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After ponying up for your dream bike, it would be a crying shame to stick a floppy fork on that would only diminish its precise handling and plush riding characteristics. Instead of going the budget route, upgrade your bike's riding characteristics with the plush support of the RockShox Pike RCT3 Solo Air 130 Boost (51mm Offset) 29/27.5+ Fork. The Pike RCT3 excels across technical trails with its 35-millimeter stanchions providing robust stiffness for piloting your trail bike across near-impassable boulders, seriously steep lines, and stretches interlaced with jarring rocks and roots.
Seamlessly switching between 29er builds and the beefier tires of 27.5+ rigs, this particular version of the Pike RCT3 Solo Air has BOOST axle spacing for greater front wheel stiffness, as well as extra clearance for plus-sized tires. This version gets a 51-millimeter offset, which reduces the "dead space" between the steering axis and hub for nimble handling at low speeds, which is often needed for modern 29ers/27.5+ bikes with slacker geometries.
The fork retains the Pike's signature features you've come to love since its inception, namely the RCT3 Charger damper with 3-position on-the-fly adjustability. The RCT3 Charger damper retains its extruded bladder design for the long-term reliability you've come to expect from a fork of Pike's caliber. Rapid Rebound helps the fork return to its upright position when you're slamming it on successive hits, which is vital to getting the most from its plush travel.
You can switch between Open, Pedal, and Firm with the simple flick of a knob, giving you the ability to customize its feel to the terrain at hand. For additional tuning options, you can adjust low-speed compression in Open mode, which comes in handy for discerning riders dialing in every last detail of their fork's operation. Pedal mode is an intermediary setting between Open and Firm, meaning it's ideal for long uphill sections where a bit more efficiency is necessary to conserve energy. Firm is best suited for slogs up fire roads and rides along the road when you're returning to the trailhead.
- Support and stiffness for 27.5+/29in trail bikes
- BOOST for stiffer wheel tracking and plus-sized tire clearance
- Solo Air spring for plush, predictable riding characteristics
- RCT3 Charger Damper with extruded bladder for durability
- Rapid Recovery for fast recovery between consecutive hits
- 3-position compression settings: Open, Pedal, Lock
- Low-speed compression tuning in Open setting
- 51mm offset for nimble handling at low speeds