The first signs of the FOX Live Valve system have been spotted at various bike presentations over the past years. An increasing number of frames are currently being prepared for it but there’s a good chance you haven’t seen it yet. Here at Eurobike the SCOTT and FOX exhibition stands are showing us (a few) more details.

The new FOX Live Valve System is an electronic suspension system that automatically adapts the fork and shock to the terrain.

Supposedly this is the first definitive version of the FOX Live Valve System — we saw it at the SCOTT booth where it was installed on a gorgeous SCOTT Genius. Both the components and the posters exposed at the FOX stand helped us draw some initial conclusions about the Live Valve System. It looks like the system is powered by a battery that hides in the down tube. The rear shock and fork feature cutting-edge control systems which are activated by an electric impulse. Additional sensors in the fork and rear-end collect the information from the trail.

The down tube of the SCOTT Genius with the battery of the FOX Live Valve system
Both the fork …
… and the rear-end bear sensors
The shock features a special compensation reservoir which is connected via an electric cable. This is probably used to adjust the damping
A cable is connected to the fork — exciting! We guess that despite the automatic mechanism you can also adjust the compression stage manually with a 3 mm Allen key.
The system seems to have one drawback: it uses a lot of cables

No one at either the SCOTT or the FOX booth were prepared to give us more details about the FOX Live Valve system. That’s why we can’t tell you when the system will be officially presented or when it will hit the stores. One thing is for sure: it won’t be long!

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