Fox Shox 40RC2 2009 Forks

Fox Shox 40RC2 2009 Forks 

DESCRIPTION

  • Standard 1-1/8" steerer
  • Integrated disc brake guide
  • International standard disc brake tabs
  • Low speed compression
  • Rebound adjust

USER REVIEWS

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[Feb 16, 2010]
Jason
Downhiller

Strength:

Stiff, fairly lightweight, adjustable and the adjustments work, you notice when you adjust the compression.

Weakness:

price, could be lighter.

A great Racing fork that can be adjusted for your terrain and style/needs. feels great, works great, tracks well in the rough stuff.

Similar Products Used:

Manitou Travis, Marzocchi 888.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Oct 07, 2009]
speedy_gonzales
Downhiller

Strength:

Excellent damping system at both high and low speed, with the DHX 5.0 on the rear, bike soaks up the hits like butter, this is a very light and rigid fork. Looks brilliant in white!

Weakness:

Not many, though stansions scratch easily..

Not cheap, but an awesome fork...

Similar Products Used:

Marzocchi 888, Fox 36

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 28, 2009]
Maestroforlife
Racer

Strength:

The 2009 damper is way ahead of the previous years. Weight/strength is just right, coil forks are so much more supple.

Weakness:

I feel that brake tourque and oil contamination due to shrink wrap on the spring is the demise of my left side bushings.

Fox has evolved this fork to be one of the best DH racing forks on the market. The new 2009 damper has some subtle changes that make it perform so much better then the previous dampers. Changes like a glide bushing in the seal head of the damper and MUCH better compression valving, make this fork so much smoother and more controlled through the stroke. However there is something I have encountered and that is premature wearing of the left bushings. I attribute this to a combination of contaminated lubrication oil and brake torque.

I think what FOX needs to do is redesign the bushings so that the left upper bushing is 2 or 3 times longer and the lower one is double, this would help counter brake torque effect on the lowers and lead to longer bushing replacement intervals.

They might also look at a way to isolate the spring from the lubrication oil and use a slick honey or M-prep type grease on the spring. That would eliminate the contamination of the oil by the shrink wrap on the spring.

I think a Air 40 RC2 is just around the corner once Fox figures out how to adapt a compresson blow off chamber for the air spring to make the air spring less progessive and more linear like a coil.

Similar Products Used:

I have been on these forks for 4 years. I have teched many other brands, but none of them can touch Fox for internal quality.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Feb 10, 2009]
downhillerfromchch
Downhiller

Strength:

the damper and feel of these forks is amazing, stiffness, look

Weakness:

thin lowers. put a 1cm round hole in the lowers from a rock flicking up off the wheel

insane fork. takes a lot of setting up but once dialled in is amazing. sits nice and high in the travel and doesn't blow through travel like boxxers do. these forks give so much confidence when pushing limits. at speeds that i was starting to feel scetchy on my boxxers, with these it feels effortless, they carry speed so well, worth every cent. just don't let rocks hit them like i did lol

Similar Products Used:

all of boxxer range, 07-08 40

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Nov 11, 2008]
BATM
Downhiller

Strength:

Very plush, predictable, stiff, easy to tune, Light!

Weakness:

None so far.

So far these have been absolutely great forks, I ride this bike 3 to 4 hours a week sometimes 8 hours a week, started riding these the beginning of August. The ride qaulity may not be a lot better than the marz 888rc2x, but they are a full pound lighter, and so far have been as reliable.

Similar Products Used:

Marz 888R, Marz 888rc2x

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 22, 2008]
wookierider1992
Downhiller

Strength:

everythin

Weakness:

none

sick

Similar Products Used:

there are none

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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