Fox 40 RC2 review

Seriously expensive, but super stiff and light with excellent control

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
£1,079.00 RRP
Fox 40 RC2

Our review

Seriously expensive, but super stiff and light with excellent control
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The biggest, stiffest fork in its class, Fox’s 40 is also one of the lightest and most race-friendly. The massive 40mm stanchions lock down steering like no other fork, making it king of off-cambers, yet the titanium coil springs keep it impressively light.

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Changes to the FIT damping cartridge reduce the overly linear, prone-to-bottoming-out performance of previous models. Control at the rebound/ compression turnaround is superb, and high and low speed compression are easily adjustable via dials under the ‘dustbin’ protection cap.

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The only major bad point is the cost, but impressive reliability makes it a worthwhile investment. 

Product Specifications

Product

Name 40 RC2 (08)
Brand FOX

Weight (g) 3124
Min. Fork Travel 165mm
Spring Adjustment Preload
Dropout Type Thru Axle
Adjustable Travel Yes
Damping Adjustment High Speed Compression Low Speed Compression Rebound
Year 2008
Max. Fork Travel 203mm
Spring Type Titanium coil
Travel 203
Bike Use Downhill Freeride
Steerer Size 1 1/8
Wheel Size 26
Brake System Compatability Disc Brake
Available Colours Silver
Set Up 20
Damping Compression Rebound