Fox Racing Shox 36 Float RC2 2008 Forks

4.86/5 (7 Reviews)
Weight : 4.8 Ibs


Product Description

The 36 FLOAT RC2 is the perfect fork for lightweight 6 inch bike needs, combining our new 36 chassis with its tool-free 20QR system and RC2 damper with the FIT cartridge and FLOAT air technology to give the world the lightest and strongest 6 inch fork made for heavy-duty trail and free riding. External adjustments include air spring pressure, high and low speed compression and rebound.


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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by cole slaw a Downhiller from k-town ON

Date Reviewed: November 23, 2008

Strengths:    light and very plush loves cornering and small bumps. it also takes big hits (15 feet) well. very easy to set up.

Weaknesses:    I found after 6 months of street riding the lowers had a little bit of movement in them but other than that it's good.

Bottom Line:   
all in all great fork for free ridin' and the smouthest and lightest 150+ single out their had to rebuild after a season of street but sticks 30 foot dubs no problem. the one thing that would make it perfect is if it had 180mm thats the only thing. I love fox shox but I'm using a totem on my new glory cuz i need more travel.

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Favorite Trail:   showcase

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   HH

Similar Products Used:   marazochi 66 vf2
rockshox totem
manituo single 150


Bike Setup:   norco rampage

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Doug a Cross Country Rider from San Diego

Date Reviewed: June 1, 2008

Strengths:    The travel settings of 100-130-160mm are perfect. Super burly and stiff without a huge weight penalty. Adjustments are easy to use and it's easy to get dialed in. Fox's version of the thru-axle is super easy to use as well. Most importantly--it's a FOX.

Weaknesses:    None!! Price is a little high, but I got a smokin' deal on mine.

Bottom Line:   
This is far and away the best fork on the market. It works better the more you use it and get it broken in.

The travel settings of 100-130-160mm are perfect. 100mm for climbing, 160mm for the DH and 130mm for everything else.

Super burly and stiff without a huge weight penalty. I mean, you're talking a 160mm thru-axle fork and just a bit over 5 lbs!!

Adjustments are easy to use and it's easy to get dialed in. The TALAS lever is very easy to use on the fly.

Fox's version of the thru-axle is super easy to use as well.

Do yourself a favor and get this fork. It is by far the best upgrade I ever made on my Yeti.

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Favorite Trail:   Noble Canyon

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   BB

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi AMSL 1--total crap. Fox Vanilla. Fox 32 TALAS

Bike Setup:   Yeti 575.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Neal a Downhiller from Boulder, CO

Date Reviewed: April 29, 2008

Strengths:    20mm Axle, Super Plush and probably the smoothest fork i've ever felt once it is set up right. All the knobs are really low key and burley so they dont get in the way of anything. The 08 is really light for what it is

Weaknesses:    None really, I guess I thought it wasn't that great before i set it up right but now its total butter

Bottom Line:   
This fork is great for any type of rider. Weather your doin long climbs, descending or both this thing soaks it all up. Its a real confidence booster to have those 36mm stanchions and the stiffness and reliability of the fork. I highly recommend you get this fork if your debating weather or not to get it. You wont be disappointed.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Fox 32 RLC, Fox F100

Bike Setup:   Giant Reign 0: 36 RC2, Mavic Crossmax SX wheels, Avid Juicy 7's and all the other parts that came on the bike

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris Benson a Downhiller from West Hawk Lake, Mb, Canada

Date Reviewed: December 26, 2007

Strengths:    plush, 20mm through axle, heavy duty knobs and dials, looks great, Fox quality

Weaknesses:    compression dials do not make much difference but the fork fells great with them both at the factory setting(1)

Bottom Line:   
This is a great top of the line fork for the rider who likes to ride uphill, but likes to go down even more. It is symple the plushest and most smooth fork you will ever feel. Buy this fork if you are an aggressive all mountain rider who is looking for a fork with a little more travel than the usuall all mountain fork.

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Favorite Trail:   Whistler

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   woodcock cycle

Similar Products Used:   z1 freeride, pike

Bike Setup:   2008 giant reighn x0 sram, avid, raceface, kenda, wtb,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Tom Wright from Bristol, UK

Date Reviewed: November 27, 2007

Strengths:    Very strong and stiff with the thru axle, plush, responsive. Adjustable compression

Weaknesses:    Not as good traction as a coil sprung fork. The advances this year in damping make it almost pointless difference especialy with the weight and adjustability advantage

Bottom Line:   
These are just plain brilliant. I've only been for a few ride but can take everthing ive thrown at them whether its loose rocks or 8 foot drops. You can get perfect rebound from the adjuster and they're light enought to jump and get big air. though expensive at retail if you can find them anywhere cheaper go for it. If not take the Rs and you wont be dissapointed.

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Favorite Trail:   mybigtoesituatedonmyleftfoot@gmail.com

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Z1, Float 32.

Bike Setup:   Giant Reign X0, xo/x9, pimplites on pro2s, formula oro biancos, deity crank, e.thirteen SRS. and more great stuff.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Crazy Fred God a Weekend Warrior from Sin,city Lynn Mass.

Date Reviewed: September 10, 2007

Strengths:    Its un-real.way way smooth

Weaknesses:    None what so ever.

Bottom Line:   
Read what Rich G posted again,and go Fu@ken buy it already.This fork rules.Unlees your one of those Homers whose needs to hide behind a heavy wack a$$ 66sl

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Favorite Trail:   What ever one I'm on at that time

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Can't tell you

Similar Products Used:   None its on top all by its self.

Bike Setup:   This fork bolted up to the best frame in the world with the best parts money can buy hanging off of it.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rich Griffin a Weekend Warrior from Orlando Fl.

Date Reviewed: September 9, 2007

Strengths:    FOX out-did themselves this time. This fork is absolutely awesome. I have always been a Marzocchi fan, but ever since Marzocchi announced that there Italian made fork's will be made in (((China)))I had to drop them. FOX put there engineer's to work to make, in my opinion the lightest, stiffest, most well rounded all mountain/free-ride/cross-country fork ever. The FOX 36 with its new 20mm skewer quick-release is yet an other remarkable plus. I can take my front wheel off nearly as fast as the non-20 mm skewers I used to have. You are not going to get any complaints from me on this product. FOX is proud of there fork's and there $$$expensive$$$ but you get what you pay for and FOX is American made. Thats all I needed to know. I posted some pic's of my baby! She rides like a Cadillac!!! Enjoy! http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=6555637

Weaknesses:    NONE!

Bottom Line:   
If you want the best, then by this product. Word's to the wise (something I have learned myself) If you really want it- then GET IT!!! Dont settle for less, cuzz as soon as you do settle for less..... You will not be satisfied, especially when your out riding and you see someone else with the fork you really wanted. Then your gonna kick yourself in the arse!!!!! :)

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Favorite Trail:   Reddick

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $975.00

Purchased At:   jenson

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi All mountain one 160 mm??? Puke!

Bike Setup:   2005 Ellsworth Moment, 2008 FOX float 36, XTR rear derailuer, XTR front deraileur, XTR crank-set, Chris King head set, Thompson elite stem, 2008 Hope hydralic brakes, odi lock/hand grips, Easton Monkey lite XC handlebars carbon fiber, FOX DHX 5.0 rear shock, Mavic Crossmax XL's wheels, Mavic Ignitor tubless tires, thompson seat-post, wtb rocket-v saddle, salsa quick-release.

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