Fox 32 Float R review

Fox set whole new standards when they launched their 100mm 32mm stanchion air sprung Float series a few years back. Extended 140mm travel isn't without its downsides, though.

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
£599.00 RRP
Fox 32 Float R

Our review

Smooth and well proven but slightly flexy when it's really pushed
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Fox set whole new standards when they launched their 100mm 32mm stanchion air sprung Float series a few years back. Extended 140mm travel isn’t without its downsides, though. Despite a beefier lower end, you can still notice flutter at the fork tips when you’re really pushing them through random rock gardens or veiny root sections.

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Trail feel is confirmed by the higher than average flex figures in our static testing, too. It’s worth noting that custom restricted travel 120mm Floats we’ve ridden on complete bikes from Marin and Specialized feel far more solid, though.

Also on the plus side, the numerous 07 Floats we’ve ridden are the smoothest and most consistent air sprung Fox’s yet by a long way. The easy, notch and knock free stroke is certainly big on comfort and traction control, although the very linear feel mean it can dive too easily under braking if you drop pressure too low.

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Reliability is generally good if you keep them clean and regularly serviced. A big (£40) price drop just as we went to press with this test makes them better value, although they still cost more than its competitors per feature, though.

Product Specifications

Product

Name 36 Float R (07)
Brand FOX

Weight (kg) 2.3
Crown to Axle Length 547
Stanchion Diameter 36
Max. Fork Travel 160mm