First Look: Fox's New Float X & DHX Shocks - Pond Beaver 2021

Apr 20, 2021
by Mike Kazimer  
Fox Float X and DHX 2022

The Float X and DHX model names are back in Fox's lineup for 2022, this time in the form of a new air shock and a new coil shock aimed at aggressive trail riders. Both shocks use a single tube design instead of the twin-tube layout used in the Float X2 and DHX2, and offer externally adjustable low-speed compression and rebound, plus a climb switch.

The Float X requires approximately 40psi less pressure than the DPX2 to achieve the same amount of sag thanks to its larger piston area. That means heavier riders will be less likely to get tennis elbow inflating their shock to the correct pressure, and it also broadens the range of bikes that the Float X should work well with. The DPX2 is going to be phased out, with the new Float X taking its place in the lineup.

Fox Float X and DHX 2022
The rebound and low speed compression dials are numbered, and there's lever to firm things up.

External Adjustments

The Float X and DHX both have 11 clicks of low-speed compression and 11 clicks of rebound, with numbers printed on the dials to make it easier to keep track of settings. The rebound dial on the DHX is a little different than the one on the Float X, but the damper design of both shocks is identical.

Along with the compression and rebound adjustments, there's also a two-position lever that's used to switch the shock into a firm mode for climbing. The firm mode is tunable by Fox service centers if a rider wants for a different amount of support than the stock configuration provides.

Fox will also be offering a remote lever option for both shocks that will allow the firm mode to be selected on the fly.

Fox Float X and DHX 2022
There are five different volume spacers, along with an additional .1 spacer that can be added to any of those five sizes.

More Volume Spacer Options & A Bigger Bottom-Out Bumper

The current Float X2 has received praise for how well it deals with big hits, praise that's due in part to the generous bottom out bumper that prevents any clanging or harshness at the end of the stroke. Fox's designers carried that over to the Float X, equipping it with an MCU foam bumper that's much more substantial than the rubber o-ring found in the DPX2.

The Float X comes with five volume spacer options: -0.2, -0.4, -0.6, -0.8, -1.0, plus an additional .1 spacer that can be added to any of those five sizes. That should make it easier to fine tune the amount of end stroke ramp up, and make it less likely that a rider will find themselves caught in a middle ground between not enough and too much progression.

Fox Float X and DHX 2022

DHX

The DHX receives several of the features that were first seen on the DHX2, including detents on the preload collar to keep the spring securely in place, and a full spring collar and C-clip to hold the spring to the shock.

As mentioned, the rebound dial is in a different location than on the Float X, with a design that allows it to be accessed from multiple angles. If frame clearance allows, it can be turned by hand, or a 3mm hex can be used instead. There are also indents along the outer edges that'll allow it to be turned with a 2mm hex for frames where it's an extra-tight fit.

Fox Float X and DHX 2022
There are three different possible methods to turn the rebound dial.
Fox Float X and DHX 2022
Like the Float X, the DHX has 11 clicks of low speed compression adjustment.



Versions, Lengths & Mounting Options

The Float X is available in a Factory and a Performance Elite version, while there's only a Factory model for the DHX.

Both shocks are compatible with Fox's bearing mount hardware on both sides, as long as the frame it'll be going on is compatible. Weights will vary depending on size, but for reference the 210 x 55mm Float X weighs 478 grams, and the same size DHX with a 450 lb/in spring weighs 745 grams.

Float X Factory sizes:
Standard eyelet: 190x45 / 210x50 / 210x52.5 / 210x55 / 230x57.5 / 230x60 / 230x65
Trunnion eyelet: 185x52.5 / 185x55 / 205x60 / 205x62.5

Float X Performance Elite sizes:
210x50 / 210x55

DHX sizes:
Standard Eyelet: 210x50 / 210x52.5 / 210x55 / 230x57.5 / 230x60 / 230x65
Trunnion eyelet: 185x52.5 / 185x55 / 205x60 / 205x62.5


Prices

Float X: USD $499 - $569 / CDN $699 - $799 / EUR €699 - €799
DHX: USD $549 / CDN $769 / EUR €759


I have two rides on the Float X so far, and one on the DHX, so it's still very early in the review process. Setting up the Float X has been trouble free, and I've subjected it to a few big hits that put the bottom out bumper to the test, a test it passed with flying colors. Look for a review later this summer once I get in enough time on both shocks. A Commencal Meta TR will be serving as the test sled, and I'll also be comparing them to the stock Float X2 that the bike came with, and other options from a competitor or two as well.


