There wasn’t much that needed improvement on the previous version, so the 2018 Fox 36 Float 27.5 160 FIT HSC/LSC Factory Fork stays largely the same. The big differences are an increased negative air spring volume, and a retune of the FIT4 damper. Also, a streamilned design allows for easier installation of air volume spacers, and one less seal.
Increasing the negative spring’s air volume, along with eliminating a seal, results in a noticeable increase in suppleness and beginning stroke support. Fox’s Fit RC2 damper is a completely sealed system, so the consistency and dependability that this damper offers is almost unbeatable. The expandable bladder allows for high small sensitivity, and the option to separately tune high and low speed compression lets you create the perfect small bumps, big hit, and cornering performance.
Fox’s proven technologies are all here. Resilient and slippery Kashima coating protects from damage and helps the stanchions slide past bushings and seals more easily. Wheel changes are simple, as Fox has done away with pinch bolts and uses a standard quick- release through-axle. Fox’s FIT HSC/LSC damper has 22 clicks of high speed compression, and 26 clicks of low speed compression adjustment. A refined rebound system allows for increased flow, which improves recovery that occurs during deep stroke hits.
If you need the quick version, here’s the Synopsis: light, simple, crazy adjustable, user friendly, and incredible small bump sensitivity without unwanted dive. All of the lighter chassis components now paired with the updated, user-friendly, and buttery smooth internals provide you rider with awesome performance and tunability.
Actual weight 1985 grams/4.38 lbs (with axle)
100mm standard spacing
Axle to crown length: 528 mm (with PSI set for a 170lb rider)
Low speed compression
High speed compression
50mm internally adjustable travel
27.5″ wheel compatible only
1 1/8″ to 1.5″ tapered aluminum steerer tube
36mm stanchions (matte black w/ orange logo)
Revised Factory Kashima coating for smoother travel
EVOL air spring with increased volume
Revised Fit RC2 damper
Revised compression tune and orifice size for increased sensitivity
Low speed compression adjustment
High speed compression adjustment
Updated low speed rebound adjustments
Includes 15mm thru-axle, 20mm thru-axle, star nut, four 10cc volume spacers
One year warranty
Fox part # 910-20-307