The Swedish suspension giants unveil their all new Cross Country range


Designed with XC racing in mind

8 June 2023, Upplands Väsby, Sweden

Öhlins has introduced its highly anticipated XC range, which includes the debut of the RXC34 m.1 forks, TXC1Air, and TXC2Air shocks. The brand, known for its outstanding performance and leading products in the Enduro and Downhill categories, is now leveraging its extensive technological expertise to expand into the XC segment. This move represents an exciting development for Öhlins as it broadens its product portfolio based on its racing achievements and commitment to innovation.

The new fork incorporates Öhlins’ floating axle

With the unveiling of their partnership with Team BMC Racing earlier this year, Öhlins reinforces its focus on racing and innovation while further developing their technology and creating the next generation of race-winning products. The company has introduced various new technologies, such as air spring design and serial shim stack, alongside their already proven innovations like the floating axle and rigid chassis. Team BMC has already tested these innovations, particularly emphasizing their performance on the challenging tracks in Paris during the upcoming 2024 Olympics.

Available with standard or trunnion eyelets

Incorporating their suspension innovations, a new damping system was developed for both the front fork and rear shock. In the fork, a new OTX14 damper and updated two-chamber air spring provide increased traction and wheel control while the stiff chassis gives a stout feel and excellent handling. When put in a racing environment, the new suspension handles modern XC tracks with ease and efficiency.

Options for remote or manual lock-out


Öhlins brings their twin-tube technology to the XC segment with the highly adjustable TXCAir shocks. Able to match a multitude of riding styles and bike linkages, the TXCAir shock aims to provide ultimate performance and rear wheel control.


  • Hydraulics optimized for XC racing with serial shim stacks
  • 3 ride modes developed and tested to save seconds on the race track
  • Rider-friendly volume spacer system to adjust air spring progressiveness
  • Reducers can easily be installed to adjust the stroke
  • Lighter, slimmer, and more progressive TXC1Air
  • Larger, more versatile TXC2Air
  • Remote and manual control options
  • Manual control option adding 16 clicks of LSC
  • 12 clicks of rebound
  • TXC1Air is available in 165/190 – 37.5/40 and 185/210 – 47.5/50
  • TXC2Air is available in 165/190 – 37.5/40/42.5/45 and 185/210 – 47.5/50/52.5/55
  • TXC1Air from 245g
  • TXC2Air from 255g
A new XC-oriented damper inside the 34mm chassis

RXC34 m.1:

Built upon Öhlin’s proven 34mm chassis, the RXC34 m.1 was designed to be the ultimate XC race fork.


  • Lightweight OTX14 damper.
  • Highly adjustable with race-proven setting bank to match rider style and bike
  • Hydraulics optimized for XC racing
  • 3 ride modes developed and tested to save seconds on the race track
  • Up to 5 positive volume spacers to adjust progressiveness (depending on travel)
  • Up to 7 negative spacers to adjust initial sensitivity
  • Race version in 100mm with carbon crown at 1476g
  • 110/120mm carbon version at 1496g.
  • 110/120mm aluminum version at 1598g (100mm version will be available later)
  • Remote and manual control option
  • Manual control option adding 12 clicks of LSC
  • 12 clicks of rebound
Öhlins unveiled their partnership with Team BMC earlier this year

The three different ride modes (open, pedal, lock-out), have been developed for the fork and shock in parallel in order to create the most efficient and balanced platform, no matter the situation.

Thomas Westfeldt, MTB Product Manager at Öhlins: “This range has been in development for a long time, not only is it raced at the highest level, it’s now also available for XC riders around the world. Our focus on performance enables riders to have the confidence to go faster while being in control, on XCO tracks, and on weekend rides”

Pricing / Availability: 

  • TTX1 and TTX2 Air – $565 / £609 /  €695
  • AM RXC34 m.1 Air – $1190 / £1310 /  €1495
  • AM RXC34 m.1 Carbon Air – $1390 / £1485 / €1695
  • Will be available later this Summer
Race-proven XC suspension
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