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: