Fox Shox FLOAT XTT 2006 Front Shocks

The ultimate trail fork. We've combined the air spring and adjustability of the beloved FLOAT with the inertia-valve wizardry of TerraLogic to create a fork unlike anything else. The FLOAT 130 XTT TerraLogic damper is specially "Trail Tuned" to offer just the right amount of low speed compression to filter out rider induced bob without the need for remotes, levers, cables or hassles. In addition to this, the inertia valve's bump threshold can be tuned to further refine the ride. It's a perfect blend of trail ready plushness, lightweight, and efficiency. This is how the future feels, now.

Weight: 3.83 lbs/1.74 kg
Travel: 130 mm
External Adjusments:
-Air spring pressure
-Rebound damping
-Bump threshold

User Reviews (8)

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Luis Hernandez   Cross Country Rider [Sep 29, 2006]
Strength:

Strong, smooth as butter

Weakness:

Well, it's called the "X" model because it's supposed to have a pedaling platform to reduce bobbing. But it does not.

I think the fork works very well EXCEPT for the "X". Fox says "With TrailTune, when the Brass Mass is closed and the fork stiffens up, there is still some oil-flow, allowing the fork to move over small impacts, but there is still plenty of low-speed compression damping to filter out rider induced bob". False. Stand on the pedals and you will bounce with each stroke. So basically this fork functions just the same as an "R" model, except $250usd more expensive. Save your money and buy the "RLC" model instead.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
Charles Burmaster   Weekend Warrior [Sep 12, 2006]
Strength:

Light, reactive

Weakness:

Leaks oil (right side)

Decent shock, however Fox needs to can some of their engineers. Need to fix oil leaks (have seen lots of feedback about this) and also need to improve their customer service. They are nice folks however it is obvious that management has directed them never to admit there is a problem with their fork or shock and to deflect. This will not win fans in the long run.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Simon   Weekend Warrior [Jun 05, 2006]
Strength:

Light and Stiff and feel really good.

Weakness:

Like all quality, they are expensive.

The forks are noticably lighter than the Blacks. At first I thought they felt odd, but soon got used to the terraLogic feel. Now I go back to other (air) forks and they feel like they need adjusting. Excellent fork.

Two examples: Riding with friends along a corrugated gravel road, all riding in line, it was noticed that the Floats were performing the best over the corrugations, with practically no movement at the stem while the hub was a blur. And cranking up a long hill with a friend with an SPV Manitou fork, we noticed the Floats had a litle more movement than the SPVs, but then realised he had a lot more pressure in his forks, and was getting less travel.

Similar Products Used: Blacks, Sevens
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
RebBoySF   Weekend Warrior [Oct 22, 2006]
Strength:

Stiffness, Plushness, and TerraLogic lockout

Weakness:

Costs some $bling$. 130mm is pretty high travel and needs a confident rider.

Fork is bling! Big travel means big jumps, big descents. Rigid/stiff 32mm stanchions help with the steering. Light 3.83 lbs. stock weight is perfect for keeping the bike light.

If you want a fork that doesn't require much attention but will give you the top handling, get this Float XTT! I've ridden plenty forks, and I'm totally down for the TerraLogic technology over anything else. This is my 3rd X-series fork, and zero problems so far. (I'm not sure why people whose forks have some defect seem to think the entire fork lineup is crap, just get a warranty replaecement or take it back to the shop!! This can happen with any brand!).

On heavy and fast turns, this fork starts to "lockout/compress" and lets you turn better. On maniac sprints and climbs, it feels like you're riding a rigid fork. What else is there to say? Fox knows what they are doing.

This is the Mercedes of the fork industry. Top technology and quality, all worth it.

PS: Get fork boots if you ride All Mountain or some dirty/muddy/etc. cross country (xc). Don't depend on any fork seals to keep the nasty stuff out, get real! Treat your fork nice.

Similar Products Used: Float & Talas RLC, F100x, F100 RLT, Minute 1:00 100-130mm, Reba 85-115mm U-Turn.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Jason   Racer [May 29, 2006]
Strength:

Weight, plushness, operation, looks. Stiffness

Weakness:

Price, seals, Price

Nice fork works well. All they need to do now is get their seals to hold oil.
Have been thru 3 sets in 3 months.

Similar Products Used: Most other brands
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Tekin   Cross Country Rider [Nov 30, 2005]
Strength:

terralogic damper , lightweight.

Weakness:

price

The fork works really good so far. I have maybe 70 or so miles on it. PSI recommendations in manual are off. Use sag for better adjustment. I have the small bump setting at minimum and run on the high rebound setting for technical,rocky, rooty trails that I used this bike on. This is my 1st experience w/terralogic fork and almost used to it. The price is very steep and if I were to build the frame from ground up I would have chosen Marzocchi All mtn SL or 1 for the great price that is available now in fall season.

Similar Products Used: Marz Marathon SL 120, SL 85, Atom z2
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
Daniel   Weekend Warrior [Apr 18, 2006]
Strength:

Works perfectly | low weight | nice look

Weakness:

Price

Excellent fork, with great balance of toughness on a smooth terrain and sensitivity on bumps. Stiff as all 32mm Fox forks. I think that's the best fork I've ever ridden. Of course, retail price is a bit high for amateur, but if you can find a good bargain on this fork, you won't regret.

Similar Products Used: RockShox Duke SL, Marzocchi MX Pro, Fox Vanilla R
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Brian S   Cross Country Rider [Nov 17, 2005]
Strength:

Plush, stiff, smooth, well made, integrated disc cable guide.

Weakness:

can't think of any

Great Fork. I was a little nervous about the TerraLogic valve at first thinking it would be too much. It works perfectly. Allows sag, is not a complete lockout, just very heavy compression damping on smooth surfaces. Activates seamlessly, works fine on drops, doesn't bob like nuts when you stand up and hammer on the bar during a steep road climb. VERY well built, pretty light for 130mm. Integrated cable boss actually works and works well Ñ no zip-ties! Price is a little steep. Don't pay retail, you can easily find it for much less. I actually paid a little more for mine than I would have if I had a little more patience. This is my 4th Fox fork (3 of which I still have). They have not all been trouble free, but their customer service and support have been phenominal. They make it very easy for Joe Blow to deal w/ them unlike quite a few other companies. Thanks!

Similar Products Used: fox talas, manitou minute 2, fox f80, rockshox duke
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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