RockShox Pike 426 2009 Forks

5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $602.00

Product Description

  • U-Turn coil spring system
  • MotionControl oil damping with external compression+lockout
  • 1-1/8" threadless aluminum steerer
  • 1-piece magnesium lower legs
  • 20x110mm Maxle-360 (quick-release) thru-axle

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating

Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by OSM a Downhiller from mountain view, Ca. USA

Date Reviewed: January 18, 2010

Strengths:    I chose the pike 426 over the 454 because it has the steel steer tube,it is lightweight compared to my past forks and has more travel plus it is adjustable. I wanted a 20mm axle with 5'.

Weaknesses:    stock spring is rated med. weight for 140lbs.

Bottom Line:   
this is the best fork I have had. very smooth but...I needed the Xfirm spring 220lbs so i wouldn't bottom off a curb. Now, this fork is great. wind it down to 95mm lock it out and climb your heart out. then at the top let it that 140mm do its job. Maxle is great just wipe down the threads every so often and don't over tighten it. This fork is a little flexy side to side. Even with standard quick release my MarZ's never twisted like this. I have reached 140 hours of ride time and no problems just scratches on the lowers. I want to service the fork but if it aint broke dont fix it comes to mind. I removed the red rebound cap so i wouldnt lose it( heard it falls off) I have raced this fork DH. hit big jumps and ridden like a mad man on it off lots of drops never a harsh bottom though I do see on the dust marks all travel is being used. I suppose it could be more supple to the small jitters, but I run the heaviest spring. the lock out I run hard as possible. I have hit 3' drops locked out a few times and havnt blown anything. Just what i wanted To bolt on a fork that was smoother had more travel and significantly lighter. turns out i dont have to fuss with it either.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   the happy trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $408.00

Purchased At:   BTI

Similar Products Used:   04 marZ DJ3 120mm, 05 marZ DJ3 100mm. I broke both of those forks and replaced both steertubes. RST.

Bike Setup:   KonA HT. bmx cranks, Srs E-13, clipless, thompson. BlkMrkt.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kimi rossi a Weekend Warrior from manila

Date Reviewed: June 29, 2009

Strengths:    plush, looks heavy duty, 20mm axle

Weaknesses:    heavy

Bottom Line:   
wanted to go fox, but the price of the pike is way way lower than a fox with similar specs. Just settled for these but I was blown away with the buttery-smooth as fox damping and extreme adjustability. service of these forks are also way cheaper than fox. I am now officially a rockshox fan.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   timberland

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   lifecycle

Similar Products Used:   fox vanilla, revelation

Bike Setup:   giant reign

Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating

Rockshox Pike 426 Coil, any stand out bang for buck forks to take its crown?

Evening Guys, My trusty Pikes have been going strong for 5 years, still look like new, still ride well, the poplock for climbing is great but i'm getting the new component itch :D My LBS tells me Pike coils are now regarded as heavy, with poor small bump compliance compared to the huge advance ... Read More »

Carbon 456 with Pike 426 Question

Can someone from On One confirm if there any clearance issues with using a Rock Shox Pike 426 fork with a 16 inch On One carbon 456 frame? Thanks.Read More »

pike 426 help

i just replaced my float 120 with a pike 426 dual air u turn and can't get it set up right. i'm about 140-145 fully geared + 55psi - 50psi rebound middle compression fully opened floodgate minimum setting (full counter clock) what i'm having issues with is trail chatter at high speeds. ... Read More »

RS pike 426 u-turn-need adapter for 7" rotor

i have a pike fork and im trying to find what adapter i need for a hayes 7" rotor.i ordered the 98-18641 adapter but it contacts the at a loss.its a 20mm axle as well.what gives?Read More »

Brand New 08 RS Pike 426 U-Turn,Motion Control

Hi, I just purchased a brand new set of 426 Pikes.The problem is the poploc or Motion Control is not engaging. Is there something that i have to set up before hand.Ive read all the manuals and am still none the wiser!! Thanks for any help!!Read More »

Read More »




MTBR on Facebook