Tons of adjustment.
Although relatively new entry for bicycle suspension Formula has a deep history in the moto brake and suspension game. The Formula 35 targets the Trail and Enduro fork market with 100-160mm of adjustable travel - The travel is easily adjusted with spacers that clip on to the airshaft. This is great if you want to play around with different travel settings and head angles and not get locked into a single travel option - which is what you will find on the Pike or Fox.
This is no basic entry level fork with a Rebound and Lockout - if you like tweaking and tuning your suspension this fork will suit you well. Out of the box it has low speed compression adjustment, lockout lever and threshold adjustment and rebound adjuster on the lower leg. In addition to this there is "expert" tuning available(sold seperately) which allows you to change the range of compression settings (low, med and high) which will really apeal and improve the experience for intermediate to advanced riders.
As seen with most of the top end forks the spring rate adjustment - The Formula ThirtyFive also features spring rate adjustment from linear to more progressive simply by adding different amounts of Ballistol oil on the top of the air piston.
What really sets the ThirtyFive aside from it's competitors is its extremely supple stroke and small bump sensitivity. Utilising dual negative springs to make the progression super smooth and effortless - this is unlike negative air-springs that can be sticky which inhibits small bump sensitivity. 35mm uppers balance weight and rigidty and a carefully sculptured chassis brings weight down to an impressive 1790grams which makes this fork lighter than the Pike and significantly lighter then the Fox 36. With the huge amount of adjustment you will definitely be able to get the fork dialed in for your preference and riding style.
An easy to use 15mm integrated QR lever
- 1790grams / EX edition 1795grams
- 21 click Rebound adjustment
- 18 Low Speed compression adjustment
- Crown mounted lockout with threshold (remote available seperately)
- Air-Spring curve adjustment
- Travel adjustment (100mm-160mm)
- Satellite damper replacement (sold seperately)
- Matte Black lowers and anodised black uppers
- Easy to use Integrated QR 15mm Lever
- Made in Italy