For 2021, we’ve developed the new FOX lightweight mountain snow shocks through a series of weight savings and ride improvements, focusing on four key objectives:
The new FOX lightweight mountain shocks are dramatically LIGHTER than last season’s shocks that we’re replacing. Where the weight savings really comes into play is over the duration of the day on the sled. Flicking a 400-lb sled at altitude accelerates fatigue, so any and all weight savings is critical.
With input from our Backcountry Team, the new FOX lightweight mountain shocks improved ride quality is as significant as their weight savings. While it may seem like a stretch, this technology has trickled down from our trophy truck engineering successes. Simply put, we’ve freed the shock to move comfortably by using internal grooves to bypass oil around the piston in the ride zone while providing increased bottom-out resistance for those big hits by eliminating the grooves in the last 30% of travel. This provides the plushness to ride all day with the control you need for maximum fun.
Our objective? Retain that great FOX ride feel while increasing bottom-out control, especially in coil-over shock applications.
Internal spiral grooves placed in the shock’s ride zone improve small bump comfort.