Fox Shox 36 Float Factory Kashima Fork

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The Fox Shox 36 Float Factory Kashima fork offers the best-of-the-best technology Fox has to offer. With all the hallmarks of a fork that has dominated world series events, the Fox 36 is the fork of choice for countless riders on podiums all across the world.

The 36 features all the innovations from Fox such as the floating axle, lower leg bypass channels, lower leg bleeders, redesigned arch, and variable valve control (VVC).  Seasoned dial twiddlers will want to opt for the ultimate tunability offered by the Grip 2 damper, but if you get bamboozled with your fork settings, then you'll love the 3 Way on-the-fly adjustment of the FIT4 damper. 

Who this for? The 36 is designed for hard-charging riders on long travel All Mountain and Enduro bikes. It likes steep, rough, technical trails and riding back to the top for more. The Grip 2 damper offers incredible potential for tuning and adjustment, enabling you to dial it in to perfection...or make an absolute dog's breakfast of it. You'll need to have a solid grasp of suspension tuning and be willing to put in the effort to do some dedicated bracket testing to get the most out of the Grip 2 damper.

If you just want your fork to feel great with a minimum of fuss, go for the FIT4 damper.

Spring type: This fork features the EVOL air spring which uses a larger negative air volume to create a linear spring curve that delivers plushness off the top, extra mid-stroke support and a more tunable bottom out.

Wheel size compatibility: Available in 27.5" and 29" options.

Starting weight: 1965g

Fork offset: The 36 is available in different fork offsets to suit the geometry of the bike it's being installed on. Available options are dependent on the colour chosen.

  • Gloss Black: 37, 44, 51mm
  • Gloss Orange: 44mm

Suspension travel amount: Available options are dependent on the colour chosen.

  • Gloss Black: 150, 160mm
  • Gloss Orange: 160mm

Compression damper style technologies/adjustments: The Fox 36 is available with either the Grip 2 or the FIT4 damper.

Grip 2: The Grip 2 damper features variable valve control (VVC) in the compression circuit, offering adjustable high and low-speed compression damping and more potential for tuning internally.

  • High-speed compression: (with VVC): 8 clicks
  • Low-speed compression: 16 clicks

Rebound damper technologies/adjustments: The Grip 2 damper also features VVC in the rebound circuit, offering adjustable high and low-speed rebound and more potential for tuning internally.

  • High-speed rebound: (with VVC): 8 clicks
  • Low-speed rebound: 16 clicks

FIT4: Now in its fourth generation, the FIT4 damper offers three on the fly compression damping options. Choose from Open, Medium, or Firm to quickly adapt the fork to the trail conditions. 

Factory series forks also feature 22 clicks of low-speed compression adjustment in the Open mode, allowing riders to dial in their exact preference.

  • On-the-fly compression damping options: Open, Medium, Firm.
  • Low-speed compression Open mode adjustment (Factory series only): 22 clicks
  • Low-speed rebound adjustment: 10 clicks

Travel adjustability: There are no external controls to adjust the length of travel but you can do this internally by installing a different length air shaft (available separately).

Volume Adjustment: Mid-stroke support and bottom-out resistance can be tuned via internal volume spacers. The number of factory-installed spacers and the max number of spacers will vary according to the length of travel.

Factory Installed Spacers:

  • 150mm: 2
  • 160mm: 1

Max Volume Spacers

  • 150mm: 7
  • 160mm: 6

Stanchion diameter: As the name may suggest, this fork has 36mm stanchions.

Axle size and style: The 36 is available in 110x15mm thru-axle with either a quick-release lever or a Kabolt-X single-sided pinch bolt design. The fork features a floating axle to create a perfect chassis alignment and eliminate unwanted friction between the uppers and lowers throughout the entire length of travel. This system sets the spacing via an adjustable floating sleeve on the axle, allowing repeated front wheel removal while maintaining perfect alignment.

Steerer tube standard: The 36 features a steerer with a standard 1.5 - 1 1⁄8" external taper. 

Lower Leg Arch: Just like the new 38 and 40, the 36 features an all-new lower leg arch that has been designed to pair perfectly with modern long-travel frames with larger head tube designs and shorter fork offsets. The new design juts forward slightly to provide ample head tube clearance at full compression.

Brake mount style: This fork has 180mm post mounts allowing you to mount a 180mm rotor to the fork directly without the need for an adaptor. 203mm and larger rotors will require the appropriate adaptor.

Brake rotor compatibility

  • Minimum rotor size: 180mm
  • Maximum rotor size: 230mm

Other Technology:

Lower Leg Channels: Specially designed channels in the lower legs minimise the effects of unintended pressure ramping by increasing the air volume and allowing for the splash oil to be circulated within the fork to lubricate the foam rings and bushings as the fork moves throughout its travel.

Bleeders: Bleeders on the rear of the fork allow for the air pressure in the lower legs (not the air spring) to be equalized to the atmospheric pressure at your riding location. This prevents any unwanted pressure build-up from diminishing small bump sensitivity or preventing full travel from being achieved.

