Fox Racing Shox 36 Van R 2008 Forks

5/5 (5 Reviews)
Weight : 5.1 Ibs


Product Description

  • Coil spring preload
  • Rebound
  • 160mm Travel


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ErikHo a Cross Country Rider from Sweden

Date Reviewed: December 18, 2009

Strengths:    Durable, light, stiff, plush, easy to set up and very good finish.

Weaknesses:    A little complicated to service, not as easy to find spareparts as RS. Could be just a tad more progressive maybe..(they fixed this on 09 models i think)

Bottom Line:   
Best allroundfork so far, i like the damping better than on the lyrik although havent tried the RS coilversion..

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Favorite Trail:   Local trail

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Came with bike

Similar Products Used:   Marz 55 ATA2(2008), RS lyrik solo air(2009)!

Bike Setup:   Reign X1 stock suspension..

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by B Dub a Weekend Warrior from Athens GA

Date Reviewed: March 23, 2009

Strengths:    Plush and stout handling.
weight
Clean look(looks even better without the stickers)
simplicity
reliability


Weaknesses:    No comment

Bottom Line:   
It is a hair over 5 pounds, floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee. Rides smoother than Al Green can sing, and is as simple as a glass of water. If you want an all day, long travel single crown, get the 36 Van R. It is definitely worth the bank. Comes with heavier springs too. Reliability Reliability Reliability!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Oconee Outfitters

Similar Products Used:   The baby brother: 32 vanilla R

Bike Setup:   S Cruz Heckler, 36 Van R, King headset, hope/mavic wheels, Race Face atlas am cranks, Juicy's, Thomson post and stem, Xt drivetrain.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by demrgo a Weekend Warrior from Greece

Date Reviewed: February 27, 2009

Strengths:    it is light,stiff,strong easy to set up and came with 3 diferent springs

Weaknesses:    cant find

Bottom Line:   
the fork is really still great after 11 months Just set up one time and since then nothing else

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Favorite Trail:   drosochori

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   harrisis

Similar Products Used:   manitou nixon elite

Bike Setup:   santa cruz nomad

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ilham Sancaya a Weekend Warrior from Malang, East Java, Indonesia

Date Reviewed: January 5, 2008

Strengths:    So easy to set up, so light yet so stiff and strong! My front end doesn't flex when I swing the bike, also it handle nasty ground easily.

Weaknesses:    None whatsoever.

Bottom Line:   
Fox is always makes the best suspension money can buy. My first Fox fork is 2005 32 Talas 130 RLC, fitted on Commencal VIP Supernormal, and it's still deliver its job perfectly. I'm sure my 36 Van will do the same. It's perfect for folks who need a lightweight & heavy duty fork which easy to operate and without a premium price. Just ride and hit anything and no worries about the fork!

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Favorite Trail:   Mountains around Malang

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Semeru Bike Store

Similar Products Used:   This is my first 36mm stanchion diameter & my first 20mm quick release front axle fork.

Bike Setup:   Stock 2008 Giant Reign X-1 (Fox 36 Van R, Fox DHX Coil 3.0), plus a Shimano M545 pedal. The fork came with the bike.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Fort Bill - World Cup 2007 a Weekend Warrior from England

Date Reviewed: October 13, 2007

Strengths:    Lightweight, Incredibly Stiff, Awesome QR 20mm, Top Quality Finish, Plush from the box, usual expert backup from Fox

Weaknesses:    None as yet

Bottom Line:   
You get what you pay for, awesome strength to weight ratio. With the new QR 20mm this fork has stepped up to the top. Simple to dial in and so far they have wanted more and more and not come up short. They look so fly - Bye Bye Rockshox and Marzocchi - Fox are back on top !!!

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Favorite Trail:   Fort Bill

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   950

Similar Products Used:   06 66's, 05 Nixon's, 06 Van's

Bike Setup:   Spesh SX, Saint, Thomson, Easton, Maxxis, Fizik, x.0, Avid

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Fox 36 Van R Issue

I bought a used bike with this fork. Took it out for its first long ride, and when I got home I noticed some grease had seeped out of the pre-load knob on the spring side of the fork. When I take it out in front of the house and compress the fork a few times I am getting a hissing sound. Is this ... Read More »

Lowered Fox 36 Van R question.

Hi! I've bought a 36 Van R fork that has been lowered from 160 mm to 140mm by previous owner. Now I want to restore its travel to 160 mm. First thing that I want to do is to open the left leg's top cap and look if the spring was shortened or not. Here is the question: if the spring was not shorte ... Read More »

36 Van R 170mm???

Is the 170mm O/B R Van an extension of the 160mm or an adjustment to the 180mm model? Reason why I'm asking is because it looks like there is a big difference in weight. Anyone got an idea of the weight of the 170mm O/B?Read More »

rs totem or fox 36 van r

Do you guys think a Totem Coil would be ok to put on a covert v2, currently has a fox 36 van r (came stock not my choice).Read More »

2011 Fox 180 36 Van R or 2011 Marzocchi 66 RCV?

I am looking for a new fork for my 2008 Norco Six. I don't want a fork with a bunch of fancy buttons, just something that gets the job done without having issues. Any opinions about either of the forks, or reasons why one is better than the other? Thanks!Read More »

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