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    2015 Fox 36

    Has anyone got any info on the new 2015 Fox 36?

    From what I have seen it looks like they have moved away from using a spring on the air side to using air.

    I think I will have to get one for my new bike when they come out.

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    I would love to see a ride report from anyone. Rumor is that this is the best fork they have released in years. I know they were benchmarking the Pike for ride quality and think they have it beat. The 20 mm through axle is very appealing along with the stouter chassis.

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    It's dropped a lot of weight and it's now lighter than a 34!

    Vital had this interesting feature on it:

    What's Inside The New 2015 FOX 36 Float RC2 Fork? - What's Inside The New 2015 FOX 36 Float RC2 Fork? - Mountain Biking Pictures - Vital MTB

    As you can see no negative spring.

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    With the Pike not having a 170mm 20mm option I am eagerly waiting for the Fox 36 but I am afraid that it will be crazy expensive as usual.

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    I think it looks cool, like the 20mm option and independent hi/lo adjustments, but will reserve judgment until it's been beat on for awhile. Fox's annual marketing schpiel of "last year's forks had lots of issues, but this year's are awesome!" has become a farce (same goes for the annual "first look" reviews that regurgitate the ad copy). The Pike is obviously the fork to beat, if Fox hasn't been benchmarking against it for ride quality for the last several years, what on earth have they been doing?? it'd be great if they hit the mark with this one but frankly I'm surprised people are so optimistic given the recent track record. I'd be much more excited about a new Lyrik that shed some weight and sported the Charger damper, can't imagine it is far off.

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    Leg spacing the same? only want the lowers for the extra arch clearance
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    I agree about the new Lyrik (if and when it will available). I am looking really forward to it and i can't understand why they don't announce it yet. As for Fox I had a 2013 Fox Float that was terrible so I am not getting too excited yet.

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    Hopefully today more information will come out about them.

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    Pinkbike and Bike Rumor have quite a bit of info on the 36 RC2. Sounds like the PinkBike reviewer thinks it matches the Pike when looking at performance.

    Riding FOX's New 36 - First Ride - Pinkbike

    2015 Fox 36 FLOAT Tech Unveiled ? All New, All Air System

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    Honestly I was expecting more. The reviews don't seem to be too enthusiastic.

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    I'm excited about it. The only thing I don't like is the lack of tool less front wheel removal.



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    Fox 36 will for sure be more expensive than Pike that you can now buy around 650 euros so I would expect it to be much better than it instead of just equal in performance as the reviews mention. There are for sure some positive points about the 36 but it seems that the reviewers were not blown away by it.

    Since I am looking for a new 170mm fork and I am willing to spend around 1.000 euros I was eagerly waiting for the 36 but it seems that I need to wait a little bit more for some user reviews as well.

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    Seem pretty positive here. Sounds like the kind of ride I'm looking for. Firm but don't spike.

    2015 Fox Forks, and the new Fox 36 - BikeRadar

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    For sure it sounds better than the previous versions. Also they have more size and axle options than Pike especially for someone like me who wants a 170-180 fork that is not included in the Pike line. Yes there is Lyrik but this is another discussion.

    All good but given the fact that this is a 2015 fork and will cost much more than a Pike I would expect it to outperform it to justify the cost. Anyway I hope that I am wrong and it is a great fork but I won't make any move until I see more reviews. And of course I still wait and hope for a lighter charger damped Lyrik.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gvs_nz View Post
    Seem pretty positive here. Sounds like the kind of ride I'm looking for. Firm but don't spike.

    2015 Fox Forks, and the new Fox 36 - BikeRadar
    I don't trust them for reviews tbh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Draper View Post
    I don't trust them for reviews tbh!
    damn, that is the most in-depth review ive seen on their site. theyre usually super vague and dont really go into details.

    their reviews do suck.

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    Couple of pretty good reviews here:

    Review: New 2015 Fox 36 FLOAT and TALAS fork | Mountain Bike Review

    Testbericht: Fox 36 Float Factory RC2 2015 | Enduro Mountainbike Magazine


    Sounds like a lot of the complaints of earlier 36's have been addressed...

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    Do we have any actual users' reviews?

    To be honest I was expecting some more hype since this is supposed to be a game changer for Fox. Anyway even though I am not so crazy about Fox I am still considering the 36 as an option for my Reign SX especially since Pike doesn't have a 170mm option.

