Fox Racing Shox Float RL Rear Shock

3.15/5 (72 Reviews)
MSRP : $290.00


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Product Description

Anyone worldwide may purchaseThis Fox Racing Shox product, however,the delivery address must be insideThe United States.Proven Fox performance andTechnology forThe accomplished athlete or beginner - and everything in between. Proven FoxTechnology Lever actuated lockout Adjustable rebound and air spring pressure Approximate weight 210 grams(6.5" x 1.5") Note: Reducers/mounting hardware is NOT included. A kit issometimes, but not always needed, depending on your frame andTheTypeof rear shock you a


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eckstream1 a Weekend Warrior from Reading, Pa USA

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2012

Strengths:    Not a bad value for the price... Came on my D build Santa Cruz Nickel. Has held up to AM riding...

Weaknesses:    Not very adjustable... But hey, it's a cheap shock.

Bottom Line:   
Not bad for the price...

Andy
Eckstream1@aol.com

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Favorite Trail:   Mt. Penn/Neversink

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Came on my Santa Cru

Bike Setup:   D build Santa Cruz

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by xserret a Cross Country Rider from Brussels, BE

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2011

Strengths:    Works fine for 96kg rider in all XC conditions.

Weaknesses:    Needs to be re-pressurized often. Tunning must be done at manufacturing.

Bottom Line:   
This shock works well at my weigh, but it is at its limits (dampening in particular). Came tunned to "medium", probably will work better if could be tunned to hard.
Cannot say if pro-pedal is helpful at my weigh and power-input as I'm sure 90% anti-bob comes from the frame itself

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Favorite Trail:   FdS

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1.00

Purchased At:   KM10

Similar Products Used:   DT-Swiss

Bike Setup:   Kraftstoff X2 + 96 kg

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by eshew a Weekend Warrior from Seattle

Date Reviewed: May 31, 2011

Strengths:    Extremely reliable, set & forget, no leaking air, no rebuilding, just ride, ride, ride!

If you need a rebuild of the seals, $15 gives you all the seals necessary & youtube shows you how to rebuild it in 10 minutes, no tools required if the shock is already off the bike.

The Lockout feature is fantastic, although ProPedal now does a great job of giving a stable pedaling platform while still soaking up big bumps.


Weaknesses:    My shock is an older model without pro pedal.

Bottom Line:   
Fox Float shocks were great before ProPedal. With ProPedal they are absolutly AMAZING. Seriously if you are in the market for a used fox float make sure you're buying one with PP. Also make sure you watch the "tune" of the shocks comression & rebound. This makes a huge difference in how the shcok performs on your bike. Getting the right tune will make or break the performance.

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Favorite Trail:   Galbraith

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1.00

Purchased At:   Came with used frame

Similar Products Used:   Fox vanilla RC, Avalnce DHS, Fox Float R, RP2, RP23, Romic

Bike Setup:   1996 Kona Sex One, all parts upgraded except the frame.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by eggzilla a Cross Country Rider from Manhattan, KS

Date Reviewed: April 3, 2010

Strengths:    Lightweight build saves on grams. Small diameter leaves room for your water bottle. The seal system retains pressure well. Has a plush rebound if that's what you like, but Propedal can easily be switched on for hill climbing. Easy to overhaul yourself in less than an hour and the Fox rebuild kit costs seven or eight bucks.

Weaknesses:    Short stroke means that it bottoms out a little quicker. Fox's recommended rebuild every 40 hours is a bit of a pain, but if you ride in the dirt it's worth it. The rebuild kit is cheap and overhauling the shock can be done quickly.

Bottom Line:   
Great little shock that does what it's supposed to and stands up well to dirt, dust, mud, and whatever else the trail can throw at it. Don't abuse it though. The instruction instruction video on YouTube recommends a rebuild every 40 hours of trail riding and it's necessary, especially if you ride hard.

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Favorite Trail:   Fancy Creek

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Cane Creek AD-5

Bike Setup:   Kona Four Supreme frame, Fox Float RL 100 fork, Fox Float RL rear shock, Mavic XM317 rims with WTB LaserDisc Lite hubs, XT drivetrain and hydraulic dual control shifters, Chris King headset, Thompson stem, Easton EA70 seatpost, Specialized BG saddle with manganese rails, Shimano pedals, Panaracer Fire XC Pro 2.1" tires, Salsa Juegos de Fuego grips

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dr crazy frankenstien mou a Cross Country Rider from foco,colorado,usa

Date Reviewed: June 25, 2009

Strengths:    seems to always be there. Enough suspension to hide most bumps and rocks. Tough as mick jagger's liver. Lockout feature is as stiff as a diamond in a hail storm. Easy switch to lock out. Easy valve.

