Lighter, more durable, better? All information about the new 2023 Fox 36 suspension fork

2023 Fox 36: The suspension experts at Fox are announcing the 2023 model year with some minor updates to the popular 36. The all-mountain suspension fork offers up to 160mm of travel and, despite some improvements, is slightly lighter than the current version. We have all the information about the new Fox 36 2023!

Fox 36 2023: information and prices

The Fox 36 really doesn’t need much of an introduction: For many years, the American MTB suspension fork has been one of the most popular mountain bike choices of all. After Fox focused primarily on the 34 trail suspension fork the year before (read article: Fox 34 Suspension Fork Test), now it’s the turn of the 36 for model year 2023. With up to 160mm of travel, Fox lists the 36 as an all-mountain suspension fork, which sits between the aforementioned 34 and the 38 enduro race fork. What has changed is mainly the crown of the fork, which is supposed to offer less weight and greater durability with the same rigidity. The new Fox 36 2023 is now available at a price of €1,419 (Performance Elite) or €1,559 (Factory).

  • purpose all mountain
  • travel 150mm / 160mm
  • wheel sizes 27.5″ / 29″
  • suspension Float Evol inner tube
  • dipping GRIP2 cartridge
  • Colors Black / Orange
  • shaft dimension 15 x 110mm boost
  • axes QR screw shaft, KaboltX
  • make up for 37mm/44mm/51mm
  • Weight 1,942 g (manufacturer info, 160 mm, 29″ version)
  • Availability from April 2022
  • ridefox.com
  • price €1,419 (Fox 36 Performance Elite GRIP2, RRP) / €1,559 (Fox 36 Factory, RRP) / €1,199 (Fox 36 E-Optimized GRIP)

Who could show off a new suspension fork better than Greg Minnaar?
# Who could show off a new suspension fork better than Greg Minnaar? – The Fox 36 offers a few small changes for 2023, which are primarily intended to reduce weight and increase durability.

The biggest change to the Fox 36 for 2023 is a revised fork crown. In the new variant, this offers more overlap with the steerer tube, which Fox says should lead to increased durability. At the same time, Fox was able to reduce weight in this area without negatively affecting stiffness. The update is said to be 20 grams lighter than the previous Fox 36. The Americans speak of a weight of 1,942 grams for the 160mm version.

The fork crown area has been revised: Fox saves about 20 grams of weight here.
# The fork crown area has been revised: Fox saves about 20 grams of weight here.
Among other things, durability is optimized by greater overlap with the head tube.
# Among other things, durability is optimized by greater overlap with the head tube.

Keyword Travel – Here you can choose between 150mm and 160mm. So the 36 should be the perfect choice for the fairly long-travel trail segment, while full-throttle enduro riders are more likely to hit the 38. And while the color options are black and orange, you can choose between 27.5″ and 29″ wheel sizes.

The GRIP2 damping unit is already known from Fox
# The GRIP2 damping unit is already known from Fox – can be adjusted in many ways and convinces with great performance.

In the meantime, people have grown accustomed to the round fork bridge design on Fox models.
# In the meantime, people have grown accustomed to the round fork bridge design on Fox models.
The pressure can be equalized from the outside via the small buttons on the back.
# The pressure can be equalized from the outside via the small buttons on the back.

When it comes to damping and suspension, Fox doesn’t experiment and relies on proven technologies. The Float Evol spring with a large negative cam should ensure a fine response at the beginning of the spring travel, while the damping can be adjusted to your own needs in various ways thanks to the GRIP2 unit. As usual, the progressivity of the fork can be influenced by volume spacers. The new Fox 36 MY2023 will be available from April 2022 at a price of €1,419 in the Performance Elite version with GRIP2 damping. If you value Kashima, you have to pay €1,559 for the Factory version.

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# 36-factory-grip2-orange-2

Fox calls 36 the King of all mountains. Do you agree with this statement?

Info: Fox press release

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