The focus of the RydeFX Air 2.0 was
to take a unique approach to developing a gas spring damper which
would not only overcome the shortfalls associated with traditional
air spring shock absorber designs, but also set a new precedence
in damper design.
Aside from eliminating approximately 1.0 lb of weight off each
corner of a snowmobiles front suspension, as compared with a coil
over monotube design; the unique characteristic of the AIR 2.0
resides in it patented oil porting and integrated cylinder design
which incorporates twin gas chambers that provide dual rate spring
adjustability. This streamline approach eliminates the need for
external gas chambers that are more susceptible to air leakage and
have significant pressure to overcome during the initial stage of
Unlike other "springless" shock absorber designs, the AIR 2.0 has
transposed the single purpose of an internal floating piston into
multifunctional gas spring chambers. Within the larger 47mm
aluminum cylinder, gas spring pressures can be set in a range of
approximately 50-100 psi to allow adjustments in front suspension
sag and for an initial lower "spring" rate within the range of
1.0" - 1.5" of shock stroke. The second gas spring chamber is
located in the 37mm hardened chrome finished cylinder which
doubles as a durable damper rod that lubricates the shaft seals
and ice scraper as it travels in-and-out of the 47mm shock body,
thereby eliminating any possible traits of excessive friction. The
gas chamber within the 37mm rod cylinder can be set in a range of
approximately 120-220 psi to allow for a stiffer "spring" rate
that controls the remaining travel in shock stroke.
This level of integration of twin gas spring chambers within a
single body configuration combines light weight responsiveness for
high speed handling and rough trail riding as well as remarkable
comfort due to the plusher initial spring rate.
RydeFX AIR 2.0 ski shocks are sold as a pair with a pump included.