Pond Beaver 2021





203 Comments

  • 144 3
 That European price is a nice ripoff.
  • 19 18
 VAT.
  • 56 1
 @YanDoroshenko: After adding European VAT (21 % in my case) to the US prices, they are still around 100 lower than the european prices. And don't forget that the value of Euro is higher than of the Dollar.
  • 33 0
 And that's before you add their ridiculously expensive SL spring.
  • 8 1
 @YanDoroshenko: 400USD * 1,2 (20%VAT) /1,2 (EUR/USD) =...?
  • 14 17
 As long as there is no European competitor offering better value, Fox will keep doing that.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m on your side. I would love to support a more local brand, but it’s all just super-high-end with boutique prices.
  • 68 1
 @theobviousfaker: Rockshox is way cheaper than Fox in the EU, Intend and EXT cost about the same as Fox DPX2 or X2 and I would argue both Intend and EXT offer better shocks than Fox. Formula MOD coil costs less than these new ones. So plenty of competition and don't even get me started on Fox forks, I can buy a Zeb or Lyrik ultimate for less than a bomber z1 and I can get a Lyrik or Zeb ultimate with a Super deluxe ultimate and megneg for less than what a 36 or 38 factory costs .
  • 18 0
 yep and not justified. I got a factory DPS OEM on my bike bought in Switzerland, serviced at a certified Fox service center and when it blew up, the Swiss Fox distributor didn't cover the warranty because they can't be responsible for other people's work, even though it was only ever touched by a certified Fox service mechanic. Next time I need something from Fox, I'll get it directly from the USA, that won't make a difference to how I get treated as a customer by Fox here in Switzerland.
  • 8 0
 @theobviousfaker: there are many competitors (don't have to be European) that offer better value. I'd even go as far as saying, based on European pricing, most competitors offer better value. It's not about what the competition does, it's about what people buy. And enough people haven't compared, see all the 5 star magazine reviews, see racers riding them, see the high end bikes specced with them and will only buy Fox.
  • 114 2
 Give them a break, you want free healthcare, college, 4 weeks of paid vacation AND affordable Fox products? Don't be silly...
  • 15 1
 @theobviousfaker: DVO shox and some suntour forks are not far off of the Fox pendants and are way cheaper.
  • 6 22
flag pasteque51 (Apr 20, 2021 at 2:05) (Below Threshold)
 European price is linked to the price european are willing to pay for a shock, same thing with american price. No need to try and find any other logic.
  • 2 2
 @Padded: Donc 455€ l'amorto... Je vais acheter mon prochain bike pendant mes vac au states tant pis...!!
  • 3 2
 @msusic: Not free healthcare
  • 2 0
 @KalkhoffKiller: struggle to find any dvo shock I can actually buy in the uk
  • 11 0
 @msusic: Are you kidding?
It's 6 weeks of paid vacation !
Anyway, no need to buy FOX, as long as there's EXT and Fast Suspension.
  • 3 0
 @fracasnoxteam: Almost free!
  • 22 0
 @pasteque51: definitely not true, in general europeans make way less money than americans. Anyway you can get Lyrik Ultimate for 700-800eur and Fox 36 is still 1500eur. Fox is just insanely overpriced.
  • 6 1
 @pasteque51: Are you serious? I mean the differences are big for different countries, but there are many countries with very low minimum wage compared to the USA, where it's $7.25 (€6.02) per hour. Germany €10.45, France €10.25, Spain €7.04, Portugal €4.15, Poland €4.02, Czech Republic €3.49, Estonia €3.48, Romania €2.76, Hungary €2.67, Bulgaria €2, Albania €1.4. And don't forget that in the USA the minimum wage was set in 2009, whereas in Europe it's rising every few years in most countries if not all. For example in France in 2009 the minimum wage was €8.82 and in the Czech Republic it was €1.82.
  • 8 0
 @DonaldTee: I pay every months a fox shock of taxes for healthcare to be "almost" free :-)
  • 1 0
 Probably your warranty tax. Only get 1 yr coverage in NA.
  • 1 0
 @toad321: there is a Facebook group for DVO might try your luck there
  • 2 0
 @TheJD: yes I am serious, if it were too expensive you would not see any fox fork in Europe, I saw several fox 38 the very week it was revealed. Keep in mind that MTB industry is all about marketing. Is Fox more expensive in europe regarding RS? If so it is because european buy it at this price.
  • 10 1
 @pasteque51: Or maybe, just maybe those forks came with the full build bike? Nobody buys fox aftermarket these days.
  • 3 0
 @Mondbiker: only people with too much money and too little time for research, badge hunting for the 'best' fork according to magazines.
  • 3 0
 @Mondbiker: no I talk for example about people who took a 38 to replace their 36, wake up and gl to Morzine one summer: there is a lot of rich riders in Europe
  • 2 0
 @pasteque51: 38 might be the exception, because it was (one of) the first larger diameter (>36mm) forks available I believe. Would've bought a Mezzer myself, but not everyone on this site seems to like it Wink
  • 1 3
 Stop complaining.
  • 1 0
 They are out to tax the Euro's that's for sure. I don't understand the logic behind this. It looks like even with VAT added, most European countries are getting a bad deal.
  • 4 0
 @NordicRider: I think thats a great thing, the tarriffs are doing their job, making local (dare I say it better) suspension a viable alternative..

