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EXT ERA V2 Fork goes stiffer, better lubricated, adds floating axle for improved sensitivity

EXT ERA V2 Fork goes stiffer, better lubricated, adds floating axle for improved sensitivity

Extreme Shox has updated their triple air-air-coil spring ERA fork with new magnesium lowers, impressive self-lubricating DU bushes and a floating axle. Maintaining 36mm stanchions,…

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Extreme Shox has updated their triple air-air-coil spring ERA fork with new magnesium lowers, impressive self-lubricating DU bushes and a floating axle. Maintaining 36mm stanchions, the updates are said to increase the fork’s torsional stiffness, sensitivity and overall reliability. The HDRV damper cartridge remains unchanged, while the air spring receives some additional cushioning at top-out and bottom-out. Here are the finer details of the EXT ERA V2. EXT ERA V2

As the EXT ERA enters its 2nd generation, the brand has looked to improve the stiffness, reliability and sensitivity of their one and only mountain bike fork. The single-crown ERA V2 gets new magnesium lowers now sporting a floating axle, a feature that serves to keep the fork in its true alignment despite potential hub spacing discrepancies. This decoupling is said to improve the fork’s sensitivity, enhancing overall performance. The ERA V2 retains the unique multi-faceted steerer tube-crown interface designed in partnership with Chris Porter of Mojo Rising. Thus, stiffness in the fore-aft plane is unchanged in this new iteration, but the new magnesium lowers are said to increase the torsional stiffness of the fork. This comes with no tangible change in overall weight; the ERA V2 is actually 5g lighter than the original at a claimed 2275g (170mm, 29″). Whereas the lowers of the original EXT ERA looked remarkably similar to those of the X-Fusion Trace , the ERA V2 is a departure from that aesthetic with subtle changes to the detail at the crown, as well as […]

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