The Fox Float DPX2 is a brand new shock from Fox for 2018. The DPX2 features a twin tube design that recirculates oil flow through two different pathways during compression and rebound. The DPX2 brings consistency, mid stoke support, and small bump sensitivity to the table that the Float X it replaces was lacking. Fox says that the Dual Piston system allows you to run lower pressure compared to the Float X with a monotube design, giving the shock more off the top compliance and a smooth feel. Here in this review, we are going to be putting the all new Fox Float DPX2 through its paces. We have high hopes for this shock, let's see how it does!
The Fox Float DPX2 Mounted To A Custom Yeti SB5 LR
There are five different Fox DPX2 volume spacers that can be used in the rear shock. Only one can be installed at a time and each are a different size allowing you to tune the spring curve characteristics. In this test, we are riding the new DPX2 shock with the largest volume spacer available (navy color) on a Santa Cruz Hightower. After setting sag, the largest volume spacer provided just the right amount of bottom out support to suit the Hightower.
The Fox Float DPX2 Mounted To A Custom Evil The Wreckoning
The DPX2 gave the bike's attitude a very controlled feel, allowing you to ride harder and faster down the trail. The DPX2 rewards the aggressive rider just as much as it does a novice rider. Take it out for a casual ride on some smooth trail and it will bring some playfulness to your bike. Then when you get out on some really chunky terrain, the DPX2 keeps your rear wheel planted to the ground.
The Fox Float DPX2 has set the benchmark for performance with an easily tunable package in the all mountain and enduro category.
Even though the shock used here in this video is not a DPX2, the same process for changing the air volume spacer can be applied.
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