I wish the same could be said in Australia, I had to pay 1950 for my fork here because I wanted an orange fox 38... I kinda wished I'd just gone and bought an intend fork tbh. I dont actually like the way the fox fork deals with chatter (loved my previous DVO and Coil Totems), a day in the bike park leaves my hands battered and literally bruised.
  • 1 0
 @YanDoroshenko: tied 15-15 at 8:49 eastern time.
  • 1 0
 @msusic: kako god, još uvijek je dhx jeftinija nego push 11.6. I to duplo. Al zato je 11.6 napravljen za posebne mjere i uvjete. Pa ko voli nek izvoli haha. Ja osobno jesam.
  • 3 0
 I don't know why you are complaining - the European price should be on par with the new American price I'm guessing. The above price is 'used' not 'new'. That's what USD means doesn't it? Used. Makes sense when you think about it. Otherwise it's like, nearly double.
  • 63 0
 Yeah no fuck the European pricing
  • 38 6
 This didn’t come as a shock to me. European Fox fans get shafted every damn time. When a 1 year old 36 Grip 2 costs more on classifieds than Lyrik Ultimate on German online store you know things don’t stack up
  • 31 0
 @justwaki: if shock, shafted and stack were all accidental puns here then you’re a subconscious genius
  • 22 6
 @Altron5000: no accidents. I love Fox suspension, especially forks. I never had a creaky crown syndrome in them. I’d buy some more but their pricing is just silly. They can eat a bag of Richards. RS almost completely caught up to them with latest Pikes and Lyriks are pretty much just as good as 34/36 IMHO. When you can buy Pike Ultimate and Lyrik Ultimate for just above the price of 36, when you can buy Öhlins RXF 36 for less, it just gets silly. I buy Fox only as used.
  • 10 2
 @justwaki: lol people just see your name and downvote you, all of your arguments are valid
  • 30 1
 Fox should just bring out the DHX RC4 again with the addition of a climb switch. Job done.
  • 5 16
flag Happymtbfr (Apr 20, 2021 at 1:28) (Below Threshold)
 A climb switch? What for?
DHX RC4 FTW
  • 76 0
 @Happymtbfr: For climbing, probably.
  • 1 0
 @PTyliszczak: Yeah but they need metric sizing for most newish bikes now
  • 1 0
 @tbgd: Oh absolutely. I was more just amused that someone still had a brand new one in stock, I found it while googling for this years DHX.
  • 2 0
 The DHX RC4 was a great shock but the tuning range wasn't that great and the base-valve used wafer springs with no other options. The Van RC masquerading as a Bomber CR is a great shock at a great price. The factory tune is a bit weird but they are fully tunable. The coil shock market has been a bit garbage for a long time. The Bomber CR is one of the best currently available.
  • 25 5
 So, literally, let me understand. You get two clickers less on the DHX than the factory dhx2, and each clicker is 100€.
This means a so say shit shock with low settings costs as a high oerforz, high end boinger of other brands?
f*ckoff
  • 9 0
 You try to find technical logic where it is only ruled by marketing, that's why it has no sense.
  • 8 1
 interestingly the podcast with the Ohlins guy says the suspension doesn't need the amount of clicks consumers demand. He says the pros are fine with less clicks. I've 10 or 12 clicks on my shock and it feels about right in terms of rebound resolution. 20 on my fork which also feels about right.
  • 8 0
 @seamo: I don't really need a lot of clicks, i just want the shock or fork to work good for my weight and riding style just out of the box Smile
  • 7 1
 @seamo: pros also have tuned suspension. Makes it so you only really need a handful of clicks
  • 6 7
 Yet pinkebike will vote this as a suspension product of the year since they have such a boner for Fox.
  • 2 0
 @seamo: I don't need so many clicks, I can't even count them, best I can do is 10.
  • 5 1
 Yes but the DHX2 HSC dial is mostly for decoration. Always better to get a shock tuned internally than to go wild with adjusters.
  • 2 0
 @Dougal-SC: thank you for saying that. Wish more people understood that
  • 27 11
 They've moved from arguably a better design - twin tube - to an inferior design - single tube, saved a lot of manufacturing costs, and kept the price basically the same. Pretty much acknowledge that when its positioned as not a replacement, but a more simple design. Going DPX2 > DPX would be downgrade.
  • 5 7
 Dpx 2 is single tube. Float x2 is twin tube. Dpx2float x float x2
  • 3 1
 see my reply below, but FUCK mobile formatting.
  • 4 0
 What's the advantage of twin tube, apart from allowing base valve rebound adjustment?
  • 6 5
 Totally agree, this is a move to make more money - that’s it.

