Thanks to PB readers for a killer question and answer session! Want more? Contact Fox's tech center. Fox Factory throws down for an 'Ask Us Anything' session at its Headquarters in Scotts Valley, California, where the individuals who were instrumental during every step of the manufacturing process - designing, prototyping, manufacturing, tuning, testing, even packaging, will be on hand to answer your questions about Fox suspension. Opportunities such as this rarely, if ever, surface - unless you happen to be among the invited few to attend a product launch, or you are lucky enough to catch the three minutes each year when the entire crew is lounging in the pits at a World Cup event. For one day only, July 8, 2013, Fox Factory’s engineers, product managers, marketing hacks and pro tuners will be assembled at their computers, waiting to answer questions from Pinkbike members.
Wonder what is in there? How to tune it? Why it was made that way? Find out for sure July 8, 2013. Don't be afraid to ask the hard questions, but keep it real - we are positive that nobody at Fox Factory will be talking about 2015.
Team Fox Factory
Here it is; the one and only inverted DH fork that Fox Factory
produced. Fox used it to assess torsional stiffness and axle
design. Colin Meagher photo
How ‘Ask Us Anything' Works:
Starting at 9:30 AM July 8, Pacific daylight time and concluding at 4:30 PM, you can type your questions into the comment box following this article and the Folks at Fox Factory will take their best shot at it. Sometimes, your answer will pop up in a few seconds; others may take a while, as the Fox crew may want to pass your query to a specific person in the organization to get a more exact answer. Everyone who posts a question, large or small, will be taken seriously. To make the process as efficient as possible, try to follow these simple guidelines:
• Keep your questions relative. For instance: If you want information about tuning, or advice on which shock is best for you, be sure to mention the bike you own, and brief personal info like your weight and riding style.
• Stay on topic. Try to keep your questions on one topic if possible. You can always ask about another item later.
• Feel free to name the person you’d like to answer you. That is exactly why Fox posted the pictures, names and job titles of each individual who will be in the hot seats today.
• Hot about something?
Fire away - this is the time and place to communicate exactly why your suspension may not have fulfilled your expectations, but try to state your problem in the form of a question so that it can be properly addressed. Constructive criticism is welcome. Haters, however, will be booted off the page by PB.
• Use propping
to acknowledge good - or not so good - questions. Bump them up or down to where they belong.
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Some of the Fox team attended the birth of every product on the Fox museum's 'wall of suspension.' Colin Meagher photo