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    Fox 34 27.5+

    Saw this posted on FB yesterday
    65mm rim, Floater tire
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    WHA???

    Help me out here and forgive the stupid question. Is this a new fork? How wide is a "Floater" tire?

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    Thanks, hadn't seen the frontal pic Looks like 65mm rims with floaters? I believe this could be a good viable option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by litespeedaddict View Post
    WHA???

    Help me out here and forgive the stupid question. Is this a new fork? How wide is a "Floater" tire?
    27.5 plus fork new a few months ago with 110mm hub spacing and the Floater is a true 4" tire I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by litespeedaddict View Post
    WHA???

    Help me out here and forgive the stupid question. Is this a new fork? How wide is a "Floater" tire?
    It's a new fork for 27.5+ wheels and tires, boost spacing. Looks like it'll fit a 4.0 on a 65mm rim without trouble.

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    Thanks guys.

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    Looks like the 27.5+ is taking off nicely.

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    Details.


    That ^ link is no longer valid for this (now discontinued) fork.
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    That 15mm bolt on thru axle is pretty cool too.

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    Fox, just make a Fatty Fork already!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    This page has some more details: Explore 34 Bike Forks | FOX
    It states that max tire size is 3.25". Fox's marketing (and website) is confusing. I haven't been able to find what the difference is (if any) between what they were calling the Float 34 and the "Factory" forks.

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    Come on FOX just a few more cm's in the hips would bring all the boys to your yard!

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    Likin bikin is showing a fork, maybe it's this one, running whiskey 9 with vanhelgas

    140mm on travel

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    So close, yet so far.

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    This fork has the wheels turning in my head. What about setting up the front end of a fat bike like the Surly Wednesday with the Fox 34+ fork and 27.5 x 3 tire on a 45mm rim up front? Pair it with a 26 x 3.8 or 4.0 out back on a 65mm rim.

    With this combo you could get the majority of float from the back and more precise steering up front... It may even work better than 26x3.8 on packed snow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bubba13 View Post
    This fork has the wheels turning in my head. What about setting up the front end of a fat bike like the Surly Wednesday with the Fox 34+ fork and 27.5 x 3 tire on a 45mm rim up front? Pair it with a 26 x 3.8 or 4.0 out back on a 65mm rim.

    With this combo you could get the majority of float from the back and more precise steering up front... It may even work better than 26x3.8 on packed snow.

    nuff said!!

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    I wonder if the 2016 Rockshox Pike 27.5+ can pull that off?
    The Bluto is just too noodley! 2017 is a long time to wait for a Fat Pike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post

    nuff said!!
    I was thinking one of the larger 27.5+ tires like the Bridger...but yeah, nuff said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bubba13 View Post
    This fork has the wheels turning in my head. What about setting up the front end of a fat bike like the Surly Wednesday with the Fox 34+ fork and 27.5 x 3 tire on a 45mm rim up front? Pair it with a 26 x 3.8 or 4.0 out back on a 65mm rim.

    With this combo you could get the majority of float from the back and more precise steering up front... It may even work better than 26x3.8 on packed snow.
    This is why I put a 2015 Lefty on my Pugsley. It will be great as a "firm snow" bike. It is wide enough to run a B+ tire up front and whatever I want for the rear. Love the idea of a Wednesday and the Fox fork.
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    The fact it will fit a 4" tire on a 65mm rim is sweet - I'd pick one up if I could make my I9 135/142 front hub work with the new boost front standard. Just got it laced up to a LB carbon rim. Maybe someone out there could make some adapters. Without having done any measurements, I'm doubting that it would work without at least some re-dishing of the wheel. I also wonder if the Manitou + forks would have similar clearance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubba13 View Post
    This fork has the wheels turning in my head. What about setting up the front end of a fat bike like the Surly Wednesday with the Fox 34+ fork and 27.5 x 3 tire on a 45mm rim up front? Pair it with a 26 x 3.8 or 4.0 out back on a 65mm rim.

    With this combo you could get the majority of float from the back and more precise steering up front... It may even work better than 26x3.8 on packed snow.
    That's almost what I have with a Marzocchi Bomber, custom arch, 50mm rim and 3.8 Nates, front and rear (rear is on 65mm rim). And yes, it rocks!

    This new Fox fork would make it that much better, more travel, lighter wheel and tire and probably stiffer front end.