    The positives about Fox 36 is that with the same a2c height I get 180mm instead of 170mm, it can be lowered if I change my bike, it is almost the same weight as a Pike but takes a 20mm axle and the reviews are positive enough.

    My other choice is the Lyrik RC2DH which is much cheaper but also a bit outdated (I think).

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCW View Post
    Couple of pretty good reviews here:

    Review: New 2015 Fox 36 FLOAT and TALAS fork | Mountain Bike Review

    Testbericht: Fox 36 Float Factory RC2 2015 | Enduro Mountainbike Magazine


    Sounds like a lot of the complaints of earlier 36's have been addressed...
    From Enduro mag
    "My basic set-up for a rider weight of 70 kg: 78 PSI,"

    That's very linear, even compared to the 2013 RC2.

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    Paris, if you are willing to drop some serious cash, have you ever thought Bos deville as an option?

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    Hi. I have thought about it and I know a guy who has one and is really happy but unfortunately where I come from (Greece) we don't have easy access to official service etc.

    To be honest 1.000 euros are a lot of money for a fork and this is why I would rather prefer a Pike that I can find for only 650 euros but unfortunately there is no 170mm option and Rockshox replied to my question in Facebook that they don't have any immediate plans for a charger damped Lyrik, at least yet.

    So I can keep my Domain RC which is a good enough but really heavy fork or buy the Lyrik RC2DH or spend the extra cash for Fox 36 or keep waiting since I have this feeling that I haven't find yet my dream fork.

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    Just a question, do you need this fork for your Trek Fuel? Looking for freeride/Enduro forks on XC /cross bikes it's not the best solution.

    In other case, Pike is a great fork, in case you need a taller one for a correct/steeper angle get the 27.5 one, it only adds 10mm. Or if you really want to bomb hard get a 170 Lyrik Rc2c or RcDh, my brother has one in 180 mm and works almost similar with the Pike, maybe it lacks just a little small bump compliance.

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    I have sold the Fuel. I need the fork for this. Giant Reign SX with many upgrades.

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    I plan to upgrade my 2012 Trek Slash 9's Talas 36 160 with this new Float 36's.
    But can't decide travel , 160 or 180?
    As a2c is 9mm lower, 180 will only increase fronted 11mm, which can be tolerated.
    But my issue is, if front is 180 than rear travel will stay 160mm (maybe max 167-168mm if I change shock too.) will it disturb Slash's lovely balance?

    Which one would you pick for 160mm travel bike?160mm or 180mm ?

    Reducing 180 to 170 , I also don't like the idea as fox says, all initial setups like progressive settings etc is either made for 160 or 180.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaRaBeeN View Post
    I plan to upgrade my 2012 Trek Slash 9's Talas 36 160 with this new Float 36's.
    But can't decide travel , 160 or 180?
    As a2c is 9mm lower, 180 will only increase fronted 11mm, which can be tolerated.
    But my issue is, if front is 180 than rear travel will stay 160mm (maybe max 167-168mm if I change shock too.) will it disturb Slash's lovely balance?

    Which one would you pick for 160mm travel bike?160mm or 180mm ?

    Reducing 180 to 170 , I also don't like the idea as fox says, all initial setups like progressive settings etc is either made for 160 or 180.
    If it helps I have also been thinking about this. I've got a 2nd gen nomad and was thinking about the 180 vs 160, and decided when available I would buy the 160 mm version to keep things balanced, as you said, and also don't feel I need that aggressive of a fork. More people I have read reviewing a 180 mm on a 160 mm bike don't like it vs. like it.

    The bit about it being tuned for that length from the factory also made my mind up that at 160 I want best performance rather than shortening a 180 and losing some of the factory performance.

    But it also depends on your riding, if you pedal a lot or have a dedicated longer travel DH bike I would think 160 mm, if you mainly like to do DH with your bike and don't mind a slightly harder climb get the 180 mm.

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    I was also thinking the same. My Domain has 555mm a2c and 170mm travel and the new Fox 36 with 180mm travel has 555 a2c so if I didn't want to change the geometry and keel the same a2c I would have to unbalance the bike.

    Amyway I finally decided to buy the Lyrik RC2DH that has the same a2c and travel with my Domain and is almost half the price of the Fox 36.

