From MBA / Ventana Review
"Front suspension deviates from current converts to Judy-ism. Ventana has a relationship with Halson Designs and chose the Inversion fork. The Halson fork is inverted (the lowers slide into the larger, upper section of the fork) and uses a top-loading, shish-kebab elastomer stack for both spring and damping duties. Huge external rubber bellows seal long slots in the upper section through which cantilever brake studs protrude. The 2.375-inch-travel fork operates well, but you have to see its internals to believe 'em."
"The fly in the ointment of upside-down forks is the brakes. They must be close to the rim, and that means ten inches above the front axle. Since the upper part closest to the rim of upside-down forks doesn't move, it's hard to get the brakes to follow the rim. This problem has sidetracked most inverted fork concepts into the waste can. Halson Inversion forks solved this problem by slotting the upper alloy section of its fork. The cantilever bosses move up and down inside the vertical slots without having to depend on a disc brake. You get superb bearing overlap, increased rigidity and less unsprung weight (the part of the suspension that follows the ground on upside-down forks).
There are no contact seals (oil or dust) in the Inversion fork. One all-enveloping rubber boot seals the lower legs, brake bosses and moving brake bridge. No contact seals means less stiction and better low-end suspension performance. The forks come with a million elastomer elements in different durometers for fine-tuning purposes. To remove its elastomer shish-kebab, unscrew the caps on the top of the fork crown and the entire assembly pops out.
Did the Inversion forks live up to their lofty expectations? Actually, yes. Every rider in the evaluation was skeptical of the big black fork. Each returned with a similar comment: "These forks work pretty good." That's the long and short of Halson Inversion forks: they are good all-around performers, well-suited for full-suspension bikes--and, hey, they come stock with 2.375 inches of travel."
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