Fox Racing Shox 34 Float 26in 160 FIT CTD w Trail Adjust Fork - Road Bike Shop

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Fox Racing Shox 34 Float 26in 160 FIT CTD w/ Trail Adjust Fork
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For aggressive riders, it's been hard to find a fork that's stiff enough to inspire confidence, without weighing you down on the ride back up. Luckily, though, Fox Racing Shox has been paying attention, which has resulted in the 34 Float 26in 160 FIT CTD with Trail Adjust Fork. Sitting half-way between the XC oriented 32 chassis, and the burly 36 platform, the 34 Float 160 is light enough to climb for hours without complaint, but it's purpose-built for jumps, drops, and rock-strewn trails. So, don't hold back. The 34 will take it in stride and gladly come back for more. Like recent generations of Fox's Factory series forks, the Float 160 controls its stroke with the venerable FIT damper. As you may have guessed, 'FIT' is an acronym, and it stands for Fox Isolated Technology. And, unlike a traditional open bath system, FIT means that the damper fluid is sealed in an air-tight bladder. This prevents contamination, which improves the consistency of the damper on long descents. Long-time Fox riders will immediately notice Fox's Climb, Trail, Descend damper adjustments. And there's no need to worry, you're still getting the same adjustments to high- and low-speed compression, only it's now packaged in a more user-friendly format. Climb mode provides the most damping for a near locked-out feel. Meanwhile, it still provides a bit of cushion for any unexpected hard hits. Click the damper into the Trail mode, and you'll find that there's ample low-speed compression in order to keep the fork riding high in the travel through berms, jumps, and rocks. Better yet, it still provides plenty of compliance in order to smooth out the ride. Trail mode has three sub-settings that allow you to tune exactly how much feedback that you need from your suspension. And, as you may have guessed, Descend mode provides the lightest compression damping for a plush ride. Depending on your tastes, many riders simply find the trail setting that works best for them, and don't feel the need to ...