36 Float 29 FIT4 Boost Factory - 2016
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Fox Racing Shox 36 Float 29 FIT4 Boost Factory - 2016

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Welcome to the all-new 2016 Fox 36
In 2015, Fox gave their 36-series suspension forks a number of improvements that trickled down from the RAD (Racing Application Development) program. These improvements included a chassis that was not only stiffer, but a half pound lighter than the previous chassis. For 2016, the 36-series remains largely unchanged, except for the new added option of the FIT4 damper. You basically have the have the option of selecting either the RC2 damper or the new 3-position FIT4 damper. There are some important differences to note between these two configurations, so please read carefully:

3-Position FIT4 Damper
The all new FIT4 damper is somewhat similar to the Fox's previous CTD system, but it has been reworked in several ways. Fox has ditched the Climb/Trail/Descend nomenclature, and opted for Open/Medium/Firm which correlate to the three main compression settings offered on forks using the FIT4 damper. In the open position, the fork's oil flow is maximized, providing a very plush and responsive feel overall. The medium position stiffens the initial compression, allowing the fork to ride slightly higher in it's travel, reducing pedal bob/feedback. The firm setting will be increase initial compression resistance even more, and will offer the firmest ride of the three settings. Naturally, the open setting is intended for downhill trail sections, the medium setting is intended for primarily flat trail sections, and the firm setting is intended for climbing. In the open mode, the FIT4 damper offers 22 clicks of low speed compression, though it does lack the externally adjustable high speed compression that the RC2 damper offers. Why offer such a range of compression adjustment in the open setting when you could just flip the knob to the medium setting? Good question. The medium setting is intended for a quick on-the-fly switch to a firmer platform. On the inside of the fork, the medium setting, the fork has to push through a shim stack ever time it is compressed, which results in slightly harsher small bump performance. The open setting however does not utilize that shim stack, resulting in unadulterated performance - so it makes sense to give those extra 22 clicks of compression adjustability in this setting, as that is where you'll likely be spending the most time when riding.

The FIT4 damper also includes some other notable changes and improvements over the previous CTD damper. Fox's CTD system was met with a fair bit of criticism from riders and media, and folks primarily complained that the CTD forks were overdamped, somewhat unresponsive, and wallowed in their travel too much in the Descend/Open setting. Meanwhile all the forks using the RC2 damper were generally very well received, and didn't suffer from these issues. So it comes as no surprise that the new FIT4 damper borrows much of it's technology from the RC2 damper. The FIT4 utilizes a 10mm shaft and seal head design that increases oil flow to the base valve, same as what's used on Fox's 36 and 40-series forks. Fox also increased flow through the rebound circuit for faster recovery from hard hits. With the increased oil flow throughout the entire damper, as well as improvements to inner seal heads, the new FIT4 forks will be very plush and responsive in the open setting. 

Boost 15x110mm
Fox has implemented the new Boost standard on select forks, allowing the use of compatible Boost 15x110mm front hubs. This wider hub allows for stiffer wheels, which is increasingly important for 29'ers and plus-sized bikes.

Other Details
Since the 36-series Fox forks are targeted towards the more aggressive crowd, they opt for a 180mm post mount disc brake tab, meaning the smallest rotor you can with this fork is 180mm. Magnesium lowers, aluminum top crown, and an aluminum steer tapered steer tube keep weight down to a competitive 4.42 lbs for the 160mm model. As with all Factory Series Fox forks, the 36 Float utilizes Fox's famous Kashima buttery smooth coating on the stanchions. All 36 Float 29" forks have a 51mm crown offset, which is recommended for most 29" bikes on the market. This fork is backed by Fox's limited 1-year warranty.

Specifications

  • Travel:160mm
  • Wheel Size: 29"
  • Spring: Air
  • Disc Mount: 180mm Post Mount
  • Travel Adjust: No
  • Axle Config.: 15x110mm
  • Max Rotor Size: 203mm
  • Crown Material: Aluminum
  • Lowers Material: Magnesium
  • Stanchions: 36mm Aluminum
  • Steertube Dia.: 1.5" - 1-1/8" Tapered
  • Crown Offset: 51mm
  • Intended Use: Trail/AM/Enduro
  • Warranty: 1 Year
  • View/Download Fox 36 tuning guide

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