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  1. this is a 2016 rocky mountain was recently in for a shock serves and got a new rear tire.
  2. Lower Leg Bypass Channels As a fork compresses, the air volume within the lower legs decreases, increasing air pressure. The more the fork compresses, the more pressure increases. This effect can have the unintended consequence of preventing full travel from being achieved. Our lower leg channels help alleviate this issue by dramatically increasing air volume within the lower legs and thereby reducing the amount of additional unintended pressure ramping.Another benefit of these channels is that lower leg bath oil is circulated to the upper reaches of the lower legs, continuously lubricating the foam rings and bushings as the fork compresses and extends through its travel. Lower Leg Arch Stiffness-to-weight is the ultimate metric for bicycle design. Engineers invest countless hours poring over every ounce of material in an effort to optimize this critical ratio. The all-new 34 pulls out all the stops, shaving every possible gram while making sure not to compromise the stiffness or strength requirements of modern trail riding.Modern frame designs and geometry trends require modern suspension design solutions. The arch design is designed to pair perfectly with modern trail bikes. Head tube profiles have grown larger and larger, and fork offsets shorter and shorter. Our new arch shape takes this need into account by jutting forward to provide ample headtube clearance at full compression. State-of-the-art computer modeling techniques helped us to create an organic lower leg shape that optimizes stiffness with the absolute minimal amount of material. Float EVOL Returning with the same legendary suppleness and longevity, the EVOL air spring in 34’s now has an enlarged negative air spring to assist with mid-stroke support.New for 2022, the 34 SC comes with the option to tune the negative air spring with a volume spacer. GRIP2 (34 Only) Our GRIP2 damper is the benchmark for unparalleled ride quality and ultra-precise adjustability. GRIP2 includes our patented Variable Valve Control (VVC) technology which allows for external fine-tuning of suspension performance. GRIP2 achieves with the twist of a knob what typically requires the time consuming and complicated task of completely disassembling and reassembling the fork. All-New 34 Specifications: ALL-NEW chassis NEW air/oil channels NEW arch shape offers improved head tube clearance with shorter rakes NEW 58mm diameter crown Updated EVOL air spring Damper option(s): FIT4, GRIP2, and GRIP Travel option(s): 120mm-140mm Wheel size(s): 29" Offset(s): 44mm and 51mm Axle(s): 15x110 QR and 15x110 Kabolt Factory Series models feature Genuine Kashima Coat Available in Factory, Performance Elite, and Performance Starting weight: 1698 g All-New 34 SC Specifications The lightest 34 ever, the all-new 34 Step-Cast is designed from the ground up to deliver uncompromising XC race performance with class leading tuneability, chassis stiffness and strength. ALL-NEW chassis NEW air/oil channels NEW arch shape offers improved head tube clearance with shorter rakes NEW 58mm diameter crown Updated EVOL air spring Damper option(s): FIT4 and GRIP Travel option(s): 100mm-120mm Wheel size(s): 29" Offset(s): 44mm and 51mm Axle(s): 15x110 Kabolt and 15x110 QR Factory Series models feature Genuine Kashima Coat Available in Factory and Performance Starting weight: 1496 g All-New FLOAT X Specifications Designed specifically to meet the demands of aggressive trail riders, the new Float X combines sophisticated damping and fade free performance with incredible light weight and outstanding structural integrity. ALL-NEW chassis and damper High-flow main piston Air seal package Volume spacers with smaller increments MCU bottom out bumper Numbered tool-free 12 position single-turn LSC (Low Speed Compression) adjuster Independent firm mode circuit – Clockable 2 position adjuster Increased rebound adjuster range (over DPX2) Optimized reservoir lengths per shock size Hydraulic top out feature Reduced damper noise Larger air sleeve bore reduces average rider pressure by 40 psi vs. DPX2 Bearing hardware compatible both sides Air valve location offers improved frame fitment and pump access Available in Factory and Performance Elite All-New DHX Specifications Answering the call of riders seeking the ultimate in plush suspension, the new DHX brings coil-sprung, magic-carpet, trail smoothing performance in a wide range of configurations to the trails and beyond. ALL-NEW chassis and damper High-flow main piston Numbered Tool-free 12 position single-turn LSC (Low Speed Compression) adjuster Independent firm mode circuit – 2 position adjuster Optimized reservoir lengths per shock size Hydraulic top out feature Reduced damper noise MCU bottom out bumper Single-turn rebound adjuster with a variety of access modes (Tool-free, 3mm hex (direct access), 2mm hex or similar (side access) Spring preload collar with detents and max / min number of clicks and direction arrow Full diameter spring retainer with wire ring (like DHX2) Spring scuff guard on body (like DHX2) Available in Factory
  3. Hi Does anyone successfully run Fox remote lock out? My bike came with front and rear on one remote. I find I have to strip,clean, oil and resemble every third ride to keep them smooth. And I still find I have to bend down and assist them to release. Not sure if I am doing something wrong or maybe there is a trick I don't know about. Thanks
  4. So when everybody except the DH'ers were running Fox float RP23 rear shox and no one except the fat okes had issues with compression tunes, volume and shock pressure life was great. Bikes mostly had 90-120 mm rear suspension and perhaps the need was not quite there for such intricate tuning throughout the spring curve, or axel path or whatever you call it.. So time is 2018 and I'm possibly slower to adapt than the masses because I use to "just ride the damn thing". However a progression of trails in recent years and the introduction of Enduro has caused other okes to ride a little faster and I cant quite get the DH KOM's on my 4 inch XC bike anymore (Thats a joke) I have since tried out a Silverback Sprada(110mm/120mm and now bought a new frame which came without a rear shock and kind of lead to this thread. I hastily brought a Fox Float RP2 performance with the correct eye to eye at a song here on the hub however the Compression tune (Firm) might be to much. I've since ridden the new frame with the shock and I almost want to say the untrained ass wont notice it, but I can feel the suspension is not as plush as it should be. Im guessing its the firm tune in the compression. Guess based on my last bike which has a similar four bar/ Horst link suspension and although had a slightly higher leverage ratio it had a Medium tune(Felt really good) Therefore I should be going to a lighter tune, not higher. So again I jumped on the classifieds and hooked up a Nice Fox Float DPS EVOL that was off a Bronson. The tune on this shock was Compression L Rebound L and Climb L (means low) As most of you will know one can check the details of the shock by uploading the 4 digit code to: http://www.ridefox.com/fox17/help.php?m=bike So In trying to find out if the shock will need tuning again I got googling and found this very nifty shock tune guide by our friends at RockShox. https://qbp.com/diagrams/TechInfo/vivid.pdf Has anyone managed to find something like this for Fox?How big a difference is there in Medium Firm and Low compression tunes? How much can one manipulate these with air spring volume adjustments which is actually way more adjustable than the compression which we all just have 3 tunes to pick from.. What tunes work best with a slight Rising rate? What works well with a VPP ? Fire away..I'm going on lunch.
