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They're finally here! Those that keep a close eye on Vital will remember seeing some prototype FOX bits on FOX RAD Program manager, Mark Fitsimmons's bike back in January of this year, and again on Lars Sternberg's bike check. We're pumped to see something more ideally suited for the aggressive all-mountain crowd. Based on what we've heard from a few riders, the improvements are quite noticeable. Get the details below, and stay tuned for more from Sea Otter later this week.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. – FOX—the industry-leading ride dynamics company—has announced the release of two 2014 all-mountain products with the 34 TALAS CTD 160 fork and FLOAT X CTD shock. The 34 TALAS features a completely redesigned TALAS travel adjust system and the FLOAT X is a new reservoir air shock platform.

The 34 TALAS fork has key design changes that translate to smoother travel and improved handling. The updated CTD tune provides more damping support in each mode for better efficiency and control. The TALAS system uses an air spring design similar to FLOAT, giving it superior bump compliance for more comfort and traction on the trail. Mated to the air spring is a hydraulic travel adjuster that provides quick, crisp travel changes between 160mm and 130mm. All 2014 TALAS forks use the new travel adjust system.

The performance advantages of the FLOAT X’s reservoir design make it ideal for aggressive all-mountain riding. The increased oil volume and dual piston damping system produce an incredibly responsive ride while maintaining a consistent feel through rugged terrain. The base valve on the reservoir gives the Climb, Trail and Descend modes a wide adjustment range to perfectly match trail conditions.

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FOX FACTORY 34 TALAS CTD w/ Trail Adjust 160

  • New TALAS travel adjuster
  • 160mm/130mm travel range
  • 3 on-the-fly settings with Climb/Trail/Descend
  • Trail Adjust tuning range (0, 1, 2)
  • Air spring pressure
  • Rebound
  • 15QR thru axle
  • 26” and 27.5” wheel options
  • 4.33 lbs. / 1,964 g (26”)

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FOX FACTORY FLOAT X CTD w/ Trail Adjust

  • New reservoir air shock platform
  • 3 on-the-fly settings with Climb/Trail/Descend
  • Trail Adjust tuning range (0, 1, 2)
  • Air spring pressure
  • Rebound
  • Low friction hardware
  • Remote option
  • 0.8 lbs. / 365 g (8.5 x 2.5, no hardware)

Visit www.ridefox.com for more on the 2014 FOX lineup.

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bturman bturman 4/15/2013 9:50 AM

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People just get over it, axle std, I was against it 4-5 years ago, its here to stay, I have been on a 34 Float and notice no difference, I jump crap out of my bike ride hard, and thats coming from a Fox 40 on the DH bike 20mm axle. Build a bridge and ride over it. Its not going anywhere!

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no 20mm no care. It might be irrational caus' I don't have the data to back it up, but I just don't see myself going down in size to a smaller axle. But I'd be happy to shed a little weight off my 2009 36 Talas... This fork almost fits the bill. almost.

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they shouldn't stick with 15mm axles for everything under 36mm. Keep it standard. Stay with 9/10mm QR for little xc forks and 20mm for everything else

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Hopefully there is an updated CTD tune for the Float as well " Every year sounds promising each year for me disappointing.

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Enduro is all-mountain racing. Not everyone races. Some people ride bikes in all types of terrain just for fun. These look like they'll work for both racing and having fun. Nice work Fox!

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