Fox Float XTT£599.00

Fox's Float has been around for a while now, progressively increasing travel to the current 130mm long travel XC standard and providing a benchmark for fluid, big terrain performance in the process.

BikeRadar score4.5/5

Fox's Float has been around for a while now, progressively increasing travel to the current 130mm long travel XC standard and providing a benchmark for fluid, big terrain performance in the process.

The 'XTT' takes the basic Float architecture and adds Fox's proprietary Terra Logic - locked out until you hit a bump - damping control from their 'X' race forks. The 'Trail Tune' auto start threshold is fully tuneable though, and in its minimal settings there's no obvious delay in fork reaction. Even with enough 'TT' to steady the fork when braking or climbing hard, there's enough free movement to ensure front wheel traction and stop vibration fatigue. The result is a fit and forget fork that works really well in tandem with similarly platform shock equipped - or just firm feeling - bikes. A travel adjustable TALAS version is also available for £649. Fox reliability is generally good if you look after them and the only obvious downside that we can think of is the rather high price.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 44
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster tfhan the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK
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