RockShox Lyrik Solo Air 2009 Forks

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $1104.00


Product Description

  • SoloAir spring system
  • MissionControl (upper) oil damper
  • 1-1/8" threadless aluminum steerer
  • 35mm 7000-series aluminum stanchions fixed into a forged
  • 1-piece magnesium lower legs


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ecogeek a Downhiller from Canadian Rockies

Date Reviewed: September 20, 2010

Strengths:    About as good as I can imagine. Great tunability. Climbs great (thanks to 2-step) descends even better. Great for drops to 3m. Holds air. No play. Can tune out brake dive.
Really confidence inspiring to ride. Uses low pressure.


Weaknesses:    Tiny oil leak from damper when new. Fixed w basic service.
2-step needed service at end of season as had lost a tiny bit of oil and was not dropping all the way.
Takes a little effort to get it perfectly dialled in for what and how you ride. Effort is worth it though. Find the Rockshox Mission Control Setup PDF on the SRAM site if you want some tips. 20mm Maxle did come loose once.


Bottom Line:   
This is also for the 2-Step air.
My favourite fork yet. Dual compression adjust + lockout and 2-step makes about the best AM fork one could wish for.
No play. No noise. Great control up or down the mountain.
Not super-light, but no forks this burly are.
Blows the Marz 55 away on every level.
Worth paying for. SRAM put service vids on YT to keep you running. If you can pick one of these up for a good price, do it. 2-step should be an option on more stuff.

20mm Maxle did come loose once. Keep an eye on it. If you hear a noise that sounds like your headset or bushing slop, check the maxle. And check it carefully cos it is easy to just look and think it is done up tight. Just take it off and redo it to be sure. I spent 20mins playing w my headset before I realised it was the maxle that made that little clunk at the end of the ride!
To be fair, the maxle could be better. I think they have improved it already. But it is good enough and you soon work out any quirks. I am not going to knock of a Chili cos this fork is still smokin HOT!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Online

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi 55 ATA TST2.

Bike Setup:   RM Slayer

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jdzumwalt a Weekend Warrior from fallbrook, ca

Date Reviewed: April 11, 2010

Strengths:    I actually purchased the Lyrik 2 step air shock. The shock is amazing. I can hit huge holes. Bike handles amazing.20mm maxle works good

Weaknesses:    a bit heavy but very good fork

Bottom Line:   
I got a smokin deal on this fork. I'm not sure if i would pay the retail of 1400 for it. It is amazing for truly worthy of my ellsworth and a perfect match.

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Favorite Trail:   knarly ones

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   ebay new bike take o

Similar Products Used:   reba

Bike Setup:   Ellsworth Moment, rp23, lyrik 2 step

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by stompeinator a Racer from Novato, California

Date Reviewed: January 14, 2009

Strengths:    light, responsive, plush, easy to adjust, looks sic

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
If you can get this for for a good price, (ie. under $600) you should definetly get this fork. Sooo sweet on the DH, and with the compression feature climbing is a breeze. If you're looking to shuttle run only then get the coil fork, but if you have to ride to your trail, like me, then pick this baby up, it's super sweet.

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Favorite Trail:   If i told you, i'd have to kill you.....

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   MTBR classifieds

Similar Products Used:   fox float 32, talas 32

Bike Setup:   2007 enduro expert, '09 lyrik soloair, '08 dhx air, shimano hone cranks, shimano saint brakes, lx drivetrain mostly

Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

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Lyrik 2-step to Solo air is a no go??

I read in another forum post that you cant get a reliable seal with a solo air spring if you are coming from a 2 step air. I was under the impression that the 2 step had a sleeve (i dont mean the spring sleeve for coil shocks) that was put in place due to a size difference with the 2 step assembly. ... Read More »

'10 Lyrik Solo Air 170mm MissionControl DH - lower travel?

I have this model and have lost any manual or accessories that came with it. Was this one lowerable with an OEM chip to 160? There are/were so many different iterations of the Lyrik, I'm kinda confused. If I don't have the chip, is there some other thing I can toss in there?Read More »

Lyrik DPA convert to 150-120mm or Solo Air 150mm.

Hi team Would love to drop my Lyrik DPA to 150-120mm, but i'm pretty sure that it can't be done. Does anyone out there know if it can be done? Alternatively, i'd be very happy with a single 150mm setting as in just solo air, not DPA. There now appears to be 150mm base plate/scraper kits, bu ... Read More »

2013 lyrik rc2 dh solo air rebound knob

Hi I have 2013 lyrik rc2 dh solo air rebound knob issue. I can only turn it for 10 clicks with the knob but when using Allen key I can turn it with 26 clicks. It seems the stock knob is too short. Anybody has this problem too? ThanksRead More »

ROCKSHOX LYRIK RC SOLO AIR upgrade

I am looking to upgrade my Lyrik. Just doesnt feel that great dives alot in berms and no pop off of anything. So my question is if I buy the Mission control or Dh damper and rebound damper what else do I need? Oil (wt), new seals/dust covers etc? This would be my first fork rebuild. I may end up h ... Read More »

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