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Item # FRS005O

float the trail.

The venerable forks of FOX Racing Shox have undergone a significant renaissance heading into 2016, incorporating such a quantity of new technologies and chassis design features that one of the few remaining similarities between the 2016 models and their predecessors is the stanchion size. The 36 Float series largely led the way, and virtually all of the new tech that's taken the enduro and XC worlds by storm was pioneered on the 36 Float 27.5 180 HSC/LSC FIT Fork.

The rebirth begins with the fork's basic structure. The crown and magnesium lowers are lighter, lower, and stiffer, which makes for easier work cleaning climbs between getting dirty in downhill fun zones. The changes also net shorter axle-to-crown measurements across the board, so the frame's head angle doesn't drastically change between forks. While the materials in the chassis are roughly the same, FOX opts for a newly formulated, higher-viscosity proprietary fork oil for smoother, more responsive travel.

The new Float air spring also enjoyed significant revision, with FOX seeing off the old negative coil spring in favor a dual-chamber air spring. This neat trick of metal-to-air alchemy may be the single biggest contributor to the fork's weight loss, and when it's paired with the reduced number of smoother seals, it means the fork requires less force to initiate travel. It maintains excellent small bump compliance without completely obscuring your feel for the trail. The air spring can also be dialed to ramp-up harder by customizing its compression curve with internal spacers, and the other leg's HSC/LSC FIT damper lets you tune the fork's behavior to complement your own approach toward big hits, slow inputs, and everything in between.

  • A long travel fork for all-mountain adventure
  • Updated air spring is soft off the top with customizable ramp-up
  • Smooth, responsive travel rides high across successive impacts
  • Adjustable damper lets you customize fork response

Tech Specs

Travel:
180 mm
Stanchion Material:
Kashima-coated aluminum
Lower Material:
magnesium
Crown Material:
aluminum
Wheel Size:
27.5 in
Steer Tube Diameter:
1-1/8 - 1-1/2 in
Stanchion Diameter:
36 mm
Spring Type:
Float Air
Damper:
HSC/LSC FIT
Lockout:
yes
Axle:
15 mm
Max Rotor Size:
203 mm
Brake Compatibility:
post-mount
Rotor Compatibility:
160 - 203 mm
Recommended Use:
mountain bike, all-mountain
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year
Actual Weight:
Matte Black, 15mm QR: 2010g

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This has the new FIT4 damper?
QR15 and 27.5?
I can't find this fork on fox's website, otherwise im very insterested.
Thanks,

Hey Matt, this damper is a little different in that the Fit4 has open, medium, and firm presets with adjustable low speed compression damping in the open setting. The Fit HSC/LSC damper abandons the presets and allows full adjustment of both high speed and low speed compression damping. Feel free to reach out at 801.204.4556 or araines@backcountry.com to chat more.

Matt,

This appears to be a fork that isn't on Fox's website. Their site states that the 15x100 QR axle is only available with the FIT4 damper, but this is clearly a HSC/LSC damper with the aforementioned axle. I have one with the HSC/LSC, and it's certainly superior in damping to FIT4, but if you like to change your damping drastically and rapidly for different trails, the FIT4 might be better for you. Me... I'm more worried about the loss in stiffness in going from 20x110 to 15x100...

Hi BC,
Is this fork the same as this:

https://www.yt-industries.com/en/products/bikes/enduro/557/capra-cf-pro?c=92

Thanks

Hey T,



It will be the same fork - 180mm travel, 100x15mm, Kashima coated stanchions. Don't hesitate reaching out to me at 801.204.4547 or cojohnson@backcountry.com if you do have any other questions and I'd be happy to help! Best, Connor