RockShox Pike RCT3 Fork - 29in 140mm MaxleLite15 $1,005.00
Conquer the mountain.
Simple, light, and strong. That's what sums up RockShox's 140mm-travel 29in Pike RCT3 Fork with the Solo Air spring, and it wouldn't be possible without its 35mm stanchions or the RCT3 damper residing in its right leg.
Unlike the competition, with RCT3 you're not limited to factory low-speed compression settings without playing doctor. The Charger damper also gives you three easy-to-use instant compression settings from open, trail-tuned, and completely locked out. This lets you quickly and intuitively tune the fork sans a PhD in suspension.
On the opposite side of the Pike, resides a Solo Air spring. This, when compared to the Dual Position Air spring, means no travel adjust, but a slightly lighter (just over 50g), less complicated fork. If you're able to forgo the up-and-down, you'll not only enjoy longer service intervals, but also less static friction and lower un-sprung weight. In other words, this equates to greater overall smoothness.
The RockShox Pike RCT3 29in 140mm Solo Air Fork has a tapered steerer tube, and it uses a post mount brake interface. It's available in the color Black, and it has a 15mm Maxle Lite axle.
What community has to say
RockShox Pike damper adjustment
By TheBikemag. RockShox Pike three-stage compression damper adjustments
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
1876g for the 29"