Fox Shox 36 Float R 2008 Forks

4/5 (1 Reviews)
Weight : 4.7 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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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Terence Ramon Garcia a Downhiller from Philippines

Date Reviewed: November 21, 2007

Strengths:    i will only compare 2006fox36 vanrc2 and the 2008 fox36 floatr: it is almost 500grams lighter, it has quick release locks, and is easier to maneuver. cheaper than the vanrc2. i worked 4 months really hard to buy the vanrc2. the the 2008 float is at 700dollars but the vanrc2 was almost 1000dollars

Weaknesses:    i will only compare 2006fox36 vanrc2 and the 2008 fox36 floatr: though it is only a demo ive been using for a few days, it doesnt look and feel as tough as the van rc2 (im a 187 pound rider by the way)

Bottom Line:   
ive been using the 2006 fox36 vanrc2 for a year and a half and im contended. its just that my favorite bikeshop demo'd the 2008 fox 36 float r. i am one rider who loves cross country, enduro and freeride trails. though i only do small bump jumps im not sure what the new float r's capability is. at high speed in rough road, the f36 vanrc2 is a little more responsive than the float. my only dilema (check spelling) is because i am a 180 pound rider (without gear), the steep climbs here in the philippines makes me cry sometimes so weight matters in my bike. but im not sure how tough the fox36 floatr would be. but its a nice and lighter fork compared to the vanrc2 plus it has 2clicks quick release thru axle locks. so need help in deciding.

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Favorite Trail:   davao and gensan trails

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Purchased At:   boondock bikes in DAVAO city PHILIPPINES

Similar Products Used:   2006 fox36 vanrc2, 2006 marzocchi 66light eta, 2006 fox32 talas r

Bike Setup:   2006 lapierre black frx, 2006 fox36 vanrc2 fork, 2006 fox dhx air rear shox, size 70 thomson stem, thomson seatpost, fizik (check spelling) saddle, 2007 monkeylite dh handle bar, shimano saint brakes, shimano saint 3plate cranks, 2006 xtr front and rear deraliurs (check spelling), sun single track rims, da bomb head spin hubs, specialized pro enduro 2.2 tires and specialized handle bar grips

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2009 fox 36 float r gritty travel

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Help! 2009 Fox 36 Float R not so smooth

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