Fox 32 Float 150 FIT RLC 15QR fork review£729.00

Reliable trail taming

BikeRadar score4/5

The 32 Float is still slightly flexy but new gold legs add supple traction to its outstanding damping control. The introduction of a super slippery gold nitride Kashima coating eliminates most of the stiction we suffered on last year’s FIT cartridge forks for a smooth stroke start.

The FIT cartridge damping really comes into its own on the most hectic, prolonged rockery/step/root-fest sections though, maintaining control and traction whatever you plough it through. Dialled default settings mean far less setup faff than most forks too, for instant plug and play fun.

The coating is unmarked and reliability perfect after six months of hardcore hammer. You can feel tip twist under heavy turning and braking loads though, and the new coating costs.

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: 45
  • 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 than 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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