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FOX Introduces All-New Transfer Dropper Post, Updated 34 Fork and DPX2 Shock 2

Hot on the heels of the new 38 fork release, FOX is back with more. Check out what's been updated on three key trail bike components.

FOX Introduces All-New Transfer Dropper Post, Updated 34 Fork and DPX2 Shock

Let's kick things off with the Transfer dropper. Thanks in large part to a clever new saddle clamp design, the post is an impressive 30 to 50mm shorter overall than the old model. FOX says you should be able to increase the amount of travel you use by roughly 25-50mm (1-2") with the new post compared to the previous Transfer, depending on your frame’s max insertion depth and other variables.

Improved serviceability is another big highlight, made possible by the easily accessible collar design. It allows you to perform a quick lower leg tuneup to keep things running as smoothly as possible. Full service still needs to be performed by an authorized FOX service center.

Finally, the new 1X lever features improved ergonomics for easier operation and weighs a bit less at just 33.5g.


2021 FOX Transfer Specifications

  • NEW lightweight under-bar 1X lever design – or existing 2X lever
  • Patent-pending clamp design dramatically reduces stack height
  • Proven Transfer internals with even easier serviceability than 2020 model
  • Internal routing only
  • 30.9 and 31.6mm diameters
  • 100, 125, 150, and 175mm drop options
  • Reduced overall length and insertion depth
  • 25g lighter than 2020 Transfer
  • 1x lever is Matchmaker and I-SPEC EV compatible
  • Available in Kashima and Black Anodized
  • MSRP USD $299 - $349 / CDN $389 - $459 / EUR €339 - €429
  • Levers sold separately for USD $65 / CDN $89 / EUR €69



The big news for the FOX 34 fork is the addition of a new GRIP2 damper option with Variable Valve Control (VVC) on both the high-speed compression and high-speed rebound circuits. It differs from typical adjusters that add valve preload, VVC uses a leaf spring to alter the valve flex or stiffness. FOX claims that the adjusters now provide the same range as revalving the fork, but without the the need for disassembly. This could be key for light and heavy riders especially. Unlike the new 36, 38, and 40 forks, FOX kept the 34 lowers similar to their 2020 forks.


2021 FOX 34 Specifications

  • Damper options: GRIP2 with VVC (NEW), FIT4, Live Valve, and GRIP
  • Travel options: 120mm to 140mm
  • Wheel sizes: 27.5 and 29-inches
  • Offsets: 44mm and 51mm
  • FLOAT EVOL air spring adds plushness
  • Axle options: 15QR x 110mm Boost, 15QR x 100mm
  • Steerer: 1.5-inch taper
  • Starting Weight: 3.90-pounds (1.77kg)
  • Factory Series models feature Genuine Kashima Coat
  • Available in Factory, Performance Elite, Performance, and E-Bike models
  • MSRP USD $749 - $979 / CDN $989 - $1289 / EUR €989 - €1299

"Combining the ride quality and tunability of FLOAT X2 with the lightweight simplicity of DPS, DPX2 is our most advanced trail shock," states FOX. "An entirely new base valve design raises the already high bar on performance, and 10 clicks of compression adjustability combined with an EVOL air sleeve provide enhanced responsiveness and sensitivity."

Be sure to catch Vital MTB's review of the new Pivot Switchblade, which shares the updated base valve and proved a treat on the trail.


2021 FOX DPX2 Specifications

  • Recirculating oil damper design for more control
  • Remote option
  • One-piece EVOL air sleeve improves responsiveness and sensitivity
  • Three-position lever with adjustable Open Mode offers 10 clicks to fine-tune compression
  • Imperial and metric sizes
  • Factory Series models feature Genuine Kashima Coat
  • MSRP USD $559 - $579 / CDN $739 - $759 / EUR €739 - €769

What Else is New in FOX's Lineup?


Visit for more details, and be sure to let us know what you think of the new goodies in the comments.

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bturman bturman 4/14/2020 12:00 AM

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The question no doubt on everyone's lips: "will my existing 34 Performance/Factory fork (edit: including the longer travel ones) take a GRIP2 damper upgrade?"

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I'd imagine it will, but it's unlikely to fit the Z2 or Rhythm forks. Hopefully it's long enough to still use the 150mm and 160mm air shafts.

Did something change about the EVOL air spring, or is it the same?

Definitely bummed to not see air bleeders and a floating axle on this one, but GRIP 2 for the 34 is going to be awesome.

Stoked for the bike help page to go live with 2021 parts lists and drawings... so many unanswered questions.

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