Fox Float 32 AX 700c suspension forks
Before you spit out your single-origin espresso, we haven’t turned into a mountain bike magazine – this pair of suspension forks is actually designed for road bikes (or gravel, at least).
‘Gravel bikes are blurring the lines between road and MTB more and more,’ says Chris Trojer, European marketing communications manager at Fox. ‘I think the market is opening up to innovation. A gravel bike offers completely new possibilities for the typical road rider. Suspension on these bikes is just the next logical step in my world.’
The jury is still out on the value of suspension on road/gravel bikes (see our article on p32), but this new Fox product has good provenance. It is based on the company’s Mtb-proven ‘Float 32’ air-sprung fork platform, offering 40mm of travel with threeposition, on-the-ride tuning, including lock-out. Weighing around 1.3kg, it’s light by suspension fork standards, but still about three times the weight of a rigid carbon disc brake fork. Depending on the terrain you want to tackle, that extra weight may be a small sacrifice to put a big grin on your face.