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    Hoping the new air spring will be a drop replacement for the older 160 forks, i have a 2012 and no desire to buy another new fork at this point. Though I wouldn't mind having the newer air spring design if it is as good as initial reports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris Galanis View Post
    I was also thinking the same. My Domain has 555mm a2c and 170mm travel and the new Fox 36 with 180mm travel has 555 a2c so if I didn't want to change the geometry and keel the same a2c I would have to unbalance the bike.

    Amyway I finally decided to buy the Lyrik RC2DH that has the same a2c and travel with my Domain and is almost half the price of the Fox 36.
    55CR at 170 could also have been an option. Run mine at 150 and i prefer to ride it over my 2013 F160 rc2, It's a very good fork for the price.

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    Has anyone got some miles on one of these yet? I'm picking mine up at the end of the week, I hope its been worth the wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Draper View Post
    Has anyone got some miles on one of these yet? I'm picking mine up at the end of the week, I hope its been worth the wait.

    Me. 20-25 miles so far, 2 rides in 3 days since I installed it. Feels great and still need to tune it a bit.

    And yes, worth the wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkrupp View Post
    Me. 20-25 miles so far, 2 rides in 3 days since I installed it. Feels great and still need to tune it a bit.

    And yes, worth the wait.
    What was your previous fork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris Galanis View Post
    What was your previous fork?
    2009/10 Rockshox Lyrik Solo Air. I had it serviced not too long ago, and it didn't feel any better than before. I always noticed that I had to ride with way too much pressure in order for it not to dive under braking, which made it very harsh.

    The 36 feels very supportive in the same situations and it has more features I can use to tune it how I want. I haven't dialed in the correct pressure yet, and will probably add a volume spacer then run a little more sag and see how it feels.

    The way the 36 fork rides reminded me right away of my Float 40, which was great and just how I wanted it to feel.

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    Just got my 36, cannot wait to get it on my Nomad.

    Looks very good, it will be interesting to crack it open and see if Fox have started building forks better and not just assembled with pot luck as to if it has lube in the lowers or not!

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    2015 Fox 36

    Will you put the 36 on your Solo or Nomad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by randan View Post
    Will you put the 36 on your Solo or Nomad?
    36 Is for the Nomad, Pike is now going on the Solo.

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    Correct, no shock pump.

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    This is my first Fox fork, so just verifying. These do not come with a pump like RS forks do, correct?
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    Cool, thanks.
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    Stoked to try a 180mm -> 150mm 2015 Talas on my Nomad2.

    20mm more travel for the bike park, but only 11mm more axle to crown over my Lyrik. Probably a decent amount of weightloss as well. Waiting to see what people think of the new damper...

    Tempted to go with a closeout 2014 Talas, but the weight loss and lower axle to crown really has me leaning towards the 2015. The convertible axle system would be a bonus too (can share wheelsets with my trailbike's Pike - wish they had made a 20mm though).

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    Once you do please compare it vs the Lyrik.

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    So if Pike made a 20mm, how many riders would not even look at the Fox?
    Is the 2015 36 as easy to service as the Pike?
    We need more 36 reviews....or is it want?

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    Quote Originally Posted by riding4fun View Post
    So if Pike made a 20mm, how many riders would not even look at the Fox?
    Is the 2015 36 as easy to service as the Pike?
    We need more 36 reviews....or is it want?
    I've been in the market for a new fork for a while. If the Pike had come in 20mm, I would've bought it by now without hesitation. I'm not saying the 15mm axle alone prevents me from buying a particular fork, but it is definitely one of the biggest factors for me. The service interval of Fox products doesn't appeal to me, however the 36mm stanchions and 20mm axle design have made me delay buying any of the forks currently on the market. I would like to see real world feedback on the DVO Diamond before I make a decision also. So far, the 2015 Fox Float looks the best on paper, and hopefully it rides well because I'm strongly considering it still. Oh yeah, the MRP Stage looks good too and I hope to see more real world feedback on that too.

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    My Nomad with the new 36

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    Looks sweet, how does it feel. Did you dial it in yet?

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    2015 Fox 36

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    nice blue little touch

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    Big question, have a MY 11-14 vanilla that I want to use (limit travel).. did the stanchion spacing change, would the new lowers bolt on? ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bkrupp View Post
    My Nomad with the new 36

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    Where did you pick the fork up from.

    thx

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    Thanks for the comments.

