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  • PSA – Very cheap Fox 38 performance elite and factory forks
  • militantmandy
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    Well, that’s just cost me 638 quid.

    Tracey
    Full Member

    It’s not what you spend it’s what you save.

    julians
    Free Member

    Well, that’s just cost me 638 quid

    Sorry,but yep,cost me the same

    teethgrinder
    Full Member

    The black ones would’ve been perfect for my HB916, but bought 29er lowers for my 36’s and some pikes. For about 570.

    Toss.

    breninbeener
    Free Member

    Is it corrwct that the way to change the travel is with a whoke new airspring that is c.£160?

    teethgrinder
    Full Member

    Yeah. Seen them at about £80 occasionally on Facebook, but guess it depends on the travel you’re after.

    honourablegeorge
    Full Member

    Phew. Had those in the basket all day, despite my Zebs being faultless, would have been a daft purchase.

    mashr
    Full Member

    RRP in Factory 38s is £708??

    hopefiendboy
    Full Member

    RRP 1349 or something ludicrous

    Tracey
    Full Member

    New air shafts are around the £130 to £160 unless you can pick one up that someone has swapped out, Usually Pinkbike
    Just swapped some around from a Turbo Levo onto daughters Enduro and upped the travel at the same time.

    julians
    Free Member

    And they’re all gone!

    mashr
    Full Member

    RRP 1349 or something ludicrous

    Yeah thought it was over £1k but couldn’t remember by how much. Make the listing slightly odd, might just be OEM stock (very likely) so confused things a bit

    Northwind
    Full Member

    breninbeener
    Free Member

    Is it corrwct that the way to change the travel is with a whoke new airspring that is c.£160?

    Nah, you throw the airspring in the bin and fit a coil

    militantmandy
    Free Member

    Yeah thought it was over £1k but couldn’t remember by how much. Make the listing slightly odd, might just be OEM stock (very likely) so confused things a bit

    I am assuming they will come in a plain cardboard box, without instructions etc.

    julians
    Free Member

    I am assuming they will come in a plain cardboard box, without instructions etc.

    I’ll let you know shortly – mine should turn up between 11:45 and 1245 today

    militantmandy
    Free Member

    Excellent! I didn’t bother with next day as I’ve got the Rona and I feel too crap to ride anyway.

    julians
    Free Member

    They’ve just arrived,they are the 2021 model and come in a plain box with no other bits except the manual.

    Which is all fine by me for the price

    breninbeener
    Free Member

    How can you id what model year it is?

    julians
    Free Member

    How can you id what model year it is?

    The manual says 2021,and when you put the 4 digit Id code into the fox website it says 2021

    breninbeener
    Free Member

    @julians. Thank you!

    silasgreenback
    Full Member

    They’ve just arrived,they are the 2021 model and come in a plain box with no other bits except the manual.

    Which is all fine by me for the price

    With wiggle CRC its usually returns with stuff missing or box so damaged they fant be resold, OEM stock or stuff destined for non-uk markets.

    Whats is know. In the car world as grey imports. But, as you say, for the price..!!

    julians
    Free Member

    With wiggle CRC its usually returns with stuff missing or box so damaged they fant be resold, OEM stock or stuff destined for non-uk markets.

    I think in this case it’s just oem, it’s just a fork in a plain box, steerer is uncut, no shock pump,no star fangled nut, no volume spacers etc.

    davosaurusrex
    Full Member

    Just seen this and would have been gutted about missing out as I’m going to mullet my ebike. Good job I picked up a pair of 2023 Zeb Ultimates for £630 last week!

    davosaurusrex
    Full Member

    Although I’m now waiting for a 160mm airspring to turn up from the States

    breninbeener
    Free Member

    @davosaurusrex where was that killer deal?

    davosaurusrex
    Full Member

    Pricing error I think. Spotted them listed on ebay at 45% off, fully expected it to be cancelled which would have been fine but got a despatch confirmation within a couple of hours, checked again and they were back to £1120. Guess they decided to honour that one which was a result!

    breninbeener
    Free Member

    Top work! Enjoy!!

    breninbeener
    Free Member

    Well despite prwdicting a Fri delivery, mine came today. I got 2021 in a plain box with a manual. The look ace….i may need some guidance on what frame to put them on!

    militantmandy
    Free Member

    Mine arrived today. As above, they came in a plain box with a manual. Mine however, are e bike tuned. At first I was a bit miffed as my assumption was that this would mean they had a firmer compression tune. But, some digging in a fox q and a says that in fact the e tune is lighter, to compensate for the fact that e bikers are sat down more. Given that 38s are known to be on the firmer side, this might actually be a win.

    breninbeener
    Free Member

    Maybe i should check mine!!

    mashr
    Full Member

    some digging in a fox q and a says that in fact the e tune is lighter, to compensate for the fact that e bikers are sat down more

    They’ve tuned them for improved performance when mincing uphill??

    julians
    Free Member

    Mine however, are e bike tuned. At first I was a bit miffed as my assumption was that this would mean they had a firmer compression tune

    Rob on emtb forums reckons the e tuned 38 feels better than the standard 38 regardless of what bike it’s fitted to.

    Seems odd to me that fox think ebikes need different damping to normal mtbs.

    julians
    Free Member

    My cheap fox 38 were not the e tuned version ,

    I had the first ride on them tonight, they seem really good, nice and sensitive on small stuff, composed and slightly more responsive in general compared to the fox 36 factory ebike forks they have replaced.

    breninbeener
    Free Member

    Mine are the e-bike kashima ones. Im fairly sure i will get a setting that i like for them, when i have bought a frame to go with them!


    @julians
    thanks for the psa

    militantmandy
    Free Member

    They’ve tuned them for improved performance when mincing uphill??

    But you don’t mince do you? Because you’re doing 25kmh the whole time! When I’m on the e bike, I am definitely going much faster on the chunky/rocky climb trail than on the regular bike, so I can sort of see the logic.

    Here’s a link to the article – https://theloamwolf.com/2020/07/28/fox-38-fork-review/

    mashr
    Full Member

    Was being flippant with the mincing part, but I’d still be wanting the tune for standing descending. Anyway, if it works it works

    militantmandy
    Free Member

    Was being flippant with the mincing part, but I’d still be wanting the tune for standing descending. Anyway, if it works it works

    Agree, I wouldn’t want to compromise the tune for climbs either. Hopefully a slightly lighter compression tune will suit me. I’ve already cut the steerer, so no going back now!

    militantmandy
    Free Member

    Bike looks good I reckon!

    PXL-20220810-185710615-PORTRAIT

    breninbeener
    Free Member

    @militantmandy i like that! Looks ace!

    How does it ride?

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