RockShox's Pike RCT3 Solo Air is the ultimate fork for all-mountain and enduro riding. Burly 35mm stanchions, magnesium lowers, and a lightweight hollow forged aluminum crown deliver supreme stiffness to rip down the toughest enduro courses. When the bumps come hard and fast, RockShox's Charger damper keeps the fork high in the travel to maintain proper bike geometry, all while soaking up everything from flowy dirt ribbons to crazy rock-strewn goat paths. The RCT3 three-position switch changes between full travel, lockout and threshold modes so you can save your legs on a transition stage and open it up to pin the next timed downhill.
RockShox’s Charger damper features a sealed rubber bladder that expands when the fork is compressed, so oil and air stay separate, virtually eliminating any chance of foaming or bubbles in the system. What does this mean? It means the fork rides higher in the travel, in the plushest part of the stroke, preserves the bike's geometry, and recovers from hits quickly, all while maintaining incredibly consistent damping, no matter how long the downhill.
For the ultimate in trail riding characteristics and performance, RockShox’s RCT3 has open (full-travel) and lockout settings, plus a threshold mode. This is a platform setting that stiffens the initial part of the stroke, helping increase pedaling efficiency. When you hit a bump, the damper opens and allows full travel, then returns to threshold mode once the trail smooths out.
|Wheel Size||27.5-inch (650B)|
|Brake Compatibility||Post-mount disc|
|Steerer Diameter/Material||Tapered 1.5 to 1 1/8-inch, aluminum|
|Stanchion Diameter/Materials||35mm, aluminum|
|Spring||Solo Air spring|
|Damper||Charger Damper, Rapid Recovery Rebound|
|Tunability||External rebound, low-speed compression|
RockShox PIKE | Charger Damper | Air
|Diffusion Black / 130mm||710845767456||00.4019.230.000|
|Diffusion Black / 150mm||710845767463||00.4019.230.001|
|Diffusion Black / 160mm||710845767470||00.4019.230.002||16890|
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I upgraded from a Fox CTD fork and it completely changed my bike (2015 Giant Trance 2). I wanted to get a new bike but after this upgrade and a new rear shock I absolutely love my bike now. The Pike fork rides high and does not pack down like my old fork. Setting up the sag is super easy and the fork is nice and supple but handle the big hits with no problem. Great investment to get a few more years out of an older bike.