Spy Shots: New Prototype Fox Fork on Atherton Bike

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5/28/2012 8:46 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/21/2016 10:21 AM





What chain ring is that???
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5/28/2012 8:58 AM

Good eye mate. The chainring is probably a power meter. They're getting popular since Danny Hart started using one. I couldn't quite make out the name on the fork crown. Is it Shugger like sweet or shagger for Gee?

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5/28/2012 9:27 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/28/2012 12:47 PM

I think that might be "Slugger" must be a pic of Marc Beaumont's fork.

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5/28/2012 9:31 AM

"Slugger" for Marc I'd reckon.

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5/28/2012 9:41 AM

looks like grease ports and lighter machined legs, another step in the right direction

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5/28/2012 9:53 AM

Interesting! Hopefully Fox are ready to share some more details about the fork over the coming days...

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5/28/2012 9:59 AM

v-brake boss mounting option.

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5/28/2012 10:10 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/21/2016 10:21 AM

A few more shots:





Word on the street is that it's a full on air fork, not just air assist.

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5/28/2012 10:31 AM

sspomer wrote:

v-brake boss mounting option.

you stole my line!

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5/28/2012 10:33 AM

Dereka15 wrote:

looks like grease ports and lighter machined legs, another step in the right direction

Grease ports! Hell yeah! The end of actual fork maintenance youpieee!

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5/28/2012 10:36 AM

There's one angle there where it looks like a lot of stanchion showing...like more than the usual travel...but it's probably just an illusion...

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5/28/2012 10:55 AM

Saving my pennies already. I've been sold on air just waiting for fox to make the 40 in O2. Iceman, that last pic looks like that is more than usual stanchion showing. hmmm. likely just internet stoke making me see things.

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I'm Slow

5/28/2012 11:13 AM

there isn't any more travel, the crowns are just further up the stantions. forks look sweet though. thank god I got rid of my 2008's, they looked dated then they'd be worthless in a few months! haha

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5/28/2012 11:32 AM

maybe that's why he crashed..

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5/28/2012 11:42 AM

putting my forum geek hat on - I'd be inclined to agree with the full on Air fork angle, looking at the stickers.. "RA..."?

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5/28/2012 11:57 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/28/2012 12:00 PM

White lowers look way better than the 40's black . More reason that Fox stays on top of the suspension market.I always wondered why companies never put a drain plug into the bottom of there legs for fast easy oil changes.with the exception of Totum.

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5/28/2012 11:59 AM

Fox 40 Air with speed lube ports!....Guess I can always dream.

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5/28/2012 12:23 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/28/2012 12:28 PM

They switched from IS to post mount. Yay.

RAC2? I bet so.

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5/28/2012 12:28 PM

could they have increased the stanchion diameter? the fork looks FAT!

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5/28/2012 1:13 PM

RAD(research and development).........

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5/28/2012 1:29 PM

That looks like it has enough clearance for a 650B tire

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5/28/2012 1:44 PM

motomike wrote:

That looks like it has enough clearance for a 650B tire

i like it.

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5/28/2012 7:08 PM

motomike wrote:

That looks like it has enough clearance for a 650B tire

sspomer wrote:

i like it.

So does Noah Sears!

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5/29/2012 6:08 AM

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5/29/2012 6:18 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/21/2016 10:21 AM

Greg's on the same program:



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5/29/2012 7:39 AM
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and Sir Peaty...



... and presumably every other Fox rider, including the Flying Banana in the background.

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5/29/2012 10:15 AM

Kinda of off topic, but do those little fenders actually do anything (the one on Greg's bike)?

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5/30/2012 11:57 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/21/2016 10:21 AM

Dereka15 wrote:

RAD(research and development).........

more like Rapid Application Development (see Slugger's lowers, two thirds of that acronym is clearly visible).

if a full on air fork, wonder if they using nitrogen.

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5/30/2012 9:47 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/21/2016 10:21 AM

They are air bleeder valves. Moto style.



More info over at TriRide - http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.triridemtb.com%2Ffox-40-prototype%2F

The question is, do DH forks really heat up enough to require them? Moto forks withstand much more abuse in a short period of time...

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5/30/2012 11:43 PM

Im always burping my Monsters,and shivers every couple of days riding,but those are open bath moto style. and my valve is at the top .

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