Fox 36 Float FIT 180 RC2 fork review

A great aggressive trail fork

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £899.00 RRP | USD $1,599.99
Fox 36 Float FIT 180 RC2

Our review

Some stiction but a stiff and light fork whichever travel format you choose
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Fox’s longest-travel single-crown gets the gold treatment to create a smooth and surprisingly light unit. The 180mm-travel (7.1in) fork isn’t just a stretched 160mm-travel unit either. The bushings get an extended overlap to increase stiffness.

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The below-axle legs give the lowest ride height of any 7in fork and it’s also the lightest, at 2.39kg. The 160mm-travel version is even lighter at just over 2kg. The gold low-friction Kashima coating noticeably reduces stiction too, although it’s still not as plush as the competition, even after bedding in.

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Multiple-hit damping from the FIT cartridge is extremely consistent and controlled though, and the fork-top adjusters are easy to reach. We’ve had no issues with any 36 Kashima FIT fork in six months’ brutal use, making it a great aggressive trail fork in either travel format.

Product Specifications

Product

Name 36 Float FIT 180 RC2 suspension fork (11)
Brand Fox

Features Axle 20MM QR
Weight (g) 2390
Weight (kg) 2.39
Travel 180