EUROBIKE 2015 | X-Fusion’s REVEL on its way to the market
At this year’s EUROBIKE California’s X-Fusion presented the production model of their ever popular and much longed-for REVEL fork. Immediately getting our hearts racing, we wanted to know if the wait had now finally come to an end. But while certain changes to the shock and forks have been carried out to lower the price and boost the performance, we will still have to wait a touch longer for the upside-down fork.
With just team racers riding the REVEL forks so far, the X-Fusion creation has accumulated a legion of fans, who will be delighted to see the upside-down fork available to the public in a limited edition version as of next year. The fork should be released in 200 sleek black models and 50 with the well-known golden fork legs.
The production model will be slightly different from the familiar REVEL, as the crown will be redesigned with a larger offset and the fork legs will have less of a rake. This eases production and gives the forks a better look. The damping comes from the well-known HLR cartridge. Unlike its predecessor, the forks won’t be manufactured in the USA, and production will be moved to Taiwan where the other X-Fusion models are created. This enables X-Fusion to offer these forks at a lower price point, below the 1,800 € that was asked for its elder sibling.
Unfortunately no more details have been disclosed about the forks, and the team from X-Fusion are keeping quiet with regards to the final price. Expect to see the REVEL forks in around six months, available for both 27.5″ and 29″ wheels.
For more information head to xfusionshox.com.
Words: Martin Stöckl Pictures: Sebastian Hermann