  5. By now most of you will know about and probably have ridden the established options Gravity DropperMaverick Speedball (Joplin's predecessor)Crank Brothers JoplinKS *various*RockShox ReverbNew to the market X-FusionRS StealthKS LevGiantSpecializedComing Soon Fox D.O.S.S.What's even better is more and more well-known companies with good reps are getting on board. Thomson http://www.bikerumor...mountain-bikes/ e*thirteen http://www.bikeradar...thirteen-34447/ All of this can only be great news for us. Surely prices will come down and tech & availability will go up.
  6. Fox has announced an all-new Transfer dropper seat post which is lighter, shorter, and more servieable than the previous design. The 34 fork is also now available with the option of a GRIP2 damper. See the press release from Fox below for more details. Click here to view the article
  7. Press Release All-New Transfer The race-proven transfer seatpost gets lighter and tighter for 2021. Completely redesigned from the ground up, with improved serviceability, decreased weight, and notably reduced extended length – the new transfer post is ready to rise to any occasion. Spec:NEW lightweight under-bar 1x lever design – or existing 2x lever Updated design Patent-pending clamp design dramatically reduces stack height Proven Transfer internals with even easier serviceability than 2020 model Internal routing only 30.9 and 31.6mm diameters – 100, 125, 150, and 175mm drop options Reduced overall length and insertion depth 25g lighter than 2020 Transfer 1x lever is Matchmaker and I-SPEC EV compatible Available in Kashima and Black Anodized MSRP USD $299 - $349 / CDN $389 - $459 / EUR €339 - €429 Levers sold separately for USD $65 / CDN $89 / EUR €69 34 GRIP2 34 is the ultimate trail companion. Featuring an EVOL air spring, choice of dampers, and a lightweight yet robust chassis, you can count on 34 to get up and down the mountain, every time. Specs:NEW GRIP2 damper option Damper option(s): GRIP2 with VVC, FIT4, Live Valve, GRIP Travel option(s): 120mm-140mm FLOAT EVOL air spring adds plushness Wheel size(s): 27.5" and 29" Offset(s): 44mm and 51mm Air Spring: FLOAT Axle option(s): 15QR x 110 Boost, 15QR x 100 Steerer: 1.5" Taper Starting Weight: 3.90 lb / 1770 g Factory Series models feature Genuine Kashima Coat Available in Factory, Performance Elite, Performance, and E-Bike models MSRP USD$749-$979/CDN$989-$1289/EUR€989-€1299 FLOAT DPX2Combining the ride quality and tunability of Float X2 with the lightweight simplicity of DPS, DPX2 is our most advanced trail shock. An entirely new base valve design raises the already high bar on performance, and 10 clicks of compression adjustability combined with an EVOL air sleeve provide enhanced responsiveness and sensitivity. Specs:X2 small bump sensitivity meets DPS lightweight and simplicity Recirculating oil damper design for more control Remote option One-piece EVOL air sleeve improves responsiveness and sensitivity Three-position lever with adjustable Open Mode offers 10 clicks to fine-tune compression Imperial and metric sizes Factory Series models feature Genuine Kashima Coat MSRP USD $559 - $579 / CDN $739 - $759 / EUR €739 - €769
  8. Fox today revealed major updates to their 36 and 40 forks along with the announcement of a whole new Fox 38 fork model. The Fox 38 boasts largely the same internals as the 36 but with a stiffer and burlier chassis in the 160 to 180mm travel range. Fox also announced X2 and DHX2 shock redesigns including new chassis', dampers, and matching 8-click HSC and HSR adjustment. Click here to view the article
  9. A selection of the new forks and shocks will be available shortly after business in South Africa resumes. Local pricing will also be determined at this stage. Read the press release below for all the details on the new Fox forks and shocks. Press Release One fork family bound by a common bond of race-ready performance, driven to help you deliver your very best. In 2005, we changed the game with the introduction of the 36, pioneering a new category in mountain bike suspension—and Enduro was born. The very same year, we introduced a big brother into the fold with the 40, forever changing the landscape of downhill racing—defying both gravity and expectations of what dual crown suspension should be. 15 years and countless world cup and EWS wins later, our award-winning suspension family is poised to redefine the game once again with the brand new 38. This rebellious middle child is a hard-hitting, long travel enduro menace, set to carry on the evolution and winning traditions of its champion pedigree. Smoothness Floating Axle Floating axles might look similar to other axles, but in fact they offer a distinct performance advantage due to their unique ability to match the exact width of the fork’s wheel mounting surface precisely to the front hub flange spacing, thus creating perfect chassis alignment and eliminating unwanted friction between the upper and lower fork legs. Floating axles provide much smoother suspension movement throughout the entire range of the fork’s travel, notably improving sensitivity and overall ride quality. The all-new 36 and 38 come equipped with a new quick-release lever operated patent-pending floating axle system, combining the benefit of a floating axle with the ease of a tool-free quick-release. With this system, spacing is locked in via a floating sleeve, allowing repeated front wheel removal and reinstallation while maintaining perfect fork alignment. Floating sleeve positioning comes preset from the factory so if you are unsure of how to operate the floating axle system or simply don’t want to bother with it, you can just install the front wheel and get on with your ride. Available optionally is the new Kabolt-X, a lightweight bolt-on floating axle exclusively for the all-new 36 and 38 that not only shaves grams but also increases torsional stiffness via its sleeveless, single-sided pinch bolt design. The all-new 40 utilizes a double-pinch bolt floating axle design to provide maximum stiffness for Downhill racing applications. Chassis alignment must be reset each time the front wheel is removed and reinstalled on both the Kabolt-X and 40 floating axles, but the