Compare FOX Factory Step-Cast Fork Options

By creating a Step-Cast option in the FOX designers were able to shave even more weight from the lowers.

The FOX Factory 34 Step-Cast is available in both 120 and 100mm travel in 29″ forks as well as a 120mm travel 27.5″ option.

The Factory 34 Step-Cast 100mm fork has an even lighter option in the 32 Step-Cast – however – as more bikes take on wider ranges of terrain the slight weight increase of the 34 Step-Cast is rewarded with increase stiffness.

The FOX Factory 32 Step-Cast is available in 100mm travel in 27.5″ and 29″ options. Looking to shave even more weight from your build? The FOX 32 SC forks are available in 100mm axle widths! The slightly narrower front hub shaves a few grams from your bike. The 32 SC is also available in 110 boost configurations.

Already know the FOX Factory Step-Cast you need? Scroll down and shop In-Stock Forks or use the contact form to let us know exactly what you want!

Learn more about the FOX Factory 34 and 32 SC details on the tabs below!

Review FIT4 damper options, see available configurations and learn about suspension setup.

What is Step-Cast?

It’s a “step” in the casting allowing for a lighter fork lower.

FOX Factory 32 Step-Cast Cut Away

As you can see in FOX’s cutaway of the 32 SC the lowers can be modified shaving precious grams from the fork.

FOX Factory Float 34 Stepcast Lower Detail

You can see in the images  how the FOX  Step-Cast fork lowers are uniquely shaped. The lower travel required for the air shaft and damper allowed the fork lowers to be modified.

34 SC forks utilize the standard 110mm axle width. 32 SC are available in standard 110mm as well as 100mm axle widths.

The FOX Factory Step-Cast also feature the Kabolt axle to trim even more weight off your bike.

FOX Factory Float 34 Stepcast Lower Detail 2

The FOX Factory Step-Cast is available in the 3 position FIT4 damper in a standard (lever at the top of fork) or Remote configuration. The Remote FIT4 offers 3 positions with the FOX remote (sold separately).

Click through the tabs above to learn more about the Factory Step-Cast options, configurations and BikeCo options.

FOX Factory Float 32 Stepcast Lower Detail

Above is an image highlighting the FOX Factory 32 Step-Cast Detail.

Click through the tabs above to learn more about the Factory 34 Step-Cast options, configurations and BikeCo options.

Step-Cast FIT4 Fork

A great option for lighter riders or those looking for a climb switch or on-the-fly adjustment or riders looking for a poppy, lively fork at a bit lower speeds than the GRIP2 damper.

FIT4 Damper

On trail the FIT4 gives riders easy access to a 3 position Open, Medium and Firm setting – great for stiffening the bike’s fork on those long climbs. The FIT4 is robust enough for Enduro duty for lighter riders and provides a great Trail riding feel for a wide range of users.

FOX Factory FIT4 Compression Control

Above is the standard FIT4 3 postion lever.

Below is the FIT4 Remote configuration. The FIT4 Remote requires an remote, sold separately, and routes a shift cable to the 3 position switch.

FOX Factory 34 FIT4 3 position Remote Detail Photo

FOX FIT4 Compression Controls

The inner black knob controls the FOX FIT4’s Low Speed Compression (or Open Mode Adjust) while the larger diameter blue lever is a on-the-fly 3 position Open, Medium, Firm switch.

On-The-Fly – 3 Positions: Open – Medium – Firm
Low-Speed Compression (Open Mode Adjust) – 22 Clicks

Looking for a little more support on your climb? The FIT4 3 position Open, Medium, Firm switch provides a popular pedal platform for those long grinds.

The FIT4 also provides riders tunable support and bottom out resistance with 22 clicks of Low-Speed Compression adjustment. This setting will shift the performance in the 3 position switch’s Open mode. This is popular to give the bike a bit more support in the corners, under hard braking, etc. The 22 clicks of Low-Speed Compression are typically tuned in concert with the fork’s volume spacers.

FOX Factory Float 34 Stepcast Lower Detail 2

FOX FIT4 Rebound Controls

The red knob at the bottom of the lower controls the FIT4 Low-Speed Rebound.

Low-Speed Rebound – 10 Clicks

Rebound settings will vary depending on rider size, ground speed and terrain. Ideally rebound is set fast enough to allow the fork to return to neutral before the next obstacle without being a pogo-stick!

*note (per FOX’s site): 34 FLOAT, FLOAT SC, and Rhythm maximum pressure is 120psi/ 8.3 bar

The FOX Float EVOL air spring has been fine tuned over the years to provide riders exceptional performance.

Using volume spacers the FOX Factory 34 Step-Cast fork can modify its progression rate creating either a more linear (less volume spacers, more total air volume) or more progressive (more volume spacers, less total air volume) feel.

FOX 34 Step-Cast Fork Maximum Volume Spacers

Do not use more volume spacers than FOX specifies. Severe damage to the fork and or loss of control will occur.

FOX 34 Step-Cast Maximum Volume Spacers

120mm: 4
100mm: 5

Check out more details on the FOX 34 tuning guide.

*note (per FOX’s site): 32 FLOAT and Rhythm maximum air pressure is 140psi/ 9.6 bar

The FOX Float EVOL air spring has been fine tuned over the years to provide riders exceptional performance.

Using volume spacers the FOX Factory 32 Step-Cast fork can modify its progression rate creating either a more linear (less volume spacers, more total air volume) or more progressive (more volume spacers, less total air volume) feel.

FOX 32 Step-Cast Fork Maximum Volume Spacers

Do not use more volume spacers than FOX specifies. Severe damage to the fork and or loss of control will occur.

FOX 32 Step-Cast Maximum Volume Spacers

100mm: 4

Check out more details on the FOX 32 tuning guide.

FOX Step-Cast Factory Fork Shared Features

Upper Tube Finish: Kashima Coat

FOX Float 34 StepCast FIT4 Shiny Orange Lowers Profile

Rotor Size 160 direct Post Mount, Up to 180 compatible

Air Spring FLOAT EVOL

Steerer 1.5 Taper

Steer Tube: 1.5″ Taper

FOX Factory Float 34 Stepcast Lower Detail 2

FOX Factory 34 Step-Cast Fork Configurations and Part Numbers

Both the 27.5″ and 29″ FOX Factory 34 SC Forks are offered with the FIT4 damper.

The gloss orange lowers are available from FOX only in the 29″ configuration.

FOX 34 Step-Cast FIT4 3-Position

FOX Float 34 StepCast FIT4 Shiny Orange Lowers Profile

Gloss Orange: FOX 34 SC

The following are the details for the FOX Factory 34 SC Shiny Orange fork available from FOX.

29″ FOX Factory 34 Step-Cast FIT4 Shiny Orange

120mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers and Kabolt Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-011

100mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers and Kabolt Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-057

120mm Travel with 51mm Offset Lowers and Kabolt Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-012

FOX Float 34 StepCast FIT4 Shiny Black Lowers Profile

Gloss Black: FIT4 3-Position

The following are the details for the FOX Factory 34 SC Shiny Black fork available from FOX.

29″ FOX Factory 34 Step-Cast FIT4 Shiny Black

120mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers and Kabolt Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-013

100mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers and Kabolt Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-053

120mm Travel with 51mm Offset Lowers and Kabolt Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-014

10mm Travel with 51mm Offset Lowers and Kabolt Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-060

27.5″ FOX Factory 34 Step-Cast FIT4 Shiny Black

120mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers and 15QR Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-20-947

FOX 34 Step-Cast FIT4 3-Position Remote

FOX Float 34 StepCast FIT4 Shiny Orange Lowers Profile Remote

Shiny Orange: FIT4 Remote

29″ FOX Factory 34 Step-Cast FIT4 Remote Shiny Orange

120mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers and Kabolt Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-042

100mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers and Kabolt Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-042

FOX Float 34 StepCast FIT4 Shiny Black Lowers Profile Remote

Shiny Black: FIT4 Remote

29″ FOX Factory 34 Step-Cast FIT4 Remote Shiny Black

120mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers and Kabolt Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-059

100mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers and Kabolt Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-043

120mm Travel with 51mm Offset Lowers and Kabolt Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-058

100mm Travel with 51mm Offset Lowers and Kabolt Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-044

FOX Factory 32 Step-Cast Fork Configurations and Part Numbers

Both the 27.5″ and 29″ FOX Factory 32 SC Forks are offered with the FIT4 standard or remote.

The gloss orange lowers are available from FOX only in the 29″ configuration.

FOX 32 Step-Cast FIT4 3-Position

FOX Factory Float 32 Stepcast FIT4 3-position Shiny Orange 2

Gloss Orange: FOX 32 SC

The following are the details for the FOX Factory 32 SC Shiny Orange fork available from FOX.

29″ FOX Factory 32 Step-Cast FIT4 Shiny Orange

100mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers and 110mm Kabolt Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-219

100mm Travel with 51mm Offset Lowers and 110mm Kabolt Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-218

FOX Factory Float 32 Step-cast FIT4 3-position Shiny Black 2

Gloss Black: FOX 32 SC

The following are the details for the FOX Factory 32 SC Shiny Black fork available from FOX.

27.5″ FOX Factory 32 Step-Cast FIT4 Shiny Black

100mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers and 100mm Kabolt Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-230

29″ FOX Factory 32 Step-Cast FIT4 Shiny Black

100mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers and 110mm Kabolt Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-222

100mm Travel with 51mm Offset Lowers and 110mm Kabolt Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-220

100mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers and 100mm Kabolt Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-223

100mm Travel with 51mm Offset Lowers and 100mm Kabolt Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-221

FOX 34 Step-Cast FIT4 3-Position Remote

FOX Factory Float 32 Stepcast FIT4 Remote Shiny Orange 2

29″ FOX Factory 32 Step-Cast FIT4 Remote Shiny Orange

100mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers and 110mm Kabolt Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-035

100mm Travel with 51mm Offset Lowers and 110mm Kabolt Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-034

FOX Factory Float 32 Stepcast FIT4 Remote Shiny Black 2

27.5″ FOX Factory 32 Step-Cast FIT4 Remote Shiny Black

100mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers and 110mm Kabolt Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-040

100mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers and 100mm Kabolt Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-041

29″ FOX Factory 32 Step-Cast FIT4 Remote Shiny Black

100mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers and 110mm Kabolt Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-038

100mm Travel with 51mm Offset Lowers and 110mm Kabolt Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-036

100mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers and 100mm Kabolt Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-039

100mm Travel with 51mm Offset Lowers and 100mm Kabolt Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-037

Check out a quick video to learn more about how your MTB suspension functions and how each setting interacts with the others.

FOX Step-Cast: FOX Performance vs. Factory Kashima

Let’s look at some differences from the Factory SC compared to the FOX Performance SC or a OEM Performance 34 SC.

Defining The Differences

FOX Factory

FOX Factory forks feature the Kashima coating as well as the top tier FIT4 damper in standard or Remote configuration.

They’re called Factory or Kashima options. And they’re pretty easy to spot with the dark brown hue.

The FIT4 provides a 3 position OPEN – MEDIUM – FIRM switch for climbing on those long days. The standard FOX Step-Cast features a lever on the top of the fork uppers. The Remote offering uses a shift cable to manipulate the lever (requires remote purchased separately).

FOX Performance ELITE

FOX Performance Elite forks typically feature the top tier damper systems, with all the adjustments of the Factory fork, but have a black ano coating.

FOX Performance

Some forks are available from FOX in a Performance configuration. The FOX Performance forks tend to have a less sophisticated GRIP damper, generally without as many compression controls as the Factory or Performance Elite shocks are spec’d with. The damper body has a black ano coating.

OEM FOX Step-Cast

You might see take-off shocks in a variety of configurations. Manufacturers can spec differences in the body, dampers, etc so understanding which damper is spec’d on an OEM fork will allow you to compare “apples to apples” so to speak.

FOX Factory SC vs Performance SC

Improved Compression Setup

This is the biggest difference.

The FOX Factory FIT4 offers a 3 position OPEN – MEDIUM – FIRM as well as the 22 clicks of Low-Speed compression adjustment in the OPEN mode.

The Factory forks use the low-speed compression with volume spacing to control support and bottom out.

The Performance GRIP damper has some adjustment to compression, however the circuit is simplified compared the FIT4.

Therefor a Performance fork leans on the volume spacing and PSI to produce support and bottom out characteristics.

This added Compression control is exceptionally notable as your ground speeds increase as well as for larger riders.

Kashima Coating vs Black Ano

Without access to all of FOX’s testing I’m referencing my years of experience riding both FOX coatings as well as our background on custom shock manufacturing and tuning.

The Black Ano coating works well. I ran a Performance Elite fork and shock with the black ano for years without noticing any wear in the coating.

The Kashima coating is slightly more “slippery” – which means less stiction – probably more notable for smaller riders.

When BikeCo has done custom internals or custom branded shocks we work closely with our coating specialists. Many of the additive packages aimed at producing a surface with less surface friction have an additional benefit that they work really well at negating or minimizing heat input on the shaft. This helps minimize performance changes to the shock during a fast run with thousands of shaft inputs. BTW: these additive packs tended to produce a rich, brown color… Just saying…

So in conclusion: Factory forks have notable advantages in overall tuning setup as well as direct benefits for large and small riders on different sides of the spectrum!

Comparing the FOX Step-Cast to other forks

The 34 SC fork is available in 100mm or 120mm travel aimed at the Cross Country, Endurance and into the Down-Country bike lineups.

The 120mm Step-Cast is unique to the FOX 34 while an even more “ultra-light” version of the FOX 32 Step-Cast is available in 100mm travel.

Riders on the fence for a 100mm option should look at their physical size and riding style. The FOX 34 Step-Cast will be slightly stiffer and more robust than the FOX 32 SC.

Riders looking for slightly longer travel options will shop the standard FOX 34 fork.

Questions on which fork is right for you? No worries – chat, email or call our expert staff and let’s go over your riding specifics to get you on the perfect fork for that dream build bike.

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Buy with BikeCo: Advantages

Shopping suspension? There are notable reasons to work with The Bike Company. We care about Expertise & Experience: Yours!

Our staff is excited to help you get the right product, setup for your riding. Whether you’re looking to understand your product front to back or simply want to know you got the best product for your needs dialed in for your riding we are here for you.

BikeCo.com Pro Tune Suspension

Ready to take your Fox 34 StepCast fork’s performance to the next level? Then it’s time for BikeCo’s Pro Tune Suspension.

BikeCo’s suspension tuners take Fox’s excellent performing forks and shocks and personalize the tune parameters to your specifics.

We will contact you for a riding bio to assess your riding level, terrain, riding disposition, ground speeds, etc. Our proprietary modifications then narrow the fork’s performance window, and thus improve the adjust-ability for you!

Out of the box Fox makes a great product. But it has to “fit” everyone. From the lightweight, smooth rider to a biggest, burliest basher. And everything in between. Well, chances are you’re somewhere in a narrower window with your riding… Let’s dial it in for you.

After Sales Service from BikeCo.com

Another aspect that sets BikeCo apart is our after sales service. The best components for each budget is the first step. Dialing in the exact setup combination is the next step. No other shop has the experience to help you understand and setup modern mountain bikes.

Our team will reach out with a variety of loaded questions to help you find that “ah-ha” moment with your bike. A click here, a turn there, a bit of stack, a couple PSI – it can be intimidating. But not for BikeCo clients. We’re here by phone, email, chat or in-store to help you enjoy your MTB.


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Compare FOX Factory 34 Fork Options

As mid to low travel trail bikes expanded their fork requirements also grew. The FOX 34 started as the option for riders looking for longer travel and a stiffer chassis than the 32 offered but who didn’t need something as big as a FOX 36.

