Fox Shox 40 RC2 2006 Front Shocks

Fox Shox 40 RC2 2006 Front Shocks 

DESCRIPTION

With a full 8-inches of travel, separate externally adjustable high and low speed compression damping circuits, a titanium coil spring, massive 40 mm stanchions, and yet a truly remarkable sub-7 lb weight, our 40 is the definitive light-heavyweight champion of the world. We've sweated every detail - a tight steering radius, low axle-to-crown height, and our integrated disc brake guide. No other DH fork comes close to offering this level of performance, range of adjustability, and combination of strength and low weight.

Weight: 6.79 lbs/ 3.08 gk
Travel: 8 inches/ 203 mm
External Adjustments:
-Coil spring preload
-Rebound damping
-Low speed compression damping
-High speed compression damping
Internal Adjustments:
-Travel is internally adjustable down to 6 inches in half inch increments
-Bottom-out resistance

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 17, 2009]
megrim
Downhiller

Strength:

Light, great small bump sensitivity, decent bottom out, and buttery smooth.

Weakness:

Requires some maintenance to keep them tip top.

This is a pretty good fork out of the box. The new ones might be a little better, but I think the older ones require a little tweaking. I had my fork tuned up by James at Suspension Works and now it feels great. I usually get the oil changed in the fork 4 or 5 times a year and this keeps the fork feeling great.

I would recommend this fork to anyone that doesn't mind doing a little extra maintenance. If you hate taking your fork into a shop to get some work done, or don't want to take the fork apart yourself, then shy away from the 40. But if you want one of the sweetest feeling forks on the market, the 40 is great.

Similar Products Used:

888, Shiver, Older 40

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Feb 23, 2009]
doesn't matter
Racer

Strength:

light, stiff, very responsive and track very well. if u can get them to stay in one piece and not fall apart, with no dampning drama's then they are a really good tracking fork.

Weakness:

were do i start. the design is a farkin joke and fox suspension should be very shameful of there 40 product. basically if u bottom them out at all even the slighest the bladder breaks its seal, resulting it very uneven dampning, and loss of dampening. To charge $2500 for these forks is a farkin joke, im a racer and would much prefer to race on drop offs than these unreliable disgrace to fox. the lowers are also very thin and rip open like paris hilton's undies.

wouldn't touch them with a 10 ft clown pole

Similar Products Used:

888's, drop offs, 07 boxxer race.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Dec 01, 2008]
vilneff33
Downhiller

Strength:

I could go on forever.
looks,
weight,
stiffness,
adjustments,
tough as nails,
will take anything you throw at it,
makes everyone jelous,
endless travel,
dont bottom out, and when you do you dont even notice it that much,
whats not to love, its a Fox 40!

Weakness:

what are weaknesses?
ive never heard of that word when it comes to fox 40's

this fork is incredible, the cosmetics are fabulous, the performance is top of the line, there is no other fork i would rather have other than the new boxxers, but even then, thats a compitition. this fork has outperformed any other fork i have ever tried. i love this fork, and everyone should own one.
people say the price is steep, but for what you get, its not. i got mine cheap thanks to Pinkbike!
love the forks, keep it up Fox!

Similar Products Used:

2003 Boxxer team,
2003 Manitou Dorado DH

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 18, 2007]
Jordan
Downhiller

Strength:

the adjustments kick ass! hi-low speed adjustment was the best thing ever invented. the whole fork its pritty burly and the color goes with just about anything!

Weakness:

none so far, exsept i think i may have to change out the titanium spring, but it doent bottom out on 20 foot drops so im all good for now.

this fork is litteraly the best thing that ever happend to me, super plush love the 8 inches. i sugest that if u weight more that 160 and u hit 20 foot stepdowns u change the stock spring, i only weigh 147 and it doesnt bottom out. super light, great for downhilling, to climbin, to technical trails. thank you fox racing shock for another wonderful product.

Similar Products Used:

manipoo breakout plus(never get thease the blow choad), marzochhi 66 rc, marzocchi jr.t, lots more..

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Feb 12, 2006]
Laurie
Downhiller

Strength:

I am very impressed with the technology and amount of workmanship that is present in all of their products. At the shop, I weighed the fork and to my amazement, Fox claimed it was heavier than it really was. It is claimed to weigh 7.1 pounds but the digital scale clearly said 6.8 pounds. There is also limited flex in the lower portion of the fork. Could this be attributed to the 40mm stanctions???? I think so! If you build up the front end right, it makes for an amazing ride that is amazingly light! I put my 2003 Stab Primo on a diet and I also got a Thompson stem and an Easton Monkey Lite DH bar so my build is killer!

