Recon RL

The RockShox Recon sets a new benchmark for value-based performance. Recon represents a perfect partnership between 32mm Revelation’s crowns and lower legs, and bombproof RockShox new steel Fast Black upper tubes. Adopting this proven chassis allows for shorter upper tubes, which means Recon just went on a serious weight-loss program. With the addition of its now-standard Motion Control damper, the re-invented Recon is the new silver standard for fun.

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USD: $249 - $319
Euro: €279 - €349
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27.5" | 29"
Recon RL


Specifications for Recon RL

Wheels27.5", 29"
DampingMotion Control™ damping featuring low speed compression adjustment to lockout
Available SpringsSolo Air™
AdjustmentsCrown, Remote
Steerer Options1-1/8" Aluminum
CrownForged, hollow aluminum
Upper TubesNew Fast Black finish for steel upper tubes
RemotesNew cable-remote spool compatible with OneLoc™ remote
OtherNew compression knob and air cap
Retail AvailabilityFebruary 2018



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Documents Available for Recon 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