    Picked it up from competitivecyclist.com, they had preordered some and I made sure I got it first thing. I got the blue retro decal kit from them at the same time and it is way better of a look than the stock orange decals.

    I haven't dialed it in, I know I need to, but it feels really, really good without much adjusting. All I have done is air pressure setup before each ride, and only a little bit of knob turning 2-5 clicks back and forth to see what difference it makes. Couldn't really tell much because each ride has been different terrain. But still feels great and I am starting to notice a slight decrease in front end weight from my lyrik.


    I don't think that the new lower can just bolt on to the old uppers, since they changed a lot on this fork.

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    I just whipped the lowers off mine to check pool volumes as Fox is notoriously bad in this area. My forks seemingly had the correct oil volumes in them, foam rings soaked in 20wt gold as well. The wiper seals were bone dry though so I've given them a lick of shock honey and the fork feels even plusher. Cannot believe on a $1k fork you need to do this though but I guess thats mass manufacturing for you.

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    2015 Fox 36

    Got mine today! Waiting on a crown race so I install it on my 575. Already swapped the decals for white/grey retro ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCW View Post
    Got mine today! Waiting on a crown race so I install it on my 575. Already swapped the decals for white/grey retro ones.
    Nice, well post some pics of the bike and fork up close.

    Did you take the original decals off? Or just overlay the new white/grey ones on top?

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    2015 Fox 36

    I'll post some pics when I have it put together. I took the original decals off. I guess I should have tried to overlay them but oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCW View Post
    I'll post some pics when I have it put together. I took the original decals off. I guess I should have tried to overlay them but oh well.
    Three reasons why I overlayed and didn't take off the originals. First, which is minor, is I got to save the inner "36" orange and white decal segment. Second, I was lazy and didn't want to clean off any potential adhesive. Third, I wanted them EXACTLY how Fox had them, which combined with the laziness makes it difficult to do without any guide or placeholder.

    But we (I assume the viewers of this thread) are looking forward to the picks and ride report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Draper View Post
    l. The wiper seals were bone dry though so I've given them a lick of shock honey and the fork feels even plusher. Cannot believe on a $1k fork you need to do this though but I guess thats mass manufacturing for you.
    That's because they don't need or use grease in the wiper cavity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gvs_nz View Post
    That's because they don't need or use grease in the wiper cavity.
    My new 34 had a healthy wiping of grease in it I'd go against that. I guess it depends who builds it, certainly lower leg lube seems very dependant on that.

    Also I'd draw your attention to the fox guidelines of whatever bath oil is used in the lowers be smeared in the cavity of the SKF seal.

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    2015 Fox 36

    No ride report yet - the new 36 doesn't use the front caliper adapter for 180mm rotors like on the old fork so I need to get some shorter bolts.

    Here are a couple pics though. I still wish they had a white version, but I swapped to decals to white ones to compensate. The orange "rainbow" decals just didn't jive.




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    Quote Originally Posted by LCW View Post
    No ride report yet - the new 36 doesn't use the front caliper adapter for 180mm rotors like on the old fork so I need to get some shorter bolts.

    Here are a couple pics though. I still wish they had a white version, but I swapped to decals to white ones to compensate. The orange "rainbow" decals just didn't jive.



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    2015 Fox 36

    Quick ride report from a burn down my street at lunch... PLUSH!! Small bump compliance I can already feel will be phenomenal! Yet good mid stroke support. This is just set to the same settings as my 2013 36 was so haven't played with it yet. This fork is going to be badass!!!






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    Your bike is one sweet ride! How you feel about the frt axle remove process?

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    Quote Originally Posted by riding4fun View Post
    Your bike is one sweet ride! How you feel about the frt axle remove process?
    Definitely not as quick & convenient as the old dual QR flip levers.

    I'm sure Fox did it for weight but it's a step backwards IMO. But I'll live with it. No different than a Fox 40 or dirt bike forks. Just not convenient if you typically take the front wheel off to transport.

    Dropped the weight of my bike by 0.6 lbs, so that's a bonus.

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    They went back to the pinch bolts of 2005... too funny. Looks like a sweet fork though. So how does it differ in feel to your 2013 36 ?. More active, Less stiction ?, no problem getting full travel ?.

