RockShox Recon 351 2009 Forks

4.75/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $401.00


Product Description

  • U-Turn coil spring system with external travel adjustabilty
  • MotionControl oil damping with external compression+lockout
  • 1-1/8" threadless aluminum steerer
  • Hollow 6061-T6 aluminum crown
  • 1-piece magnesium lower legs


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by frazedh a Cross Country Rider from coventry england

Date Reviewed: October 18, 2009

Strengths:    smooth controlled travel with no harsh bottom out,very easy 2 change from 85-130 mm at the turn of a dial. the poploc lock out is great and makes the fork fully ridged at the flick of a switch. great range of damping on the rebound dial. all in all a fantastic trail fork. i love it, cant be faulted.

Weaknesses:    nothing really, it does everything its ment 2 a great trail/xc fork that can take a lot of punishment.

Bottom Line:   
this fork is great, i use it on 85mm locked out 4 my ride 2 work and ive unlocked it and set the travel up 2 the full 130mm then blasted down the side of mount snowdon with no probs. its strong light(ish) predictably and no nonsense. a brillaint bit of kit.

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Favorite Trail:   anything that takes balls

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   albany cycles covent

Similar Products Used:   marzocchi jnr Ts z150s AM3s, rockshox judys, manitou 7s, fox float.

Bike Setup:   06 kona kinkapoo, fox float RL, SLX gears/shifters, truvativ cranks, hope mono brakes, bontrager carbon bars stem seat post, bontrager hubs/rims, michelin tyres.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rabidchicken a Weekend Warrior from Fort Myers, FL

Date Reviewed: October 13, 2009

Strengths:    Adjustable travel with the turn of a knob, compression adjustment with "lock out", smooth plush travel, and responsive.

Weaknesses:    I guess the weight could be a weakness if you care about that kind of stuff.

Bottom Line:   
I got a great deal on this fork from JensonUSA's parking lot sale. I couldn't be happier with my purchase. My ride feels so much better. Soft and cushy!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $175.00

Purchased At:   JensonUSA.com

Bike Setup:   Haro Sonix Werx with Foc RP23 rear shock and SLX components.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by allemanau a Weekend Warrior from Portland, OR

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2009

Strengths:    Stiff, confidence-inspiring, plush and light. I thought the Pop-Loc was gonna be useless but I can't really live without it now...

Weaknesses:    QR instead of thru-axle? Can't think of any, really. Massive upgrade from the 2008 model though.

Bottom Line:   
Awesome. If you ever see one on sale for a reasonable price, don't hesitate. I have yet to challenge something this can't handle. Compared to a lot of my friend's forks, too, this is a 'midrange' gem. You really don't need to drink the Fox Kool-aid.

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Favorite Trail:   Phil's Trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $340.00

Purchased At:   PricePoint

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi MZ-1, Fox 36 TALAS (ugh, Fox sucks)

Bike Setup:   Kona Kikapu w/ completely random parts and this fork.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by KiwiBattler a Weekend Warrior from Wellington, New Zealand

Date Reviewed: March 23, 2009

Strengths:    Lightweight and very smooth fork.

Weaknesses:    Mud gets caught behind the centre of fork

Bottom Line:   
Very plush fork that has an excellent range of travel 85mm-130mm that you dial-in to suit.

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Favorite Trail:   Ridgeline, Makara Peak

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   AvantiPlus

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox Duke XC

Bike Setup:   2008 Specialized FSR xc, XT running gear and disc brakes.

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