EXT Reveal Brand New ERA MTB Fork

EXT are the makers of some very highly regarded MTB rear shocks and are endorsed by Chris Porter of Mojo Rising who are the UK Distributor.

The ERA 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 a lot of tuning capability and offers a lot of support in a suspension fork.

About the EXT ERA MTB Fork

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.

New, patent-pending, crown design that increases stiffness in all load directions and gives more riding precision.

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 defined tolerance 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 sideloads.

ERA adopt 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 is a performance upgrade for your bike and your riding. Like all EXT products, the ERA offers a fully tunable fork with a useable damping range for each rider and riding style.

Our new cartridge also introduces a new Bump valve design (HDRV – High Dynamic Response Valve) with 2 different shim stack for mid and high speed and an Internal Floating Piston guided piston combined with a bespoke thrust bearing to enhance fast response and guidance.

ERA concept wants to be a no-compromise fork on implementing a solution to create performance and better ride control.

Specification

  • 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
  • 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.

Weight: 2280 g (29” 170 mm with uncut steer tube, axle and lube)

AVAILABLE STROKES
– 140 mm
– 150 mm
– 160 mm
– 170 mm

AVAILABLE WHEEL SIZE/OFFSET
– 29 inch
– Offset: 44 mm

What do you think of the new EXT ERA MTB Fork? Let us know in the comments section below to start a thread in our MTB Forums

Will Brett-Atkin

Will Brett-Atkin

Will (@willbrettbikes) is the founder and creator of One Track Mind Mag. He is an award-winning Digital Product Designer and has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world.When not behind a computer screen Will likes to be out in nature riding natural trails with friends. He also likes to dabble in a bit of Enduro racing and has had some great results racing in the UK

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