Strengths: buttery smooth, tons of adjustments. light and stiff. FIT is the way to go. it can take the biggest hits you got, the nastiest trails you can throw, and the funnest single track u can find. and servicing the fork at home is a breeze. fox has there susp. down pat.
Weaknesses: it is fox, so it is pricey, needs to be optioned as a 180mm fork, with the option to travel reduce the fork with internal clips like the floats 32 have.
best fork i have ever ridden. great for park use, freeride and can handle the dh. takes as much abuse as you can handle. perfection at its best. all mountain riders, park riders, huckers can all enjoy this fork
Bike Setup: nomad 09 with fox dhx air,all other great stuff like sram xo,avid elixir cr,dt swiss e 2200etc.
a Cross Country Rider
Date Reviewed: January 19, 2009
Strengths: stiff, light
Weaknesses: lubrication system
light forks are not made for mud. sticky after 6 weeks of riding, changed oil and it was BLACK. a couple more rides and now there is air in the non-user-serviceable cartridge. very disappointed considering the cost and reputation.
bonus star for including 3 springs for varying rider weights, no other company does this
Similar Products Used: 66sl, 66rc2x, z1, totem, pike
Bike Setup: bottlerocket
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: December 4, 2008
Strengths: Light, stiff, maintenance free.
Weaknesses: Fox = Expensive
Plush, stiff, Choice of springs included in package - not a lot of coil forks caters for ppl below 135lbs(RS and Marz, i hope you read this). Other than the occasionaly few drops of lub on the stanchions the fork has performed flawlessly. Overall rating 5 chilis, value rating CRAP because Fox made it expensive.
Bike Setup: Heckler V5,DHX5C,2.5/2.3 f/r Nevegals.
a Cross Country Rider
from Columbia, CT, USA
Date Reviewed: November 7, 2008
Strengths: Stiff, smooth as butter, lite, easy to set up & adjust for different terrain, quick release thru axle is easy to use & reliable. Cable guides are a great addition.
Weaknesses: None - you get what you pay for!
This fork is awesome, it's incredibly plush, smooth and rides great. Unbelievable stiff and responsive for such a lite wieght 6.3 inch 20mm thru axle fork.
I ride a mix of New england terrain, but much of it is slower rocky tech riding with a lot of short uphills. You can dial this fork super smooth for the low speed bumps & also maintain the brake dive & pedal platform. The faster you push this fork the smoother it is. It begs to be jumped, dropped & ridden hard. The best fork I have ever owned hands down. It's worth every penny.