Fox 36 Van RC2 fork review

Hard hitting single crown

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £749.00 RRP | USD $1,020.00
Fox 36 Van RC2 fork

Our review

Masses of adjustment and super-smooth but a little more travel wouldn’t go amiss
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As you would expect from Fox, this hard-hitting Van fork comes equipped with a tool-free 20mm through-axle and a stiff chassis that provides pinpoint accuracy when smashing the trail at speed.

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The 160mm (6.3in) of coil-sprung travel is buttery smooth, although it takes a couple of rides to break through some initial stiction, and the wide range of compression adjustment and choice of spring weights allows you to tailor the fork to your specific requirements.

The FIT damping gives a supple beginning stroke action that eats up the small bumps and keeps the wheel planted. The progressive feel and consistent stroke the coil spring provides certainly boosts confidence and stability, proving this fork is more than happy tackling the more extreme terrain.

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Our sample weighed in at 2.3kg (5lb) with the steerer cut to just under 200mm. It would be great to see a longer travel single crown option; a 180mm (7.1in) TALAS fork would be great.

Product Specifications

Product

Name 36 Van RC2 (10)
Brand Fox

Weight (kg) 2.3
Steerer Size 1 1/8 1.5
Weight (lb) 5
Spring Type One Side Coil
Disc Caliper Mount I.S
Damping Adjustment High Speed Compression Low Speed Compression Rebound