end result is the same – perfect alignment and perfect performance. Lower Leg Channels As a fork compresses, the air volume within the lower legs decreases, increasing air pressure. The more the fork compresses, the more pressure increases. This effect can have the unintended consequence of preventing full travel from being achieved. Our lower leg channels help alleviate this issue by dramatically increasing air volume within the lower legs and thereby reducing the amount of additional unintended pressure ramping.Another benefit of these channels is that lower leg bath oil is circulated to the upper reaches of the lower legs, continuously lubricating the foam rings and bushings as the fork compresses and extends through its travel. Bleeders Our lower leg bleeders allow for atmospheric pressure equalization at the simple press of a button. Pressure build-up in the lower legs dramatically decreases fork performance, preventing full travel from being achieved, and diminishing small bump sensitivity and responsiveness. Stiffness Lower Leg Arch Stiffness-to-weight is the ultimate metric for bicycle design. Engineers invest countless hours poring over every ounce of material in an effort to optimize this critical ratio. The all-new 38 pulls out all the stops, shaving every possible gram while making sure not to compromise stiffness or strength requirements of modern, hard-hitting long-travel Enduro riding. Modern frame designs and geometry trends require modern suspension design solutions. The arch design of the all-new 36, 38, and 40 is designed to pair perfectly with modern Enduro and Downhill bikes. Head tube profiles have grown larger and larger, and fork offsets shorter and shorter. Our new arch shape takes this need into account by jutting forward to provide ample headtube clearance at full compression. State-of-the-art computer modeling techniques helped us to create an organic lower leg shape that optimizes stiffness with the absolute minimal amount of material. Elliptical Steerer (38 ONLY) The 38’s elliptical steer tube is one of many ways we’ve further optimized stiffness-to-weight, placing more material only where it is needed, and eliminating every ounce of it where it’s not. Most Tunable GRIP2 Our GRIP2 damper is the benchmark for unparalleled ride quality and ultra-precise on-the-fly adjustability. For 2021, we’ve taken GRIP2 to the next level by adding our patented VVC technology to the compression circuit. VVC is a proprietary variable valve control system that allows for external fine-tuning of suspension performance. GRIP2 achieves with the twist of a knob what typically requires the time consuming and complicated task of completely disassembling and reassembling the fork. FLOAT EVOL EVOL technology increases negative air spring volume, optimizing small bump sensitivity. EVOL’s linear spring curve delivers plushness off the top, extra mid-stroke support, and more tunable bottom-out progression.The benefits of EVOL are further enhanced by our new Lower Leg channels and Bleeders, which both function to reduce air pressure captured in the lower legs, allowing the EVOL air spring to operate freely without unintended interference. Heritage Collection ​The limited edition 2021 Heritage Collection draws inspiration from the original 36 and 40 – the iconic forks that shaped modern enduro and downhill riding 15 years ago. The all-new 38 ushers in a new era of hard- hitting, long-travel enduro riding and comes adorned in a unique pistachio hue, commemorating this historic moment and keeping the tradition of launching category-defining forks in a very special limited edition colourway. All Heritage Collection forks feature special black adjuster knobs, a Kabolt-X axle, and include a matching graphics kit, compatible with all 2021 and 2020 models of FOX rear shocks. Heritage Collection forks are available in extremely limited numbers at time of launch only. Once they’re gone, they’re gone. ALL-NEW 36 The new enduro fork standard is anything but standard. With all new design inside-and-out, plus an unmatched combination of ride quality, tunability, stiffness, weight, and alignment–we took the award-winning, EWS favourite and made it even better. Specs:ALL-NEW chassis NEW lower leg bleeders NEW air/oil channels NEW floating axle NEW arch shape offers improved head tube clearance with shorter rakes Matching 8-click HSC and HSR adjustment on GRIP2 forks and X2 shocks Damper option(s): GRIP2 with VVC, FIT4, Live Valve, GRIP Updated EVOL air spring Travel option(s): 150mm-160mm Increased crown diameter to match modern frame shape profiles Wheel size(s): 27.5" and 29" Offset(s): 37mm, 44mm and 51mm Optional mud guard Factory Series models feature Genuine Kashima Coat Available in Factory, Performance Elite, and E-Bike models Starting weight: 1965 g MSRP USD $849 - $1099 / CDN $1129 - $1449 / EUR €1339 - €1459 ALL-NEW 38 All the revolutionary features of the brand-new 36 packaged in a super-stout chassis engineered specifically for modern hard-hitting, long-travel enduro-style riding. The all-new 38 is hungry to devour all you can throw at it and ask for more. Specs:NEW elliptical steerer tube maximizing stiffness to weight NEW lower leg bleeders NEW air/oil channels NEW floating axle NEW arch shape offers improved head tube clearance with shorter rakes Matching 8-click HSC and HSR adjustment on GRIP2 forks and X2 shocks Damper option(s): GRIP2 with VVC FIT4, GRIP Updated EVOL air spring Travel option(s): 160mm-180mm 31% stiffer transverse shear, 17% stiffer fore/aft and 38% torsionally stiffer than 36 Wheel size(s): 27.5" and 29" Offset(s): 37mm, 44mm and 51mm 58mm crown diameter to match modern frame shape profiles Optional mud guard Factory Series models feature Genuine Kashima Coat Available in Factory, Performance Elite, Performance, and E-Bike models Starting weight: 2180 g MSRP USD $949 - $1199 / CDN $1249 - $1579 / EUR €1259 - €1589 ALL-NEW 40 Completely redesigned for 2021, this world cup weapon has its sights set on the top step. Equipped with an updated version of our award-winning grip2 damper, an updated EVOL air spring, and a host of other radical new performance-driven features, the all-new 40 is ready to attack the