OK, first off, this is only a quick story just to get you the bare bones of the stuff first. We’ll follow up with the pukka PR photos and descriptions once we get the magic CD of images. This’ll give you a quick overview first though and a chance to get salivating…
Some of the 2011 Fox Racing Shox lineup.
The new stuff in brief:
The Terralogic is back! The ‘senses the bumps for you and locks the fork out on the smooth stuff’ fork has been redesigned and reworked. It now comes in the F-Series and TALAS 32 series as well as the TALAS29 and the F29 fork.
The Fox 36 has been redesigned. It now comes in 160 and 180mm travel with the 180mm version having a completely new chassis (identifiable by the lowers that extend below the dropouts). The FIT cartridge system now comes in the 36 160 (RLC) and in the 36 180- and the Fox40 (RC2).
The TALAS system is now going to be a two-length affair for all forks. So a fork that was 160/130/100 will now be 160/120. A 150 fork will now be 150/120. This is because the extra low position seemed to be too steep for many bikes – and the fork was too compromised with three positions. Now with just two positions available, the engineers can make sure it works as a decent fork in both travel lengths.
There’s a Vanilla VanRC Rear shock coming out. With rebound and low speed compression adjustment it’s aimed to give a pro level shock for less cash.
29er forks will now come in just about every flavour that 26in forks come in. TALAS, F29, Terralogic, Thru-axle 15mm and tapered steerers…
15QR forks now have a new forged lever and forged axle, saving 21g.
The new, gold coloured Kashima (which is a form of anodising where Teflon is impregnated into (and below) the surface of the fork stanchion, will be making an appearance on all new high end fox forks.
The Fox 831 4X and dirt jump fork will no longer be special edition and will be available to all.
How’s that for starters?