MTB Enduro Fork
The ERA V2.1 fork uses our HS3, hybrid air spring. Two positive air chambers work with one, high volume self activating negative air chamber. Combined with a high-volume damper cartridge this system offers incredible tuning capability and sets a new level for support in a suspension fork. The Era V2.1 introduces features and upgrades that aims to improve the experience, safety and performance of the previous production.
At its core the Era V2.1 has the same configuration that made Era famous and appreciated: HS3 system, crack free crown, great mid stroke support, excellent stiffness and performance.
The Era fork has a magnesium lower design that makes them lighter and load-optimized and it’s made possible by a specific production process called Thixomolding. Other improvements are addressed to increase sensitivity, smoothness, lubrication and safety like the improved end-stroke devices for the HS3 system, the top up bump rubber and titanium plate that reduces noise on ++ chamber or the new DU design that grants better lubrication.
HS3 is focused on mid-stroke support around the dynamic sag position while offering amazing sensitivity and bottom out protection. The air spring is complemented by an integrated coil spring to create a frictionless sliding movement and a highly responsive fork giving the best grip to the front tyre.
We looked at everything that needed a low friction solution to improve smoothness and sensitivity, that took us to our motorsport heritage: developed in the World Rally Championship, our new DU bushing material used in the magnesium Lower are sized to a defined tolerances for each fork assembly and works in harmony with our dedicated EXT oil, and guarantees zero stiction and super low friction properties even when combined with high side loads. ERA V2.1 adopts an innovative Floating internal shaft guide in the damper cartridge uses a Superfinish shaft taking friction to the lowest possible level.
EXT high-volume cartridge uses a high flow piston to generate control for your bike. The ERA V2 .1 is a performance upgrade for your bike and your riding. Like all EXT products, the ERA V2.1 offers a fully tunable fork with a useable damping range for each rider and riding style.
TECHNOLOGY AND FEATURES
Innovative dual positive air chambers and a large negative self-equalizing chamber. This system allows for extensive control over the shock’s air spring curve characteristics.
Stem/crown integrated design to increase frontal stiffness and prevent cracking noises.
Granting a better lubrication of the stanchion and reducing friction and wear of the system.
- HS3, Hybrid coil and air spring: with 2 adjustable positive air chambers and high volume negative chamber
- New Crown design: forged AL 7050 T6 to substantially increase stiffness
- High volume Cartridge with Ø22 mm piston, engineered circuit to separate bump and rebound oil flow
- HDRV unique compression valve system Ø24 mm piston
- IFP reservoir Ø24 mm piston
- Dropout 15QR Boost Torque Cap® compatible (15×110 mm)
- 3 way adjustable, Low and High speed Bump and Rebound
- Main strut low friction system: new DU bushing material from our WRC technology combined with dedicated EXT oil
- Cartridge and Air spring low friction System: innovative floating shaft guide combined with the EXT proprietary coating and superfinish chrome shaft.
New Era V2.1 features & upgrades
Listening to comments and suggestions coming from our riders, we have developed a new kit for the HS3 that’s retrofittable to all V1/V2 models! The system increases Negative Chamber volume, as well + Chamber ,with the task to make the Era even more sensitive over small bump, but also even softer during the main part of the travel to gain more comfort, thanks also to the new spec 53/50.
New DU guide bushings
All the 2023 fork have now a new Lower DU guide bushing upgrade that are also available to all of the existing forks!
The new DU design and material are proven to be a very important improvement for sliding quality, mantaining tolerances and surface low roughness with a very long lasting life span, more than 500.000 cycles, that in” automotive standard it’s considered “life”, with an increasing service maintenance to more than 100 hours.