    Thanks

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    Haven't ridden it on trails yet to answer the full travel, but I got full travel on my 2013 so not worried about this one. 2013 was the 1st year for Fox going with a more linear air spring.

    Definitely better small bump compliance on the 2015 - less stiction - very easy to get the fork to move over small bumps. Plus the weight drop of the fork (0.6 lbs) isn't a bad thing.

    Besides less weight, I've heard that another reason for going back to pinch bolts was that they now have a floating axle, so combination of that and pinch bolts has less propensity to deflect the lowers when tightened, like it can with the old axle and QR levers, helping in reducing stiction. Also heard the QR's lead to cracked lowers when the small adjuster bolt was overtightened. You'd think pinch bolts would be worse for customers overtightening, but it's what I read somewhere (one of the articles when the new 36 came out).

    Apparently some upgrades to the Fit damper on the 2015, but honestly I think one of the bigger benefits besides the weight loss is the air spring - having an air negative spring, that self adjusts based on air pressure, vs the old coil negative spring. Seems to have a good effect for the small bump stuff.

    My 2013 seemed to have issues returning to full travel. I'd have to often physically pull down the stanchions to get it back to full travel (a few mm's, but still). The 2015 is so buttery smooth.

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    I'm looking at getting a set of 160 mm Fox 36 forks for my Bronson. I currently have the stock 150 mm Fox 34 forks which I'm not really happy with.

    I'm finding conflicting information regarding axle to crown height. Is it true that the 160 mm 36 fork has the same axle to crown has a 150 mm 34 fork?

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    2015 36 160 has 536 a-to-c (old ones were 545)... These as #'s from Fox... Go to Fox help section on their site and navigate to the bike section

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    I went from stock 34 to 2015 36 160mm talas on my Bronson. I don't remember the exact figures but I think it was only 5mm taller. I measured with a ruler and it's barely noticeable. If you have a bronson and upgrade to 36 be prepared to want a CCDB shock. There is a reason Santa Cruz speced the 2015 with either a pike or 36 and ccdb option.

    The 36 is night and day better than the 34. Smooth as silk no more high speed chatter. With one hand on stem I can compress the fork. With the 34 I could barely move the fork without using all my weight, it was hard to set sag correctly because it was so sticky.

    I only have one ride and fork isn't completely dialed but it just handles everything smoothly. I have it setup according to fox settings. You can carry more speed without getting bounced around. The wheel just stays planted to the ground way more. So far the 36 gets two thumbs up.

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    If anyone is looking to fit a 203mm front rotor on the fork then you need to get a Hope 160-183mm post to post front mount adapter. It is mount H you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Draper View Post
    If anyone is looking to fit a 203mm front rotor on the fork then you need to get a Hope 160-183mm post to post front mount adapter. It is mount H you need.
    FYI if you want to fit a 183 rotor you will have to get inventive. I spoke with Hope and they said they didn't have a solution for that yet.
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    Scootdogss - Where did you source the fork and what did it cost? Inquiring minds want to know.

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    Price point 4th of july sale $250 off.

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    A-C height is the distance from the axle to where the top of the crown where it sits against the bike frame???

    So you guys are saying that even though the fork has 160mm travel (in reference to a 150mm Bronson) the A-C is 536mm, that is basically the same as my my Bronson's 34mm 2014 fork? I have concerns about negatively effecting the geometry of my bike and was just assuming that I'd need to lower the new 2015 Fox 36mm to a 150mm travel just to keep everything in spec?

    Also, are you guys all running 30% sag front and rear?

    Please advise me cause frankly it's like reading a different language around here for a newbie such as myself.

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    The axle to crown of the 26" 2015 fox 160mm is 536. The axle to crown of the 27.5 is 549. Whatever you run your fox 34 at is the same travel you'd want to run the fox 36 at.

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    That's just to cryptic for a newbie like me to understand.

    You are saying that my current stock Bronson fork, the 2014 Fox 34mm set at 150mm of travel has a A - C of 539mm? Because at 160mm it has an A -C of 549mm?

    So the 2015 Fox 36mm for a 27.5" bike is a 536mm set at a 160mm? Meaning my old fork at 150mm is only 3mm shorter than the 2015 Fox 36 set at 160mm?

    If I am reading this all correctly running the NEW Fox 36mm at 160mm will have almost identical geometry (height of front end, etc..) to my old fork at 150mm.

