Fox Shox 40 RC2 2010 Forks

5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $1599.95

Product Description

Riding over that shorts-filling drop just got a little cleaner, thanks to the Fox 40 RC2 Direct Mount Fork. Eight inches of adjustable travel soaks up just about anything the trail throws at you, and does it with style and ease.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by rlock a Downhiller from Kanata, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: February 14, 2012

Strengths:    Stiff, plush, strong, reliable, easy service, wide range of compression and rebound damping adjustment

Weaknesses:    Internal noises (can be corrected)

Bottom Line:   
This fork came stock on my Demo 8 and is the only DH fork I've used other than quick rides on some rental bikes, but I sure do like it! It has gone through 2 seasons of extensive use at Whistler and held up extremely well. The only maintenance/repairs done so far are: one set of seals per season, two oil changes per season, and one bladder replacement (apparently the 2011s and + have a better bladder design).

This past season it started making a clicking sound on every compression. It turned out to be the spring compressing inside the left stanchion and touching the side of the tube. This was corrected by adding a second piece of heat shrink tubing around the spring down low, close to where it mates with the shaft which connects to the lowers. I used a 4 inch piece of 1.5 inch diameter heat shrink. No more noise.

By the way, if you have an older fork like this and have not tried the new Fox low-friction seals made by SKF, do yourself a favour and get them immediately! The stiction is noticeably lower. Make sure to follow Fox's installation advice on their service website (ie, lube the inside with some fork oil before install).

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Favorite Trail:   A-line, Dirt Merchant, Freight Train

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Bike Setup:   Demo 8

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mcap a Downhiller from D-Town, PA

Date Reviewed: December 1, 2010

Strengths:    Ridiculous fork, super stiff, very plush, 40mm stanchions, tons of adjustments, looks insane, Direct mount top crown, Fox quality, Adjustable travel, FIT cartridge, Titanium spring

Weaknesses:    None yet

Bottom Line:   
This fork is awesome. I only have a few days on it so far, but so far so good. Fox has a reputation for great products and the 40 is by far one of the best DH forks in my opinion and many others. The 40mm stanchions look sweet, it's very stiff, like the direct mount top crown. I bought mine new for a complete steal from a shop online that was liquidating a few shocks. Titanium spring comes in it stock and the adjustments seem endless. I still don't know how to use it fully. Can't wait for next DH season

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Favorite Trail:   Diablo Freeride

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   New Online

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox Totem Coil, Fox 32 Float RL

Bike Setup:   Trek Session 88 DH, Trek Fuel Ex8

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Drftn280zxt a Downhiller from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Date Reviewed: May 23, 2010

Strengths:    Everything. Comes with multiple springs of varying stiffness. Lots of adjustments in this fork that are easy to understand. Very user friendly and the Maxle is a very slick feature. Stations are nice and stiff and hold up against rock roost very well.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
One of the best forks on the market. Stiff and light. You really can't lose with this product. FOX continues to impress with there product. The new FIT damper works very well and the bottom out feature works flawlessly. This fork absolutely performs as advertised and will save you so well when you mess up a landing.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   All Mountain Cyclery

Bike Setup:   2010 Santa Cruz V10. Large Black Ano Frame. Purchased the DH1 kit and upgraded to the 2010 FOX 40RC2 and FOX DHX RC4

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by DHmonkey123 a Downhiller from San Anselmo, Marin, California

Date Reviewed: March 20, 2010

Strengths:    seems strong, friend has cool paint job

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
when i tried it around fairfax cyclerey it was awsome. wouldnt use it on a jamis im getting

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Favorite Trail:   Tamarancho

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Purchased At:   tried it at FC

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   MY bike is a Cannondale

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