FOX Reviews and News


Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Dropper Post

The dropper post went from nice to have to an essential piece of equipment in a few short years. Now, we have a crop of reliable posts that will help maximize the mountain bike experience. Here are three of the best from 2016.

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Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Suspension Fork


With more incredible options than ever, picking our favorite fork wasn’t easy. In the end, we voted with our hearts….and wallets.

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MRP releases Ramp Control Cartridges for Fox 34 forks


With the success of the Ramp Control Cartridge for RockShox, MRP has followed through with Fox compatible cartridges and now has the them available for 2016 or newer Fox 34 forks that have the FIT4 and GRIP dampers.

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Video: How Fox Float air springs work


Are you curious about the internals of your fork? Let suspension tuning gurus Vorsprung demystify the magic behind air springs.

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Fox begins repair service for recalled Fox Float X2 shock


Last month, Fox announced a voluntary recall for the Float X2 air shock. This week, they received CPSC approval to start processing repairs. Click through to learn more.

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Fox Transfer dropper post review


Fox applied its experience from the Fox DOSS to develop a better product. But how does the new Transfer measure up in this Mtbr long term review.

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10 great upgrades for your bike — and more


It’s easy to get caught up in the latest and greatest. But it’s very possible your best option is not buying all new gear. Instead give one of these upgrades a try.

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FOX Transfer dropper post first look


The FOX Transfer has all the right moves for a second generation product from a suspension engineering company. But they surprised us with a knockout punch of $264 price.

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FOX Fork Air Volume Spacer review


Suspension tuning doesn’t have to be scary. Using FOX’s Air Volume Spacer system, you can custom tune your fork or shock in about 20 minutes.

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FOX Transfer dropper post sneak peak


Following the outgoing FOX DOSS dropper post that was a bit rough around the edges but extremely reliable, FOX is getting ready to introduce the their new dropper called the Transfer.

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Spy shots of updated FOX Live Valve


It’s no secret that FOX is working on an electronic suspension system, but new spy shots reveal it’s getting much closer to production.

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Prototype 29er FOX 40 mounted on Evil Wreckoning spy shot


It’s no secret that manufacturers like Trek and Intense have played around with 29er downhill bikes before, but it appears that suspension manufacturers like Fox are also starting to do some serious testing.

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New suspension products from the Sea Otter pits


Here’s all the new suspension stuff we discovered on our whirlwind tour of the Sea Otter Pits last week.

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FOX black stanchions, lightweight XC fork, more boost


FOX traditionally waits until the Sea Otter Classic before revealing its 2017 product line, but this year things started a little earlier. Head past the break to see what we know so far.

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FOX Float X2 review


A FOX Float X2 has been suspending and damping the rear of our Specialized Enduro for the past few months – check the full review to see how it went.

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FOX 32 Step-Cast fork


FOX went on an all-out assault in the XC fork category as they created an incredibly light, plush and tunable fork called the 32 Step-Cast.

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Pricepoint’s FOX 34 Float Fork Giveaway Contest


FOX Factory 34 Float fork with 150mm of travel is the prize courtesy of Pricepoint!

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Sneak Peek: Prototype XC FOX fork with step down lowers


Spotted on the instagram account of Peter James Lucas, this yet to be released 32mm XC fork from FOX that appears to be close to production. The most interesting feature of the new chassis appears to be the stepped lowers, which taper near the axle.

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Best new mountain bike components of 2015


Find out what made of our list of best new components from 2015. We think you might be surprised.

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Best new value priced products of 2015


We love covering the latest and greatest, but the truth is, most of us can’t afford to drop 10 large on a mountain bike or 3k on an electronic shifting drivetrain. Here is our list of 2015 products that offered the best bang for the buck.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: For the crazy competitive cross-country racer


If low weight, speed and efficiency are what matters most, these 10 gifts should be on your holiday shopping list.

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FOX Interbike 2015


FOX rolls out new negative air spring throughout fork line for improved performance and major weight savings, and launches series of successful new shocks.

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Interbike 2015: FOX launched all new extended coverage Metah trail helmet


When the FOX Flux was launched over five years ago, it quickly became one of the most popular trail helmets on the market. With the introduction of the new Metah, Fox seeks to recapture that audience with unique styling and improved safety functionality.

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Video: 2016 FOX Float DPS EVOL shock


For 2016, FOX revamped its Float rear shock with two damping pistons called DPS for better performance. They also added an extra negative spring can called EVOL to make the suspension curve flatter.

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Outerbike Whistler: Hot bikes, amazing trails, good times


Consumer-facing trade show in B.C. wonderland serves up biking bliss with hundreds of demo bikes, and access to the world’s most famous bike park.

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Just In: 2016 FOX 34 Float fork


FOX stumbled a bit in fork technology since the inception of CTD forks. But we saw what they were capable of with the performance of their FOX 36 forks last year. Now, all that technology comes to the more popular 34 line of forks.

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FOX goes 27.5+ with 110mm spacing on Factory 34 Float Fork


If there’s any doubt that 27.5+ would take off this year, they were erased by FOX’s introduction of this 27.5+ fork with 110mm hub spacing. This wider hub allows the fork legs and crown to accommodate a huge 27.5 tire like a 3.0 or 3.5 inch.

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Outerbike photo preview of 2015′s hottest mountain bikes


Events: Mtbr brings you a look at a dozen of 2015′s hottest bikes from the Outerbike demo fest in Moab, Utah.

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First Look: 2015 Ibis Mojo HD3


First Look: After much anticipation, Ibis finally reveals their new long-travel 27.5-inch enduro bike–the Mojo HD3.

