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OUR LIGHTEST 36 RC2 FORK EVER

Redesigned for 26, 27.5, and 29" wheel sizes

The 36 has been completely redesigned with a highly tunable air spring and updated damping tune that gives the rider total control over the feel of the fork.

It offers an excellent balance of small bump sensitivity and mid-stroke support, providing increased tire grip, reduced fatigue and superb handling needed for all-mountain riding and enduro racing.


WEIGHT

WEIGHT

Starting at 4.33lbs (1964g), the 36 chassis has been optimized to reduce weight without sacrificing strength.

  • Same strength at a lighter weight
  • Most bushing overlap in its category
  • Direct 180mm disc mount saves an extra 20 grams

ADJUSTABLE TRAVEL

ADJUSTABLE TRAVEL

FLOAT and TALAS air springs cover all of the travel options.

  • FLOAT air spring offers simple internal travel adjustment options in 10mm increments
  • TALAS system available for on-the-fly 30mm travel changes
  • TALAS travel range can be fine-tuned in 5mm increments with travel chips

FIT RC2 DAMPER

FIT RC2 DAMPER

The sealed FIT RC2 damper offers total damping control allowing the rider to dial in the exact tune needed.

  • High- and low-speed compression and rebound damping adjustment
  • Proven sealed FIT cartridge
  • New seal head design reduces breakaway force
  • Updated damping tune for excellent sensitivity and mid-stroke support

EXTENSIVE MODEL RANGE

EXTENSIVE MODEL RANGE

With all of the 36 versions, there is a model for every all-mountain bike out there.

  • Available in 130mm to 180mm travel options
  • 26", 27.5" and 29" wheel sizes
  • 1-1/8" and 1.5 tapered steerer tubes

REDUCED FRICTION

REDUCED FRICTION

Integrating developments from the RAD program reduced friction and greatly improved suspension suppleness and control.

  • Tacky 20 Weight Gold oil stays where it's needed for smoother overall fork movement
  • Lower friction seal head design on the FIT cartridge greatly improves breakaway force
  • Floating axle design increases sensitivity by ensuring legs are perfectly parallel
  • Improved surface finish on the upper tubes reduces friction

CONVERTIBLE AXLE SYSTEM

CONVERTIBLE AXLE SYSTEM

The convertible axle system makes it easy to match your current axle size.

  • Both 15mm and 20mm axles included with fork
  • Pinch bolt design is light and stiff (65g lighter than 20QR system)

FLOAT AIR SPRING

FLOAT AIR SPRING

The new FLOAT air spring design is lighter and more tunable, providing increased sensitivity, traction and control.

  • FLOAT air spring automatically equalizes the positive and negative chambers to allow easier movement of fork in initial part of travel, regardless of air pressure
  • Maintains consistent axle-to-crown length regardless of rider weight
  • Reduced feedback (less vibration to bars)
  • Air volume spacers allow riders to fine-tune the progressiveness of the air spring
  • 94g lighter

36 Travel Range

See the complete online owner's manual and setup videos:

36 FLOAT »36 TALAS »

36 Quick Start Guide;

Setting air pressure and RC2 damper adjustments

Setting Fork Air Pressure

Sag range should be set to 15 – 20% of total fork travel. Depending on your weight, set your fork air pressure according to the suggested starting point for setting sag in the tables below.

36 Sag Setup
36 Sag Charts

Setting RC2 Adjusters

Use this diagram as a starting point for your compression and rebound adjusters.

Turn your adjusters all the way in (full clockwise) until they stop. Then back them out (counter-clockwise) to the number of clicks shown below.

36 Rebound and Compression

See the complete online owner's manual and setup videos:

36 FLOAT »36 TALAS »


Factory
36 FLOAT 160 FIT RC2
36 FLOAT 26   140 FIT RC2
New for 2013

Weight

  • 15mm/20mm axle
    weights coming soon

Travel

  • 5.5 inches / 140 mm

Steerer

  • 1 1/8" aluminum
  • 1.5" taper aluminum

Adjustments

  • Low-speed compression
  • High-speed compression
  • Air spring pressure
  • Rebound

Full product details »


Factory
36 FLOAT 160 FIT RC2
36 FLOAT 26   150 FIT RC2
New for 2013

Weight

  • 15mm/20mm axle
    weights coming soon

Travel

  • 5.9 inches / 150 mm

Steerer

  • 1 1/8" aluminum
  • 1.5" taper aluminum

Adjustments

  • Low-speed compression
  • High-speed compression
  • Air spring pressure
  • Rebound

