Control at your fingertips is something engineers have strived to offer throughout mountain biking's short history. From shifting gears, to adjusting suspension, to seat droppers; they have aimed to develop simple and ergonomic switches to control your ride. That's because the performance and safety advantage of a handlebar suspension lockout, like the one found on Fox Racing Shox's 32 Float Remote Fit is undeniable.
Nothing's more nerve-wracking than the moment you're mach-ing down a technical trail only to find out you've left the fork locked out. It's too late to reach down to the crown—your only option is to ride it out or stop. When you're riding with a handlebar remote, this becomes irrelevant.
The 32 Float 100's ergonomic switch uses a lever to move the fork to the locked position, and a button to release it. This ensures that unlocking the fork is easier to do then locking it out. And it prevents the dreaded scenario described above. The cable-activated switch is low profile for maximum compatibility and it's designed to be used on the right side of the bar.
The damper that the remote controls is Fox's FIT unit. This damper employs a bladder to keep air and oil from mixing and negatively affecting performance. Fluid aeration results in a reduced damping, which will cause the fork to lose its ability to control movement.
The FIT damper, unlike open bath dampers, is also inverted. This means the fork's unsprung weight is lower for less inertia to control, resulting in a more sensitive, plusher fork. The Fork uses an air spring that's simple to adjust via the top-cap-mounted Schrader valve. Under the right leg there's an indexed rebound adjustment knob.
To complement the 32 Float 100's stiff magnesium lowers is a 15mm thru-axle and tapered head tube. This gives the fork excellent steering precision and prevents binding and deflection under heavy braking. The Fox Racing Shox 32 Float 100 Remote FIT comes in White with Custom logos, Black with Grey Logos, or White with Black and White Logos.
Anyone worldwide may purchase this FOX Racing Shox product, however, the delivery address must be inside the United States.
The Fox Float uses an air spring, which keeps the weight very minimal. The Float has 100mm of buttery smooth golden travel. Add this to any trail bike and you’ll have the ultimate setup for any trail. Roll down steep terrain, mow over rock gardens, and bomb through singletrack. Most simply put, tackle anything that comes your way. The Float is extremely strong and will guide you through safely. The Float’s air spring now has less breakaway force. Fox also upgraded the Float series by giving it a longer negative spring and reduced the air spring compression ratio for a more linear feel. This version of the Float is from Fox’s Factory series forks, therefore the uppers are Kashima coated. In 2013, Fox released their CTD Technology. For 2014, the damping system has been updated for a stiffer feel and even greater control.
The Kashima coating is a hard anodizing process that fills in any micro pores in the material creating a smoother surface, in comparison to a hard anodization on prior versions. Its distinctive gold color is backed by its high performance attributes including extreme durability as well as an extremely smooth feel. The whole purpose and value of the Kashima coating is its friction reduction properties.
The Fox Float features the FIT cartridge. FIT stands for Fox Isolated Technology. FIT technology employs a bladder system that keeps the oil and air from mixing to provide optimal performance in all riding extremes. Since the FIT cartridge uses much less oil, the weight of the fork is significantly less than one with an open bath style.
The Fox Float utilizes CTD technology. CTD is short for Climb, Trail, and Descend. It is a three position on the fly system that provides three distinct compression dampings that you’d typically need on an average ride. CTD is extremely useful on the trail. The rider is quickly able to flip the lever between the three positions, and which results in being used numerously throughout the ride. CTD is much faster than the older click system, where the rider would have to stop and click through to find the proper setting.
Climb mode has the firmest low- speed compression, which maximizes pedaling efficiency and has minimal suspension movement. Internally, the oil flow is restricted, and can only flow through the Climb port, which limits the suspension’s movement. In the event of a hard impact, the spring loaded blow- off valve will allow the damper to go into its travel. Trail mode provides an optimal blend of pedaling efficiency and control on variable terrain. The oil flow is opened to the mid and high speed compression shim stack. Descend mode provides the rider with the most active suspension. Descend mode is an optimized low- speed compression setting which provides the perfect balance of control and plushness for steep, aggressive descents. Oil is able to flow through the high, mid, and low speed ports. The Float comes with a handlebar remote, so switching from Climb to Trail to Descend is a snap. The lever for 2014 is much smaller than the year prior. The streamlined design fits nicely on your bars.
Climb, Trail, and Descend mode technology will change the way you ride. CTD makes it easier for the rider to adjust their fork to adapt to the terrain ahead. For 2014, the weight has been reduced, yet the fork feels stiffer due to the improved damping system.
|Adjustments:||Climb/ Trail/ Descend modes|
|Travel:||100mm/ 3.9 inches|
|Fox Racing Shox 32 Float 29 100 FIT CTD Remote Fork||$922.50|
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