First Look: Inside the 2014 FOX 40 FLOAT RC2 and DHX RC4

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The 2014 FOX 40 FLOAT RC2 and DHX RC4 have been years in the making. You've seen them on the Pros' bikes, in the pits, and at the races... Now they're available to everyone. We visited Spain's amazing La Fenasosa Bike Park to join the Santa Cruz Syndicate and FOX for the official launch of their best suspension systems yet. This slideshow offers an in-depth look at the technologies, innovations, and behind the scenes efforts that went into making them a reality.

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Photos by Thomas Dietze, Brandon Turman, and Matt DeLorme
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  • sino428

    3/28/2013 3:35 PM

    I read that the air spring kit can be retro fit to older model Fox 40's. Do you guys have any detail on that, like how much it will cost, what if any parts need to be changed, can it be done by the average person on their own etc?

  • Randy_Geniec

    3/27/2013 4:43 PM

    "Compliant"= flex...That is alot of plastic in there for $1,700.

  • bturman

    3/27/2013 5:13 PM

    Correct on the flex point. Sometimes a bit of flex is a good thing. FOX also said that the new fork components have the same same ultimate strength values as the 2012 fork, and the same or better fatigue results in lab tests due to crown and casting changes.

  • Brendon_Newton

    3/27/2013 8:11 AM

    Yeah Turman... Pretty much covered all the bases!

  • Uncle Cliffy

    3/26/2013 9:04 PM

    What? No 97% jokes...?

  • Krispy

    3/26/2013 4:34 PM

    Pretty much everything we've wanted. A more compliant, tunable, 40 with all the little imperfections FIXED! The 2013 air system on the 34 is much like what's coming in the 40, and i am a big fan.

  • sideshow

    3/26/2013 12:52 PM

    Doesn't get much more comprehensive than that. Well done Vital and Fox for breaking that down so concisely.

  • mrpowerjd

    3/26/2013 11:51 AM

    Want. One. Now. Plllleeeeaaassse?

  • gojammedia

    3/26/2013 11:35 AM

    Great set and interview!

  • bjenson

    3/26/2013 10:53 AM

    wow. a 40 lighter than a boxxer keronite. nice work fox!

  • FatNuts

    3/26/2013 9:58 AM

    Fox, brace yourselves for a swarm of warranty issues from old fox 40 owners machining out their crowns

  • rallysmurf

    3/29/2013 9:35 AM

    but have you ever seen a broken 40 arch?

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