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For discerning rippers.
FOX's latest 36 Float 27.5 160 Grip 2 Factory Boost Fork isn't exactly the go-to choice for riders looking for a "set it and forget it" fork, seeing it's loaded an all-new Grip 2 damper offering independent control over high and low-speed compression, as well as high and low-speed rebound. This independent four-way control over compression and rebound is what FOX refers to as Variable Valve Control, which gives discerning riders four separate knobs for dialing in the fork's riding characteristics to the exact level of precision for everything from swift flow trails in the forest to desert terrain with steep rock rolls.
Providing an additional high-speed rebound damping circuit helps to control how fast you'd like the fork to rebound after taking a bigger hit, so you can better prepare for bike park days and fast downhill runs where you'll be maxing out your fork's travel. On the high/low-speed compression side of things, there's a bit wider range in tunability, so you can precisely dial in you level of support without any harshness detracting from your ride. This particular model of 36 Float Factory Fork continues to use FOX's EVOL air spring, which has increased negative air spring volume for better traction and higher levels of small-bump compliance when you're riding over rocks and roots.
Looking at additional improvements, you'll find the newest 36 Float with Grip 2 has a lower friction level for improved small-bump sensitivity and heightened traction on rugged trails. FOX aimed to lower the friction from their previous 36 Float by using low-friction seals alongside their buttery Kashima coating. Another update is a revised mid-valve design of the Grip 2 damper, which makes the fork resist brake dive when you're coming in hot and need to scrub some speed before leaning into a berm or rolling down a steep rock line. Both of these updates are subtle improvements that aim to make this fork smoother and more composed without being a drastic overhaul in the design and operation of the 36 Float itself.
- FOX's premiere enduro fork is more tunable and smoother
- 160mm of supportive travel for enduro and all-mountain
- Factory Series with Kashima coating for small-bump compliance
- Grip 2 damper with Variable Valve Control of HSC/LSC and HSR/LSR
- Separately tune high/low-speed compression, high/low-speed rebound
- Updated mid-valve design increases support for reduced brake dive
- Low-friction seals and EVOL air spring for more sensitivity
- 110mm BOOST thru-axle for stiff, precise tracking
- Item #FRS009F