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Old 02-16-11, 08:12 PM   #1
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X-Fusion forks?

There are absolutely NO reviews that I can find online. I'm looking at getting the Velvet RL - cheap[ish] and light (3.4 lbs or 3.2 lbs, depending on where you find the details)

Anyone have that or any of their forks?
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I'm still skeptical, man.
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Still skeptical - is there some previous history?
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They are supposed to be really solid forks from what I hear.
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First hand use person told you or sales pitch? I just don't want to drop half a grand almost on a dud.
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You should check the 650b section of MTBR for firsthand experience. A lot of people there seem to have good things to say about them. Lots of use since they're one of only a couple companies making 650b specific forks.
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Cool, yeah I noticed the fork I'm eyeing is for 26 and 650.
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Personally, I tend to only use fox. I know a couple of people that have that fork that have a season on them and there are no complaints.
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These aren't X-Fusion Velvet reviews?

http://www.mtbr.com/cat/suspension/2...4_1550crx.aspx

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If I'm going to drop a half-a-grand...I'm going to drop it on something I know versus relying on some best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw someone write a review on MTBR.

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I'm personally with Ed, but I wouldn't mind if someone bought a potentially good no-name fork to let us know how it rides. So long as you've got the money to risk. If not, stick with what you know.
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Ya, after all, they're the only two brands out there, huh?
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What brand do you recommend D?
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If I'm going to drop a half-a-grand...I'm going to drop it on something I know versus relying on some best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw someone write a review on MTBR.

RS or Fox
The thing is that they're light and affordable. Ok, working at a shop realistically for this 3.2 pound fork I'm looking at $270. Can't beat that.
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If I'm going to drop a half-a-grand...I'm going to drop it on something I know versus relying on some best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw someone write a review on MTBR.

RS or Fox
There's more than two companies that make good forks. Some times it is good to go against the grain. This is why I'm going to get something other than a RS or Fox this spring and will be likely getting a X Fusion as well.
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Yeah...I guess I get a little closed minded when it comes to dampers...dunno why.
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Heck my fear of clowns is why I won't consider the Manitou Circus.

Yes, I have a deep instilled fear of clowns.
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There's just something wrong with a grown man being a clown. Don't mind if it's a woman, doesn't seem as creepy to me.
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Everyone has an unreasonable fear, that's just mine.
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I have a fear of all kinds of bikes. It's just not natural being on two wheels like that without falling over.
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Never, allow me to help. BOO!
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After much handwringing...

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