Fox 36 VAN review

Simple, but one of the smoothest, toughest forks around

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £499.99 RRP | USD $875.00
Fox 36 VAN

Our review

Low on features but outstanding coil smoothness, control and reliability
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It might be simple, but the 36 VAN is one of the smoothest, toughest forks around. The whole 36 family lost weight this year and upgraded to a new twin latch quick release axle system so VAN is now lighter than most 160mm (6.3in) air forks but steering precision has remained superb.


The coil spring internals make maximum use of Fox’s new damping circuit tweaks to give consistent control however hard you work it. Factory compression settings are spot on 99 per cent of the time. We also love the fact you get spare soft and hard springs in the box.


Reliability of all 36s we’ve used recently has been flawless, so they’re top value despite their simplicity.

Product Specifications


Name 36 Van
Brand FOX

Weight (g) 2425
Travel 160