Fox go RAD with 2015 lineup of forks

by Dave Anderson 3

Looks like there are some welcome changes to the new  line up of forks from Fox, led by the redesigned 36 RC2 aimed squarely at enduro and all mountain riders. 2015 looks to be all about updated damping, weight saving and more fine tuning options to CTD’s trail mode.

For now all we’ve seen is the following press release but we’re keen to ride the forks so we can tell you more…

Here’s the word from Fox…

FOX Unveils its Model Year 2015 Mountain Bike Suspension Lineup

A completely redesigned 36 enduro fork headlines the lineup, along with updates to the rest of the line that are a direct result of the 34 RAD project during the 2013 race season.

RAD 36
RAD 36

FOX is celebrating its 40th anniversary since Bob Fox started redefining ride dynamics in the motocross world in 1974. Our entire fork lineup has received attention, with significant updates being made to the 32 and 34 models and a completely redesigned 36 series—some of the most exciting product offerings we’ve ever introduced. FOX will also be offering special edition stealth black forks and heritage graphic kits that will fit any FOX fork or shock.


In 1974, Bob set out on a quest to build a better motocross suspension. His approach was to work with top athletes at the racetrack to help them improve.

Our current-day Racing Applications Development (RAD) program continues to work with athletes at the top of their game on some of the most demanding terrain around the world.

Several key developments from the RAD program have been used in the 2015 product line. New compression tunes, redesigned damper seals, and lubrication oil all add up to performance improvements.

  • 32 & 34 forks have updated damping tunes for better small bump compliance and traction
  • 32 & 34 Factory models offer on-the-fly CTD damping adjustment and 7-click Trail mode fine tuning
  • 32 & 34 & 36 forks feature a redesigned seal head architecture that virtually eliminates breakaway force
  • 32, 34, 36, & 40 use an advanced lubrication oil that integrates Molybdenum from the Kashima Coat formula

Our Lightest 36 RC2 Fork Ever: Redesigned For 26, 27.5 and 29” Wheel Sizes

The model year 2015 36 offers rigidity and improved traction for all-mountain riding and enduro racing in a new lighter chassis. Also of note is its updated geometry, new convertible thru-axle design that works both with 15mm and 20mm, purpose-built RC2 damper, and redesigned air spring system that equalizes rider weight for increased traction.

15mm or 20mm?
15mm or 20mm?

Lighter: half-pound weight savings over its predecessor (starting at 4.19lbs/1901g)

  • 36-specific RC2 damper: redesigned valve system provides better small bump compliance, reduced friction, better traction, and wider tuning range
  • Redesigned air spring system: equalizes rider weight for increased traction
  • Convertible thru-axle design: works with 15mm and 20mm axles

Special Edition Forks & Decals


Heritage Fork & Shock Decal Kits. Reminiscent to the first motocross decals these heritage graphics come in an array of colours. Works with any fork or shock regardless of model or year. Each set includes decals for FOX fork and FOX shock. Available in red, blue, white, green, and tennis ball yellow

Stealth 34’s

Stealth FLOAT Forks

For a limited time, FOX is offering three blacked out FLOAT fork models with stealth black decals and black anodized knobs.

  • 32 29”/100mm CTD w/Trail Adjust
  • 34 27.5”/160mm CTD w/Trail Adjust
  • 40 26”/203mm RC2


Comments (3)

  1. Murdered out dials, awesome…

    They’re going to have to be cheaper, to compete with current crop of forks from other manufacturers, which their move to Taiwan should hopefully allow.

  2. I’ve always got on with Fox forks.

    Bog thing for me is that they’re still developing and updating 26 inch models and haven’t abandoned 20mm on bigger forks like many are.

  3. Are you kidding Mindmap? None of the other suspension companies have abandoned 20mm- it’s still the big fork standard- Lyriks, 55s, etc. Magura don’t offer a 20mm fork but then they don’t have a 36 equivalent at all.

    Fox were half of the driving force away from 20mm, along with Shimano, they’re the reason we’ve been landed with the crap splitter’s option. But even they have to admit 15mm isn’t good enough for big forks. Giving them credit for “sticking with” 20mm is insane.

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