Despite its new slippery Kashima coated legs the 36 Float still loses out to the Marzocchi in terms of ultimate buttery performance, but where it still wins–out (in quite some fashion) is in the weight stakes.

This is by far and away the lightest high performance 160mm travel fork (or 180mm if you choose to go for that version), and thanks to a few changes the performance is better than ever.

The Kashima legs do make a difference, but it’s the FIT damper that we feel makes the biggest change over older models. It just seems to up the fork’s high speed capability, and when you’ve got a fork that’s so willing to take you into those kinds of situations it’s a welcome addition. Oh yeah, and for both simplicity’s sake and performance, we’d always go for the Float (fixed travel) over the Talas (adjustable travel).

Check out the Fox Float Fit RLC 2011

Price: £869.00 – £879.00

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