Prototype FOX RAD 34 Fork Testing - What The Pros Ride 10

Is the fork that only the best Enduro racers get to ride as good as it gets? That's what we set out to find during a test of FOX's ultra-exclusive RAD 34 fork. It may appear the same as FOX's production forks, but what's inside is drastically different. Sedona, Arizona's rough and rowdy Brewer Trail served as the perfect testing grounds to try it out. Developed and ridden as part of FOX's Racing Applications Development (RAD) Program, the fork's internals and performance tricks are currently being evaluated for future implementation into consumer level forks. This video includes several side-by-side comparisons of the FOX RAD 34 to a stock 2014 FOX Talas 34 CTD fork. Can you tell a difference? Be sure to catch our First Look feature for our ride impressions and a detailed breakdown of what makes the RAD fork so special.

Credit: Turman
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10 comments
  • bturman

    12/26/2013 7:11 PM

    Ladies and gents, you can read about the differences between the two forks here: http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/First-Ride-FOX-RAD-Fork-What-The-Pros-Ride,6856/Slideshow,0/bturman,109

  • sb66er

    12/26/2013 10:26 AM

    Looks like it runs like my Push Industries modified Fox 34. The way a fork should work.

  • jerryhazard

    12/25/2013 9:36 PM

    Loving my Pike

  • maerks68

    12/24/2013 9:23 PM

    There's no difference at all!!!or shall i say, ITS ON THE PRICE TAG?!

  • filthyanimal

    12/24/2013 6:19 PM

    Seriously?...

  • Dragonsback1979

    12/24/2013 9:25 AM

    I don't understand why Fox produces decent products for Pros but gives leftovers to the consumers?
    It's like they want us to PUSH everything they make just to bring it up to acceptable performance. yada yada yada...this technology will trickle down to "our" level some day based on research. CTD fork = $700 or RAD CTD fork for $1100 (future retail plan I bet)

  • Maverickdh005

    12/24/2013 10:19 AM

    Exactly these reveiws are pointless from these manafactures time and time again they show us what the pros get and we pay for crap that the average muppet baby boomer needs while riding,

  • TRex

    12/29/2013 10:36 AM

    Are you two jokers serious? You are complaining that 'pros' get something you don't? I'm sure you want a fork that is cheap, that is super smooth, and you never have to work on. They say this new fork has different seals, those might blow up since they are lower friction. Good thing the Fox is there to rework the forks often. You would want to send your fork in ever week right? The new fork has different bushings with a tiny bit more room, which I'm sure you wouldn't complain about, even after they get sloppy after six months. And the forks have different damping, which they are trying to make sure works without a hiccup. But I'm sure you would use that too, and hit your trails or races or jumps flat out on the first time knowing something that might blow up. That's right up your alley. That fork might be cool to drool over and that's it. Maybe it would make the existing stuff better in the future, that would be cool too. Until then get a Pike.

  • TEAMROBOT

    12/24/2013 9:23 AM

    Turman, you run your rebound super fast. Everybody knows Sam Hill runs it super slow. Way to blow it again, man.

  • SoCalRider-Will

    12/24/2013 8:24 AM

    Like butter!