    I wonder if the same can be done with a Fox 34 29er fork. I know the 27.5+ conversion guys are doing it, just not sure of the max rim/tire width combo. Would also like to know the A-C differences of these 2 setups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattgVT View Post
    I also wonder if the Manitou + forks would have similar clearance?
    Fox claims 3.25" tire clearance for 27.5+.
    Manitou claims 3.4" tire clearance for 27.5+.

    Both have 34mm stanchions. Manitou is a bit cheaper with potentially better clearance.

    I can't find any tire clearance claims for any Rockshox forks.

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    Does anyone have dimensions for all the plus forks, i.e axle to bridge and leg to leg width at the narrowest (at the seals).

    I need to fit a tandem and a bike that share wheels 26 x 4, 27.5+, 29+. It looks like the Float 34 plus would fit, still a little close, but a floater on a 65mm rim is what I have.

    What's the widest "theoretical" width for a fork running a boost hub spacing?

    I'm getting tired of waiting for a fat fork, I'm really tired of riding a Bluto, and I'm not willing (yet) to shell out the effort and cash to ride a DH boat anchor fork.

    I no longer believe we're going to get a burly fat fork. Simply put, plus forks appear to fit typical 4" tires, so a fat suspension fork is only necessary for 4"+ tires and those folks are not the ones clamoring for a suspension fork.

    As to the Wren, it's a relatively unknown fork (unless it's the same form as the fork of many names), it's questionable whether it'll be available with a significant travel (>120mm), and without having ridden one I am loath to throw $900 at one when I can buy a Float 34 27.5+ fork at the same price.

    So, is this the best we're gonna get for "crossover" segment?

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    A quote from the FB page about the fork on the Mutz "1.5T 51mm Rake AM (not kidding)"

    Is this good or bad?

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    The distance between the legs of this fork is 4.3" which allows the use of a 26/4" wheel/tire combination. I also suspect that for 27.5", the max tire width is a lot more than the 'recommended' 3.25"... 3.5" will definitely fit and I suspect 3.8" might too.

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    And here is the picture of my setup (80mm rim, Fox 27.5+, Bontrager Hodag 26/3.8"):


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    if only the 36 could do this...

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    Yeah, well, enjoy the 34+ while it lasts, because it's no longer listed on Fox's site and good luck finding it on large retail sites like Jenson. I suspect it's all going to be downhill from here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mezastel View Post
    Yeah, well, enjoy the 34+ while it lasts, because it's no longer listed on Fox's site and good luck finding it on large retail sites like Jenson. I suspect it's all going to be downhill from here.
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    Mastodon is heavier and burlier and doesn't allow on-the-fly travel adjust mode for those that need it. Fox 34+ 27.5 can be converted to Talas and works perfectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corvette View Post
    Fox 34+ 27.5 can be converted to Talas and works perfectly.

    Agreed that that Fox was a great fork. Key word = was. No longer exists.

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    I would think the spoke angles on a narrow hub going to a rim with dual rows of spoke holes would make for a laterally flexy wheel as there is not much triangulation going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    Agreed that that Fox was a great fork. Key word = was. No longer exists.
    Indeed. Luckily on Ebay with a bit of luck it's still possible to get a good working one.

    I wonder why Fox discontinued it? Personally I've got nothing but great experience with it, running 4.0 Vanhelga on 85 mm rims. It barely clears the fork on the sides, but it works without issues (except in mud).

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    I bought an extra one out of sheer greed before this fork disappears forever. There are going to be a few available online for a year or two more, but seems Fox has given up. Funnily enough, when I asked JensonUSA where I get a Fox Plus fork, they suggested a 29" fork, basically not caring in the least that a 29" will only house about 2.6" tire, if that.

    As to why it's being discontinued, Fox won't tell me. I'm guessing that the fork is rather unique in that it's stuck at 120mm travel (which in and of itself makes it more of a touring/fatbike-specific fork) and it's 110mm hub spacing so fatbike purists won't be able to use it anyway, but then again, they won't go for it simply because you cannot run a 4.8". So maybe it just hasn't met much demand.

    The best advice I can give regarding this fork for fatbike purposes is to avoid 80mm rims and use smaller rims ó either 65mm or 52mm, so your spokes aren't at 90į angle to the rim and don't scratch the brake caliper. Don't make my mistake. 65mm carbon rims are actually rather cheap nowadays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mezastel View Post
    in that it's stuck at 120mm travel

    Nope -- I stretched mine to 140, then 150, and could have gone to 160. Simple air shaft swap.

