Fox fork noise, sounds weird….
The better half has a new Canyon Nerve, which comes with Fox 32 Float Performance FIT forks. On compression and rebound they make a kind of mechanicaly crunchy noise, it reminds me of my old coil spring Judy’s when the spring compressed against the inside of the stanchions on compression. They feel smooth enough but I think I can feel the vibration I’m hearing through the bars.
I’ve never owned Fox forks, is this normal?Posted 5 years agojesSubscriber
My Talas were making a weird noise at 140mm setting upon compression.Posted 5 years ago
Did some research and found out some of the forks were shipping with low oil levels.
Stripped the lower legs and measured the oil, which was clean but was only about 10-15% of volume recommended.
Rebuilt with correct oil type and levels, seems ok now.JAGSubscriber
Hmm I have some Fox FLOAT 140mm travel 32mm stanchion forks.
When I first rode them they made a squelching noise, my Father-in-Law said it sounded like a mechanical duck noise!
They weren’t new but they were freshly serviced – anyhow the noise went away after a few miles and has never come back 😆Posted 5 years agoraisinhatMember
If it’s making crunchy clunky noises, something is very wrong inside of them. If you feel comfortable with it stripping them and looking to see if anything has come loose inside and checking the oil levels is a good idea, but if you aren’t then canyon will probably cover them under warrenty. My 36s were clunking and it turned out to be a split o-ring and a loose talas cartridge. Riding on them is just going to make things worse, and the bill more expensive at the end of the day.Posted 5 years ago
raisinhat, I’ve stripped RS forks for years but never done a Fox. Obviously I feel they should be fine from new and on those grounds I object to stripping them already, but sending the bike back to Canyon is an annoyance for the missus too. A drawback of internet sales!Posted 5 years agoweirdnumberMember
Is it this sort of noise?
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLKuQyRSQNc[/video] (not my video)
I have the same forks as you and they made that noise when new. They went to Mojo for a service and the rebound damper was replaced. No idea if it was related or not. They still make some noise but no where near as much.
Its hard for me to tell if its normal or not as its my first pair of Fox Forks as well.Posted 5 years agoraisinhatMember
I totally feel your pain, if it’s brand new then it ought to just work right out of the box. Shoot canyon an email, someone on here will know more about the process, but you should only have to send back the fork, and they ought to cover the shipping. It’s pretty irritating though.Posted 5 years ago
no it isn’t quite that noise, it is more kind of constant than on/offy.
the more i try it the more I think something is wrong, they aren’t as smooth as I would expect but I’m not used to Fox forks, plus because they are new they might need some breaking in. They feel like there isn’t any lubrication going on.Posted 5 years ago
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