Development of the FOX 34 has continued over the past few years with some notable advancements which continue to improve the ride quality and give riders more options.

Keep reading to learn more about the updates to the FOX 34 lineup as well as comparing the GRIP2 and FIT4 damper options.

Already know the FOX Factory 34 you need? Scroll down and shop In-Stock Forks or use the contact form to let us know exactly what you want!

Learn more about the FOX Factory 34 details on the tabs below!

Compare the GRIP2 and FIT4 damper options, see available configurations and learn about suspension setup.

Comparing FOX fork options? You might wonder what some of the major differences between the GRIP2 and FIT4 dampers are. Well here are the notable differences on the GRIP2 vs FIT4 FOX forks.

GRIP2 vs FIT4 FOX Damper Comparison

The most obvious difference between the GRIP2 and FIT4 is in the compression setups.

On the GRIP2 (left) you’ll see the High and Low Speed Compression controls. High-Speed is the outer blue ring and the inner black dial is Low-Speed.

The FIT4 (right) has a 3 position switch and Low Speed Compression adjustment for the OPEN mode. The blue 3 position switch offers OPEN, MEDIUM and FIRM and is typically used as a pedaling platform.  The inner black dial adjusts the Low-Speed Compression adding some support to the OPEN mode.

GRIP2 vs FIT4 FOX Rebound Comparison

The GRIP2 (shown on left) also provides Low and High-Speed Rebound adjustment. This provides riders a bit more tuning capacity particularly those running high rebound settings to control higher air spring pressures.

With the FIT4 riders find the standard Low-Speed Rebound adjustment.

GRIP2 vs FIT4: Who Wants What?

So, which damper is right for your riding? While there is a decent range of cross-over typically riders find themselves leaning towards one or the other.

Want a pedal platform, or a climb switch? Well, you’re looking at the FIT4 option. While not used as often as a rear shock climb switch some riders prefer the option to increase the compression on those long climbs and the FIT4 gives you both a MEDIUM and FIRM option.

Are you a bigger rider (I am…)? Probably leaning towards the additional adjustability of the GRIP2. High and Low Speed controls produce a wider tunable range allowing you to fine tune your setup.

Are you a smaller, or lighter, or “poppy-er” rider? Well, the FIT4 tends to ride a bit more plush and at the same time has a bit more “pop” for those riders.

Read through more details on the tabs above about the technical aspects of both the GRIP2 and FIT4 or chat with our team to get on the right fork for your riding!

FOX 34 GRIP2 Fork

More and more FOX34 riders are gravitating the highly adjustable GRIP2.

GRIP2 Damper

The most popular damper across a wide range of rider disciplines the FOX GRIP2 provides the ultimate in quick external adjustment to fine tune your ride.

On the fork uppers riders find the FOX 34’s compression controls.

FOX Factory Fork GRIP2 Compression Control

FOX GRIP2 Compression Controls

The inner black knob controls the FOX GRIP2’s Low Speed Compression while the larger diameter blue dial controls the High Speed Compression.

High-Speed Compression – 8 Clicks (now with VVC)
Low-Speed Compression – 16 Clicks

The FOX GRIP2 damper provides Low and High speed compression controls to fine tune support.

Compression circuits hydraulically damp (or slow) the fork’s input assisting the air spring in providing appropriate mid-stroke and bottom out feel.

Low Speed Compression helps provide mid-stroke support. This allows a bike to ride taller in the travel in cornering while resisting brake dive, rider weight shift and other slow shaft speed inputs.

High Speed Compression works to fine tune bottom out feel as well as other high shaft speed inputs also known as square edge bumps. Example: if you sprint straight into a curb you’re likely to engage the High Speed Compression even if you’re not using full travel. This is due to the speed of the shaft moving oil to compensate for the hit.

FOX Factory Fork GRIP2 Rebound Control

FOX GRIP2 Rebound Controls

The larger diameter (higher) red knob controls High-Speed Rebound while the smaller diameter (lower) knob controls Low-Speed Rebound. (These have a black cover threaded over the assembly)

High-Speed Rebound – 8 Clicks (now with VVC)
Low-Speed Rebound – 16 Clicks

The GRIP2 damper provides both Low (LSR) and High (HSR) rebound controls.

The addition of the High Speed or HSR control provides increased rebound control to account for the higher PSI produced by aggressive or heavier riders.

Typically riders will adjust LSR, Low Speed Rebound, to suit riding style and taste and refer to FOX’s guide for the appropriate HSR, High Speed Rebound, pairing.

FOX 34 FIT4 Fork

A great option for lighter riders or those looking for a climb switch or on-the-fly adjustment or riders looking for a poppy, lively fork at a bit lower speeds than the GRIP2 damper.

FIT4 Damper

On trail the FIT4 gives riders easy access to a 3 position Open, Medium and Firm setting – great for stiffening the bike’s fork on those long climbs. The FIT4 is robust enough for Enduro duty for lighter riders and provides a great Trail riding feel for a wide range of users.

FOX Factory FIT4 Compression Control

FOX FIT4 Compression Controls

The inner black knob controls the FOX FIT4’s Low Speed Compression (or Open Mode Adjust) while the larger diameter blue lever is a on-the-fly 3 position Open, Medium, Firm switch.

On-The-Fly – 3 Positions: Open – Medium – Firm
Low-Speed Compression (Open Mode Adjust) – 22 Clicks

Looking for a little more support on your climb? The FIT4 3 position Open, Medium, Firm switch provides a popular pedal platform for those long grinds.

The FIT4 also provides riders tunable support and bottom out resistance with 22 clicks of Low-Speed Compression adjustment. This setting will shift the performance in the 3 position switch’s Open mode. This is popular to give the bike a bit more support in the corners, under hard braking, etc. The 22 clicks of Low-Speed Compression are typically tuned in concert with the fork’s volume spacers.

FOX Factory Fork FIT4 Rebound Control

FOX FIT4 Rebound Controls

The red knob at the bottom of the lower controls the FIT4 Low-Speed Rebound.

Low-Speed Rebound – 10 Clicks

Rebound settings will vary depending on rider size, ground speed and terrain. Ideally rebound is set fast enough to allow the fork to return to neutral before the next obstacle without being a pogo-stick!

The FOX Float EVOL air spring has been fine tuned over the years to provide riders exceptional performance.

Using volume spacers the FOX Factory 34 fork can modify its progression rate creating either a more linear (less volume spacers, more total air volume) or more progressive (more volume spacers, less total air volume) feel.

FOX 34 Fork Maximum Volume Spacers

Do not use more volume spacers than FOX specifies. Severe damage to the fork and or loss of control will occur.

FOX 34 Maximum Volume Spacers

140mm: 5
130mm: 5

Check out more details on the FOX 34 tuning guide.

FOX 34 Factory Fork Shared Features

Upper Tube Finish: Kashima Coat

FOX Factory 34 Fork Lowers with Air Channels to Lube Seals and Foam Rings

Air Channels: Yes.

The improved lowers on the FOX 34 Factory Forks feature Air Channels to improve bottom out performance, but perhaps more notable is the oil flow through the lowers.

With the air channels the modern FOX forks have improved oil flow keeping the foam rings and seals better lubricated for improved performance.

Rotor Size: 180 Direct Mount with compatibility to 230mm

Air Spring: Float EVOL

Steer Tube: 1.5″ Taper

FOX Factory 34 Revised Arch on Fork Lowers for Frame Clearance

Revised Arch: Yes.

Designed to be lighter, strong while accommodating revised bike geo a lot of attention went into the fork arch.

FOX Factory 34 Fork Configurations and Part Numbers

Both the 27.5″ and 29″ FOX Factory 34 are offered in shiny black or shiny orange lowers with FIT4 or GRIP2 dampers.

The gloss orange lowers are available from FOX only in the 29″ GRIP2 140mm configuration.
However, we can swap the air shaft / damper to produce an Orange FOX 34 in 130mm travel or FIT4 damper as well!

FOX Factory 34 GRIP2 Fork with Glossy Orange Lowers profile

Gloss Orange: FOX 34

The following are the details for the FOX Factory 34 Shiny Orange fork available from FOX.

29″ FOX Factory 34 GRIP2 Shiny Orange

140mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers and 15QR Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-003

BikeCo Available Configurations:

As mentioned before BikeCo can deliver a Factory 34 with shiny Orange lowers in 130 or 140mm travel in either GRIP2 of FIT4 damper configuration. If your new rig would look perfect with that 140 or 130mm gloss orange fork let us make it happen for you!

Gloss Black: FOX 34

The following are the details for the FOX Factory 34 Shiny Black forks available from FOX.

FOX 34 GRIP2

FOX Factory 34 GRIP2 Fork with Glossy Black Lowers profile

27.5″ FOX Factory 34 GRIP2 Shiny Black

140mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers and 15QR Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-20-869

29″ FOX Factory 34 GRIP2 Shiny Black

140mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers and 15QR Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-001

130mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers and 15QR Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-008

140mm Travel with 51mm Offset Lowers and 15QR Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-004

130mm Travel with 51mm Offset Lowers and 15QR Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-009

FOX 34 FIT4

FOX Factory 34 FIT4 Fork with Glossy Black Lowers profile

27.5″ FOX Factory 34 FIT4 Shiny Black

140mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers and 15QR Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-20-870

29″ FOX Factory 34 FIT4 Shiny Black

140mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers and 15QR Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-002

130mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers and 15QR Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-007

140mm Travel with 51mm Offset Lowers and 15QR Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-005

130mm Travel with 51mm Offset Lowers and 15QR Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-010

130mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers and Kobalt Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-087

BikeCo Configurations:

Looking for a variation of the FOX 34 you don’t see available from the Factory? No problem, we can swap air shafts and dampers to build you the perfect FOX 34 fork.

Check out a quick video to learn more about how your MTB suspension functions and how each setting interacts with the others.

Float 34: FOX Performance vs. Factory Kashima

Let’s look at some differences from the Factory 34 compared to the FOX Performance or a OEM Performance 34.

Float 34 Defining The Differences

FOX Factory

FOX Factory forks feature the Kashima coating as well as the top tier dampers the FIT4 or GRIP2.

They’re called Factory or Kashima options. And they’re pretty easy to spot with the dark brown hue.

As described above the FOX Factory 34 is available in the FIT4 or GRIP2 damper depending on preference. Both of these dampers offer riders low-speed rebound and low-speed compression adjustments. The GRIP2 offers high-speed compression and rebound while the FIT4 provides a 3 position OPEN – MEDIUM – FIRM switch for climbing on those long days.

FOX Performance ELITE

FOX Performance Elite forks typically feature the top tier damper systems, with all the adjustments of the Factory fork, but have a black ano coating.

FOX Performance

Some forks are available from FOX in a Performance configuration. The FOX Performance forks tend to have a less sophisticated GRIP damper, generally without as many compression controls as the Factory or Performance Elite shocks are spec’d with. The damper body has a black ano coating.

OEM FOX Float 34

You might see take-off shocks in a variety of configurations. Manufacturers can spec differences in the body, dampers, etc so understanding which damper is spec’d on an OEM fork will allow you to compare “apples to apples” so to speak.

FOX Factory 34 versus Performance 34

Improved Compression Setup

This is the biggest difference.

The FOX Factory 34 FIT4 offers a 3 position OPEN – MEDIUM – FIRM as well as the 22 clicks of Low-Speed compression adjustment in the OPEN mode.

The FOX Factory 34 GRIP2 provides 8 clicks of High-Speed compression adjustment and 160 clicks of Low-Speed Compression tuning.

The Factory forks use the low-speed and high-speed compression with volume spacing to control support and bottom out.

The Performance 34 GRIP damper has some adjustment to compression, however the circuit is simplified compared to either the FIT4 or the GRIP2 option.

Therefor a Performance fork leans on the volume spacing and PSI to produce support and bottom out characteristics.

This added Compression control is exceptionally notable as your ground speeds increase as well as for larger riders.

Kashima Coating vs Black Ano

Without access to all of FOX’s testing I’m referencing my years of experience riding both FOX coatings as well as our background on custom shock manufacturing and tuning.

The Black Ano coating works well. I ran a Performance Elite fork and shock with the black ano for years without noticing any wear in the coating.

The Kashima coating is slightly more “slippery” – which means less stiction – probably more notable for smaller riders.

When BikeCo has done custom internals or custom branded shocks we work closely with our coating specialists. Many of the additive packages aimed at producing a surface with less surface friction have an additional benefit that they work really well at negating or minimizing heat input on the shaft. This helps minimize performance changes to the shock during a fast run with thousands of shaft inputs. BTW: these additive packs tended to produce a rich, brown color… Just saying…

So in conclusion: Factory forks have notable advantages in overall tuning setup as well as direct benefits for large and small riders on different sides of the spectrum!

Comparing the FOX 34 to other forks

With both a GRIP2 and FIT4 damper option the FOX 34 is hard to beat in 130mm and 140mm travel forks.

As mentioned before the differences in the GRIP2 and FIT4 give riders on either side of the aggression spectrum an option.

Riders looking for longer travel options will shop the FOX 36. Riders looking for slightly smaller travel, lighter forks can shop the FOX 34 SC (Step-Cast) fork or the FOX 32 lineup.

Questions on which fork is right for you? We’d love to help you define the aspects of your riding that will lead you one way or another when purchasing the next fork for your bike or building a dream rig. Chat, email or call the shop and speak with our expert staff today.

Shop In-Stock & Available Forks Below

(Don’t see what you’re looking for? Scroll down for a contact form and let us know what you need!)

Narrow by In-Stock and Available Forks

Don’t see what you’re looking for?
Use the inquiry form and our team will contact you with availability or similar options.

Buy with BikeCo: Advantages

Shopping suspension? There are notable reasons to work with The Bike Company. We care about Expertise & Experience: Yours!

Our staff is excited to help you get the right product, setup for your riding. Whether you’re looking to understand your product front to back or simply want to know you got the best product for your needs dialed in for your riding we are here for you.

BikeCo.com Pro Tune Suspension

Ready to take your Fox 34 fork’s performance to the next level? Then it’s time for BikeCo’s Pro Tune Suspension.

BikeCo’s suspension tuners take Fox’s excellent performing forks and shocks and personalize the tune parameters to your specifics.

We will contact you for a riding bio to assess your riding level, terrain, riding disposition, ground speeds, etc. Our proprietary modifications then narrow the fork’s performance window, and thus improve the adjust-ability for you!

Out of the box Fox makes a great product. But it has to “fit” everyone. From the lightweight, smooth rider to a biggest, burliest basher. And everything in between. Well, chances are you’re somewhere in a narrower window with your riding… Let’s dial it in for you.

After Sales Service from BikeCo.com

Another aspect that sets BikeCo apart is our after sales service. The best components for each budget is the first step. Dialing in the exact setup combination is the next step. No other shop has the experience to help you understand and setup modern mountain bikes.

Our team will reach out with a variety of loaded questions to help you find that “ah-ha” moment with your bike. A click here, a turn there, a bit of stack, a couple PSI – it can be intimidating. But not for BikeCo clients. We’re here by phone, email, chat or in-store to help you enjoy your MTB.


Contact Me: FOX Factory 34 Fork

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Compare FOX Factory 36 Fork Options

Truly the All-Mountain option the FOX Factory 36 is available in both 27.5″ and 29″ in a variety of travel, damper and offset configurations.

Here’s a look at the FOX offerings as well as some configurations from BikeCo.com by swapping air shafts to get you the perfect fork for your Trail and Enduro bike.

