WELCOME TO THE CORONATION. THE UNDISPUTED ALL-MOUNTAIN CHAMPION GETS A NEW CROWN.
For MY23 the FOX 36 receives an update in the form of a new crown with updated design and engineering for more steer tube overlap improving durability and maintaining stiffness while dropping 20 grams.
eOptimized indicates a reinforced fork chassis that supports up to 169kg total system weight.
FOX 36 FACTORY E-OPTIMIZED SPECS
Upper Tube Finish: Kashima Coat
Air Channels: Yes
Floating Axle: Yes
Rotor Size: 180 direct Post Mount, Up to 230 compatible
Mud Guard Mount: Optional FOX 36/38 Mud Guard with sturdy 4-point direct-mount attachment
Air Spring: FLOAT EVOL
Steerer: 1.5 Taper
FOX’s e-MTB Optimized forks not only receive the same special damper and air spring tune as our e-MTB Tuned forks, but they also receive beefed up aluminum alloy CSUs (Crown, Steerer, and Upper tubes) assemblies in order to meet our internal stiffness and strength requirements, as well meeting or exceeding EN, ISO, and ASTM testing requirements for e-MTB use cases on Class 1, and Class 3 e-bikes with increased system weight ratings. The one exception to this labeling is our hard-hitting 38, which is already burly enough to meet these requirements without needing any chassis reinforcements. Therefore, when you see an e-MTB Tuned 38 you can rest assured it’s ready for whatever you can throw at it.
Lighter by 20 grams, while increasing steerer-tube overlap at the CSU, the new crown design improves durability while our engineering maintains stiffness and drops weight.
KABOLT X AXLE
Kabolt X, a lightweight bolt-on floating axle to shave grams and increase torsional stiffness via a sleeveless, single-sided pinch bolt design.
LOWER LEG BYPASS CHANNELS
Increasing air volume within the lower legs reduces the amount of additional unintended pressure ramping. Lower leg bath oil also circulates to the upper reaches of the legs, continuously lubricating the foam rings and bushings as the fork compresses and extends through its travel.
LOWER LEG BLEEDERS
Allows for atmospheric pressure equalization for better fork performance, allowing full travel to be achieved and increasing small bump sensitivity and responsiveness.
LOWER LEG ARCH
Our new lower leg design pulls out all the stops, shaving every possible gram while making sure not to compromise stiffness or strength requirements of modern enduro and gravity-style riding.
Unparalleled ride quality and ultra-precise adjustability. Allows for external fine-tuning of suspension performance thanks to our patented Variable Valve Control (VVC) technology.
Optimizes small bump sensitivity by increasing negative air spring volume. Its linear spring curve delivers plushness off the top, extra mid-stroke support, and more tunable bottom-out progression.