By Aaron Waldron
New from XRAY:
New XRAY XB2C’17 Online Now
2017 All-new Features:
- All-new motor position
- All-new gear box
- All-new gear box gears 36T
- All-new motor plate
- All-new rear suspension holder
- All-new shock pistons
- Increased steering
- Increased traction
- Improved high-speed stability
- Improved reliability
To increase traction, steering and high-speed stability, the motor position was changed from left to right position. This new position achieves a different motoric moment which improves handling in most typical track conditions.
The lightweight, tiny gear box has a new internal design, accommodating a new 3-gear configuration as a result of the new right-side motor position.
Gear Box Gears
With the all-new right side motor position and new gear box, the internal gears of the gear box are also new. The new large 36T gear – which fits the new 3-gear configuration – is moulded from premium graphite composite to ensure maximum life, high strength, and minimal weight.
The black-coated Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum motor plate has a new design to accommodate the new right-side motor position.
The motor plate holds the slipper clutch assembly as well as the gear box, and features an adjustable motor plate position. To reinforce the assembly, the motor plate is connected to the upper brace mount via a motor plate brace.
I.S.S. Suspension Holders
To improve reliability and strength the Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum suspension holders were reinforced and strengthened.
The aluminum suspension holders feature Integrated Suspension Settings (I.S.S.™) which allows for quick & easy suspension geometry set-up.
Using eccentric suspension bushings – which are inserted into Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum suspension blocks – as well as additional shims and turnbuckles, the XB2 suspension geometry can be completely adjusted:
- rear roll-center
Shock pistons are made from Delrin® and are molded using ultra-high precision moulds. All-new 2-hole pistons (1.6mm and 1.7mm holes) are now included in the set.