Fox Racing Shox 32 Series MTB Fork Review

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

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Fox Racing Shox 32-F Series
Fox Racing Shox 32 Float
Fox Racing Shox 32 Vanilla
Fox Racing Shox 32 Talas RLC
Fox Racing Shox 32 Float 150 FIT RLC
Fox Racing Shox 32 F29
Fox Racing Shox 32 Talas 29 FIT Terralogic
Fox Racing Shox 32 Talas 150 FIT RLC
Fox Racing Shox Fox Float 32 FIT CTD 150mm
Fox Racing Shox FOX TALAS 34 CTD 29ER
Fox Racing Shox 32 Float 26 CTD Adjust FIT 130 Kashima
Fox Racing Shox 32 Series DRCV
Fox Racing Shox 32 Float 29 120 FIT CTD w/trail adjust
Fox Racing Shox Fox 32 Float 26 Inch
Fox 32 Float 29 CTD
Fox Racing Shox Fox Evolution Series 32 Float w/CTD
Fox Racing Shox Fox Evolution Series Float w/DRCV
Fox Racing Shox 36 180mm TALAS
Fox FOX 32 FLOAT 27.5 100 FIT CTD Remote
Fox Racing Shox Fox Evolution Series 32 Float 29er w/CTD
Fox Fox TALAS 32 150/120 mm CTD Fit 26"
Fox Fox TALAS 32 150/120 mm CTD Fit 26"
Fox Racing Shox Fox Factory Float 32
Fox Evolution 32 Float CTD
Fox Racing Shox Fox Racing Shox 32 Talas

July 13, 2019
Model/Year: Float 32 RL 150mm w/lockout

Pros: Smooth, adjustable, lockout feature

Cons: None

Recommendation: Stock on my bike. Very responsive. Rebound adjustable. Old news now but a little before it's time in 2011. LOL

November 28, 2018
Model/Year: 2016

Pros: Love the 3 position options. Nice feel. Very reliable.

Cons: Can be pricey.

Recommendation: I've ridden with this fork for about 18mos (all conditions/weather/terrain) and over 2k miles. This baby has performed flawlessly. Just went to have it serviced and my LBS told me this thing still looked brand new. Wow. This despite the fact that a number of my bearings and joints needed to be replaced.

January 17, 2017
Model/Year: 2016

Pros: Silky-smooth Fairly light Tough enough for most trails That gold colour

Cons: Having to wait for the Factory Transfer dropper post!

Recommendation: This came fitted to my Orbea Occam TR H10 and it hasn't put a step wrong. I understand it's not built for some of the rougher stuff, but for cross-country or regular trails it's been performing really well

March 26, 2016
Pros: Performs pretty well, awesome adjustability, CTD is awesome

Cons: Could feel a little grating in the travel, a little heavy

Recommendation: A decent option if you're on a budget I suppose; the CTD is sweet and easy to use, rebound is fairly easy to adjust, but the travel felt a little less than smooth at times

March 15, 2016
Model/Year: 2016

Pros: FIT4
Kashima Coating
Smooth as butter
Many adjustments in the open setting

Cons: None other than price

Recommendation: I was looking to upgrade the stock fork on my bike, and I had my heart set on a Reba, but I couldn't get the through axle with a 1-1/8 steerer. So I ended up buying the Fox, and I am glad I had to spend the extra money. This thing is amazing in every way. it eats up everything i can throw at it. I think I will be sticking with fox in the future. don't get fooled with the performance or evo line. They simply aren't the same as the Factory Float

December 19, 2015
Model/Year: 2012

Pros: Good travel adjustment; lightweight; FIT system allows you to adjust to your riding style well; 150mm travel is sufficient for most riding except DH

Cons: 32mm is a bit "flexy". It's a bit soft for my tastes; I have to increase the air pressure well over recommendations to get the firmness I like which then limits full use of the travel

Recommendation: I am testing this shock, trying to go lighter, but after all is said and, I think I'm probably going back to a 35 or 36 mm stanchion.

May 17, 2015
Model/Year: 2015

Pros: Tons of adjustment, can run 30% sag and still tackle rock gardens with 0 issues. 20mm axles stiffens the front for excellent tracking, confident changing lines.

Cons: NONE

Recommendation: Highly recommend this fork, one of the best investments I have made.

April 29, 2015
Model/Year: Evolution 32 float 29er / 2015

Pros: CTD adjuster, 120mm of travel, well constructed, good rake balance, and smooth action.

Cons: A little heavy

Recommendation: Great fork and can take whatever you through at it. The CTD gives you the option to tighten or loosen up your front end to your liking. This fork has good balance and don't fold over on sharp turns. The smooth 120mm's of travel lets your front wheel stay in contact with the trail and take the recoil out of your arms to give you a plush ride.

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.