Smoother, Stiffer, and More Tunable
Welcome the hard-hitting, long-travel, enduro specialist — Fox Factory 2021 Float 38 Factory 27.5in Fork.
Floating axles might look similar to other axles, but in fact they offer a distinct performance advantage due to their unique ability to match the exact width of the fork's wheel mounting surface precisely to the front hub flange spacing, thus creating perfect chassis alignment and eliminating unwanted friction between the upper and lower fork legs. Floating axles provide much smoother suspension movement throughout the entire range of the fork's travel, notably improving sensitivity and overall ride quality.
The all-new 36 and 38 come equipped with a new quick-release lever operated patent-pending floating axle system, combining the benefit of a floating axle with the ease of a tool-free quick-release. With this system, spacing is locked in via a floating sleeve, allowing repeated front wheel removal and reinstallation while maintaining perfect fork alignment. Floating sleeve positioning comes preset from the factory so if you are unsure of how to operate the floating axle system or simply don't want to bother with it, you can just install the front wheel and get on with your ride.
Available optionally is the new Kabolt-X, a lightweight bolt-on floating axle exclusively for the all-new 36 and 38 that not only shaves grams but also increases torsional stiffness via its sleeveless, single-sided pinch bolt design. Chassis alignment must be reset each time the front wheel is removed and reinstalled on both the Kabolt-X and 40 floating axles, but the end result is the same perfect alignment and perfect performance.
Optimized for 160-180mm of travel and packing the same revolutionary feature set as the new 36, the category defining 38 is ready for the big time.
Float Evol: EVOL technology increases negative air spring volume, optimizing small bump sensitivity. EVOL's linear spring curve delivers plushness off the top, extra mid-stroke support, and more tunable bottom-out progression.
GRIP2 damper is the benchmark for unparalleled ride quality and ultra-precise on-the-fly adjustability.
38's elliptical steer tube optimizes stiffness-to-weight, placing more material only where it is needed, and eliminating every ounce of it where it's not.
Lower leg design pulls out all the stops, shaving every possible gram while making sure not to compromise stiffness or strength requirements of modern enduro and gravity style riding.
Lower Leg Air Channels increase air volume within the lower legs and thereby reducing the amount of additional unintended pressure ramping.
Lower Leg Pressure Bleeders allow for atmospheric pressure equalization at the simple press of a button.
Kashima Coat Upper Tube
Rotor Size - 180 direct Post Mount, Up to 230 compatible
Mud Guard Mount - Optional FOX 36/38 Mud Guard with sturdy 4-point direct-mount attachment
FLOAT EVOL Air Spring
Steerer - 1.5 Taper
Starting Weight - Aprx 2180 g
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