FOX 34 AWK
for FOX 34 FLOAT
Factory & Performance
130-160 mm travel
(2016-2017, all wheel sizes,
2018 all NA 2 with 1.214 inch Bore)
The FOX 34 AWK is not compatible with TALAS forks and Speed Pedelec forks!
Please read these instructions carefully!
In case of doubt do not install the AWK unit.
Improper installation may cause malfunction, resulting in serious injury or death!
Modifying the AWK unit may cause system failure, resulting in serious injury or death!
Wear safety glasses and protective gloves
during installation and maintenance!
26 mm and 28 mm socket
Slick Honey grease, r.s.p. Slick Kick or similar
Service and Maintenance
Be sure to depressurize your Float Air Chamber first! Remove the original Float Air topcap as described in the Fox Racing Shox manual.
Remove both air valve caps from the AWK unit top cap. Apply Slick Honey grease, r.s.p. SlickKick or similar to the AWK top cap seal and thread.
Carefully push the AWK unit into the crown to the beginning of the threads. Turn the unit 2-3 rev. by hand. Be careful not to strip the threads of your topcap and/or crown.
Use a torque wrench with a 28 mm socket to tighten the top cap to 24-25 Nm. Advice: A thin piece of plastic bag between socket and AWK protects the black anodized surface. Make sure the outside edge of your socket doesn’t damage the fork crown.
Pressurize the AWK chamber (marked) according to the pressure chart below.
60-70 kg -> 80-94 psi
70-80 kg -> 94-107 psi
80-90 kg -> 107-125 psi
90-100 kg -> 125-140 psi
Note: This is the AWK pressure presetting, not the final AWK pressure! Do not exceed 140 psi when main air chamber is unpressurized. This could cause damage to the AWK unit.
Pressurize the main air chamber (the unlabeled valve) according to the pressure chart below.
60-70 kg -> 38-44 psi
70-80 kg -> 44-51 psi
80-90 kg -> 51-57 psi
90-100 kg -> 57-64 psi
Note: A pressure difference between AWK chamber and main air chamber greater than 140 psi is not permitted!
Do not exceed 185 psi in the AWK chamber!
Fine-tuning the main air chamber pressure:
Adjust the SAG to 20-26% to identify the final main air chamber pressure.
Fine-tuning AWK air chamber pressure:
The best pressure ratio between AWK chamber and main air chamber is:
1.9-2.1 for 160 mm travel
1.95-2.2 for 150 mm travel
2.0-2.3 for 130-140 mm travel
Install the air valve caps on both valves.
Note: Operation without air valve caps is not allowed!
Note: Due to higher construction height a collision check between frame and AWK is required!