Fox Racing 36 Van RC2

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Fox Racing 36 Van RC2

25 Reviews for 36 Van RC2

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 Super nice fork for freeriding and trails. Even light enough for am riding, and more than strong enough. The nice thing about these are the hi and lo speed comp adjustment. That can really help if you want to climb allot and not have to much suspension bob. Has a nice and plush feel if adjusted right. Id recommend this for people that want something that can be used for virtually anything. Also easy to maintain.
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 Pros:
- Plush, smooth feeling, all throughout travel.
- Lightweight in comparison.
- Strong and stiff.

NOTE* Pre-2008 doesn't have the quick release. This is a very big con for me. I have to take off my wheel everytime to fit it in the car.
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 Used to have it on my SX trail and used it for freeride and DH and its now on my TransAM and I'm using it for all mountain. This fork literally does it all!! Absolutely a great product that you will not regret getting! The adjustments are great to have and the quick release 20mm axle is super clutch when you're trying to throw it in the back of a car. GET ONE!
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 I have used them for three years now and I must say one thing- it's the best single crown fork! For me of course ;]
I use it for DH, FR, ENduro and it's perfect for all this type of riding.
I love it! In future (when I'll buy a new DH frame) I'll change 36 Van RC2 for 40 RC2...
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 If grabbing the mountains by the throat and punching them in the face sounds like your idea for a good ride than you have found the right fork. Toss this pup out front on your all mountain ride, top off your water supply and don't look back.

Tuning? Sure, but the FiT damper is going to suck every bump to death anyway, so you can tinker with the knobs as much as you want. There is no such thing as a bad setting with this cartridge.

Yes the coil is heavier than an air spring, but why do you think they offer it? Because it is smoother and nothing beats a coil for trail sensitivity, and we wouldn't want to be insensitive while beating the trail to a pulp.

If you are considering this fork, PULL THE TRIGGER. You can thank me personally later.
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 Great descender!!

I've had different models of Manitou, Rock Shox, and Marzocchi forks and this is the best fork I've used for all mountain and free riding. It's not the best climber due to it's long-ish travel and no pedal platform, but it stills pedals well when set up properly.
It's important to run the proper spring rate in this fork as it's a linear rate and seems to be on the plush side of the spectrum.
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 Pros- It's a fox so you know its good. Buttery smooth, easy to set up, and great adjustments. This fork will do everything from XC to free-ride and everything in between.

Cons-I haven't found anything wrong with it yet.

I have used this fork for XC trail rides, commuting to work, and some nice DH single track including crude railroad tie steps, and it performs fantastic! Really smooth travel and with the H/L speed compression adjustments you can get this fork dialed to suit your every need.
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 I HAVE THEM SO THEY MUST BE GOOD!!!! haha so, where shall i start, can always rely on these. i have had them since new and have never regreted buying them. worth every penny. the only fault is, i want them new again :L i would recommend these to anybody, they are easy to adjust and can be ridden by anybody wow that didnt come out right but you know what i mean, they can be used for anything too. jumping, downhill, freeriding. so guys go out and get yourself a pair Big Grin
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 theys forks are grate if you want some single crown DH or FR forks i have had mine for 6 months and no problems so far only thing is they have very soft springs in so most people will need to change to the harder ones
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 Really good fork !! I found them great for fast downhill (Les Gets) and freeride, but not so good for heavy freeride big hits and flat landings, they are strong enough but too linear.
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 Super stiff and tons of adjustments. I had to buy one spring firmer then suggested. At 210 pounds I needed to buy the firmest spring they had, its perfect now for XC to huge drops.
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 Massive step up from any other set of forks i have used before. They are super burly, easy to set up and the high an low speed compression works a treat. Super happy Smile
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 These forks are amazing, they do everything from DH to XC.I may have the 2007 model but i think it is just as good as the 2010.From me i would recommend it to everybody.
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 Great small bump sensitivity, easy to service, rarely needs servicing, light, stiff, not cheap... but you get what you pay for.
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 The best fork for Enduro, AM and some FR. Really smooth and very strong. Zero problems in two years. Quite a bargain comparing to more expensive forks.
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 This fork is sick, I have ran it on my Norco Six, and it's beautiful, nothing bad I can say, except for the price. A little expensive.
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 Very supple, easy to adjust, does require a little more love than a Marzocchi but not as much as the RockShox products I've ridden.
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 I love this fork! Light stiff and just enough travel. A great all around freeride fork. I use it for urban assault, and out on the hills. Never lets you down.
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 Once tuned by an expert mechanic is very very performing. Light, rigid, with just the right amount of plushness.
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 Kick ass fork.
Best in it's category. Plush, stiff, super tuneable, and light as well. Best fork have I used.
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 This is the Best fork i have ever ridden, SO SO smooth, highly Adjustable, Fun to ride, and very tough.
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 If your freeriding, going big and pounding the rock gardens, give this bad mofo a wherl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 Have them on my Nomad, smooth as butter, easy to dial in.Same adjustments as on my F40. Consistent and reliable.
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 rad
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 Fairly good as an all around Light DH/FR fork Smile
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Fox Racing 36 Van RC2 (MSRP $1480) — Fox's new 36mm Slopestyle and Singletrack eating monster. The Van RC2 is a butter smooth fork.

Specifications Compare to other Forks

Release Date 2009
Price $1,480
Weight 2363.21 g
Color Options Black
Travel 160.02 mm
Travel - refers to the distance the wheel can move in respect to the frame. Typically measured in millimeters, most forks range from 80 to 203 mm of travel
Spring Coil
Crown Single
Body Type unknown
Rebound Coil spring preload, Rebound
Rebound - is how quick your fork returns to a fully extended position after being compressed. Almost all after-market forks feature external rebound adjustment for easy fine tuning.
Stanchion material unknown
Steer Tube 1.125
Damping FIT
Damping - The process of absorbing the energy of impacts transmitted through the forks or rear shock during the compression stroke, and absorbing the energy of the spring during the rebound stroke.
DropOut Options 20mm
Compression high speed compression, low speed compression, Floodgate switch and internal Floodgate
Compression - This is the damping circuit that absorbs the compression energy force on the damper. Compression damping is used to adjust how quickly a fork or rear shock compresses when hitting a bump, and is adjustable on some products. When compression damping is too soft, this condition allows most of the available travel to be used without attaining control of the wheel. When it's adjusted too firmly, the wheel will jump or "dance" about when hitting small bumps, again failing to gain control of the wheel.

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