Full product details »


Factory
36 FLOAT 160 FIT RC2
36 FLOAT 26   160 FIT RC2
New for 2013

Weight

  • 15mm/20mm axle
    weights coming soon

Travel

  • 6.3 inches / 160 mm

Steerer

  • 1 1/8" aluminum
  • 1.5" taper aluminum

Adjustments

  • Low-speed compression
  • High-speed compression
  • Air spring pressure
  • Rebound

Full product details »


Factory
36 FLOAT 180 FIT RC2
36 FLOAT 26   180 FIT RC2
New for 2013

Weight

  • 15mm/20mm axle
    weights coming soon

Travel

  • 7.1 inches / 180 mm

Steerer

  • 1 1/8" aluminum
  • 1.5" taper aluminum

Adjustments

  • Low-speed compression
  • High-speed compression
  • Air spring pressure
  • Rebound

Full product details »


Factory
36 FLOAT 160 FIT RC2
36 FLOAT 27.5   140 FIT RC2
New for 2013

Weight

  • 15mm/20mm axle
    weights coming soon

Travel

  • 5.5 inches / 140 mm

Steerer

  • 1.5" taper aluminum

Adjustments

  • Low-speed compression
  • High-speed compression
  • Air spring pressure
  • Rebound

Full product details »


Factory
36 FLOAT 160 FIT RC2
36 FLOAT 27.5   150 FIT RC2
New for 2013

Weight

  • 15mm/20mm axle
    weights coming soon

Travel

  • 5.9 inches / 150 mm

Steerer

  • 1.5" taper aluminum

Adjustments

  • Low-speed compression
  • High-speed compression
  • Air spring pressure
  • Rebound

Full product details »


Factory
36 FLOAT 160 FIT RC2
36 FLOAT 27.5   160 FIT RC2
New for 2013

Weight

  • 15mm/20mm axle
    weights coming soon

Travel

  • 6.3 inches / 160 mm

Steerer

  • 1.5" taper aluminum

Adjustments

  • Low-speed compression
  • High-speed compression
  • Air spring pressure
  • Rebound

Full product details »


Factory
36 FLOAT 170 FIT RC2
36 FLOAT 27.5   170 FIT RC2
New for 2013

Weight

  • 15mm/20mm axle
    weights coming soon

Travel

  • 6.7 inches / 170 mm

Steerer

  • 1.5" taper aluminum

Adjustments

  • Low-speed compression
  • High-speed compression
  • Air spring pressure
  • Rebound

Full product details »


Factory
36 FLOAT 150 FIT RC2
36 FLOAT 29   140 FIT RC2
New for 2013

Weight

  • 15mm/20mm axle
    weights coming soon

Travel

  • 5.5 inches / 140 mm

Steerer

  • 1.5" taper aluminum

Adjustments

  • Low-speed compression
  • High-speed compression
  • Air spring pressure
  • Rebound

Full product details »


Factory
36 FLOAT 150 FIT RC2
36 FLOAT 29   150 FIT RC2
New for 2013

Weight

  • 15mm/20mm axle
    weights coming soon

Travel

  • 5.9 inches / 150 mm

Steerer

  • 1.5" taper aluminum

Adjustments

  • Low-speed compression
  • High-speed compression
  • Air spring pressure
  • Rebound

Full product details »


Factory
36 FLOAT 160 FIT RC2
36 FLOAT 29   160 FIT RC2
New for 2013

Weight

  • 15mm/20mm axle
    weights coming soon

Travel

  • 6.3 inches / 160 mm

Steerer

  • 1.5" taper aluminum

Adjustments

  • Low-speed compression
  • High-speed compression
  • Air spring pressure
  • Rebound

Full product details »


Factory
36 TALAS 160/120 FIT RC2
36 TALAS 26   160 FIT RC2
New for 2013

Weight

  • 15mm/20mm axle
    weights coming soon

Travel

  • 5.1 inches / 130 mm
  • 6.3 inches / 160 mm

Steerer

  • 1 1/8" aluminum
  • 1.5" taper aluminum

Adjustments

  • Low-speed compression
  • High-speed compression
  • TALAS 2 position travel adjust
  • Air spring pressure
  • Rebound

Full product details »


