[Video] How the FOX Grip2 Cartridge Works

[Video] How the FOX Grip2 Cartridge Works

22/02/2019
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22/02/2019

Using the original GRIP architecture as a blueprint, the new damper has been enhanced with new technology: 4-way adjustability, an innovative VVC high-speed rebound circuit, a high-performance mid-valve, and a dramatic reduction in friction.

The GRIP2 damper features moto-inspired FIT sealed cartridge technology combined with a coil-sprung, internal floating piston. Excess oil is purged through a specifically designed port at the top of the damper for consistent damping and increased durability.

FOX’s previous top-level damper offered high- and low-speed compression and rebound damping. GRIP2 allows for adjustable high-speed rebound using an innovative design called Variable Valve Control, or VVC.

VVC doesn’t just add another adjustment, it offers a significant performance advantage over traditional high-speed damping designs. This caters to a wider range of rider types with better bump recovery, excellent transitions during repetitive hits, and an amazing adjustment range.

The magic behind VVC is the leaf spring design. Working in conjunction with a traditional shim stack, the high-speed rebound adjuster changes the leverage points on the leaf spring. This not only regulates the high-speed rebound damping, but effectively changes valve stiffness, improving damping performance with faster recovery during multiple hits and allowing the fork to ride higher in the travel for a more compliant feel.

On the compression side, a sophisticated mid-valve design allows more effective shaping of the compression damping curve, offering confidence-inspiring support to combat brake dive and increase cornering stability.

The development of GRIP2 allowed for additional engineering improvements, including updated low-friction seals that help improve small bump compliance and honed, polished, and coated shaft and tube surfaces to further eliminate friction for an unmatched riding experience.

Available in Factory and Performance Elite 36 and 40 forks, GRIP2 features 4-way adjustability that complements the X2 high performance shocks, allowing riders to match the front and rear end feel. 

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