A name synonymous with the top step of the podium, FOX are deeply embedded within the progression of action sports. From their early roots in motocross to their rise as a crucial player in the world of mountain biking, their progressive products have consistently led the charge in regards to innovation and performance. Decades of experience and input from the world’s fastest athletes has led them to where they are today; the gold standard in mountain bike suspension.
Whether an unrivalled run on a technical track, an all-new trick, or a historic win, you can be sure FOX is involved with the story. Their impact on the world of cycling is immeasurable.
As the brainchild of mechanical engineer Bob Fox, the story of FOX humbly begins within the walls of a friend’s garage on a borrowed lathe and mill. One year after creating an initial prototype, Bob brought to market an air suspension shock designed for the rigours of professional motocross racing. Fast forward a year to 1975, and the brand's inaugural product sees its first of many National Motocross Championship wins. In the years to come, FOX shook the world of motocross with a string of non-factory team wins, kickstarting their reign as a premium player in offroad sport.
Their move into MTB performance suspension
Building on their initial success, FOX branched out. Their technologies triumphed throughout a range of offroad motorsports, and in 1991 FOX prototyped their first cycling-specific product - the ALPS-1 air-sprung damper. The early nineties saw roaring OEM sales, with Cannondale, Trek and Specialized all placing orders for their inceptive full-suspension designs.
In the years leading up to the turn of the century, suspension fork development was motionless. It became clear to FOX that a revised, high-performance option was required, and in 2001 they launched the original FOX FORX fork. An instant success, the lightweight design utilised a rigid 32mm stanchion chassis and took the market by storm. The following year saw cycling legend Brian Lopes, an athlete who was crucial in developing the fork, win the UCI Mountain Cross World Championship aboard the pioneering FOX FORX FLOAT 100 RLC.
Pushing the Envelope
The 2000s saw the launch of the key FOX product lines seen today, solidifying their position as a tour de force in mountain bike suspension. Consistently pushing the boundaries of technology and performance, their lineup led progression across all mountain biking disciplines. Their products rose to critical acclaim and shaped the careers of many of the sport's top athletes.
Here at Sigma Sports, you can find a wide range of FOX components including their supreme selection of suspension forks. From the lung-burning climbs of cross country to the blistering pace of enduro, our selection of FOX products has something for riders of all disciplines.
Built to deliver premium performance for aspiring cross country racers, the 32 is a race-proven suspension platform that combines FOX’s unrivalled damper technology with an ultra-lightweight design. Unique to FOX, a step cast chassis option is available for those seeking uncompromising race performance.
Robust yet lightweight, the FOX 34 is the quintessential trail bike fork. Available with a range of damper and travel options, it roasts climbs and shreds descents, all with total composure. In short, the 34 is the perfect companion for any mountain bike adventure.
To meet the needs of the world's most demanding riders, the FOX 36 packages a range of advanced suspension technologies into a reliable, bombproof chassis. Unmatched in its smooth, tunable travel, it delivers the performance required for the toughest of endurance rides.
Taking the proven formula of the renowned 36, the FOX 38 shares the same impeccable technology but in a burlier, heavy-hitting build. Genre defining, its ultra-stiff 38mm stanchion platform encourages unrestrained riding and is optimised for the latest breed of super-enduro bikes.