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Fox continue to set the fit-and-forget long-travel control benchmark
in both air (Float) and coil (Van) formats. The 36mm stanchion chassis extends to 180mm
without introducing noticeable flex so steering precision is still outstanding
and it tracks brilliantly through random rock heaps.

The exclusive gold Kashima
coating makes for very smooth breakaway over small bumps and the finish has
proved super-durable in the time we’ve been running it. The long coil springs in the 36 Van give super-supple movement right through the

While you take a hit on overall weight compared to an air fork, it’s worth it for aggressive
riders. Harder and softer springs are included in the box too, so you don’t
have to shell out extra if the stock spring doesn’t suit. The RC2 adds high and
low speed compression adjustment to the mix for £150 more than
the basic R option.

article was originally published in Mountain
Biking UK
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