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Live Valve bike
Live Valve bike

THE System is complex, but what you get is simple.
It's doing the work for you.

Live Valve pulse icon

Designed from the ground up by our Advanced Products Group, Live Valve essentially changes the way we interact with suspension.

Introducing Live Valve, our most advanced electronically controlled suspension system for mountain bikes. Featuring ultra-fast reacting sensors and the fastest valve ever created by FOX, Live Valve automatically adjusts the fork and shock independently as the terrain changes.

Live Valve bike diagram
Live Valve bike diagram

The brains behind the system is the suspension Controller, monitoring the terrain at a rate of a thousand times per second and making suspension adjustments in just three milliseconds – that's one hundred times faster than the blink of an eye.

With strategically placed sensors on the frame and both wheels, the Controller processes data from the terrain to constantly adjust the suspension for maximum efficiency and control no matter what the trail throws at you.

Mounted on the Controller, the specially designed lithium ion battery is the main user interface and can be charged (micro USB) on or off the bike.

The setting selector button allows you to choose 5 different threshold settings.

Battery life can vary depending on Live Valve settings and terrain. Average life ranges between 16 and 20 hours. For most riders, that will cover a few weeks of riding.

Charge times range between 1.5 and 2 hours depending on the power source. If you forget to charge the system before a ride it only takes 15 minutes to get enough power for a 2-hour ride.

To ensure the sensors are functioning properly, the Live Valve system should be calibrated during final bike assembly but it can be done at any time. The system only needs to be calibrated once unless replacing any sensors or controller, or changing the fork travel.

Accelerometer sensors on the fork, rear axle, and main frame read bump input at the wheel and the pitch angle of the bike, sending information to the suspension Controller at a rate of 1,000 times per second.

Equipped with pitch detection, the system can recognize when you're climbing, traversing or descending, and tailor the suspension settings to maximize your bike's performance.

With the Live Valve system turned off, you set sag and rebound damping like you would on a standard fork and shock. Low-speed compression damping can be tuned for the open mode via a 3mm hex on the fork and shock.

Live Valve takes setup a step further, allowing you to customize the on-trail feel with adjustable Bump Threshold. Bump threshold sensitivity is adjustable at the Controller with five different settings varying from a very sensitive setting (very little bump force to open the Live Valve) to a very XC race tune (where a larger hit is needed to open the suspension).

Once you've selected your threshold setting, the Controller will remember your setting so all you need to do is turn it on and go ride.

The speed and proficiency of Live Valve provides suspension control at a level not possible with conventional design, adjusting the suspension over 450 times an hour during a typical trail ride.

The system optimizes the suspension based on climbing, flat terrain, and descending. It even knows when the rider gets airborne and can set up the suspension for a comfortable landing.

The Live Valve system is complex, but what you get is simple. It's doing the work for you, allowing you to focus on the ride. Once the system is setup, all the rider needs to do is turn it on and enjoy the ride.

LIVE VALVE KITS

FORK SPECS

SHOCK SPECS


FORK SPECS


Chassis
Offset
Wheel Size
Travel
Air Spring
Damper
Axle
Upper Tube Finish
Steerer
Color
36
44mm
27.5
160 mm
FLOAT
Live Valve
15QR x 110 Boost
Kashima Coat
1.5 Taper
Matte Black

SHOCK SPECS


Size
Damper
Air Sleeve / Body Finish
210 x 55
Live Valve
Kashima Coat

FORK SPECS


Chassis
Offset
Wheel Size
Travel
Air Spring
Damper
Axle
Upper Tube Finish
Steerer
Color
34
44mm
29
140 mm
FLOAT
Live Valve
15QR x 110 Boost
Kashima Coat
1.5 Taper
Matte Black

SHOCK SPECS


Size
Damper
Air Sleeve / Body Finish
210 x 55
Live Valve
Kashima Coat

FORK SPECS


Chassis
Offset
Wheel Size
Travel
Air Spring
Damper
Axle
Upper Tube Finish
Steerer
Color
34
44mm
27.5
130 mm
FLOAT
Live Valve
15QR x 110 Boost
Kashima Coat
1.5 Taper
Matte Black

SHOCK SPECS


Size
Damper
Air Sleeve / Body Finish
210 x 55
Live Valve
Kashima Coat

FORK SPECS


Chassis
Offset
Wheel Size
Travel
Air Spring
Damper
Axle
Upper Tube Finish
Steerer
Color
36
44mm
27.5
160 mm
FLOAT
Live Valve
15QR x 110 Boost
Kashima Coat
1.5 Taper
Matte Black

SHOCK SPECS


Size
Damper
Air Sleeve / Body Finish
205 x 62.5
Live Valve
Kashima Coat

FORK SPECS


Chassis
Offset
Wheel Size
Travel
Air Spring
Damper
Axle
Upper Tube Finish
Steerer
Color
32 Step-Cast
51mm
29
100 mm
FLOAT
Live Valve
15QR x 110 Boost
Kashima Coat
1.5 Taper
Matte Black

SHOCK SPECS


Size
Damper
Air Sleeve / Body Finish
165 x 42.5
Live Valve
Kashima Coat

FORK SPECS


Chassis
Offset
Wheel Size
Travel
Air Spring
Damper
Axle
Upper Tube Finish
Steerer
Color
34 Step-Cast
44mm
29
120 mm
FLOAT
Live Valve
15QR x 110 Boost
Kashima Coat
1.5 Taper
Matte Black

