The Sweep is the latest addition to X-Fusion’s 34-millimeter line of forks. Joining the Slant (26-inch) and the Trace (29-inch), the Sweep is a dedicated 27.5-inch (650b) wheel fork. X-Fusion contends that what sets the new fork apart from other 650b-dedicated forks is the offset. The Sweep’s 46-millimeter offset is said to provide precise, yet smooth handling characteristics matching the trail found on the 26-inch and 29-inch forks.
Inside the Sweep is X-Fusion’s RL2 damper system, which gives the rider rebound adjustment with an on-the-fly lockout lever. Helping control the fork when the terrain gets rough is X-Fusion’s secondary compression circuit, the Mid-Valve.
On top of the chassis and high-quality sealed damping system, the Sweep is also the first fork to receive X-Fusion’s new Nvolve custom seals, which are said to reduce the friction and breakaway force by up to 150 percent over “custom stanchion tube coatings” found on the market.
According to X-Fusion, the Sweep is an early 2014 model year release and should be available for purchase in June 2013 at a suggested starting price of $600.
THE NUTS AND BOLTS
*Up to 160 millimeters of Travel
* RL2 Sealed Cartridge Damper w/ Mid-Valve Technology
* LockX 15m-millimeter Axle
*4.2 LBS/1905 Grams
*Remote Lockout Option
*Internal Travel Adjust
Sweep RL2 DLA 160-130 millimeters
Sweep RL2 160 millimeters
Sweep RL2 120 millimeters
Sweep RL2R 120 millimeters
: June 2013
PRICING: Starting at $600