Weakness:

The only weakness that I can see is that the arch is hollowed out for further weight reduction. This ultimately comes at a price of cracking the arch. I have seen two Fox 40 forks that this has happened to but it was definately rider abuse and not from normal DH wear. As well, the fork comes with extra springs, one medium and one firm. It is great to get these in the box but it is too bad they are not titanium like the stock one that is supplied in the 40 by Fox. This is not really a weakness but since I have a Hope Mono 6ti brake, I needed to buy a nine inch rotor and that set me back $125 Canadian. I also needed a new adapter to mount the nine inch rotor. I guess you have to pay to play!

The only real flaw in this product is the price! Although it is competitively priced with any other high end racing fork, they are all still over priced. It is still cheaper than a 2006 Boxxer World Cup. Also, for the weight and performance, this is the best fork out there. I would reccomend this product to anybody who is interested in racing or who enjoys just hucking your bike.

Similar Products Used:

2005 Boxxer WC, 2003 Shiver DC

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jan 27, 2006]
Someone
Downhiller

Strength:

Performance, quality, weight, and in the end look of this fork if you care

Weakness:

Price (but don't say they're not worth it!)
Bottom out out can be only set by authorised fox dealer.
Only default spring is made of Titanium, other are steel.

Best fork money can buy. Top-end product. A bit too burly if you're not into racing.

Some people are complaining about constantly bottoming the fork (You need to set it up right, thats why all these settings are for...don't say fork sucks if you can't set it up) After chosing the right spring rate, and setting up Hi/Low compression if you still manage to bottom out the fork easily, take the fork to the local dealer and let him set up the internal bottom out (only for freeriding, dropping etc...) For DH fork shouldn't be too progressive! You can set up the fork not to bottom it out, but it'll have a poor traction and reaction to the small/medium bumps because of its progressive travel.

Similar Products Used:

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OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 11, 2006]
Michael Lopez
Downhiller

Strength:

has Fox's legandary feel, plushness, and response. the adjustments and stantions are Badd@$$.

Weakness:

My 05 1.5 manitou sherman breakout can take drops better than this!

I'm a die-hard Fox fan, so its really unpleasant for me to do this, This fork is a pure racing fork... plain an simple... the range of adjustments are great, its very light considering its burly 40mm stantion set-up, and it is great for speed and agility with a generous turning radious and plenty of room to spare for adding any size tire you want in the front which was a problem with Manitou and Marzocchi's triple crown forks. this fork will suit the people who can afford it as well as afford to maintain it. But if your a true adrenaline Junkee, DO NOT GET THIS FORK! Its not for you. If your a fearless huck diver who loves gaps over 50 feet on a regular basis, go for a Marzocchi or even a manitou travis or stance. Oversized stantions do not give this thing more strength than others... mearly stiffness ( if that) the after Market spring does quite nicely... Helps out if your ranging close to 200 lbs.. the stalk ti spring. ( they made so much hype about) is way too soft, no matter how much compression or preload you give it... If your on the racing circuit, and sponsored... get this fork... if your like the rest of us, get something else...

Similar Products Used:

Manitou Dorado,Sherman slider, Stance Kingpin, marzocchi 888 RC2X,VF2

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
2
[Sep 26, 2006]
Riley
Downhiller

Strength:

Plush on the small stuff and absorbs the big hits just as well. Handles very well and precise.

Weakness:

The stanchions slid in the triple clamps off of the big hits. Installing the stiffer spring provided solved this problem. The fork was bottoming so hard that the force caused the tubes to slide.

Excellent fork for the type of riding I do (freeriding). You won't be disappointed with this fork. One of the best dual crown freeride/downhill forks available.

Similar Products Used:

Marzocchi 888 RC

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 17, 2006]
nick
Downhiller

Strength:

plush. smooth. light. this fork is like a handicap, it gives u a advantage by handleing really good. on my old 888 i would have arm pump but with this it is painless

Weakness:

nnnnnnnnnnnooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnneeeeeeeeeeeee.... worth every penny!

u can by a better for for dh of fr. in one of the other ads it says it leaks alot but i talk to fox and they said the fox does that during breaking in proccess because of access grease and oil by the seal.

Similar Products Used:

umm, 888rc. and maybe a new boxxer, i havent tried the boxxer but people say it feels good.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Nov 29, 2006]
Rob
Downhiller

Strength:

OMG this fork is 1337. IT works great for hucking whatever you want. I work in a shop that services these forks and its sooo easy al long as the old chamber is not damaged which is not all to often. Its the most popular dual crown to come into my shop. Everone that has it loves it everone that doesent (wishes they did) complains. The Ti spring is a bit weak so a slighty stornger spring is probably what you want.

Weakness:

Expensive

The fork is a great for pros down to nubs. Once you get one you might never switch brands ever again. Keep good care of it and it will take care of you. Easy to work with if you can read. IF you don't know anything about bicycle suspension i suggest you get the r it a bit more basic and easer to set up.

Similar Products Used:

Marzocchi 888bomers

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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