Satisfies aggressive trail riders.
FOX has refined its 34 Float over the years, due to popular demand for a smooth and supportive fork that's lighter than its burlier all-mountain siblings with 35 and 36-millimeter stanchions, yet one that's stiffer and more precise over technical trails than the wispy 32-millimeter stanchions found on many cross-country forks. This places it firmly into the trail category, especially with this particular version packing 140 millimeters of plush travel for dissecting everything from imposing rocks in the desert to root-latticed dirt winding through the forest. Overall, we'd recommend this option if you'd like to build an aggressive trail bike with a bit more travel, but you'd like to keep it on the lighter side without sacrificing support as you push deeper into its travel.
This particular 34 Float is part of FOX's Factory Series, meaning it's upgraded with Kashima-coated stanchions for better sensitivity and higher levels of durability when you're thrashing it on a regular basis. FOX's Float air spring is packing EVOL for increased sensitivity to trails littered with a ton of bumpy roots and small rock sections. EVOL technology is originally borrowed from FOX's rear shocks, increasing the fork's negative air spring volume to produce a more sensitive and supple feel.
Not only is it increasingly sensitive, but the 34 Float's Fit4 damper gives you the ability to switch between Open, Medium, and Firm settings while you're riding. Though we're sure most riders will tend to leave their 34 Float wide open, some will definietly take advantage of the Medium and Firm settings for long climbs where energy conservation is necessary and smooth fire roads where excessive motion only slows you down. Additionally, you'll find there's 22 clicks of low-speed compression tuning in the Open mode, which helps to control excessive motion to your exact riding style and local terrain at hand.
- FOX's leading fork for long-travel trail bikes
- 140mm of supportive travel for aggressive trail riders
- 34mm stanchions reduce weight without skimping on support
- Factory Series upgraded with Kashima for lower friction
- Float air spring with EVOL for increased sensitivity
- Fit4 damper gives you Open, Medium, and Firm settings
- Open mode has 22 clicks of low-speed compression tuning
- 15 x 100mm thru-axle, intended for 27.5in wheels