When you're riding with 180mm of plush Fox travel, you're going to have a good time ? particularly if it's aboard the Float 36 RC2 FIT Fork. About a pound lighter than its coil sprung counterparts, the air spring equipped, RC2 damped Float 36 offers all the features needed to get you down the most aggressive, big-mountain lines with the least drama.Equipped with the FIT RC2 damper, a cartridge unit that uses an expandable bladder to seal suspension oil from air, it provides consistent action during heavy-duty use. The damper has both low- and high-speed compression tuning. This means you can dial the fork to offer a bob-reducing, pedal-friendly platform with the low-speed adjustment. Or back it off for plusher, small-bump compliant ride. The high-speed adjustment lets you find your preference for large hit resistance. This versatility lets you set the Talas RC2 for optimum trail manners, whether you've got a monster climb or want to blaze the descent.Not only does the air spring reduce weight, it also has a unique curve. It's tuned to provide a plush ride at the top of the stroke with a progressive ramp-up to avoid bottoming at the end. The air spring is also simple to reduce travel internally, by adding spacers under the air piston, if you'd like to customize your front end's ride height or headtube angle.The 2013 Fox 36 Float 180 FIT RC2 Fork's lower legs and crown are powder coated in Gloss White. It has a 1-1/8 to 1.5in tapered steerer tube and post mount disc brakes. The beefy 36mm chassis is stiff and strong, and made even better by the inclusion of a 20QR thru-axle system.
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So... just curious if anyone has seen/tried or owns one?
I have a 160 float that ramps up too fast for my liking, going to modify the airspring. I am building A DIFFERENT bike and want a more linear feel at 180mm.
1) Is the 2013 180 more linear... for real?
2) Maybe I should just get a VAN an ... Read More »