Monarch RL

Featuring silky smooth travel in a new lightweight design, Monarch floats through bumps even better than before, turning rugged trails into tire-gripping velvet. The chassis is lean while maintaining the durability and adjustability needed to bite off huge chunks of burly trail action and epic cross country.


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USD: $270
Euro: €282
Euro MSRP includes VAT

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Specifications for Monarch RL

DampingExternal rebound, 2 position compression (Open/Pedal)
Configurations152x31mm, 165x38mm, 184x44mm, 190x51mm, 200x51mm, 200x57mm, 216x63mm
Rebound DampingRapid Recovery
SpringSolo Air
Spring AdjustAir pressure via single schrader valve
Shaft Material7075 aluminum
Shaft Diameter9mm
Body MaterialHard anodized, forged aluminum with sag gradients
Body FinishFast Black
Upgradeover R: Lockout
OtherWeight based on 165x38mm, standard air can, no hardware
Retail AvailabilityApril 2014


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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Documents Available for Monarch RL

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SRAM Warranty (2.19 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 June 16, 2015