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36 Own The Mountain

36 Gets a GRIP, Too

  • NEW FIT GRIP2 damper with 4-way high- and low-speed compression and rebound damping
  • NEW Max travel options: 180 mm (27.5) / 170 mm (29)
  • NEW Gloss Orange paint option
  • FIT4 or FIT GRIP damper options
  • FLOAT EVOL air spring
  • 831 model – FIT GRIP2 with convertible 15 mm/20 mm axle
  • Factory Series models feature Genuine Kashima Coat
36 Own The Mountain

36 Gets a GRIP, Too
The award-winning 36 gets a huge performance boost with our new FIT GRIP2 4-way adjustable damper. Equipped with our patent-pending Variable Valve Control (VVC) high- and low-speed rebound adjuster, improved compression damping and less friction overall, the 2019 36 offers a new level of performance and adjustability that matches our X2 shocks.

  • NEW FIT GRIP2 damper with 4-way high- and low-speed compression and rebound damping
  • NEW max travel options: 180 mm (27.5) / 170 mm (29)
  • NEW Gloss Orange paint option
  • FIT4 or FIT GRIP damper options
  • FLOAT EVOL air spring
  • 831 model – FIT GRIP2 with convertible 15 mm/20 mm axle
  • Factory Series models feature Genuine Kashima Coat
FACTORY
PERFORMANCE ELITE

The award-winning 36 gets a huge performance boost with our new FIT GRIP2 4-way adjustable damper. Equipped with our patent-pending Variable Valve Control (VVC) high- and low-speed rebound adjuster, improved compression damping and less friction overall, the 2019 36 offers a new level of performance and adjustability that matches our X2 shocks.

"Factory" says it all. The best-of-the-best technology we have to offer is available in our Factory Series models with our buttery smooth, and ultra durable Genuine Kashima Coat. These products are World Cup proven.


Travel Options 160, 180
Air Spring FLOAT
Damper FIT GRIP2
Axle 15TA x 100 (convertible to 20mm)
Upper Tube Finish Kashima Coat
Steerer Options 1.5 Taper, 1.125
Color Matte Black

The award-winning 36 gets a huge performance boost with our new FIT GRIP2 4-way adjustable damper. Equipped with our patent-pending Variable Valve Control (VVC) high- and low-speed rebound adjuster, improved compression damping and less friction overall, the 2019 36 offers a new level of performance and adjustability that matches our X2 shocks.

"Factory" says it all. The best-of-the-best technology we have to offer is available in our Factory Series models with our buttery smooth, and ultra durable Genuine Kashima Coat. These products are World Cup proven.


Travel Options 150 (FIT4 only), 160, 170, 180
Air Spring FLOAT
Damper Options FIT GRIP2
FIT4 3-Pos Lever w/adj
Axle Options 15QR x 110 Boost
15QR x 100
Kabolt 110
Upper Tube Finish Kashima Coat
Steerer 1.5 Taper
Color Gloss Orange
Matte Black
Starting Weight* 4.31 lb / 1956 g
* F-S, 36, 27.5", 160mm Travel, Kaboltx110, 3Pos-Adj
Fork weights shown are at 165mm steerer length with star fangled nut and disc brake guide installed.

The award-winning 36 gets a huge performance boost with our new FIT GRIP2 4-way adjustable damper. Equipped with our patent-pending Variable Valve Control (VVC) high- and low-speed rebound adjuster, improved compression damping and less friction overall, the 2019 36 offers a new level of performance and adjustability that matches our X2 shocks.

"Factory" says it all. The best-of-the-best technology we have to offer is available in our Factory Series models with our buttery smooth, and ultra durable Genuine Kashima Coat. These products are World Cup proven.


Travel Options 150 (FIT4 only), 160, 170
Air Spring FLOAT
Damper Options FIT GRIP2
FIT4 3-Pos Lever w/adj
Axle Options 15QR x 110 Boost
15QR x 100
Kabolt 110
Upper Tube Finish Kashima Coat
Steerer 1.5 Taper
Color Gloss Orange
Matte Black
Starting Weight* 4.42 lb / 2006 g
* F-S, 36, 29", 160mm Travel, Kaboltx110, 3Pos-Adj
Fork weights shown are at 165mm steerer length with star fangled nut and disc brake guide installed.

