All-mountain support with improved sensitivity.
Seeing the 36 Float is the leading fork on the market for aggressive all-mountain riding and enduro racing, it's difficult to imagine the engineers at FOX improving upon its rock-solid feel and ability to soak up bumps on the trail. However, after seeing FOX integrate their EVOL technology into the Float air spring of the 36 Float, we'd be hard pressed to doubt their motives. EVOL technology is borrowed from FOX rear shocks, making this already excellent fork all the more sensitive to small bumps and trail imperfections.
It retains impressively stiff 36-millimeter stanchions, deflecting torsional forces from bucking you silly across huge boulder fields, high-speed descents, and bigger park hits. These stanchions employ FOX's Kashima coating for heightened small-bump sensitivity, as well as greater durability against small spills and scratches on the trail, especially when you're thrashing your fork on a regular basis.
The Fit4 damper uses a slightly revised tune with a reconfigured shim stack making it all the more sensitive to inconsistent terrain and small bumps on the trail. Another benefit to this reconfigured design, it's easier than ever to swap volume spacers, as FOX eliminated a seal that you'd normally have to remove in order to add spacers. This is a great feature, as riders of the 36 Float generally seek progressiveness to prevent bottoming out and excess harshness on bigger hits.
This particular 36 Float enjoys the 3-position adjustability of its Fit4 damper, which gives you the option of running it Open, Medium, or Firm. In Open mode, you'll find 22 clicks of low-speed compression damping, which is great for dialing in your exact riding preferences to the terrain at hand. Medium gives you a bit more efficiency on those long climbs and smooth trails where stiffening up the front end makes sense. Firm is a practical lock-out, which comes in handy for fire road climbs and asphalt road approaches to the trail.
- FOX's leading all-mountain/enduro fork
- Reconfigured for greater sensitivity to small bumps
- Fit4 damper with 3-position adjust: Open, Medium, Firm
- 22 clicks of low-speed compression tuning in Open mode
- Float air spring with EVOL for small-bump compliance
- 36mm stanchions for robust stiffness, precise tracking
- Kashima-coated stanchions for smoother travel
- 15 x 100mm thru-axle with quick release