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    Mezastel: doesn't the new platform for 29 fit 27.5x2.8 (at least) ? and is more or less the same a-c, it just won't clear 3.25"? that will be why they signposted that fork I reckon.

    in fact I'm sure Walt had a 29+ in a 34 step cast? its just fat tyres that won't fit the new forks I think.

    its unlikely the 27.5+ fork being used to run 26x4" was a niche they were interested in serving going forward and seeing as 27.5x3 and 29x3 are covered they didn't need that extra .25" of clearance noted on the 16-18 27.5+ fork?
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    So if I wanted to pick one of these forks up, what exactly should I look for? All the different models make my head hurt!

    Oh yeah, anybody know if it would fit a 27.5 Hodag on a 65mm rim?

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    that's the thing: the only fork that fits hodag is the old 27.5 plus fork that is discontinued after 2018... I *think* Walt posted the part number for use somewhere - maybe on the plus forum....

    if you don't need hodag or 26x4 - the 29 forks will do grand for 2.8 and maybe 3.0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    Nope -- I stretched mine to 140, then 150, and could have gone to 160. Simple air shaft swap.
    Whoa, this is awesome, where can I read up on how to do this?

    Quote Originally Posted by dRjOn View Post
    Mezastel: doesn't the new platform for 29 fit 27.5x2.8 (at least) ? and is more or less the same a-c, it just won't clear 3.25"? that will be why they signposted that fork I reckon.

    in fact I'm sure Walt had a 29+ in a 34 step cast? its just fat tyres that won't fit the new forks I think.

    its unlikely the 27.5+ fork being used to run 26x4" was a niche they were interested in serving going forward and seeing as 27.5x3 and 29x3 are covered they didn't need that extra .25" of clearance noted on the 16-18 27.5+ fork?
    To be honest I don't know exactly what tire it clears because these evil manufacturers don't specify leg-to-leg distance, even on their technical documents. Whatever width their 29 forks have, it's not the same as that 27.5+ fork. Remember, the 27.5+ clears 3.25 *nominally* but in fact clears 3.8". So I don't know, maybe the difference is .25" or .5" or worse, but personally, like I said, I'd take Fox 34 over Bluto/Mastodon any time and 3.8" is good enough for me!

    Quote Originally Posted by dRjOn View Post
    that's the thing: the only fork that fits hodag is the old 27.5 plus fork that is discontinued after 2018... I *think* Walt posted the part number for use somewhere - maybe on the plus forum....

    if you don't need hodag or 26x4 - the 29 forks will do grand for 2.8 and maybe 3.0.

    I think!
    The code of the fork is 910-20-394. This fork will NOT clear 26x4 on a 80mm rim... on a 52mm maybe, but I wouldn't risk it. 3.8" tire on 65mm rim seems to be the sweet spot.

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    Fox 34 27.5+, Vanhelga 26x4.0" @ 10 PSI tubeless, Nextie Xiphias 85 mm.

    There IS clearance, but only a couple of milimeters on each fork leg.

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    So on the clarification front...

    A. This fork is best used with rims <80mm wide? (Would the Lithic Rhyolite be a good?)
    B. These forks might be of increased value as the market runs out? (asking for a friend)

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    @Mahalo:

    A. This fork is best used with 65mm rims and I suspect you could also use 52mm ZTR Hugo rims. No, Lithic are not suitable rims for this fork. You want fatbike rims where spokes go toward the center of the rim. Lithic rims are similar to various 80mm rims in that the spokes go on the outside edges. This is a potential problem with scratching the brake caliper.

    B. Perhaps. This is a niche fork being used by strange people in a niche market (fatbikes). I bought extra because it will increase value for ME. I also got a 150mm shaft for it. I suspect that as these disappear people will just go back to Bluto, Mastodon and other not-so-good but 'proper fatbike' forks. Keep in mind this is only good up to 3.8" and laymen will never appreciate the superlative feel of a FIT4 damper, so...

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    The bummer is that there are so many of these forks out there, but very few people that own them know what they have, or need what they have.

    I've been watching eBay, Pinkbike, and MTBR classifieds looking for one. If they pop up, it's hard even to get confirmation that they are "the fork" that fits fat tires.

    If anyone knows what they have, and what they have is in good condition, I'm interested.

