Fox F100 RLC fork review£509.00

Still among the best 100mm forks

BikeRadar score4.5/5

The name might have changed, but Fox's 100mm travel forks are still among the best. The 'F' forks - formerly known as 'Float' aren't the lightest or stiffest, but they're tough as old boots and gain a neat brake hose guide for '08.

They're also smooth straight from the box, without demanding super-accurate pressure set-up. Damping changes for 2008 have provided outstanding control when you really start hammering through stuff, letting you push them harder than anything else of the same travel. 

The lockout threshold can be adjusted right down to a light climbing/cornering 'platform' level that's great for racing, and 80mm travel is just a spacer away.

Reliability and general finishing are excellent and a pump is included making it well worth the money.

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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