The original DHX damper worked well. And so did a huge range of others from Marzocchi to Rockshox, Bos and many other smaller brands. But it was a tricky customer to set up, or rather a fiddly one especially when less than considerate bike designers decided to mount the DHX in the most inaccessible of places that could be possibly found on a bicycle. The new Fox DHX2 is better, and its been well developed by the best racers.
“The SLS spring system is said to provide titanium weight savings at an affordable price”
Remember previously that the volume adjuster was hit and miss, the air valve a fiddle and the high and low speed compression adjusters either required the right size stick or the right temperature fingers. Don’t get me wrong here, the new damper isn’t just about the sensory stuff in terms of getting the bloody thing dialled in but it really matters when its hoofing down with rain on a wet Welsh hillside.