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.