Monday, May 30, 2011

Fox Prototype Inverted Dh fork

"Gee Atherton did an early morning practice run at the US Open with this prototype inverted Fox fork bolted to the front of his Commencal. While Fox was tight lipped about the fork, being sure to emphasize that it is still quite a ways from being a production unit (if ever), they were kind enough to share some interesting information with us.

- While the fork is currently without a name, it is part of Fox's Racing Application Development (RAD) program that, as the name suggests, consists of products developed specifically for competition. There are about 15 different projects that currently fall under the RAD program umbrella .

- Fox is keeping mum on whether or not they plan to produce an inverted fork for the public, but Pinkbike is willing to say that that must surely be the goal down the road.

- Fox has actually been testing an inverted chassis for well over a year now, possibly much longer than that even.

- Word from Fox is that there are perhaps a dozen examples of this prototype inverted fork currently in different stages of testing

- Fox is evaluating many different spring combinations, including both air and coil, as well as a coil sprung and air assisted unit.

- They were not willing to comment on the damping internals being used, which most likely means that you won't find a standard FIT RC2 cartridge inside of Gee's fork"


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