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FOX 40 DH fork,is that fully US made?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by 9point5MY, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. 9point5MY

    9point5MY Chimp

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    Hey guys!I am a weekender Dh rider....
    I have questions for the FOX 40 DH fork.
    1) Is this fork fully made in USA?
    2) How come there are few small parts inside the fork made in Taiwan?
    3) I found a Taiwanese fork manufacturer,the lower tube look the same with this fork.
    4) Is this fork better than others?Marzocchi or Manitou?
     

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  2. vitox

    vitox Turbo Monkey

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    link to the tw lower leg ?
     
  3. Dogboy

    Dogboy Turbo Monkey

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    Your first 2 questions are contradictory.
     
  4. oly

    oly skin cooker for the hive

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    Does it matter?
     
  5. lovebunny

    lovebunny can i lick your balls?

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    when you get to parts that are the quality of the fox 40 or a 888 or a travis, it comes down to personal opinion. thats why theres more than one fork on the market. no one high end fork is neccisarily "better" but different forks suit different people better
     
  6. offtheedge

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    Really, who cares?
    Does it help if it's an American company that runs the sweat shop?

    It's better than anything you've ridden.....way better!
     
  7. Sir_Crackien

    Sir_Crackien Turbo Monkey

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    i also was a link to the pics of a manutature that cast most everyone lowers. including marzocchi's manitou's rockshox's and even fox's. the thing is casting magisium is not easy and there are few places that can do it right. trust me when i say no fork company has the money to own the equipment. also its just way cheaper to out source things like that
     
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    I heard the oil in the 40 comes from the middle east...
     
  9. lovebunny

    lovebunny can i lick your balls?

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    are you talking about suntour? because i know they do marz's lowers.
     
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    they do the lower end ones like the EXR and such.

    as long as the alloying and grain is good and the voids are low it doesnt matter who's making them
     
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    spoken like a true enginerd!
     
  12. 9point5MY

    9point5MY Chimp

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    Yes,Suntour made Marz low end fork only.Marz high end forks all made in Italy.
     
  13. Jm_

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    This is a good point. I haven't opened a Travis yet, but generally the parts quality of manitou is far below Fox and Marzocchi. Both of the latter companies are known for making percision metal parts in their forks and dampers. I've seen plastic manitou parts jam together more than once, and they simply aren't built to last years like the Marzocchi's and Fox forks. I haven't opened up a real high end RS lately either (just some older psylos and newer low-end stuff like pilot's and dukes). RS is usually about the same as manitou as far as the small-parts quality and machining.
     
  14. lovebunny

    lovebunny can i lick your balls?

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    one of my riding buddys just got a travis and he says its the best fork hes ever ridden. even above his 888 and shiver
     
  15. droplover

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    LMAO!
     
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    nah, i am pretty sure its from germany.:bonk:
     
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    Actually I think the oil is from Texas and George Bush licenses the stuff to Fox exclusively. Which of course is why its so expensive, being American made and all.
     
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    hahahah, i wouldn't be suprised. after all, its just relabeled torco rsf. which is made in the us. :banana:
     
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    i know this guy, from a friend of a friend. everything he says just has to correct. i believe him all the way.........:bonk:
     
  20. no skid marks

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    Our voice nowdays has little power. You can however vote with your money,if the guy doesn't want to send money to Taiwan or China for his own personal reasons (eg because they like eating endangered animals)then good for him.
    The quality of machining in taiwan exceeds the quality of American machining because of a higher industry turnover, but the company has to be prepared to pay for the higher quality. Taiwan has the biggest amount of hi tech machines running at cheaper rate than the U.S. Taiwan also offers very low quality cheap.
     
  21. Udi

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    The manufacturing quality of the big 3 (rs/marz/fox) are adequately high. Fox and RS are made in taiwan, Marzocchi's highend stuff is made in italy.

    All 3 have their issues, and most are related to design rather than manufacturing. Fox's cheesy loctited axle and larger bushing tolerances causing damper rod wear... Marzocchi's non-anodized cartridges contaminating oil... Rockshox's leaky gate knob due to tolerancing...

    Manitou are pretty good too from what i've seen, their sealed dampers in swingers and dorados seem quite well made. Again any issues would be in the design phase. Leaky 6way adjusters = incorrect o-ring size or bad seat design. Broken travel adjusters = horrid design, and perhaps poor materials specification.
     
  22. skinny mike

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    iirc foxes are assembled in the us but the parts are made in taiwan.
     
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    I have heard the same thing.
     
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    i read that on the internets :cheers:
     
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    I heard they mix it with the sweat of Iraqi insurgents to boost the damping performance.
     
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    lovebunny can i lick your balls?

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    no ones noticed this threads over a year old?
     
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    haha. awesome.
     
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