track with ferocity. Specs:ALL-NEW chassis NEW lower leg bleeders NEW air/oil channels NEW arch shape offers improved head tube clearance with shorter rakes Matching 8-click HSC and HSR adjustment on GRIP2 forks and X2 shocks Damper option(s): GRIP2 damper now with VVC (Variable Valve Control), GRIP Updated EVOL air spring Pinch-bolt 20mm x 110mm floating axle Travel option(s): 203mm Offset(s): 48mm, 52mm and 56mm Wheel size(s): 27.5" and 29" Optional mud guard Factory Series models feature Genuine Kashima Coat Available in Factory Series Starting weight: 2816 g MSRP USD $1749 / CDN $2309 / EUR €2299 Forks Q&A Q: Why do the 36 and 38 have a 15mm axle instead of 20mm? A: Boost 15mm is nearly as stiff as 20mm, much easier to use, and more versatile? Q: Can Bleeders be added to Performance Series 36 and 38? A: Yes, Bleeders can be purchased separately and added to any 2021 fork with the Bleeder bosses on the back of the fork legs. Q: Why is the elliptical steerer tube just on the 38? A: It is only on the 38 for now but might find its way to other forks in the future. Q: Why does the 38 use an inner air sleeve/cartridge tube and higher air pressures than the 36? A: Because of the large diameter upper tubes of the 38, in order to achieve optimum air spring function and progressivity, positive air volume needed to be reduced. This is the reason for the inner sleeve. A: The piston diameter in the 38 is smaller than the 36, therefore, the piston area of the 38 is less than the 36. The smaller piston area requires more pressure to achieve the same force. Q: VVC was added to compression circuit on MY21 Grip2-equipped forks, was VVC also added to DHX2 and FloatX2 this year? A: VVC was added to the rebound circuit of DHX2 and Float X2 for MY21. Q: Is the new 36 and 38 mud guard compatible with earlier models of 36? A: No, it only works on the new forks as the lower legs which the mud guard attaches to are an entirely different shape. Q: Is the longer 40 mud guard compatible with 36 and 38? A: No, the 40 mud guard only fits the 40. Q: Why does the DHX2 have detents on the spring preload collar? A: Ideally, spring preload should be as light as possible. The detents allow the preload collar to be set just snug enough to hold the spring in place without the collar backing off due to movement and vibrations that occurs while riding. If more than a few turns of preload is needed then it is better to upgrade to a firmer spring. Q: What happened to the 49? A: It’s still here! It’s just called 40 now Q: What’s up with the new arch design, why does it lean forward so much? A: The new arch design is the optimum shape for max stiffness and min weight, and the forward lean is to provide clearance at full compression for modern, large profile head tubes. Q: What are the ridges on the back of the fork legs? A: Those ridges are internal channels that dramatically increase air volume in the lower legs, reducing pressure buildup near bottom out, and allow bath oil to lubricate the foam rings, seals and bushings as the fork compresses and extends. Q: What’s the difference between the QR15 axle and the KaboltX axle on the new 36 and 38? A: The short answer is that we typically recommend the QR15 axle for riders who frequently remove their front wheel, and the KaboltX for riders who rarely remove their front wheel. The long answer is that the QR15 axle allows for easier front wheel removal and it also allows for perfect chassis alignment with repeated front wheel removal and reinstallation. The KaboltX axle requires an Allen key for removal and chassis alignment should be reset each time the wheel is removed and reinstalled. But, the KaboltX axle shaves about 75 grams over the QR15 and it increases stiffness somewhat due to pinching the drive side of the axle to the dropout, which the QR15 axle does not do. So, it’s really a question of do you prioritize marginal gains in the categories of weight and stiffness, or do you prioritize ultimate convenience? You can’t go wrong either way! 2021 X2 and DHX2 Shocks Twin it to win it. The all-new X2 and DHX2 have changed everything, including the game. This award-winning, gravity-defying duo holds nothing back, especially not you. Both models boasting a complete redesign for 2021, including new chassis', dampers and matching 8-click HSC and HSR adjustment—following in the footsteps of their GRIP2 cousins. Featuring progressive MCU bottom-out bumpers unique to the specifications of each shock, these fraternal twins are both guaranteed to get you to the bottom--without ever bottoming. ALL-NEW FLOAT X2 The all-new X2 changes everything, including the game. This award-winning, gravity-defying air shock holds nothing back, especially not you. Boasting a laundry list of advanced features, the Float X2 is ready to clean house. Specs:ALL-NEW chassis NEW damper NEW high-flow main piston NEW progressive MCU bottom-out bumper Matching 8-click HSC and HSR adjustment on GRIP2 forks and X2 shocks NEW HSR with VVC (Variable Valve Control) Independent firm mode circuit – firmer lockout than previous Float X2 Ultra-low-friction, highly durable damper shaft finish Improved bearing ratio for metric sizes Reduced length reservoir for better fit on more frames Finned inner body for improved structural rigidity and reduced hysteresis NEW lower friction air seal Updated compression ratios, 300psi max MSRP USD $639 - $669 / CDN $789 - $879 / EUR €849 - €889 ALL-NEW DHX2 Featuring an entirely new chassis and damper, enhanced tunability, smoother action, and a new MCU bumper for progressivity and end-stroke control – the all-new DHX2 is ready to race straight out of the gate. Specs:ALL-NEW chassis NEW damper NEW high-flow main piston NEW progressive MCU bottom-out bumper Matching 8-click HSC and HSR adjustment on Grip2 forks and X2 shocks NEW HSR with VVC (Variable Valve Control) Independent firm mode circuit – firmer lockout than previous DHX2 Ultra-low friction, highly durable damper shaft finish Improved bearing ratio for metric sizes Reduced length reservoir for better fit on more frames Steel outer body and finned inner body for improved structural rigidity and reduced hysteresis NEW detents on spring collar to prevent loosening under