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Aggressive riders rejoice! The FOX Float 36 RC2 looks to be making a strong comeback for 2015. Last week we spotted the new fork being ridden in the new 27.5 Santa Cruz Nomad launch video and could only speculate, but these recently released FOX service videos confirm that a new 36 is indeed on the way very soon. They also let us see inside the beast.

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The videos aren't embeddable at this time, so we've included some key screenshots. While the chassis may look similar with the exception of the throwback FOX logo, what's inside the fork looks like it has seen a big overhaul.

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Interesting additions include Kashima coated damper rods and 20-weight gold bath oil, just like the 40 AIR uses.

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Travel is adjustable internally, though the process looks pretty involved.

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Air volume spacers (shown in blue) can be used to change the compression ratio/progressivity, offering a more supportive ride.

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In order to please both 15 and 20mm axle fans, the fork can be converted to use either. Awesome. Pinch bolt axle clamps round out the package.

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Just like before, external low and high-speed compression adjustments are on top of the fork. The external rebound adjustment is at the bottom.

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Lars Sternberg is also rocking the new fork.

Wheel size options, travel ranges, damper details, prices, and availability will be confirmed soon. Keep an eye on www.ridefox.com for more details.

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bturman bturman 4/6/2014 10:28 PM

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in italy there are so many limitations to the use of a rack that you'd better not to buy it, if you don't want to get fined. and I have never felt unsafe with a properly closed QR

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4 bolts to unscrew and then screw before and after any ride to get off the wheel and put the bike in my car?? just this should be a reason for nor to buy it!!

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buy a bike rack... i dont see that as being a deal breaker. i like the added security of no QR system.

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Looks sweet! I've been using the float 180 rc2 for 3 years and its been a solid performer. This one looks like a mini float 40!! Like the integrated 15mm adapter. 5mm pinch bolts are just like the 40s. Never had a problem with the old design though.

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Probably necessary to retain the 20mm to 15mm reducers and maintain stiffness with the smaller axle size. Personally, I think I would prefer axle-specific lowers and an easier to use axle system, no small pieces to lose, and a little less weight. It's not like I switch axle sizes all that often... like only once and I switched the fork at the same time.

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I'm curious to see Fox's comments on the bolt on axle (mo stiffer? Everything old is new again?) and progressive & negative springs.

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I am excited to see what Fox has coming after a couple years of lack-luster efforts. They have struggled a little being on top of the heap and Rock Shox is really pressuring them. Fox won't sleep for long.

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And with this being Fox, I'm guessing this is the service procedure for every 10 hours of riding....?
Regardless of what they make, I am not going to buy something that requires me to service the fork every month of trail riding.

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Im with you idahp.. I have a fox 40 on one DH bike and a 36 on my trail bike.. its ridiculous how often I have to service the 40.... I also have a 888 world cup on another DH bike which BLOWS the 40 away in EVERY way...( and im a bike mechanic so I do service myself.. ) and both DH forks are the SAME year.. the 36 has been okay but nothing like my old all mtn. bombers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Sorry Fox, but after my experience with you over the years I'd rather spend my money somewhere else.
X-fusion maybe? or wait for a revamped Lyric with the new charger damper...

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