Already know the FOX Factory 36 you need? Scroll down and shop In-Stock Forks or use the contact form to let us know exactly what you want!

Learn more about the FOX Factory 36 details on the tabs below!

Compare the GRIP2 and FIT4 damper options, see available configurations and learn about suspension setup.

Comparing FOX fork options? You might wonder what some of the major differences between the GRIP2 and FIT4 dampers are. Well here are the notable differences on the GRIP2 vs FIT4 FOX forks.

GRIP2 vs FIT4 FOX Damper Comparison

The most obvious difference between the GRIP2 and FIT4 is in the compression setups.

On the GRIP2 (left) you’ll see the High and Low Speed Compression controls. High-Speed is the outer blue ring and the inner black dial is Low-Speed.

The FIT4 (right) has a 3 position switch and Low Speed Compression adjustment for the OPEN mode. The blue 3 position switch offers OPEN, MEDIUM and FIRM and is typically used as a pedaling platform.  The inner black dial adjusts the Low-Speed Compression adding some support to the OPEN mode.

GRIP2 vs FIT4 FOX Rebound Comparison

The GRIP2 (shown on left) also provides Low and High-Speed Rebound adjustment. This provides riders a bit more tuning capacity particularly those running high rebound settings to control higher air spring pressures.

With the FIT4 riders find the standard Low-Speed Rebound adjustment.

GRIP2 vs FIT4: Who Wants What?

So, which damper is right for your riding? While there is a decent range of cross-over typically riders find themselves leaning towards one or the other.

Want a pedal platform, or a climb switch? Well, you’re looking at the FIT4 option. While not used as often as a rear shock climb switch some riders prefer the option to increase the compression on those long climbs and the FIT4 gives you both a MEDIUM and FIRM option.

Are you a bigger rider (I am…)? Probably leaning towards the additional adjustability of the GRIP2. High and Low Speed controls produce a wider tunable range allowing you to fine tune your setup.

Are you a smaller, or lighter, or “poppy-er” rider? Well, the FIT4 tends to ride a bit more plush and at the same time has a bit more “pop” for those riders.

Read through more details on the tabs above about the technical aspects of both the GRIP2 and FIT4 or chat with our team to get on the right fork for your riding!

FOX 36 GRIP2 Fork

The favorite damper on the FOX 36 is the highly adjustable GRIP2.

GRIP2 Damper

The most popular damper across a wide range of rider disciplines the FOX GRIP2 provides the ultimate in quick external adjustment to fine tune your ride.

On the fork uppers riders find the FOX 36’s compression controls.

FOX Factory Fork GRIP2 Compression Control

FOX GRIP2 Compression Controls

The inner black knob controls the FOX GRIP2’s Low Speed Compression while the larger diameter blue dial controls the High Speed Compression.

High-Speed Compression – 8 Clicks (now with VVC)
Low-Speed Compression – 16 Clicks

The FOX GRIP2 damper provides Low and High speed compression controls to fine tune support.

Compression circuits hydraulically damp (or slow) the fork’s input assisting the air spring in providing appropriate mid-stroke and bottom out feel.

Low Speed Compression helps provide mid-stroke support. This allows a bike to ride taller in the travel in cornering while resisting brake dive, rider weight shift and other slow shaft speed inputs.

High Speed Compression works to fine tune bottom out feel as well as other high shaft speed inputs also known as square edge bumps. Example: if you sprint straight into a curb you’re likely to engage the High Speed Compression even if you’re not using full travel. This is due to the speed of the shaft moving oil to compensate for the hit.

FOX Factory Fork GRIP2 Rebound Control

FOX GRIP2 Rebound Controls

The larger diameter (higher) red knob controls High-Speed Rebound while the smaller diameter (lower) knob controls Low-Speed Rebound. (These have a black cover threaded over the assembly)

High-Speed Rebound – 8 Clicks (now with VVC)
Low-Speed Rebound – 16 Clicks

The GRIP2 damper provides both Low (LSR) and High (HSR) rebound controls.

The addition of the High Speed or HSR control provides increased rebound control to account for the higher PSI produced by aggressive or heavier riders.

Typically riders will adjust LSR, Low Speed Rebound, to suit riding style and taste and refer to FOX’s guide for the appropriate HSR, High Speed Rebound, pairing.

FOX 36 FIT4 Fork

A great option for lighter riders or those looking for a climb switch or on-the-fly adjustment.

FIT4 Damper

On trail the FIT4 gives riders easy access to a 3 position Open, Medium and Firm setting – great for stiffening the bike’s fork on those long climbs. The FIT4 is robust enough for Enduro duty for lighter riders and provides a great Trail riding feel for a wide range of users.

FOX Factory FIT4 Compression Control

FOX FIT4 Compression Controls

The inner black knob controls the FOX FIT4’s Low Speed Compression (or Open Mode Adjust) while the larger diameter blue lever is a on-the-fly 3 position Open, Medium, Firm switch.

On-The-Fly – 3 Positions: Open – Medium – Firm
Low-Speed Compression (Open Mode Adjust) – 22 Clicks

Looking for a little more support on your climb? The FIT4 3 position Open, Medium, Firm switch provides a popular pedal platform for those long grinds.

The FIT4 also provides riders tunable support and bottom out resistance with 22 clicks of Low-Speed Compression adjustment. This setting will shift the performance in the 3 position switch’s Open mode. This is popular to give the bike a bit more support in the corners, under hard braking, etc. The 22 clicks of Low-Speed Compression are typically tuned in concert with the fork’s volume spacers.

FOX Factory Fork FIT4 Rebound Control

FOX FIT4 Rebound Controls

The red knob at the bottom of the lower controls the FIT4 Low-Speed Rebound.

Low-Speed Rebound – 10 Clicks

Rebound settings will vary depending on rider size, ground speed and terrain. Ideally rebound is set fast enough to allow the fork to return to neutral before the next obstacle without being a pogo-stick!

The FOX Float EVOL air spring has been fine tuned over the years to provide riders exceptional performance.

Using volume spacers the FOX Factory 36 fork can modify its progression rate creating either a more linear (less volume spacers, more total air volume) or more progressive (more volume spacers, less total air volume) feel.

FOX 36 Fork Maximum Volume Spacers

Do not use more volume spacers than FOX specifies. Severe damage to the fork and or loss of control will occur.

FOX 36 Maximum Volume Spacers

170mm: 5
160mm: 6
150mm: 7
140mm: 8
130mm: 9

Check out more details on the FOX 36 tuning guide.

FOX 36 Factory Fork Shared Features

Upper Tube Finish: Kashima Coat

FOX Factory Fork Bleeders and Channels

Air Channels & Bleeders: Yes.

Shown above the FOX 36 provides riders a simple way to eliminate any air buildup in the fork lowers. Simply push the bleeder valve to release any pressurized air in the fork lower. Since pressure in the fork lower creates a harsh ride these small bleeders provide a notable improvement in performance and are especially valuable on lift access mountain days, races or days with big heat input changes.

Air pressure can build in the lowers from heat saturation or if the fork “gulps” air past the seals during operation. Either way, these bleeders have you covered.

The channels improve flow through the fork for more consistent performance across a range of terrain and ground speeds.

FOX Factory 38 GRIP2 Rebound Control and Floating Axle

Floating Axle: Yes.

Floating axles do not need to be adjusted each time a wheel is removed. However, having the ability to set a floating axle to a new hub or wheel will greatly improve performance.

Rotor Size: 180 Direct Mount with compatibility to 230mm

Mud Guard Mount: Yes. 4 point direct mount for optional Mud Guards

Air Spring: Float EVOL

Steer Tube: 1.5″ Taper

FOX Factory Fork Revised Arch

Revised Arch: Yes.

Designed to be lighter, strong while accommodating revised bike geo a lot of attention went into the fork arch.

New Crown: Yes.

20g lighter with more steer tube overlap at the CSU. All the stiffness without the weight!

FOX Factory 36 Fork Configurations and Part Numbers

Both the 27.5″ and 29″ FOX Factory 36 are offered in shiny black or shiny orange lowers.

The gloss orange lowers are available from FOX only in the GRIP2 160mm configuration.
However, we can swap the air shaft / damper to produce an Orange FOX 36 in 150mm travel or FIT4 damper as well!

FOX Factory 36 GRIP2 Fork with Glossy Orange Lowers profile

Gloss Orange: FOX 36

The following are the details for the FOX Factory 36 Shiny Orange forks available from FOX.

27.5″ FOX Factory 36 GRIP2 Shiny Orange

160mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers and 15QR Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-119

29″ FOX Factory 36 GRIP2 Shiny Orange

160mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers and 15QR Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-113

BikeCo Available Configurations:

As mentioned before BikeCo can deliver a Factory 36 with shiny Orange lowers in 150 or 160mm travel in either GRIP2 of FIT4 damper configuration. If your new rig would look perfect with that 160 or 150mm gloss orange fork let us make it happen for you!

Gloss Black: FOX 36

The following are the details for the FOX Factory 36 Shiny Black forks available from FOX.

FOX Factory 36 GRIP2 Fork with Glossy Black Lowers profile

27.5″ FOX Factory 36 GRIP2 Shiny Black

160mm Travel with 37mm Offset Lowers and 15QR Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-121

27.5″ FOX Factory 36 FIT4 Shiny Black

160mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers and 15QR Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-123

29″ FOX Factory 36 GRIP2 Shiny Black

160mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers and 15QR Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-111

150mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers and 15QR Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-115

160mm Travel with 51mm Offset Lowers and 15QR Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-114

29″ FOX Factory 36 FIT4 Shiny Black

150mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers and 15QR Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-116

150mm Travel with 51mm Offset Lowers and 15QR Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-117

FOX 36e eMTB Forks

FOX Factory 36E GRIP2 Fork with Glossy Black Lowers profile

27.5″ FOX Factory 36e GRIP2 Shiny Black

160mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers and 15QR Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-103

140mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers and 15QR Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-105

29″ FOX Factory 36e GRIP2 Shiny Black

160mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers and 15QR Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-100

160mm Travel with 51mm Offset Lowers and 15QR Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-101

BikeCo Configurations:

Looking for a 27.5″ in 150mm travel? Or a 150 or FIT4 27.5″ in 37mm Offset? Chat with our team about getting the perfect fork spec on your rig for your riding.

Check out a quick video to learn more about how your MTB suspension functions and how each setting interacts with the others.

Float 36: FOX Performance vs. Factory Kashima

Let’s look at some differences from the Factory 36 compared to the FOX Performance or a OEM Performance 36.

Float 36 Defining The Differences

FOX Factory

FOX Factory forks feature the Kashima coating as well as the top tier dampers the FIT4 or GRIP2.

They’re called Factory or Kashima options. And they’re pretty easy to spot with the dark brown hue.

As described above the FOX Factory 36 is available in the FIT4 or GRIP2 damper depending on preference. Both of these dampers offer riders low-speed rebound and low-speed compression adjustments. The GRIP2 offers high-speed compression and rebound while the FIT4 provides a 3 position OPEN – MEDIUM – FIRM switch for climbing on those long days.

FOX Performance ELITE

FOX Performance Elite forks typically feature the top tier damper systems, with all the adjustments of the Factory fork, but have a black ano coating.

FOX Performance

Some forks are available from FOX in a Performance configuration. The FOX Performance forks tend to have a less sophisticated GRIP damper, generally without as many compression controls as the Factory or Performance Elite shocks are spec’d with. The damper body has a black ano coating.

OEM FOX Float 36

You might see take-off shocks in a variety of configurations. Manufacturers can spec differences in the body, dampers, etc so understanding which damper is spec’d on an OEM fork will allow you to compare “apples to apples” so to speak.

FOX Factory 36 versus Performance 36

Improved Compression Setup

This is the biggest difference.

The FOX Factory 36 FIT4 offers a 3 position OPEN – MEDIUM – FIRM as well as the 22 clicks of Low-Speed compression adjustment in the OPEN mode.

The FOX Factory 36 GRIP2 provides 8 clicks of High-Speed compression adjustment and 160 clicks of Low-Speed Compression tuning.

The Factory forks use the low-speed and high-speed compression with volume spacing to control support and bottom out.

The Performance 36 GRIP damper has some adjustment to compression, however the circuit is simplified compared to either the FIT4 or the GRIP2 option.

Therefor a Performance fork leans on the volume spacing and PSI to produce support and bottom out characteristics.

This added Compression control is exceptionally notable as your ground speeds increase as well as for larger riders.

Kashima Coating vs Black Ano

Without access to all of FOX’s testing I’m referencing my years of experience riding both FOX coatings as well as our background on custom shock manufacturing and tuning.

The Black Ano coating works well. I ran a Performance Elite fork and shock with the black ano for years without noticing any wear in the coating.

The Kashima coating is slightly more “slippery” – which means less stiction – probably more notable for smaller riders.

When BikeCo has done custom internals or custom branded shocks we work closely with our coating specialists. Many of the additive packages aimed at producing a surface with less surface friction have an additional benefit that they work really well at negating or minimizing heat input on the shaft. This helps minimize performance changes to the shock during a fast run with thousands of shaft inputs. BTW: these additive packs tended to produce a rich, brown color… Just saying…

So in conclusion: Factory forks have notable advantages in overall tuning setup as well as direct benefits for large and small riders on different sides of the spectrum!

Comparing the FOX 36 to other forks

Before the 38 and the FOX 34 with a GRIP2 option you’d see 36s on everything from aggressive downcountry / trail bikes to big mountain, park rigs.

With the 38 and 34 taking up some of the slack the FOX 36 has shifted to the 150 and 160mm travel range – perfect for a wide range of bikes. Bikes like the Mondraker RAZE or the Yeti SB140 29 can use either the 150 or 160mm travel options on the 36.

Riders looking for a 160/170 fork option will likely gravitate to the FOX 38 while 34 takes on sub 150mm travel options.

Shop In-Stock & Available Forks Below

(Don’t see what you’re looking for? Scroll down for a contact form and let us know what you need!)

Narrow by In-Stock and Available Forks

Don’t see what you’re looking for?
Use the inquiry form and our team will contact you with availability or similar options.

Buy with BikeCo: Advantages

Shopping suspension? There are notable reasons to work with The Bike Company. We care about Expertise & Experience: Yours!

Our staff is excited to help you get the right product, setup for your riding. Whether you’re looking to understand your product front to back or simply want to know you got the best product for your needs dialed in for your riding we are here for you.

BikeCo.com Pro Tune Suspension

Ready to take your Fox 36 fork’s performance to the next level? Then it’s time for BikeCo’s Pro Tune Suspension.

BikeCo’s suspension tuners take Fox’s excellent performing forks and shocks and personalize the tune parameters to your specifics.

We will contact you for a riding bio to assess your riding level, terrain, riding disposition, ground speeds, etc. Our proprietary modifications then narrow the fork’s performance window, and thus improve the adjust-ability for you!

Out of the box Fox makes a great product. But it has to “fit” everyone. From the lightweight, smooth rider to a biggest, burliest basher. And everything in between. Well, chances are you’re somewhere in a narrower window with your riding… Let’s dial it in for you.

After Sales Service from BikeCo.com

Another aspect that sets BikeCo apart is our after sales service. The best components for each budget is the first step. Dialing in the exact setup combination is the next step. No other shop has the experience to help you understand and setup modern mountain bikes.

Our team will reach out with a variety of loaded questions to help you find that “ah-ha” moment with your bike. A click here, a turn there, a bit of stack, a couple PSI – it can be intimidating. But not for BikeCo clients. We’re here by phone, email, chat or in-store to help you enjoy your MTB.


