DT Swiss XRC 100 Twin Shot suspension fork review

Light, tight and controlled race fork

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £775.00 RRP | USD $1,299.94
DT Swiss XRC 100 Twin Shot suspension fork

Our review

Expensive but exceptionally light yet usefully tight and controlled race fork
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The XRC 100 weighs just 1,286g. A lot of the weight loss, and cost, comes from its single-piece carbon lower legs with hollow, rear-facing brace. Magnesium dropouts are plugged onto the bottom with neatly sculpted direct-fit brake mounts.

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Despite its skinny 28.6mm stanchions and hollow magnesium crown, the XRC tracks and brakes okay; certainly better than the carbon-topped World Championship version we’ve tested previously. The Twin Shot damping gives a tight top-end feel, with an optional remote compression lockout lever for sprinters and bob haters.

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It’s smooth over big stuff, but dives fast and kicks back if you’re not accurate with the independently adjustable rebound and compression settings. The high price doesn’t include a shock pump, which seems tight. Reliability of most DT Swiss forks we’ve tested has been excellent, with no sign of wear in a year of hard use on our XMMs.

Product Specifications

Product

Name XRC 100 Twin Shot suspension fork (11)
Brand DT Swiss

Description Axle: QR, Travel: 100mm, 80mm, Adjustments: rebound, low speed compression, optional remote lockout
Weight (g) 1286
Steerer Size 1 1/8
Spring Type Air
Spring Adjustment Air pressure