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Fox Shox 38 Float Performance GRIP Fork - 27.5"

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Fox Shox 38 Float Performance GRIP Fork - 27.5"

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Fox Shox - 38 Float Performance GRIP Fork - 27.5"
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The math is there: the increase in diameter from 36 to 38mm means the Fox Shox 38 Float Performance GRIP Fork deflects less and can run at lower pressures than its slightly smaller predecessor. This means it's even more supple as you ripple across smaller roots and rocks, and more predictable when you send it a little deep off a drop. This fork brings a noticeably more confident ride to any bike: dual-crown stiffness with single-crown weight.

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New Lower Leg ChannelsAs a fork compresses, the air volume within the lower legs decreases, increasing air pressure. The more the fork compresses, the more pressure increases. This effect can have the unintended consequence of preventing full travel from being achieved. Fox's lower leg channels help alleviate this issue by dramatically increasing air volume within the lower legs and thereby reducing the amount of additional unintended pressure ramping. Another benefit of these channels is that lower leg bath oil is circulated to the upper reaches of the lower legs, continuously lubricating the foam rings and bushings as the fork compresses and extends through its travel.

New Lower Leg ArchStiffness-to-weight is the ultimate metric for bicycle design. Engineers invest countless hours poring over every ounce of material in an effort to optimize this critical ratio. Our all-new lower leg design pulls out all the stops, shaving every possible gram while making sure not to compromise stiffness or strength requirements of modern enduro and gravity style riding.

1.5" Tapered Aluminum Steerer


FLOAT EVOL Air SpringEVOL technology increases negative air spring volume, optimizing small bump sensitivity. EVOL’s linear spring curve delivers plushness off the top, extra mid-stroke support, and more tunable bottom-out progression.

Floating AxleFloating axles might look similar to other axles, but in fact they offer a distinct performance advantage due to their unique ability to match the exact width of the fork’s wheel mounting surface precisely to the front hub flange spacing, thus creating perfect chassis alignment and eliminating unwanted friction between the upper and lower fork legs. Floating axles provide much smoother suspension movement throughout the entire range of the fork’s travel, notably improving sensitivity and overall ride quality.

Rotor Size180 Direct Post Mount, Up to 230 Compatible

Optional Fox 36/38 Mud Guard with Sturdy 4-point Direct-mount Attachment


GRIP DamperInspired from moto, the GRIP damper uses Fox's FIT sealed 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. It features three on-the-fly compression damping positions: Open, Medium, Firm.

Low Speed Rebound10 Clicks

Accepts Volume Spacers

Air Spring Pressure


  • Used For: Trail, Enduro More 
    Trail Enduro
  • Wheel Size: 27.5" (650b)
  • Axle Configuration: 15 x 110 Boost
  • Stanchion Diameter (mm): 38
  • Maximum Rotor Size (mm): 230
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Size 170mm, 15x110 QR, 44mm Rake
Fork Travel (mm) 170

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Fox Shox products can only be shipped within the United States



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