Contact Me: FOX Factory 36 Fork

Questions on this product? Looking for a specific spec? Use this form and we will be in contact ASAP.



Name(Required)






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Please Contact me by:
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Travel
Offset
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Compare FOX Factory 38 Fork Options

Designed for aggressive riding the FOX Factory 38 GRIP2 Forks are available in both 27.5″ and 29″ in a variety of travel and offset configurations.

Let’s look at the FOX offerings as well as some configurations from BikeCo.com by swapping air shafts to get you the perfect fork for your Enduro or All-Mountain rig.

Already know the FOX Factory 38 you need? Scroll down and shop In-Stock Forks or use the contact form to let us know exactly what you want!

FOX 38 GRIP2 Fork

All of the Factory 38 Forks share the GRIP 2 damper

GRIP2 Damper

The most popular damper across a wide range of rider disciplines the FOX GRIP2 provides the ultimate in quick external adjustment to fine tune your ride.

On the fork uppers riders find the FOX 38’s compression controls.

FOX Factory Fork GRIP2 Compression Control

FOX GRIP2 Compression Controls

The inner black knob controls the FOX GRIP2’s Low Speed Compression while the larger diameter blue dial controls the High Speed Compression.

High-Speed Compression – 8 Clicks (now with VVC)
Low-Speed Compression – 16 Clicks

The FOX GRIP2 damper provides Low and High speed compression controls to fine tune support.

Compression circuits hydraulically damp (or slow) the fork’s input assisting the air spring in providing appropriate mid-stroke and bottom out feel.

Low Speed Compression helps provide mid-stroke support. This allows a bike to ride taller in the travel in cornering while resisting brake dive, rider weight shift and other slow shaft speed inputs.

High Speed Compression works to fine tune bottom out feel as well as other high shaft speed inputs also known as square edge bumps. Example: if you sprint straight into a curb you’re likely to engage the High Speed Compression even if you’re not using full travel. This is due to the speed of the shaft moving oil to compensate for the hit.

FOX Factory Fork GRIP2 Rebound Control

FOX GRIP2 Rebound Controls

The larger diameter (higher) red knob controls High-Speed Rebound while the smaller diameter (lower) knob controls Low-Speed Rebound. (These have a black cover threaded over the assembly)

High-Speed Rebound – 8 Clicks (now with VVC)
Low-Speed Rebound – 16 Clicks

The GRIP2 damper provides both Low (LSR) and High (HSR) rebound controls.

The addition of the High Speed or HSR control provides increased rebound control to account for the higher PSI produced by aggressive or heavier riders.

Typically riders will adjust LSR, Low Speed Rebound, to suit riding style and taste and refer to FOX’s guide for the appropriate HSR, High Speed Rebound, pairing.

The FOX Float EVOL air spring has been fine tuned over the years to provide riders exceptional performance.

Using volume spacers the FOX Factory 38 fork can modify its progression rate creating either a more linear (less volume spacers, more total air volume) or more progressive (more volume spacers, less total air volume) feel.

FOX 38 Fork Maximum Volume Spacers

Do not use more volume spacers than FOX specifies. Severe damage to the fork and or loss of control will occur.

FOX 38 Maximum Volume Spacers

180mm: 4
170mm: 5
160mm: 6
150mm: 6

Check out more details on the FOX 38 tuning guide.

FOX 38 Factory Fork Shared Features

Along with the GRIP2 damper all of the Factory 38 Forks share the following features:

Upper Tube Finish: Kashima Coat

FOX Factory Fork Bleeders and Channels

Air Channels & Bleeders: Yes.

Shown above the FOX 38 provides riders a simple way to eliminate any air buildup in the fork lowers. Simply push the bleeder valve to release any pressurized air in the fork lower. Since pressure in the fork lower creates a harsh ride these small bleeders provide a notable improvement in performance and are especially valuable on lift access mountain days, races or days with big heat input changes.

Air pressure can build in the lowers from heat saturation or if the fork “gulps” air past the seals during operation. Either way, these bleeders have you covered.

The channels improve flow through the fork for more consistent performance across a range of terrain and ground speeds.

FOX Factory 38 GRIP2 Rebound Control and Floating Axle

Floating Axle: Yes.

Floating axles do not need to be adjusted each time a wheel is removed. However, having the ability to set a floating axle to a new hub or wheel will greatly improve performance.

Rotor Size: 180 Direct Mount with compatibility to 230mm

Mud Guard Mount: Yes. 4 point direct mount for optional Mud Guards

Air Spring: Float EVOL

FOX Factory 38 Eliptical Steer Tube

Steer Tube: 1.5″ Taper with internal elliptical design.

A focus on details – with material where its needed and less where it can be eliminated the FOX 38 Factory Fork is a thought out product from top to bottom. Literally.

FOX Factory Fork Revised Arch

Revised Arch: Yes.

Designed to be lighter, strong while accommodating revised bike geo a lot of attention went into the fork arch.

FOX Factory 38 Fork Configurations and Part Numbers

Both the 27.5″ and 29″ FOX Factory 38 are offered in shiny black or shiny orange lowers.

The gloss orange lowers are available from FOX only in the 170mm configuration.
However, we can swap the air shafts to produce an Orange FOX 38 in 180mm or 160mm travel as well!

FOX Factory 38 Fork with Shiny Orange Lowers

Gloss Orange: FOX 38

The following are the details for the FOX Factory 38 Shiny Orange forks available from FOX.

27.5″ FOX Factory 38 GRIP2 Shiny Orange

170mm Travel with 37mm Offset Lowers
FOX Part Number: 910-20-201

29″ FOX Factory 38 GRIP2 Shiny Orange

170mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers
FOX Part Number: 910-20-200

BikeCo Available Configurations:

As mentioned before BikeCo can deliver a Factory 38 with shiny Orange lowers in 160, 170 or 180mm travel. If your new rig would look perfect with that 160 or 170mm gloss orange fork let us make it happen for you!

Gloss Black: FOX 38

The following are the details for the FOX Factory 38 Shiny Black forks available from FOX.

FOX Factory 38 Fork with Shiny Black Lowers

27.5″ FOX Factory 38 GRIP2 Shiny Black

180mm Travel with 37mm Offset Lowers
FOX Part Number: 910-21-027

180mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers
FOX Part Number: 910-21-028

170mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers
FOX Part Number: 910-21-031

29″ FOX Factory 38 GRIP2 Shiny Black

180mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers
FOX Part Number: 910-21-020

170mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers
FOX Part Number: 910-21-022

160mm Travel with 44mm Offset Lowers
FOX Part Number: 910-21-024

160mm Travel with 51mm Offset Lowers
FOX Part Number: 910-21-025

BikeCo Configurations:

Looking for a 27.5″ in 160mm travel? Or a 160 or 170 27.5″ in 37mm Offset? Chat with our team about getting the perfect fork spec on your rig for your riding.

Check out a quick video to learn more about how your MTB suspension functions and how each setting interacts with the others.

The FOX 38e is available in Factory Kashima, both 29″ and 27.5″ at 170mm with a 44mm offset.

BikeCo offers a range of air shafts to accommodate FOX 38e in 160, 170 or 180mm travel.

Designed for heavier bikes the FOX 38e is spec’d with an additional volume spacer installed at the factory. The volume spacer maximum quantity does not change with the 38e spec. (see Float EVOL tab)

The eMTB FOX 38e is also spec’d with a traditional 1.5″ taper steer tube.

Float 38: FOX Performance vs. Factory Kashima

Let’s look at some differences from the Factory 38 compared to the FOX Performance or a OEM Performance 38.

Float 38 Defining The Differences

FOX Factory

FOX Factory 38 forks feature the Kashima coating as well as the top tier damper GRIP2.

They’re called Factory or Kashima options. And they’re pretty easy to spot with the dark brown hue.

The FOX 38’s GRIP2 damper offers riders control over both High and Low-Speed Compression as well as Rebound for the widest range of tuning and setup options.

FOX Performance ELITE

FOX Performance Elite forks typically feature the top tier damper systems, with all the adjustments of the Factory fork, but have a black ano coating.

FOX Performance

Some forks are available from FOX in a Performance configuration. The FOX Performance forks tend to have a less sophisticated GRIP damper, generally without as many compression controls as the Factory or Performance Elite shocks are spec’d with. The damper body has a black ano coating.

OEM FOX Float 38

You might see take-off shocks in a variety of configurations. Manufacturers can spec differences in the body, dampers, etc so understanding which damper is spec’d on an OEM fork will allow you to compare “apples to apples” so to speak.

FOX Factory 38 versus Performance 38

Improved Compression Setup

This is the biggest difference.

The FOX Factory 38 GRIP2 provides 8 clicks of High-Speed compression adjustment and 160 clicks of Low-Speed Compression tuning.

The Factory forks use the low-speed and high-speed compression with volume spacing to control support and bottom out.

The Performance 38 GRIP damper has some adjustment to compression, however the circuit is simplified compared to the GRIP2 option.

Therefor a Performance fork leans on the volume spacing and PSI to produce support and bottom out characteristics.

This added Compression control is exceptionally notable as your ground speeds increase as well as for larger riders.

Kashima Coating vs Black Ano

Without access to all of FOX’s testing I’m referencing my years of experience riding both FOX coatings as well as our background on custom shock manufacturing and tuning.

The Black Ano coating works well. I ran a Performance Elite fork and shock with the black ano for years without noticing any wear in the coating.

The Kashima coating is slightly more “slippery” – which means less stiction – probably more notable for smaller riders.

When BikeCo has done custom internals or custom branded shocks we work closely with our coating specialists. Many of the additive packages aimed at producing a surface with less surface friction have an additional benefit that they work really well at negating or minimizing heat input on the shaft. This helps minimize performance changes to the shock during a fast run with thousands of shaft inputs. BTW: these additive packs tended to produce a rich, brown color… Just saying…

So in conclusion: Factory forks have notable advantages in overall tuning setup as well as direct benefits for large and small riders on different sides of the spectrum!

Comparing the FOX 38 to other forks

What steers a rider towards the FOX 38? Let’s look at some of the most common factors.

FOX product. There’s a reason we push FOX like we do. It works great. It’s reliable. Parts are available.

FOX products are particularly sought after by aggressive riders looking for suspension that can perform confidently and competently from the start of the drop to the bottom.

The most common fork debate for Enduro and Trail / Enduro bikes is FOX 38 or FOX 36?

The FOX 38 is a bit more robust than the FOX 36 and is available in longer travel setups than the 36. The 38 weighs in a bit more, but in my experience I haven’t noticed it on trail. Since the air shafts can be changed easily you might consider if your bike has the option to increase the travel or decrease the travel and if that makes the decision easier. (For instance, my bike can run 160 or 170, but the 36 max’s out at 160 – so the FOX 38 was the choice – and I did end up with the slightly longer fork!)

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Buy with BikeCo: Advantages

Shopping suspension? There are notable reasons to work with The Bike Company. We care about Expertise & Experience: Yours!

Our staff is excited to help you get the right product, setup for your riding. Whether you’re looking to understand your product front to back or simply want to know you got the best product for your needs dialed in for your riding we are here for you.

BikeCo.com Pro Tune Suspension

Ready to take your Fox 38 fork’s performance to the next level? Then it’s time for BikeCo’s Pro Tune Suspension.

BikeCo’s suspension tuners take Fox’s excellent performing forks and shocks and personalize the tune parameters to your specifics.

We will contact you for a riding bio to assess your riding level, terrain, riding disposition, ground speeds, etc. Our proprietary modifications then narrow the fork’s performance window, and thus improve the adjust-ability for you!

Out of the box Fox makes a great product. But it has to “fit” everyone. From the lightweight, smooth rider to a biggest, burliest basher. And everything in between. Well, chances are you’re somewhere in a narrower window with your riding… Let’s dial it in for you.

After Sales Service from BikeCo.com

Another aspect that sets BikeCo apart is our after sales service. The best components for each budget is the first step. Dialing in the exact setup combination is the next step. No other shop has the experience to help you understand and setup modern mountain bikes.

Our team will reach out with a variety of loaded questions to help you find that “ah-ha” moment with your bike. A click here, a turn there, a bit of stack, a couple PSI – it can be intimidating. But not for BikeCo clients. We’re here by phone, email, chat or in-store to help you enjoy your MTB.


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Compare 2023 Ibis Exie Completes

Shop the Made in the USA Ibis Exie: Compare the XT, X01 and XX1 kits available for the Ibis Exie here.

There has been a lot of desire for a quality US made carbon MTB and Ibis took the challenge and ran with it. The Exie is produced in California in-house by Ibis’ team.

Like other Ibis bikes the Exie features DW Suspension with a great balance of efficiency and capability. This is a World Class competitive bike that’s an absolute blast on your XC and Trail adventures.

100mm of rear travel with 120mm fork and a 67.2 degree headtube angle. What’s not to love?

Compare the Ibis complete kits as well as build highlights and common upgrades / swaps on the Exie XT, X01 and XX1 kits here.

Ibis Exie: It’s the details

Some of the things that set Ibis apart are the little things you might not notice.

2.4″ Tire Clearance. Why does it matter? Well, you might want the fastest possible tires some of the time, but knowing you can get more substantial rubber on the Exie gives you a range of setup options not all XC / Trail bikes have.

Larger volume tires can be used, especially with varying sidewalls to improve bite but also to create more compliance allowing a stiffer suspension setup. In a world where tenths of a degree are argued about setting a larger front tire will slightly slacken the bike as well…

Point is: your Exie has options – so you have options!

Double Bottle Clearance. If you’re burning big miles you’ll need more fuel. The Exie allows two bottles in the front triangle no matter the bike size. This is a great feature even on shorter rides as you can stow all your tools and inflators in an extra bottle and stash it on the cage eliminating your fanny pack or jersey pocket swinging around!

Integrated Chain Guide. It’s light, it works, and it’s already there.

Keep reading for more about the Exie including FOX Factory 34 Step Cast Fit 4 Remote fork and FOX Float DPS Remote rear shock details.

Ibis Exie FOX Factory Remote Suspension

Both the fork and rear shock on the Exie feature FOX’s Remote adjustment allowing on the fly, hands on the bars pedal platform changes.

Read more about the FOX Factory spec below!

Click on the tabs to lean more about the FOX Factory Fork and Factory Float DPS rear shock.

FOX Factory 34 StepCast (SC) Fit 4, 120mm, 44mm offset, 29”, 110×15

The 34 StepCast Fit 4 with Remote balances weight saving lower design where it “steps” in.

Air Spring & Volume Spacers

The FOX 34 provides riders a range of setup options using air spring as well as volume spacers.

Suggested sag is 15% for a firm feel and 20% for a plush fork. On the stock 120mm setup 15% equals 18mm or about 0.7 inch of sag. 20% will use 24mm or about 1″ of sag.

Volume Spacers

The 120mm FOX 34 is factory spec’d with1 volume spacers (bike manufacturers may or may not change this). The 130mm fork can carry a maximum of 4 volume spacers.

Do not install more volume spacers than the FOX advises. Installing more than the maximum volume spacers will result in  product damage and potential for injuries, etc.

Volume Spacers Reference Page 10 on 34 Tuning Guide available Here (opens in new tab)

FOX 34 StepCast leg detail

FOX 34 StepCast FIT4 Rebound Controls

The FIT4 damper provides 10 clicks of low speed rebound located at the red knob on the bottom of the fork lowers.

Rebound controls the extension of the fork back to neutral. Ideally the fork will be “fast” enough to reset prior to the next obstacle without being so fast as to create a pogo stick feeling which compromises traction.

