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The 33 is a concentrated combination of technology, a suspension created for modern mountain bike needs. With its 1580g (manufacturer information) the 33 is an extremely light XC fork. With the Internal Floating Technology (IFT) Formula claims smooth flow unmatched by any other product in the same market sector.
Despite the extremely light weight, the 33 stanchions give it extraordinary strength, which permits it to excel even in all mountain riding, thanks to its up to 140 mm travel (extended version).
The Remote Cartridge Control (RCC, optional) allow the rider to control fork compression straight from the handlebars and while in action.
The Compression Tuning System (CTS) permits, with extreme ease, to adapt the 33 to all riders' needs.
It does not matter if you are a cross country racer or a weekend warrior, hungry for epic bike rides; the 33 wants be your irreplaceable companion.
- air pressure
- compression damping
- rebound damping
- Lockout/ -blow off
- Remote, optional
- adjustment of overall compression (low, mid, hard)
- adjustment of progression
33 / Thirty-Three Technologies
- IFT (Internal Floating Technology)
Smoothness is very important in terms of suspension performance. Formula made a new approach to this. While stanchion coatings have minimal affect on friction, lateral stress occurs in all forks, regardless of their stiffness. Formula`s hydraulic cartridge is merged into the interiors of the fork in a way, it compensates the stress placed on the fork. This causes an incredible reduction of friction.
- RCC (Remote Cartridge Control)
RCC is an on-the-fly system that finely tunes the overall compression. In most of the forks, tuning options must be done on the fork itself or remotely by a mechanical cable rotating a knob. Formula`s RCC took different approach. It is a remote adjustment that becomes integrated into the cartridge. It gives the rider the opportunity to adjust the overall compression on the trail, while riding, right from the cockpit. With RCC, the fine tuning of overall compression is controlled by 13 different positions, from fully open to locked out.
- CTS (Compression Tuning System)
With the CTS Formula offers 3 different kinds of valve heads for soft, medium and firm high speed compression. With this system, a wide range of riding styles is covered and this makes the 33 highly customizable by any rider, using a simple tool that anyone can use in their own workshop.
- ILS (Integrated Locking System)
ILS improves the thru-axle design. The lever is easily removable for re-insertion at virtually any position. The ILS can be used on a rear axle that requires a tool for removal. On top of that, the ILS is designed to prevent overtightening of the front axle, making wheel removal quick and simple. For weight freaks, the ILS can be removed without affecting the functionality of the thru-axle.