Our Dan’s been in search of the latest suspension. Fox was first on his list and here’s what he found.
Fresh from Fox for Eurobike is the new electronic CTD (Climb/Trail/Descend) adjuster, called Float iCD, for the shock and fork. Integrated with the new IRD technology (Intelligent Ride Dynamics) the new custom fit damper will be available as a 32 fork and a Float shock. In a nutshell the new iCD system is one electronic switch that simultaneously controls both shock and fork.
The handlebar-mounted switch includes a two-position rotary switch, with right and left mount options; non-contact operation and an integrated battery low feature.
Alongside the lever just by the stem is the Shimano Di2 screen, that works with the iCD and has an arrow to let you know which mode you are in.
The battery uses Shimano’s proven Di2 system and is long lasting — according to Fox it will run for two and a half months before recharging (results may vary). It can easily be fitted onto your bottle cage mount or even steerer tube.
Fox also had the new 36 on display alongside the new Float X CTD shock.
The new 36 has had a makeover for this year and has shaved off a lot of weight. Available from 120mm right up to 170mm, the new 36 is hot on everyone’s list.
The new Float X CTD on display was looking real nice. With rebound, CTD (climb trail descend) and an air spring, the Float X has been popular so far.
One of the models on show had Trail Adjust as well. A small running dial that changes how hard or soft the compression is.
The new limited edition black decals and anodised dials were on show on some of the forks.
That’s it for now – we are venturing back out for some more cycle-related goodness.
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Posted on: August 28, 2014