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Interbike: Riding the Shimano XTR with Di2 and FOX iCTD


What’s the best thing I saw at the show? XTR Di2 is an easy answer. Is it available today to purchase today and is it practical and affordable? No. But it is a clear demonstration of what is possible today and it opens up a world of possibilities.

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FOX Interbike 2014


FOX 2015 updates include weight savings for their recently launched 36 RC2 fork, and a redesigned seal head and refined finish on their 32 and 34 stanchion models.

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Eurobike: 2015 FOX 36 TALAS suspension fork


FOX’s 36 TALAS fork makes an appearance in suspension-makers’ busy booth.

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Ultimate Base Camp: Santa Cruz mountain bike destination guide


Yep, we’re spoiled. Living near Santa Cruz, Calif. gives us access to nearly year-round awesome mountain biking. Check out our destination guide, then start planning your trip to come see us. You’re welcome.

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FOX ‘murders-out’ limited edition all-black Stealth forks


FOX releases limited edition Stealth versions of Factory FLOAT 32, 34 and 40 model forks.

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Video: Transition’s Lars Sternberg shreds on new FOX 36


Transition Bikes’ Lars Sternberg brapps his way through the Pacific Northwest in this sweet launch edit for the new FOX FLOAT 36 fork.

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Review: New 2015 Fox 36 FLOAT and TALAS fork


The new FOX 36 takes the fight to RockShox in the battle for all-mountain fork supremacy. See who comes out on top in this epic clash of titans.

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Video: Fox Riders Cam McCaul and Kirt Voreis throw down in new trail shredit


It’s Voreis vs. McCaul, Trek vs. Specialized, and 29er vs. 26er in an awesome new trail shredit from Fox Head apparel.

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Hot News: New 36 RC2 fork highlights FOX 2015 releases


Suspension-maker FOX announced a new version of their 36 fork as well as updates to their 40, 34 and 32 models in a 2015 product release this week. The company launched 40th anniversary heritage graphics and stealth models as well.

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Enduro Compare-O: The Mtbr test crew picks their favorite Dream Bike Spec components


Our test crew picks their ultimate, no-holds-barred component mix from the Enduro Compare-O in our Dream Spec feature.

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Fox Creates Custom Painted Chainsaw for DH Champ Smith


A world championship medal is cool, and those glass trophies they give you for the World Cup are swell too, but the memento clothing-maker Fox gave Steve Smith–the reigning holder of both those prestigious downhill crowns–might just take the cake.

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Review: 2014 FOX TALAS


The 2014 FOX 34 TALAS offers a great ride, that is plush, smooth and supple, with support and control, and the significant features of the two-level travel adjustment and CTD damper are highly useful and functional.

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Fox Shox Interbike 2013


Mark Jordan with Fox shows us the new offerings for 2014 that include the 34 Talas 160 fork, the Float X CTD shock, the 40 Float RC2 dowhill fork, the DHX RC4 shock, as well as a couple of prototype shocks in the works.

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First Look: 2014 FOX TALAS


The complete TALAS redesign gives better ride performance and alterable travel settings, and it utilizes an updated air spring and a new travel adjustment system and fewer seals.

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Fox Float X Shock and 2014 Talas Fork


FOX unveiled new updates to their TALAS fork, along with a new rear shock, the FLOAT X. The 2014 TALAS fork’s internals should offer smoother travel and improved handling.

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2014 Fox Talas CTD 26er and 27.5 Fork and Float X CTD Shock


Fox has released the new Talas fork and Float X rear shock. So we asked the great Mark Jordan of Fox some questions about their new products. Mtbr: Will this Talas be as plush as the Float? It seemed to give up a little bit in small bump sensitivity in the past. Mark Jordan: The […]

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Sneak Peek: Fox 650b/27.5 140mm Fork


We visited Mark Jordan, Marketing guru at Fox Racing Shox and he quickly gave us a peek into their new 650b/27.5 trail fork featuring 140mm of travel. Currently, they have a 160mm travel fork and a 120/160mm Talas CTD fork that feature 34 mm stanchions. Both forks are big and are well over four lbs. […]

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Fox CTD & iCD Product Introduction Videos


Suspension technology can be daunting these days. We have adjustable front, rear and now seatposts. We caught up with Fox’s Mark Jordan and he said Fox’s best asset is how easy it is to understand and to use.  They system is smart and well-designed so using it is simple and natural. Mark explains: “The best […]

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FOX High Pressure Digital Shock Pump


Introduction by Francis Cebedo Brian and I both have this pump and have been spending quality time with it. In this day and age, suspension setup is everything. Bikes are supposed to be ridden with the right amount of sag for a given rider. And this can be the difference between an all-mountain bike riding […]

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Fox iCD System and 34 Float 27.5 fork


Mark Fitzsimmons from Fox Racing Shox shows us the details of their all new electronic suspension system called “iCD”. It is shown here on Geoff Kabush’s race bike. The iCD system uses a battery sourced from Shimano’s Di2 system. Also shown is the new 34 Float 27.5 160 fork. This fork is available now and […]

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Fox 34 Float 29 Front Fork & Float RP23 Rear Shock Review


Officially this is the Fox Racing Shox 34 Float 29 and the Float RP23 rear shock. I’ve run this suspension on a Transition Bandit 29er (previewed for MTBR here) and now had over 50 rides on the bike. I’ve run Kashima coated forks for over 100 rides on my personal bikes and therefore feel comfortable […]

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