FOX Announces LIVE Valve System
Introducing Live Valve, FOX’s most advanced electronically controlled suspension system for mountain bikes. Featuring ultra-fast reacting sensors and the fastest valve ever created by FOX, Live Valve automatically adjusts the fork and shock independently as the terrain changes.
Designed from the ground up by FOX’s Advanced Products Group, Live Valve essentially changes the way we interact with suspension on mountain bikes. Accelerometer sensors on the fork, rear axle, and main frame read bump input at the wheel and the pitch angle of the bike, sending information to the suspension Controller at a rate of 1,000 times per second.
The Controller interprets this information and the solenoids adjust the suspension in just 3 milliseconds – that’s 100 times faster than a blink of an eye. In fact, Live Valve is fast enough to sense a bump at the front wheel and open the fork before the rider feels it.
The solenoids use a latching design that only requires a small pulse from the battery to toggle it between open and closed. The latching characteristic of the solenoids means that they don’t require power to be either open or closed, only when changing modes. This design is a key feature for power efficiency.
The speed and proficiency of Live Valve provides suspension control at a level not possible with conventional design, adjusting the suspension over 450 times an hour during a typical trail ride. The system optimizes the suspension based on climbing, flat terrain, and descending. It even knows when the rider gets airborne and can set up the suspension for a comfortable landing.
The Live Valve system is complex, but what you get is simple. It’s doing the work for you, allowing you to focus on the ride. Once the system is setup, all the rider needs to do is turn it on and enjoy the ride.
Live Valve by FOX, the future of mountain biking efficiency and control, is here.