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    Suns. You are correct 14 34 150mm same as 15 36 160 mm. Technically the 36 is 5 mm taller. But riding you will not notice a difference.

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    I put some miles on the fork over the weekend... I gotta say, the 2015 is BUTTER!!!! Small bump compliance is insane. Normal pressures, soaks up little bumps and chatter, yet great mid stroke support. Amazing fork! Can't wait to take it on some gravity runs.

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    First ride on the 2015 on Saturday on my pretty rough "DH" trails. Absolutely awesome. Hit the first jump and got a bit spooked as it felt super soft...decided to hit the second jump but took control and pushed the fork into the lip and it felt sweet and from there on I guess i had adapted to the 'feel'. Hit all the steeps and drops and felt totally butter.

    I am riding it on a Knolly Chilcotin with a Avy Woody on the back and only now do I realize how overwhelmed my old 2008 36 actually felt. The new 2015 matches the rear end so much better.

    I was more impressed by this first ride than i was when i replaced my RS Rev on the Endorphin with the Pike. That was more a case of superior stiffness that i really appreciated. The Fox is more subtle and smooth through the mid stroke (compared to the pike) and feels like it ramps up nicely towards the end.

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    2015 Fox 36

    Rode mine at the nearby DH park and just WOW!!. As Muttonchops describes, it's weird at first because the new 36 has such smooth small bump compliance and just feels buttery smooth. But the mid stroke support is awesome and ramps up so nice and predictably. SOAKS up the small chatter, yet doesn't dive deep into the stroke when you hit large square edge rocks. You learn quickly that it just increases the confidence level due to its capability in the chunk, without beating you up in the chattery stuff.

    The next day I then dialed back the LSC and HSC, dropped 2-3 psi and rode some single track trails and it was just as much at home on single track as it was on a gravity trail.

    Fox has NAILED it with the new 36!! I loved my 2013 36 but the 2015 takes it to a whole new level. Plush, controlled, stiff (chassis), and relatively light (vs the old one).

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    Hey, any chance you guys who are already running this fork can post up your:

    - Fork length (26, 27.5, 29) and travel:
    - Your weight and the psi you're running:
    - You HSC/LSC and LSR:
    - And, if you've added or pulled any of those tokens.

    BTW, was there a break-in run or 1/2 dzn before the fork bedded in and smoothed out?

    Thanks.

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    I need a 150mm replacement for a 13 Fox Evo 32, the Pike seems to have a larger A2C than I would want and the 15 Fox 36 is roughly 6mm greater. So with that can you change the actual height of the 36 to 150mm in the Talas version? Is this a big job?

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    anyone running a 26" Talas yet?

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    What are you guys running for settings, psi, and your weight? Mine feels good, handles stuff well, but is not great yet. I have owned a number of Fox Floats and can normally dial them relatively quick, but this one is taken more time.

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    Fox 36 talas 29

    Amazing fork. Direct swap from Pike 160 single air and better in every way(ride) out of the box. On Carbine, 67 degree HA. 160 fork measured same as Pike AC. TALAS great on long climbs and still supple for the techy sections. Rider 200# RTR.
    Air - 131#
    HSC - 5 clicks
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    All settings from full open. 4 rides, 50 miles and very close to dialed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCanary View Post
    Amazing fork. Direct swap from Pike 160 single air and better in every way(ride) out of the box. On Carbine, 67 degree HA. 160 fork measured same as Pike AC. TALAS great on long climbs and still supple for the techy sections. Rider 200# RTR.
    Air - 131#
    HSC - 5 clicks
    LSC - 7 clicks
    Reb - 9 clicks
    All settings from full open. 4 rides, 50 miles and very close to dialed.

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    Re: 2015 Fox 36

    Quote Originally Posted by TheCanary View Post
    Rider 200# RTR.
    Air - 131#
    Holy cow that is high! And you're getting most of your travel with good small bump compliance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmckechnie View Post
    The retro decals go really nicely with your bike!
    Main reason to upgrade!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    Holy cow that is high! And you're getting most of your travel with good small bump compliance?
    TALAS airspring runs about twice the pressure as the float - small bump is amazing, even when set for short travel. My buddy Loving the new Float 36 on his Nomad is running about 58# for the same weight - sag.
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    I've been running about 80 psi in my Float 160 for DH duty and jumping and 75 for trail riding. Between 10-14 LSC depending on conditions. I like having the front ride a bit higher, especially for downhill riding. I may try 70 for trail riding, but I don't like a lot of sag on the fork. About 200# ride weigth right now.

