Mike Nelsonwrote a review of RockShox Pike RCT3 DebonAir 130 Boost (51mm Offset) Fork - 29/27.5+ - 2018 on January 6, 2018
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
On its release, the original Pike Fork revolutionized Mountain Bike forks and opened a lot of eyes to how good a fork could be. Surprisingly, Rock Shox made a fork called the Revelation at the time, but that fork was merely good, not a revelation. Anyway, the Pike was the fork to have, and forced its competitors to improve their design and drop their prices. So the Pike went along for a few seasons and everyone liked it. I would have put the old Pike on my new trail hardtail, but this one had just come out, and I decided to give it a try, I can't say is makes they 140mm Pike I had on a previous bike seem terrible, but I can say that the Pike Debonair is an excellent fork. I was able to get dialed in easily, and can push it hard with confidence.