The Z1 is freedom from the status quo. Step outside enduro’s obsession with counting seconds and go have some fun in the woods. The Z1 is an aggressive all-mountain and enduro fork with a different viewpoint for riders’ priorities. Everyone wants suspension performance that’s smooth as butter with great traction and control, and that’s where the Z1 shines. After that, the Z1 departs from industry norms. More time fiddling with adjustments means less time shredding the trails. The Z1 keeps it simple with intuitive compression sweep adjustment, from locked out to full open. Simple rebound adjustment covers the range from fast to slow rebound for a full range of rider weights and preferences without overcomplicating things. Plus, it’s biased towards stiffness, ride performance and durability, so while it’s carrying a few extra grams, you probably won’t notice because you’re having too much fun.
Bought this fork as a holdover for the new Fox 38 and I’ve fallen in love, the included grip damper uses the same ultra-slick oil as the grip2 damper and it just feels RIGHT. I have no real brand loyalties but I honestly thought this outperformed the lyrik ultimate. This fork might not cost as much as others but it’s honestly top-tier performance.
Last but not least, it also takes a coil and/or the Fox grip2 damper upgrades wonderfully!
Replaced a 34rhythm and it is a night and day difference. Confidence inspiring stability and perfect amount of midstroke support. The robust chassis is ready for anything.
Seriously, I bought this thinking ''oh for a low-end build it should work okay'' , but wow , I like it better than much pricier fork that I have on similar bikes. If weight isn't your main concern this thing is the perfect all-rounder at a great price. I will be building my next bike with one of these again. Anything from trail, all mountain and even downhill park just worked perfectly without missing a beat. I found my perfect fork and my wallet still likes me.