light preload conditions MSRPUSD$619-$649/CDN$759-$859/EUR€819-€859 Spring sold separately Shocks Q&A Q: Why did the outer body on the DHX2 change from aluminium to steel? Isn’t steel heavy? A: Steel has a much higher modulus of elasticity...it stretches less than aluminium of equal wall thickness under high pressure. This allows for faster pressure responses to shaft motion leading to less hysteresis. Less hysteresis equals more grip and control. Q: Are different MCU bumpers available? A: The DHX2 and FloatX2 both use different MCU bumpers but each is specific to each shock model and cannot be interchanged. There is only one size of bumper available or each model. Additional tuning is handled via spring rate, spring volume, compression, and rebound. Q: Why don’t the new shocks have RVS anymore? A: We replaced RVS with VVC. VVC offers greater tunability. Q: The new shocks have an independent Firm Mode Circuit, what does that mean? A: With the change to VVC, we were also able to make the 2-position switch on its own circuit, making for a notably firmer “lockout” and more efficient climbing as compared to the prior shocks. The firm mode tune no longer has any influence on the open mode tune; they’re now completely independent. Q: DHX2, why did we switch from trinitride on the DHX2 damper shaft? A: Shaft finish and seal design go hand-in-hand, we went to a new low-friction seal for 2021 and through extensive testing we found that a hard chrome shaft coating performed best with the new seal, providing the lowest friction and longest durability. Q: Why do the new X2 shocks have the high-speed rebound knob at the eyelet? A: The switch from RVS to VVC to on high-speed rebound meant the HSR knob needed to be located in line with the damper shaft, as the HSR dial is connected to a small shaft within the damper shaft, that directly adjusts the VVC unit. Q: Why is the number of volume spacers on the new FloatX2 shocks so different than last year’s model? A: The air springs was completely re-worked for 2021, as a result fewer spacers are necessary to achieve the same progressivity. Q: Does needing fewer volume spacers mean there are reduced tuning options? A: For 2021, our engineers redesigned the balance of damping force and spring force. The high-speed compression adjuster now has more significant tuning range that changes how the shock feels and rides on big compressions, reducing reliance on volume spacers.
  10. In order to fall into line with Fox International worldwide best practices, we will now offer a direct servicing channel to end users (the consumer) for all Fox bicycle suspension components. This is simply an additional channel that you the customer will now have available to get your Fox Fork and/or Shock serviced as efficiently and professionally as possible. as servicing through our dealers, as is currently in place, will continue to operate as has been the case. Click here to view the article
  11. Steps to follow when booking and sending your Fox bicycle suspension direct to Omnico, the official Fox Bicycle Suspension distributor. Visit https://omnico.co.za/brand/fox and select "Book a Service". There will also be a button added to the home page shortly. Complete the form with your details, noting the terms and conditions and extra charges for sending a complete bike. If you would like any specific work done (besides what is listed in the service items below), include clear and detailed instructions of what work needs to be done or any trailside symptoms. We may contact you to discuss any issues you have with your suspension to ensure any issues are sorted as per your requirements. If no additional comments are provided, only a basic service (listed below) will be carried out and charged for. Strip the fork or shock from your bike and safely and securely box the item, ready for collection Collection will be arranged by Omnico from the address stipulated on the booking form. Schenker Couriers, Omnico's preferred courier company, will contact you to confirm it is ready for collection and to arrange a collection date and time. Depending on the time of booking and your location you can expect collection same day or within 24 hours. Once the fork arrives it will be unpacked and placed into the servicing queue. Please note that we can get quite busy the week or two leading up to a big race or event, but even so turnaround time from time of receiving is usually 2-3 working days, depending on the workload. Should we pick up any additional issues or problems during the service, or while work is being carried out, we will contact you to discuss your options and to quote on the work and/or parts needed. No extra work will be carried out before we receive written approval via email from you, the consumer. As soon as the work has been completed, you will receive an invoice for payment. Once proof of payment has been received collection will be arranged with Schenker Couriers. If payment is made and the proof of payment received before midday, it will be collected the same day and you can expect delivery within 2 working days, depending on the area of delivery. If you are sending your suspension in for warranty work and / or repairs then you must please send a copy of your proof of purchase along with your name and contact details to fox@omnico.co.za. Note that Fox offers a One Year warranty on all forks and shocks from date of purchase for first-time owners and with proof of purchase. FORK SERVICE PRICE R1450A thorough inspection of the fork for damage and/or wear. Complete teardown and rebuild of the damper, including new seals and oil. New dust wipers and foam rings. Fork bushings will be replaced when deemed necessary - this may incur an additional cost but will be discussed with you, the consumer, first. REAR SHOCK SERVICE R1100 A thorough inspection of the shock for damage and/or wear. Complete teardown and rebuild of the damper, including new seals, oil, and nitrogen recharge (for models requiring nitrogen charge). New air seals (if applicable). New Eyelet Hardware is available upon request at an additional charge. Any additional questions or inquiries on upgrades and / or suspension tune can be directed to fox@omnico.co.za.