Twin tube dampers are far superior in controlling suspension movement plus they are more tunable and quieter. I’m a heavy guy at 240 lbs and all single tube dampers make an awful racket under me even when new. Twin tube dampers flow oil soooo much better.
  • 18 1
 @bogey: Vast majority of motocross shocks are monotubes with base valves.

Penske road racing shocks for indycar/F1 are monotubes.

The performance differences between *well designed* monotube vs twintube are minimal

Any difference you feel about how they "flow oil" probably comes down to the setup/design of your shock vs what you have ridden in the past, not the fundamental design concept.

Monotubes are easier to tune with shim stack changes for a home/local suspension tuner.
  • 8 2
 @thelibrarybiker: monotubes are better in the applications you listed, but the fox float x2 and dhx2 twin tube designs aren't the same design at all as a shitty automotive twin tube damper like a monroe.

Completely different construction and use.
  • 4 0
 For those at the extreme ends of the weigh spectrum (Suspension manufactures, especially RS, think, anyone over 160 pounds is on the extreme end), the available market for single tube shocks all suck. DVO is the only one that can easily be revalved for heavier riders. The twin tube designs, whether theoretically better or worse, allows for easy tuning to the heftier crowd than mono tubes.
  • 4 0
 @hamncheez: bomber cr is a great option for custom shim tuning
  • 6 1
 @zstover: yes that's exactly my point! The individual construction and tuning of a shock is 10x more important than twin vs mono tube.

I ride a dhx2 and it's a great shock. I've ridden plenty of monotubes that were great too.

It's much more complex than monotube = bad, twin tube = good.
  • 2 1
 @bogey: except they aren´t superior really, just different lol.
  • 4 1
 @zstover: DPX2 IS a twin tube shock
  • 4 0
 It's for oem. Cheaper suspension that looks cool to spec on new bikes.
  • 2 1
 @leon-forfar: oops shit
  • 2 0
 @zstover: Its twin tube in that schematic, but the tube-in-tube isn't in the outer body like on the X2 or cane creek, its in the piston rod. Look closely in the piston rod and you can see the channel the oil flows through. You'll notice the rebound knob isn't on the top of the shock, inline with the piston (or at a 90 degree, bevel gear style) its at the junction of the reservoir and the rest of the shock body. This is because oil is recirculating around the shock, and there is no adjuster for shims on the piston head.
  • 4 1
 @hamncheez: I see it now. A bit more confusing without looking too hard at it. My bad.
  • 5 11
flag justwaki (Apr 20, 2021 at 10:17) (Below Threshold)
 I used to be into monotub tecs for Penis Envy but now prefer wood lover species that grow outside.
  • 5 2
 @leon-forfar: Fox's decision to switch to a monotube shock might also have something to do with the consistently awful track record of DHX2 and Float X2 shocks. Those shocks seem to blow up a lot and are hella expensive to repair.
  • 4 1
 @thelibrarybiker: You are comparing apples to oranges my friend.

