Fox Shox 36 Van R 2010 Forks

Fox Shox 36 Van R 2010 Forks 

DESCRIPTION

The 36 VAN R offers 160mm of buttery smooth coil sprung travel. With the confidence inspiring damping characteristics of its reliable open bath damper and widely adjustable rebound, VAN R is prepared for whatever your trail can dish out. VAN's 20QR tool-free axle system with stepped thru axle combined with huge 36mm stanchions provide for incredible stiffness and precise traction.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 14, 2018]
MTBgunner


Strength:

Smooth, rebound is setup perfect.

Weakness:

Had a tiny leak in the bottom of the left fork.

Purchased:
Used  
Model Year:
2010
OVERALL
RATING
5
[Sep 03, 2010]
Cowboy-jeff
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Stiff, lite, quality, reliable, plush, simple, sexy looking

Weakness:

If I had to nit-pik, I'd say small bump sensitivity, but it gets alot better with time.

If you want a set up and forget simple fork then go for it. I had emough of fancy forks that always broke! Price is a little steep, but if you search Ebay you should find a new one for a good price. (FYI)I weight about 155lbs with gear and I'm using the lightest spring that came with the fork.

Similar Products Used:

Manitou Min/Nixon, Zocchi, Lefty, Rock Shox

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 31, 2010]
mgrantorser
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Stiff, Light, Well Damped, Plush, Reliable, Simple

Weakness:

Lack of Adjustment

I Bought this fork to replace a 32 talas rlc, which i found a bit too flexy for the type of riding i do out here. I bought the R instead of the RC2 because i dont trust the fit damper, Ive seen two blow up. running the fork at the lower end of the recommended pressure range the fork is plush as a couch from the 80's, i hit bottom when i need to, but never too early. My suggestion to the above reviewer is that it is being run too stiff. With respect to the lack of adjustment that is both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand i miss being able to adjust things on the fly. On the other hand, unlike a RS or a zocchi, when it sais it only has R, that means only R is externally adjustable. The compression is adjustable by shifting internal wafers, but this is only advisable if you have a lot of time for careful trial and error, or know a factory tech. Rather than effing with the internals i just took out a bit of the 7.5wt oil and replaced it with 10wt. This made the rebound adjustment have significantly more effect, im running it with one click. My final opinion on this fork is that it is so far reliable, it is stiff, it is light, and it makes the trail disappear.

Similar Products Used:

32 Talas RLC, Manitou Minute SVP Super, 66RCV, Totem solo air

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 14, 2010]
Sheik_Yerbouti
Downhiller

Strength:

Looks good, stiff, fairly light. Absorbs large hits nice.

Weakness:

Pretty bad small bump sensitivity. Might be due to not broken in yet but I definitely get rattled around more than I'd like at medium speeds on small bumps. Doesn't feel that plush.

Decent Fork, Not very plush and doesn't have the greatest small bump sensitivity. Good enough if it comes stock on your bike but I wouldn't shell out the cash if buying new. The air forks feel a lot more plush.

Similar Products Used:

Manitou Sherman Breakout+, 09 Fox 36 Float

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
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