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RockShox Pike RCT3 Solo Air 150 Fork - 27.5in

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    • Diffusion Black, 1.5T, 15mm Maxle Lite
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    Scrambling.

    Six-inch travel bikes have become the golden standard in enduro racing, tempering race-worthy speed with enough travel to tackle whatever rock gardens, gutters, and drops a given mountain might have in store. Almost as soon as it hit the market, the RockShox Pike RCT3 Solo Air 150 Fork proved that it was the standard fork for the golden standard enduro bike, the level against which all other six-inch forks would be measured. While other manufacturers scramble to re-engineer their entire lines, the Pike continues to focus on scrambling across trail furniture and finish lines.

    The Solo Air fork ditches the adjustability of the Dual Position Air version in favor of a single 150mm travel position. You lose the ability to drop the front end of your bike by a couple of centimeters to make it more aggressive on the climbs, but for some, the extra weight saved (about 50 grams) and the complexity saved is worth it. While still a comfortable climber, thanks to the Charger damper's adjustability, the Solo Air really shines on the steepest and most technical downhills you can stomach.

    Of course, the Pike wouldn't be in the pole position of the six-inch travel game if it were rigidly un-adjustable. Depending on the terrain you're climbing up or dropping in to, the fork's settings can be dialed by the three-position RCT3 switch, which lets you choose discreet amounts of lockout for bigger hits, trail terrain, or cross-country speed. RockShox's Rapid Recovery feature indulges the Pike's terrain-gobbling tendencies by keeping recovery between hits short, so you'll always have that cushion, even during multiple successive bumps.

    The Maxle Lite axle is a lighter and stiffer version or RockShox's standard model. This means it requires fewer watts to move it, and the watts you do send its way transfer more efficiently. The questionably named Power Bulge feature also contributes to stiffness with a reinforced lower leg and oversized bushing that, contrary to the name, don't involve a corresponding increase in stanchion size. The Pike is finished with a PSI menu tattooed on the side, so you don't have to turn to your smartphone to determine the proper pressure levels for your weight and the terrain.

    • Item #RSX002I

    Tech Specs

    Travel
    150 mm
    Stanchion Material
    Fast Black-coated aluminum
    Lower Material
    magnesium
    Crown Material
    forged hollow 7075 aluminum
    Wheel Size
    27.5 in
    Steer Tube Diameter
    1-1/8 - 1-1/2 in
    Stanchion Diameter
    35 mm
    Spring Type
    Solo Air
    Damper
    RCT3 Charger
    Adjustability
    external rebound, low-speed compression, 3-position compression
    Lockout
    yes
    Axle
    15 mm Maxle Lite
    Max Rotor Size
    203 mm
    Brake Compatibility
    post mount
    Recommended Use
    enduro, trail
    Manufacturer Warranty
    2 years

    Tech Specs

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    Bomb Proof

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Send any rock garden with this thing, and you will come out on the other side every time. This fork rips. It is the perfect amount of stiffness for any trail bike and boost your confidence every time. The valve flood adjustment is perfect for really dialing in you suspension. I highly recommend this fork. Hugh difference over any Revelation!

    Smoother than a hot knife through butter

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This isn't my first Pike, and likely won't be my last. Since I put the first Pike on my bike I've been very pleased with how awesome it performs.

    The 35mm stanchions provide a stiff platform for riding rough terrain. The chassis is fairly light weight considering how robust it is. You're also able to find the right tune for the trails you ride due to the rebound and compression settings. If you're looking for a great do-it-all trail fork this is one to consider.

    Want to chat about forks? Contact me:
    dbennett@backcountry.com 801-736-6396 ext. 4999

    Everyone wants a pike

      The Pike has performed to the level expected from the pike name. I don't know anything about translating lateral stiffness of a fork to words on paper, but it seems to be more predictable and make technical sections easier than the Revelation & Marzocchi 44 I've recently used. The charger damper keeps performance high on downhill sections. It's easy to setup although it may require different pressures than "standard".

      Extra Stability

        The extra stiffness you probably need.

        I upgraded from a Revelation, and man, can I feel the difference. Whether you a running through a rock garden, or, taking flight, the Pike gives you the extra confidence and stability to rail it.

        It's the bomb. Black on Black is classy too!