Weaknesses:    Either i did something wrong or its the shock but it seems pressure dives after a week. Yet to find a sweet spot with the rebound. Not enough travel to take big drops or hit rocks with speed.

Bottom Line:   
I like it but at some point i need to replace it. Mostly takes care of itself not much maitnance needed. Easy lock out that is always rock solid. But im afraid that if i take too many hits with lock out engaged i may do some internal damage. However i do really like the propedal for flats when i open the shock up. If seeing to purchase this shock to replace an exhisting one (instead go nicer) but dont be afraid to buy a bike equipped with this shock.

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Favorite Trail:   porcupine rim

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Bike Setup:   Jamis dakar xc pro

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bmalachuk a Cross Country Rider from Colonie, Ny

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2009

Strengths:    Works well
Easy to rebuild
Seems to be holding up well to my 210lb ass and a full load of water, pump, spare tubes, tools ect...


Weaknesses:    Can get the stuck down situation if not taken care of
Have to maintain it - i suppose


Bottom Line:   
The shock works, provided you set it up the way it needs to be for your frame. I would love to find a deal on a 6.00x1.25 Fox RP23 cause I think the pro-pedal feature would eliminate the little bit of movement my frame has when pedaling. pump up to 250psi, pull off pump, gives me about 220-230psi in the shock. Full weight with clothes, pack,water, and myself is about 220-230ish. Get the perfect amount of GT prescribed rear shock sag, and I'm off. Have to readjust the PSI downward as I drop winter flab, but that's a good thing.

sent the shock in for fox to do a warranty rebuild back about 6 years ago, as it was making a squeaking noise. Been great up till this season when it would loose air, bout 25psi an hour of riding. Rebuilt it myself for $13, still lost air, till i popped the schrader valve out and replaced the o-ring that seals to the aluminum body. $.09 at the hardware store (was not in the air sleeve kit) Holds air like a champ now, and I guess my rebuild was for not. Saved the parts though so if I need to rebuild again I have parts.

Could do the rebuild again in 10 minutes, first time took 20-25 cause I was putzing around. Super easy to do, dare I say a trained monkey could do it.

Guess on some frames one could b i t c if your frame requires you to run a low pressure, and you experience a stuck down situation. I was told to set mine to my body weight provided I weighed less than 300lbs. I've never bottomed this shock out as far as I know, especially at the pressures I run. perhaps that is why this shock has been so solid for my use?

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Favorite Trail:   Varies

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   Came with my Idrive

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox rear air shock, Coil spring rear shocks

Bike Setup:   2001 GT Idrive Team still rocking 7 seasons of use, 2002 Psylo SL (yeah I know it's way more fork than this frame needs)
FSA Cranks, Avid BB7's, Shimano XTR Rapid Rise Rear, XT front, SRAM chain, SRAM rear cog, XT hubs, Easton monkey-lite bars. Could keep going.... weighs in around 26lbs IIRC

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mckshred a Cross Country Rider from desert southwest

Date Reviewed: August 29, 2008

Strengths:    Works like a champ. Never failed. Lockout is exactly what it says. Used Lockout on the fly 100's of times.

Weaknesses:    - It did require the typical minor rebuild for $20 at my LBS after riding it for 4 years.
- Too many rebound setting clicks from open to closed.
- Can accidentally hit the lockout lever with your leg occassionally.


Bottom Line:   
I do not have one bad thing to say about this product after 6 years of high usage. I am a 165lb. cross-country rider.

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Favorite Trail:   Mrazek

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   stock on Intense

Similar Products Used:   RP23, Fox Alps4, Fox Talas Fork, Rock Shox Duke Fork

Bike Setup:   2 wheels, a frame, seat, bars, grips, chain and sprocket.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by R-DUB a Weekend Warrior from SEATTLE, WA, US

Date Reviewed: June 3, 2008

Strengths:    Lightweight, manual lockout

Weaknesses:    Lightweight, cannot self-service

Bottom Line:   
Shock came stock on my Specialized Enduro and has worked as well as to be expected for mid-range bike. Still isn't leaking air, as others report on this site. I weigh 225lbs and set the shock at about 200-225psi, but don't ride more than a dozen times a year so maybe that's the reson I've had good experience with it. Only problem I've had is that just recently it's getting gummy on the sealing surface - not sure from what.