SHOCK SPECS


Size
Damper
Air Sleeve / Body Finish
165 x 45
Live Valve
Kashima Coat

FORK SPECS


Chassis
Offset
Wheel Size
Travel
Air Spring
Damper
Axle
Upper Tube Finish
Steerer
Color
36
44mm
29
150 mm
FLOAT
Live Valve
15QR x 110 Boost
Kashima Coat
1.5 Taper
Matte Black

SHOCK SPECS


Size
Damper
Air Sleeve / Body Finish
185 x 55
Live Valve
Kashima Coat

FORK SPECS


Chassis
Offset
Wheel Size
Travel
Air Spring
Damper
Axle
Upper Tube Finish
Steerer
Color
36
44mm
27.5
160 mm
FLOAT
Live Valve
15QR x 110 Boost
Kashima Coat
1.5 Taper
Matte Black

SHOCK SPECS


Size
Damper
Air Sleeve / Body Finish
7.875 x 2.0
Live Valve
Kashima Coat

FAQS

How long does the battery last?
Battery life can vary depending on Live Valve settings and terrain. Average life ranges between 16 and 20 hours. For most riders, that will cover a few weeks of riding.

How long does it take to charge?
Charge times range between 1.5 and 2 hours depending on the power source. If you forget to charge the system before a ride it only takes 15 minutes to get enough power for a 2-hour ride.

How do I charge it?
The battery can be charged on or off the bike, using a standard micro-USB cable included with the system.

What happens when the battery dies?
When the system detects a low battery, it goes into open mode and shuts down. You can continue riding the bike, it will remain in the open mode.

Is Live Valve waterproof?
Yes, within reason. Things like washing your bike, riding in the rain or normal puddles and small water crossings are fine. We do not recommend total submersion or a direct blast of water from a pressure washer – both could push water past seals and compromise the electronic system.

Do I have to shut Live Valve off or does it do it automatically?
If you forget to turn the system off, Live Valve shuts off automatically if motion is not sensed for 1.5 hours. However, it is best to turn it off manually for battery charge preservation.

Can I mount Live Valve to any bike?
No, the Live Valve system requires mounting for the Controller, wire porting, and a rear accelerometer mount built into the frame.

Can I add Live Valve to a Live Valve compatible frame that doesn’t have it?
Yes, we offer several complete aftermarket kits for specific Live Valve compatible bike models. For a list of aftermarket kits, see the specs HERE.


IN THE MEDIA
PinkBike

"The bottom line is that Live Valve represents the most useful and important suspension innovation to emerge during a decade of boring gradual improvements. It works great, and I don't want to ride without it."

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Vital MTB

"Live Valve delivers on its claims of being super fast, seamless, and automatic. To be honest, not having to think about what the suspension is doing is great. Just hop on the bike, give her some watts, and know the suspension is doing everything it can to maximize your human engine."

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Enduro Mag

"Unlike an electronic drivetrain, the FOX Live Valve offers a real advantage and takes mountain biking efficiency to a new level. It made the Rocky Mountain Altitude an even better all-rounder that, thanks to the system, climbed more efficiently without sacrificing downhill performance."

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MTB News

"More efficient, faster, better: The new FOX Live technology impresses."

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Flow MTB

"We are super impressed by Live Valve, what the team at FOX has done to bring this technology to the mountain bike world justifies serious kudos, we can’t even begin to fathom how many factors have been taken into consideration for Live Valve to come to market. It has the potential to change everything, and as we said earlier it’s way more exciting than most of what the mountain bike industry serves up."

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Vojo Mag

"The ability to boost the performance of the bike we rode surprised us … In short, FOX seems to have hit the target. Very strong!"

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Bike Mag Germany

"The Live Valve system is putting E-suspension on a different level. It works better then mechanical systems, is faster and more reliable then a rider could ever be with a manual remote. Compared to electronic shifting this is a real benefit."

Full review »

 

FORD RAPTOR

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor features class-exclusive FOX 3.0 Internal Bypass shocks with Live Valve technology that can adapt to terrain in real-time to actively maximize handling, comfort, and bottom-out resistance.

To take the 2017/2018 Raptor’s 3.0 Internal Bypass shock package to the next level, FOX worked directly with Ford Performance to develop our all-new electronically controlled Live Valve damping technology for the upgraded 2019 F-150 Raptor platform.

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POLARIS DYNAMIX

Rewriting the rules of off-road suspension, Polaris launched their DYNAMIX Active Suspension System utilizing Live Valve technology.

Live Valve technology combines a fast, semi-active valve with a patented damping architecture. Live Valve can instantaneously adapt to any terrain by adjusting compression damping in real-time, to maximize comfort, handling and bottom out resistance. The Polaris DYNAMIX Active Suspension inspires confidence, delivering an enhanced riding experience in any situation.

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TECHNICAL HELP AND SET-UP

Quick Start Guide

QUICK START GUIDE

  • Final cable connection and routing details
  • Battery charging and Installation
  • System calibration

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Tuning Guide

TUNING GUIDE

  • Live Valve System overview
  • Battery charging
  • Setting selection
  • Sag setup
  • Compression and rebound setup
  • How the system works
  • Basic troubleshooting

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Owner's Guide

OWNER'S GUIDE

  • Warning and safety information
  • Maintenance intervals

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HOW TO BUY

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