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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What's the deal with my Lyrik Solo Air?

Hi there, I've got a Lyrik Solo Air that I'm sussing out some problems with, so I'm just after a bit of wisdom. As far as I know, it's a 2009 170mm Lyrik Solo Air. It apparently was rebuilt a couple months before I bought it, with the usual upgrade to 2010+ dampers. The guy I bought it off got hi ... Read More »

Lyrik Solo Air Chamber Lube Question

Im gonna do a basica oil change service on my Lyrik quick here. I talked to SRAM to verify all the fluids needed, and the tech told me they dont use any oil in the air chamber to keep the air piston and seals lubed. He said just put a good amount of the PM600 greas on teh seals and thats it. I hate ... Read More »

Solo -air Lyrik and Avalanche cartridge - any thoughts?

Hi all, I recently installed a 2012 Lyrik RC2L (solo-air) on my 5Spot...and I hate it. I took off a Revelation RLT-Ti (dual-air) that was butter smooth, just not very stout. The Lyrik feels like garbage in comparison. It's stiff, but requires a ton of sag for small bump compliance and will neve ... Read More »

Rock Shox Lyrik Solo Air lowered to 150mm - on which model years can this be done?

Does anyone know exactly which model years of the Lyrik can be lowered to 150mm by adding the 10mm spacers to the air spring? I think 2010 and 2011? I know 2012 couldn't since you had to swap baseplates to change the travel. Looking to buy one but need to be sure. Thanks!Read More »

Settings for Lyrik RC2 DH Solo-Air?

Post up your H&LSC settings for your newer model (2012-13) Rockshox Lyrik Rc2 Dh with solo-air. I weigh right at 170lbs. Rockshox does not list a base tune on their website/manual for the Mission Control Dh damper. Just wondeinrg what everyone else is running.Read More »

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