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Fox Racing 36 Float Factory E-Optimized GRIP2 Fork - 27.5"

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Fox Racing - 36 Float Factory E-Optimized GRIP2 Fork - 27.5"Fox Racing - 36 Float Factory E-Optimized GRIP2 Fork - 27.5"Fox Racing - 36 Float Factory E-Optimized GRIP2 Fork - 27.5"Fox Racing - 36 Float Factory E-Optimized GRIP2 Fork - 27.5"Fox Racing - 36 Float Factory E-Optimized GRIP2 Fork - 27.5"
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Here's the thing about mountain bike suspension: they still make hardtails but they never made hardnoses. Forks matter. A lot. The Fox Racing 36 Float Factory E-Optimized GRIP2 Fork is untouched when it comes to lateral stiffness, suppleness, and adjustability. The Float EVOL air spring just keeps getting better, and the GRIP2 damper remains ridiculously customizable: there are more tuning clicks in this thing than a pod of talkative dolphins. Built with a stouter chassis and increased durability to meet the demands of heavier e-MTBs, this is the fork you want soaking it all up.

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1.5" Tapered Steerer

Kashima Coated StanchionsThe smoothest of the smooth, plus it looks cooler. The gold Kashima coating has become synonymous with friction-free suspension actuation, and it's only available on Fox Factory components.

New Lower Leg ChannelsAs a fork compresses, the air volume within the lower legs decreases, increasing air pressure. The more the fork compresses, the more pressure increases. This effect can have the unintended consequence of preventing full travel from being achieved. Fox's lower leg channels help alleviate this issue by dramatically increasing air volume within the lower legs and thereby reducing the amount of additional unintended pressure ramping. Another benefit of these channels is that lower leg bath oil is circulated to the upper reaches of the lower legs, continuously lubricating the foam rings and bushings as the fork compresses and extends through its travel.

New Lower Leg ArchStiffness-to-weight is the ultimate metric for bicycle design. Engineers invest countless hours poring over every ounce of material in an effort to optimize this critical ratio. Our all-new lower leg design pulls out all the stops, shaving every possible gram while making sure not to compromise stiffness or strength requirements of modern enduro and gravity style riding.

E-Optimized'E-optimized' specifically refers to the fact that the fork has not only received a custom damper and spring tune (as in 'E-Tuned' forks) but also has received a thicker or 'beefier' aluminum alloy Crown, Steerer, and Upper tube assembly for stiffness and strength requirements that are needed for EN, ISO, and ASTM testing requirements for e-MTB use cases on Class 1, and Class 3 e-bikes with increased system weight ratings.


Floating AxleFloating axles might look similar to other axles, but in fact they offer a distinct performance advantage due to their unique ability to match the exact width of the fork’s wheel mounting surface precisely to the front hub flange spacing, thus creating perfect chassis alignment and eliminating unwanted friction between the upper and lower fork legs. Floating axles provide much smoother suspension movement throughout the entire range of the fork’s travel, notably improving sensitivity and overall ride quality.

FLOAT EVOL Air SpringEVOL technology increases negative air spring volume, optimizing small bump sensitivity. EVOL’s linear spring curve delivers plushness off the top, extra mid-stroke support, and more tunable bottom-out progression.

Rotor Size180 Direct Post Mount, Up to 230 Compatible

Optional Fox 36/38 Mud Guard with Sturdy 4-point Direct-mount Attachment


Pressure BleedersLower leg bleeders allow for atmospheric pressure equalization at the simple press of a button. Pressure build-up in the lower legs dramatically decreases fork performance, preventing full travel from being achieved, and diminishing small bump sensitivity and responsiveness.

GRIP2 DamperFox's GRIP2 damper is the benchmark for unparalleled ride quality and ultra-precise on-the-fly adjustability. For 2021, they’ve taken GRIP2 to the next level by adding patented VVC technology to the high-speed compression circuit.

VVC (Variable Valve Control)VVC is a proprietary variable valve control system that allows for external fine-tuning of suspension performance. GRIP2 achieves with the twist of a knob what typically requires the time consuming and complicated task of completely disassembling and reassembling the fork.

High-Speed Compression8-Clicks (VVC)

High-Speed Rebound8-Clicks (VVC)

Low-Speed Compression16 Clicks

Low-Speed Rebound16 Clicks


  • Used For: Trail, All-Mountain / Enduro
  • Wheel Size: 27.5" (650b)
  • Axle Configuration: 15 x 110 Boost
  • Stanchion Diameter (mm): 36
  • Maximum Rotor Size (mm): 230
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Size 140mm, 15x110 QR, 44mm Rake
Fork Travel (mm) 140

Other Notes

Fox Racing products can only be shipped within the United States



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