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Fox Shox 2008 product launch

Posted by Matt | July 4, 2007 | 2 comments so far

Fox Shox, the suspension manufacturer of choice for so many riders, have released details of their 2008 range.

This year they’ve updated the air-sprung F-series cross country fork with a new design, now available in three different travel options (80mm, 100mm and 120mm). The Bikemagic website says they are actually three different forks rather than three versions of the same fork, which should mean that each one is optimised for it’s intended application and travel.

Also new is the quick release bolt through mechanism for the 2008 Fox 36 range, which looks great and should help stiffen things up considerably. Still doesn’t seem quite as quick release as the Rock Shox system though but we’ll have to wait and see.

All forks are now post mount, suggesting the old ‘International Standard’ is now anything but, with Manitou, Rock Shox, Marzocchi and now Fox all switching over. Post mount has always made more sense to us anyway.

Low speed compression damping has been added to all models above the Float and Vanilla R models but perhaps the most important change has been the decision to match fork crown colour to the lowers.

Did I hear someone say bike tart?

More information on the Fox Shox 2008 range:

Filed under 2007, News in July 2007

Matt

About the author

Matt is one of the founding Molefathers of the Muddymoles, and is the designer and main administrator of the website.

Having ridden a 2007 Orange Five for many years he's now running a YT Industries Jeffsy 29er and a Bird AM Zero Boost.

An early On-One Inbred still lurks in the back of the stable as a reminder of how things have moved on. You can even find him on road bikes - currently a 2019 Cannondale Topstone 105 SE, a much-used 2011 Specialized Secteur and very niche belt drive Trek District 1.

If you've ever wondered how we got into mountain biking and how the MuddyMoles started, well wonder no more.

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  1. Muddymoles says:

    2008 Mountain Bike roundup

    A summary of our postings on new Mountain Bike and Mountain Bike component announcements for 2008.

  2. Pingback: 2008 Mountain Bike product launches | News, 2007 | Muddymoles: Mountain biking (MTB) in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

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