FOX Model Year 2019 Product Updates

In addition to the major updates to the 36, which we have covered in a detailed review today, FOX has made plenty of improvements to other products in the line-up for 2019. Highlighted below are new offerings or items of particular interest.

FOX 2019 Mountain Bike Suspension Range

From pure XC to full-on DH, FOX makes something for everybody. Weight weenies who shred will be pleased to discover the new 34 Step-Cast, while the heavy hitters have plenty to be stoked about with significant damping upgrades on the 36 and the 40.

FOX 34 Step-Cast

First introduced on the 32, FOX has now brought its weight-saving step-cast technology to the 34 chassis as well. It only goes to 120mm of travel, so those looking for a truly shred-worthy, mid-travel fork will still need to rely on the standard 34, but if you've got a light-weight, short-travel trail bike that you're looking to make even lighter, this could be the ticket.

2019 FOX 34 SC Highlights

  • Entirely new Step-Cast chassis
  • 3.5lb/1.59kg (27.5” w/ Kabolt axle)
  • Same stiffness as 34 140mm, nearly 0.5 lbs/0.23kg lighter
  • 15% stiffer than 32 long travel and 0.3lb/.14kg lighter
  • FLOAT EVOL air spring
  • External steps in lower casting reduce weight
  • Dedicated air spring and damper tune
  • 120 mm max travel
  • 27.5” chassis fits up to 2.8” tire, 29” chassis fits up to 2.6” tire
  • Gloss orange or matte black paint options
  • Factory Series models feature Genuine Kashima Coat
  • MSRP: $943 USD (Float FIT4), $1,024 USD (Float FIT4 Remote)

FOX 36

As we previously mentioned, we have a full review up on the new 36 today, so check that out for all the details on the updated features as well as our ride impressions.

2019 FOX 36 Highlights

  • NEW FIT GRIP2 damper with 4-way high- and low-speed compression and rebound damping
  • NEW max travel options: 180 mm (27.5” ) / 170 mm (29”)
  • NEW Gloss Orange paint option
  • 27.5” with 37mm offset and 29” with 44mm offset options
  • FIT4 three position damper options
  • FLOAT EVOL air spring
  • 831 model – GRIP2 with convertible 15 mm/20 mm axle
  • Factory Series models feature Genuine Kashima Coat
  • MSRP: $899 USD (Float FIT4 Performance Elite), $973 USD (Float GRIP2 Performance Elite), $994 (Float FIT4 Factory), $1065 (Float GRIP2 Factory)

FOX 40

The excellent new GRIP2 damper we reviewed in the new 36 today shows up in the 40 as well - we can only imagine that is a good thing. Factory orange finish and a 29er option are among other changes for 2019.

2019 FOX 40 Highlights

  • NEW FIT GRIP2 damper with 4-way high- and low-speed compression and rebound damping
  • NEW 29” wheel option
  • NEW Gloss Orange paint option
  • FLOAT EVOL air spring
  • Air bleed system ensures consistent fork performance at any altitude
  • Factory Series models feature Genuine Kashima Coat
  • MSRP: $1699 USD (Float GRIP2 Factory)

FOX Shocks

A remote option for the DPX2 and improvements to the bottom-out bumper and airsleeve of the X2 are among the more newsworthy items on the shock side.

2019 FOX DPX2 Highlights

  • NEW Remote option
  • X2 small bump sensitivity meets an improved DPS adjustment range
  • Recirculating oil damper design gives riders better control
  • One-piece EVOL air sleeve improves responsiveness and sensitivity
  • Three position lever with adjustable Open mode offers 10 clicks to fine tune compression
  • Imperial, trunnion and metric sizes
  • Factory Series models feature Genuine Kashima Coat
  • MSRP: $554 USD (Factory), $575 (Factory w/ remote)

2019 FOX Float X2 Highlights

  • NEW XV EVOL air sleeve with 300psi max
  • NEW Progressive bottom-out bumper
  • NEW Angled tank valve to improve pump clearance
  • Imperial, trunnion and metric sizes
  • X2 2-position Open/Firm lever retains high and low speed compression adjustment
  • High- and low-speed compression and high- and low-speed rebound adjustment
  • Advanced RVS damping system provides more tunability
  • Factory Series models feature Genuine Kashima Coat
  • MSRP: $625 USD (Factory), $655 (Factory w/ lever)

For more information, hit up www.ridefox.com.

9 comments
Show More Comment(s) / Leave a Comment