RockShox Pike RCT3 Boost 29"/27.5+ Solo Air Fork (Black) (140mm)

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This product was added to our catalog on July 3, 2017.

The new RCT3 Charger 2 damper provides a wider range of low speed compression adjustment in the Open mode, while the Pedal mode has been re-tuned for excellent trail support. The firm setting has also been re-tuned to better match RockShox rear shocks, with OneLoc compatibility which allows on-the-fly suspension control.

Features:
  • All-new lighter chassis with signature Pike stiffness
  • Charger 2 damper with OneLoc remote options
  • DebonAir air spring for increased small bump sensitivity and mid-stroke support
  • 2.8” maximum tire compatibility for both 27.5” and 29” models (27.5”x3.0” tires fit in the 29” model)
  • Updated air pressure guide maximizes performance for E-MTB applications

Air Guides 
We print Air Guides on all of our air-sprung forks. Maybe not a technological feat, but it will help you set up your suspension in seconds instead of minutes. And more time on your bike equals more chances to earn King of the Mountain on your favorite trail. Maybe they are a technological feat. 

BOOST 
With revolutionary advancements in bicycle componentry, like SRAM’s XX1, X01 and X1 drivetrains, mountain bike designers have been given almost limitless freedom to focus solely on the performance of the bike. Each advancement demands that the entire package works flawlessly. Aggressive trail and enduro riders have been increasingly enjoying the benefits of larger wheels, but many still view 27.5" and 29" wheels as a possible weak link. Which is why SRAM has developed an open standard with Boost compatible components for SRAM drivetrain, hubs and RockShox forks. 

Bottomless Tokens allow riders to easily custom tune their RockShox fork’s air-spring performance to best match their own riding style and suspension preference. Adding the easy-to-install Bottomless Tokens changes the air-spring curve to resist bottom-out after a big hit, giving aggressive riders the power to attack the trail harder. Removing Bottomless Tokens makes the air-spring curve more linear, enhancing suspension feel for certain types of terrain or trail condition and ensuring riders who are less front-end aggressive benefit from 100 percent of their fork’s travel. 

  • Black bottomless tokens are compatible with the following Solo Air forks: RS-1 SID, Reba, Bluto, Revelation.
  • Grey bottomless tokens are compatible with the following Solo Air forks: Pike, Lyrik, Yari, Pike DJ, BoXXer.
  • Dark red bottomless tokens are compatible with the following Dual Position Air forks: Pike, Lyrik, Yari.

Charger Damper™ 
Performance focused 
No compromise for lockout: The efficiency circuits (Pedal and Lock) sit behind the performance damping, meaning no sacrifice in bump performance for shredding downhill while keeping the ability to maintain pedaling stability for those leg burning climbs. 
Rapid Recovery: More control with less energy. 

Bladder Charged 
Extruded bladder design is insanely durable, resists damping change during extended downhills and has virtually zero pressure offset for small bump sensitivity. 

Trail Tuned 
RCT3 features Open with an adjustable low speed compression, Pedal and Lock. 

Power Bulge™ 
When you need your forearms to be stronger for more control, you bulk them up in the gym. When you need more durability from your fork, bulk them up with our Power Bulge. Other companies just increase the stanchion size adding extra weight. Power Bulge simply reinforces the lower leg to allow for an oversized bushing, increasing stiffness and maximizing your ride. Plus, it’s called Power Bulge. 

Debon Air™
 
It’s ok to be soft. DebonAir is not ashamed to give way under the weakest push. In fact, it makes Monarch and Monarch Plus shocks plusher than ever, right from the start. It might seem a weakness, until you take DebonAir to the trail. The connection between your bike and the terrain will be seamless, as your DebonAir equipped shock absorbs every little hit without any harsh feeling on your body. A shock so soft, you can push way harder.

  • MORE LINEAR SPRING CURVE
    • Lower force levels to move the shock into its travel 1st 1/3 of travel is what riders are most sensitive to
  • MORE TRACTION AND CONTROL
    • No chop on initial hit. Better traction; rear wheel stays on the ground reacting to small bumps

Rapid Recovery™ 
Who doesn't want more available wheel travel for successive hits? The Rapid Recovery System allows the shock to recovery faster between consecutive bumps, letting the wheel track the ground with greater precision. This more active suspension system, doesn’t pack up and enables the bike to ride in a higher and softer part of the spring rate.  Rapid Recovery gives the rider access to more available wheel travel, bump after bump, to achieve a smoother and more controlled ride. 

Specifications: 
Travel: 
140mm 
Offset: 51mm 
Wheels: 27.5"+, 29" Boost 
Weight: 1876g - 29” 
Damping: Charger Damper (RCT3) 
Available Springs: Solo Air 
Adjustments: External rebound, low speed compression, 3-position compression (Open/Pedal/Lock) 
Steerer: Tapered aluminum 
Crown: Forged, hollow 7050 Aluminum 
Upper Tubes: 35mm tapered wall aluminum, Fast Black 
Lowers: Magnesium, 15x110mm Maxle Ultimate, disc only 
Recommended Rear Shock: Monarch, Monarch Plus, Vivid Air 
Maximum Rotor Size: 200mm 
Other: *Weight based on 265mm tapered aluminum steerer, Solo Air, 15mm Maxle