Designing and tuning a shock for a car, for a very specific application, is far easier than making one that needs to work well across a huge variety of terrain and sprung masses.

Even making a shock for MX is very different. The motorbike is the primary sprung mass that needs to be controlled so you can design for a smaller change in total unsprung mass (rider + motorbike). It is the complete opposite in mtb which makes it very complicated due to to the huge variation in sprung mass. A twin tube damper works much better for this application.
  • 4 6
 Nope. Monotube is better for MTB than twin tube. Twin tube is great at providing lots of clickers that feel like a difference at carpark speeds but do nothing on the trail. Because at bump speeds the twin tube is bypassing internally.
  • 1 4
 @leon-forfar: No it isn't.
  • 3 0
 @Dougal-SC: So tell me why does fox/ohlins/ cane creek bother with twin tube. & if a monotube shock is so much better why arent the pros all on a tuned bomber cr?
  • 4 2
 @zyoungson: The CCDB shocks were originally designed by Ohlins. TTX25 is the model and it's used for track racing 4 wheeled vehicles. It works very well there to give fine control over slow speed body movements. They simply adapted an existing shock for MTB and it worked pretty well considering where it came from.

The Fox X2 makes sense for Fox because they can go to the races with a dozen spare shocks and just turn dials to make them fit each riders bike. Even if it's an average solution it's easier for them than keeping a heap of custom tuned monotube shocks under control so the 90kg guy doesn't accidentally get the 40kg girls shock fitted.
If only Fox had put a gruntier HSC spring in them......

