Through the rubble.
When you're booking it into chunky granite gardens and scoping your line of choice, the last thing you should be worried about is a noodly fork that flexes under pressure — that's why FOX crafts the Factory Series 36 Float 29 150 3Pos-Adj FIT4 Boost Fork with beefy 36-millimeter stanchions, and a rugged alloy and magnesium construction that tracks through rubble and roots alike. A long popular fork among enduro enthusiasts and all-mountain rippers alike, the 36 Float is eager to please, and features a generous update with EVOL technology borrowed from FOX rear shocks, increasing the negative air spring volume to elevate sensitivity, easing into the top of the stroke to smooth out small bumps and keep your tires locked to the trail when you work your way to the top to earn grin-inducing descents.
Impressively stiff 36-millimeter stanchions work to deflect torsional forces from bucking you silly when you're smashing across rough sections of trail littered with boulders, roots, and sudden drop-offs. These stanchions benefit from a Kashima coating that reduces its friction, meaning you'll feel it's smoother and more sensitive, as well as more durable than the black anodized stanchions you'll find on FOX's cheaper forks.
This particular version of the 36 Float has a Fit4 damper with 3-position adjustment, giving you the ability to switch between its Open, Medium, and Firm settings. In Open mode, you'll find 22 clicks of low-speed compression tuning, which is great for dialing in its feel to your exact preferences. Medium gives you added efficiency on smoother trails and long climbs by lessening excess bobbing motion. Firm acts as a practical lock-out when you're pedaling up fire roads or slogging along the road back to the trail.
The Fit4 damper uses a slightly revised tune with a reconfigured shim stack making it all the more sensitive to small variances in terrain, as well as small bumps along the trail. Another benefit of this reconfiguration, it's easier to swap volume spacers for added progressiveness, as FOX removed a previous seal. This is especially welcome for downhill runs and park laps where extra progressiveness is needed to prevent it from bottoming out or feeling overly harsh.
- Conquer endruo epics with this stiff, beefy fork
- Reconfigured for greater sensitivity to small bumps
- Float air spring with EVOL for small-bump compliance
- Fit4 damper with 3-position adjust: Open, Medium, Firm
- 22 clicks of low-speed compression in Open mode
- 36mm stanchions for robust stiffness, precise tracking
- 51mm rake for nimble 29er handling at slow speeds