As your riding speeds increase it is common to reduce the rebound setting to accelerate the return to neutral. Sound like a lot? Its’ not that bad – and BikeCo clients always have access to our team for tuning questions. After delivery our team will reach out several times to help you fine tune your setup. BikeCo’s after sales service is second to none…

FOX 34 StepCast Remote Detail

FOX FIT4 Remote Compression Controls

In addition to the on-the-fly, in fact, on-the-handlebar(!) compression positions the FIT4 notably features 22 clicks of low speed compression adjustability in the Open mode.

The small black dial in the center of the assembly provides riders with exceptional levels of support adjustments to help the bike stand up in fast corners, resist brake dive or bottom out.

Stock Rear Shock: FOX Performance Float DPS

Air Spring & Volume Spacers

The Ibis Ripley uses a 190 x 45mm shock, spec’d with the Fox Float Factory DPS.

SAG is adjusted by PSI – typically trail riding styles gravitate to 25-30% sag. This would measure about 13mm for a plush setup and 11mm for a more firm setup.

Volume Spacers

Volume spacing provides fine tuning options to support the air spring.

By changing to a larger volume spacer, thus reducing the volume, you increase the air spring’s ramp rate for improved bottom out support and pop.

Conversely smaller volume spacers produces a more linear feel as the air has more volume during shock compression per mm of travel.

Do not install more or larger volume spacers than the FOX advises. Installing more than the maximum volume spacers will result in  product damage and potential for injuries, etc.

Fox Float DPS Remote Rebound Adjustment

FOX FLOAT Factory DPS Remote Rebound Controls

The DPS provides a rebound control with 11 clicks of adjustment.

Heavier riders will use more rebound control than lighter riders to slow the air spring’s return to neutral.

As your ground speeds increase it is common to allow your bike to rebound more quickly to prepare for the next terrain feature and avoid suspension packing from slow rebound setup.

Fox Float DPS Remote 2 position Adjustment

FOX Float Factory DPS Remote Compression Control

The Fox Float Factory DPS Remote provides on-the-fly and on-the-bars compression control in a 2 position Open or Firm setting.

Learn more about the FOX DPS on their tuning guide here (opens in new tab)

Learn about suspension setup basics on the following tabs. Each tab has a video with the basics of Air Spring / PSI, Volume Spacers, Compression, Rebound (or watch it all in one place with the final tab).

Each tab has a text section with a bit more in-depth look at the typical MTB suspension settings and how they intertwine.

Stock Fork: FOX Performance Series Float 34, 130mm

PSI / Spring Rate

MTB suspension must accommodate a wide range of rider weight. To achieve this nearly all forks and rear shocks use an adjustable air spring.

By varying air pressure riders set a desired sag, or percentage of travel that the bike “sits into” under neutral loading.

Modifying this sag percentage will change small bump compliance as well as bottom out characteristics.

Learning how to Pre-Charge your suspension pump will help you make finite adjustments to sag.

Typically 15% sag is for a firm setup and 20% sag is considered plush.

Air Spring Fine Tuning Control(s): Volume Spacers & Compression

Volume Spacers
Air springs ramp rate, sometimes called Spring Rate, is based on how air compresses in the containment cylinder. As the air is compressed the PSI increases according to the decreasing volume of the containment. This is done via non-compressible volume spacers in the air chamber.

Compression.
Hydraulic damping assists air spring providing support in mid-stroke and bottom out.

Opposing Control: Rebound.
Higher spring rate will drive the suspension back to neutral with more force than a lower spring rate. To keep the bike from skipping across trail rebound damping is utilized.

Stock Fork: FOX Performance Series Float 34, 130mm

Volume Tuning

As suspension compresses (travel reduces) a piston moves closer to the end of a sealed container. By decreasing the volume of the container the PSI pushing back on the piston is increased.

By adding or removing non-compressible volume spacers riders modify the air spring’s ramp rate which directly changes the amount of support and bottom out feel of the fork or shock.

By removing volume spacers a rider increases the available volume in the suspension. The larger volume compresses less per mm of travel resulting in a lower PSI per mm of travel. This creates less support and is utilizes more travel.

Adding volume spacers decreases the available volume. With less air volume the PSI per mm of travel increases providing more support and greater resistance to bottom out.

Opposing Control: Rebound.
Rebound may need to be adjusted for volume tuning depending on how drastic of a PSI change is being tuned in or out of the suspension.

“Helping” Control: Compression.
Compression provides additional support and bottom out resistance.

Compression

Compression controls provide damping to slow suspension travel as a load is applied and the suspension is compressed. (easy one right?)

When riders have found sag and volume spacing preferences compression controls provide minute adjustments to dial in performance. Adding compression provides more support allowing the suspension to ride taller in its travel which is important when dialing in a bike’s personality in corners, etc.

With too little compression a bike will sit deep in the travel. This compromises cornering and braking force resistance. Headtube angle, bottom bracket height, front to rear weight bias, etc are modified as a bike goes through its travel. Maintaining control of the use of travel is paramount for good performance.

Since compression hydraulically slows the suspension’s use of travel it therefor lowers the air spring’s PSI. Properly setting compression controls will help ease the load on the rebound system by controlling the air spring’s push back onto the rebound circuit.

Too much compression will cause a bike to feel harsh and not use appropriate amounts of travel.

Generally, compression settings are fine tuned after sag and volume spacing have riders “in the ballpark.”

Low speed compression controls mid-stroke as well as support in cornering and against brake dive.

High speed compression helps with bottom out and high shaft speed inputs.

3 positions switches are a type of compression circuit with Open the most plush, Mid providing some additional support and Firm for climbing. If you climb in firm remember to put it back to plush for the downhill or you’re in for a potentially rough ride.

Rebound

Rebound damping controls a suspension’s shaft speed returning to a neutral position. Or, how fast the air spring pushes back as the load changes.

More rebound damping slows the suspension by decreasing the amount of fluid allowed to pass through the hydraulic design.

Less rebound damping allows the suspension to return faster with less hydraulic restriction on the damper.

Rebound setting is based on weight, ground speed, terrain and aggression. Setting the rebound properly means finding the right frequency or feel for your riding.

If your rebound is too fast, or doesn’t have enough clicks of rebound, the bike will tend to skip and suffer poor small bump compliance.

When the rebound is too slow, or you have too many clicks of rebound, the suspension may “pack up” creating a harsh ride as each bump uses progressively more travel forcing the suspension deeper into the travel, which will have higher spring rates.

Opposing: Air Spring PSI / Spring Rate.

“Helping” Control: Low & High Speed Rebound.

Some suspension is designed with 2 rebound circuits. The High Speed Rebound circuit is designed to provide additional control resisting increased PSI late in suspension travel.

Typically High Speed Rebound settings are used as the Low Speed Rebound controls edge towards closed. Example: you might not use any clicks of High Speed Rebound until you reach “X” clicks on the low speed.

Ibis Exie Complete Builds

Ibis’ has a range of builds in their lineup. Whether you’re shopping SRAM, Shimano or want to mix and match for the perfect setup there’s no one better than BikeCo.com to get you dialed in.

The Exie is available in 3 high performance kits:
XT starting at $7,999
X01 starting at $7,999
XX1 starting at $12,799

You can learn more about these three kits, review spec and check out some popular upgrades and swaps to the US made Ibis Exie below.

Use these tabs to learn more about the 2023 Ibis Exie Completes.

Read up on the kit highlights, common swaps / upgrades as well as view the detail spec.

Exie XX1 Complete

No holds barred, no spec compromised SRAM AXS drivetrain, XTR brakes with Ibis S28 Carbon Wheels. What more could you want? (well, we have some ideas below…)

MSRP: $12,799

XX1 Build Highlights

The entire XX1 build is a highlight – but what stands out most?

– Shimano 2 piston XTR Brakes: Some of the most popular and proven trail brakes on the market.

– Ibis Carbon Wheels

– XX1 Eagle AXS wireless shifting

XX1 Build Frequent Swaps

Common swaps:

Brakes: For riders looking for more brake modulation but with equivalent power to the M9100 XTR brakes we offer Magura and Hope products.

Headset: Upgrade to the Cane Creek 110 or Chris King from the stock 40.

Cranks: Cane Creek eeWings – a popular upgrade to the Exie that ties into its heritage.

Cockpit: If you have a cockpit you like let’s get it on the bike. Depending on your weight you might prefer a 35mm cockpit setup.

Seating: Like cockpit, if you have a saddle or seatpost you love its a common change across all the builds.

Ibis Exie XX1 Spec:

Fork
FOX Factory 34 StepCast Fit 4 Remote, 120mm, 44mm Offset, 29″, 110x15mm

Shock
FOX Factory Float DPS with Remote, 190x45mm

Wheels
Ibis S28 Carbon Rims/ 29″ / Industry Nine Hydra Hubs

Tires
Maxxis Rekon Race 29×2.4″ EXO

Brakes
Shimano XTR M9100, 2 piston

Brake Rotors
Shimano RT-MT900 180/160

Cranks
SRAM XX1 Eagle Dub Spindle, 30t Alloy Ring
S/M: 170mm, L/XL: 175mm

 Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB BSA

Rear Derailleur
SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS

Shift Levers
SRAM XX1 AXS

Cassette
SRAM XG1299 10-52t

Chain
SRAM XX1 Eagle

Headset
Cane Creek 40: IS 41 upper, IS 52 lower

Grips
Lizard Skin Charger Evo

Handlebar
Enve M6 780mm

Stem
Enve MTN Stem 31.8
S/M: 35mm, L/XL: 50mm

Seatpost
SRAM Reverb AXS
S: 125mm, M: 150mm, L/XL: 170mm

Saddle
WTB Silverado 142

Exie X01 Complete

12sp Eagle X01 with Ibis 933 Aluminum wheels and XT 2 piston brakes.

MSRP: $7,999

*shown with a mix kit – actual spec varies see below

X01 Build Highlights

– Shimano XT 8100 2 piston brakes

– Long lasting SRAM X01 drivetrain

X01 Build Frequent Swaps

There are some common upgrades and swaps to the Exie X01 kit:

Brakes: For riders looking for more modulation than the Shimano brakes provide we offer both Magura and Hope products.

AXS: Can’t hate that wireless update…

Cockpit: If you have a cockpit you like let’s get it on the bike. 35mm handlebar and stems are a very common upgrade to this kit.

Seating: Like cockpit, if you have a saddle or seatpost you love its a common change across all the builds.

Carbon Wheels: We work with a variety of carbon rim brands and our hand builders can set you up with the perfect rim / spoke / hub combo to compliment your riding.

Ibis Exie X01 Spec:

Fork
FOX Factory 34 StepCast Fit 4 Remote, 120mm, 44mm Offset, 29″, 110x15mm

Shock
FOX Factory Float DPS with Remote, 190x45mm

Wheels
Ibis 933 Aluminum Rims / Ibis Hubs*
*upgrade available: Ibis S28 Carbon Rims/ 29″ / Industry Nine Hydra Hubs

Tires
Maxxis Rekon Race 29×2.4″ EXO

Brakes
Shimano XT M8100, 2 piston

Brake Rotors
Shimano RT-86 180/160

Cranks
SRAM X01 Eagle Dub Spindle, 30t Alloy Ring
S/M: 170mm, L/XL: 175mm

 Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB BSA

Rear Derailleur
SRAM X01 Eagle

Shift Levers
SRAM X01 Eagle

Cassette
SRAM XG1295 10-52t

Chain
SRAM X01 Eagle

Headset
Cane Creek 40: IS 41 upper, IS 52 lower

Grips
Lizard Skin Charger Evo

Handlebar
Ibis Carbon HiFi 31.8, 800mm

Stem
Industry Nine A318
S/M: 40mm, L/XL: 50mm

Seatpost
Bike Yoke Revive
S: 125mm, M: 160mm, L: 185mm, XL: 213mm
note: 250lb rider weight limit

Saddle
WTB Silverado 142

Exie XT Complete

The popular XT drivetrain and brake combo produces an ultra smooth shifting (and riding) XC Endurance and Trail ripper.

MSRP: $7,999

XT Build Highlights

– 12sp Shimano Drivetrain. Excellent shifting feel.

– Ibis 933 wheels

– Shimano XT brakes – some of the most popular on the market.

XT Build Frequent Swaps

There are some common upgrades and swaps to the Exie XT kit:

Brakes: For riders looking for more modulation than the Shimano brakes provide we offer both Magura and Hope products.

Cockpit: If you have a cockpit you like let’s get it on the bike. 35mm handlebar and stems are a very common upgrade to this kit.

Seating: Like cockpit, if you have a saddle or seatpost you love its a common change across all the builds.

Carbon Wheels: We work with a variety of carbon rim brands and our hand builders can set you up with the perfect rim / spoke / hub combo to compliment your riding.

Ibis Exie XT Spec:

Fork
FOX Factory 34 StepCast Fit 4 Remote, 120mm, 44mm Offset, 29″, 110x15mm

Shock
FOX Factory Float DPS with Remote, 190x45mm

Wheels
Ibis 933 Aluminum Rims / Ibis Hubs*
*upgrade available: Ibis S28 Carbon Rims/ 29″ / Industry Nine Hydra Hubs

Tires
Maxxis Rekon Race 29×2.4″ EXO

Brakes
Shimano XT M8100, 2 piston

Brake Rotors
Shimano RT-86 180/160

Cranks
Shimano XT M8100, 30t Alloy Ring
S/M: 170mm, L/XL: 175mm

 Bottom Bracket
Shimano XT MT800

Rear Derailleur
Shimano XT M8100 Shadow Plus 12 Sp

Shift Levers
Shimano XT M8100

Cassette
Shimano XT 10-51t

Chain
Shimano XT M8100

Headset
Cane Creek 40: IS 41 upper, IS 52 lower

Grips
Lizard Skin Charger Evo

Handlebar
Ibis Carbon HiFi 31.8, 800mm

Stem
Industry Nine A318
S/M: 40mm, L/XL: 50mm

Seatpost
Bike Yoke Revive
S: 125mm, M: 160mm, L: 185mm, XL: 213mm
note: 250lb rider weight limit

Saddle
WTB Silverado 142

 

Common Ibis Exie Upgrades

Common Upgrades on the Exie

All of the Ibis Factory Builds spec a great bike – but we do see some familiar swaps and upgrades to the Exie:

Brakes – Magura and Hope are the changes for riders prefer more modulation.

35mm Cockpits – depending on rider size you may prefer the 35mm cockpit options. Lighter riders may prefer the 31.8mm but have a favorite bar or stem swap.

Oval Chain Rings – want to find any advantage uphill you can? Oval chain rings have drastically grown in popularity. Chat with our team about the details on what makes these rings slightly more efficient and easier on your joints.

More USA Made Bits: With a US frame we see a lot of riders trying to get as many homemade bits on their build as possible. Wolf Tooth, Industry Nine, Chris King, etc

Do you know other things you’re interested in? Let us know! We have special savings available for clients who buy bikes on all of the soft goods and bits you need to get on trail with your new Ibis Exie.

Compare Ibis Exie Geometry

Open the tab to the right to display our interactive mtb geometry comparison.

You can compare bottom bracket, chainstay, wheelbase, headtube angle, trail, reach and stack

Ibis Exie: Comparative Bikes

The Exie is at home in XC Endurance and trail riding. 100mm rear travel with 120mm fork put it on the “smaller” side of full suspension bikes these days. Being made in the USA is a big sales point.

