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Fork settings of Gwin, Atherton, Rude, Fairclough and more revealed

Pressures and clicks of the top riders revealed

Fox is auctioning off some pro rider forks for the Ride2Recovery charity and, in doing so, has inadvertently revealed some of the settings used by the top riders.

The forks come with the special orange edition lowers that are reserved for series leaders or Rampage competitors. The forks will be put on Fox’s eBay with no reserve and a starting price of 99p. Don’t be expecting a bargain though, Gwin’s is the only one currently on sale and has already rocketed to nearly two and a half grand.

Each fork has been signed by the athlete, has a custom wall display, and will come with its own unique, course-crafted dings and scuffs, and even a little dust.

Because the steerer tube lengths were cut to length and might not fit your bike, FOX factory race techs have serviced them to include a new crown, steerer tube, and Kashima coated upper tubes, fresh oil, and set them up to the rider’s last competition settings.

Let’s take a look at what those settings are (numbers are clicked out from fully closed (clockwise)):

Aaron Gwin

Last competition – Val di Sole World Championships
High speed compression: 18 (22)
Low speed compression: 9 (26)
Rebound: 9 (15)
Volume spacers: 6
Pressure: 83 psi

Richie Rude

Last competition – Finale Ligure EWS
High speed compression: 18 (22)
Low speed compression: 6 (26)
Rebound: 7 (9)
Volume spacers: 4
Pressure: 100 psi (N.B that’s off the top of Fox’s recommended pressure chart that goes up to rider weights of 18 stone (113kg)).

Brendan Fairclough

Last competition – Red Bull Rampage
High speed compression: 18 (22)
Low speed compression: 12 (26)
Rebound: 9 (15)
Volume spacers: 6
Pressure: 81 psi

Rachel Atherton

Last competition – Val di Sole World Championships
High speed compression: 18 (22)
Low speed compression: 12 (26)
Rebound: 11 (15)
Volume spacers: 5
Pressure: 68 psi

Brett Rheeder

Last competition – Red Bull Rampage
High speed compression: 6 (22)
Low speed compression: 9 (26)
Rebound: 6 (15)
Volume spacers: 5
Pressure: 92 psi

Thomas Genon

Last competition – Red Bull Rampage
High speed compression: 9 (22)
Low speed compression: 21 (26)
Rebound: 10 (15)
Volume spacers: 4
Pressure: 75 psi

Tom Van Steenbergen

Last competition – Red Bull Rampage
High speed compression: 20 (22)
Low speed compression: 0 (26)
Rebound: 11 (15)
Volume spacers: 4
Pressure: 82 psi

Logan Bingelli

Last competition – Red Bull Rampage
High speed compression: 9 (22)
Low speed compression: 21 (26)
Rebound: 10 (15)
Volume spacers: 4
Pressure: 75 psi

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