Photo by Adrian Lee
FOX has been developing a new coil sprung DH shock for some time now
, with it being fitted to a number of top pros' bikes near the end of last season and continuing through this year, but it appears as though the company is also looking to combine that same damper technology with an air spring in the future. Pinkbike member Adrian Lee snapped the above photo of FOX Suspension Engineering Technician Ariel Lindsley's Santa Cruz Nomad in the lift line during Crankworx. The prototype air sprung shock seems to employ the same four-way adjustable damper that was spotted on the coil sprung version, allowing riders to tune low-speed and high-speed compression and rebound separately from each other - this isn't possible on any of FOX's production shocks at this point, and the position of the four dials, along with the small shaft size on the coil spring model, point towards it utilizing a twin-tube damper design.