So, the Exie sits a bit in its own world frankly. But, what else should be on your review list

Ibis’ Ripley is a slightly larger bike with a similar personality thanks to the DW Suspension. Yeti’s SB120 comes in as a “bigger” bike more with higher speed and gnar capacity as well.

Mondraker’s Raze parallels the Ripley and 120 as slightly bigger in personality than the Exie. The Mondraker Podium however is an interesting bike similar to the Exie that you may want to review.

(note: 2023 product is under construction – if you don’t see it contact us today!)

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Compare 2023 Ibis Ripmo AF Completes

Shop the Ibis Ripmo AF: The award winning aluminum enduro bike gets better: Compare Ibis Ripmo AF builds: available in Frame Only as well as Deore, NGX and SLX completes.

Want to know more about the aluminum 147mm travel DW Suspension enduro bike?

Compare the Ibis complete kits as well as build highlights and common upgrades / swaps on the Ripmo AF SLX, Deore and NGX kits here.

What’s new on the Ripmo AF?

Well, notably it’s the Swingarm. Ibis’ new rear triangle features some worthy updates.

SRAM UDH (Universal Derailleur Hanger: Consolidating SKUs means you can get a UDH when you need it at home or on a trip.

Changes that allow the revised 55mm chain line which utilizes a slightly wider rear end providing a stiffer chainstay for improved traction and tracking.

Continued improvements to the manufacturing and QC mean your aluminum bike has never been so detail oriented.

Ibis Ripmo AF Marzocchi Suspension

The Ripmo AF is now spec’d with the Marzocchi Bomber Z1 coil fork in 160mm travel.

Ibis ships the Ripmo AF with a medium spring in the Bomber, however, BikeCo.com has you covered. Part of our industry leading setup and service includes installing the right spring for your weight and riding style.

The Ibis Ripmo AF is now spec’d with the Marzocchi Bomber Air rear shock as well.

Both the Bomber fork and Bomber shock will feature parts riders familiar with the FOX lineup will note such as the proven GRIP damper in the fork and many of the internals on the Bomber Air Shock.

Read more about the Marzocchi spec below!

Learn more about the Ripmo AF Marzocchi Bomber fork and Marzocchi Bomber rear shock on these tabs!

*Spec Swap Available: Riders who prefer a more linear setup can spec the DVO Jade X Coil on the Ripmo AF.

Ripmo AF – Air Versus Coil:

The DW Suspension on the Ibis Ripmo AF is capable of running either the air shock or the coil offering. So, who wants what?

Generally the air shock is the preferred option. It has the widest range of adjustability with PSI to adjust sag as well as volume spacing to modify ramp rate (or bottom out control).

Riders looking for the ultimate compliance tend to gravitate to the coil DVO Jade X shock as coil characteristics have a more linear rate through the travel. This gives the shock a more “plush” feeling without as much “kick back” deep in the travel. The other side to that coin however, is the coil shock tends to want to bottom out more easily.

Coil riders can adjust sag and ramp through coil spring rate and preload, however it’s not quite as wide of a range as with an air shock.

Questions? No problem. Our expert staff is here to dial you in. We can help you determine whether a coil or air rear shock is better suited to your size, ground speeds, riding style and terrain.

Stock Fork: Marzocchi Bomber Z1 Coil, 160mm

Ibis Ripmo AF Fork Travel Options

160mm Ibis Ripmo AF

The Ripmo AF is spec’d with a 160mm Marzocchi Bomber. This provides the bike with it’s stock 64.9 degree headtube angle and 341mm bottom bracket height.

Riders looking for a little more aggressive setup may investigate the 170mm option.

170mm Ibis Ripmo AF

Perhaps more than the additional 6% of travel the 10mm adds are the geometry modifications. Raising the front of the Ripmo AF will slacken the headtube, increase the trail measurement and slightly lift the bottom bracket.

These are popular shifts for riders attacking the steepest, burliest terrain.

Wondering which is right for you? Chat with our team today and we’ll help you define which riders benefit from which travel setup.

Marzocchi Z1 Bomber Coil Medium Firm Extra Firm Coil Springs

Marzocchi Bomber Z1 Coil 160mm, 44mm offset, 29”, 110×15

The Marzocchi Z1 is a great option spec’d on the current Ibis Ripmo AF – this is a robust fork with the proven GRIP damper minimizing both issues and downtime. The coil spring and pre-load options give riders a range of adjustability based on weight and BikeCo.com has the right springs to get you setup whether you’re looking for the Medium (factory supplied), Firm or Extra Firm spring rate.

Questions on the coil fork’s performance or setup? When you buy from BikeCo.com you get unparalleled after sales service to help you fine tune the suspension, cockpit, tire pressures, etc!

Marzocchi Z1 Spring Rate Chart with Rebound Settings

Coil Spring

For the 160mm travel Marzocchi Bomber Z1 Coil suggested sag is 15% for a firm feel and 20% for a plush fork. On the stock 160mm setup 15% equals 24mm or about 1 inch of sag. 20% will use 32mm or about 1.3″ of sag. Sag and progression can be adjusted with Preload.

BikeCo provides out clients the correct spring based on weight. (Ibis ships with a Medium spring)

Marzocchi Z1 Coil Rebound Adjuster

The Marzocchi  Bomber Z1 Coil fork offers a wide range of tuning capacity with 13 clicks of rebound.

Marzocchi Z1 Coil GRIP Adjuster

Marzocchi Bomber Z1 Coil GRIP Compression Controls

The Marzocchi Bomber Z1 Coil provides Low Speed compression controls to fine tune support through the GRIP damper.

Marzocchi Z1 Coil Preload Adjuster

The Marzocchi Bomber Z1 Coil has adjustable sag and off the top utilizing mechanical preload on the spring.

Chat with our team about which spring is right for your weight and riding style.

 

Marzocchi Bomber Air Shock

Stock Rear Shock: Marzocchi Bomber Air

Air Spring & Volume Spacers

The Ibis Ripmo AF uses a 210 x 55mm shock.

The spec’d Marzocchi Bomber Air Shock is the most popular based on its wide variety of setup options.

SAG is adjusted by PSI – typically Enduro riding styles gravitate to 25-30% sag. This would measure about 17mm for a plush setup.

Volume Spacers

Volume spacing provides fine tuning options to support the air spring.

By adding volume spacers, thus reducing the volume, you increase the air spring’s ramp rate for improved bottom out support and pop.

Conversely removing volume spacers produces a more linear feel as the air has more volume during shock compression per mm of travel.

Do not install more volume spacers than the Marzocchi advises. Installing more than the maximum volume spacers will result in  product damage and potential for injuries, etc.

More about Marzocchi Bomber Air Shock Volume Spacing can be found here (link opens in new tab)

Marzocchi Bomber Air Shock Rebound Adjustment

Marzocchi Bomber Air Shock Rebound Controls

The Marzocchi Bomber Air shock offers 10 clicks of rebound adjustment.

This allows riders to control the rate of return from a compressed state. Ideally, rebound is set fast enough that the fork returns to a neutral position before the next obstacle, without being so fast as to lose traction or feel like a pogo stick!

Marzocchi Bomber Air Shock 2 position compression Adjustment

Marzocchi Bomber Air Shock Compression Controls

From Marzocchi’s Site the Bomber’s Compression control offers unique features:

2-position, non-indexed compression sweep adjust means you can set it and forget it

Innovative tunable sweep to adjust the stop to a narrower window

Want to know more about the Ibis Ripmo AF’s rear Marzocchi shock? Follow this link for the owner’s manual of the Bomber Air Shock (opens in new tab)

Ibis Ripmo AF: Air vs. Coil

Debating air versus coil on your new Ibis Ripmo AF?  Let’s look at the differences in the spring concepts.

Coil Ripmo AF

Generally coil shocks are sought after for being more plush on the initial stroke and more linear through the travel. “Linear” means less progressive, or less able to resist bottom out. Now, some of this can be tuned with compression settings on the damper, however, it will never have the same progressive feel as an air shock.

Getting the right coil for you usage is critical for the best performance. Typically riders will purchase two of the less expensive coil springs and decide if they prefer the softer spring with more preload spun into the spring or if the “heavier” spring with less preload is their preference. There is actual a difference in progressiveness with these two approaches while maintaining a cross over sag spring rate. In short, if you’re looking at coils and not 100% sure what you need chat with our team – and save on that titanium ultra light spring while you fine tune with the cheaper steel options!

Air Ripmo AF

Air shocks are mechanically more progressive in nature thanks to the properties of compressing air. Riders who want less ramp rate, or less progressive suspension can remove volume spacers thus increasing the air volume. Adding volume spacers diminishes the volume available to compress which leads to the PSI increasing at each mm of travel – increasing the ramp rate or progression of the suspension.

Most riders will gravitate to the air spring option for the range of adjustability.

Questions? No problem. Chat with our team and we’ll help you dial in your dream build.

Ripmo AF Complete Builds

Ibis’ has a range of builds in their lineup. Whether you’re shopping SRAM, Shimano or want to mix and match for the perfect setup there’s no one better than BikeCo.com to get you dialed in.

The Ripmo AF is available in 3 cost conscious kits:
Deore starting at $3,599
NGX starting at $3,999
SLX starting at $4,099

You can learn more about these three kits, review spec and check out some popular upgrades and swaps to the aluminum Ripmo below.

Use these tabs to learn more about the 2023 Ibis Ripmo AF Completes.

Read up on the kit highlights, common swaps / upgrades as well as view the detail spec.

Ripmo AF SLX Complete

Shimano’s 12sp cost-conscious option without compromising trail performance.

MSRP: $4,099

SLX Build Highlights

The Shimano SLX complete provides great 12sp Shimano performance, Ibis Send Alloy wheels, Marzocchi suspension and an alloy cockpit.

Some of the highlights of the build include:

– Shimano 4 piston SLX Brakes: Some of the most popular and proven brakes on the market.

– Proven Blackbird Send Alloy Wheels

– Bike Yoke Revive Dropper Post (3 sizes available depending on frame size). The Revive has an external control to bleed and reset the post as needed.

SLX Build Frequent Swaps

Common swaps:

Brakes: Magura and TRP are the most common changes here. Magura has more modulation while the Shimano come on a bit stronger. Riders who like Modulation may gravitate to the revised Hope 4 options which bring notably more power to the Hope lineup. TRP brakes are gaining traction for riders who like the Shimano feel but may want a touch more modulation from the longer brake lever.

Chain Guide: add a chain guide for more aggressive riding

Headset: Upgrade to the Cane Creek 110 or Chris King from the stock 40.

Cockpit: If you have a cockpit you like let’s get it on the bike. Or upgrade to a carbon bar or 35mm combination to find tune your SLX build.

Seating: Like cockpit, if you have a saddle or seatpost you love its a common change across all the builds.

Ibis Ripmo AF SLX Spec:

Fork
Marzocchi Bomber Z1 Coil, 160mm, 44mm offset, 29”, 110x15mm

Shock
Marzocchi Bomber Air, 210 x 55

Wheels
Blackbird Send Alloy (Send I front, Send II rear) / 29″ / Ibis Hubs

Tires
Maxxis Assegai 29” x 2.5” WT, EXO+ casing, 120tpi

Brakes
Shimano SLX M7120, 4 piston

Brake Rotors
Shimano SM-RT66 203/180

Cranks
Shimano SLX M7100 24mm spindle, 30t Alloy Ring
S/M: 170mm, L/XL: 175mm

 Bottom Bracket
Shimano SLX BB52

Rear Derailleur
Shimano SLX M7100 Shadow Plus

Shift Levers
Shimano SLX M7100

Cassette
Shimano SLX, 10-51T

Chain
Shimano SLX M7100

Headset
Cane Creek 40 ZS44/ZS56

Grips
Lizard Skin Charger Evo

Handlebar
Ibis 780mm Alloy

Stem
Ibis 31.8mm
S/M: 40mm, L: 50mm, XL: 60mm

Seatpost
Bike Yoke Revive Dropper
S: 125mm, M: 160mm, L: 185mm, XL: 213mm.
Note there is a 250lb rider weight limit on this post.

Saddle
WTB Silverado 142

Ripmo AF NGX Complete

The NGX combines 12sp Eagle components with maximum room for upgrades down the line.

MSRP: $3,599

NGX Build Highlights

– SRAM XD Driver. By spec’ing the XG-1275 cassette the NGX kit utilizes the XD driver allowing riders to use any GX or above cassette at time of replacement without needing a new freehub driver.

– Great Blackbird Send Alloy Wheels

NGX Build Frequent Swaps

With a couple well placed swaps / upgrades your NGX build can be dialed in without breaking the bank.

Common swaps:

Brakes: Magura and Shimano are the most common changes here. Magura has more modulation while the Shimano come on a bit stronger. TRP brakes are gaining traction for riders who like the Shimano feel but may want a touch more modulation from the longer brake lever.

AXS: Believe it or not, we sell A LOT of NGX completes that have a GX AXS upgrade kit mounted to them before delivery. Can’t hate that wireless update…

Cockpit: If you have a cockpit you like let’s get it on the bike. Carbon handlebars are a very common upgrade to this kit.

Seating: Like cockpit, if you have a saddle or seatpost you love its a common change across all the builds.

Ibis Ripmo AF NGX Spec:

Fork
Marzocchi Bomber Z1 Coil, 160mm, 44mm offset, 29”, 110x15mm

Shock
Marzocchi Bomber Air, 210 x 55

Wheels
Blackbird Send Alloy (Send I front, Send II rear) / 29″ / Ibis Hubs

Tires
Maxxis Assegai 29” x 2.5” WT, EXO+ casing, 120tpi

Brakes
SRAM G2 R, 4 piston

Brake Rotors
SRAM Centerline 6 bolt 203mm/180mm

Cranks
SRAM NX Eagle DUB, 30t Alloy Ring
S/M: 170mm, L/XL: 175mm

Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB BSA

Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX Eagle

Shift Levers
SRAM NX Eagle

Cassette
SRAM XG 1275 Eagle 10-50

Chain
SRAM NX Eagle

Headset
Cane Creek 40 ZS44/ZS56

Grips
Lizard Skin Charger Evo

Handlebar
Ibis 780mm Alloy

Stem
Ibis 31.8mm
S/M: 40mm, L: 50mm, XL: 60mm

Seatpost
KS Rage-i Dropper
S: 125mm, M: 150mm, L/XL: 170mm

Saddle
WTB Silverado 142

Ripmo AF Deore Complete

The Shimano Deore Ripmo AF is the most cost conscious in the lineup. You’ll be hard pressed to find anything with the capacity and fun factor of an Ibis RIpmo AF near this price point.

MSRP: $3,599

Deore Build Highlights

– 12sp Shimano Drivetrain. Excellent shifting across the entire lineup.

– Great Blackbird Send Alloy Wheels

– Shimano 4 piston brakes – some of the most popular on the market.

Deore Build Frequent Swaps

With a couple well placed swaps / upgrades your Deore build can be dialed in without breaking the bank.

Common swaps:

Brakes: Magura and Shimano are the most common changes here. Magura has more modulation while the Shimano come on a bit stronger. TRP brakes are gaining traction for riders who like the Shimano feel but may want a touch more modulation from the longer brake lever.

Cockpit: If you have a cockpit you like let’s get it on the bike. Carbon handlebars are a very common upgrade to this kit.

Seating: Like cockpit, if you have a saddle or seatpost you love its a common change across all the builds.

