Hot on the heels of the announcement of their new 32 Step-Cast
fork, Fox released the preliminary details of their 2017 fork and shock lineup. The most visible update to the line is the new black anodized stanchion coating found on the Performance Elite and Performance series forks. Fox's signature Kashima coating remains on the top-of the-line Factory series offerings, and the entry level Rhythm series gets a grey stanchion coating, colors that will make it easier to visually differentiate between the fork models.
The number of Boost options has expanded as well, and the both the 34 and 36 models are available with 15x110mm axle spacing. The FIT4 damper found in the 34 and 36 has also been updated with a new shim stack that's designed to provide better sensitivity at the beginning of the fork's travel.
The growth of the enduro race scene, coupled with the fact that more riders than ever are pedaling longer travel bikes to access gnarly terrain led Fox to develop a two position lever that allows a shock's low speed compression damping to be increased on the fly. This creates a firm pedaling platform, making it more efficient to spin out those miles to the top of a long descent. Prototypes of the lever were floating around last season, but it will now be offered with new shocks and as an aftermarket accessory for both the air sprung Float X2 and the coil sprung DHX2.
Take a look at the details below provided by Fox, and stay tuned for more information later in the week when the Sea Otter Classic gets underway.