Fox Step Cast Float 32 3Pos-Adj FIT4 Fork
The new 2017 Fox Step Cast fork is a fully updated fork design, making the lightest fork on the market. Step-Cast presents as stepped cutouts in the lowers of the fork that open up extra clearance for rotors and spokes while simultaneously allowing the fork's stance to narrow by 10mm. This means less overall material and reduced weight, which, when paired with hollow construction, results in claims that this fork clocks in as one of the lightest on the market.
The FIT4 damper returns unchanged from last year save a few minor tweaks and additional machining to fit within the new stepped lowers. This includes the puffed out, 10mm shaft, which increases oil flow to the base valve, allowing the fork to ride high for quick, controlled recovery during everything from big, square hits to successive, small impacts. The 3-position Fit4 system also takes the reins from the old CTD system, changing the names from the overly-prescriptive categories of Climb, Trail, and Descend to a graduating scale covering Firm, Medium, and Open. While this change may read like an exercise in semantics, it entails a radical realignment of the 34 Float's capabilities that addresses virtually every issue we've had with CTD's damper in the past.
- Travel - 100mm
- Stanchion Material - Kashima-coated aluminum
- Steer Tube Diameter - 1-1/8 - 1-1/2 in tapered
- Spring Type - Float Air
- Damper - FIT4
- Rake - 44mm
- Weight - 1368g