Ibis Ripmo AF Deore Spec:

Fork
Marzocchi Bomber Z1 Coil, 160mm, 44mm offset, 29”, 110x15mm

Shock
Marzocchi Bomber Air, 210 x 55

Wheels
Blackbird Send Alloy (Send I front, Send II rear) / 29″ / Ibis Hubs

Tires
Maxxis Assegai 29” x 2.5” WT, EXO+ casing, 120tpi

Brakes
Shimano Deore M6120 4 piston

Brake Rotors
Shimano SM-RT66 203/180

Cranks
Shimano Deore M6100, 30t
S/M: 170mm, L/XL: 175mm

Bottom Bracket
Shimano SM BB52

Rear Derailleur
Shimano Deore M6100

Shift Levers
Shimano Deore M6100

Cassette
Shimano Deore M6100 10-51t

Chain
Shimano Deore M6100

Headset
Cane Creek 40 ZS44/ZS56

Grips
Lizard Skin Charger Evo

Handlebar
Ibis 780mm Alloy

Stem
Ibis 31.8mm
S/M: 40mm, L: 50mm, XL: 60mm

Seatpost
KS Rage-i Dropper
S: 125mm, M: 150mm, L/XL: 170mm

Saddle
WTB Silverado 142

Common Ibis Ripley AF Upgrades and Swaps

Common Upgrades on Ripmo AF

Some of the most common upgrades on the Ripmo AF, both at time of purchase as well as considerations down the line:

Brakes – Particularly on the NGX kit riders often swap to Magura or Shimano or upgrade to Hope, TRP or the higher end Magura and Shimano.

Suspension – Some riders prefer to upgrade to the FOX 38 GRIP2 to provide the high and low speed compression as well as high and low speed rebound options. Or, consider adding a GRIP2 damper to the Marzocchi coil for a unique coil fork with dual compression and rebound controls! Rear shocks have been upgraded to both the Factory FOX Float X2 and Float X for similar reasons.

Carbon Handlebars – carbon handlebars aren’t so much about the weight savings but take advantage of the materials damping effects which minimize the amount of trail input going into your hands. Carbon bars are available in both 31.8 and 35mm diameters.

Chain Guides – when you’re riding hard adding a chain guide helps to retain the chain to the chain ring in the rough stuff.

Oval Chain Rings – want to find any advantage uphill you can? Oval chain rings have drastically grown in popularity. Chat with our team about the details on what makes these rings slightly more efficient and easier on your joints.

Do you know other things you’re interested in? Let us know! We have special savings available for clients who buy bikes on all of the soft goods and bits you need to get on trail with your new Ibis Ripmo AF.

Compare Ibis Ripmo AF Geometry

Open the tab to the right to display our interactive mtb geometry comparison.

You can compare bottom bracket, chainstay, wheelbase, headtube angle, trail, reach and stack as well as learn more about rider’s reach and rider’s stack!

Ripmo AF: Comparative Bikes

What else is on your short list when shopping the Ripmo AF? Well there are two likely paths you’re examining: bikes in aluminum and the carbon Ibis Ripmo.

In aluminum the RIpmo AF is hard to beat. There is some availability in Mondraker aluminum bikes like the FOXY – reach out to our team for ETA, model and size availability.

So what if you’re looking at the Carbon Ripmo?

Well, the Ripmo has cutting edge DW Suspension with 147mm of rear travel and can be setup with either a 160mm or a 170mm fork. It is a proven EWS level bike while being acknowledged as one of the most confident and comfortable enduro bikes for pleasure riding.

Currently the list of bikes that are directly comparable to the Ripmo V2S carbon would be the Yeti SB150, Yeti SB140 Lunch Ride (in 29″ wheels) and Mondraker FOXY. Both available from BikeCo.com.

If you’re shopping a slightly smaller chassis the Ibis Ripley AF, Yeti SB120 and Mondraker Raze are worth review.

Check out more bikes on our Bikes & Frames page or Shop In-Stock and In-Production Ripmo AF Below

(note: 2023 product is under construction – if you don’t see it contact us today!)

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Compare 2023 Yeti SB120 Builds!

The Yeti SB120 is available in 4 colors: Turquoise, Raw Carbon, Dust and Loch as well as 3 T-Series Kits T4, T3, T1 and 2 C-Series Kits C2 and C1.

The 2023 Yeti SB120 brings a bit more trail capacity without sacrificing much on the uphill. This bike finds a great balancing point between quick handling, efficient pedaling and enough travel to give you a fun ripper on your local trail and light enduro adventures.

The SB120 pairs with a 130mm fork. It features updates to linkage, rear triangle and chain line. Scroll down to read more about the ’23 Yeti SB120 builds!

Compare the Yeti complete kits as well as build highlights and common upgrades / swaps on the SB120 here.

Yeti SB120 Frame Detail Dust Colorway

What’s updated on the SB120?

The SB120 has more to offer than simply another 10mm of travel…

The new Yeti features improved Switch Infinity Assembly on the Turq series builds and frames.

The downtube to bottom bracket interface has been angled up slightly for improved clearance.

SRAM UDH (Universal Derailleur Hanger) allows a stiffer rear end with the new 55mm chainline.

Threaded Bottom Brackets.

This bike is designed to give riders something comfortable and confident for all day excursions well off the groomed and swept lunch loops. But, it’s a Yeti so you know it’s going to have that flickable fun feeling when you point it downhill. Even more so with the updates to the Switch Infinity V2 and the SB120’s leverage rates.

Yeti SB160 Linkage Details Pressed Standard Bearings

SB120 Linkage

One of the most notable updates to the Yeti linkage on the SB120 from a usability and user-servicable standpoint is the spec and location of the bearings.

Standard sized cartridge bearings, pressed into the linkage, instead of the front or rear triangle mean that if you need to replace a bearing it’s a far less intimidating process.

With Yeti’s unbeatable frame warranty, being able to freshen bearings or even full linkage without messing with press fits in carbon? Love it.

SB120 Linkage Updates & Improvements

Why more? Why add travel to the XC Endurance / Trail end of the lineup? Well, as much as I hate using all of the MTB marketing terms – the SB120 really does well balancing a “down-country” philosophy for a wide range or riders.

So what does more travel mean? Well it’s allowed the suspension to be tuned differently. The actual addition of more travel at the end of the stroke allows the ramp rate to be re-imagined while maintaining a near bottom-less feel.

Since you asked (well, I’m not sure you did but I’m going to tell you) super short travel bikes are forced into a lot of compromises. And the basic of that is: a dual suspension bike isn’t going to be as light as a hardtail. It’s not. It has more bits! (but, hardtails HURT to ride man – maybe its our locale here in Southern California, maybe it’s my age – but the romance is gone for a hardtail for me… if you’re XC racing then of course. Any thing that starts with the word “pleasure” I’m not sure how hard tail oriented it can be!!)

Anyhow – so you’ve got your dual suspension bike. You might as well get it into that sweet spot of travel and performance which is where the SB120’s down-country personality sits. It accelerates quickly. It changes direction well. But it’s got enough to be a super fun day when you get pointed downhill. Frankly it’s confident into bigger terrain than a lot of 120mm bikes would be thanks to Yeti’s geometry and commitment to building fast bikes!

Some of the other advantages to the new linkage revision include lower stand-over height and more water bottle room, even with the raised down tube to bottom bracket connector (more on that later)

2023 Yeti SB160 Frame Design Improvements

SB120: Yeti Frame Developments

(center) Threaded bottom bracket. Sounds minor? Well, no, not in my book! Threaded bottom brackets are available in a wider range of price (and performance) points. They’re generally easier and less intimidating to change. They tend to creak less although BikeCo’s frame prep service addresses a lot of that anyhow…

(right) SRAM UDH – Universal Derailleur Hanger. Easier to source parts when you have that big moment on a trip and don’t want to miss the next day’s riding. The UDH also allows for a 55mm chainline which produces a stiffer, better tracking rear end.

(left) Improved cable management “stops” are designed to help minimize cable movement keeping the new Yeti quieter even at speed!

2023 Yeti Frame Design Improvements

Learn more about the Yeti SB120 suspension spec: FOX Factory 34 FIT4 fork and FOX Factory DPS rear shock on Turq Series as well as the FOX Performance 34 fork and Fox Performance DPS on the C1 and C2 builds!

C-Series builds can be upgraded to Factory Suspension at time of purchase!

SB120 T4 Stock Fork: FOX Factory 34 Fit4 130mm

Air Spring & Volume Spacers

The FOX 34 provides riders a range of setup options using air spring as well as volume spacers.

Suggested sag is 15% for a firm feel and 20% for a plush fork. On the stock 130mm setup 15% equals 20mm of sag. 20% will use 26mm of sag.

Volume Spacers

The 130mm FOX 34 is factory spec’d with 2 volume spacers (bike manufacturers may or may not change this). The 130mm fork can carry a maximum of 5 volume spacers.

Do not install more volume spacers than the FOX advises. Installing more than the maximum volume spacers will result in  product damage and potential for injuries, etc.

FOX 34 FIT4 Rebound Control

The FIT4 damper provides Low rebound control (LSR).

There are 10 clicks of adjustability on the FOX FIT4 rebound.

With the updated fork architecture riders can also utilize the GRIP2 damper in the FOX 34. Riders who prefer the option of High and Low Speed Rebound should investigate the GRIP2 (more on this below!)

FOX FIT4 Compression Controls

FOX FIT4 Compression Controls

The FOX FIT4 has a 3 position “on-the-fly” switch with Open, Medium and Firm compression settings. (shown in blue on the image above)

The FIT4 also offers riders 22 clicks of low speed compression adjustment in the OPEN mode. (the black dial in the center of the damper)

GRIP2 Upgrade: riders looking at the GRIP2 damper will not have the “on-the-fly” switch but gain a Low and High Speed Compression adjustment.

BikeCo Exclusive: Pro Tune Suspension

There are a lot of reasons to shop at The Bike Company (BikeCo.com). Some are: Unmatched attention to detail. Incredible after sales setup follow up. Pro Tune Suspension.

Our team works with the FOX fork and shock lineup to take the already great FOX suspension to the next level. Working with our team of suspension tuners we will narrow the FOX performance window based on your size, riding style, terrain, ground speeds, aggression, goals and chassis.

What’s it mean to narrow the performance window? Well, each click is more precise. The fluid is hand picked for you. The bleed is more precise.

On trail your suspension will be more plush while maintaining the support and progression you need to really attack the trail.

For racers our tuned suspension subtracts seconds from your run. For pleasure riders it improves the traction and feel allowing you to progress quicker in your riding.

Talk to our team about the advantages of BikeCo Pro Tunes today.

Turq Series Stock Fork: FOX Factory 34 GRIP2 130mm

Air Spring & Volume Spacers

The FOX 34 provides riders a range of setup options using air spring as well as volume spacers.

Suggested sag is 15% for a firm feel and 20% for a plush fork. On the stock 130mm setup 15% equals 20mm of sag. 20% will use 26mm of sag.

Volume Spacers

The 130mm FOX 34 is factory spec’d with 2 volume spacers (bike manufacturers may or may not change this). The 130mm fork can carry a maximum of 5 volume spacers.

Do not install more volume spacers than the FOX advises. Installing more than the maximum volume spacers will result in  product damage and potential for injuries, etc.

GRIP2 High and Low Speed Rebound Control

FOX 34 GRIP2 Rebound Controls

The GRIP2 damper provides both Low (LSR) and High (HSR) rebound controls.

The addition of the High Speed or HSR control provides increased rebound control to account for the higher PSI produced by aggressive or heavier riders.

Typically riders will adjust LSR, Low Speed Rebound, to suit riding style and taste and refer to FOX’s guide for the appropriate HSR, High Speed Rebound, pairing.

FOX GRIP2 High and Low Speed Compression Controls

FOX GRIP2 Compression Controls

The FOX GRIP2 damper provides Low and High speed compression controls to fine tune support.

Compression circuits hydraulically damp (or slow) the fork’s input assisting the air spring in providing appropriate mid-stroke and bottom out feel.

Low Speed Compression helps provide mid-stroke support. This allows a bike to ride taller in the travel in cornering while resisting brake dive, rider weight shift and other slow shaft speed inputs.

High Speed Compression works to fine tune bottom out feel as well as other high shaft speed inputs also known as square edge bumps. Example: if you sprint straight into a curb you’re likely to engage the High Speed Compression even if you’re not using full travel. This is due to the speed of the shaft moving oil to compensate for the hit.

BikeCo Exclusive: Pro Tune Suspension

There are a lot of reasons to shop at The Bike Company (BikeCo.com). Some are: Unmatched attention to detail. Incredible after sales setup follow up. Pro Tune Suspension.

Our team works with the FOX fork and shock lineup to take the already great FOX suspension to the next level. Working with our team of suspension tuners we will narrow the FOX performance window based on your size, riding style, terrain, ground speeds, aggression, goals and chassis.

What’s it mean to narrow the performance window? Well, each click is more precise. The fluid is hand picked for you. The bleed is more precise.

On trail your suspension will be more plush while maintaining the support and progression you need to really attack the trail.

For racers our tuned suspension subtracts seconds from your run. For pleasure riders it improves the traction and feel allowing you to progress quicker in your riding.

Talk to our team about the advantages of BikeCo Pro Tunes today.

Stock Rear Shock: FOX Factory Float DPS

Air Spring & Volume Spacers

The spec’d Fox Float Factory DPS is the most technical single can shock on the market

SAG is adjusted by PSI – typically Down-Country / XC riding styles gravitate to 25% sag.

Volume Spacers

Volume spacing provides fine tuning options to support the air spring.

By adding volume spacers, thus reducing the volume, you increase the air spring’s ramp rate for improved bottom out support and pop.

Conversely removing volume spacers produces a more linear feel as the air has more volume during shock compression per mm of travel.

Do not install more volume spacers than the FOX advises. Installing more than the maximum volume spacers will result in  product damage and potential for injuries, etc.

FOX Factory DPS Rebound Control

FOX FLOAT DPS Rebound Controls

Low Speed Rebound is controlled on the red knob shown above.

As your ground speed increases you will “speed up” your rebound setting to allow the fork to reset for the next obstacle more quickly.

Heavier riders tend to require “more” rebound control to make up for the higher piston PSI to keep the bike settled.

Not 100% sure on suspension? No problem. When you buy a bike from BikeCo.com we are here to help you dial it in and then we work with our clients to fine tune and adjust the setup as their riding changes and ground speeds increase.

Fox Factory DPS Compression Open Adjust and 3 position switch

FOX Factory DPS Compression Controls

The FOX Factory DPS provides 2 compression controls.

First is the lever actuated Open, Medium & Firm settings (also called a climb switch). This is shown in blue in the image above.

The Factory DPS also provides a 3 position Open Mode adjuster. It is mounted between the rebound and the lever. 1 is open, 2 is a bit more support and 3 is even more support – all in the “Open” mode of the lever.

BikeCo Exclusive: Pro Tune Suspension

There are a lot of reasons to shop at The Bike Company (BikeCo.com). Some are: Unmatched attention to detail. Incredible after sales setup follow up. Pro Tune Suspension.

Our team works with the FOX fork and shock lineup to take the already great FOX suspension to the next level. Working with our team of suspension tuners we will narrow the FOX performance window based on your size, riding style, terrain, ground speeds, aggression, goals and chassis.

What’s it mean to narrow the performance window? Well, each click is more precise. The fluid is hand picked for you. The bleed is more precise.

On trail your suspension will be more plush while maintaining the support and progression you need to really attack the trail.

For racers our tuned suspension subtracts seconds from your run. For pleasure riders it improves the traction and feel allowing you to progress quicker in your riding.

Talk to our team about the advantages of BikeCo Pro Tunes today.

