The Slant series was developed to bridge the gap between lightweight trail forks and high performance all-mountain forks. At X-Fusion we have taken note that not only suspension products have been progressing over the last few years, but the rider has as well. You all are fitter, faster, stronger and are looking for a product to match. The 34mm stanchion tube chassis provides the perfect balance between weight and strength in the trail and all-mountain category. The Slant comes equipped with our most efficient RL2 damper systems in a svelte, but stout chassis allowing you to dominate the trail in any direction.
The RL2 damper has rebound damping adjustment and uses an on-off switch for lockout.
• X-Series 15mm tool-less axle system by Syntace
• Gold Slick Ano stanchion treatment
• Brake housing guides
• Travel: 160mm - 100mm w/ ITA at 10mm increments
• WT. LBS: (APR)4.2(15mm axle, 1 1/8 Steerer)
• WT. Grams: 1905 (15mm axle, 1 1/8 Steerer)
• Spring: Air
• Steerer: Tapered
• Adjustments: Lockout, Rebound, Air
• Stanchion: 34mm, Gold Hard Ano, Aluminum
• Casting: Magnesium
• Axle: X-15 tool-less axle
• Wheel: 26”
• Colors: White / Black
• Axle to Crown: 545mm @ 160mm
• Rotor Size: 203mm only
"Stiff, controlled performance makes the Slant the best sub-£500 aggro fork"
...seriously stout and impressively smooth new trail fork.
...X-Fusion have nailed it ... At 1,898g for our chopped and star-nutted 140mm version it’s only 130g heavier than X-Fusion’s Velvet fork and 120g lighter than Fox’s Float 34. ...we couldn’t get any significant twist out of it, and it holds a line really well through random rocks, off cambers and rough berms. There’s plenty of fine feedback through the fork without blowing your arms up on long runs.
The Syntace X-15 axle is equally robust, with a simple wind-up action from the easy to orient ‘handle’.
And unlike RockShox’ Maxle system, we’ve not had any issues with stickiness or loosening on any of our long term sets either.
A resized and re-valved version of the Velvet RL2 damper gives an impressively consistent and controlled ride on the trail.
Slant gets supple enough to create excellent small bump traction in a few hours of riding.
Better still, unlike many contemporary trail forks, the progressive stroke means you won’t be diving under braking/berming or slamming to the bottom of the stroke on drops.
The rebound is similarly balanced, bringing you back from the depths quickly if you’re really hammering hard, but not bouncing out of your hands at the top of the stroke.
General reliability has been excellent through two years of full time, flat-out X-Fusion Velvet and Vengeance fork use, so we’ve no reason to doubt the durability of the Slant.