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In 2014 Also Fox Inserts 650b Standard

Posted on the 12 June 2013 by Worldxcmtb @worldxcmtb
In 2014 also Fox inserts 650b standard

(google translate)Fox Racing Shox, after several reported alarming when informed that they could not use wheels 27.5 er with its forks 26", now also announced that in 2014 the excursion XC (80/100m) will enjoy the format 650b (27,5er).
New for 2013, to be adopted massively in 2014 is the system iCD (Intelligence Climb Descent), an electronic system that will take the place of Terralogic. In a nutshell this new system has the same operation Terralogic, only that the various shots that come from the soil they "feel" a sensor placed on the fork that will open / close automatically lock ... it is as if we continue to open and close the fork but for this dirty job will take care of the electronics.
Will continue to exist on the remote system (CTD) that will make use of 3 positions (in style DT Swiss XRC Twin Shot): Climb, Trail and Descent, ie a structure completely rigid, one suspension and one slightly open for the descent.
The coating material will always be with Kashima, real strength of Fox in recent years and thanks to which it has been made even smoother movement of the stems. For those who do not know, the treatment Kashima is a particular type of anodizing where the stems are immersed in a liquid and the machined surface due to the action of electrolysis, giving greater smoothness.
The following Fox will always use cartridges FIT (Fox Isolated Technology). Air and oil are mixed in nature, and in the world of suspension, this reduces the performance and then Fox, with the FIT system, makes use of a lung expansion that prevents alll'olio to emulsify for maximum performance in every driving situation.
After market the fork it will be possible only with tapered head tube, various rumors seems this is no longer the old standard non-tapered. Always has the option thru-axle or quick release. Will be present in version 3: electronics and remote control on the handlebar (and fork).
Weight (iCD version):
9mm open drop-out
3.76 lb / 1.7 kg (1.5" taper steerer) -> 1.6kg CTD version
15QR (includes axle)
3.96 lb / 1.8 kg (1.5" taper steerer)-> 1.7kg CTD version
Travel:
3.9 inches / 100 mm
Steerer:
1.5" taper aluminum
Adjustments:
Electronic Climb/Descend mode
Rebound
Air spring pressure


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