The award-winning 36 gets a huge performance boost with our new FIT GRIP2 4-way adjustable damper. Equipped with our patent-pending Variable Valve Control (VVC) high- and low-speed rebound adjuster, improved compression damping and less friction overall, the 2019 36 offers a new level of performance and adjustability that matches our X2 shocks.

"Factory" says it all. The best-of-the-best technology we have to offer is available in our Factory Series models with our buttery smooth, and ultra durable Genuine Kashima Coat. These products are World Cup proven.


Travel 100
Air Spring FLOAT 831
Damper FIT GRIP2
Axle 15TA x 100 (convertible to 20mm)
Upper Tube Finish Kashima Coat
Steerer Options 1.5 Taper, 1.125
Color Matte Black
36 Factory Series

The award-winning 36 gets a huge performance boost with our new FIT GRIP2 4-way adjustable damper. Equipped with our patent-pending Variable Valve Control (VVC) high- and low-speed rebound adjuster, improved compression damping and less friction overall, the 2019 36 offers a new level of performance and adjustability that matches our X2 shocks.

Performance Elite forks retain the same adjustments, dampers, weight, and 7000 series aluminum upper tubes as Factory Series, but have black anodized upper tubes instead of Genuine Kashima Coat. A Performance Elite graphics package is found on these forks to tie in the black-on-black look.


Travel Options 160, 170
Air Spring FLOAT
Damper Options FIT GRIP2
FIT4 3-Pos Lever w/adj
Axle 15QR x 110 Boost
Upper Tube Finish Black Ano
Steerer 1.5 Taper
Color Matte Black
Starting Weight* 4.31 lb / 1956 g
* PE-S, 36, 27.5", 160mm Travel, Kaboltx110, 3Pos-Adj
Fork weights shown are at 165mm steerer length with star fangled nut and disc brake guide installed.

The award-winning 36 gets a huge performance boost with our new FIT GRIP2 4-way adjustable damper. Equipped with our patent-pending Variable Valve Control (VVC) high- and low-speed rebound adjuster, improved compression damping and less friction overall, the 2019 36 offers a new level of performance and adjustability that matches our X2 shocks.

Performance Elite forks retain the same adjustments, dampers, weight, and 7000 series aluminum upper tubes as Factory Series, but have black anodized upper tubes instead of Genuine Kashima Coat. A Performance Elite graphics package is found on these forks to tie in the black-on-black look.


Travel 160
Air Spring FLOAT
Damper Options FIT GRIP2
FIT4 3-Pos Lever w/adj
Axle 15QR x 110 Boost
Upper Tube Finish Black Ano
Steerer 1.5 Taper
Color Matte Black
Starting Weight* 4.42 lb / 2006 g
* PE-S, 36, 29", 160mm Travel, Kaboltx110, 3Pos-Adj
Fork weights shown are at 165mm steerer length with star fangled nut and disc brake guide installed.
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E-Bike
Series Factory Performance Elite
Wheel Size 26 27.5 29
Travel 100 150 160 170 180
Axle Style 15mm/20mm 15QR Kabolt
Axle Width 100 100/110 110
Damper FIT4 GRIP2
Adjustments Open Mode Adjust 3-Position Lever HSC/LSC HSR/LSR
Air Spring FLOAT FLOAT 831
Upper Tube Finish Kashima Black Ano
Steerer 1.125 1.5 T
Color Gloss Orange Matte Black
Rake 37mm 44mm 51mm

All 36 forks have adjustable air spring pressure and rebound adjust.

NEW FOR 2019

GRIP2

Next-Generation Sealed Cartridge FIT Damper

GRIP2 is our next-evolution sealed cartridge FIT system, our highest performing gravity-focused damper. The new damper shares its roots with the original GRIP architecture, but has been seriously enhanced with all-new technology: 4-way adjustability, VVC high-speed rebound circuit, high-performance mid-valve, and overall friction-reducing treatments.

