Fox Shox 36 Van-R 2009 Forks

5/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $825.00

Product Description

  • 20 mm QR system
  • Coil spring preload
  • Rebound adjust
  • Hydraulic bottom out resistance in damper

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by South OC DH a Downhiller from Mission Viejo, CA USA

Date Reviewed: November 18, 2010

Strengths:    Easy to change spring, super smooth uppers, good selection of springs so Fox makes one for your weight. Its a Fox Shock, so its super low maintanance and its dummy proof!

Weaknesses:    Its a basic 160mm fork. No Hi/Lo speed compression.

Bottom Line:   
This fork is good for riders who want more travel, both for DH and free riding. It is pretty versitile for climbs too. I have poped my front wheel up only a couple time on climbs. What you get for the price, Great deal! I bought a 2010 Marzocchi 66RC3 for bike parks, but i still use my 36 for local riding.

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Favorite Trail:   Shock Treatment, Mammoth

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $395.00

Purchased At:   E-Bay

Similar Products Used:   Fox Van RC, Marzocchi 66RC3

Bike Setup:   GT frame, Shimano Saint components, Azonic bars, Hope hubs, Mavic rims.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Coolhandluke a Weekend Warrior from UK

Date Reviewed: November 17, 2009

Strengths:    Plush travel, easy to set up

Weaknesses:    painful service shcedule

Bottom Line:   
Plush travel super fork and way way better then my Pikes for hardly any more weight.
The fork comes with additional springs too (unlike Rockshox) so its easy to make it fit your riding style / weight.
These forks take everything I've thrown at them from DHing in Morzine to XCing around the Peak District.
Great fork.
Not cheap though..£600

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Favorite Trail:   Innerleithen

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Cycle city

Similar Products Used:   Pike's, Revelation's, Reba's

Bike Setup:   456ti On One frame, CK rear hub, Superstar front in Mavic 729 rims, XTR rear mech, LX chainset and cassette, ODI lock on's, XT brakes, saint shifters

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rastafloe88 a Weekend Warrior from Milledgeville

Date Reviewed: July 17, 2009

Strengths:    Stiff, stable, no-frill design.
Black diamond color
easy thru-axle design

Weaknesses:    nil

Bottom Line:   
Lives up to how fox describes it. I am a fan of simplicity and function and this fork encompasses that entirely. All these adjustments these days divert our attention from riding. Coil spring is sturdy and simple, dial in the rebound and forget about it. This thing is my insurance really. Much of my riding is xc, but i am thirsty for hucks, drops and step downs. It will take care of you like a good mother. Mine weighs 5lbs even which is a nice surprise. buy it and ride it.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Oconee Outfitters

Similar Products Used:   Marz drop off..not nearly as stiff...nor smooth...nor anything

Bike Setup:   heckler, 36, king w/ mavic d321, elixir.. bit of a porker but flows like the amazon.

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