Fox 40 RC2 (2007) review

Fox's monolithic 40 fork has set new stiffness standards. The massive 40mm legs make them relatively stiff over small bumps, but once they're moving the titanium-sprung stroke feels great.The stiffness keeps

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4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £1,079.00 RRP | USD $1,599.99
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Ground-breaking in stiffness and durability.
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Fox’s monolithic 40 fork has set new stiffness standards. The massive 40mm legs make them relatively stiff over small bumps, but once they’re moving the titanium-sprung stroke feels great.

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The stiffness keeps them supple however hard you’re braking, cornering or smacking into square edges too. You’ll need strong wrists and forearms to really exploit this advantage on long courses rather than being battered. It’s a remarkably light fork for its stiffness and stability though, and travel can be reduced in 12.7mm increments, making it a great race choice.

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Effective compression and rebound controls are hidden under the dustbin cap on the base of the fork leg, and you get heavier and lighter (steel) springs in the box too. End stroke control is still a pro internal job, but distributors Mojo are the official tuners anyway, so all that can be sorted at sale. Regular seal lubing aside, this fork is impressively fi t and forget – our ‘freshened up’ set still feels great after a year. Shims in the axle clamps stop previous over tightening problems too, and if the RC2 is over budget, the simpler R model costs £899.

Product Specifications

Product

Name 40 RC2 2007
Brand FOX

Weight (kg) 3.08
Stanchion Diameter 40
Travel 200
Available Colours Silver
Brake System Compatability Disc Brake
Steerer Size 1 1/8
Material Titanium
Bike Use Downhill Freeride
Spring Type Coil
Disc Caliper Mount I.S
Max. Fork Travel 200mm
Year 2007
Damping Adjustment Rebound
Steerer Material Aluminium
Dropout Type Quick Release
Damping Rebound