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SMOOTHER STIFFER AND MORE TUNABLE THAN EVER BEFORE

With all new design inside-and-out, plus an unmatched combination of smooth performance, tunability, stiffness, and lightweight–we took the award-winning 36 and optimized it for E-Bike applications.

36 E-Bike Black
36 E-Bike Black
36 E-Bike Black

SMOOTHER STIFFER AND MORE TUNABLE THAN EVER BEFORE

With all new design inside-and-out, plus an unmatched combination of smooth performance, tunability, stiffness, and lightweight–we took the award-winning 36 and optimized it for E-Bike applications.

SMOOTHER
STIFFER
MORE TUNABLE

THAN EVER BEFORE

SMOOTHER

36 & 38 Floating Axle

FLOATING AXLE

Floating axles might look similar to other axles, but in fact they offer a distinct performance advantage due to their unique ability to match the exact width of the fork’s wheel mounting surface precisely to the front hub flange spacing, thus creating perfect chassis alignment and eliminating unwanted friction between the upper and lower fork legs. Floating axles provide much smoother suspension movement throughout the entire range of the fork’s travel, notably improving sensitivity and overall ride quality.

The all-new 36 and 38 come equipped with a new quick-release lever operated patent-pending floating axle system, combining the benefit of a floating axle with the ease of a tool-free quick-release. With this system, spacing is locked in via a floating sleeve, allowing repeated front wheel removal and reinstallation while maintaining perfect fork alignment. Floating sleeve positioning comes preset from the factory so if you are unsure of how to operate the floating axle system or simply don’t want to bother with it, you can just install the front wheel and get on with your ride.

Available optionally is the new Kabolt-X, a lightweight bolt-on floating axle exclusively for the all-new 36 and 38 that not only shaves grams but also increases torsional stiffness via its sleeveless, single-sided pinch bolt design. Chassis alignment must be reset each time the front wheel is removed and reinstalled on both the Kabolt-X and 40 floating axles, but the end result is the same – perfect alignment and perfect performance.

Lower Leg Channels

LOWER LEG CHANNELS

As a fork compresses, the air volume within the lower legs decreases, increasing air pressure. The more the fork compresses, the more pressure increases. This effect can have the unintended consequence of preventing full travel from being achieved. Our lower leg channels help alleviate this issue by dramatically increasing air volume within the lower legs and thereby reducing the amount of additional unintended pressure ramping.

Another benefit of these channels is that lower leg bath oil is circulated to the upper reaches of the lower legs, continuously lubricating the foam rings and bushings as the fork compresses and extends through its travel.

Lower Leg Channels
Bleeders

BLEEDERS

Our lower leg bleeders allow for atmospheric pressure equalization at the simple press of a button. Pressure build-up in the lower legs dramatically decreases fork performance, preventing full travel from being achieved, and diminishing small bump sensitivity and responsiveness.

STIFFER

Lower Leg Arch

LOWER LEG ARCH

Stiffness-to-weight is the ultimate metric for bicycle design. Engineers invest countless hours poring over every ounce of material in an effort to optimize this critical ratio. Our all-new lower leg design pulls out all the stops, shaving every possible gram while making sure not to compromise stiffness or strength requirements of modern enduro and gravity style riding.

Modern frame designs and geometry trends require modern suspension design solutions. The arch design of the all-new 36, 38, and 40 is designed to pair perfectly with modern Enduro and Downhill bikes. Head tube profiles have grown larger and larger, and fork offsets shorter and shorter. Our new arch shape takes this need into account by jutting forward to provide ample headtube clearance at full compression. State-of-the-art computer modeling techniques helped us to create an organic lower leg shape that optimizes stiffness with the absolute minimal amount of material.

Lower Leg Arch

MORE TUNABLE

GRIP2

GRIP2

Our GRIP2 damper is the benchmark for unparalleled ride quality and ultra-precise on-the-fly adjustability. For 2021, we’ve taken GRIP2 to the next level by adding our patented VVC technology to the high-speed compression circuit.

VVC is a proprietary variable valve control system that allows for external fine-tuning of suspension performance. GRIP2 achieves with the twist of a knob what typically requires the time consuming and complicated task of completely disassembling and reassembling the fork.

FLOAT EVOL

FLOAT EVOL

EVOL technology increases negative air spring volume, optimizing small bump sensitivity. EVOL’s linear spring curve delivers plushness off the top, extra mid-stroke support, and more tunable bottom-out progression.

The benefits of EVOL are further enhanced by our new Lower Leg channels and Bleeders, which both function to reduce air pressure captured in the lower legs, allowing the EVOL air spring to operate freely without unintended interference.

FLOAT EVOL

“Factory” says it all – feature-packed and designed to exceed the demands of our Factory-level riders. What we sell is what they race. Factory Series products feature slippery smooth, ultra-durable Genuine Kashima Coat.

