All of the rear shocks from Fox can be split up into four categories: Float shocks, Float X shocks, Float X2 shocks, and DHX2 shocks. Below we will break down each of these shocks, talk about what kind of bikes you may find them on, and what adjustments they each have available for tuning.
The Fox Float shocks can be found on short travel full suspension cross country bikes and is the lightest inline shock Fox offers.
The reservoir design on the Float X allows for more oil flow in the shock, keeping the temperatures of the shock lower with more aggressive trail riding. The lightweight Float X is optimal for trail bikes using anywhere from 120mm to 160mm of rear wheel travel.
The Float X2 shock has become the most versatile shock Fox offers and has been successful in both the Enduro World Series and UCI World Cup piloted by riders like Richie Rude, Aaron Gwin, and Neko Mulally. The Float X2 works great on both enduro bikes as well as full on downhill bikes!
The DHX2 coil shock is the choice of world cup champions Rachel Atherton and Gee Atherton. The DHX2 coil shock is the next generation of performance from Fox and is perfect for any downhill bike as well a rad enduro machine.
Written by Max Morgan