Ohlins Declares Particulars of RXF38 Single Crown Fork and New OE Companions
It might appear to be an uncommon transfer to launch a product by way of OE producers first, however that is how Ohlins first obtained their begin in mountain bikes by way of their partnership with Specialised and the TTX shock again in 2013 so it is a mannequin they comply with to today.
With the Fox 38 and RockShox Zeb each providing forks with thicker stanchions, it was solely a matter of time earlier than Ohlins obtained concerned within the recreation too. As they introduced 4 new aftermarket companions, Commencal, Mondraker, Intense and Thok, we additionally obtained affirmation of some particulars of the RXF 38 fork too. Ohlins says the fork is aimed toward “long-travel gravity bikes and hard-hitting e-MTBs” nonetheless in the mean time, it seems just like the RXF 38 will solely be discovered on e-MTBs. The bikes specced with the brand new fork are the Thok TK-01 Ltd, the Mondraker Artful Carbon XR and the Mondraker Degree RR.
From the forks we have seen, the RXF 38 comes with both 170mm or 180mm journey and all of the bikes that use it have 29″ entrance wheels, so we’re unsure if a 27.5″ model additionally exists. Different confirmed particulars embrace that the TTX 18 damper has been carried over from the RXF36, nonetheless its twin-piston, three-chamber air spring system has been re-tuned for the calls for anticipated of a burlier fork. There’s clearance for a 29×2.8″ entrance tire, and all of the forks we have seen include a 44mm offset.
On the adjustment aspect of issues, you’ll be able to tinker with: excessive pace compression, low-speed compression, rebound, air preload and the ramp chamber – principally all the pieces you get on the RXF36. The fork is claimed to weigh from 2,390 grams, which is barely heavier than the choices from RockShox and Fox.
An aftermarket model of the fork is because of be launched in Q1 of 2021.