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    The fork you're after has MPN 910-20-394. There is only one model. If the code matches exactly, you've got the right thing. If it's different, it's some other model.

    For example, on Ebay we find:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/2018-Fox-FL...-HfB:rk:1:pf:0

    Notice that this fork cost about $700 originally, and I managed to get my first one for about $500.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mezastel View Post
    The fork you're after has MPN 910-20-394. There is only one model. If the code matches exactly, you've got the right thing. If it's different, it's some other model.

    For example, on Ebay we find:

    There are actually two part numbers for this fork -- one with 120mm travel, and one with 140mm travel.

    I've seen the one you linked to on eBay. I'm skeptical that it is the correct fork, simply because they didn't make them in 2018 -- they stopped in 2017.

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    You are confusing model numbers and year numbers. The forks sold right now are 2019 models. See the issue here? Both you and I are correct at the same time

    The fork I'm linking to is definitely correct, and from what I remember, this fork is made in only 120mm format. You can always change the air shaft though, as I've learned here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mezastel View Post
    and from what I remember, this fork is made in only 120mm format.
    I have a 2017 F34 27.5+ 140mm fork. I bought it that way straight from Jenson Clears a 26x4.0 On-One Floater on a Surly Marge Lite (65mm rim) just fine
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    Quote Originally Posted by mezastel View Post
    You are confusing model numbers and year numbers.

    Nope -- there are definitely 2 part numbers corresponding to different amounts of travel.

    But yes, you can also change the travel with an air spring swap, which I've done.

    I might be wrong on model years -- because I've seen conflicting info on that.

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    @mezastel
    Right on yo! I was thinking of building up a set of Lithics, but I have a set of Marge Lites in the current steed, so I think I'll make work with what I got - I don't do tooo much crazy off pistin' in the trail scene.

    And agreed... its worth, what its worth for the right folks. IME the Fox really blows the other contenders out the water, ESP with the MRP ramp cartridge. I cycle between two that I have, so when one needs service I can still rally. I can only hope one day MRP or someone would consider blasting a coil up front. I reckon A LOT would need to change in the market, but maybe one day.

    Keep preaching the good preach folk!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BroJangles View Post
    @mezastel
    Right on yo! I was thinking of building up a set of Lithics, but I have a set of Marge Lites in the current steed, so I think I'll make work with what I got - I don't do tooo much crazy off pistin' in the trail scene.

    And agreed... its worth, what its worth for the right folks. IME the Fox really blows the other contenders out the water, ESP with the MRP ramp cartridge. I cycle between two that I have, so when one needs service I can still rally. I can only hope one day MRP or someone would consider blasting a coil up front. I reckon A LOT would need to change in the market, but maybe one day.

    Keep preaching the good preach folk!
    You could check out the Cane Creek Helm coil. Up to 160mm travel, spring and boost spacing. Iím happy with my Fox otherwise Iíd be looking into this.

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    Good insight... I just don't know if that fork has the girth to handle a 26x4 on a 65mm rim... Those Fox dialed the magic touch you know... MRP, RS are a bit narrower, have no real world experience with the HELM, but would be hard pressed to think they made their's match the width of the Fox 27.5+ in question.

    Intrigued though... (Currently running a MRP Ribbon Coil on the MTB and have been spoiled, to not seek out anything else ;-) )

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    Quote Originally Posted by BroJangles View Post
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    Good insight... I just don't know if that fork has the girth to handle a 26x4 on a 65mm rim... Those Fox dialed the magic touch you know... MRP, RS are a bit narrower, have no real world experience with the HELM, but would be hard pressed to think they made their's match the width of the Fox 27.5+ in question.

    Intrigued though... (Currently running a MRP Ribbon Coil on the MTB and have been spoiled, to not seek out anything else ;-) )
    Just by looking at the Helm you can see that the axle supports are flush with the fork legs. On my Fox, the axle supports actually arch inwards. This is what gives the fork that extra width. The widening of the legs near the arch on the Helm fork appears more pronounced than on the Fox.

    I haven't tried it, but it doesn't look to me like it would fit 4".

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    Iíve got one Iíve been thinking about getting rid of. Itís a 2018 that originally came as a 140. I put a new air shaft in it and have been running it at 120 with a 29x3 Chupacabra. Itís marked as 27.5+/29.

    The bottom of the fork does indeed indent in to meet the 110 width of the hub.

    If youíre interested let me know and Iíll get some pictures emailed/up.