GRIP2 Damper
GRIP2 Adjusters

4-WAY ADJUSTABILITY

The revolutionary design of the GRIP2 damper provides independently adjustable high- and low-speed compression and high- and low-speed rebound.

In addition to offering incredible damper control, the adjustments also have a wider compression damping range to increase support without adding harshness.

GRIP2 Variable Valve COntrol

VARIABLE VALVE CONTROL (VVC)

FIT GRIP2 now features high-speed rebound using our novel and patent-pending approach: Variable Valve Control (VVC).

It’s a revolutionary way to adjust the high-speed rebound circuit, effectively changing valve stiffness rather than adding preload.

Unlike normal adjusters that add valve preload, VVC uses a leaf spring to alter valve flex in the high-speed rebound circuit. The adjuster provides the same effect as revalving high-speed rebound but without the need for damper disassembly.

GRIP2 Mid-Valve

MID-VALVE

A sophisticated mid-valve design allows more effective shaping of the compression damping curve, offering confidence-inspiring support that resists brake dive.

Tested and proven on the demanding World Cup Downhill circuit, GRIP2 has been relentlessly tuned to deliver just the right amount of support without harshness, giving it another level of refinement over previous generation dampers.


FRICTION REDUCTION

During the development of GRIP2, engineering uncovered improvements that greatly reduce friction.

Low friction seals help improve small bump compliance and honed, polished, and coated shaft and tube surfaces further eliminate friction for an unmatched ride experience.


MEDIA QUOTES
Vital MTB

"We've given the 2019 version a 5-star rating because in our opinion, this is as good as it gets at present."

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PinkBike

"The 36 may be well suitetd for racers, but it doesn't skimp on comfort. It's smooth over the small stuff, there's plenty of mid-stroke support to prevent it from diving, and the ramp-up is easily tuneable – it hits all of the marks that a high-end fork should."

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Enduro Mag

"GRIP2 is a phenomenal damper, with almost no perceptible friction or pause between the compression and extension phase it captures the feel of a steel spring, but better as it has the complete controllability of air."

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MTB-MAG

"The new FOX 36 hit the target. It has a mix of qualities that is difficult to find in just one fork: smoothness, small bump sensitivity, mid travel support, and easy to setup on trail."

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TECHNOLOGY

FIT4

A reconfigured shim stack found in all 34 and 36 FIT4 forks provides more sensitivity while maintaining support during aggressive riding.

In its fourth generation, our patented FIT4 closed cartridge system provides three on-the-fly compression damping positions—Open, Medium, and Firm—to adapt to varying trail conditions. Factory Series forks feature an additional 22 clicks of low-speed compression adjust in the Open mode, allowing riders to fine-tune their exact damping preferences.

EVOL

Patented Air Transfer Port System

Our EVOL linear spring curve gives forks and shocks plushness off the top, extra mid-stroke support, and more tunable bottom-out progression, allowing riders to tap into the ideal pairing of front and rear-end feel.

FLOAT EVOL Air Spring
EVOL technology from rear shocks is integrated into all FOX forks. EVOL increases negative air spring volume, specifically positioned and sized for optimum small bump sensitivity.

GENUINE
KASHIMA COAT

Buttery smooth

Kashima's distinctive gold color is backed by its high performance attributes—properties that provide an exceptionally smooth feel and extreme durability.


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36 tuning guide

2019 36 TUNING GUIDE

Learn how to quickly set sag, air spring pressure, compression adjustments, rebound adjust, additional tuning options and more.

The recommended settings in this tuning guide are designed to be a starting point, in order to get you out on your first ride in as few steps as possible.

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COMPLETE 2019 ONLINE OWNER'S MANUAL


 

SERVICE INTERVALS »

To best maintain the performance and durability of your product under normal use, FOX recommends that you have regular fork and shock maintenance performed according to the service intervals.