Showing us its sensitive side.
Redesigned and ready to roll, the FOX Factory Series 34 Float 27.5 140 3Pos-Adj FIT4 Boost Fork is hungry for all-mountain lines, thanks to its heightened sensitivity levels, and beefy 34mm stanchions that track through the turbulence. The thought of FOX jumping in with a redesign might have you a little nervous, admittedly we felt the same — the 34 was an all'rounder before that seemed to please the masses, but the redesign won't leave you feeling compromised. It still offers unbeatable tracking, but with a new damper tune and reconfigured shim stack for better sensitivity. Following suit in the sensitivity department, the Float air spring now features EVOL tech (increased negative air spring volume) borrowed from FOX's rear shocks. This translates to a ride that’s extra plush when you're gobbling up rocks, and pushing up root-latticed climbs.
The 34 Float is an ideal match for 27.5-inch trail bikes with its 34-millimeter stanchions providing just the right amount of stiffness for precise tracking over rough trails—all while maintaining a relatively light feel for conquering brutal climbs and long stretches across the backcountry. This version gets buttery-smooth Kashima stanchions, which is a nice addition for trails with lots of roots and rocks. Boost axle spacing increases wheel stiffness out front when you're plunging into steep descents and rallying over rock gardens.
The big story with the 34 Float lies within the Fit4 damper with 3-position Adjust. The 3-position Adjust quickly changes high and low-speed compression to suit your local terrain and riding style. In the Open setting, fluid freely flows through the low-speed compression circuit and high-speed compression shim stack for a supple, ultra-plush feel. In this Open setting, you'll find 22 clicks of additional low-speed compression tuning for getting its feel just right. Turning the knob to Medium firms things up a bit for greater efficiency on long climbs and smooth trails. And for fire roads and asphalt roads, the Firm mode virtually locks it out, complete with a blow-off feature that prevents damage in case you forget to unlock it on the trail.
- A redesign on a classic boosts the 34 to new levels of sensitivity
- Fit4 damper with 3-position Adjust: Open, Medium, Firm
- Open Mode has 22 clicks of low-speed compression tuning
- Float air spring with EVOL for small-bump sensitivity
- 34mm stanchions for precise tracking across rough trails
- Kashima-coated stanchions for durability and sensitivity
- 15x110mm BOOST thru-axle with quick-release