 

C Series Stock Fork: FOX Performance 34 GRIP 130mm

Air Spring & Volume Spacers

The FOX 34 provides riders a range of setup options using air spring as well as volume spacers.

Suggested sag is 15% for a firm feel and 20% for a plush fork.

Volume Spacers

The 130mm FOX 34 is factory spec’d with 2 volume spacers (bike manufacturers may or may not change this). The 130mm fork can carry a maximum of 5 volume spacers.

Do not install more volume spacers than the FOX advises. Installing more than the maximum volume spacers will result in  product damage and potential for injuries, etc.

Marzocchi Z1 Coil Rebound Adjuster

FOX Performance 34 GRIP Rebound Controls

The FOX Performance 34 GRIP features a low speed rebound to fine tune performance.

FOX Performance GRIP compression lever

FOX GRIP Compression Controls

The FOX GRIP damper provides an adjustable control to increase compression.

Common C-Series Fork Upgrade!

It’s a pretty common upgrade to the Yeti C Series Performance fork to upgrade to the FOX Grip2 damper, essentially building a Performance Elite fork. Chat with our team about dialing this in!

BikeCo Exclusive: Pro Tune Suspension

There are a lot of reasons to shop at The Bike Company (BikeCo.com). Some are: Unmatched attention to detail. Incredible after sales setup follow up. Pro Tune Suspension.

Our team works with the FOX fork and shock lineup to take the already great FOX suspension to the next level. Working with our team of suspension tuners we will narrow the FOX performance window based on your size, riding style, terrain, ground speeds, aggression, goals and chassis.

What’s it mean to narrow the performance window? Well, each click is more precise. The fluid is hand picked for you. The bleed is more precise.

On trail your suspension will be more plush while maintaining the support and progression you need to really attack the trail.

For racers our tuned suspension subtracts seconds from your run. For pleasure riders it improves the traction and feel allowing you to progress quicker in your riding.

Talk to our team about the advantages of BikeCo Pro Tunes today.

Yeti SB120 C-Series Shock Spec

The Yeti C Series (or Carbon Series) SB120 C1 and C2 builds are spec’d with the FOX Performance DPS.

FOX Performance DPS

The Performance series FOX rear shocks provide adjustments via PSI, air volume spacing, low speed rebound and a typically a “climb” compression switch.

The climb switch on Performance shocks lacks the individual compression clicks to slow the shock through the travel.
On the Performance lineup riders will use air volume spacing to provide more support.

The FOX Performance DPS is an overall great shock – robust and easy to maintain. For medium or lighter riders the lack of compression clicks isn’t likely to create much of an issue.

The advantage of the upgraded Factory offerings compression control circuit is the ability to add hydraulic support to the suspension independent of the air circuit.

Since Yeti offers the Factory Suspension upgrade on their C1 and C2 builds many riders will add the Factory Fork/Shock combo with the upgraded compression dampers installed.

Debating which rear shock is right for your SB120? Chat with the team at BikeCo.com – we will look at your riding style, locale, terrain, ground speed and disposition and help you define where the best value is to get your dream bike performing like you’d expect!

Yeti SB120 Complete Builds

Yeti has a range of builds in their carbon lineup. The T-Series bikes feature the Turq frame, Yeti’s top tier carbon fiber layout. These bikes will ride a bit more crisp, longer into their lives than the more cost-conscious C series Carbon featured in the C-builds.

Whether you’re shopping SRAM, Shimano or want to mix and match for the perfect setup there’s no one better than BikeCo.com to get you dialed in.

A variety of price points give you a good starting point – we’ll go over popular upgrades below – or with the 2023 Yeti SB120 frame you can spec your dream bike part by part or do that frame swap you’ve wanted to update.

Use these tabs to learn more about the 2023 Yeti SB120 Completes.

Read up on the kit highlights, common swaps / upgrades as well as view the detail spec.

Yeti T4 Complete

The no-holds-barred XX1 AXS top of class Yeti SB120 lineup including the popular DT Swiss EXC 1501 Carbon 30mm wheelset.

MSRP: $12,100

SB120 T4 Build Highlights

Where do we start with the SB120 T4 build – we’ll keep it quick and jump into the T4 spec below:

– SRAM XX1 AXS wireless shifting (with wireless trim adjustment!)

– DT Swiss EXC 1501 30mm Carbon Rims

Common Yeti SB120 t4 Upgrades

T4 Build Frequent Swaps

At this level it’s hard to shake a stick at anything, but, at this level you should get exactly what you want right?

Common swaps:

Brakes: Most riders will upgrade or swap the Code RSC brakes. Shimano XT or XTR, Magura MT7 , the new Hope series – even TRP are making in-roads in the brake market.

Wheels: Onyx silent hubs, Chris King hubs, Industry Nine Hydra – all are at home on a build at this level. We work with a range of carbon rims to allow you to fine tune rim width and stiffness as well. Wheels are a BIG part of a bike’s personality so chat with our team to get it right the first time!

Cockpit: If you have a cockpit you like let’s get it on the bike.

Seating: Like cockpit, if you have a saddle or seatpost you love its a common change across all the builds.

Yeti SB120 T4 Spec:

Fork
Fox Float 34 Factory FIT4 130mm, 44mm offset, 29”, 110×15

Shock
Fox Float Factory DPS

Wheels
DT Swiss EXC 1501 30mm Carbon Rims

Front Tires
MAXXIS REKON 2.4 EXO

Rear Tires
MAXXIS REKON RACE 2.35 EXO

Brakes
SRAM Level Ultimate

Brake Rotors
SRAM Centerline 180/180

Cranks
SRAM X01 Eagle, 32t, 170mm

Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB BSA

Rear Derailleur
SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS

Shift Levers
SRAM Eagle AXS

Cassette
SRAM XG 1299 Eagle 10-52

Chain
SRAM XX1 Eagle

Headset
Cane Creek 110 Integrated

Grips
ODI Elite Pro

Handlebar
Yeti Carbon 35×760

Stem
Burgtec Enduro MK3 35x50mm

Seatpost
FOX Transfer Factory
S: 150mm, M: 175mm, L-XXL: 200mm

Saddle
Ergon SM Enduro

Power
XX1 AXS battery & power pack charger

Yeti SB120 T3 Complete

The T3 build sees riders into the wireless SRAM AXS spec

MSRP: $9,600

T3 Build Highlights

– SRAM Eagle Drivetrain. The SRAM 12sp drivetrains have unmatched longevity if they’re kept reasonably clean and lubed.

– Factory Suspension: the FOX Factory fork and shock are a real highlight of the build.

– Option to Upgrade: get the DT Swiss EXC 1501 30mm carbon rims for a reasonable upgrade charge at time of purchase!

Common Yeti SB120 t3 Upgrades

T3 Build Frequent Swaps

Common swaps:

Brakes: Magura and Shimano are the most common changes here. Magura has more modulation while the Shimano come on a bit stronger. Riders who like Modulation may gravitate to the revised Hope 4 options which bring notably more power to the Hope lineup. TRP brakes are gaining traction for riders who like the Shimano feel but may want a touch more modulation from the longer brake lever.

Wheels: Onyx silent hubs, Chris King hubs, and Industry Nine are at home on a build at this level. We work with a range of carbon rims to allow you to fine tune rim width and stiffness as well. Wheels are a BIG part of a bike’s personality so chat with our team to get it right the first time!

Headset: Upgrade to the Cane Creek 110 or Chris King from the stock 40.

Cockpit: If you have a cockpit you like let’s get it on the bike.

Seating: Like cockpit, if you have a saddle or seatpost you love its a common change across all the builds.

Yeti SB120 T3 Spec:

Fork
Fox Float 34 Factory GRIP2 130mm, 44mm offset, 29”, 110×15

Shock
Fox Float Factory DPS

Wheels
DT Swiss Custom XM1700 30mm*
upgrade available! to EXC 1501 30mm Carbon Rims

Front Tires
Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 EXO

Rear Tires
Maxxis Aggressor 2.3 EXO

Brakes
SRAM G2 RSC

Brake Rotors
SRAM Centerline 180/180

Cranks
SRAM X1 Eagle, 30t, 170mm

Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB BSA

Rear Derailleur
SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS

Shift Levers
SRAM AXS

Cassette
SRAM XG 1295 Eagle 10-52

Chain
SRAM GX Eagle

Headset
Cane Creek 40 Integrated

Grips
ODI Elite Pro

Handlebar
Yeti Carbon 35×780

Stem
Burgtec Enduro MK3 35x50mm

Seatpost
FOX Transfer
S: 150mm, M: 175mm, L-XXL: 200mm

Saddle
Silverado Custom

Power
XX1 AXS battery & power pack charger

Yeti SB120 T1 Complete

MSRP: $8,200

T1 Build Highlights

– Factory Suspension: like the rest of the SB120 T-Series lineup the FOX Factory fork and shock are a real highlight of the build.

– Option to Upgrade: get the DT Swiss EXC 1501 30mm carbon rims for a reasonable upgrade charge at time of purchase!

Common Yeti SB120 t1 Upgrades

T1 Build Frequent Swaps

Common swaps:

Brakes: Magura and TRP are the most common changes here. Magura has more modulation while the Shimano come on a bit stronger. Riders who like Modulation may gravitate to the revised Hope 4 options which bring notably more power to the Hope lineup. TRP brakes are gaining traction for riders who like the Shimano feel but may want a touch more modulation from the longer brake lever.

Wheels: Onyx silent hubs, Chris King hubs, and Industry Nine Hydra are at home on a build at this level. We work with a range of carbon rims to allow you to fine tune rim width and stiffness as well. Wheels are a BIG part of a bike’s personality so chat with our team to get it right the first time!

Headset: Upgrade to the Cane Creek 110 or Chris King from the stock 40.

Cockpit: If you have a cockpit you like let’s get it on the bike.

Seating: Like cockpit, if you have a saddle or seatpost you love its a common change across all the builds.

AXS Upgrade: Consider the GX AXS kit upgrade on this build!

Yeti SB120 T1 Spec:

Fork
Fox Float 34 Factory GRIP2 130mm, 44mm offset, 29”, 110×15

Shock
Fox Float Factory DPS

Wheels
DT Swiss Custom XM1700 30mm*
upgrade available! to EXC 1501 30mm Carbon Rims

Front Tires
Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 EXO

Rear Tires
Maxxis Aggressor 2.3 EXO

Brakes
SRAM G2 RSC

Brake Rotors
SRAM Centerline 180/180

Cranks
SRAM X1 Eagle, 30t, 170mm

Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB BSA

Rear Derailleur
SRAM X01 Eagle

Shift Levers
SRAM GX Eagle

Cassette
SRAM XG 1275 Eagle 10-52t

Chain
SRAM GX Eagle

Headset
Cane Creek 40 Integrated

Grips
ODI Elite Pro

Handlebar
Yeti Carbon 35×780

Stem
Burgtec Enduro MK3 35x50mm

Seatpost
FOX Transfer
S: 150mm, M: 175mm, L-XXL: 200mm

Saddle
Silverado Custom

 

Yeti SB120 C2 Complete

SRAM’s 12sp cost-conscious option without compromising trail performance.

MSRP: $6,600

C2 Build Highlights

-SRAM GX Eagle, one of the most popular, longest lasting drivetrains on the market.

-OneUp Dropper post

– Option to Upgrade: get the FOX Factory Fork and rear shock for a reasonable upgrade charge at time of purchase!

Common Yeti SB120 C2 Upgrades

C2 Build Frequent Swaps

Common swaps:

Brakes: Magura and TRP are the most common changes here. Magura has more modulation while the Shimano come on a bit stronger. Riders who like Modulation may gravitate to the revised Hope 4 options which bring notably more power to the Hope lineup. TRP brakes are gaining traction for riders who like the Shimano feel but may want a touch more modulation from the longer brake lever.

Wheels: Onyx silent hubs, Chris King hubs, and Industry Nine are at home on a build at this level. We work with a range of carbon rims to allow you to fine tune rim width and stiffness as well. Wheels are a BIG part of a bike’s personality so chat with our team to get it right the first time!

Headset: Upgrade to the Cane Creek 110 or Chris King from the stock 40.

Cockpit: If you have a cockpit you like let’s get it on the bike. Or upgrade to a carbon bar or 35mm combination to find tune your SLX build.

Seating: Like cockpit, if you have a saddle or seatpost you love its a common change across all the builds.

Suspension: Consider the Factory upgrade or add the GRIP2 damper to make a Performance Elite Fork!

Yeti SB120 C2 Spec:

Fork
Fox Float 34 Performance Series 130mm, 44mm offset, 29”, 110×15

Shock
Fox Float Performance DPS

Wheels
Crank Brothers Systhesis

Front Tires
Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 EXO

Rear Tires
Maxxis Aggressor 2.3 EXO

Brakes
SRAM G2 R

Brake Rotors
SRAM Centerline 180/180

Cranks
SRAM GX Eagle, 30t, 170mm

Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB BSA

Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX Eagle

Shift Levers
SRAM GX Eagle

Cassette
SRAM XG 1275 Eagle 10-52t

Chain
SRAM GX Eagle

Headset
Cane Creek 40 Integrated

Grips
ODI Elite Pro

Handlebar
Burgtec Ride Wide Alloy Enduro 35x780mm

Stem
Burgtec Enduro MK3 35x50mm

Seatpost
OneUp Dropper
S: 150mm, M: 180mm, L-XXL: 210mm

Saddle
Silverado Custom

 

Yeti SB120 C1 Complete

The most cost-conscious option in the Yeti SB160 lineup features Shimano SLX drivetrain and SLX brakes with maximum room for upgrades down the line.

MSRP: $6,300

C1 Build Highlights

-OneUp Dropper and OneUp Bash Guide

– Shimano SLX 4 piston Brakes

– Option to Upgrade: get the Factory GRIP2 fork and Factory DPS rear shock for a reasonable upgrade charge at time of purchase!

Common Yeti SB120 C1 Upgrades

C1 Build Frequent Swaps

With a couple well placed swaps / upgrades your C1 build can be dialed in without breaking the bank.

Common swaps:

Brakes: Not a Shimano brake person? No problem. Let’s look at swap and upgrade options like the Magura MT5, Magura MT7, the new Hope M4 or TRP offerings!

Cockpit: If you have a cockpit you like let’s get it on the bike. Carbon handlebars are a very common upgrade to this kit.

Seating: Like cockpit, if you have a saddle or seatpost you love its a common change across all the builds.

Yeti SB120 C1 Spec:

Fork
Fox Float 34 Performance Series 130mm, 44mm offset, 29”, 110×15

Shock
Fox Float Performance DPS

Wheels
Crank Brother Systhesis

Front Tires
Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 EXO

Rear Tires
Maxxis Aggressor 2.3 EXO

Brakes
Shimano SLX

Brake Rotors
Shimano 180/180

Cranks
Shimano SLX, 30t, 170mm

Bottom Bracket
Shimano XT BB73

Rear Derailleur
Shimano SLX

Shift Levers
Shimano XT

Cassette
Shimano SLX 10-51t

Chain
Shimano SLX

Headset
Cane Creek 40 Integrated

Grips
ODI Elite Pro

Handlebar
Burgtec Ride Wide Alloy Enduro 35x780mm

Stem
Burgtec Enduro MK3 35x50mm

Seatpost
OneUp Dropper
S: 150mm, M: 180mm, L-XXL: 210mm

Saddle
Silverado Custom

 

Compare Yeti SB120 Geometry

Open the tab to the right to display our interactive mtb geometry comparison.

You can compare bottom bracket, chainstay, wheelbase, headtube angle, trail, reach and stack as well as learn more about rider’s reach and rider’s stack!

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