Introducing Fox 34 and Fox 34 Step-Cast Forks

New Forks Have Arrived From The Fox Factory. We Put Them To The Test.

ALL-NEW Fox Shocks Suspension

Fox 34 & Fox 34 Step-Cast Forks And More

Believe it or not, 2022 products have landed from the Fox factory. We were even lucky enough to put this new stuff to the test a little early to bring you our first impressions. Get ready for a smoother, lighter, and more adjustable ride with an all-new set of trail bike suspension from Fox. Introducing the new Fox Float 34 fork family.

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What’s New Fox?

Lower Leg Bypass Channels

As a fork compresses, the air volume within the lower
legs decreases, increasing air pressure. The more the fork compresses, the more pressure increases. This effect can have the unintended consequence of preventing full travel from being achieved. Our lower leg channels help alleviate this issue by dramatically increasing air volume within the lower legs and thereby reducing the amount of additional unintended pressure ramping.

Another benefit of these channels is that lower leg bath oil is circulated to the upper reaches of the lower legs, continuously lubricating the foam rings and bushings as the fork compresses and extends through its travel.

Lower Leg Arch

Stiffness-to-weight is the ultimate metric for bicycle design. Engineers invest countless hours poring over every ounce of material in an effort to optimize this critical ratio. The all-new 34 pulls out all the stops, shaving every possible gram while making sure not to compromise the stiffness or strength requirements of modern trail riding.

Modern frame designs and geometry trends require modern suspension design solutions. The arch design is designed to pair perfectly with modern trail bikes. Head tube profiles have grown larger and larger, and fork offsets shorter and shorter. Our new arch shape takes this need into account by jutting forward to provide ample headtube clearance at full compression. State-of-the-art computer modeling techniques help us to create an organic lower leg shape that optimizes stiffness with the absolute minimal amount of material.

Float EVOL

Returning with the same legendary suppleness and longevity, the EVOL air spring in 34’s now has an enlarged negative air spring to assist with mid-stroke support.

New for 2022, then 34 SC comes with the option to tune the negative air spring with a volume spacer.

GRIP2 (34 Only)

Our GRIP2 damper is the benchmark for unparalleled ride quality and ultra-precise adjustability. GRIP2 includes our patented Variable Valve Control (VVC) technology which allows for external fine-tuning of suspension performance. GRIP2 achieves with the twist of a knob what typically requires the time-consuming and complicated task of completely disassembling and reassembling the fork.

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Fox 34

  • ALL-NEW chassis 
  • NEW air/oil channels
  •  NEW arch shape offers improved head tube  clearance with shorter rakes
  •  NEW 58mm diameter crown
  • Updated EVOL air spring
  • Damper option(s): FIT4, GRIP2, and GRIP
  • Travel option(s): 120mm-140mm
  • Wheel size(s): 29″
  • Offset(s): 44mm and 51mm
  • Axle(s): 15×110 QR and 15×110 Kabolt
  • Factory Series models feature Genuine Kashima Coat
  • Available in Factory, Performance Elite, and Performance
  • Starting weight: 1698 g
  • MSRP USD $769 – $969
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Fox 34 Step Cast

  • ALL-NEW chassis
  • NEW air/oil channels
  • NEW arch shape offers improved head tube clearance with shorter rakes
  • NEW 58mm diameter crown
  • Updated EVOL air spring
  • Damper option(s): FIT4 and GRIP
  • Travel option(s): 100mm-120mm
  • Wheel size(s): 29″
  • Offset(s): 44mm and 51mm
  • Axle(s): 15×110 Kabolt and 15×110 QR
  • Factory Series models feature Genuine Kashima Coat
  • Available in Factory and Performance
  • Starting weight: 1496 g
  • MSRP USD $849 – $1089
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ALL-NEW FLOAT X

  • ALL-NEW chassis and damper
  • High-flow main piston
  • Air seal package
  • Volume spacers with smaller increments
  • MCU bottom out bumper
  • Numbered tool-free 12 position single-turn LSC (Low Speed Compression) adjuster
  • Independent firm mode circuit – Clockable 2 position adjuster
  • Increased rebound adjuster range (over DPX2)
  • Optimized reservoir lengths per shock size
  • Hydraulic top out feature
  • Reduced damper noise
  • Larger air sleeve bore reduces average rider pressure by 40 psi vs. DPX2
  • Bearing hardware compatible both sides
  • Air valve location offers improved frame fitment and pump access
  • Available in Factory and Performance Elite
  • MSRP USD $499 – $569

ALL-NEW DHX

  • ALL-NEW chassis and damper
  • High-flow main piston
  • Numbered Tool-free 12 position single-turn LSC (Low Speed Compression) adjuster
  • Independent firm mode circuit – 2 position adjuster
  • Optimized reservoir lengths per shock size
  • Hydraulic top out feature
  • Reduced damper noise
  • MCU bottom out bumper
  • Single-turn rebound adjuster
  • Spring preload collar with detents and max / min number of clicks and direction arrow
  • Full diameter spring retainer with wire ring (like DHX2)
  • Spring scuff guard on body (like DHX2)
  • Available in Factory
  • MSRP USD $549
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