The DH World Cup queen, completely revised for the 2021 model year, has a clear goal - to win every race! She is supported in her hunt for gold medals by a revised GRIP2 damping system, an updated EVOL air spring and numerous other detailed innovations. Make room in your trophy cabinet, you'll need it soon!
Factory says it all - feature packed and designed to exceed the demands of Factory level riders. Factory series products feature slippery smooth, ultra-durable Genuine Kashima Coat. The updated GRIP2 damper is the benchmark for unparalleled ride quality and ultra-precise on-the-fly adjustability.
For 2021, FOX has taken GRIP2 to the next level by adding the patented VVC technology to the high-speed compression circuit. VVC is a proprietary variable valve control system that allows for external fine-tuning of suspension performance. GRIP2 achieves with the twist of a knob what typically requires the time consuming and complicated task of completely disassembling and reassembling the fork. It allows the adjustment of the High- & Low-speed compression and of the High- & Low-speed rebound.
The lightweight FLOAT air spring system automatically equalizes the positive and negative air chambers for increased sensitivity and traction, regardless of the air pressure setting. Riders can fine tune the characteristics of the positive air spring using volume spacers. The shorter upper tube length raises the floor of the magnesium lower leg assembly, creating a hollow lower section and a light overall system.
The floating axle might look similar to other axles, but in fact they offer a distinct performance advantage due to their unique ability to match the exact width of the fork’s wheel mounting surface precisely to the front hub flange spacing, thus creating perfect chassis alignment and eliminating unwanted friction between the upper and lower fork legs. Floating axles provide much smoother suspension movement throughout the entire range of the fork’s travel, notably improving sensitivity and overall ride quality.
As a fork compresses, the air volume within the lower legs decreases, increasing air pressure. The more the fork compresses, the more pressure increases. This effect can have the unintended consequence of preventing full travel from being achieved. The lower leg channels help alleviate this issue by dramatically increasing air volume within the lower legs and thereby reducing the amount of additional unintended pressure ramping.
The lower leg bleeders allow for atmospheric pressure equalization at the simple press of a button. Pressure build-up in the lower legs dramatically decreases fork performance, preventing full travel from being achieved, and diminishing small bump sensitivity and responsiveness.
Stiffness-to-weight is the ultimate metric for bicycle design. Engineers invest countless hours poring over every ounce of material in an effort to optimize this critical ratio. The all-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.
Modern frame designs and geometry trends require modern suspension design solutions. The arch is designed to pair perfectly with modern Enduro and Downhill bikes. State-of-the-art computer modeling techniques helped FOX to create an organic lower leg shape that optimizes stiffness with the absolute minimal amount of material. The elliptical steer tube is one of many ways FOX has further optimized stiffness-to-weight, placing more material only where it is needed, and eliminating every ounce of it where it’s not.
|Product Name:||FOX 40 Float Grip2 Factory 29" Suspension Fork - 203mm - 1 1/8" - 20x110mm Boost - 52mm Offset - orange|
|usage bikesport:||MTB, Downhill|
|brake type:||Disc Brake|
|wheel size:||28" (29") (622mm)|
|axle standard:||20x110mm Boost (FW)|
|air/coil spring:||Air spring|
|fork/shock adjustability:||Air volume, Low speed compression, High speed compression, Low speed rebound, High speed rebound|
|Steerer tube Ø:||1 1/8" straight ahead|
|disc brake mount:||Postmount|
|max. disc diameter:||230mm|
|fork construction:||Classic Suspension Fork|
|manufacturer item code:||910-20-244|