Recon Gold RL


Not every XC rider is as addicted to riding as we are. But that doesn’t mean they want to ride suspension that’s “casual”. So we created the Recon. With two models to choose from, up to 120mm of plush travel, a 29” option, and advanced available features like a stiff tapered steerer and aluminum upper tubes, the Recon is a singletrack force to be reckoned with.

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26" | 27.5" | 29"
Recon Gold TK


Specifications for Recon Gold RL

Wheels26", 27.5", 29"
Axle to Crown490mm - 27.5"/100mm travel, 506mm - 29"/100mm travel
Weight1805g - 26" (SA) , 1964g - 26" (Coil)
DampingMotion Control
Available SpringsCoil, Solo Air
AdjustmentsDamping: External rebound, low speed compression to 'Lock' ; Spring: Air pressure via single Schrader valve (SA) / Spring via preload (Coil)
Steerer OptionsTapered aluminum, 1-1/8" aluminum, 1-1/8" steel
CrownForged 6061 T-6 aluminum
Upper Tubes32mm, 6000 series straight wall aluminum, low friction anodized
LowersMagnesium, disc only
OptionsRemote, Steerer, Spring, Color
Recommended Rear ShockMonarch RL
Maximum Rotor Size210mm
Color OptionsBlack, Diffusion Black, White
OtherUpgrade over TK: Motion Control, *Weight based on 265mm steerer


Motion Control™

Imagine riding on the moon. Rolling hills, crushed rock blasted out of craters… craters. There’s no gravity so you wouldn’t even need a chairlift. Unfortunately you can’t ride on the moon. There’s lots of gnarly terrain on earth. But, earth has gravity so you’ll need suspension that climbs as well as it descends. With our Motion Control damper technology you’ll do just that. 

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The new OneLoc remote provides total control over your suspension at your fingertips.The increased leverage at the bar, translate in a smoother and easier actuation. Its countless mounting options (left and right, below or above the bar, tall or standard clamp) make it an ideal companion for SRAM's drivetrain, brakes and RockShox's Reverb remote.

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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 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