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    I have one that is only being used for standard 29er duty these days. It originally was used on a Stache 29 x 3. I extended it to 150 over the summer, but I have the 140 airshaft still. I would consider a trade for a similar quality 150/160 29er boost fork. This for should be used for 27.5 x 3.8 or 29 x 3.

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    I bought mine right when they came out with 140mm travel.
    Originally ran it with Marge Lites and 26Ē x 4 Jumbo Jims.
    Recently built up these 27.5 x 65 Nexties and run either Hodags or Minions. Both fit just fine. It also fits the stupidly tall 27.5 x 4 Vanhelga, but that wouldnít fit the rear of the Mutz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain_America1976 View Post
    I have one that is only being used for standard 29er duty these days. It originally was used on a Stache 29 x 3. I extended it to 150 over the summer, but I have the 140 airshaft still. I would consider a trade for a similar quality 150/160 29er boost fork. This for should be used for 27.5 x 3.8 or 29 x 3.

    Wish you had put this out there a few weeks ago.

    FWIW, when I ran a 29 x 3" DHF I could get tire/crown contact at full travel.

    No such issue with 27.5 x 3.8" Hodag or DHF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    Wish you had put this out there a few weeks ago.

    FWIW, when I ran a 29 x 3" DHF I could get tire/crown contact at full travel.

    No such issue with 27.5 x 3.8" Hodag or DHF.
    I just stumbled upon this thread, and it made me think this fork is not being used the way it should be by me. I always used Chupacabras on mine with zero issues.

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    What is the value of a used Fox 27.5+?

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    Quote Originally Posted by telejefe View Post
    What is the value of a used Fox 27.5+?
    Depends how "used" it is, steerer length, mileage, etc...

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    I just picked up a used MPN 910-20-394 as an upgrade for the Yari on my Stache. The steerer was too short on my stock Yari and I like that the Fox can pull double duty on my fat bike if I get tired of the rigid fork. A Really quick fit test has the for easily clearing a 26 x 4.0 Jumbo Jim on a Rolling Darryl rim. Good stuff!
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    I have a 2017 #910-20-001 fork. Same general thing as the above Fox fork?
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    Looking at one. It measures 4" wide at the widest. Has 51 mm offset. Does it sound like the 27.5+?

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    Quote Originally Posted by telejefe View Post
    Looking at one. It measures 4" wide at the widest. Has 51 mm offset. Does it sound like the 27.5+?
    I want to help people out who are looking for these. I scored a factory version on ebay for $400 just a few days ago that was not listed as 27.5+, but it is the correct one. It was listed as a "2016 fox 34 27.5 boost" fork, but I noticed in the photos the axle supports are curved inwards which is the telltale sign of the correct fat capable fork. The sticker on this 2016 just says "34 27.5". I also owned a 2017 model and the sticker on that one said "34 27.5+"

    The lowers are about 4 1/2" apart, pinches off to 4 1/8" around the dust seals and then widens back out to around 4 1/4". A2C is listed as 545.5mm for the 140mm travel version. I measure about 15 1/4" from axle center to bottom of arch.

    This photo shows the curved in axle supports you should be looking for and that the A2C is different between 27.5 and 27.5+ versions.
    Fox 34 27.5+-1013166d1441339686-2016-fox-29-fork-s1200_bt_20150417_untitled_shoot_168.jpg

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    Happy hunting!

    This 2016 fox34 performance looks to be the proper chassis: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2016-Performance-Series-34-FLOAT-27-5-plus-140-FIT4-3POS-also-fit-29/113634059866?hash=item1a751e265a:g:UUUAAOSwO7pcYyZ 2:rk:2f:1&frcectupt=true


    Last edited by problypropylene; 02-13-2019 at 12:47 PM.

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    That's funny. I was watching that one from the proscloset and what i was referring too. I was waiting for the price to drop and was going to snag it. Enjoy!

