Fox Racing Shox 32 Float MTB Fork Review

4.52 out of 5
By Jeff Barber    on Mar 31, 2015

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April 22, 2015
Model/Year: Fox 32 Float 27.5 160mm

Pros: CTD: Climb setting really makes a difference and feels just like a rigid fork, Trail setting is a happy medium, Descent setting opens up all 160mm of travel and makes the descents feel like butter. Coming from a 100mm Suntour, this fork has changed my riding ability overnight.

Cons: Many reviewers in the bike mags criticize the 32 for lack of rigidity and recommend the 34, unless you are a very seasoned rider and hit the burliest of trails this won't be a con for you, but I guess it must be said.

Recommendation: I recommend this to anyone looking for an affordable fork with a ton of travel.

March 24, 2015
Model/Year: 2015 CTD 29er w/ Remote

Pros: Excellent adjustability and small bump compliance. Light weight.

Cons: Not as laterally stiff as some other forks in the rough stuff.

Recommendation: Great choice for XC riding and racing.

September 6, 2014
Model/Year: 2005

Pros: Inertia valve damping works pretty good. The TALAS cartridge in mine is super nice.

Cons: Early years of inertia valve damping. This can present an issue with service add the valve itself is not serviceable. I'd it walks on me, I'll be stuck with a boat anchor. PUSH Industries offers not many options if this were to be the case.

Recommendation: If you can find one nowadays that continues to function, it is worth the purchase

December 14, 2013
Model/Year: 2010

Pros: Plush ride, soaks up good amounts of terrain. Good starter shock

Cons: Adjustment cap breaks off all the time. TO much flex under serious conditions.

May 24, 2013
Model/Year: Fox Float 130 RL 2010 Specialized Stumpy FSR

Pros: Lightweight
Good travel for its weight

Cons: None so far

Recommendation: Good for for the weight and price point. Does its job with out much complaint and handles well.

December 12, 2012
Pros: - quality made
- works very well as intended
- relatively lightwieght comparatively speaking
- easy to adjust
- plush ride
- can pick a line and hold it
- Looks sharp on a bike

Cons: - Leaky
- seals blow easy
- preasure needs to be checked and maintained regularly

Recommendation: It's a good quality lightweight fork that performs great, and won't let you down on the rides. It does however tend to need more attention than some other brands.

December 12, 2012
Model/Year: 2007

Pros: Leaks less than most fox other fox forks. Not a boat anchor but not a feather either.

Cons: The model I used only came in a QR axle but apparently that's been fixed.

Recommendation: I got to use one of these from a buddy's Fuel EX8 and it got the job done without casuing any headaches along the way. Unlike some of the other fox forks I have owned, this one seemed to have no seal issues.

March 5, 2011
Pros: Light weight
Location of setting adjustments

Cons: ?

Recommendation: One of the best 32mm stantion shocks of all time.

December 10, 2010
Pros: Great fork. Plusher than the Talas and way less complicated.

Cons: Weight

Recommendation: Great fork with a lot of travel and extremely light for a fork of this travel.

December 6, 2010
Pros: Ease of use.

Cons: Nothing yet.

Recommendation: Have the 120 RL on my Trek FuelEx8. Reasonably light fork which has certainly coped with my trail riding so far. Not bottomed and feels good over rocks and roots.