Fox’s 32 Step-Cast fork has long been the choice of weight-weenie XC riders, but some riders have complained that it could be stiffer. Well, Fox has listened, and the new 32 Step-Cast is claimed to be equally as robust as the 34 fork — not the 34 Step-Cast, the Fox 34.
- How to set up your mountain bike suspension: video guides to help you get the most from your bike
- Cane Creek announces new Helm Works Series fork as well as limited-edition eeBrakes
The brand attributes the increase in stiffness to the redesigned crown and steerer tube assembly. However, it does come with a claimed 30g weight increase over its predecessor, tipping the scales at 3.06 lb/1,387g for the 27.5in version of the fork with an uncut steerer.
Fox has left the lowers mostly unchanged with the fork being available in Factory and Performance versions. On the new Factory 32 SC, the stanchions get the blinged-out Kashima treatment and there’s an option for a lockout remote too, while the Performance version gets the standard black uppers.
Both are available in 15×100 axle spacing and 15×110 Boost spacing, and will only come with 100mm of squish with a Float air spring and Fit4 Damper. With the cutout at the bottom of the lowers, the 32 SC can’t be offered in longer travel versions, but that’s why 34 SC is exists.
The updated Fox 32 SC will be available as part of the brand’s My20 lineup.