18
Apr
2011

Video: 2012 FOX Racing Shox – 40, 36, 32 Fork -RP23 Shock- Factory, Performance, and Evolution

4/18/2011 : sicklines

For 2012, FOX set out to make some big improvements in the performance of thier products. New lower friction seals, some damper updates, and darker Kashima coating on forks and shocks as well. Check inside for a video on the updates and more details.

Want a quick rundown? Watch the video below.

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As mentioned earlier Kashima coating is now available on not only Factory forks from Fox but also their Factory shocks. Below is a list of the available models with Kashima coating.

32 Kashima forks

  • FLOAT Ti FIT Terralogic
  • FLOAT Ti FIT Remote
  • FLOAT Ti FIT RLC
  • FLOAT FIT Terralogic
  • FLOAT FIT Remote
  • FLOAT FIT RLC
  • TALAS FIT Terralogic
  • TALAS FIT RLC
  • FLOAT 29 FIT Terralogic
  • FLOAT 29 FIT RLC
  • TALAS 29 FIT Terralogic
  • TALAS 29 FIT RLC
  • 831 FIT RLC

34, 36 and 40 Kashima forks

  • 34 FLOAT 29 FIT RLC
  • 34 TALAS 29 FIT RLC
  • 36 160 FLOAT FIT RLC
  • 36 160 TALAS FIT RLC
  • 36 160 VAN FIT RC2
  • 36 180 FLOAT FIT RC2
  • 36 180 TALAS FIT RC2
  • 36 180 VAN FIT RC2
  • 40 FIT RC2
, Video: 2012 FOX Racing Shox – 40, 36, 32 Fork -RP23 Shock- Factory, Performance, and Evolution

36 Kashima (click to enlarge)

, Video: 2012 FOX Racing Shox – 40, 36, 32 Fork -RP23 Shock- Factory, Performance, and Evolution

40 Kashima (click to enlarge)

Kashima rear shocks

  • FLOAT RP23
  • FLOAT RP2
  • DHX Air 5.0
  • DHX RC4
, Video: 2012 FOX Racing Shox – 40, 36, 32 Fork -RP23 Shock- Factory, Performance, and Evolution

DHX RC4 Kashima (click to enlarge)

, Video: 2012 FOX Racing Shox – 40, 36, 32 Fork -RP23 Shock- Factory, Performance, and Evolution

DHX Air Kashima (click to enlarge)

, Video: 2012 FOX Racing Shox – 40, 36, 32 Fork -RP23 Shock- Factory, Performance, and Evolution

RP23 Kashima (click to enlarge)

SKF Fork Seals

FOX has been working with SKF in Italy to develop new fork seals that are smoother and offer less friction. FOX wanted to improve the feel and performance of their products even more (much like what they did with Kashima coating last year). Lower friction for better performance and response. This new partnership has led to some great developments for FOX in their seal technology. These new SKF seals will be on all the 2012 forks from FOX all the way down to even their Evolution line. The seals are also able to be installed on any of FOX’s previous forks if you want some of the benefits of the 2012 line.

We were able to feel first hand how much of a difference the new seals make. We were presented with a fork that had the old seal in one leg and a new SKF seal in another. The fork leg with the SKF seal was certainly smoother and offered dramatically less force to move that than the old seal. First hand experience tells us that you can tell how much less friction this product offered. This should translate to a better feeling on the trail as well. Combine these new seals with Kashima coat and we feel riders should be able to tell an easy difference in how supple and smooth the fork feels.

, Video: 2012 FOX Racing Shox – 40, 36, 32 Fork -RP23 Shock- Factory, Performance, and Evolution

FOX is now featuring their products in series. The series are Factory, Performance, and Evolution.

Factory Line

“”Factory” says it all. The best-of-the-best technology we have to offer is available in our Factory Series forks and shocks, with or without our buttery-smooth, Genuine Kashima Coat. These products are World Cup proven to evolve your performance.” – FOX Racing Shox

Factory Forks

  • FIT Terralogic
  • FIT Remote
  • FIT RLC
  • FIT RC2

Factory Shocks

  • FLOAT RP23
  • FLOAT RP2
  • DHX Air 5.0
  • DHX RC4

Performance Line

“It made perfect sense to call our Performance Series forks and shocks exactly what they’re designed for: to provide the performance you expect from FOX Racing Shox.” – FOX Racing Shox

Performance Forks

  • FIT RL
  • O/B R

Performance Shocks

  • VAN RC

Evolution Line

“Where others’ high-end products top out, FOX Racing Shox begins. Evolution Series is perfect for someone just getting into the sport, to the accomplished athlete — and everything in between.” – FOX Racing Shox

Forks

  • O/B RL

Shocks

  • FLOAT RL
  • FLOAT R

FOX has more up there sleeve as well. Be sure to check it out in the rest of our [2011 Sea Otter Classic] coverage.


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