Fox dropped two new forks and two new shocks today.
The XC race crowd has a new 34 Step-Cast fork available in 100mm or 120mm options, in either the range-topping Factory model or the Performance variant. For light trail riding, the new 34 is available as a 120mm to 140mm option, in the usual Factory, Performance Elite or Performance models. Hard-hitting trail riders will be stoked on an all-new Float X and DHX coil shock. Dig into their press release below for a look at the new tech and what the changes are about.
NEW FOX 34 – A trail fork
The hard-charging do it all trail fork is smoother, lighter, more tunable and more capable than ever before.
It’s a new chassis, with new air/oil channels, a new arch shape and a new 58mm crown. The EVOL air spring has been updated and the damper options are FIT4, GRIP2 and GRIP. It is available as a 29” only, in a 44mm or 51mm offset with travel options from 120mm to 140mm. The Factory Series model features Kashima Coat whilst the Performance Elite and Performance models have black coated stanchions. The starting weight is 1698g and there are QR or Kabolt axle options.
NEW FOX 34 Step-Cast – XC race fork
Tailor-made for the rigors of modern XC racing, this is our lightest 34 ever. It is designed to deliver uncompromising XC race performance with class leading tuneability, chassis stiffness and strength.
We’ve completely redesigned the chassis, with new air/oil channels, a new arch shape and a 58mm diameter crown. The damper options include FIT4 and GRIP and travel options are 100mm or 120mm. It’s available as a 44mm or 51mm offset, in a 29” wheel size. The Factory model features our Kashima Coat and it is also available in the Performance model. Starting weight is 1496g.
THE TECH HIGHLIGHTS
NEW FLOAT X SHOCK
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.
This is an all-new chassis and damper system which features a high-flow main piston and new air seal package. The volume spacers are in smaller increments than before and we’ve optimized the reservoir length per shock size. Low speed compression adjust is through a tool-free 12 position clicker and there is an independent firm mode control via a clockable 2 position adjuster. The larger air sleeve bore reduces average rider pressure by 40psi compared to the DPX2 and the air valve location offers improved frame fitment and pump access. It’s available in Factory or Performance Elite models.
NEW DHX SHOCK
For 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.
We’ve redesigned the chassis and damper system which features a high-flow main piston, 12 position Low Speed Compression, 2 position Firm Mode adjust, a hydraulic top out feature and a single-turn rebound adjuster. Reservoir lengths have been optimized for the various shock sizes, there is reduced damper noise and a spring scuff guard on the body, like on the DHX2.