Fox Racing Shox 32 Float RLC 2009 Forks

5/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $560.00

Product Description

  • 5.5 inches(140 mm) of travel
  • Post style disc brake mount
  • Ergonomic lock lever(RLC)
  • Externally adjustable lockout force(RLC)
  • Low speed compression(RLC)

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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jrogs

Date Reviewed: September 21, 2012

Strengths:    Very strong, durable, easily adjustable, stiff.

Weaknesses:    Takes some time to get the rebound speed dialed in.

Bottom Line:   
I really like this fork. It is super fun. Makes riding a joy.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by TamKid a Weekend Warrior from Fort Collins

Date Reviewed: June 21, 2009

Strengths:    Light, Plush, Rippin. Seems to be durable I've been killing Marzocchi forks so its nice to have a real fork.

Weaknesses:    None yet - except that I didn't get the 15qr model.

Bottom Line:   
Sick. Rippin. I was going to get a talas, but a buddy of mine asked me how much I'd be rolling around in 100mm mode. Like never. Maybe there are some steeper spots on slickrock that it might be useful to lower the front end, but I'm not missing the adjustability at all. This fork is the goods at a great price.

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Favorite Trail:   Kenosha or Enchalada

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $520.00

Purchased At:   Jenson USA

Similar Products Used:   Marz 700 ata (terrible fork, don't get me going), Fox Talas

Bike Setup:   Yeti 575 with a DHX air, Float 32, Elixirs, King/WTB wheels.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DavidNeiles a Cross Country Rider from Chattanooga

Date Reviewed: May 30, 2009

Strengths:    09 Float RLC 15 QR Model 130 mm travel:
-Super Stiff
-Great tunablity
-IT'S A FOX !!!!

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Super stiff and great steering. The Fox forks just feel like butter. I love the tunablity of it and it the setup is super easy. I would recommend to all the 15qr, so much stiffer and really worth it! I don't think I'll go back to 9mm qr.

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Favorite Trail:   Raccoon Mtn

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Fox Float RL and a ton of other brands

Bike Setup:   09 Diamondback Sortie Black

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Trogdor The Burninator a Weekend Warrior from Yokosuka, Japan

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2009

Strengths:    Very strong, rigid, and very plush. Also you can pretty much fine tune this fork to any trail or for any size rider. Pretty light as well.

Weaknesses:    Nothing.

Bottom Line:   
At first I was not too impressed with this fork, however, after a buddy of mine showed me how to get the most out of it, I am nothing but smiles. This fork has surprised me with how much you can tune it. It only takes a few seconds (if you know what you want) to tune. I can go almost rigid for road riding, or soften up and smooth out the rooty trails. I am a clyde so I used to have to settle for really high psi to slow my compression but the adjustable compression allows me to run lower psi(so I can use all my travel)but not slam down and bottom out. It is also extremely plush feeling, smooth compression and rebound. Contours the trail very well allowing me to run faster with confidence in my traction. I use it for XC to AM purposes.
Very multi-faceted fork. Light enough for loooonnnnggggg climbs but does not slouch on the descents. It takes hits well and keeps on tickin'. I recommend this to anyone but you really need to learn how the settings work(as I did) to really let it shine.

I got a deal on it when I bought it so I am giving it 5 chilis all around. It is a great performer.

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Favorite Trail:   OgusuYama

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $560.00

Purchased At:   Greenfish

Similar Products Used:   Float RL, F120 RLC

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Rize

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by daredevilcsl a Weekend Warrior from Malaysia

Date Reviewed: December 26, 2008

Strengths:    - Very plush
- Alot features
- Can be customize to suit the ride riding style
- Look nice

Weaknesses:    - Only available in white
- Not much of color variety
- Fixed travel length

Bottom Line:   
Very good fork very plush and customizable to suit the rider riding style. But the length of the travel is fixed. Well you would not bother to adjust the travel when you are enjoying the ride right. Not much of color variety. But overall is the performance that does the matter. Which is this is the best for bucks.

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Favorite Trail:   Plentong

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   SR Suntour 100mm

Bike Setup:   08 VIP Meta 5, 09 Fox 32 Float 15qr, 08 Fox Float RP23, 08 XT groupset, Hope Pro 2 Hub, DT Swiss EX5.1d, DT Competition Spoke.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by lucash290 a Weekend Warrior from paris, france

Date Reviewed: November 26, 2008

Strengths:    excellent

Weaknesses:    don't know yet !

Bottom Line:   
really smooth,efficient, stiff enough to way, i won't change it !!!

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Favorite Trail:   close to les etangs de la miniere

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $650.00

Similar Products Used:   f100RLC,TALAS 36RC2

Bike Setup:   Tracer Vp intense

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bearburrell a Cross Country Rider from Stockholm, Sweden

Date Reviewed: September 27, 2008

Strengths:    Adjustable and solid

Weaknesses:    zero

Bottom Line:   
Sick! In the Stockholm area the trails are rocky and rooty. The fork's so solid, efficient and smooth it's amazing. It took a couple of rides to adjust all the options, but once it's adjusted it's really nice, and especially for those little drop-offs that looks your front wheel my get stuck, the fork just flows through it....

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Favorite Trail:   Theres only one here;)

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $685.00

Purchased At:   pine mt sports, Bend

Similar Products Used:   doesn't matter

Bike Setup:   2008 Kona four supreme w/ rp23

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by CycoSkier a Cross Country Rider from Central Vermont

Date Reviewed: August 15, 2008

Strengths:    Very plush, adjustability, lightness.

Weaknesses:    none that I am aware.

Bottom Line:   
This fork rocks. Stiff, yet plush and very adjustable. Opted for the 140 over TALAS as I'll never mess with travel length, not to mention would throw off balance of 5.25 rear travel. This is an ideal fork for the trails that make up the Vermont 50, which are just outside my door. Perhaps the best overall long travel XC fork out there.

The price of the fork included the king headset...thanks Paradise Sports located in Windsor, VT!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Those outside my door & Kingdom Trails

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $624.00

Purchased At:   Paradise Sports

Similar Products Used:   Float 100 RL, Float 80 RLC

Bike Setup:   Ellsworth Epiphany Shadow XTR rear der, New XT front der, King ISO disc hubs laced to x717, King Headset, Face Face Dues Cranks, Race Face Next Carbon bars, FSA OS99 Stem, Thomson post, Hayes disc. Just under 26 lbs. for a long travel XC bike.

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