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Item # RSX004M

Rock & roll.

Crank up the tunes and hit the trail with the 27.5in RockShox Lyrik RCT3 Dual Position Air 180 Fork. Previously known for its ability to handle hard-charging runs, the Lyrik is back with newly tapered legs and an elongated brace for increased stiffness and control to deftly navigate whatever terrain the day throws your way.

Though RockShox' two flagship forks, the Pike and the Lyrik, share a general pedigree, there are some key differences. These lie mostly in the body, which enjoys a general reinforcement throughout. The 35mm stanchions are similar to the Pike's, but they beef out more at the crown. The crown itself is also sturdier, as are the lowers, and the overall effect is a noticeable gain in stiffness. If you often find yourself questioning the prudence of your line selection, then you'll appreciate the Lyrik's stiff, confident tracking as an alternative to constantly correcting lines in the middle of terrain features.

The Lyrik runs a Dual Position Air spring with a large negative chamber and a new SKF cartridge seal that nets claimed reductions in friction and increases in intervals between servicing. This seal and chamber combination creates a smooth initial stroke and contributes to the Lyrik's uncanny ability to stay on top of successive, small bumps and alleviate brake dive — both of which it does better than the Pike.

RockShox preserved certain elements of the original Lyrik that made it the favorite to begin with, including the RCT3 Charger damper and Fast Black coating, and Dual Positions Air shock design. Depending on whether you're climbing up or dropping in, 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 Lyrik's terrain-gobbling tendencies by keeping recovery between hits short, so you'll always have that cushion, even through multiple successive bumps.

  • A lightweight fork with big-hit travel
  • Beefy stanchions and elongated brace for stiff control
  • Tapered legs reduce weight
  • Ramp-up adjustable using Bottomless Tokens
  • Remote damper switch for

Tech Specs

180 mm
Stanchion Material:
Fast Black-coated aluminum
Lower Material:
Crown Material:
Wheel Size:
27.5 in
Steer Tube Diameter:
1-1/8 - 1-1/2 in tapered
Stanchion Diameter:
35 mm
Spring Type:
Dual Position Air
RCT3 Charger
external rebound, low speed compression, 3-position compression (open/pedal/lock)
15 mm
Max Rotor Size:
200 mm
Brake Compatibility:
post-mount disc
Recommended Use:
all-mountain, enduro, trail
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

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