Bontrager Race X Lite Switchblade review

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£149.99

Bontrager Race X Lite Switchblade

BikeRadar verdict

80.0 out of 5 stars

"A fairly conservative but well-built and well-priced offering from Mr Bontrager"

Monday, January 1, 2007 12.00am By

The Race X Lite features carbon-wrapped aluminium legs together with an aluminium crown and dropouts. Like most fixed-blade forks these days, it's designed to plug into frames built with a mid-travel suspension fork in mind.

The X Lite is very slightly longer than the other forks though, so it's a good option if you're worried about a shorter fork leaving you with an over-steep head angle. Tip: running a tall tyre on the front will do this too, as well as adding more comfort and traction. We like the ride feel of the X Lite, but ideally the 29er version should have a longer offset (different crown) than the 26er.

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Specification

Name:
Race X Lite Switchblade
Brand:
Bontrager
Price:
£149.99

Crown to Axle Length:
465
Fork Offset:
38
Weight (g):
955
Wheel Type:
Mountain
Wheel Size:
26 28
Material:
Aluminium Carbon

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