Fox Racing Shox pump track

I enjoyed the honor of a quick session at Fox Racing Shox’ company pump track last month in NorCal.

This fun track fits a whole lot of love — and line options — into a small space. Sorry, this track is not open to the public.

Jim Norman, Scott Papola and I get in some riding. Forgive the rough edit; every minute I spend not editing video, I spend on this site.

Track overview. This dirt is really hard to work with, but they sure are making it work.

The rules.

My favorite part of the track is this sequence of linked turns. Captain America in full effect.

Doctor Jim Norman manuals into the big 180.

Norman Rails the 180.

I lay into the 180.

Norman rips the toilet bowl. Man, this turn is tight.

I set up for the toilet bowl. Fun stuff. BTW: The 831 fork holds up heroically in these high-G turns.

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5 replies
  1. zak says:

    Question about railing so tight 180 like in this pump track. I have turn like this near home but every time I try it my front wheel is going outside the berm near the end of turn. I was trying with different speed and only effect I have was the front wheel going inside berm when I was riding too slow.
    Mine kung fu is rather weak so maybe it is too early to try this kind of turn for me 🙂

  2. Zzzz says:

    Lean over more towards the center of the turn. Such a tight turn means the inertia of your body entering the turn will resist the turn and so you really need to lean over maybe to 90 degrees. Leaning in will also turn your bike towards your lean and hopefully keep your front wheel in the turn. Remember to turn your hips towards the center and push your inner arm out too to support yourself in the turn as well. See the picture third up from the bottom; Lee’s left arm is a bit more braced than his right, hips are turned and face is grimaced <– this is key ;). My guess is you are not use to such a tight turn and are keeping your body more vertical in the turn. It is a weird feeling to be leaned over so far, but it can be lots of fun once the turn is over and you still have all your speed!



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