Fox Shox Float RL Rear Shock

Anyone worldwide may purchaseThis Fox Racing Shox product, however,the delivery address must be insideThe United States.Proven Fox performance andTechnology forThe accomplished athlete or beginner - and everything in between. Proven FoxTechnology Lever actuated lockout Adjustable rebound and air spring pressure Approximate weight 210 grams(6.5" x 1.5") Note: Reducers/mounting hardware is NOT included. A kit issometimes, but not always needed, depending on your frame andTheTypeof rear shock you a

User Reviews (72)

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Eckstream1   Weekend Warrior [Feb 07, 2012]
Strength:

Not a bad value for the price... Came on my D build Santa Cruz Nickel. Has held up to AM riding...

Weakness:

Not very adjustable... But hey, it's a cheap shock.

Not bad for the price...

Andy
Eckstream1@aol.com

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
xserret   Cross Country Rider [Aug 08, 2011]
Strength:

Works fine for 96kg rider in all XC conditions.

Weakness:

Needs to be re-pressurized often. Tunning must be done at manufacturing.

This shock works well at my weigh, but it is at its limits (dampening in particular). Came tunned to "medium", probably will work better if could be tunned to hard.
Cannot say if pro-pedal is helpful at my weigh and power-input as I'm sure 90% anti-bob comes from the frame itself

Similar Products Used: DT-Swiss
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RATING
3
VALUE
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3
eshew   Weekend Warrior [May 31, 2011]
Strength:

Extremely reliable, set & forget, no leaking air, no rebuilding, just ride, ride, ride!

If you need a rebuild of the seals, $15 gives you all the seals necessary & youtube shows you how to rebuild it in 10 minutes, no tools required if the shock is already off the bike.

The Lockout feature is fantastic, although ProPedal now does a great job of giving a stable pedaling platform while still soaking up big bumps.

Weakness:

My shock is an older model without pro pedal.

Fox Float shocks were great before ProPedal. With ProPedal they are absolutly AMAZING. Seriously if you are in the market for a used fox float make sure you're buying one with PP. Also make sure you watch the "tune" of the shocks comression & rebound. This makes a huge difference in how the shcok performs on your bike. Getting the right tune will make or break the performance.

Similar Products Used: Fox vanilla RC, Avalnce DHS, Fox Float R, RP2, RP23, Romic
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
eggzilla   Cross Country Rider [Apr 03, 2010]
Strength:

Lightweight build saves on grams. Small diameter leaves room for your water bottle. The seal system retains pressure well. Has a plush rebound if that's what you like, but Propedal can easily be switched on for hill climbing. Easy to overhaul yourself in less than an hour and the Fox rebuild kit costs seven or eight bucks.

Weakness:

Short stroke means that it bottoms out a little quicker. Fox's recommended rebuild every 40 hours is a bit of a pain, but if you ride in the dirt it's worth it. The rebuild kit is cheap and overhauling the shock can be done quickly.

Great little shock that does what it's supposed to and stands up well to dirt, dust, mud, and whatever else the trail can throw at it. Don't abuse it though. The instruction instruction video on YouTube recommends a rebuild every 40 hours of trail riding and it's necessary, especially if you ride hard.

Similar Products Used: Cane Creek AD-5
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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
dr crazy frankenstien mou   Cross Country Rider [Jun 25, 2009]
Strength:

seems to always be there. Enough suspension to hide most bumps and rocks. Tough as mick jagger's liver. Lockout feature is as stiff as a diamond in a hail storm. Easy switch to lock out. Easy valve.

Weakness:

Either i did something wrong or its the shock but it seems pressure dives after a week. Yet to find a sweet spot with the rebound. Not enough travel to take big drops or hit rocks with speed.

I like it but at some point i need to replace it. Mostly takes care of itself not much maitnance needed. Easy lock out that is always rock solid. But im afraid that if i take too many hits with lock out engaged i may do some internal damage. However i do really like the propedal for flats when i open the shock up. If seeing to purchase this shock to replace an exhisting one (instead go nicer) but dont be afraid to buy a bike equipped with this shock.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
bmalachuk   Cross Country Rider [Jun 13, 2009]
Strength:

Works well
Easy to rebuild
Seems to be holding up well to my 210lb ass and a full load of water, pump, spare tubes, tools ect...

