Was beating on Fox 40 RC2 for the past two and a bit years.
Great fork with super adjustability but couple of things:
1. Maintenance - be ready to do the oil in the lowers at least once a month if the fork is going to be run hard and all year round. Fifteen minute job but still…..
2. Seals - even with the higher than average number of oil changes, I was only getting about 4 months out of my seals. As per Fox, that is expected and at $35 a set, add's up pretty quickly. When the seals fail, they FAIL. We are taking about oil running down your lowers and onto your caliper and rotor. Good times.
3. Turning radius - those 40mm tubes really cut down on your ability to turn on a dime. Not a big deal if your riding wide open trails but sure makes a difference on some NS trails.
4. Dampening cartridge - the cartridge needed to be sent in twice. Cartridge consists of a plastic bladder that sits within a two piece aluminum housing. First time the bolt holding the housing together came loose, resulting in internal oil loss. Second time the bladder found it's way out of the cartridge all together. Interesting design.
Great fork but I found it high maintenance.
If snapping your fork is a concern, not too worry as this 230-pound-er-without-gear put the fork through it's paces. No huge dorps but fast and hard riding and the fork never failed.
Some things to consider and keep in mind the above was my experience.