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As long as the shock damping has a decent range of adjustment, it should be fine at pretty much any temperature.
The coldest weather I have used my freeride bike in was -27C (about -17F) and by cranking the rebound in the Fox vanilla R almost all the way back, and this offset the thickening of the oil enough that the stroke felt normal. Same with the marzocchi fork in front.
If possible allow the bike to cool outside before riding, so the temperature of the shock oil doesn't change much during the ride. Since I keep my bike indoors both at home and at work, I need to stop and adjust it once I get going.
If you ever do get into riding snow, footprint-packed trails are pretty rough going, and you'll be glad to have the FS bike.