The time has finally come to build up your dream enduro machine for a season of harder hits, bigger lines, and miles of brown pow, and you want to make sure you have the right fork leading the way through the rough stuff. FOX Racing Shox has years of demonstrated success in building capable high end forks, and the brand knows when to introduce significant changes and when it's achieved a product worth keeping the same for a season or two. The 2017 36 Float 27. 5 150 3Pos Adj FIT4 Fork is an excellent example of this balance after making a host of changes in 2016, FOX saw no need to alter its dependable, responsive design for 2017, and the result is almost six inches of plush travel and a reactive fork built to tackle terrain changes and technical lines with decisive control. As we mentioned, most of the 36 Float's design remains the same as its 2016 predecessor, meaning it enjoys the same chassis from last year that shed grams while stiffening the crown, stanchions, and lowers. The redesign also streamlined installation, eliminating the consequence of a slightly altered geometry that was a standard amongst earlier generations. FOX also updated its FIT4 damper last year, and it returns with the same clearly defined Firm, Medium, and Open settings that enable you to use the entire range of the fork's travel and keep it riding high, able to respond quickly to successive hits without lagging behind. On fire road transitions and smooth climbs, Firm will keep power moving through to the pedals rather than leaving you wallowing in too much cush, while Medium takes over on the small, repetitive bumps in the tight and twisties. When you're challenging your suspension to do exactly what it was designed for, the 22 sub settings in the Open mode allow you to differentiate between large, crater filled descents, boulder strewn rock gardens, and lift accessed lines where you spend more time in the air than on the ground. Knowing well that new all mountain beasts are now desi...