FOX have a new shock for all you Endu’bros and gals, the DPX2. As the name implies, it looks a lot like the outcome of a summer romance between the Float X2 and Float DPS shocks. It’s also the shock that Richie Rude has been running on his EWS crushing Yeti SB6, so that should give you a bit of an idea of its intended use.
This shock is aiming to combine the user friendly three-position compression adjustment of the DPS shock with the low-pressure damper design found the Float x2, a shock that has excellent damping control but which lacks truly relevant on-the-fly adjustability.
Performance series DPX2 shocks will get the usual Open, Medium and Firm damping mode, while the Factory version also scores 10-click compression adjustment of the Open mode for more precise tuning.
Compared to the Float X, the dimensions of the top eyelet are smaller and the reservoir a little shorter, which should help it clear water bottles in tighter frames, a common issue when trying to squeeze a piggy-back shock in. The adjusters, particularly the rebound adjuster, are much easier to access too (tuning the rebound was a nightmare on the Float X).
We absolutely loved the performance of the DPS shock and the new EVOL air can when it was released a couple of years back (read our full review here), so it’s great to see that tech incorporated into a high volume air shock format.
Retail pricing of the new shock in Australia will be $829, with availability from mid-July 2017.