Fox Racing Shox

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Fox Factory Holding
Traded asNASDAQFOXF
S&P 600 Component
FoundedCalifornia, 1977[1]
Key people
  • Larry Enterline (CEO)
  • Zvi Glasman (CFO)
  • Mario Galasso (EVP & CTO)
  • Bill Catherman (Global SVP, Operations)[2]
Revenue$403 million (2016)[3]
Number of employees
1,700 (2016)[3]
Websitehttps://www.ridefox.com/

Fox Racing Shox is a brand used by Fox Factory (NASDAQFOXF) to sell off-road racing suspension components.[4]

History[edit]

In 1974, Bob Fox ran a small business distributing suspension components for motocross bikes with his brother Geoff. In 1977,[1] the company split into what became Fox Racing and Fox Head, Inc. under Geoff Fox, and Bob Fox's Fox Racing Shox parts production company, Fox Factory. A holding company, Fox Factory Holding, was established in 1978.[3] Fox Factory produces suspension components for motorcycles, automobiles, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, and mountain bikes.[1]

Fox Factory was acquired by Compass Diversified Holdings, a private equity firm, in 2008.[5] It went public in 2013.[6]

In March 2014, Fox acquired Sport Truck USA for about $44 million to further build its off-road vehicle product line. Sport Truck USA primarily designs, markets and distributes high-quality, aftermarket suspension equipment for truck vehicles.[7]

In December 2014, Fox acquired the cycling brand and assets of Race Face and Easton for approximately $30 million.[8]

Products[edit]

Mountain Bike Suspensions[edit]

Merida Big Seven mountain bike with Fox front suspension

In 2016, sales of mountain bike related equipment (primarily suspension products) accounted for 56% of the company's total revenue.[3]

Forks[edit]

As of 2016, all available in 26", 27.5", & 29" wheel sizes (except where noted) and tapered steerer tubes, with straight 1-1/8" tubes on select models. Talas springs are externally adjustable down by 20-30mm.

(stanchion size in mm, air spring type, travel range in mm)[9]

Cross Country[edit]
  • 32 Float 100-150
  • 32 Talas 120-150

(1-1/8" steerer available)

Trail[edit]
  • 34 Float 120-150
  • 34 Talas 140-150

(27.5"+ replaces 26" wheel option)

All Mountain[edit]
  • 36 Float 140-180
  • 36 Talas 150-180

(1-1/8" steerer available)

Dirt Jump[edit]
  • 36 831 100

(26" wheel only, 1-1/8" steerer available)

Downhill[edit]
  • 40 Float 203
  • 40 Van (coil spring) 203; 26, 27.5

(No 29" wheel option, 1-1/8" steerer available)

Shocks[edit]

Air Spring[edit]
  • Float [DPS]
  • Float X
  • Float DPX2
  • Float X2
Coil Spring[edit]
  • Float DHX2

Off-Road Division[edit]

In 2014 Fox introduced the Performance Series line of Off-Road shocks and rebranded their existing shocks as Factory Series.[10] The differences between the two lines of shocks are extensive, nearly every part has been redesigned.

Air Bump Product Lines:

  • 2.0 Factory Series Pinch Mount Air Bump
  • 2.5 Factory Series Stud Mount Air Bump
  • 2.5 Factory Series Pinch Mount Air Bump

Air Shock Product Lines:

  • 2.0 Factory Series Air Shock
  • 2.5 Factory Series Air Shock

Bypass Product Lines:

  • 2.0 Factory Series Bypass
  • 2.5 Factory Series Bypass
  • 3.0 Factory Series Bypass
  • 3.5 Factory Series Bypass
  • 4.0 Factory Series Bypass
  • 4.4 Factory Series Bypass

Coilover Product Lines:

  • 2.0 Factory Series Coilover
  • 2.5 Factory Series Coilover
  • 2.5 Performance Series Coilover
  • 3.0 Factory Series Coilover

Smoothie Product Lines:

  • 2.0 Factory Series Smoothie
  • 2.5 Factory Series Smoothie
  • 2.5 Performance Series Smoothie
  • 3.0 Factory Series Smoothie

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The History of Fox Air Shotcks" (PDF). Moto Cross History Museum. p. 2. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  2. ^ "Fox Racing Shox - Management". www.ridefox.com. Fox Factory. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d "Fox Factory Holding Corp. - 2016 Annual Report". SEC Edgar. SEC.gov.
  4. ^ Fox Racing [1] Fox Racing Shocks - Redefining Limits retrieved 10/2/2013
  5. ^ http://reviews.mtbr.com/fox-racing-shox-announces-financial-partnership-with-compass-diversified-holdings
  6. ^ Fox raises $128M in public debut, ends day up 24%
  7. ^ Reid, Don (21 March 2014). "Sport Truck USA sells for $44 million". Coldwater Daily Reporter. GateHouse Media LLC. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Fox Acquires Race Face and Easton Cycling". PinkBike. PinkBike.com. 5 December 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  9. ^ http://www.ridefox.com/2016/filter.php?m=bike&t=forks&ref=topnav#configurator
  10. ^ "Fox 2.5 Performance Series vs Factory Series | AccuTune". AccuTune Off-Road. Retrieved 2015-10-21.

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