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FOX Introduces All-New 34, Float X, and DHX for 2022 14

After launching the 38 and overhauling the enduro range last year, FOX turns its attention to the trail range.

FOX Introduces All-New 34, Float X, and DHX for 2022

Last year saw the launch of the 38 and continued improvements and refinements brought to the 36, as well as the X2 family of shocks. For 2022, FOX has turned its attention to the trail range of products, with all-new 34, Float X and DHX launching today. We've got the goods inbound for some testing, but global supply chain issues and what not have delayed them a bit - dig into all the details below and stay tuned for our ride impressions to follow later.

ALL-NEW 34 - THE HARD CHARGING DO IT ALL TRAIL FORK

 

Smoother, lighter, more tunable, and more capable than ever before; when it comes to a do-it-all trail fork the 34 is in a class of its own - just like Eliot Jackson! Whatever you do, don't miss that launch edit above!

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LOWER LEG BYPASS CHANNELS

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. Our 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. Another benefit of these channels is that lower leg bath oil is circulated to the upper reaches of the lower legs, continuously lubricating the foam rings and bushings as the fork compresses and extends through its travel.

LOWER LEG ARCH

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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 34 pulls out all the stops, shaving every possible gram while making sure not to  compromise the stiffness or strength requirements of modern trail riding. Modern frame designs and geometry trends require modern suspension design solutions. The arch design is designed to pair perfectly with modern trail bikes. Head tube profiles have grown larger and larger, and fork offsets shorter and shorter. Our new arch shape takes this need into account by jutting forward to provide ample headtube clearance at full compression. State-of-the-art computer modeling techniques helped us to create an organic lower leg shape that optimizes stiffness with the absolute minimal amount of material.

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FLOAT EVOL

Returning with the same legendary suppleness and longevity, the EVOL air spring in 34’s now has an enlarged negative air spring to assist with mid-stroke support. New for 2022, the 34 SC comes with the option to tune the negative air spring with a volume spacer.

GRIP2 (34 ONLY)

Our GRIP2 damper is the benchmark for unparalleled ride quality and ultra-precise adjustability. GRIP2 includes our patented Variable Valve Control (VVC) technology which 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.

2022 FOX 34 Highlights

  • ALL-NEW chassis
  • NEW air/oil channels
  • NEW arch shape offers improved head tube clearance with shorter rakes
  • NEW 58mm diameter crown
  • Updated EVOL air spring
  • Damper option(s): FIT4, GRIP2, and GRIP
  • Travel option(s): 120mm-140mm
  • Wheel size(s): 29"
  • Offset(s): 44mm and 51mm
  • Axle(s): 15x110 QR and 15x110 Kabolt
  • Factory Series models feature Genuine Kashima Coat
  • Available in Factory, Performance Elite, and Performance
  • Starting weight: 1698 g
  • MSRP USD $769 - $969 / CDN $1079 - $1399 / EUR €1069 - €1389

2022 FOX 34 SC

The lightest 34 ever, the all-new 34 Step-Cast is designed from the ground up to deliver uncompromising XC race performance with class leading tuneability, chassis stiffness and strength.

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2022 FOX 34 SC Highlights

  • ALL-NEW chassis
  • NEW air/oil channels
  • NEW arch shape offers improved head tube clearance with shorter rakes
  • NEW 58mm diameter crown
  • Updated EVOL air spring
  • Damper option(s): FIT4 and GRIP
  • Travel option(s): 100mm-120mm
  • Wheel size(s): 29"
  • Offset(s): 44mm and 51mm
  • Axle(s): 15x110 Kabolt and 15x110 QR
  • Factory Series models feature Genuine Kashima Coat
  • Available in Factory and Performance
  • Starting weight: 1496 g
  • MSRP USD $849 - $1089 / CDN $1149 - $1469 / EUR €1129 - €1459

All-New 2022 FOX Float X

Designed specifically to meet the demands of aggressive trail riders, the new Float X combines sophisticated damping and fade free performance with incredible light weight and outstanding structural integrity. Based around a monotube damper, the Float X can be considered a scaled-down, lightweight version of the DPX2 with a feature set aimed squarely at the trail category. The Float X features a large piston and large air volume for a wider range of tuneability on more frames.

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2022 FOX Float X Highlights

  • ALL-NEW chassis and damper
  • High-flow main piston
  • Air seal package
  • Volume spacers with smaller increments
  • MCU bottom out bumper
  • Numbered tool-free 12 position single-turn LSC (Low Speed Compression) adjuster
  • Independent firm mode circuit – Clockable 2 position adjuster
  • Increased rebound adjuster range (over DPX2)
  • Optimized reservoir lengths per shock size
  • Hydraulic top out feature
  • Reduced damper noise
  • Larger air sleeve bore reduces average rider pressure by 40 psi vs. DPX2
  • Bearing hardware compatible both sides
  • Air valve location offers improved frame fitment and pump access
  • Available in Factory and Performance Elite
  • Factory Standard Sizes: 190x45 / 210x50 / 210x52.5 / 210x55 / 230x57.5 / 230x60 / 230x65
  • Factory Trunnion Sizes: 185x52.5 / 185x55 / 205x60 / 205x62.5
  • MSRP USD $499 - $569 / CDN $699 - $799 / EUR €699 - €799

All-New FOX 2022 DHX

Answering the call of riders seeking the ultimate in plush suspension, the new DHX brings coil-sprung, magic-carpet, trail smoothing performance in a wide range of configurations to the trails and beyond. Just like the Float X presented above, the DHX is based on a monotube damper design, as opposed to the twin tube, recirculating design of the X2 family of shocks.

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2022 FOX DHX Highlights

  • ALL-NEW chassis and damper
  • High-flow main piston
  • Numbered Tool-free 12 position single-turn LSC (Low Speed Compression) adjuster
  • Independent firm mode circuit – 2 position adjuster
  • Optimized reservoir lengths per shock size
  • Hydraulic top out feature
  • Reduced damper noise
  • MCU bottom out bumper
  • Single-turn rebound adjuster with a variety of access modes (Tool-free, 3mm hex (direct access), 2mm hex or similar (side access)
  • Spring preload collar with detents and max / min number of clicks and direction arrow
  • Full diameter spring retainer with wire ring (like DHX2)
  • Spring scuff guard on body (like DHX2)
  • Available in Factory
  • Standard Sizes: 190x45 / 210x50 / 210x52.5 / 210x55 / 230x57.5 / 230x60 / 230x65
  • Trunnion Sizes: 185x52.5 / 185x55 / 205x60 / 205x62.5
  • MSRP USD $549 / CDN $769 / EUR €759

Head on over to www.ridefox.com for more!


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