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Ohlins RXF 34 120 Fork - 29in Ohlins RXF 34 120 Fork - 29in
Up until now, Ohlins Racing has limited its mountain bike endeavors to building rear shocks and replacement parts for some of the biggest suspension and bike manufacturers in the US, but the legendary Swedes are expanding their scope to include forks. The brand's signature blue and yellow is now present on the seals of the all-new, 29in RXF 34 120 Fork, which is the result of a partnership with one of those US manufacturers and represents Ohlins bringing its not inconsiderable expertise to the off-road fork world for the first time. Since Ohlins is so exclusive that it doesn't even offer top moto athletes free gear, we're not surprised that it came up with a design that's truly unique in the mountain bike field. The RXF 34 is the only fork on the market to feature a twin tube damper, which separates the rebound and compression oil flow. Since the twin tube design lets the oil flow parallel and independently, the fork maintains optimal pressure at all times, riding higher with a smoother initial stroke. It maintains consistent, predictable small bump compliance across successive hits to leave you more in control of your lines and with more responsive traction. The fork also includes an addition to its other leg, adding an extra positive chamber to the typical air spring loadout of one negative and one positive. The presence of two positive chambers means that the resistance can be dialed externally -- yep, without internal spacers -- to alter the compression curve, so the fork can be set to maintain that initial suppleness but ramp-up harder to avoid bottoming out on big hits. The RXF 34 climbs with confident traction but won't sell you out by diving on rowdy descents. Given the host of absurdly versatile all-mountain 29ers we've been seeing unveiled over the past year, this added versatility in fork suspension is not only a plus, we suspect it'll become a necessary feature by the next product cycle. And now we get to the elephant in the room: those 34mm stanchio...
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Ohlins RXF 34 140 Fork - 29in Ohlins RXF 34 140 Fork - 29in
Anyone who follows the motorsports scene knows how special the name Ohlins Racing is. They also know that those signature bands of yellow and blue on the machines of top moto enduro racers are there not because of sponsorship, but because the athlete sought them out. With the 29in RXF 34 140 Fork, that same sweet, sponsor-be-damned quality is available for the first time in a mountain bike fork. Ohlins being Ohlins, we're not surprised that it came up with a design that's truly unique in the mountain bike field. In fact, we'd be disappointed if it hadn't. The RXF 34 is the only fork on the market to feature a twin tube damper, which separates the rebound and compression oil flow. Since the twin tube design lets the oil flow parallel and independently, the fork maintains optimal pressure at all times, riding higher with a smoother initial stroke. It maintains consistent, predictable small bump compliance across successive hits to leave you more in control of your lines and with more responsive traction. The fork's spring also incorporates a unique addition. It's got an additional positive chamber, adding a third member to the typical air spring loadout of one negative and one positive. The presence of two positive chambers means that the resistance can be dialed externally to alter the compression curve, so the fork can be set to maintain that initial suppleness but ramp-up harder to avoid bottoming out on big hits -- all without the need for internal spacers. Given the host of absurdly versatile all-mountain 29ers we've been seeing unveiled over the past year, this added versatility in fork suspension is not only a plus, we suspect it'll become a necessary feature by the next product cycle. The fork climbs with confident traction but won't sell you out by diving on rowdy descents. And now we get to the elephant in the room: those 34mm stanchions. When we first saw a spec sheet for the RXF, we scrolled through looking for a 35 or a 36mm model and were surprised...
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Ohlins RXF 34 160 Fork - 29in Ohlins RXF 34 160 Fork - 29in
If you're into any kind of extreme motorsports -- enduro, MotoGP, Rallycross -- then you're all too aware of the mystique enjoyed by Ohlins Racing. Like many of the top cycling products, Ohlins' suspension products are often used clandestinely by non-sponsored athletes because, simply put, they're pretty much impossible to beat. The 29in RXF 34 160 Fork brings the Swedish brand's expertise from the motorized enduro world to the self-propelled one, outfitting the new breed of hyper-aggressive 29er enduro sleds with a fork that's versatile and stiff enough to take advantage of every opportunity to gain seconds. In terms of world-class enduro racing, Swedish is the new breed. There's a reason why we were compelled to cite Ohlins' innovative dominance in different sports to whet your appetite, and it manifests in the fact that the fork's design is, well, dominantly innovative. The RXF 34 is the only fork on the market to feature a twin tube damper, which separates the rebound and compression oil flow. Since the twin tube design lets the oil flow parallel and independently, the fork maintains optimal pressure at all times, riding higher with a smoother initial stroke. It maintains consistent, predictable small bump compliance across successive hits to leave you more in control of your lines and with more responsive traction. The damper is an obvious improvement across the line, but the 160mm RXF model may benefit even more than the shorter travel models from the air spring. It's got an additional positive chamber, adding a third member to the typical air spring loadout of one negative and one positive that effectively replaces the need for internal spacers. The presence of two positive chambers means that the resistance can be dialed to alter the compression curve without adding spacers, so the fork can be set to maintain its initial suppleness but ramp-up harder to avoid bottoming out on big hits. Externally. No spacers. Can we stress that enough' No, we can't. Given...
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Ohlins RXF 36 120 Boost Fork - 29/27.5 Plus Ohlins RXF 36 120 Boost Fork - 29/27.5 Plus
Given Ohlins Racing's renowned history in the moto sport world, it's not surprising that the company was quietly building rear shocks and replacement parts for some of the biggest suspension manufacturers in the US. With last year's introduction of the RXF 34 line of forks, Ohlin stepped out of the shadows and to the front of the suspension fork game. This year, the Ohlins RXF 36 120 Boost Fork - 29/27. 5 Plus expands the line with 36mm stanchions, Boost axle widths, and compatibility with both 29-inch and 27. 5+ wheels.Given that Ohlins is so exclusive that it doesn't even offer top moto athletes free gear, it's logical that its engineers created a design that's truly unique in the mountain bike field. The RXF 34 and RXF 36 are the only forks on the market to feature a twin tube damper, which separates the rebound and compression oil flow. Since the twin tube design lets the oil flow parallel and independently, the fork maintains optimal pressure at all times, riding higher with a smoother initial stroke. It maintains consistent, predictable small bump compliance across successive hits to leave you more in control of your lines and with more responsive traction.The fork also includes an addition to its other leg, adding an extra positive chamber to the typical air spring loadout of one negative and one positive. The presence of two positive chambers means that the resistance can be dialed externally -- yep, without internal spacers -- to alter the compression curve, so the fork can be set to maintain that initial suppleness but ramp-up harder to avoid bottoming out on big hits. The RXF 36 climbs with confident traction but won't sell you out by diving on rowdy descents. Given the host of absurdly versatile all-mountain 29/27. 5+ bikes we've been seeing unveiled over the past year, we suspect this added versatility in fork suspension will quickly become a necessary feature.The RXF doesn't feature a proper lockout switch, but the high-speed compression adjustment...
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