Get More Out of Your Forks
The XPLOR forks come from WP as a trail-friendly package for slower-speed, dual-sport terrain. But in our opinion, the design of the forks leaves massive room for improvement. There were a few characteristics in particular we wanted to target when improving the forks. One was the comfort, getting more plushness out of the fork action. Two was the control and predictability. And the third was the tendency for the forks to fade under continuous duress.
Why Does the XPLOR Fork Fall Short?
One of the big shortcomings of the XPLOR fork is that most of the damping is done on one side. In order to compensate, the internals should be made larger, but that's not the case. As a result, the fork internals can be overworked quite dramatically. This has resulted in a unique situation where riders are complaining of fork fade. It's a very rare phenomena, previously unique to a rear shock.
The valving in the XPLOR fork also leaves room for improvement. The fork comes set up to handle a narrow set of demands. Namely, slower speeds and smoother terrain. But as soon as you raise the speed of the terrain, or it gets a little rougher, the XPLOR's lose some comfort and predictability.
How Does Our Kit Help?
The XPLOR Fork Kit that we use makes the forks work the same on each sides. Each side becomes fully damping, with compression and rebound. First and foremost, this takes the stress out of one side doing all the damping. With both sides doing equal work, the tendency to fade is all but erased.
Another benefit is that the control of the forks improves substantially. This is a big improvement from our point of view. The control-factor of the front end can improve a riders confidence and safety when riding. For this reason, it's always one of our goals to get the most control out of the forks. Additionally, we're able to get more plushness out of the XPLOR forks to improve the comfort of the front end.
The external adjusters also make more of a difference than stock with our XPLOR kit. In stock trim, the compression adjuster does very little. After installing the XPLOR kit, the compression adjusters make much more of a difference. When you click them in or out, they'll make a noticeable impact on the action of the forks, allowing greater adjustability when riding. Likewise, the rebound becomes much more sensitive to the adjuster as well.
WP XPLOR Fork Kit installs start at:
The kit is installed with our fork Revalve. Therefor, the valving is updated and customized to work for your weight, riding style, skill level and preferred terrain.
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*Labor and XPLOR kit included in pricing. Fork springs, fluids and any wear items replaced are additional cost.
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