With their new 32 Step-Cast (SC) FOX presents their lightest cross-country fork ever. The Fox 32 SC features an entirely new lower leg design and weighs in at an amazing 1,355 g (27.5″). All detail directly from Fox:

The FOX 32 SC in Action! Emily Batty alredy put some km on the new fork.
The FOX 32 SC in action! Emily Batty already put some miles in the new fork.

Starting at 1.355 g, the 32 Step-Cast (SC) fork is our lightest cross-country fork ever. Optimized for 100 mm of travel, the Step-Cast lower leg design and narrow crown spacing save weight while the 32 mm upper tubes maintain FOX ride quality.


FOX 32 SC Chassis Design

The distinct shape of the lower leg design isn’t just for looks. The 32 Step-Cast (SC) chassis uses a narrow stance to save weight and the step design makes room for the spokes and brake rotor. The 32 SC features 32 mm upper tubes and ample bushing overlap for a quality ride and the hollowed out lower legs provide even more weight savings.

  • 120mm upper tube spacing (32 model uses 130mm)
  • Max tire size 2.3”
  • Max rotor size: 27.5”- 180mm, 29” – 203mm
  • Rake: 27.5” – 44mm, 29” – 44mm or 51mm

The Damping of the FOX 32 SC

FOX offers the 32 SC with the well known FIT4 damper cartridge but also introduces a brand new damping system called FIT GRIP. Inspired from moto, the new GRIP damper uses a sealed FIT cartridge technology combined with a coil-sprung, independent floating piston. GRIP allows excess oil to purge through specially designed ports at the top of the damper to maintain consistent damping and increase durability. Performance Series forks provide Open, Medium, and Firm modes with additional micro-adjust between settings.


The Air Spring of the FOX 32 SC

The FOX 32 SC comes with a Float Air spring which a positive and negative air chamber which is self-equalizing. The rider can adjust the spring curve in the mid stroke and ending stroke by adding volume spacers.

With just 1.355 g the 32 SC the lightest XC fork FOX ever built.
With just 1,355 g the 32 SC is the lightest XC fork FOX ever built.

Production fork weights*

  • 32 SC 27.5 100mm = 1,355 g / 225 g less than MY16 32
  • 32 SC 29 100mm = 1,360g / 255g less than MY16 32

*165mm steerer tube with star nut installed and Kabolt axle

More Facts about the FOX 32 SC

  • 15QR x 110 Boost and 15QR x 100 Kabolt axle options
  • 27.5” and 29” wheel options
  • 100mm travel
  • FIT4 and FIT GRIP three position damper for improved control
  • Lockout for increased efficiency
  • Factory Series models feature Genuine Kashima Coat
  • Colour options: Gloss Orange, Matte Black, Gloss White
Emily is in love with her new fork!
Emily is in love with her new fork!

Prices of the FOX 32 SC

  • FOX 32 SC Factory FIT4: $ 889
  • FOX 32 SC Factory FIT4 Remote: $ 969
  • FOX 32 SC Factory FIT iRD $ 1.569
  • FOX 32 SC Performance FIT GRIP: $ 619

For more information check out the FOX Website.

Words & Photos: PR FOX

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