EXT has updated the ERA in the process of sourcing new suppliers to dodge the far East delays...
A new modified lower design offers a new axle design with a pinch bolt for perfect alignment irrespective of hub tolerance! In the new lowers are new bushes with oil pockets for improved lubrication and also a new system of slots in the bushes to pump oil up around the fork. A new rubber insert in the HS3 spring and a top out rubber in the ++ chamber round things off for the new version!
Suspension is one part of a complex system, connected to the bike and directly to the rider. We took a new approach when designing the ERA fork, looking at dynamic geometry, bringing together the needs of the bike and rider to offer the best performance to both.
The ERA fork uses our HS3, hybrid air spring. Two positive air chambers work with one, high volume self-activating negative air chamber. Combined with a high-volume damper cartridge this system offers incredible tuning capability and sets a new level for support in a suspension fork.
HS3 is focused on mid-stroke support around the dynamic sag position while offering amazing sensitivity and bottom-out protection.
The air spring is complemented by an integrated coil spring to create a frictionless sliding movement and a highly responsive fork giving the best grip to the front tyre.
New, patent-pending, crown design that increases stiffness in all load directions and gives more riding precision
We looked at everything that needed a low friction solution to improve smoothness and sensitivity,
that took us to our motorsport heritage:
Developed in the World Rally Championship our new DU bushing material used in the magnesium Lower are sized to defined tolerances for each fork assembly and works in harmony with our dedicated EXT oil and guarantees zero stiction and super low friction properties even when combined with high sideloads.
ERA adopt an innovative Floating internal shaft guide in the damper cartridge that uses a Superfinish shaft taking friction to the lowest possible level.
EXT high-volume cartridge uses a high flow piston to generate control for your bike, the ERA is a performance upgrade for your bike and your riding. Like all EXT products, the ERA offers a fully tunable fork with a useable damping range for each rider and riding style.
Our new cartridge also introduces a new Bump valve design (HDRV – High Dynamic Response Valve) with 2 different shim stacks for mid and high speed and an Internal Floating Piston guided piston combined with a bespoke thrust bearing to enhance fast response and guidance.
ERA concept wants to be a no-compromise fork on implementing a solution to create performance and better ride control.
Weight: 2280 g (29” 170 mm with uncut steer tube, axle and lube)
HS3, Hybrid coil and air spring: with 2 adjustable positive air chambers and high volume negative chamber
New Crown design: forged AL 7050 T6 to substantially increase stiffness
High volume Cartridge with Ø22 mm piston, engineered circuit to separate bump and rebound oil flow
HDRV unique compression valve system Ø24 mm piston
IFP reservoir Ø24 mm piston
Dropout 15QR Boost Torque Cap® compatible (15×110 mm)
3 way adjustable, Low and High speed Bump and Rebound
Main strut low friction system: new DU bushing material from our WRC technology combined with dedicated EXT oil
Cartridge and Air spring low friction System: innovative floating shaft guide combined with the EXT proprietary coating and superfinish chrome shaft.