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 120mm 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 most notable change for 2014 was the remote. The remote is much smaller now and fits nicely on your handlebars. The internals of the remote have changed as well and the amount of cable pull necessary to change utilize CTD is far less.
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.
Few things are better than a perfectly tuned fork smoothing out the rough stuff. If you haven't spent hours studying multi-page manuals and keeping precise notes on the fine adjustments, achieving that level of tuning can be a daunting endeavor. Fox aims to fix that with its new CTD (climb, trail, descend) system, available on the 120mm travel 2013 Float 32 FIT Fork w/Remote.
Fox forks have traditionally been featured packed, offering the ability to make any adjustments needed to tune the fork for any condition. The only problem was the difficulty for the average rider to make knowledgeable tweaks to the forks. High- and low-speed compression, lockout threshhold, preload, and rebound are all common adjustments, but, for the guy who wants to ride, and not relentlessly and aimlessly tune a fork, this can have a negative effect on performance and user experience.
With CTD, one lever quickly and easily switches the fork's compression to ideal settings for the task at hand. The Climb setting adds plenty of low-speed compression to mitigate bobbing when standing on the pedals. Trail mode offers moderate low-speed compression to balance efficiency with optimum trail manners, it's also independently adjustable with three settings; soft, medium, and firm. Finally the Descend setting features the optimum high- and low-speed compression for plush action on steep and aggressive sections of trail.
While longer travel Float forks, 130mm and above, have been revised to offer a more linear spring rate, Fox felt that a progressive spring is optimal for XC conditions. This helps to prevent bottoming out the 100mm of travel and ensures a more efficient ride for racing. What they have redesigned on these forks, beside the addition of CTD, is the lowers.
The 2013 lowers are now 50 grams lighter than last year's comparable model. While that may not seem significant, keep in mind dropping mass from the lowers effectively reduces un-sprung weight — which affects the amount of inertia the damper needs to control, resulting in enhanced suspension action. To drop the weight, Fox's engineers retained the Float's respected torsional stiffness by redesigning the brace, dropouts, and wall thickness.
The 2013 Fox 32 Float 32 120 CTD FIT Fork w/Remote comes in White with the smooth and durable Kashima coating on the stanchion tubes. It's offered here with either a straight 1-1/8in steerer, or a tapered 1.5 to 1-1/8in steerer. Both utilize the stiffness-enhancing 15QR axle. It's also equipped with Fox's new handlebar remote for on-the-fly adjustment of the CTD system
|Adjustments:||Climb/ Trail/ Descend modes|
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