Fox Shox 40RC2 2009 Forks

4.83/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $1600.00

Product Description

  • Standard 1-1/8" steerer
  • Integrated disc brake guide
  • International standard disc brake tabs
  • Low speed compression
  • Rebound adjust

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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jason a Downhiller from Chicago

Date Reviewed: February 16, 2010

Strengths:    Stiff, fairly lightweight, adjustable and the adjustments work, you notice when you adjust the compression.

Weaknesses:    price, could be lighter.

Bottom Line:   
A great Racing fork that can be adjusted for your terrain and style/needs. feels great, works great, tracks well in the rough stuff.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Manitou Travis, Marzocchi 888.

Bike Setup:   GLory DH. Fox 40, Industry Nine, sram, SDG.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by speedy_gonzales a Downhiller from Cheshire, UK

Date Reviewed: October 7, 2009

Strengths:    Excellent damping system at both high and low speed, with the DHX 5.0 on the rear, bike soaks up the hits like butter, this is a very light and rigid fork. Looks brilliant in white!

Weaknesses:    Not many, though stansions scratch easily..

Bottom Line:   
Not cheap, but an awesome fork...

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Favorite Trail:   Pila WC Downhill Course, Italy

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi 888, Fox 36

Bike Setup:   Sunday Factory Frame, Fox DHX 5.0, Saint drivetrain and shifting, EX721 on Hope Pro II, Maxxis minnion and high roller combo, direct mount sunline stem, Avid Code 4 Brakes...

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Maestroforlife a Racer from Invemrere

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2009

Strengths:    The 2009 damper is way ahead of the previous years. Weight/strength is just right, coil forks are so much more supple.

Weaknesses:    I feel that brake tourque and oil contamination due to shrink wrap on the spring is the demise of my left side bushings.

Bottom Line:   
Fox has evolved this fork to be one of the best DH racing forks on the market. The new 2009 damper has some subtle changes that make it perform so much better then the previous dampers. Changes like a glide bushing in the seal head of the damper and MUCH better compression valving, make this fork so much smoother and more controlled through the stroke. However there is something I have encountered and that is premature wearing of the left bushings. I attribute this to a combination of contaminated lubrication oil and brake torque.

I think what FOX needs to do is redesign the bushings so that the left upper bushing is 2 or 3 times longer and the lower one is double, this would help counter brake torque effect on the lowers and lead to longer bushing replacement intervals.

They might also look at a way to isolate the spring from the lubrication oil and use a slick honey or M-prep type grease on the spring. That would eliminate the contamination of the oil by the shrink wrap on the spring.

I think a Air 40 RC2 is just around the corner once Fox figures out how to adapt a compresson blow off chamber for the air spring to make the air spring less progessive and more linear like a coil.

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Favorite Trail:   Swansea

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1.00

Purchased At:   na

Similar Products Used:   I have been on these forks for 4 years. I have teched many other brands, but none of them can touch Fox for internal quality.

Bike Setup:   2008 Glory DH with a cane creek Double you know that the fork better be good b/c that rear shock will make a weak fork obvious.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by downhillerfromchch a Downhiller from new zealand

Date Reviewed: February 10, 2009

Strengths:    the damper and feel of these forks is amazing, stiffness, look

Weaknesses:    thin lowers. put a 1cm round hole in the lowers from a rock flicking up off the wheel

Bottom Line:   
insane fork. takes a lot of setting up but once dialled in is amazing. sits nice and high in the travel and doesn't blow through travel like boxxers do. these forks give so much confidence when pushing limits. at speeds that i was starting to feel scetchy on my boxxers, with these it feels effortless, they carry speed so well, worth every cent. just don't let rocks hit them like i did lol

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Favorite Trail:   coronet nats track

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   doctor bike

Similar Products Used:   all of boxxer range, 07-08 40

Bike Setup:   sunday frame, dhx 5, codes, hadley hubs on atomlab rims

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by BATM a Downhiller from Rathdrum

Date Reviewed: November 11, 2008

Strengths:    Very plush, predictable, stiff, easy to tune, Light!

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
So far these have been absolutely great forks, I ride this bike 3 to 4 hours a week sometimes 8 hours a week, started riding these the beginning of August. The ride qaulity may not be a lot better than the marz 888rc2x, but they are a full pound lighter, and so far have been as reliable.

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Favorite Trail:   down hill

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1600.00

Purchased At:   beyond bikes

Similar Products Used:   Marz 888R, Marz 888rc2x

Bike Setup:   08 SC V10,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by wookierider1992 a Downhiller from whereever i want to be

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2008

Strengths:    everythin

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   

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Favorite Trail:   all of em

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   private seller

Similar Products Used:   there are none

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