EB13: Fox 34 Float 831 Slopestyle Fork Gets Fatter Legs, CTD Damping

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The Fox 34 Float 831 dirt jump / slopestyle fork gets updated with the CTD damper and 34mm stanchions, up from 32mm on the first iteration.

Why give a fork originally designed as a dirt jumper so much damping control? It’s progressed to being a little more park worthy, so if you’re hitting the DJ course or pump track, you’ll probably want it pretty firm. Getting rad on a flow trail with berms and table tops? Perhaps the Trail setting will keep you in the sweet spot. And if you’re gonna huck it off some stuff or hit the bigger trails, Descend’s softer compression damping might come in handy.

It gets the top level CTD with Trail Adjust, too, so you have very fine control over the middle setting. All of the damping tunes and spring curve were customized for the intended use. It’s still just 100mm of travel, and claimed weight is 4.26lbs (1.93kg).

Comments

D Chappelle - 08/30/13 - 11:01pm

It’s niche, beetch!

Seraph - 08/31/13 - 1:22pm

Oh sweet, CTD, just what I want on my dedicated jumping fork. Climb up the jump, ride Trails, Descend down the back of the jump.

joey - 08/31/13 - 7:20pm

For dirt jumping proper, would you use the climb setting?

Drew - 09/04/13 - 1:19pm

CTD is a useless adjustment on a fork like this. The Argyle has 12 clicks of compression, which is perfect for tuning to a particular jump trail. Still better off finding an old 36 Float and dropping it to 80/100mm internally. And then you get a 20mm axle, which pretty much every DJ/Slope rider would prefer to a flimsy 15mm setup.

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