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2009 Fox Racing Shox model release

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Beast, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. Beast

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    From http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?id=/tech/2008/features/fox_racing_shox09

    Highlights:

    "the new collection will almost certainly be best remembered for its new '15QR' 15mm thru-axle standard which the company will offer as optional equipment on the entirety of its 32mm chassis segment (with the exception of the F29)."

    "The upper assembly of the 32 chassis receives significant updates as well, yielding modest weight savings of 20-70g depending on model (as such, '09 15QR models are roughly the same weight as '08 open dropout models). New forged crowns and 1 1/8" steerer tubes across the board are said to be stronger than '08 versions; 140mm-travel 32 forks also get a lighter and smoother running set of lower legs. Last year's well-received F29 will now get a 120mm-travel version as well as lower priced RL versions across the entire travel range."

    "Potential buyers of Fox's 40 fork will now be happy to hear that last year's upper crown will be replaced by a direct mount-type version that uses the industry standard four-bolt pattern for integrated stems."

    "Fox's TALAS adjustable-travel air spring system is widely used but has long suffered from criticism that it harbored too much stiction, especially when compared to the fixed-travel Float air spring. Fox has thankfully redesigned the system for 2009 with fewer seals for a noticeably more Float-like feel, improved top cap seals for better longevity and steeper spring curves (making it more of a 'TA' than 'TALAS' for those of you that know the acronym). The current 100-130-160mm and 100-120-140mm settings carry over from last year but the new dial is now easier to turn. Field serviceability is also vastly improved (no special tool required!) and the revised system is backwards-compatible with existing chassis."

    Pics: http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php...s/fox_racing_shox09/gallery-fox_racing_shox09
     

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  2. ronan

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    is the new fox 40 going to be white? i hope not
     
  3. CBJ

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    Using the same mounting standard as the Boxxer is great.
     
  4. kidwoo

    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    Best remembered.......just like biopace and elastomer springs :D
     
  5. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Marz is doing the 44 15mm axle fork as well. Seems like a good idea for a solution to a problem that doesn't exist from a rider standpoint. It's all marketing for the XC dorks.
     
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    white and black are the color choices for 09.
     
  7. bullcrew

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    LMAO! Thats the best verbage yet! Simple and blunt!
     
  8. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    Well there is the silly NJ QR legislation too - if that catches on elsewhere this solves the problem but so would a light weight XC 20mm setup like Reba/Revelation/Thor with Maxle Light...
     
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    No air 40.........damn.
     
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    Yay, more comp damping on 40's finally.
     
  11. kidwoo

    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    No no.....you don't understand......they fixed that last year.....and the year before that, and the year before that......
     
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    Well the wider stanctions for the 08 888 are the marketing for the DH dorks. At least in my opinion. Who felt 07 888 neeeded more stiffness (and weight) ?

    It's kinda annoying that 3/4 of the products on the market are more build around a marketing idea than a some important riding issue.
     
  13. TheMontashu

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    there still missing a 180 single crown
     
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    Forks shmorks...


    I want to know what is up with the new shock
     
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    And the Vanilla 36 goes another year with no travel adjust or lock-down. A shame. Every year the TALAS 36 gets "fixed", and it's still screwed up by lack of oil or inconsistant IFP pressure. Stop trying to push that crap. I think the problem is that a vanilla with travel adjust wouldn't really be that much heavier and it would invalidate the entire talas idea, and then all of a sudden all the work they've put in the talas is for nothing.
     
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    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Fox won't discuss works shocks.
     
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    Udi RM Chief Ornithologist: “I Brake for Birds”

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    Haha, nice call.
     
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    hahahaha, exactly what i was thinking! :cheers: ...im sure the 1.125-1.5 headtubes will catch on just as well! :lighten:

    im definetly going with maxle lite for my future 4X/DS fork
     
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    Same here, I'm excited to see the reba with a 20mm
     
  22. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    exactly.
     
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    i loled at that!! :cheers: