Poll: Good Move by Black Market?

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  1. #1
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    X-Fusion with Black Market (Discuss)


    It sounds like all Black Market team riders will be using a Velvet R ( http://www.x-fusion-shox.com/ ) on their mobs. Does this seem odd? Has anyone used this fork? The Velvet R has 120-80mm adjustable travel and weighs 3.85lbs. Good move my Black Market? It should help X-Fusion alot to be used on a top of the line bike.

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    I think it is a good move. From what I have seen X-Fusion is a great company with some really nice products. I really wanna see a 20mm T/A Velvet R come out.
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    seemed to work for'em great at Ray's!

    well, yeah, if they made one with a steel steerer and solid crown, like a Pike 426, as well as 20mm thru, it seems to be EXACTLY what a lot of people are looking for right now.... but... take away those things I just mentioned, bring it back to production reality, and it seems to be just a basic xc fork. who knows, Carter always just ran a reg. fox qr fork though, and worked for him, so whatever... maybe if you combine it with a nice bmx bolt on front hub, it could be pretty stout. I've never ridden any of their stuff, so can't really say.
    Schralp it Heavy.

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    X Fusion already makes suspension for many big compaines. The new Specialized shocks are X Fusion made and many other forks and shocks are built by them as well. The only reason they are not popular is the lack of service for rebuilding broken/warranty shocks. Many people are riding X Fusion stuff without knowing.

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