Pros ride what they're paid to ride. Their job is to sell product by making it look fast and awesome.
  • 13 1
 So the dhx is basically a formula mod with ifp, no cts, worse looks an ofcours 200euros more expensive?? To people who say hat europe does not offer concurent prducts at the same price: the EXT STORIA costs as much with a custom tune and 2 springs. The formula mod is cheaper and probably better. The ohlins ttx air and coil are the samw price if not cheaper too. And i bet all of the above are equal if not better than my 2021 X2 which in its turn is already better than these 2 new shocks. I am a fox fan and have spent a f*ckload of money on fox equipment in the last year, but this shit is getting out of hand.
  • 2 0
 Little correction : the Storia is actually around 950€. The price indicated on the website doesn't include VAT.
But I totally agree with you on that one, you can find better shocks for a way better price.
  • 1 1
 @stormracing: I wouldn't assume that your x2 is any better than these new shocks just cuz it has more poppet clickers for you to twist.
  • 11 0
 I like progression and evolution in technology, however, Im still really enjoying the (i guess now) old DPX2 I have. The float X looks cool but have no motivation to bother getting one. It seems strange just to appreciate what I have vs always wanting the latest and greatest stuff, maybe its just me.
  • 6 0
 There is nothing wrong with a dpx2, enjoy what you have. bikes & parts in general are decent enough now you dont constantly need the latest gear.
  • 8 5
 Dpx2 for my bike / weight combo was a no go, max pressure for sag, custom tune, still rode like rubbish, there’s others in this boat too. So doesn’t cover all the bases, hence why a new approach on the float x maybe
  • 2 0
 @pauluswebster: like I said progression of technology is good, I just don’t happen to need it as much as others
  • 3 1
 @zombiejack33: idk if this is a progression from that shock either. Dhx2 is a downhill/enduro shock with way more adjustment, they didn't really make a step up from that. They did make a step up from the current trail shock though
  • 3 2
 It’s X2 impossible to disagree there
  • 2 4
 @zombiejack33: you are simply in midlife of your bike. You will see it differently in 2-3 years when you will be after a new one and then you may want the latest because why not? You can’t get a new 2021 bike with 2015 shock anyways. So put yourself in shoes of somebody who is now after a new bike. It’s simple. The only thing that interests me is “has it actually got better”? It seems that the latest 36 isn’t better than the previous one. Same happened when Fox went into CTD and when they made the first Fit 4 36 which was another set back until they made it more like previous ones to then make into an excellent Grip2
  • 14 0
 Why not just get a bomber CR for $250 less? Seems like the only significant difference is the lockout lever
  • 7 0
 Bomber is an incredible platform for getting a tune and riding MUCH better than most higher end off the shelf
  • 2 0
 I thought the same thing, will be interesting how the 2 compare. Will the DHX lockout just max out low speed compression?
  • 5 0
 Even better yet for that $250 you save you can get the bomber rebuilt at Avalanche and it’ll outride anything stock out there.
  • 3 0
 @cougar797: that's exactly what I did... huge upgrade over the x2 it replaced.
  • 1 1
 @cougar797: or you can just buy a LL tune kit from fox for $35
  • 3 0
 @CFR94: Entirely different thing I’m suggesting. It replaces all the valving with shim stacks tuned for rider, bike, and ride type. All speed dependent high, low, mid setup.
  • 1 4
 @cougar797: so unnecessary honestly.
  • 4 0
 @CFR94: Yah I’m going to assume you’ve never tried it. You should if you have an old shock laying around sometime.
  • 1 2
 @CFR94: you get it!
  • 17 4
 EU prices are borderline retarded. They might as well not put it on EU market.
  • 12 0
 All those Muppets will still buy them, because orange coil springs. It's sad to see, but Fox know what they're doing.
  • 2 0
 It's made so people buy complete bikes (well not this and next year) and look at original prices of the components, and then be able to say "wow I got this Santa Cruz with nx stuff for 8k it's great value, the fork an shock alone are worth 4k!"
  • 15 1
 yeah - *orders EXT and Formula*
  • 13 2
 So Europeans get ripped off again. Great. I've had it. I'm ordering Öhlins.
  • 6 1
 Lots of speculation on here from people that haven't used this shock... I have nothing to comment on the Euro pricing but I can tell you that it out performs the DPX2 that was on before it. The air spring improvements are instantly noticeable and the damping performed well.
  • 3 1
 Then whats the point of the DPX2, or any of the twin tube offerings from Fox?
  • 7 0
 Did you test them new back to back or did you have a clapped out dpx2 with a thousand miles and 250 hours since the last rebuild that got swapped for a new float x?
  • 3 0
 @hamncheez: The DPX2 was poor execution of the twin tube design, squeezing all the twin tube-ness into a tiny little shaft then sending oil though it to a spool valve with convoluted oil paths. The DHX2 and Float X2 have a much better execution of the twin tube concept.
  • 2 1
 The DPX2 tunes and valving is straight up awful. They also have a lot of internal friction. It was never a good shock. They have very light compression damping and a lot of friction. Then pedal modes take you to too much compression damping.
  • 2 1
 @hamncheez: I don't know exactly but could be because not all current frames fit the Float X. Either that or the fact model years are all f*cked up on the OEM level because Covid.
  • 3 1
 @topherdagopher: test both back to back switching multiple times. DPX2 had maybe 10 hours on it
  • 8 0
 No 205x65 I see, well that's just rude
  • 1 0
 yep there goes my fox upgrade
  • 3 0
 I've always thought, that e.g. 205x65/205x62.5/205x60 are same shocks, only with spacers inside. So it looks more like a typo in spec than omitting one size at all. But we might get surprised Big Grin I'm on 205x65 as well, but as long X2 works, no need to upgrade.. (or downgrade in this case)
  • 3 0
 @my-dudesty: as long as your x2 is working? You better order a new shock now....
  • 2 0
 they knew that the real g's wouldnt buy that garbage, so they decided to not offer our sizing xddd
  • 9 0
 Also 29er only?
  • 4 0
 > Despite the different internal designs, the Float X is is billed as a scaled down, lighter weight version of the X2, rather than being a direct replacement for the DPX2, which will remain in Fox's lineup for the time being.

That seems to contradict Fox's website which has removed the dpx2 from it's shock lineup: www.ridefox.com/filter.php?m=bike&t=shocks
  • 4 0
 So basically they updated the float x and van r. So why didn’t they come out with these as Marzochhi products? The bomber CR is a van r and marzochhi is missing a air shock in their lineup.
  • 8 2
 I wonder where they got the numbered dial idea from?
  • 9 0
 An optical gunsight?
  • 18 1
 The dials are numbered on my rockshox super deluxe ultimate.

