Fox Shox 32 F-Series FIT RLC 2011 Forks

4.8/5 (5 Reviews)

Product Description

The FIT RLC damper offers riders an incredibly wide range of low-speed compression and rebound adjustments in a new, lighter weight damper that provides unparalleled front wheel terrain following. The new lockout lever has been ergonomically designed for quick and easy use.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mainturion a Cross Country Rider from Eindhoven, Netherlands

Date Reviewed: February 19, 2012

Strengths:    Smoothness, stiffness, build quality

Weaknesses:    Price, weight, no remote lock-out.

Bottom Line:   
This is for the 100 mm F29 with Kashima coating.
First thing I noticed was the smoothness of this fork due to the combination of Kashima coating and FIT-cartridge.
Although it has the 9 mm QR drop-outs it is very stiff and precise.

In combination with the big wheels this fork gives so much control and comfort in the descending.

Recommended for: XC riders, racers should consider the Terralogic version.
Not recommended for: heavy riders, they should consider the 15mm QR version.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Peerkes Bikeshop (LB

Similar Products Used:   Older Fox Forks.

Bike Setup:   Niner EMD with a mix of XT/XTR components and formula brakes.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by zachvii a Cross Country Rider from Boise, ID

Date Reviewed: September 1, 2011

Strengths:    Very adjustable, super smooth

Weaknesses:    Poor stanchion seals, Usually come low on oil in the lowers.

Bottom Line:   
This is a great fork overall. Just make sure you replace the fork seals right away to keep dirt out of the fork. Enduroseals are a good replacement. make sure to check the oil in the lowers from the factory. They are usually low to the recommend amounts.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Fox

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by tefloncat a Racer from Portland,Or US

Date Reviewed: May 13, 2011

Strengths:    VERY adjustable, lock out on full is almost like a ridged fork, but can be adjusted to blow off at your comfort level. 15mm thru allows me to hold a better line over rough sections. the fork is really quite laterally stiff. Set is very easy and logical just read the manual and adjust the fork to your style of riding. I weight 145lb and this fork easily adjusts to my weight and riding style.

Weaknesses:    OK price but isn't that with everything lately. $10,000 Mtb $16,000 road bikes. Look wisely and you can find deals I bought mine new from another rider for $560. So far the fork is performing perfectly.

Bottom Line:   
Only a month but I never think about fork,the Kashima doesn't seem to make that much of a difference, but all in all, I clear harder sections and feel more confident on downhills runs. Definitely a great XC fork, I would highly recommend this fork but with a caveat look around for a good price. ( $800 is ludicrous and It is not just Fox but the industry as a whole) The review is on the product not product pricing, value rating is on the cost.

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Favorite Trail:   Brown's Camp

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $560.00

Similar Products Used:   PUSH'd Reba U-turn great shock but what a difference 5 yrs makes in technology

Bike Setup:   2006 Titus Racer-X, XO gripshift,r-derailleur, xt f-derailleur, Oro Puro brakes, masterpiece seat post, f-99 stem, Monkey Lite bar, eggbeaters 4ti, wheelset: chris king/Olympia rims or I9/crest rims

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dpugh5 a Racer from York PA USA

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2011

Strengths:    Stiffness , adjust-ability , looks , hype , warranty , lightweight

Weaknesses:    too expensive (but its worth it )

Bottom Line:   
This fork is solid the kashima coat looks sweet and performs as it should get the 15 mm thru axle if you can that makes a world difference. the fit dampening is perfect for xc soaks the little stuff and doesn't ever bottom out. The whole for fork is a good situation there is not a negative thing I could say

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Favorite Trail:   Michaux State Forrest

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   manitou r7 super, marzocchi bomber, rockshox junk

Bike Setup:   voodoo bizango sram x9 hope brakes azonic outlaw wheels

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jsloan79 a Cross Country Rider from Calhoun, Ga.

Date Reviewed: December 27, 2010

Strengths:    Light and stiff, 3.2 lbs uncut! Kashima coat is super slick!

Weaknesses:    The only thing I can think of is price, suspension is really getting out of hand, but after riding it I would gladly pay it again, guess I'm just a cheapskate.

Bottom Line:   
I have ridden a lot of forks out there and had heard all the hype about the FOX products, well folks it is not hype. The difference in weight is immediately noticeable and the performance of the overall package is head and shoulders above any other fork I have ever ridden. Like I said it is pricey, but I would line up to pay it again now that I know the whole story.

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Favorite Trail:   Water Tank

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $775.00

Purchased At:   Cherokee Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Manitou, Rock Shox, Marzocchi.

Bike Setup:   Intense Tracer, XTR, Chris King.

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