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    Is it possible to lock out the fork via clicks and count back to orginal setting when done?
    I would look for this when traveling via Streets.
    And what clicker is it LSC or HSC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by riding4fun View Post
    Is it possible to lock out the fork via clicks and count back to orginal setting when done?
    I would look for this when traveling via Streets.
    And what clicker is it LSC or HSC?
    That's what I do. Makes the fork more versatile which is good since the 36 is over kill for some of the local trails and approaches. The knobs are well labeled and the clicks are easy to feel and count, you'd change LSC for more efficient pedaling. I like the TALAS for some of the same reasons.
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    Anyone know which shimano caliper adapter will be needed for a Saint caliper for a 203mm rotor?

    This one doesn't work...kicks the caliper out too far:
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    This one also doesn't work for Saint caliper. insufficient spacing:
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    I was thinking of this one, if you sit the caliper on the rotor and rotate it clockwise, you can see this might work:
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    Pau11y you need none of the above, shimano does not make the adapter you need.

    What you need is a Hope 160mm to 183mm post mount adapter (Mount H from Hope):
    Brake Mounts | Hope Tech | Made in Barnoldswick, England

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Draper View Post
    Pau11y you need none of the above, shimano does not make the adapter you need.

    What you need is a Hope 160mm to 183mm post mount adapter (Mount H from Hope):
    Brake Mounts | Hope Tech | Made in Barnoldswick, England

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    AH! Thanks Rick!

    That's the same layout as the Magura QM6 mount...opt-ing for that as there's a $9 difference between the Hope and Magura.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    AH! Thanks Rick!

    That's the same layout as the Magura QM6 mount...opt-ing for that as there's a $9 difference between the Hope and Magura.

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    That won't work I don't believe as its for a 180mm rotor. The hope one works as Hope make a 183mm rotor so need a 160-183mm post mount adapter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Draper View Post
    That won't work I don't believe as its for a 180mm rotor. The hope one works as Hope make a 183mm rotor so need a 160-183mm post mount adapter.
    Ah, gotcha...that last 3mm (or 1.5 on the radius). Dammit Sh!tmano!
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    Eh? Just put a washer under the caliper.

    Problem solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCanary View Post
    My buddy Loving the new Float 36 on his Nomad is running about 58# for the same weight - sag.
    It is true, I am loving the Float 36 160 on my Nomad. I had a Dual Air Pike. It is a nice fork, but the negative air spring kept sucking the fork down (malfunctioning) , so it had to go. I am not looking back. The 36 is better. I have been putting it through the paces on rough and smooth single track. Nothing seems to phase it. Setup is not critical. It is just preference. I started the setup with everything set pretty slow - everything at 10 clicks from slow. It was super supportive and plush and obviously stayed high in the travel. I have been incrementally dialing back the clickers. Now I am at (from full fast- sorry for the confusion, but the numbers are smaller this way) HSC 7, LSC 5, R 6. I may slow the rebound down a bit. But again, at any setting I have tried, this thing just rocks. At these faster settings traction is insane, bumps disappear and a line is so easy to hold. It makes some of my previously tricky trails into a joke. Point and shoot! It still resists diving under cornering loads and does remarkably well with brake dive. It stays higher in the stroke under braking with more LSC (duh), but it tracks better under braking with less LSC. Again, it is trade offs and personal preference. The sweet spot is a mile wide.

    I am super happy with the 160 length. If you need more length for the geo on your bike then go for it. If you needed 180mm on a previous fork to get supple feel and bottom out prevention, think about going a little shorter. It is a lot of fork for the length, the travel goes on forever. My $.02.

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    It's all sounding pretty good so far.

    So what comes in the box with the new forks? Any travel reducers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TipofAfrica View Post
    It's all sounding pretty good so far.

    So what comes in the box with the new forks? Any travel reducers?
    Here is what you get in the box:

    20mm axle,
    15mm axle and adapters,
    Volume spacers,
    Starnut.

    No travel adjust spacers.

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    Thanks.

    Does anyone on here happen to have the dimensions of a Neg Plate Spacer (PN: 234-04-627) so I can machine one myself?

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