter of the axel (10mm) for the measurement you're looking for.

    I'm running 26".

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    Quote Originally Posted by womble View Post
    AC is listed on the XFusion site as 565 and 570. It's a 20mm axle so it'd be 565 or 570 minus the diameter of the axel (10mm) for the measurement you're looking for.

    I'm running 26".
    Thanks womble, yeah was saying top of the axle just cause it's easier/more accurate tape measurement vs someone trying to eyeball the axle center

    Reason I was asking is cause I was able to measure travel on one at a hair over 187mm, but wasn't able to pull the wheel to measure actual AC

    Agree, machining is slick.. almost makes the fork look bigger

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    I'll try to remember to measure it then. I really didn't have any reason to doubt or worry about the official specs. Agreed that the machining makes it look pretty chunky. Both finishes are above average- the chromed version looks very industrial and the black version has an interesting rough texture to it. Either looks much better with the stars on the carbon guards blacked out.

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    Did the 650b actually show up?

    Did someone get it or see it available in stock somewhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by savo View Post
    Did the 650b actually show up?

    Did someone get it or see it available in stock somewhere?
    Bump!

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    I am waiting for these to hit BTI. They have been listed for a while now but always out of stock.
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    little update to my Nicolai Ion16...





    unfortunately no ride time on it yet... what caught me a bit offguard was the PM7 brake mounts...

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    I wrote to two different address at X-Fusion Shox about the 650b Metric and got answer from two persons who possibly share the same office (both in SC):
    They confirmed that the 650b version is not available yet, but one claims that "We should see some by the end of this month", while the other said it "will not become available for at least 3 months"...

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    Motion Pro , Micro Bleeders ???

    Hey , does anyone know exactly which model of the motion pro micro bleeders fit the Nuetra valves on the Metric ? I'm looking at getting some.

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    Has anybody experienced creaking sounds on their metrics from crown/stanchions area, like on the x-fusion vengeance ?

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    Hi , Yes I'm getting creaking , thought it was my headset so reset it. Still seems to creak a little , not to bothered about it though. The forks perform brilliantly

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    Quote Originally Posted by dzdale View Post
    Hey , does anyone know exactly which model of the motion pro micro bleeders fit the Nuetra valves on the Metric ? I'm looking at getting some.
    They are the "11-0081 (Orange) M4x0.7 for KTM"
    Canadian distribution: X-Fusion Shox, Rand Momentum lube and Canadian Shield fenders.
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    Hey SSteel, many thanks for your response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raschaa View Post
    little update to my Nicolai Ion16...





    unfortunately no ride time on it yet... what caught me a bit offguard was the PM7 brake mounts...
    Nice bike!!

    I'm about to order this fork, and was shopping for the correct brake mount adaptor. As usual the manufacturer doesn't seem to specifiy this
    I have a post mount adaptor for a 203mm disc from my Rockshox Relevation 29 that I want to use on this fork, but I don't know if it is PM5, 6, 7 or 8. How do I find out? And if it isn't PM7, where do I find the correct adaptor? All (online) shops that sell brake adapters don't even seem to specify the PM*, only for which size disc it is meant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfuse View Post
    Nice bike!!

    I'm about to order this fork, and was shopping for the correct brake mount adaptor. As usual the manufacturer doesn't seem to specifiy this
    I have a post mount adaptor for a 203mm disc from my Rockshox Relevation 29 that I want to use on this fork, but I don't know if it is PM5, 6, 7 or 8. How do I find out? And if it isn't PM7, where do I find the correct adaptor? All (online) shops that sell brake adapters don't even seem to specify the PM*, only for which size disc it is meant.
    I got a 203 mm adapter in the box with mine, so no need to buy one.

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    Oh ok, I'll check that with the seller, thanks

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