“Introducing Live Valve, our most advanced electronically controlled suspension system for mountain bikes. Featuring ultra-fast reacting sensors and the fastest valve ever created by FOX, Live Valve automatically adjusts the fork and shock independently as the terrain changes.”
Say no more to manually using levers or relying on hinky linkages to manage your suspension to get the most out of your mountain bike in variable terrain. Fox has just released the info behind their long humored electronically controlled suspension system “Live Valve.” Unfortunately the videos of the product are unable to embed so to them work go to FOX’s website and watch HERE.
How long does the battery last?
Battery life can vary depending on Live Valve settings and terrain. Average life ranges between 16 and 20 hours. For most riders, that will cover a few weeks of riding.
How long does it take to charge?
Charge times range between 1.5 and 2 hours depending on the power source. If you forget to charge the system before a ride it only takes 15 minutes to get enough power for a 2-hour ride.
How do I charge it?
The battery can be charged on or off the bike, using a standard micro-USB cable included with the system.
What happens when the battery dies?
When the system detects a low battery, it goes into open mode and shuts down. You can continue riding the bike, it will remain in the open mode.
Is Live Valve waterproof?
Yes, within reason. Things like washing your bike, riding in the rain or normal puddles and small water crossings are fine. We do not recommend total submersion or a direct blast of water from a pressure washer – both could push water past seals and compromise the electronic system.
Do I have to shut Live Valve off or does it do it automatically?
If you forget to turn the system off, Live Valve shuts off automatically if motion is not sensed for 1.5 hours. However, it is best to turn it off manually for battery charge preservation.
Can I mount Live Valve to any bike?
No, the Live Valve system requires mounting for the Controller, wire porting, and a rear accelerometer mount built into the frame.
Can I add Live Valve to a Live Valve compatible frame that doesn’t have it?
Yes, we offer several complete aftermarket kits for specific Live Valve compatible bike models. For a list of aftermarket kits, see the specs HERE.
images from FOX’s website