With the up and coming talent of riders like the US's Rude combining DH fearlessness with the aggressive geometry of today's 5 inch travel bikes, it's no wonder that the divide between trail and enduro has been blurring more and more over the past few product cycles. To accommodate this evolution, FOX's 34 Float 27. 5 140 3Pos Adj FIT 4 Fork has been put through a complete overhaul, adapting many of the technologies previously found only on its wildly popular 36 cousin. For 2016, the steerer, crown, uppers, lowers, and Float Air spring all shed weight off of their predecessors, so the fork loses a claimed grand total of 219 grams while actually getting stiffer. Of course, weight savings are great on paper, but the fork really makes its bacon by dint of on trail functionality. With the upgrade to the all new Fit4 Damper, the Float 34 is pulling mad pig. The new Fit4's Damper shaft porks out to 10mm for increased oil flow to the base valve, and the fork rides high for quick, controlled recovery during everything from big, square hits to successive, small impacts. The new 3 position Fit4 system also replaces CTD, changing the names from the overly prescriptive categories of Climb, Trail, and Descend to a graduating scale covering Firm, Medium, and Open. While this change may read like an exercise in semantics, it entails a radical realignment of the 34 Float's capabilities that addresses virtually every issue we've had with CTD's damper in the past. The most welcome change is that Fit4 migrates the adjustable sub settings from CTD's median Trail mode to the new Open setting. Open encompasses both Descend and Trail in order to take full advantage of the fork's high ride by handling most compression duties. This makes the fork that much more relevant to all mountain situations, combining better small bump compliance with more confident tracking through rock gardens and rough terrain. It doesn't wallow and handling stays on point. The Medium setting also sees a dra...