New for 2020 is an 8mm x 30mm roller bearing shock mounting kit (part# 812-06-096-KIT). Deploying outboard-mounted full complement roller bearings—as opposed to standard bushings—allowing the shock to move more freely as the frame cycles through its travel. Roller bearings reduce friction and improve performance to such a degree that, in some cases, more rebound damping and/or low-speed compression damping may be needed in order to compensate for the decrease in friction.
The roller bearing shock mounting kit is compatible all current Fox shock models and it is also compatible with many popular brands such as Santa Cruz, Transition, and many others. A special tool is needed to remove the bearing kit from the shock—Mounting Hardware Bearing Assy Install and Removal (part# 803-01-406).