You are here

MTB brands choose Öhlins for MY2021

Published September 2, 2020

BRAIN does not edit, endorse, or fact check these press releases. They are posted as a service to our readers and supporters. Contact us to submit a press release or if you find a posting objectionable.

Mondraker and Commencal among manufacturers set to benefit from Öhlins' market-leading suspension technology as the brand expands its roster of OEM partners and releases new OEM-only RXF38 m.1 fork

Upplands Väsby, Sweden: Already synonymous with suspension around the globe across various disciplines of motorsport, Öhlins continues to rapidly expand its reach in the mountain biking scene. Today's latest announcement sees the performance suspension brand partner with four major mountain bike manufacturers for MY2021 – Mondraker, Commencal, Thok and Intense – providing forks and shocks for their premium e-MTB, enduro and downhill models.

Öhlins' latest expansion also coincides with the addition of a new OEM-only single-crown fork model to the brand's range – the RXF38 m.1. Developed specifically for the OEM market, the RXF38 m.1 was designed with long-travel gravity bikes and hard-hitting e-MTBs in-mind. The new fork offers a lighter, shorter and more compact design than its dual-crown DH38 cousin, with up to 180mm of travel available. Boasting 15 clicks of adjustment for low-speed compression and rebound damping, 3 clicks for high-speed compression and a climb-mode setting, its retuned twin-piston, three-chamber air spring system allows for detailed tuning across all 180mm of travel. The new fork will feature alongside numerous other race-proven Öhlins models on OEM bikes for MY2021.

Global mountain bike brand Mondraker will be among the first to run the new RXF38 m.1, with the long-travel fork proving an ideal choice for their Level RR and super-enduro Crafty Carbon XR e-MTBs. The two models will spec both the TTX22M and TTXAir at the rear respectively. Mondraker's Foxy Carbon XR 29 and Foxy Carbon RR 29 will also run the RXF36 m.2, paired with the robust and high-performance TTXAir rear shock. The Superfoxy Carbon R and RR will also feature the Öhlins TTXAir shock.

Premium MTB brand Commencal have also chosen to spec Öhlins for MY2021. The 2021 META AM 29 Öhlins ED will benefit from a TTX22M coil rear shock and RXF36 m.2 fork, combining to offer exceptional ride performance. The DH38 m.1 fork meanwhile, designed for downhill riding, will feature on the new SUPREME DH 29 / 27 Öhlins ED. The TTX22M, a popular choice for OEMs, will provide the bike's 27.5" rear wheel with ample traction.

Thok & Intense

Thok, manufacturer of distinctive electric mountain bikes, is the very first brand to launch a bike with the new RXF38 m.1. The Öhlins-specced Thok TK01 LTD is a supremely capable e-MTB, made for technical and demanding riding, complete with the TTXAir rear shock.

Californian brand Intense have also chosen Öhlins for their latest e-MTB model – the Tazer MX. Intense have opted for Öhlins' dual-crown DH38 m.1 forks at the front, with the TTX22M keeping the bike planted at the rear.

Manufacturers working direct with Öhlins' distribution network

Öhlins' service and distribution network also works in partnership with several premium manufacturers on a global scale, producing exclusive, limited-run product series. Current partners that are equipping their high-performance mountain bikes with Öhlins suspension include: Hope Technology, Stanton, Starling, Canfield, Greyp, Privateer and Antidote.

Torkel Sintorn, General Manager MTB Öhlins Racing AB, said: "We are really honored to work with some of the biggest bike brands in mountain biking. We pride ourselves on producing top quality products and enjoy working with manufacturers to help create some of the greatest bikes on the market. Working with Mondraker, Commencal, Thok and Intense is the start of a long journey for us, with plenty more brands to come in the very near future."

Mondraker Product Manager Salvador Manchon said: "At Mondraker we choose to work with brands that share our passion for making bikes feel good on the dirt – it's at the heart of everything we do. So we didn't hesitate when the opportunity came to collaborate with one of the world's leading racing suspension specialists. Öhlins' knowledge and experience in product development will really spice up our bikes' performance. This is why we are very excited to reveal that the 2021 Level RR, Foxy Carbon XR 29, Foxy Carbon RR 29, Crafty Carbon XR models will all run Öhlin's new suspension system this year."

Commencal Marketing and Communications Manager Yannick Commencal said: "Working with Öhlins is a great opportunity for us, the brand has an impressive track record of delivering high-performance suspension to a wide range of sporting disciplines and MTB is no different. We both share a philosophy of developing our products through racing to deliver the best riding experience possible and working with Öhlins means we can offer a really diverse range of MY2021 bikes that will appeal to a truly broad range of riders."

Why work with Öhlins?

  • Synonymous with suspension worldwide: Öhlins' innovative MTB suspension technology is the product of market-leading experience and R&D across multiple disciplines including Motocross, motorbike road racing, Rallycross, NASCAR, Formula 1, ATV and snowsports
  • Flexible and adaptable: Öhlins adapt their products from the ground up to meet changing market requirements and specific client conditions
  • International: Öhlins offers an international distribution and service network, coupled with Öhlins-owned factories offering uncompromising quality control on all products
  • Fit and forget: Easy to use video and online performance setup guides ensure a consistent and high-performance rider experience from day one
  • To discuss working with Öhlins on your next product range, please contact

The new RXF38 m.1 fork's key features

The new RXF38 m.1, set to run on Mondraker and Thok MY2021 models, is currently available for OEM use only; with key features including:

  • TTX-technology for the premium plus m.2 forks
  • Air: 120-180mm of travel
  • Coil: 120-180mm of travel
  • Independent cartridge spring and damper systems
  • Optimized air spring system with simple set-up choices with spacers
  • 38mm stanchion diameter with 44mm and 51mm crown offset
  • Floating axle design to minimize friction
  • Compatible with maximum tire sizes up to 29"x2.8 / 27.5"x3.2
  • Weight: starting from 2390 grams
  • Axle to crown: 583mm @ 170mm travel
  • Approved for eMTB use with e-MTB compatible crowns

About Öhlins
Öhlins have offered a comprehensive range of suspension solutions for the Mountain Bike, Motorsport and Snowsport sectors for more than 40 years. Their focus has always been on high-quality products, service and support and is distributed in over 50 countries worldwide.

Their philosophy has always been to supply the aftermarket, OEM partners and teams with high-end suspension technology, and they are dedicated to exceeding customers' expectations throughout the world.

Öhlin's passion for innovation and state-of-the-art technology motivates them to constantly seek the next generation of advanced suspension technology.
Their dedicated and professional workforce partner with some of the most prestigious manufacturers and teams in the world to achieve optimal suspension performance.

Join the Conversation