  12. Has anyone ridden this bicycle before? I am asking more about the new fork and rear shock from Fox that uses the new Live Valve technology. I would love to know what your experience was riding this bicycle with emphasis on the fork and shock. How was the setup, any issues? How was your riding? Did the technology work as expected? I am in 2 minds regarding this bicycle because it is new tech for a bicycle and it looks bulky with regards to the unit and the wiring. Is it worthwhile getting a bike with it now, or rather wait for more iterations of the unit? Here is the link to the bicycle: https://www.giant-bicycles.com/za/bikes-anthem-advanced-pro-29-2019
  13. I am old and young enough to remember a time when if you were looking for a fork with anything between 100 mm and 150 mm the answer would be a Fox 32. You could pick a Talas (3 Position external travel adjustment) or Float (fixed travel), but the 32 mm chassis was used throughout that travel range. At 100 mm travel it performed well, at 120 mm it was okay, but when pushed hard it started showing signs of flex. At 150 mm, the fork tried its best to keep things under control but at times resembled a air puppet.Okay, not that bad, but you get my point. Fox has since launched the 34 (with a 34 mm chassis) to bridge the gap between the XC focused 32 and Enduro monster 36, and it makes all the difference. With the 34 Step-Cast, they have spent all their time, effort and R&D to optimize the fork around 120mm and 120mm only. No, you can't increase the travel, that will bring on the flex in the chassis. To stop the flex, they would have to add weight again. Fox had a focus with the 34 Step-Cast and they stuck to it. Although both the existing 34 and new 34 Step-Cast share the same crown, steerer tube, and adjusters, the 34 Step-Cast comes with a completely new chassis. Compared with the existing Fox 34 Float, the Step-Cast model sees lighter upper tubes, new internals and lowers with the "step" in the casting near the dropout. The floor or bottom of the Step-Cast design sits higher up in the lower leg, which not only saves weight in the lowers by allows for the step design. It also shortens the upper tubes, air spring, and FIT4 damper which further adds to the weight saving over the standard 34 Float. Fox's FIT4 (Fox isolated technology) damper is used on the 34 Step-Cast Factory as well. Another familiar face is their EVOL (extra volume) air spring with additional negative air-spring volume, which lends faster initial movement, greater mid-stroke support and a more linear spring curve during initial travel. End-stroke ramp-up is still tunable with Fox air-volume spacers. The air spring is tuned specifically for 120 mm of travel (it's a bit firmer), and the FIT4 damper is unique to this chassis and features an 8 mm shaft like the 32 Step-Cast fork to save weight, compared to the standard 34 that uses a 10mm shaft. The fork comes in 27.5 and 29" wheel sizes, both with 120 mm travel. The 27.5" chassis fits up to 2.8-inch tyres, while the 29" can take up to 2.6-inch tyres. will be available with both a crown-mounted three-position damper control and a handlebar-mounted remote lockout lever. Specifications and features:Dedicated 120 mm Adjustments: air pressure, air spring volume, 3-position Open/Medium/Firm compression lever, low-speed rebound & low-speed compression Offset: 37mm & 44mm (27.5in), 44mm & 51mm (29in) Same stiffness as 34 140 mm, nearly 0.23 kg lighter 15% stiffer than 32 long travel and 0.14 kg lighter Float EVOL air spring Dedicated air spring and damper tune 120 mm travel only 27.5 chassis fits up to 2.8” tire, 29 chassis fits up to 2.6” tire Gloss Orange or Matte Black paint options Factory Series models feature Genuine Kashima Coat Dropouts: 110x15mm Actual weight: 1650g (uncut) Approximate Price: R18,500 On the Trail First it should be said that the fork we had on review belongs to Fox's South African brand manager, Steve Bowman. Those (who are older than me) will know that he is no stranger to the ways of a bicycle and it showed with the set up of the fork and the bike that it came on. It brings me pure joy when we get a bike to review that doesn't have to go through the initial set up phase that takes up valuable riding time. And even though I had to change the suspension settings a bit for my weight, it was easy to do as the fork was already bedded in and running silky smooth. The Fox 34 Step Cast is also available in matte black. All the marketing talk does not mean much if it the product does not match the claims or expectation on the trail. This is not the case with the 34 Step-Cast as on my first ride I already knew that Fox was onto something special here. The 34 SC is beautifully controlled all the way through its travel. After initially experiencing the small bump plushness on my first ride, I assumed that it would surely blow through its travel quite easily, but the additional negative air-spring volume does wonders for both the initial travel and