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    HAHA, yep, thats the one I ordered from the pros closet. Sorry! Got it today and measured it to confirm that it will fit a 26x4.0. I was a bit nervous that it was going to be the wrong one, but the curved in axle supports seem to be key. I think I paid $450 for the 2017 model I had with a bit of wear on the lowers. so $400~450 seems like a good deal for one with light wear. Maybe $500~550 for one in perfect shape and $300~350 for heavily worn or stanchion blemishes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by problypropylene View Post
    I want to help people out who are looking for these. I scored a factory version on ebay for $400 just a few days ago that was not listed as 27.5+, but it is the correct one. It was listed as a "2016 fox 34 27.5 boost" fork, but I noticed in the photos the axle supports are curved inwards which is the telltale sign of the correct fat capable fork. The sticker on this 2016 just says "34 27.5". I also owned a 2017 model and the sticker on that one said "34 27.5+"

    The lowers are about 4 1/2" apart, pinches off to 4 1/8" around the dust seals and then widens back out to around 4 1/4". A2C is listed as 545.5mm for the 140mm travel version. I measure about 15 1/4" from axle center to bottom of arch.

    This photo shows the curved in axle supports you should be looking for and that the A2C is different between 27.5 and 27.5+ versions.
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    Happy hunting!

    This 2016 fox34 performance looks to be the proper chassis: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2016-Performance-Series-34-FLOAT-27-5-plus-140-FIT4-3POS-also-fit-29/113634059866?hash=item1a751e265a:g:UUUAAOSwO7pcYyZ 2:rk:2f:1&frcectupt=true


    Excellent info there, thanks! I've been wondering how to tell the skinny ones from the wider ones, those curved axle supports are it! Time to start searching...

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    fwiw i just had my 27.5+ fork serviced and a Luftkappe and fractive damping tune and its. wow! the fork i have always wanted....i did have to have the air shaft replaced to achieve this, but its a stunningly sensitve fork now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mezastel View Post
    @Mahalo:

    A. This fork is best used with 65mm rims and I suspect you could also use 52mm ZTR Hugo rims. No, Lithic are not suitable rims for this fork. You want fatbike rims where spokes go toward the center of the rim. Lithic rims are similar to various 80mm rims in that the spokes go on the outside edges. This is a potential problem with scratching the brake caliper.
    You're not wrong, but it can be made to work. I used this fork with 65mm Marge Lites laced to an inexpensive sram boost front hub. I did have problems with the spokes hitting the banjo bolt (Magura MT6 Next) but I was able to file just a bit of metal off of the banjo bolt and it worked fine. I think Lithic Rhyolite wheels could work with the correct brakes and possibly some tweaking. It would be nice to know which brakes people are using, and which ones have the most clearance on the inside. Some very thin washers behind the brake rotor could also push the caliper outwards just enough to clear the spokes, while still being able to align the pads.

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    Edit: wrong part number and offset..
    Can anyone confirm the curvyness of this fork for me? https://www.bikebling.com/Fox-Factor...d48b5a911568e9

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattnes17 View Post
    Can anyone confirm the curvyness of this fork for me? https://www.bikebling.com/Fox-Factor...d48b5a911568e9
    Thatís not the one being talked about here... no curviness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattnes17 View Post
    Edit: wrong part number and offset..
    Can anyone confirm the curvyness of this fork for me? https://www.bikebling.com/Fox-Factor...d48b5a911568e9
    The fat capable fork was only made in 2016 and possibly 2017. The one you linked to is a 2018, definitely not fat capable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeny View Post
    The fat capable fork was only made in 2016 and possibly 2017. The one you linked to is a 2018, definitely not fat capable.
    I just sold my 2018 model. Can confirm that it fit a 4Ē JJ on a 70mm Lythic. Def had the angled dropouts...

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    So 2016 and 2017 production means 2016-2018 model year? This fork is "2018" but lists the correct part number.
    https://www.probikesupply.com/produc...YaAjsEEALw_wcB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Once Bitten View Post
    I just sold my 2018 model. Can confirm that it fit a 4Ē JJ on a 70mm Lythic. Def had the angled dropouts...
    Just the info I'm looking for. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Once Bitten View Post
    I just sold my 2018 model. Can confirm that it fit a 4Ē JJ on a 70mm Lythic. Def had the angled dropouts...
    What front brake were you using? Have any caliper clearance issues?

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    Interesting. Have any pictures of the dropouts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Once Bitten View Post
    I just sold my 2018 model. Can confirm that it fit a 4Ē JJ on a 70mm Lythic. Def had the angled dropouts...

