Fox Shox is one of the world’s biggest suspension companies, designing and developing a great range of suspension products for both mountain bikes and motocross bikes. 20 years ago, their first mountain bike fork left the production line.
Today, the 2021 Fox MTB fork range includes:
The numbers above refer to the diameter of the upper leg of the fork in millimetres - the 32 has the shortest travel and is designed for cross country and light use, 34 forks are designed for all round mountain bike use, with the 36 and the 38 designed for trail use, and the big hitting 40 being designed for downhill use.
Although the above range seems quite simple, there are a massive number of variants within the range which means that there are over 160 variants of Fox Suspension Forks. These different models can be found below:
Factory Series Forks
Factory Series Forks sit at the top of the Fox fork range. These forks feature FIT4 and FIT GRIP 2 Dampers and the Kashima coating on the upper legs of the fork to reduce friction and increase durability. This innovative treatment holds lubricating oil on the upper legs, adding extra lubrication.
Performance Elite Forks
Performance Elite Forks use the same high end damping designs as Factory Series Forks, but have an anodised finish opposed to the Kashima coating.
These entry level forks are still aftermarket forks, so rate higher than OEM forks but have a less complicated damping system. The lower legs of the forks are the same as the high end forks, and the uppers again are simply anodised.
Rhythm forks are OEM forks that are supplied on complete bikes. These forks have less adjustable dampers, the lower legs are also made from a heavier Aluminium metal.
Step Cast Models
Step Cast Models, which are lighter versions of the 32 and 34 series use slimmed down lower legs which help reduce weight. They are designed for ultra-lightweight cross-country bikes.
Fox E-Bike Forks are available in both 34 and 36 designs - these forks are larger and tougher, designed to deal with the extra weight of an e-bike.
You can view the complete range of Fox MTB forks above, and please get in touch if you have any questions about the range.