Fox Shox 36 Van-RC2 2009 Forks

4.67/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $945.00

Product Description

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

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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by gofast29ers a Downhiller from ventura ca,

Date Reviewed: January 9, 2010

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.

Bottom Line:   
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

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Favorite Trail:   gspot

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   came with bike

Similar Products Used:   totem 2step. 66

Bike Setup:   2010 sx trail 2

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bizhsn a Weekend Warrior from kuala lumpur,wilayah persekutaun,MALAYSIA

Date Reviewed: February 22, 2009

Strengths:    simple,fit & forget,easy to tune.

Weaknesses:    it took a few riding hours to break-in,performed better after accidently bottoming it while attempting to do a 20ft.jump !

Bottom Line:   
personally i prefer coil over air,dont really mind the small weight difference.once broken -in it performed just the way it should,smoothly over roots & rocks.

little maintenance,fit & forget.

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Favorite Trail:   kiara

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   KSH,TTDI

Similar Products Used:   fox vanilla 32 rlc.

Bike Setup:   nomad 09 with fox dhx air,all other great stuff like sram xo,avid elixir cr,dt swiss e 2200etc.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by ridindirty a Cross Country Rider from wa

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2009

Strengths:    stiff, light

Weaknesses:    lubrication system

Bottom Line:   
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

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Favorite Trail:   yes

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   66sl, 66rc2x, z1, totem, pike

Bike Setup:   bottlerocket

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:2
Submitted by AznRider a Weekend Warrior from Malaysia

Date Reviewed: December 4, 2008

Strengths:    Light, stiff, maintenance free.

Weaknesses:    Fox = Expensive

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   local

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $860.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Heckler V5,DHX5C,2.5/2.3 f/r Nevegals.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mt.Biker E 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!

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   The playground

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Sunshine Cycleworks

Similar Products Used:   Marz AM1, 66 & a bunch of older forks.

Bike Setup:   Ellsworth Moment,DHX 5.0 Pushed Coil, XT cranks, sram x0 trigger, hayes disc brakes, thompson post & stem, DT Swiss 5.0 w/ hope2 hubs.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by doc-ock a Downhiller from Philippines

Date Reviewed: August 25, 2008

Strengths:    Smooth as butter, stiff, light for a coil fork, adjustability, thru axle mechanism is simple and bombproof.

Weaknesses:    Pricey, bland color? - white would be flashier but that is just my opinion.

Bottom Line:   
Buy this fork if you have the cash. It's super smooth like its big brother, the 40. Only lighter! Will update my review when I will have more rides.

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Favorite Trail:   too many

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $950.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi am1, am sl, manitou nixon, Float 36 R

Bike Setup:   '06 enduro, dhx air, xo, xt wheels, thomson, fsa kforce dh, saint brakes, etc. . .

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