The new H3C has been slimmed down everywhere possible. It also uses a lighter spring material which brings it closer to the weight of high-volume air shocks. With the weight in check, it comes down to cost and performance. Listen for a straight-shooter’s perspective after three months of ride time. Could this shock make sense for your ride?
H3C Coil Shock Highlights
- Built for all-mountain and enduro
- Metric and trunnion mount
- Sizes: 185×55/50mm, 205×65/60mm, 210×55/50mm and 230×65/60mm overall length x stroke
- Platform adjustment (3 clicks)
- Low-speed compression adjustment (16 clicks)
- Rebound adjustment (12 clicks)
- Aluminum damper shaft
- Piggyback reservoir with IFP
- Polymer hardware
- Lightweight proprietary metallurgy springs (50 lb/in increments)
- Claimed Weight: 318g (185x55mm without spring) // 700g (185x55mm with 350 lb/in spring)
- Verified Weight: 720g (210x55mm with 500 lb/in spring and 30g hardware)
- MSRP: $399 USD
Q&A With X-Fusion
This shock was originally priced at $599. How did you bring the cost down?
Our new H3C will retail for $399. The initial price was given during the early prototype stages, so we wanted to be careful to not underestimate the pricing without having a clear answer of the production costs. Now that we have the shock dialed in and a clear outlook on productions costs we are proud to offer a high quality rear shock for a very affordable price.