    Yep. I'm assembling a bike with a 2018 model right now. Fits a 27.5 x 3.8" Hodag with heaps of clearance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeny View Post
    Interesting. Have any pictures of the dropouts?
    I do. How do I get them on here, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by problypropylene View Post
    What front brake were you using? Have any caliper clearance issues?
    Shimano XT. 180mm Ice Tech CL- no issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattnes17 View Post
    So 2016 and 2017 production means 2016-2018 model year? This fork is "2018" but lists the correct part number.
    https://www.probikesupply.com/produc...YaAjsEEALw_wcB
    so wait a minute...that's the unicorn? Part # 910-20-394?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swerny View Post
    so wait a minute...that's the unicorn? Part # 910-20-394?

    Doesn't ship to Canada dammit!
    Here's another unicorn from the same place. 120mm version...

    https://www.probikesupply.com/produc...a-factory-fork

    I ordered another from Pro Bike Supply not too long ago. Looks like they still have inventory!

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    So I'm again on a search to get my hands on one of these unicorns. Anyone have any leads? Please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeny View Post
    So I'm again on a search to get my hands on one of these unicorns. Anyone have any leads? Please!
    I scored one on eBay a few months back. Looked every day and got really lucky. New take off, incorrectly titled on eBay. $399! Had to ask the seller to photograph the dropouts and measure in between the stanchions to make sure it was the right one. Been riding the crap out of it in fat and plus modes. Love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeny View Post
    So I'm again on a search to get my hands on one of these unicorns. Anyone have any leads? Please!
    pm sent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmooveP View Post
    I scored one on eBay a few months back. Looked every day and got really lucky. New take off, incorrectly titled on eBay. $399! Had to ask the seller to photograph the dropouts and measure in between the stanchions to make sure it was the right one. Been riding the crap out of it in fat and plus modes. Love it!
    I've been looking on Ebay and Pinkbike as well, but it's hard to find one with a 10" steerer tube. Like you said, you have to get lucky and find someone who doesn't know what they have!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeny View Post
    I've been looking on Ebay and Pinkbike as well, but it's hard to find one with a 10" steerer tube. Like you said, you have to get lucky and find someone who doesn't know what they have!
    if you get a shorter stack stem and riser bars, you can make the shorter steerer work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeny View Post
    I've been looking on Ebay and Pinkbike as well, but it's hard to find one with a 10" steerer tube. Like you said, you have to get lucky and find someone who doesn't know what they have!
    10"!???! What. are you 7' tall?
    Another angle is to look for the main parts separately (uppers and lowers). Internals should be easy enough to find.
    Yet another angle is to buy a complete bike with one, swap in a different fork and sell the bike.
    By sheer coincidence, my Yeti SB5+ has the same fork, albeit with more travel than I wanted for a fatbike.

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    I know this pops up every once in a while, somebody after the mythical unicrown fork. Saw this today and figured I'd share it. Not mine, nor do I know the seller.

    https://boulder.craigslist.org/bop/d...139974154.html
    Silly bike things happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redlands R&C View Post
    I know this pops up every once in a while, somebody after the mythical unicrown fork. Saw this today and figured I'd share it. Not mine, nor do I know the seller.

    https://boulder.craigslist.org/bop/d...139974154.html
    That's not the unicorn fork. They only made it between 2016 and 2017, and the sticker on fork only says 27.5. I have 2 in my basement.Fox 34 27.5+-img_0703.jpg
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    I thought there were a few 2018's that would fit it as well. I thought it was the dropouts that canted inwards from the legs that was the main giveaway for the fork that would fit the bigger tires.
    Silly bike things happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redlands R&C View Post
    I thought there were a few 2018's that would fit it as well. I thought it was the dropouts that canted inwards from the legs that was the main giveaway for the fork that would fit the bigger tires.
    That is possible, but I am not sure. I know there were some on 2018 that fit 29x3, which is the reason I originally got this fork. As far as I know this 27.5+ fork was only sold between 2016 and 2017. If someone is local to the seller it would be worth measuring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain_America1976 View Post
    That is possible, but I am not sure. I know there were some on 2018 that fit 29x3, which is the reason I originally got this fork. As far as I know this 27.5+ fork was only sold between 2016 and 2017. If someone is local to the seller it would be worth measuring.
    They did make the "Unicorn" Fox in 2018. I've got a brand new one that I am looking to sell.
    Fox 34 27.5+-img_0831.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by mohrgan View Post
    They did make the "Unicorn" Fox in 2018. I've got a brand new one that I am looking to sell.
    Thanks for the info. I learn something new every day.

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    The brand new Fox 34 that I had as a spare has been sold...paid for and shipped!

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