January 18, 2010

X-Fusion Shox

Well, I had a chance to give the folks at XFusion a call to get an update on the happenings. I spoke with John Valera and he gave me the low down on their up coming release of the new and improved Velvet for 2010. Now, this fork has an expected release date much earlier but due to production schedules the fork has gotten pushed back to a late Spring release. The '10 Velvet will feature a new lower magnesium casting and revised internals. The original Velvet has been moved down to the Velour R model, again with slightly modified internals. I'd like to call this the 'trickle-down effect'. The Vengeance will also be a longer travel 650b Compatible fork. The stock 26" version will boast 160mm worth of buttery travel and we can expect the B version to give 150mm. (Incorrect Information) The 2010 Velour will offer 120 for the B version and will be convertible to lower travel distances from the factory.
The new Velvet isn't viewable on their main website, but you can follow them via Twitter and on Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?v=info&ref=ts&id=1466855517


X-Fusion-Shox said...

Clarification to the Vengeance comment: It actually has not been confirmed if it is 650b compatible. We will test it this week to see if it does work out and we will get you feedback then. But for the time being the fork is not 650b compatible and was not designed to be 650b compatible.

Keep in tuned........

John Valera
USA Sales/Service Mgr.

Cracked Headtube said...

Apologies to John and X-Fusion. I misunderstood our last conversation and my notes are equally wrong.