Fox F120 RLC QR15 fork review£660.00

Exceptional fork gets even better

BikeRadar score4.5/5

The fork that set whole new standards for the 120mm category this year gets a stiffness boost from the excellent Shimano/Fox QR15 screw-through axle collaboration.

It’s not quite as stiff as a 20mm axle setup but it’s much stiffer than a quick-release skewer and more intuitive than RockShox's Maxle system for novice users.

It’s a beautifully controlled fork with a supple, traction-grabbing start sliding into a progressive and controlled finish to handle the big stuff. 

Low-speed compression and lockout threshold adjustment gives keen tweakers plenty to play with, and reliability has proved excellent on the dozens of sets we’ve used.

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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