It used to be that mountain bike component companies shaved ever ounce of unneeded material off their products to save weight. Some companies even put rider weight limits on their products. I sometimes worried that companies were going too close to the edge (of safety and reliability) when trimming weight. Looks like, at least Fox, is not going remotely near the edge for mountain bikers.
After seeing the Fox 40 fork spec’ed on the Graft electric-powered motorcycle, it is pretty clear the fork is overbuilt for use on mountain bikes. The Graft is at least 50 pounds heavier than a mountain bike and will go up a downhill course as fast as a mountain biker can go down it. That’s good for Graft EO.12 riders and bad for the poor mountain bike rider who runs a component optimized for another, more demanding, application.
Double duty: The Fox fork used on Graft’s EO.12 is the same fork used for downhill-oriented mountain bike riders. To stand up to the weight and speed that the EO.12 doles out, it is way overbuilt for a mountain biker. This may be a trend from component companies looking to service the e-bike market at the cost of lost performance for mountain bikers.