Damper: GRIP2 (Max adjustment and performance)

Damper:

GRIP2
(Max adjustment and performance)
36 E-Bike Factory GRIP2 Black Front
36 E-Bike Factory GRIP2 GRIP2 Black 3/4
36 E-Bike Factory GRIP2 GRIP2 Black Side
36 E-Bike Factory GRIP2 36 E-Bike Factory GRIP2 36 E-Bike Factory GRIP2 36 E-Bike Factory GRIP2

GLOSS BLACK

36 E-Bike Factory GRIP2 GRIP2 Black Front
36 E-Bike Factory GRIP2 GRIP2 Black 3/4
36 E-Bike Factory GRIP2 GRIP2 Black Side
36 E-Bike Factory GRIP2 36 E-Bike Factory GRIP2 36 E-Bike Factory GRIP2 36 E-Bike Factory GRIP2
27.5
Travel 140 / 160
Rake 44
Axle 15QR x 110
29
Travel 160
Rake 44 / 51
Axle 15QR x 110
36 E-Bike Factory GRIP2
36 E-Bike Factory GRIP2
36 E-Bike Factory GRIP2
GLOSS BLACK
Wheel Size 27.5 29
Travel 140 / 160 160
Rake 44 44 / 51*
Axle 15QR x 110 15QR x 110
All 36 Factory GRIP2 Forks
Upper Tube Finish Kashima Coat
Air Channels Yes
Bleeders Yes
Floating Axle Yes
Rotor Size 180 direct Post Mount, Up to 230 compatible
Mud Guard Mount Optional FOX 36/38 Mud Guard with sturdy 4-point direct-mount attachment
Air Spring FLOAT EVOL
Steerer 1.5 Taper
36 E-Bike Factory GRIP2

GRIP2 - Updated for 2021
High-speed compression now with our patented VVC
(Variable Valve Control)

GRIP2 is our next-evolution sealed cartridge FIT system, our highest performing gravity-focused damper.

ADJUSTMENTS
High-speed compression (w/VVC) 8 clicks
Low-speed compression 16 clicks
High-speed rebound (w/VVC) 8 clicks
Low-speed rebound 16 clicks
36 E-Bike Factory GRIP2
36 E-Bike Factory GRIP2
36 E-Bike Factory GRIP2

Performance Series forks retain the same black anodized 7000 series aluminum upper tubes as Performance Elite, except paired with a GRIP damper. Push-button bleeders are not included but can be purchased separately.

Damper: GRIP (Three position on-the-fly adjustability)

Damper:

GRIP
(Three position on-the-fly adjustability)
38 E-bike Performance GRIP Black Front
38 E-bike Performance GRIP Black 3/4
38 E-bike Performance GRIP Black Side
38 E-Bike Performance GRIP 38 E-Bike Performance GRIP 38 E-Bike Performance GRIP 38 E-Bike Performance GRIP

MATTE BLACK

38 E-Bike Performance GRIP Black Front
38 E-Bike Performance GRIP Black 3/4
38 E-Bike Performance GRIP Black Side
38 E-Bike Performance GRIP 38 E-Bike Performance GRIP 38 E-Bike Performance GRIP 38 E-Bike Performance GRIP
Wheel Size 29
Travel 160
Rake 44 / 51
Axle 15QR x 110
36 E-Bike Performance Elite GRIP2
36 E-Bike Performance Elite GRIP2
36 E-Bike Performance Elite GRIP2
MATTE BLACK
Wheel Size 29
Travel 160
Rake 44 / 51
Axle 15QR x 110
All 36 Performance GRIP Forks
Upper Tube Finish Black Anodized
Air Channels Yes
Bleeders No
Floating Axle Yes
Rotor Size 180 direct Post Mount, Up to 230 compatible
Mud Guard Mount Optional FOX 36/38 Mud Guard with sturdy 4-point direct-mount attachment
Air Spring FLOAT EVOL
Steerer 1.5 Taper
36 E-Bike Performance GRIP

FIT GRIP
Inspired from moto, the GRIP damper uses our FIT sealed cartridge technology combined with a coil-sprung, independent floating piston.

GRIP allows excess oil to purge through specially designed ports at the top of the damper to maintain consistent damping and increase durability.

ADJUSTMENTS
Three on-the-fly compression damping positions Open, Medium, Firm
Additional micro-adjust between settings Detents
Low-speed rebound 10 clicks
36 E-Bike Performance GRIP
36 E-Bike Performance GRIP
36 E-Bike Performance GRIP

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36
40
Step-Cast
Standard
E-Bike
Series Factory Performance
Wheel Size 27.5 29
Travel 140 160
Axle Style 15QR
Axle Width 110
Damper GRIP2 GRIP
Adjustments HSC/LSC HSR/LSR 3-Position Lever
Air Spring FLOAT
Upper Tube Finish Kashima Black Ano
Steerer 1.5 T
Color Gloss Black Matte Black
Rake 44mm 51mm

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

36 and 38 Mud Guard

Mud Guard - NEW for 2021

Optional mud guard designed specifically for the new 36 and 38.
Proprietary and sturdy 4-point direct-mount attachment.

 
36 and 38 Mud Guard
36 tuning guide

2021 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 2021 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.

 

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