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Favorite Trail:   Tiger Mtn

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Charlie a Cross Country Rider from Sunnyvale, CA

Date Reviewed: May 21, 2008

Strengths:    Works well, is adjustable (maybe overly adjustable - who needs 35 clicks?), never leaks air, never needs maintenance.

Bottom Line:   
I weight 180 and ride pretty hard. But I don't do big jumps or drops and so do not ask a whole lot from the shock. (I don't think I would want an air shock if I were doing drops anyway.) Still it never leaks air. I check it with a pump/gauge every 6 months or so to make sure it's at 120 psi (my setting). But so far I have never seen it lower than 115 psi - and this was only 2 or 3 times in the last 5 years. I was going to relube it a couple years ago but the guy at the LBS said: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Seems to make sense, so I never have done anything to it.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   Speedgoat

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Superlight

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Charlie a Cross Country Rider from Sunnyvale, CA

Date Reviewed: May 21, 2008

Strengths:    Works well, is adjustable (maybe overly adjustable - who needs 35 clicks?), never leaks air, never needs maintenance.

Bottom Line:   
I weight 180 and ride pretty hard. But I don't do big jumps or drops and so do not ask a whole lot from the shock. (I don't think I would want an air shock if I were doing drops anyway.) Still it never leaks air. I check it with a pump/gauge every 6 months or so to make sure it's at 120 psi (my setting). But so far I have never seen it lower than 115 psi - and this was only 2 or 3 times in the last 5 years. I was going to relube it a couple years ago but the guy at the LBS said: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Seems to make sense, so I never have done anything to it.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   Speedgoat

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Superlight

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by raph from CA

Date Reviewed: January 3, 2008

Strengths:    its smooth and the travel adjust works

Weaknesses:    leaks, bottoms out and lock out kinda sucks

Bottom Line:   
not for my use, jumping and technil stuff. It will loose air and then for the rest of the ride yuo will not have active rear suspension. so bring your pump.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   new, dhx 5.0 and vanilla

Bike Setup:   05 enduro

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Patrice a Cross Country Rider from Boersch

Date Reviewed: August 22, 2007

Strengths:    Efficient, smooth. I really like the lockable feature.

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
I'm very glad about this rear shock, works great. In the last 4 years, no issue so far, nor any maintenance needed.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Bike Setup:   Yeti Kokopelli

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by brandon a Weekend Warrior from wilmington NC New Hanover County

Date Reviewed: March 18, 2007

Strengths:    has never bottomed out on me. lock out / pro pedal is cool.

Weaknesses:    none that i can see

Bottom Line:   
i started out just trail riding but i now do some lite downhill and freeride. i got the preload set for my body weight and have never had this thing bottom out. i beat the crap out of this thing and it keeps on working. previous post mettion air leak but i have never had that problem. as far as i am concerned this shock is pretty awsome.

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Favorite Trail:   Blue Clay @wilmington NC

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   private sale

Bike Setup:   2004 Cannondale jeykll 800, lefty max, hayes HFX9 XC

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Drae Jones a Weekend Warrior from Tustin CA USA

Date Reviewed: November 11, 2006

Strengths:    The remote lockout is very cool its light and its pretty smooth.

Weaknesses:    It bottoms out very easily even with a light rider. It worked fine for a while but then started leaking oil. Don't get it if youre in to big drops.

Bottom Line:   
If you're a woman that weighs about a hundred pounds, go for it. If not then go for something else.

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Favorite Trail:   whiting ranch

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   came on bike

Bike Setup:   Cannondale gemini 1000

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Doug Szumski a Cross Country Rider from Hampshire

Date Reviewed: November 4, 2006

Strengths:    When it worked it was very nice, but this wasn't for long..

Weaknesses:    Lockout stopped working after about 50 miles, i'm always careful not switch it on off road but it broke anyway. After a few days riding in Scotland the damping stopped working correctly, and it hisses everytime it's compressed.

Bottom Line:   
Lasted about 300 miles without being abused. I don't want to pay for a rebuild as from what people say here it'll probably just stop working again...

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $280.00

Bike Setup:   Rocky Mountain Element Team Sc, Hope M4s, XTR/XT, Pace RC38LT (even worse than Fox)

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