Recon Gold R


The master of the weight, price and performance equation. Recon is available in two models: Gold and Silver. Recon Gold features a stiff aluminum crown married to lightweight 32mm aluminum upper tubes, while Recon Silver with steel upper tubes is unparalleled in its class for stiffness.

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26" | 29"
Recon Gold R


Specifications for Recon Gold R

Travel26": 80/100/120mm, 29": 80/100mm
Wheels26", 29"
Weight26": 1755g, 29": 1755g, * Weight based on 265mm 1-1/8" steerer, 9mm QR lower leg, Solo Air
Damping26": Motion Control, crown or remote, 29": Motion Control RL, crown or remote or TurnKey, crown or remote
Available Springs26": Solo Air / Coil, 29": Solo Air
AdjustmentsExternal Rebound, Spring via Air Pressure, Solo Air / Spring via Preload, Coil
Steerer Options1-1/8", tapered aluminum, 4130 Steel 1-1/8"
CrownForged 6061 T-6 Hollow Aluminum, 4130 Steel
Upper Tubes32mm 7000 Series Straight Wall Aluminum, Low Friction Anodized
LowersMagnesium, Post Disc Mount, 26": 9mm QR, 15mm or 20mm Maxle, 29": 9mm QR or 20mm Maxle Lite
OptionsSteerer, Spring, Color
Recommended Rear ShockMonarch or Ario
Maximum Rotor Size210mm
Color OptionsWhite, Black, Silver, Diffusion Black, Diffusion Silver


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.

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Fixed Coil™

The coil spring is a simple, time-tested design with a smooth feel characterized by a linear spring curve.

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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.

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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 Recon Gold R

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SRAM Warranty (2.19 MB, PDF) - 28 Pages

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Updated June 16, 2015