29″ Fox Float 36 Performance Elite Fork
Fox Factory Float 36
29″ Wheel – 160mm Travel
15QR x 110mm Boost Axle
The 2021 Fox Float 36 Performance Elite Forks aren’t simply fresh graphics on old chassis. Fox has revised the 36 (and introduced the 38) lineup with notable improvements designed for a lighter, stiffer, better handling setup.
Fox 36 Performance Elite forks are available 160mm travel with GRIP2 dampers. Both 27.5″ and 29″ feature 44mm offsets with 15QR x 110 Boost axles.
Performance Elite forks retain the same adjustments, features, dampers, weight, and 7000 series aluminum upper tubes as Factory Series, but have black anodized stanchions instead of Genuine Kashima Coat.
Let’s look at some of the upgrades to the Float 36 forks.
Fox Float 36 Performance Elite Fork
Fox’s new floating axle design on the 38 and 36 fork lineup combines a 15QR axle with a pinch bolt and floating sleeve. The floating sleeve / axle come from the factory preset but for the ultimate performance a quick adjustment with your allen key dials in the perfect fit. The floating sleeve is locked in place. This means you don’t have to adjust it each time you remove the wheel. (with the 15QR, the Kabolt-X requires alignment each time the bolt is removed)
One of the big advantages of a floating axle is improved upper and lower alignment. This helps reduce sticktion throughout the fork’s travel. Fox’s new design works as well as is quick and simple. Love it.
Lower Leg Channels and Air Bleeders
Both of these are notable improvements to the Fox fork lineup.
The lower leg channels provide a pair of very functional design improvements. First they are calculated to provide a shift in the air spring volume through the fork’s stroke. This improves control of the air pressure ramp in the fork lowers.
Equally, if not more important, are the channels design to improve the oil circulation. This improves the fork’s performance through the service interval. Less stress on the oil, foam rings and bushing is a good thing!
Equalizing Ports (or Bleeders) allow instant relief of build up pressure in the fork lowers. Air pressure builds in fork lowers for a variety of reasons. Altitude, head, “gulp” air past the seals. None of these improve small bump compliance or feel. In fact, equalizing the lower leg pressure often revitalizes your fork if its feeling tired before the end of the service interval. These are a great addition to forks ridden aggressively.
Revised Arch Design
The revised lower fork arch on the Fox 36 accommodates for modern bike geometry: larger headtubes as well as decreased fork offsets.
More than that, the engineers at Fox have found ways to increase stiffness and decrease weight.
More details on the Fox 36 Performance Elite
The Fox 36 Performance Elite features the GRIP2 damper.
The updated GRIP2 damper features VVC (variable valve control) on the High-speed compression circuit.
High-Speed Compression – 8 Clicks (now with VVC)
Low-Speed Compression – 16 Clicks
High-Speed Rebound – 8 Clicks (with VVC)
Low-Speed Rebound – 16 Clicks
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.
Fox Float 36 Performance Elite Fork
|Upper Tube Finish||Black Ano|
|Rotor Size||180 direct Post Mount, Up to 230 compatible|
|Mud Guard Mount||Optional FOX 36/38 Mud Guard with sturdy 4-point direct-mount attachment|
|Air Spring||FLOAT EVOL|
|Starting Weight||1965 g|