With these CTS tuning kits, you can choose a compression assembly for your fork to suit your riding style and install it without dissasssembling the fork. Please note, you will need to buy the installation tool SB90277-00 in order to remove and install the CTS assembly.
Below is an explanation from Formula regarding the different CTS tunes. Please give us an email or a call if you need help choosing a CTS.
The Gold valve is the closest to the “industry-standard” set-up of a MTB fork: great sensitivity in the first two centimeters of travel, the right amount of support at low and medium speeds, and a constant though gentle progressivity. A setting that allows riders with different riding styles to have comfort and support, combined with the advantage to use always all the available travel.
The Orange valve is suitable for conditions where you need maximum sensitivity in the first two centimeters of the travel, combined with a greater support at low and medium speeds, all while having a more pronounced progressivity towards the end of the travel. The Orange valve be suit for those riders who are looking for more progressivity from their fork, without wanting to change the behavior of the fork at low and medium speeds.
The Green valve is dedicated to hard-fought pure racing. Like in any race setup, performance is more preferred than comfort. With the Green valve you get a setting that leaves a very sensitive first two centimeters of travel, but also gives maximum compression support at medium and high speeds. The Green valve is suitable for riders who aggressively load the front wheel. A setting without compromise, and a pronounced progressivity that’s designed for those conditions in which the only thing to do is to challenge the clock.
Desert valve is designed to give maximum comfort at low speeds as well as throughout the first part of the travel. A setting designed to get a feeling of infinite travel up to halfway through the travel, all without giving up the indispensable support at high speeds. Suitable for all those riders that make comfort and sensitivity the two essential characteristics of a fork.
The Blue valve has been designed to combine comfort and support. With this valve you get that feeling of having lots of travel available without giving up a sustained behavior at high speeds. The Blue valve has a more pronounced progressivity, for that reason it makes the fork more suitable for those riding styles that look for comfort at lower speeds and support at the higher speeds.
The Red valve is designed for a rather special setup. In the race context, we tend to favor a very progressive setting and maybe sacrifice a bit of comfort. With the Red valve you get a racing setup at high speeds combined with great comfort at low speeds. It’s particularly suitable for those riders which have a fairly central riding position on the bike, and who have basically a very smooth style. The Red valve is the “keep-the-momentum” race option.
The Anthracite valve is designed for E-Bike Racing, a very new and upcoming discipline. A setting that transfers the behavior of the Green valve onto the typical stress of the E-Bike. Basically, a heavier bike with a greater inertia while braking. The Anthracite valve is suitable for all E-Bike lovers who want to challenge the race field.