Factory
36 TALAS 150/110 FIT RC2
36 TALAS 27.5   150 FIT RC2
New for 2013

Weight

  • 15mm/20mm axle
    weights coming soon

Travel

  • 4.7 inches / 120 mm
  • 5.9 inches / 150 mm

Steerer

  • 1.5" taper aluminum

Adjustments

  • Low-speed compression
  • High-speed compression
  • TALAS 2 position travel adjust
  • Air spring pressure
  • Rebound

Full product details »


Factory
36 TALAS 160/120 FIT RC2
36 TALAS 27.5   160 FIT RC2
New for 2013

Weight

  • 15mm/20mm axle
    weights coming soon

Travel

  • 5.1 inches / 130 mm
  • 6.3 inches / 160 mm

Steerer

  • 1.5" taper aluminum

Adjustments

  • Low-speed compression
  • High-speed compression
  • TALAS 2 position travel adjust
  • Air spring pressure
  • Rebound

Full product details »


Factory
36 TALAS 150/110 FIT RC2
36 TALAS 29   150 FIT RC2
New for 2013

Weight

  • 15mm/20mm axle
    weights coming soon

Travel

  • 4.7 inches / 120 mm
  • 5.9 inches / 150 mm

Steerer

  • 1.5" taper aluminum

Adjustments

  • Low-speed compression
  • High-speed compression
  • TALAS 2 position travel adjust
  • Air spring pressure
  • Rebound

Full product details »


Factory
36 TALAS 160/120 FIT RC2
36 TALAS 29   160 FIT RC2
New for 2013

Weight

  • 15mm/20mm axle
    weights coming soon

Travel

  • 5.1 inches / 130 mm
  • 6.3 inches / 160 mm

Steerer

  • 1.5" taper aluminum

Adjustments

  • Low-speed compression
  • High-speed compression
  • TALAS 2 position travel adjust
  • Air spring pressure
  • Rebound

Full product details »



"I think the new 36 has found the perfect balance between
stiffness and lightweight, which is a huge deal to me.
And the new Damper brings a new level of small bump
sensitivity with progression for the big hits.

It all makes for a very confidence-inspiring package. I love it!"

— Jared Graves

"The new 36 made me feel like I was back racing DH
again! I love the adjustability with high speed and low
speed compression. The fork feels so stiff and strong and
yet I have saved weight and got a lower ride height...

I couldn't ask for more."

— Tracy Moseley

"Three words, smooth, flow and fast."

— Nico Lau

"With the adjustment on the new FOX 36 you can tune it
to be precisely how you need your fork to feel on every trail.

It's like the FOX 40 in a lightweight package."

— Justin Leov


bicycling
bicycling
"The 36 is notably stiffer—it felt more solid and better connected to the trail. The ultra-wide tuning range really lets the rider dial in the 36 for seemingly any terrain or riding style too."
— Ron Koch

mountainflyer
mountainflyer
"Overall stiffness was very impressive under a somewhat aggressive 210lb rider. Small-bump compliance seemed a noticeable improvement, offering both a smoother ride through the chundery stuff and great traction through flatter turns. Medium and big hits were definitely where the FOX 36 impressed, soaking up anything thrown at it with a bottomless, unflinching feel."
— Zach White

bike
bike
"Between the lower-friction seals and a slipperier Kashima coating on the inside and outside of the stanchions, friction is noticeably reduced, making the fork absolutely shine in small stutter bumps. The FOX 36 RC2 is a fork built for discerning riders who are picky about their suspension. If you fit into this crowd, it's definitely worth checking one out. The 36 RC2 is an incredible fork."
— Ryan Palmer

pinkbike
pinkbike
"The new 36 is very, very impressive when talking about balancing low-speed compression, high-speed control, and offering an effective adjustment range."
— Mike Levy

vitalmtb
vitalmtb
"Small bumps all but disappear under your weight, and we noticed a marked improvement in front wheel traction around bumpy off-camber corners.The fork transformed our test bike into one that could be ridden without abandon into the unknown, trusting that we'd be able to handle whatever the trail threw at us."
— Brandon Turman

mtbr
mtbr
"The damping feels spot-on and the overall movement buttery. At the same time, the chassis' stiffness is evident, responding to steering inputs obediently with little back talk."
— Don Palermini

nsmb
nsmb
"The new RC2-equipped FOX 36 is poised to continue the tradition of performance set by earlier models."
— Pete Roggeman

competitivecyclist
competitivecyclist
"Given the option to run either a 36 or a Pike, I'll take the 36. If this is the new standard to which FOX is holding itself, the rest of the industry will have to aim VERY high to surpass the suspension giant."
— Garson Fields

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