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    2014 Fox 36 struck by lightning

    Ever wondered what it looks like?

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    It was my second ride on this fork, all the hard earned money is gone. But it might have saved my life.

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    Omg. Glad no one got seriously hurt.

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    Jesus thats unlucky. If I was you I'd have a word with the distributor and see if they could cut you a deal on a new one, you never know you might get lucky!

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    Much rather the fork got hit rather than you! That could have turned out much worse.

    And that's certainly one of the more unusual first posts I've seen in a while
    I don't crash, I just have slightly uncontrolled dismounts!

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    I can't believe there aren't more views or posts on this thread.

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    Dude, I thought you were friggin' kidding!?!? Holy CRAP!

    Well, at least it's salvageable...new bushes, a CSU, and a set of main seals and you should be back up and running, yeah?

    Edit: send this info into Fox and see if they'd hook you up w/ a discount...solely based on the cool story factor!
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    holy****! That must have been loud
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    Well, at least it's salvageable...new bushes, a CSU, and a set of main seals and you should be back up and running, yeah?

    Edit: send this info into Fox and see if they'd hook you up w/ a discount...solely based on the cool story factor!
    I'll definitely try this. I really hope they can hook me up with sth. I saved my pennies for a long time until I could afford this beauty and then it only lasted me two rides. :/

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    holy****! That must have been loud
    Dude, you have no idea, the tinnitus afterwards was something for the connoiseurs.

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    I know they don't have to, but I really hope they hook you up with repairs. Unbelievable no one was seriously hurt!

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    could someone post up a pic in this thread? Browsing MTBR on my lunchbreak and FB is blocked.

    thanks -

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    Maybe lighting is covered under the warranty? Hopefully? IDK

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    What an amazing story. Glad to hear you're ok.

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    2014 Fox 36 struck by lightning-capture.jpg

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    If fox wont help you, and you paid on a credit card, many credit cards these days offer some sort of accident protection on purchases done entirely on the card, you could check with your credit card company.

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    send all pics and info to FOX they might love it

    they might want the entire thing sent in (as a piece of artwork or curiosity)

    and send you a new shock

    seriously this is RARE and I bet FOX might just hook you up.

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    Wow. Just. Wow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Draper View Post
    Jesus thats unlucky.
    Un-lucky??? :0.

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    Holy cow! I'd be replacing my shorts along with the fork...
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    I've been caught a few times in bad thunderstorms while riding. It's no joke. Some people think "a little rain don't hurt", but lightning going off just a few hundred feet away with driving rain and wind is no place for a human, it's downright scary and riding an aluminum bike on top of a mountain during said storm has to increase the "danger" compared to just being hit by lightning at random and out of the blue.
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    Holy $hit! I'm glad no one was hurt and hope Fox hooks you up.
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    No one had heart palpitation or any kind of symptoms the next day ?

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    Wow. Just wow.

    Amazing.

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    Damn folks, I am one lucky guy!

    Thank you FOX for beeing a badass company, thank you FOX Europe for hooking me up with this beautiful new fork and very special thanks to Chris Trojer (Marketing Manager Europe) for being a super nice guy! Thank you, thank you, thank you! You have no idea, how much I appreciate this!

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    Superb. Happy days :0)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don_Piano View Post
    Damn folks, I am one lucky guy!

    Thank you FOX for beeing a badass company, thank you FOX Europe for hooking me up with this beautiful new fork and very special thanks to Chris Trojer (Marketing Manager Europe) for being a super nice guy! Thank you, thank you, thank you! You have no idea, how much I appreciate this!

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    AWESOME!!
    You got lucky twice in just a few days.

    And well done Fox

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    2014 Fox 36 struck by lightning

    That's SICK man!!! Sweet on Fox's part!!

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    2014 Fox 36 struck by lightning

    Great end to the story. Props to Fox for stepping up and helping this guy.


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    Great result! !! If only Fox Australia would learn from their brothers In Europe! !!

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    Kudos to Fox, that's a great bit of news.

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    2014 Fox 36 struck by lightning

    Now I just need to go find some lightning...

    In all seriousness, cool/scary story. Glad no one/bike was injured permanently!

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    Glad you're ok. Fox should really do something. Watch their be a form of bike insurance because of this. L0l

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