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FOX has always been known for its state-of-the-art suspensions. It is a name that is synonymous with quality, durability, and now advanced technology. With the introduction of iQS (Intelligent Quick Switch), it is the first electronically controlled suspension for snowmobiles.
¦ In the field with iQS
We had the opportunity to spend a day with Fox learning all about this advanced tech, as well as getting out on the snow with several sleds equipped with the suspension—the only way to get a real feel for how it works, of course!
And it works with stunning ease. With an iQS control switch mounted next to the handle grips on your sled, you can control the suspension on the fly with the touch of a button. No more getting off the sled and chipping the ice away to get to the control knob.
In a world of instant gratification, this tech certainly hits the mark. As riders, we often want to do suspension adjustments, but don’t bother, since dealing with the frozen track and suspension knobs just isn’t worth it, especially in ever-changing terrain. iQS solves this problem.
¦ A lot for a little
Making adjustments on the fly, quickly without even slowing down is impressive. Rick Strobel, Fox Race Manager, explained how they gained inspiration using technology from their bicycle and off-road departments and developed an electronic system with a handlebar mounted switch that adjusts dampening on all four shocks.
The options on the iQS include: a lockout for steep climbs; Mode 3 for aggressive riding, railing corners or for increased load carrying capacity; Mode 2 for everyday riding; and Mode 1 for comfort riding, easy side hilling, and steep descents.