mid-stroke support. Pushing it hard through rougher sections and around berms shows no signs of flex. The fork handled whatever the 120 mm bike felt comfortable doing. Drops and jumps were soaked up with confidence and control - the fork using full travel on bigger sections with composure. In fact, I only realised that I had used full travel when I checked the o-ring around the stanchions. If not for that I wouldn't have known that all the travel was used, that's how smooth and controlled the fork is. General riding is also well looked after with enough support to not wallow or bob as you pedal along. On longer climb sections, I experimented with the three-position damper. For my type of riding, I only used the middle setting when out of the saddle and never used the full lockout as it was not really needed as I prefer suspension to stay active. For sprint finishers, it is nice to know you have the option to firm it all the way up for that last bit of marginal gain to the line. Verdict If you are in the market for a light and capable 120 mm fork, then you should definitely look at the 34 Step-Cast. Through their uncompromising approach, Fox has given us a perfect piece of kit that is light enough to race, yet controlled enough for bigger trail rides. A perfect fit for today's new breed of XC bikes that will happily take a 120mm fork. At least with this model, you won't have to sacrifice on weight or performance.Seems you can eat your cake and have it. As long as the cake is 120 mm. ProsThe focused design makes for a great fork Easy to set up ConsTop performance comes at a price
  14. Hey Guys, So i started a thread on here a week ago and that led me to deciding to upgrade my current 2016 Trance 2 instead of getting another bike. Currently wanting to replace the stock fox 32 ctd 140mm fork with a 160mm. Cant seem to find one down here but the new Fox 36 Performance Elite 160mm 27.5 Grip 2 or I have seen and read reviews on the MRP Ribbon. Do any of you ride one of the above or have any input? I was going to go with a cheaper fork but instead of putting cash into a new bike I'm going to get a higher end fork and then in a few years I can upgrade to a newer frame if need be and move the new fork over. Thanks in advance
  15. What sort of life do you get out of your components? Chain, Chainrings, Cassette, Blades? Would be interesting to see if one brand gets more kilometres / hours than the other. Do cheaper, heavier components last longer? Does anyone even measure their bike maintenance or just replace components when necessary? I usually get around 1200km out of a XX1 chain. 11 000km on a X01 cassette and still riding fine.
  16. Unfortunately I get to see the worst of the worst! What is the worst you have ever seen. Thought I would share a couple of photos to illustrate the effect of not servicing your equipment on a regular basis! All that dirt, grit, grime and fine dust creates a very fantastic sanding paper effect!
  17. I have been toying with the idea of getting myself a pair of goggles for All mountain riding and possibly to be used with my half lid at the Enduro events. Had my first ride in the wet last weekend and boy! my face and shades was covered in SPLAT... Also, hitting 60km/hr on two occasions at enduro events, had my eyes watery behind the shades. Enough said, i think this is more than enough motivation to consider getting pimp'd with some awesome looking stuffs. Was roaming about and these tickled my fancy: Fox AIRSPC goggles 100% Accuri Von Zipper Bushwick XT These Three above are pretty much in the same price range. Performance wise... i cannot comment though. Keen to hear what you guys think... to goggles or not to goggles? haha better yet lets see yours!?!
  18. After doing some reading about the extra volume that EVOL offers in Fox's range of shocks, I'm not 100% clear on what the nett effect would be for your average rider. To those in the know: What are the pros and cons of running a shock with EVOL vs the same model without EVOL? I understand how the extra volume improves small bump sensitivity, but does this come with a trade-off of the shock feeling "less firm" or sacrificing efficiency? Recently ditched my Epic for a Camber which came fitted with a: FOX FLOAT Performance, Rx Trail Tune, AUTOSAG, DPS damper, rebound and 3-position compression adjust, 205x53mm" I weigh approx 95kg and opted for the Camber because it bring much more comfort and trail capability than the Epic, but doesn't sacrifice too much efficiency for longer marathon-style races and the occasional tar outing (one bike for all applications kinda vibe). Is an EVOL aircan upgrade for the shock something worth considering?
  19. Hi all, Looking at buying a Scott Spark 920 2013. Really keen on the Twinloc system but the bike doesn't come with one. Is one able to re-install the system and where would one find a system? The fork and shock on the bike are a Fox 32 Float 29 Evolution CTD Air 100mm and Fox Float RL 100mm. Thanks for the help.
