Please help identify my forks!

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Posted: Sep 18, 2019 at 13:44 Quote
Hi, please could you help me identify the forks on my bike?
I just bought a 2nd hand 2014 Trek Session 88 (26” wheels) and I’m in the middle of a strip down and clean-up / re-build.
I’ve got a question about the forks fitted. I assumed that along with the frame these were 2014 Fox 40’s, but there are 1 or 2 details I’m not sure about.
I don't trust identifying it by the stickers, the seller said he put new stickers on it so I have no idea if they are ‘period correct’! The forks don't seem to have kashima coated uppers, but they do have the air bleed valves / buttons at the back of each leg. They have rebound (red dial under a black screw-on cover) at the bottom of the right leg, High & low speed compression (blue dials) at the top of the right leg, and pre-load (blue dial) at the top of the left leg. I tried unwscrewing this to see if there was an air valve under it, but it doesn't come off so I think this might be a coil spring instead of a float fork, which is confusing due to the air bleed buttons being present.
The forks themselves feel fine, little bit of top-out when I lift the front wheel suddenly, but I guess I can cure that but slowing down the rebound. I just need to know what year and model they are so I can source the correct manual and set them up according to it.
Any help much appreciated!
Cheers


Posted: Sep 20, 2019 at 2:55 Quote
cobba wrote:
Lookup the Serial number.

https://www.ridefox.com/fox17/help.php?m=bike

This exactly.

On the left leg, you have "CMCT" which is the code to use, and you get :

2014 Performance Series 40 VAN 26 O/B R
2014, 40, A, 26in, P-S, 203, R, O/B, Blk, B/W|186 Red Band, B/W Logo, 20mm, 1.125, 45mm Rake, N/M OE


Now that just indicates where the lowers come from, not necessarily what's in in. The Fox 40 Van R open bath doesn't have high/low speed compression settings, so that might come from another fork.

Posted: Sep 20, 2019 at 4:21 Quote
The seller re-stickered it, maybe including the code sticker, I'm not sure, so I don't know if looking up the code will tell me anything, I was hoping someone out there with the same fork can recognise it and say "oh yeah that's a . . . . ."!

Posted: Sep 20, 2019 at 21:07 Quote
Looks like the OE fork that came with the bike but has had a damper upgrade.

https://archive.trekbikes.com/gb/en/2014/Trek/session_88#/uk/en/2014/Trek/session_88/details

https://www.ridefox.com/fox17/help.php?m=bike&id=47

bigquotesThe seller re-stickered it, maybe including the code sticker,

It's unlikely it's not the original code, have you ever seen a fork code sticker in a decal set?

Posted: Sep 23, 2019 at 0:13 Quote
Looks like a coil performance elite with a Fit damper.

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