The 2014 FACTORY 40 FLOAT RC2 has set a new benchmark for downhill forks through its stiff chassis, low center of gravity and excellent adjustability – and weighs just 5.98 pounds. It also features a highly tunable air spring with an adjustable compression ratio and high- and low-speed compression and rebound damping.
Current World Champion Greg Minnaar and World Cup Series Champion Aaron Gwin rode prototype versions of the current 40 design last season. Between the two of them, they won five of the seven World Cup downhill events.
Rachel Atherton also won five World Cup races on the 40 and took the World Cup Series title.