Mtbr's 2016 Winter Biking Gear Reviews and Roundups





Fox Shox 36 Float-R 2009 Forks

5/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $850.00

Product Description

  • 6.3"(160 mm) of travel
  • Post style disc mounts
  • Integrated disc brake hose guide
  • Air spring pressure
  • 20 mm quick release thru axle system

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kimi rossi a Weekend Warrior from manila, philippines

Date Reviewed: August 3, 2010

Strengths:    looks, lightweight, 20qr, air adjustability, simplicity

Weaknesses:    20qr feels like a toy compared to rs maxle, expensive for a base model

Bottom Line:   
not as smooth as my pike and revelation coils. but a little more breaking in would solve this i guess. simple but with the basic adjustments needed for a nice ride. the maxle is way better for me. but i'm sure this fork will be a winner. chose the R model because it is way cheaper and i have a dhx rc2 @ the back but i think i can do without the high/low speed comp adjustments.

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Favorite Trail:   timberland, pestano

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   jbl

Similar Products Used:   rs revelation 426, pike 426

Bike Setup:   titus el guapo

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Graeme Simpson a Weekend Warrior from New Zealand

Date Reviewed: June 23, 2009

Strengths:    Stiff, strong, smooth...nice looking fork as well.

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
I enjoyed this bike from the get-go. However the front/back balance was way off till adding the Float 36.
Now it is a monster. I'm 50 plus so a bit old to be riding off cliffs - but this has given me a lo more confidence in rooty and rocky section (stay off the brakes!).
My wife rides an 08 Trek Remedy 9. Great bike and she's not young either but does do big jumps and drop offs. She's also got Float 36s on and loves them.
However I still rate the Nomad with 36s as a marginally better climber.
Easy 5 chillis...

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Favorite Trail:   anything in Rotorua's Whakarewarewa Forest

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $850.00

Purchased At:   BIKE VEGAS

Similar Products Used:   Got a 6 year old 100mill Fox Float on my singlespeed and a 2008 Fox 120 on my Blur. Nomad had a 140mill Talas fork when I got it. Nice fork but way too short and light for the Nomad set up.

Bike Setup:   2007 polished alloy Nomad. This was only built up at the end of last year so limited kilometres on it. Blinged up with SRAM X.O and XTR (bit of a bitzer built up with bike shop left overs). DT Swiss wheelset - front rebuilt to accommodate 20mill thru axle by top Kiwi mechanic Dale Hollowes (Olympic and World Champ Track gold medal wrench). Little extra weight but bike is still only 29lbs.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by slimat99 a Cross Country Rider from Evergreen, CO

Date Reviewed: May 15, 2009

Strengths:    Stiff, light, reliable, perfect size for all mountain riding

Weaknesses:    20mm axle has come loose twice

Bottom Line:   
What a great fork!! I've pounded this thing for a year with zero issues. I set it up to my preferance, and haven't put the air pump on it since. I ride a lot: 3 to 5 days a week depending on weather. very impressed with the overall feel of the fork; I've not bottomed it once, very progressive in the last 1 to .5 inches of travel. My only gripes would be the rebound has to be dialed many clicks before anything happens, and the axle has come loose twice, but that was probably my bad for not checking it periodically. The axle is VERY easy to use, better design than RS's Maxel. These aren't cheap, but you are buying quality. So far this is the best fork I've owned.

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Favorite Trail:   steep

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   many Marjokies, RS Pike, RS Totem

Bike Setup:   Nomad build for light FR

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ridin26s a Weekend Warrior from Bellingham, WA

Date Reviewed: October 9, 2008

Strengths:    Stiff, light, smooth

Weaknesses:    price

Bottom Line:   
Amazing. Floats like it's name. Feels better after one ride than my 55 ever did. Expensive, but its worth it. Rebound and preload are easy to set.

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Favorite Trail:   SST

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $850.00

Purchased At:   Drop n Zone bikes

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi 55 tst2
Marzocchi 66 vf

Bike Setup:   Transition Covert, dhx,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nvan a Cross Country Rider from North Vancouver

Date Reviewed: July 23, 2008

Strengths:    Weight

Weaknesses:    None yet

Bottom Line:   
Just put it on and been out a couple of times, so far its great. Easy to set to my weight and riding style.

Chose the R because I'm a rider who sets a fork and just rides it, I'll report again later after 10 more rides on the hill and and see how it'll play out, but all ready seems sweet and responsive and super easy to pedel.

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Favorite Trail:   Lots

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $710.00

Purchased At:   Universal cycles

Bike Setup:   07' Yeti 575

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