RockShox Pike RCT3 - 27.5in 160mm MaxleLite15 Solo Air $1,085.00
Your shuttle machine's best friend.
While the original Pike was built on a reinforced long-travel cross-country platform, the newly redesigned Pike was conceived from the axle up to be the ultimate all-mountain fork — something RockShox only saw as possible with a dedicated platform. A pair of 35mm stanchions, bound by a forged 7075 crown and magnesium lowers, make the new RockShox Pike RCT3 Solo Air your — and your bike's — best friend on gnarly and smooth trails alike.
The Solo Air fork ditches the adjustability of the Dual Position Air version in favor of a single 160mm travel position. You lose the ability to drop the front end of your bike by 40mm 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 would love to be bolted to your preferred shuttle machine, ready for the steepest and most technical downhills you can stomach.
Speaking of that Charger damper, it's pretty rad. With it, you're not limited to factory low-speed compression settings. Via the shiny dial atop the Charger adjustment knob, you can increase low-speed compression to avoid brake dive and g-out, or run it wide open. The Charger damper also gives you three instant compression settings from open, trail-tuned, and completely locked out. Doctor the set-up as you feel fit, then let her rip.
The Rock Shox Pike RCT3 27.5in 160mm Solo Air fork has a tapered steerer tube and uses a post mount brake interface. It comes in Black with a 15mm Maxle Lite axle.