Monarch XX

Few things would piss off Newton more than the Monarch XX. Simply put, no other shock packs more energy-efficient performance in a lighter weight package – one that seemingly defies Newton’s so-called "laws" of physics. But the Monarch XX does exactly that, providing the ability to lock-out rear suspension via a single bar-mounted XLoc Sprint button.

The 100% hydraulic remote lever and system is completely sealed, so unlike cable-actuated units – Monarch XX is impervious to contamination. If Newton were alive today, we doubt he'd be that stoked to go back to the drawing board with his theories. But a few miles on the Monarch XX sure would help inspire a new way of thinking, and riding.

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MSRP
USD: $358
Euro: €321
Euro MSRP includes VAT

Some variations of this product featured on this page are not available for purchase and are installed on bicycles as original equipment only. See your dealer for details.

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Specs

Specifications for Monarch XX

Weight290g, *Weight based on a 165x38mm standard volume with 950mm hose and no hardware
DampingHydraulic with IFP, External rebound and XLoc hydraulic remote lockout
Configurations152 x 31mm (6.0x1.25"), 165 x 38mm (6.5x1.5"), 184x44 (7.24x1.73"), 190 x 50mm (7.5x2.0"), 200 x 50 or 57mm (7.875x2.0 or 2.25"), 216 x 63mm (8.5x2.5"), 222 xx 66mm (8.75x2.6")
Rebound DampingDual Flow
SpringSolo Air
Spring AdjustSpring via Air Pressure
Shaft Material7075 Aluminum
Shaft Diameter9mm
Body MaterialHard Anodized Forged Aluminum with Sag Gradients
Body FinishBlack
Chassis28mm Hard Anodized Aluminum w/Sag Gradients
OptionsOptional High Volume Can, Tunes based on Leverage Ratio
OtherHardware ships separately for Aftermarket product

Technology

Dual Flow™

Suspension shouldn’t pack up in rock gardens or buck after big drops. That’s why Dual Flow incorporates independent damping circuits, allowing separate rebound speeds for big hits and small ones. A user-adjustable knob controls the beginning-stroke (small-hit) rebound, and a factory-set ending-stroke (big-hit) rebound creates the perfect suspension for whatever the trail (or park) throws your way. Now tuning your suspension for your unique needs is as easy as a clockwise or counterclockwise turn. In the RockShox world this is clicking toward the turtle or the “jackalope.” Featured in: Totem, Lyrik, SID, Reba, Revelation, Monarch.

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Sag Gradients™

Don’t set your sag correctly, and you might as well be hopping onto someone else’s bike. But why bust out plastic clips or rulers to keep your suspension fine-tuned? Our sag gradients are printed right on our fork’s upper tubes and shock damper bodies making perfect suspension setup easy and accurate. So give mom back her plastic clip and ruler.

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Solo Air™

Solo Air is like a Buddhist monk. Its enlightened design lets you add air to your forks through a single Schrader valve, filling both the positive and negative air spring chambers simultaneously. So they’re always in perfect equilibrium, like Yin and Yang. Giving you a plush, predictable ride you can set up in seconds, with the lightest weight air spring on the market.

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XLoc Sprint™

Opposable thumbs let us do a lot of cool things. Rule over all the animals on the planet, climb to the top of the food chain, even invent the bicycle. And now they’re helping us kill it on the trail. This hydraulic lockout offers completely sealed and dependable lockout control through the click of an easy-to-reach button that can be triggered with a single thumb press. Press on to unlock, press again to lock. It’s just that easy. So next time you’re on the trail, remember everything those thumbs have done for you.

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Service

Documents Available for Monarch XX

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SRAM Warranty (2.3 MB, PDF) - 28 Pages

Languages covered: EN, DE, ES, FR, IT, NL, PT, JA, ZH, PL, DA, CS, EL, RO, FI, SV, GA, BG, MT, SK, SL, HU, ET, LV, LT, KO, RU
Updated September 17, 2013