Fox Shox 32 Float 100 FIT RLC 2012 Forks

4.4/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $785.00

Product Description

The Fox Racing Shox 32 Float 100 RLC FIT Kashima represents a new area for cross country race forks. Once, tapered steerers and thru-axles were solely reserved for the boom-boom-huck crowd. However, their advantages far outweigh the negligible weight increase, and thankfully, they're now the standard for XC bikes, too.We've come a long way since the days of squirrely, 28mm stanchions and road-bike-based quick releases. Now, features like the Fox Racing Shox 32 Float 120 RL's tapered steerer tube, hollow truss-to-seal flange, and 15QR axle ensure minimal weight, but more importantly, it enhances overall chassis stiffness for unparalleled steering precision and ride dynamics. Complementing the 32 Float 100's flex-fighting chassis is Fox's FIT Damper. This unit employees a bladder to keep air and oil from mixing and negatively affecting performance. If this step wasn't taken, fluid aeration would result in a reduced dampening that would cause the fork to lose its ability to control movement.The FIT damper, unlike open bath dampers, is also inverted. This means that the fork's unsprung weight is lower for less inertia to control, resulting in a more sensitive, plusher fork. The fork uses an air spring that's simple to adjust preload via the top cap mounted Schrader valve. Under the right leg there's also an indexed rebound adjustment knob.For efficient climbing, there's a lockout that's activated via a crown-mounted lever, with a compression adjustment as well.The Fox Racing Shox 32 Float 100 RLC FIT Kashima uses a post-mount front brake and comes in the color Black with Gold logos.

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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Seth Botwick a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: January 28, 2015

Strengths:    Smooth

Weaknesses:    Durability

Bottom Line:   
I went through three of these over two years. About three months the fork would start creaking. Long story short, Fox said they were having problems with the press fit steerer where it attaches the crown. When it was not creaking, it worked well.

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Favorite Trail:   San Lee

Duration Product Used:   Two years

Purchased At:   Rei

Bike Setup:   Lynskey pro29 SS

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kyle

Date Reviewed: May 28, 2012

Strengths:    color is awsome meshes with my white bike i love these shox

Weaknesses:    a little pricey

Bottom Line:   

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gmatt a Cross Country Rider from Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Date Reviewed: October 18, 2011

Strengths:    Very smooth, allows full travel to be utilised

Weaknesses:    The rebound adjuster knob is on the bottom of the fork leg, rather than on top, but I'm seriously grasping a bit here to find fault...

Bottom Line:   
This review is actually for the 130mm travel version of this fork, but it's mechanically identical to the 100 so everything should still apply.
This fork is very very good. It's stiff and light, but for me the key is in the damping quality and adjustment options.
I've previously run a Fox Float 120RL and thought it was an excellent fork. I didn't worry about getting the RLC version at the time because I thought the addition of low speed compression damping was unnecessary and I wouldn't use it.
However after buying a bike which came with the 2012 RLC fork I've changed my mind on this issue. I've seen several guides to setting up fork pressures which suggest you use less than the recommended maximum sag because when set that soft the fork will react badly to pedaling and brake forces. This is totally true, when I set up my Fox RLC at 25mm sag (the maximum recommended by Fox for the 130mm) it was amazingly active, really eating every bump, but was too unstable under pedaling, and blew through most of the travel under hard front braking. So then I put in 1 (just one mind) click of low speed compression damping. Problem solved, pedalling feedback gone, brake feedback much much better. At these settings the fork is nothing less than sensational, there's so much front wheel traction I feel like a downhill rider with it.
Everything feels like quality on the fork, the knobs all click very positively and it's very easy to adjust. All in all, an excellent product.

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Favorite Trail:   Gap Creek

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Fox Float 120 RL

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Trc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ambassadorhawg a Cross Country Rider from La Crescenta, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: August 13, 2011

Strengths:    Solid, yet light feeling. Rigid for such a lightweight fork. Smooth travel aided by Kashima coat. Lockout works perfectly. Perfect alignment. Weighed in at 3.24lbs. after I cut the steerer tube down.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
No other fork out there holds it's value like a Fox fork does. This one is yet another winner for Fox. Highly recommended for all weight conscious XC riders/racers who want less flex, reliability, lightweight, and great functionality for their money.

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Favorite Trail:   Lots of them!

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $499.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   None, Fox is the best out of all the brands I've used.

Bike Setup:   2009 Specialized Epic Comp 26er, Custom Build.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by doghead a Cross Country Rider from Saratoga, CA USA Quicksilver

Date Reviewed: August 9, 2011

Strengths:    120mm RLC FIT 32mm 9mm Open Drop Out 2012 model
All Other Forks Will Have too Improve greatly in all areas to meet the overall performance of these new forks

Weaknesses:    Price, No Color Choices??

Bottom Line:   
With a drop of Oil & or few hours use, almost NO Stiction from the seals-fork legs. Super smooth, very good torsional strength, NO harshness thru full stroke of travel at any impact speed, when set at very LOW Compression setting (1 or 2 clicks). Seems to have improved climbing feel, & reduced pedal reaction, even without any low speed compression (set to 0), Lockout works very well also.
These forks will make any bike work much better everywhere you ride. If you thinking about new forks, you must Buy these Forks!!

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Favorite Trail:   Quicksilver

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   ProBike

Similar Products Used:   Fox Magura Rockshox Manitou

Bike Setup:   Scott Spark, 650B/26, full Carbon, XTR 2011, ~21lbs

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