Weakness:

Can get the stuck down situation if not taken care of
Have to maintain it - i suppose

The shock works, provided you set it up the way it needs to be for your frame. I would love to find a deal on a 6.00x1.25 Fox RP23 cause I think the pro-pedal feature would eliminate the little bit of movement my frame has when pedaling. pump up to 250psi, pull off pump, gives me about 220-230psi in the shock. Full weight with clothes, pack,water, and myself is about 220-230ish. Get the perfect amount of GT prescribed rear shock sag, and I'm off. Have to readjust the PSI downward as I drop winter flab, but that's a good thing.

sent the shock in for fox to do a warranty rebuild back about 6 years ago, as it was making a squeaking noise. Been great up till this season when it would loose air, bout 25psi an hour of riding. Rebuilt it myself for $13, still lost air, till i popped the schrader valve out and replaced the o-ring that seals to the aluminum body. $.09 at the hardware store (was not in the air sleeve kit) Holds air like a champ now, and I guess my rebuild was for not. Saved the parts though so if I need to rebuild again I have parts.

Could do the rebuild again in 10 minutes, first time took 20-25 cause I was putzing around. Super easy to do, dare I say a trained monkey could do it.

Guess on some frames one could b i t c if your frame requires you to run a low pressure, and you experience a stuck down situation. I was told to set mine to my body weight provided I weighed less than 300lbs. I've never bottomed this shock out as far as I know, especially at the pressures I run. perhaps that is why this shock has been so solid for my use?

Similar Products Used: Rock Shox rear air shock, Coil spring rear shocks
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
mckshred   Cross Country Rider [Aug 29, 2008]
Strength:

Works like a champ. Never failed. Lockout is exactly what it says. Used Lockout on the fly 100's of times.

Weakness:

- It did require the typical minor rebuild for $20 at my LBS after riding it for 4 years.
- Too many rebound setting clicks from open to closed.
- Can accidentally hit the lockout lever with your leg occassionally.

I do not have one bad thing to say about this product after 6 years of high usage. I am a 165lb. cross-country rider.

Similar Products Used: RP23, Fox Alps4, Fox Talas Fork, Rock Shox Duke Fork
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
R-DUB   Weekend Warrior [Jun 03, 2008]
Strength:

Lightweight, manual lockout

Weakness:

Lightweight, cannot self-service

Shock came stock on my Specialized Enduro and has worked as well as to be expected for mid-range bike. Still isn't leaking air, as others report on this site. I weigh 225lbs and set the shock at about 200-225psi, but don't ride more than a dozen times a year so maybe that's the reson I've had good experience with it. Only problem I've had is that just recently it's getting gummy on the sealing surface - not sure from what.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Charlie   Cross Country Rider [May 21, 2008]
Strength:

Works well, is adjustable (maybe overly adjustable - who needs 35 clicks?), never leaks air, never needs maintenance.

I weight 180 and ride pretty hard. But I don't do big jumps or drops and so do not ask a whole lot from the shock. (I don't think I would want an air shock if I were doing drops anyway.) Still it never leaks air. I check it with a pump/gauge every 6 months or so to make sure it's at 120 psi (my setting). But so far I have never seen it lower than 115 psi - and this was only 2 or 3 times in the last 5 years. I was going to relube it a couple years ago but the guy at the LBS said: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Seems to make sense, so I never have done anything to it.

Similar Products Used: None
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Charlie   Cross Country Rider [May 21, 2008]
Strength:

Works well, is adjustable (maybe overly adjustable - who needs 35 clicks?), never leaks air, never needs maintenance.

I weight 180 and ride pretty hard. But I don't do big jumps or drops and so do not ask a whole lot from the shock. (I don't think I would want an air shock if I were doing drops anyway.) Still it never leaks air. I check it with a pump/gauge every 6 months or so to make sure it's at 120 psi (my setting). But so far I have never seen it lower than 115 psi - and this was only 2 or 3 times in the last 5 years. I was going to relube it a couple years ago but the guy at the LBS said: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Seems to make sense, so I never have done anything to it.

Similar Products Used: None
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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