There was a time when dirt jump riders would settle for pretty much anything cheap and reliable when it came to forks, thinking that if they broke them coming up short it wasn’t the end of the world, but then along came the 831’s. Any dirt jumper, or 4X rider for that matter, who has ridden them immediately finds themselves never wanting to go back.
They’ve been designed from the ground up for the job in hand,with both the damping and the air spring specifically tailored to provide a great platform for a rider to push against, and to cope with big landings and compressions. They’ve also proved to be more than up to the job in terms of strength despite being so light. They are of course far from cheap, but then again products that are in a class of their own rarely are.
Check out the Fox 831 2011