Look no further than the RockShox Lyrik RCT3 DebonAir 180 Boost 27.5in Fork if you're seeking unwavering stiffness for aggressive all-mountain and enduro racing. Although it may be hard to believe, the Lyrik provides greater stiffness than the already stout Pike, making it best suited for demanding riders pushing their fork to the absolute limit on imposing terrain where a wimpy fork would spell disaster. For 2018, the Lyrik is upgraded with a Charger 2 damper and DebonAir spring, both working to increase its small-bump sensitivity, traction, and mid-stroke support.
The Lyrik is the flagship enduro fork in RockShox's line, delivering unwavering levels of support for riders demanding every last bit of stiffness and precise handling when they're pushing themselves and their fork across technical terrain. To handle the rigors of enduro racing and aggressive all-mountain riding, RockShox beefed-up the Lyrik with thicker stanchion walls and a reinforced arch to deflect lateral/twisting forces from bucking you silly across imposing rock gardens and bigger hits.
Newly introduced to the 2018 line of Lyriks, the Charger 2 damper improves the fork's small-bump sensitivity, which equates to better traction across sections of loose rubble and bumpy sections of forest roots. This new damper gives riders a wider range of low-speed compression tuning, meaning it's all the more adjustable to your exact needs and riding preferences. It's also easier than ever to turn the lever of the 3-position adjust, meaning it's now compatible with RockShox's OneLoc handlebar remote. Besides being popular in the Alps where long climbs are necessary, the OneLoc remote is useful for enduro racers seeking a handlebar lockout.
Another new addition for the 2018 model year, the DebonAir spring increases the negative air spring volume of the fork, much like you'd find with RockShox's Deluxe and Super Deluxe shocks. This increased negative air spring volume makes the Lyrik all the more sensitive to small bumps, and also increases mid-stroke support as you push deeper through it's travel.
Seeing the Lyrik has wider Boost spacing, it makes perfect sense that RockShox designed it to clear tires up to 2.8 inches. This means you can use this fork with both wide volume trail and plus-sized tires without clearance issues. It's also compatible with RockShox Torque Caps, which are wider hub end caps that stiffen up the interface between hub and fork dropout, which is helpful in long-travel applications. To gain the benefit of Torque Caps, you'll need a compatible hub from SRAM or a wheel company supporting these end caps. Fear not if you don't use Torque Caps, as the Lyrik works with a standard hub, so long as it's Boost spacing.
- RockShox's stiffest fork for enduro and all-mountain
- 35mm stanchions with thicker walls for greater support
- 3-position adjust: Open, Pedal, and Lock settings
- Charger 2 damper widens range of low-speed compression tuning
- DebonAir spring enhances bump sensitivity and mid-stroke support
- Available in Boost spacing, clears tires up to 2.8in wide
- Torque Cap compatible for extra stiffness (not included)
- OneLoc remote compatible (not included)