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Could your Fox Float X2 be about to rupture?

Fox has issued a product recall

If you have a 2016/ 2017 Fox Float X2 then your riding may have to be put on hold for a bit.

Fox has recalled any shock that was shipped on or before September 9, 2016 on complete bikes or as aftermarket that doesn’t have the ‘250psi max’ sticker below the Schrader valve. Around 7,000 shocks are thought to be affected but Fox is offering free repairs to any defective units.

Fox has recalled the shocks from this period as they are liable to the air canister rupturing as the pressure increases when they are compressed. So far seven incidents have been reported but no injuries were sustained.

Fox is advising riders to immediately stop using the shock and that retailers, distributors, and OEM customers should hold this product and stop sales and distribution until further instructed. It may be tempting to ignore this and keep riding but we’d really recommend you don’t. It’s really not worth it failing at the wrong time

If you have one, then click here for more information. You will be asked to enter the serial number of your shock, if it needs to be recalled you will be advised to stop using your shock immediately.

Fox said: “Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles with the recalled rear shock absorbers and return them to the place of purchase for a free repair. Consumers unable to return their bicycles should contact Fox for instructions on receiving a free repair.”

If you have any questions or comments regarding this announcement and live in the UK are advised by Fox to contact Mojo 01633 615815 or email [email protected].

What will the repairs look like?

Gee Atherton’s mechanic (Pete “Polish” Michaliszyn)  has also posted an Instagram today of an updated Float X2.

Here’s what’s new:

  • Added grub screw to prevent the sleeve from twisting
  • A collar to hold the spacers in place
  • Updated decals (with 250pis max sticker)
  • A slightly thicker sleeve (0.38mm)

There’s no word on when these will be made public yet but we reckon these fixes could be retrofitted to the old shocks that are sent in for repair.


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