Öhlins RXF38 m.2 Air
29”, 38mm stanchions, 160-180mm of air-sprung travel: The RXF38 m.2 delivers hard-hitting dual-crown downhill performance to the single-crown scene.
38mm stanchions - bigger is better
The new fork boasts 38mm diameter stanchions that offer increased stiffness, for ‘point and shoot’ riding out on the trail. By ‘going big’ on stanchions, Öhlins has reduced flex where it matters. Stiffness shouldn’t mean harshness, and Öhlins has worked hard to find the perfect flex pattern - under braking, cornering and on impact - to provide more control over a broad spectrum of riding and terrain.
More control means faster and more free-flowing descents but it also means greater comfort too; the bombproof performance of the RXF38 m.2 makes light-work of DH shuttle runs and well-earned enduro descents, so you can go faster for longer.
What goes down must come up however, and as such, finding the best balance between bombproof performance downhill and featherweight riding uphill was a key focus during the fork’s development. Through extensive testing, Öhlins has met its target of creating an extremely well-balanced 38mm-stanchion fork for a very broad spectrum of riding.
Öhlins’ RXF38 m.2 tips the scales at a highly-respectable 2320g - just over 200g more than its more slender sibling, the RXF36 m.2. To achieve this, Öhlins shaved precious grams by entirely overhauling the lowers of its predecessor the RXF38 m.1 to find a happy medium between the DH38 and RXF36. The crown and stanchions have also been fine-tuned from test to test in order to maximize the fork’s stiffness to weight ratio. The end result is a fork that’s designed to float up the hills and hurtle back down them.
TTX18 damping rolls with the punches
The fork’s overhauled chassis and uncompromisingly stiff 38mm stanchions are complemented by Öhlins’ signature TTX18 damping system. Adopted from its DH38 m.1 big brother and adapted to fit a single-crown platform, the TTX18 damping system offers world-class, race-proven performance. Its increased damping pressure bandwidth enables improved damping valve response, with a trail-optimized 18mm piston providing superb small bump sensitivity to keep tires planted over technical terrain.
When it comes to bumps of the bigger variety, the fork’s highly capable air spring and TTX18 damper combine to swallow roots and rocks whole, maintaining speed and grip on the toughest lines. Between the big hits, the RXF38 m.2 makes light work of servicing too. Courtesy of Öhlins’ simple service kit - compatible across the RXF and DH range - the RXF38 m.2 can be maintained factory fresh year after year, so you can focus on the riding.
The fork’s re-tuned twin-piston and three-chamber air spring system allows for comprehensive, simple and tool-free air spring tuning from the initial movement right through to the bottom out. And much like the World Cup-winning DH38 m.1, the RXF38 m.2 benefits from a huge range of intuitive adjustment. Riders can easily fine-tune the fork’s performance to suit any terrain, thanks to 15 clicks of low-speed compression and low-speed rebound damping and 3 clicks of high-speed compression adjustment, in addition to a climb mode setting. Setup is simple then, but for those who want to go even further, and adjust their fork like the pros, a race-proven setting bank is also available at Öhlins service centers for even more fine-tuning.
- Weight approx. 2320 g
- Stanchion tubes 38 mm
- Axle to crown measurement: 583mm @ 170mm stroke
- Maximum tire sizes 29 x 2,6
- Axle 15 x 110 mm
Independent cartridge air spring and damper systems
- Compatible with maximum rotor sizes up to 220mm, optimized for 200mm.
- Approved for eMTB use and available with eMTB compatible crowns
- 29": 160 / 170 / 180 mm
- 29": 44 or 51 mm
- Spring rate and progression
- 15 - click rebound damping
- 15 - click low speed compression damping
- 3 - click high speed compression damping
- Climb mode
PURCHASED PARTS PACKAGE
- 1 MTB front fork RXF38 m.2 Air
- 1 axle 15 x 115 mm
- 1 star-nut
- Owners manual