2021 Fox 38 Performance Elite Grip2 29

C$1,559.00
Performance Elite forks retain the same adjustments, features, dampers, weight, and 7000 series aluminum upper tubes as Factory Series, but have black anodized stanchions instead of Genuine Kashima Coat.

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Performance Elite forks retain the same adjustments, features, dampers, weight, and 7000 series aluminum upper tubes as Factory Series, but have black anodized stanchions instead of Genuine Kashima Coat.

FEATURES

MATTE BLACK
Wheel Size            29
Travel           170
Rake            44
Axle 15QR x 110 Boost

 

 38 GRIP2 FORKS
Upper Tube Finish Kashima Coat      
Air Channels Yes      
Bleeders Yes      
Floating Axle Yes      
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      
Air Spring FLOAT EVOL      
Steerer 1.5 Taper      
Starting Weight 2180 g      

GRIP 2

Our GRIP2 damper is the benchmark for unparalleled ride quality and ultra-precise on-the-fly adjustability. For 2021, we’ve taken GRIP2 to the next level by adding our patented VVC technology to the high-speed compression circuit.

GRIP2 - Updated for 2021
High-speed compression now with our patented VVC
(Variable Valve Control)

GRIP2 is our next-evolution sealed cartridge FIT system, our highest performing gravity-focused damper.

ADJUSTMENTS
High-speed compression (w/VVC) 8 clicks
Low-speed compression 16 clicks
High-speed rebound (w/VVC) 8 clicks
Low-speed rebound 16 clicks

                                                                                                      

FLOATING AXLE

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.

LOWER LEG CHANNELS

As a fork compresses, the air volume within the lower legs decreases, increasing air pressure. The more the fork compresses, the more pressure increases. This effect can have the unintended consequence of preventing full travel from being achieved. Our lower leg channels help alleviate this issue by dramatically increasing air volume within the lower legs and thereby reducing the amount of additional unintended pressure ramping.

BLEEDERS

Our lower leg bleeders allow for atmospheric pressure equalization at the simple press of a button. Pressure build-up in the lower legs dramatically decreases fork performance, preventing full travel from being achieved, and diminishing small bump sensitivity and responsiveness.

LOWER LEG ARCH

Stiffness-to-weight is the ultimate metric for bicycle design. Engineers invest countless hours poring over every ounce of material in an effort to optimize this critical ratio. Our all-new 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.

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.

ELLIPTICAL STEERER

The 38’s elliptical steer tube is one of many ways we’ve further optimized stiffness-to-weight, placing more material only where it is needed, and eliminating every ounce of it where it’s not.