CTD

CTD Explained

Climb. Trail. Descend. CTD is our integrated ride dynamics system that makes it easy to set up your fork and shock to work together for unprecedented performance in all types of terrain. It's intuitive to use and can be instantly activated while riding.

Just select one of three modes — Climb, Trail, or Descend — via a single remote lever or individual component levers. Complementing the CTD system is our new D.O.S.S. height-adjustable seatpost. It features the same three modes — Climb, Trail, and Descend — for the ultimate ride control system.

CTD Bike Activate each grey icon to learn how CTD works across the bike.

Climb ModeClimb

Seatpost

Extends to highest travel setting for full leg extension and maximum climbing power.

Fork & Shock

The firmest low-speed compression setting is activated for maximum pedaling efficiency.

The Climb mode setting of each fork is optimized for its specific travel — the shorter the travel, the firmer the ride tune and feel.

 

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Trail ModeTrail

Seatpost

Drops to the middle height position for a lower center of gravity and the perfect balance of pedaling efficiency and control on roots, rocks and other trail obstacles.

Fork & Shock

Moderate low-speed compression setting is activated for an optimal blend of pedaling efficiency and bike control on variable terrain. Factory Series products offer three levels of Trail-mode adjust. Performance and Evolution products are preset with low-speed compression damping.

 

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Descend ModeDescend

Seatpost

Drops to the lowest position so you can get your weight back and control your bike on the steepest, most technical descents.

Fork & Shock

Low-speed compression setting activates to full-open for maximum control and plush performance on steep, aggressive descents.

 

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FORKS
CTD Fork knob

Go Anywhere. Ride Everything.

From 100 mm to 160 mm of travel, CTD dampers (Climb, Trail, and Descend modes) are available in all 32 and 34 forks, including 29 inch and 27.5 models.

FIT Damper

All Factory and Performance Series forks feature our trail-proven FOX Isolated Technology damper systems. With a sealed cartridge and isolated damper oil, FIT delivers consistent, fade-free performance.

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Open Cartridge Damper

Our all-new Open Cartridge (O/C) achieves lower aeration than previous open bath designs for smoother, more consistent performance.

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CTD Fork knob

Adjustable
Trail Mode

To further fine-tune your ride, Factory Series forks with Trail adjust offer an extra 3 clicks of Trail mode adjustability. Once the lever is set to Trail mode, the soft, medium, and firm settings allow you to dial in performance with the perfect level of low-speed compression damping.

CTD Fork knob

Performance Series and Evolution Series forks share the same CTD lever.


REAR SHOCKS

FLOAT CTD — a Better Way to FLOAT

Every FLOAT shock features our all-new CTD (Climb, Trail, Descend) technology.

Boost Valve

Gravity oriented and race-proven Boost Valve technology is integrated into the Factory and Performance Series FLOAT shocks, uniting Downhill plushness with XC pedal efficiency. More about Boost Valve »

Shock Controls

Adjustable Trail Mode

To further fine-tune your ride, Factory Series FLOAT CTD with Trail adjust offers an extra 3 clicks of Trail mode adjustability. Once the lever is set to Trail mode, the soft, medium, and firm settings allow you to dial in performance with the perfect level of low-speed compression damping.

CTD Lever

All FLOAT shocks deliver
3 CTD positions:

LEFT
MIDDLE  
RIGHT

Climb mode
Trail mode
Descend mode (shown)

CTD Remote

Lighter remote design eliminates extra mounting hardware on the air sleeve, and allows you to instantly adjust a bike’s ride characteristics with one simple motion.


SEATPOST
CTD D.O.S.S. Seatpost

CTD 3-Position Integration

Gain complete ride control at your fingertips with the lever-actuated, three-position D.O.S.S. seatpost. It syncs with front and rear suspension settings — Climb, Trail, and Descend — for instant performance optimization based on the terrain.

D.O.S.S.

D.O.S.S. Remote Lever

Climb, Trail, and Descend. Modes are controlled with the remote D.O.S.S. 3-position lever.

More about D.O.S.S. »


REMOTE LEVER
CTD Remote Lever

Total Suspension Control

For the first time ever, you can control an entire suspension system simultaneously with a single remote. The innovative CTD 3-position lever controls two cables so you can easily switch between riding modes without ever taking your eyes off the trail.


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