  20. We’ve looked at three price ranges, and considered a couple of options within these categories. We focused on items that are widely available in South Africa, so you don’t have to go to the ends of the earth to get them.R500- R999 Cape Storm Helium R 549 If you are on a budget then look no further than the Helium jacket from Cape Storm. It may not be the most aero cut, but it should help you stay on two wheels when winter bites.Features: Water resistant Deep front zipper Elasticized cuffs Shock- cord hem Self-stowing zip pocket Retro reflective prints Fabric: Vo2 MAX Breathable fabric Sizes: XS - XL Colours: Burnt Orange, Black, Reflex Blue, Turquoise Availability: Online Ciovita Leggero R999 The Leggero has all the basics covered in a lightweight package, and the bonus feel good factor of a locally manufactured product. Features: Comfort Fit Durable Fabrics Elasticated Hems Chest Zip Pocket 360-degree Visibility Markings Extremely Lightweight (fits into small saddle bag) Easy Stowage Windproof Water Repellent Outer Treatment Full Length Front Zipper Fabric: Lightweight Wind Proof Vita-Tex Fabric with hydrophobic DWR (Durable Water Repellent) treatment Sizes: S - XXL Colours: Black, Red Availability: Online R1000- R1999 First Ascent Magneeto R1299 Available in more colours than you can shake a stick at, and with all the bells and whistles you could ask for, the First Ascent Magneeto jacket is a great offering in the mid-price range.Features: Windproof, breathable and water repellant Microtex fabric Unique zippered and magnet operated attachment allows for simple and efficient removal of sleeves and yoke to convert to vest Gusseted armholes on vest allows for comfort and prevents heat loss Retro Reflective branding for additional visibility and safety on the road Vertical rear zippers with mesh gusseting for improved ventilation Zip secure chest pocket with MP3 compatibility Rear zip pocket acts as stowage pocket to compress jacket into a small space Dropped tail for additional protection in the riding position Shock cord adjustable hem offers secure cinching Thumb loops to offer additional hand protection Fabric: Microtex Sizes: XS - XXXL Colours: Blue Horizon, Blue Jay, Brilliant Blue, Burgundy, Chilli red, Fiesta Red, Lumo, Royal Availability: Online Enjoy Rainiac R1799 Locally manufactured, with all kinds of the best technology, the Enjoy Rainiac will help you weather out the storm in comfort and style. Features: 23ogsm Hydrocore fabric utilising Event active membrane technology Full length YKK Vislon Zipper with internal storm flap Front and rear security pockets including internal cable routing Rear & Front reflective detailing for increased visibility Fabric: 23ogsm Hydrocore fabric utilising Event™ active membrane technology Sizes: XXS - XXXL Colours: Black/ Charcoal Availability: Online Fox Ranger R1399 If no-nonsense, lightweight weather protection is what you are looking for, then the Fox Ranger jacket is worth a look. Available in black or florescent yellow you can choose to be stand out of the crowd or keep things undercover. Features: DWR treated 100% polyester body for wind/water resistance Extremely lightweight & packable for maximum portability Two hand pockets provide storage for essential items Fabric: 100% Polyester Sizes: S - XXL Colours: Black, Flo Yellow Availability: Online R2000 plus Specialized SL Pro R3399 For the racing snakes on a quest for the best, the Specialized SL Pro jacket offers a form fit cut to keep you aero, and dry in wet conditions.Features: Gore Tex Active Shell for perfect moisture management and lightweight. Taped seams Full-length waterproof zipper with inner flap for extra protection from rain and wind. Back zipper with inner mesh bag in order to fold the jacket into a very small package that fits in your jersey's pocket. Reflective prints for better visibility at night Form fit Fabric: GoreTex Sizes: S - XXXL Colours: Black Availability: In stores only Adidas Pluvius R2199 A classic look, combined with contemporary technology. The Adidas Pluvius is another high end offering, to keep you dry and looking sharp in any conditions. Features: Full zip with low stand-up collar Welded ventilation zips under arms; Back venting Seam-sealed for full weather protection Reflective details Four-way stretch fabric; Fitted fit Fabric: GoreTex Sizes: S - XL Colours: Black Availability: Online Please note that this content is not sponsored, and we have not tested the products listed here. The compilation is a result of desktop research.If you have any suggestions or feedback on winter jackets, please let us know in the comments below.
  21. Hi there, Model Fork: Fox 32 Float Performance w/ 15thru-axle, overdrive steerer, 140mm travel. (I realize this is not a high grade fork and for a 32 at 140mm its not as good as say a 32 at 100mm) Wheels and Tyres: Onza Ibex 2.25 and Giant stock S XC-2 Tyre Pressure front 22/23psi and rear 26psi (up or down a few depending) Fork Pressure: recommended around 75 (set to sag) currently at 95 (reason why below) and shock around 155. Current weight 77.5kg 6 turns from the right (rebound) Running the stock 75mm stem with 760mm bars and one large spacer above. I have been riding for just over a year so Singletrack technique always needs improving. Problem i'm having is down a long section of ST the bike handles great with pro pedal on both fork and shock. Feeling firm but controlled in the front. Body position seems good, elbows bent, weight not too far back and keeping pressure on the front wheel. Switchbacks downhill and cornering good at a decent speed. Keep in mind I have upped the fork pressure to 95 (too high surely?) With that I end a ride with around 3cm or so of space above my spacer no big drops or anything. When I put the fork and shock into fully open here is the problem: I feel way less in control of the front end, the shock compresses pretty deep just leaning on it even at 95 psi and round switchbacks and corners it almost dives into its travel. Feeling sketchy compared to half locked (pro pedal) mode. I have come off the front a few times its dived so much into steep stuff. The bike is a 2016 model and pretty new only a few months 6/7 old. No service to the fork or shock yet. I thought of ordering a volume spacer or two and playing around with that? As I would like to setup the fork based on sag rather than over filling it to 95psi. Otherwise could it just be i'm putting to much weight on the front end around corners? or bad technique? Appreciate the feedback? Thought i'd ask here before taking it in and asking the shop. Sean Fox 32 Float Performance w/ 15mm thru-axle, OverDrive steerer, 140mm travel
  22. The only tool you will need to set the sag on an air fork and shock is a shock pump. Fox usually recommend 15-20% sag on their short travel 32 model forks for a plush feel. Steve, however, has found that more race-minded South African riders often prefer a firmer feel. This is why he suggests a 10 mm fork sag measurement in the instructional video.
  23. Just a quick question regarding the difference between the men's and women's Fox Flux helmets.... is there a difference between the two? Only thing that I can see are the colours?? I picked up a Women's Flux yesterday at the Fox Shop in Springfield Park that was marked at less 50%. It was a L/XL (My size) So I tried it on and it fitted perfectly (Better than my current Sweep) Mainly white with some blue on it with a black peak. I couldn't see any reason that it should be women's specific.... At that price I bought it.
  24. Fox's Metah builds on their original trail helmet the Flux, with the Metah adapting to the demands of modern trail and all-mountain riders. The design principles behind the Metah were to create a helmet with broader coverage and protection while maintaining good breathability at a light weight. Click here to view the article
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