Pros: The ultimate in stiffness and performance in a single crown fork. All the bells and whistles in a package that can be pedalled back to the top of the hill multiple times.

Cons: This is a gravity focussed fork and is quite big and heavy compared to some other All Mountain forks with smaller stanchions.

To download the Fox 36 Tuning Guide, Click Here.

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29 Inch
160mm
15x110mm Boost
QR Lever
44mm
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Grip 2 HSC/LSC HSR/LSR
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29 Inch
160mm
15x110mm Boost
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Grip 2 HSC/LSC HSR/LSR
2022
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160mm
15x110mm Boost
QR Lever
44mm
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Grip 2 HSC/LSC HSR/LSR
2022
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15x110mm Boost
QR Lever
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Grip 2 HSC/LSC HSR/LSR
2022
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Reviews

5

The Fox 36 is an

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The Fox 36 is an amazing fork!! This package included the 15mm/20mm axle conversion parts, both axles and volume spacers for the air spring. The HSC/LSC dials give you all the control you could need to dialling the fork in for a perfect ride. If you don't like fiddling with these controls, it might not be the easiest fork to setup and you may be better off with the Fit4 setup. Just choose accordingly. Otherwise, full points and well earned, the control offered by this fork on the trail is worth every cent you spend on it.

?? 36 factory

by -

Amazing experience as usual with MTB Direct, perfect customer service and quick delivery. These forks have transformed my Norco sight, into the All mountain beast it's meant to be. With lockout settings to match Factory inline float. I love my bike all over again.

Best enduro fork on the market

by -

Epic fork, easy install, the suspension take a few rides to tweak but once dialed it's amazing.

The perfect Fork

by -

Had the Fox 34 CTD and replaced with these, took a little to get the HSC/LSC dialled in but is absolutely working great, easy to climb. Holding out great when boosting off large jumps and landing flat

WOW!

by -

Super supportive and very plush. I've taken the pressure down so much lower than previous forks as you just don't need it. They don't bounce much as all when climbing and they can handle any downhill that you want.

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The Fox 36 is an

by -

The Fox 36 is an amazing fork!! This package included the 15mm/20mm axle conversion parts, both axles and volume spacers for the air spring. The HSC/LSC dials give you all the control you could need to dialling the fork in for a perfect ride. If you don't like fiddling with these controls, it might not be the easiest fork to setup and you may be better off with the Fit4 setup. Just choose accordingly. Otherwise, full points and well earned, the control offered by this fork on the trail is worth every cent you spend on it.

?? 36 factory

by -

Amazing experience as usual with MTB Direct, perfect customer service and quick delivery. These forks have transformed my Norco sight, into the All mountain beast it's meant to be. With lockout settings to match Factory inline float. I love my bike all over again.

Best enduro fork on the market

by -

Epic fork, easy install, the suspension take a few rides to tweak but once dialed it's amazing.

The perfect Fork

by -

Had the Fox 34 CTD and replaced with these, took a little to get the HSC/LSC dialled in but is absolutely working great, easy to climb. Holding out great when boosting off large jumps and landing flat

WOW!

by -

Super supportive and very plush. I've taken the pressure down so much lower than previous forks as you just don't need it. They don't bounce much as all when climbing and they can handle any downhill that you want.

Specifications

ItemBarcode
Fox Shox 36 Float Factory Kashima ForkFXFLT36FRK
Shiny Black - 27.5 Inch - 160mm - 15x110mm Boost - QR Lever - 37mm - Tapered 1 1-8-1.5 Inch - Grip 2 HSC/LSC HSR/LSR - 20220821973418797
Shiny Black - 27.5 Inch - 160mm - 15x110mm Boost - QR Lever - 44mm - Tapered 1 1-8-1.5 Inch - Grip 2 HSC/LSC HSR/LSR - 20220821973418803
Shiny Black - 29 Inch - 150mm - 15x110mm Boost - QR Lever - 44mm - Tapered 1 1-8-1.5 Inch - FIT4 3 Pos Adj - 20220821973418759
Shiny Black - 29 Inch - 160mm - 15x110mm Boost - QR Lever - 44mm - Tapered 1 1-8-1.5 Inch - Grip 2 HSC/LSC HSR/LSR - 20220821973418711
Shiny Black - 29 Inch - 160mm - 15x110mm Boost - QR Lever - 51mm - Tapered 1 1-8-1.5 Inch - Grip 2 HSC/LSC HSR/LSR - 20220821973418735
Shiny Orange - 27.5 Inch - 160mm - 15x110mm Boost - QR Lever - 44mm - Tapered 1 1-8-1.5 Inch - Grip 2 HSC/LSC HSR/LSR - 20220821973418780
Shiny Orange - 29 Inch - 160mm - 15x110mm Boost - QR Lever - 44mm - Tapered 1 1-8-1.5 Inch - Grip 2 HSC/LSC HSR/LSR - 20220821973418728

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