Admittedly, the names of rockshox top tier products are pure comedy. "super deluxe ultimate mega ultra best excellent splendid magnificent outstanding first-rate quality"

It's like they used a non-english speaking product marketer that just decided to chuck a thesaurus at the shock and go from there.
  • 1 0
 @zstover: it always reminds me of Supertech Ultra Bass Boost Hi Definition radio's (that of course sounded like utter crap). Fortunately, the relation between superlative marketing names and quality isn't completely inverse with Rockshox, as it is with other products with comparable names.
  • 4 0
 Any available info if new DHX is compatible with clevis mount? It looks like they went to larger shaft diameter vs DHX2 that should address this issue.
  • 1 0
 Right on the DHX page on fox site is this link;

www.ridefox.com/fox17/help.php?m=bike&id=1138

So, in other words, no.
  • 1 0
 Yes I have heard from specialized reps saying the new DHX coil is compatible with levos and what not
  • 1 0
 @senorbanana: Yeah, but if Fox says it isn't and Spec say it is, WTF?! But saying that Fox website doesn't call out the DHX, only the DHX2, so maybe it is . . . ??
  • 1 0
 That page is older than this shock. The shaft does look like an improvement and to not have a coil for Levo/Kenevo would be a lot of lost sales.
  • 1 0
 @noplacelikeloam: No, that's not what Specialized says. Maybe it's an anecdote, but the official line is they leave it to the company providing the part to provide the support. So Fox needs to make the statement, not Specialized.
  • 1 0
 @bigtuna00: ahh ok, good to know.
  • 1 0
 @bigtuna00: Just had it confirmed from Fox. Not recommended.
  • 4 0
 I really hope the new float x performs like a more plush dpx2. And I hope someone sells me one used for $300 in a few months haha
  • 4 0
 Thus a new DHX with vlimb switch.... Naah, I take the marzocchi cr dhx clone for half the price
  • 1 0
 2019 Fox Float X2: 1 year of riding on a 135mm-travel bike resulted in a worn damper shaft and a cracked stanchion, requiring a complete rebuild and replacement of a bunch of parts. No warranty from Fox at all. Never again...
  • 1 0
 The 2022 DHX has a much beefier shaft than the DHX2, looks like the diambeter of the Bomber CR, so for those of us with Stumpjumper's, this is a godsend, basically a Bomber CR with a climb switch! Hopefully the seal heads are the same as well...
  • 4 0
 Anyone else getting mad Marzocchi Rocco vibes from the dhx?
  • 3 2
 U guys don't see the picture here, this means Eur money is more value than the US. If ur from Eur thats good to see US money exchange is low bad for the US. US is pure now. Sad really.
  • 2 0
 Is there a benefit to being able to run lower pressure in an air shock? IE is there more / less / the same friction to overcome if the shock is inflated to a lower pressure?
  • 2 0
 For bigger riders like me, it might be the difference between maxing out the PSI of the shock or being able to properly set sag. For more average sized riders, I dont know if it makes any difference.
  • 2 0
 @stormracing: less seal friction at lower pressures
  • 3 0
 And officially, non-metric frames are now dead. There is no longer options for them being released
  • 2 0
 This article says to think of the Float X as a slimmed down version of the Float X2, other sites are calling it a slimmed down version of the DPX2. I am confused.
  • 1 0
 I really only need 2 clicks of adjustment. Not that I would use them, but c'mon suspension industry .I can see making a Nerd-spec shock, but who has time for that? "Dropping!"
  • 2 3
 You need all this time for a week. Even ugly troll who doesn’t ride can dial his suspension within this time. Then he leaves it... small changes depending on environment, one-three clicks of base setting
  • 1 1
 @justwaki: I'm constantly dropping. No time 2 kill. Chauvin will have decades to fiddle with it.
  • 1 0
 Just called my lbs to order the Float X (190x45) for my Tallboy 4 (the bike it’s shown on, under rider Elliot Jackson)

