Fox Shox 36 Float 160 FIT RLC 2011 Forks

Fox Shox 36 Float 160 FIT RLC 2011 Forks 

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Fox 36 Float RLC FIT 160mm Kashima 1-1/8" Steerer 2012: Air mountain bike suspension forks for everything from XC racing to flying at the bike park?super-light and durable with travel ranging from 80mm to 180mm.

USER REVIEWS

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[May 25, 2011]
canuck_tacoma
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Light, Stiff, Lock Out Force Adjust works well, LSC. Fit Cartridge.

Weakness:

Expensive, Creaking Uppers.

Great Fork. Came from 2011 36 VAn 160 and had to trade it in for the FLoat due to bottoming out. The Float turned out to be a great choice. Not as good with small bumps as the VAN but the ability to tune the spring rate makes up for it. It's noticabley lighter too, and climbs a little quicker than the VAN. Unfortunately I just started getting creaking from the uppers. Took the Fork off the bike and was able to make it creak by twisting the lowers with the steerer secured. Will be sending it in for service.

Similar Products Used:

32 FLOAT and 36 VAN

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Apr 30, 2011]
singletrack junky
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Light, Tunable Air Spring, Stiff, LSC works.

Weakness:

Small bump sensitivity is not as good as the VAN I had. Makes up for it in every other way. Price is steep.

Great Fork for heavier riders. I can just add more air or take away to tune it, and the LSC is adjustable too. It climbs great, light, and stiff compared to a 32. I had a 2011 36 VAN but had to trade it in because I was bottoming it out, even with the strongest coil (yellow). I really stressed about losing money on the VAN but in the end I am very impressed with the FLOAT. Glad I made the switch.

Similar Products Used:

32Float RL , 2011 36 VAN RC, F100.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Feb 06, 2011]
Big Kev
Downhiller

Strength:

The forks are very light and very stiff and you can lock them out for climbing a true AM mountian fork.

Weakness:

Not really a weakness but they do take some time to setup but its well worth it.
The price but Fox are the best.

If you want a fork thats light and strong that can cope with almost anythink this is it but you do need to know how to set them up to get the best from them.


Similar Products Used:

Fox float 32 15QR

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Dec 21, 2010]
humdinger
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Super lightweight for a 160mm 36mm stanchion fork.
Plush, but too plush sometimes...
Stiff, tight-tracking

Weakness:

Not an all-rounder fork. You have the choice of EITHER small bump compliance, but dives through the travel at the first medium-big hit, or you have a non-divey fork with no small bump compliance.

A very light and stiff fork but the lack of all around ability was VERY disappointing given the price. I spent ages working with tuning the settings, dropping air-pressures, increasing LS Compression, but the fork never achieved what in my opinion a decent fork should; small-bump suppleness with good ramp up as you get through the travel. Thoroughly disappointing and sold soon after. If you're looking for a superlight long-travel fork and aren't bothered about having all-round capability, then go ahead and spend your money on the Float. My transition back to coil convinced me once again that air is still a country mile from coil performance. Don't be weight-weenie, try coil and you won't regret it....

Now have a 2010 Marzocchi 55 RC3 Ti-Coil which blows the Float Kashima out of the water. Yes it's a fair bit heavier, but just as stiff and works beuatifully as a 160mm fork. It's butter-plush over small bumps, super-active, but ramps up perfectly for mid-late travel support. Perfect. Infinitely adjustable too.

Extra bonuses over the Fox.... The zocchi comes with a no-quibble 3yr warranty and they cost me only $600 brand new.

Bombers are back for sure, welcome back Marzocchi....

Similar Products Used:

Rockshox Lyrik UT Coil (4.5*)
Marzocchi 55 RC3 Ti (5*)

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
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