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    Extreme Shox (EXT) is officially developing a MTB fork.

    It's official. Extreme Shox is releasing a MTB fork. Looks like a upside down downhill fork from the teasers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KoolGrandWizardLuke View Post
    It's official. Extreme Shox is releasing a MTB fork. Looks like a upside down downhill fork from the teasers.
    Looks like a standard style fork chassis to me in the photo on facebook?

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    Last year Chris Porter was going on about how much he loved EXT's stuff and how the fork bushing system needs a massive overhaul or change in design. I wonder if EXT will implement anything new, or if merely producing bushings in the Italy will make an improvements.
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    Looked like someone elseís chassis. Iíd say a damper cartridge is more likely but Iíd love to see a whole fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KoolGrandWizardLuke View Post
    It's official. Extreme Shox is releasing a MTB fork. Looks like a upside down downhill fork from the teasers.
    Looks like a CSU to me. Like any other right-side-up fork with the lowers off.
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    Has everyone forgotten how to upload pictures?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal View Post
    Has everyone forgotten how to upload pictures?
    There's not much to see on their FB or on their site. The cartridge looks like...a updated Z1 with nothing more than a slot to adjust the rebound. One can only hope for an open bath and coil without throwing $1000 at a new fork for a open bath cartridge and a coil kit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal View Post
    Has everyone forgotten how to upload pictures?
    Haha I keep coming back to see if a photo was posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    There's not much to see on their FB or on their site. The cartridge looks like...a updated Z1 with nothing more than a slot to adjust the rebound. One can only hope for an open bath and coil without throwing $1000 at a new fork for a open bath cartridge and a coil kit.
    Oh right, the same pics on their instagram.

    I just see a damper cartridge. Did they say they were making a whole fork?
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    Clearly its an entire new upside down conventional fork with quadruple air chamber coil spring, spring backed IFP open bath damper with hydraulic bottom out and 6-way damping adjustment
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyC7 View Post
    6-way damping adjustment
    HSC
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    Bushing slop adjust
    Bath oil ingestion rate adjust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhillipJ View Post
    HSC
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    Bushing slop adjust
    Bath oil ingestion rate adjust.
    And adjust whether or not I use full travel even though it has no bearing on the ride quality adjustment

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    Extreme Shox (EXT) is officially developing a MTB fork.

    A new player and a very good one, thatís exciting!


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    Let's hope they don't tune it for a 200kg rider racing red bull rampage like they did with my rear shock

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    Extreme Shox (EXT) is officially developing a MTB fork.

    Confirmed. It's a whole new fork, not just the damper. Apparently itís not production ready and will not be released anytime soon. Still a good news though!

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    Had been hoping someone would produce an off the shelf fork capable of keeping up with a Storia or 11-6. Cant wait :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by karpiel View Post
    Had been hoping someone would produce an off the shelf fork capable of keeping up with a Storia or 11-6. Cant wait :-)
    These guys donít mess around so it might well be the one!

    F1, WRC, Moto GP, MX etc ... MTB is easy for them and they have tons of experience... same as you ... canít wait

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    Quote Originally Posted by digev View Post
    These guys donít mess around so it might well be the one!

    F1, WRC, Moto GP, MX etc ... MTB is easy for them and they have tons of experience... same as you ... canít wait
    Didn't work well for Ohlins...
    Unless you had a coil product.

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    Thatís correct! But I hope so :-)

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    ÷hlins got stitched up by only being specced on flexy specializeds with their shock-breaking direct mount and clevis design, given a better chance they will make some killer product

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyC7 View Post
    ÷hlins got stitched up by only being specced on flexy specializeds with their shock-breaking direct mount and clevis design, given a better chance they will make some killer product
    Not true unfortunately for Ohlins.

    RS and Fox were fitted to the same Specialized yoke frames and had no issues holding air and oil in. Also doesn't explain why their STX22 shocks came so low on oil. We'd routinely get ~6cc more oil in than came out.

    That is before we get to their fork bushings, seals, air spring curves, disastrous damper tunes etc. Did I mention parts supply?
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    Like someone mentioned before, it seems ÷hlins Coil products are great but the air versions are another story. I tried the TTX22 (coil) it was super good but tried the RFX36 (air) and that was horrible... maybe they should just stick to coil. Like EXT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by digev View Post
    These guys donít mess around so it might well be the one!

    F1, WRC, Moto GP, MX etc ... MTB is easy for them and they have tons of experience... same as you ... canít wait
    Mtb is far from being "easy". You need a light product, broad range of terrain, broad range of ridet weight (on motorsports the weight comes mainly from the bike or car), broad range of rider skills/speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digev View Post
    Confirmed. It's a whole new fork, not just the damper. Apparently itís not production ready and will not be released anytime soon. Still a good news though!
    Where was this confirmed and by whom ?

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    EXT themselves (Sales Dpt.) and Chris Porter from Mojo-Rising

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    Quote Originally Posted by davideb87 View Post
    Mtb is far from being "easy". You need a light product, broad range of terrain, broad range of ridet weight (on motorsports the weight comes mainly from the bike or car), broad range of rider skills/speed.
    This may be so, but many of the products are often so insufficiently-designed it's not even funny, the original CCDB twin tube design, etc. The technology has existed for something like 30 years for a decent cartridge damper on the fork, yet we kept getting ridiculous stuff like crude TST dampers, CTD/Evo, motion control, etc. It's not *that* hard if you aren't trying to reinvent the wheel to make some exceptionally poor damper. There are tuning challenges, sure, but most of this shit should have never left the drawing board or been proposed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by digev View Post
    EXT themselves (Sales Dpt.) and Chris Porter from Mojo-Rising
    ....and I should have asked what details were given ? i.e. air or coil, stantion diameter ? what sort of adjustability etc ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by karpiel View Post
    ....and I should have asked what details were given ? i.e. air or coil, stantion diameter ? what sort of adjustability etc ?
    None except itís coming

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