We will see how long it takes to get one, and if they can provide the correct tune. (LCM, LRL01, CML)
  • 1 0
 Fox. Will you create 650 & 700 springs for the DHX Coil this go around? At 260+ lb trail weight, it would be nice to have something over 600lb. Please ping me if you have something for a 210x50/52.5
  • 2 0
 LOL....still waiting on the 2021 DHX2 in 10.5 x 3.5 BTI says maybe May or June but hell, by then 2022s will be shipping to arrive in 18 months. Jeeeesus.........
  • 3 0
 “This one goes to 11”.
  • 1 0
 Shocking they’ve made it easy to fiddle with the knobs .Sounds like bad news for me .I’ll keep my Dpx2
However ,it is 420 Smile
  • 3 0
 Looks like pretty expensive Fox Van
  • 1 0
 Not being familiar with European / global pricing / value, for those over there, are the ohlins products more affordable than fox? Or comparable or other?
  • 3 2
 For all the people complaining about Euro pricing. Just buy a different shock. Plenty of comparable or better options available. Fox suspension is pretty overrated IMO.
  • 3 1
 The DHX just looks like a Marzocchi Bomber CR shock with a climb switch and a Fox sticker.
  • 1 0
 Appears that the DHX2 shock shaft has been beefed up, presumably to hold up better on Specialized bikes that tend to snap the current shaft.
  • 2 0
 Nope, Fox still says no. Check Fox website.
  • 1 0
 I thought that also at first glance. If the haven't they 100% need to. I've replaced 2 DHX shafts on my Slayer in 2 years. Both times I've taken it for servicing the shaft has had cracks in the Kashima going across the shaft presumably from bending.
  • 2 0
 So the DPX2 is out ? What was wrong with it ?
  • 6 0
 Who said the DPX2 is out?
  • 2 0
 It is so 2020...
  • 4 0
 @VlajiciStrapec: like, not expensive enough?
  • 1 0
 I think it’s going to have better big kid or big hit support. Even better if you’re both a big kid and like big hits. Maybe. Mostly just marketing though.
  • 1 0
 Worth reading the article...
  • 2 0
 @boozed: article says its still around, but its gone from the shock lineup on the fox site ... www.ridefox.com/filter.php?m=bike&t=shocks ?
  • 2 0
 @boozed: Fox website . . .
  • 1 0
 Only friction, damping, tuning, oil paths and valve type hindered that shock. Those aside it was okay.
  • 1 0
 @ecbp: well then...
  • 1 0
 I'll take one of those .1 spacers for my DPX2. Any idea if it would fit? 1\2"?
  • 4 1
 Happy 420!!!
  • 4 2
 It's evolving, just backwards
  • 1 0
 Ah Vanilla RC come in, I've been expecting you. *Strokes Boston Dynamics Spot
  • 1 1
 Well, it's disappointing to see new shocks still lacking high speed rebound adjust. I've had trouble in the past with fast rebound on the dpx2. But I don't race anyway so...
  • 3 0
 crack er open and slap in more shims
  • 1 0
 that's what the Float x2 and DHX2 are for....
  • 1 0
 That rebound knob position would be an absolute no-go on a Forbidden Dreadnought or Druid. Hard pass for me.
  • 1 0
 Fox Van RC at $500, and obsolete Float X at the same price. I doubt that this will be popular.
  • 1 0
 Whats the shaft diameter on the DHX? Maybe it won't snap like my last 2 DHX2s....
  • 1 1
 Finally, some competition for the Super Deluxe series! Now Fox fans can have the pleasure of only having one compression knob to twiddle!
  • 1 0
 at $150 to service/rebuild my dhx each season at my local susp shop, I'll just move along and keep what I got!
  • 1 0
 So FOX now has an DHX2 coil a DHX coil and a Marz CR coil in a lineup at various price points. What's the problem?
  • 1 0
 I think they should make an X3 that goes with the 42 DH fork haha! Maybe in 2023!?
  • 1 1
 Dang it for you Mr Fox, I just dropped 1200 nz pesos on an Ohlins TTX2 last week. Maybe I don’t care, time will tell
  • 1 0
 Is new volume spacers will work with "old" 2020 DPX2?
  • 1 0
 I doubt it. It seems like the new volume spacers will have a slightly larger outside diameter.
  • 1 0
 DHX without kashima coating ?
  • 1 0
 2021 DHX2 factory is also without kashima coating
  • 5 0
 It never was Kashima, it was just golden.
  • 1 0
 They have found the chrome coating to have less friction than kashima with their coil shocks
  • 2 0
 @CFR94: last time they were using kashima was in 2015 RC4...
  • 1 0
 @2pi: thanks for clarifying Smile
  • 1 0
 DHX shaft looks thicker, any spec on it?
  • 1 0
 Still alloy by the looks of it, so it will break given enough side load.
  • 1 0
 This just seems like a downgrade
  • 2 2
 I really hope the remote option on this sees it get adopted on more bikes.
  • 3 3
 So is that DHX coil just a Bomber CR with a climb switch then?
  • 3 2
 so it would seem
  • 1 1
 Is Brett Rheeder still riding 2021 without a suspension sponsor?
  • 1 1
 The DHX would be rad on a XC bike.
  • 2 2
 New DHX looks like rebranded Marzocchi Bomber CR.

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