THE BENCHMARK FOR MODERN ENDURO FORKS
It is the new-school all-mountain and enduro riders’ weapon of choice. It has received critical acclaim by the global mountain-bike media. It came out of the box and marched its way to an Enduro World Series overall title. And with good reason. PIKE was engineered to provide the plushest, most high-performance ride quality imaginable. Its Charger DamperTM with Rapid Recovery keeps you riding high in the travel, where the feel is plushest, and maintains your bike’s natural geometry. Its stiffness to weight to travel ratios areunbeatable, meaning you get a lot more from a lot less. Better control fromfewer and more intuitive rider inputs allow you to charge harder. Which equals time and energy for more laps. If all-mountain riding and enduro racing is how you describe a good day in the saddle, then PIKE should be on your ride.
- New 29"+ model available
- New graphics
- 29" BOOST 110 model is also 27.5"+ compatible
- BOOST 110 models are Torque Cap compatible
- BOOST 110 adds 89g over 15x100 configurations
USD: $1005 - $1110
Euro: €1049 - €1158
Euro MSRP includes VAT
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Specifications for Pike RCT3
|Travel||150/160mm - 26" , 130/140/150/160mm - 27.5" , 120/130/140/150/160mm - 29"|
|Wheels||26", 27.5", 29"|
|Axle to Crown||542mm - 26"/160mm travel, 542mm - 27.5"/150mm travel, 551mm - 29"/140mm travel|
|Weight||1835g - 26” , 1861g - 27.5” , 1876g - 29”|
|Damping||Charger Damper (RCT3)|
|Available Springs||Dual Position Air, Solo Air|
|Adjustments||External rebound, low speed compression, 3-position compression (Open/Pedal/Lock)|
|Steerer Options||Tapered aluminum|
|Crown||Forged, hollow 7050 Aluminum|
|Upper Tubes||35mm tapered wall aluminum, Fast Black|
|Lowers||Magnesium, 15x100mm Maxle Ultimate, disc only|
|Options||26", 27.5", 27.5" BOOST, 29", 29"/27.5"+ BOOST, 29"+ BOOST|
|Recommended Rear Shock||Monarch, Monarch Plus, Vivid Air|
|Maximum Rotor Size||200mm|
|Color Options||Black, Diffusion Black, White|
|Other||*Weight based on 265mm tapered aluminum steerer, Solo Air, 15mm Maxle|
|Retail Availability||March 2013|
- Air Guides™
We print Air Guides on all of our air-sprung forks. Maybe not a technological feat, but it will help you set up your suspension in seconds instead of minutes. And more time on your bike equals more chances to earn King of the Mountain on your favorite trail. Maybe they are a technological feat.
With revolutionary advancements in bicycle componentry, like SRAM’s XX1, X01 and X1 drivetrains, mountain bike designers have been given almost limitless freedom to focus solely on the performance of the bike. Each advancement demands that the entire package works flawlessly. Aggressive trail and enduro riders have been increasingly enjoying the benefits of larger wheels, but many still view 27.5" and 29" wheels as a possible weak link. Which is why SRAM has developed an open standard with Boost compatible components for SRAM drivetrain, hubs and RockShox forks.
- Bottomless Tokens
Bottomless Tokens allow riders to easily custom tune their RockShox fork’s air-spring performance to best match their own riding style and suspension preference. Adding the easy-to-install Bottomless Tokens changes the air-spring curve to resist bottom-out after a big hit, giving aggressive riders the power to attack the trail harder. Removing Bottomless Tokens makes the air-spring curve more linear, enhancing suspension feel for certain types of terrain or trail condition and ensuring riders who are less front-end aggressive benefit from 100 percent of their fork’s travel.
- Black bottomless tokens are compatible with the following Solo Air forks: RS-1 SID, Reba, Bluto, Revelation.
- Grey bottomless tokens are compatible with the following Solo Air forks: Pike, Lyrik, Yari, Pike DJ, BoXXer.
- Dark red bottomless tokens are compatible with the following Dual Position Air forks: Pike, Lyrik, Yari.
- Charger Damper™
- No compromise for lockout: The efficiency circuits (Pedal and Lock) sit behind the performance damping, meaning no sacrifice in bump performance for shredding downhill while keeping the ability to maintain pedaling stability for those leg burning climbs.
- Rapid Recovery: More control with less energy.
- Extruded bladder design is insanely durable, resists damping change during extended downhills and has virtually zero pressure offset for small bump sensitivity.
- RCT3 features Open with an adjustable low speed compression, Pedal and Lock.
- Dual Position Air™
If you want to ride up and walk down, a fork that only does one thing well is great. But you love epic ascents, technical descents, winding single track and everything in between. So you need a fork that tackles it all. Like our Dual Position Air. It changes your fork’s travel up to 30mm without changing its small bump performance. So, with a simple onboard turn and a click you can switch from climbing like a demon to bombing downhill with confidence.
- Maxle Stealth
Who knew we could make a thru axle disappear? The new Maxle Stealth offers a light, low profile alternative to Maxle Lite and Maxle Ultimate.
- Maxle Ultimate
Basic things like axles are often the easiest to overlook. Put one hand on the Maxle Ultimate, though, and you’ll be glad we paid serious attention to the finer details. Because one hand is all it takes to remove or install the Maxle Ultimate. And lever-placement personalization is accomplished completely without the use of tools. Available for both front and rear, Maxle Ultimate is the easiest-to-operate axle system in the world. No tools, no worries, so you can concentrate on the trail ahead.
- Power Bulge™
When you need your forearms to be stronger for more control, you bulk them up in the gym. When you need more durability from your fork, bulk them up with our Power Bulge. Other companies just increase the stanchion size adding extra weight. Power Bulge simply reinforces the lower leg to allow for an oversized bushing, increasing stiffness and maximizing your ride. Plus, it’s called Power Bulge.
- Rapid Recovery™
Who doesn't want more available wheel travel for successive hits? The Rapid Recovery System allows the shock to recovery faster between consecutive bumps, letting the wheel track the ground with greater precision. This more active suspension system, doesn’t pack up and enables the bike to ride in a higher and softer part of the spring rate. Rapid Recovery gives the rider access to more available wheel travel, bump after bump, to achieve a smoother and more controlled ride.
- 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.
Documents Available for Pike RCT3
"RockShox have smashed their way straight to the top of the mid-weight, long-travel trail category with their all-new Pike."
"It’s lightweight, great value, and has a buttery action matched by an amply stiff chassis."
“The RockShox Pike RCT3 29 is simply the best trail fork we've found.”
MTB-News.de has published the results of their yearly Readers’ Awards. Readers voted for their favorite bikes, brands, innovation, products and components from beginning of December until mid January. SRAM took first place in the forks category.
The Pike is lightweight, durable, relatively affordable and simply works very well. That was enough to catapult the RockShox Pike to No. 1 in the category "fork of the Year" in 2015!