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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.
This is the 27.5″ FOX Factory 36 GRIP2 with Shiny Orange Lowers, 160mm Travel, 44mm Offset with 15QR Axle
FOX Part Number: 910-21-119
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Chat with us (or scroll down to the contact form) about air shaft and damper options to produce the perfect FOX Factory 36 in 150 or 160mm travel with a FIT4 or GRIP2 damper.
Learn more about the FOX Factory 36 GRIP2 fork below:
FOX 36 GRIP2 Fork
The favorite damper on the FOX 36 is the highly adjustable GRIP2.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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
FOX 36 Factory Fork Shared Features
Upper Tube Finish: Kashima Coat
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.
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
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!
Check out a quick video to learn more about how your MTB suspension functions and how each setting interacts with the others.
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.
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.
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