Society Xeno review

Outstandingly stiff, strong dirt jump fork at a great price

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £179.99 RRP | USD $276.00
Society Xeno

Our review

Initial issues but otherwise outstandingly stiff, strong and adaptable at a great price
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Society is the new high value brand from the hardcore house of ID (Identiti, Halo and so on), and this sturdy beast is a great budget fork.


It’s certainly impressive structurally, with the low slung 80 or 100mm travel units using 36mm legs and a deep crown. It comes with inserts for either a 9mm bolted skewer or a 20mm bolt through axle to give maximum steering stiffness.

Our early batch fork had some nasty spiky traits, but our second sample has an impressively smooth stroke from the coil spring. 

It’s designed as a big slam fork, because even with a firm spring you need at least some supplementary air spring pressure to stop the rebound feeling too slow. 


It has to be a top value, super stiff contender.

Product Specifications


Name Xeno (08)
Brand Society

Weight (g) 2545
Year 2008
Lowers Magnesium
Crown Material Cold Forged
Damping Rebound
Spring Adjustment Air pressure
Steerer Material Aluminium
Adjustable Travel No
Damping Adjustment Rebound
Disc Caliper Mount I.S
Stanchion Diameter 36
Spring Type Air
Bike Use Freeride Mountain Off Road
Steerer Size 1 1/8
Wheel Size 26
Brake System Compatability Disc Brake
Available Colours Black White
Travel 100
Stanchions Material Alloy