Launched over ten years ago the Fox 40 has seen a steady rise to world prominence. It has also seen a steady rise in performance too. But most of all it seems that finally there is consistency in terms of each and every fork that leaves the factory. This has taken many years to achieve.
On some occasions we would receive new test bikes with Fox forks that felt about as smooth and slippery as a nightclub floor on the morning after. They were high maintenance even before you managed to get on the hill.
They were also slightly stiff, giving too much deflection off objects rather than bending around the bad stuff in the heat of the moment. When they launched the air version of the fork Fox described the new chassis as lighter but ‘more compliant.’ And so began the rise of the fork to its current status. Which is?