Lyrik RC2L 2-Step: Charge up, bomb down. Rinse and repeat. With 115/160mm of adjustableTravel,The best damping system for your needs, and a newMaxle LiteThru axle,The Lyrik’s already epic offering just got leanerand meaner. Sure,The efficient and nimble 35mm chassis design will getyouToTheTop ofThe mountain. But it’sThe smooth control onThedownhillThat will drive youTo go backToTheTop again and again.Features: Mission Control features externally adjustable rebound, separate low-s
Strengths: Beefy chassis, very adjustable damping, dual position air works well, floodgate works well, maxle lite is great.
Weaknesses: Finish isn't very durable.
This fork replaced my solo air R on my 2010 enduro. I keep the travel in the low setting for climbs, it has worked great all year and it's easy to use. R.S. claims 30mm of drop, but it's more like 25. With the high and low speed compression adjusters, you never really use the floodgate. A couple of clicks of low speed knob allow me to stand up to pedal if needed a and prevents brake dive while still absorbing medium and big bumps. Small bumps are more noticeable than with the solo air R, but not bad at all. I began running more air (65) than the solo air (55) so that may affect it as we'll, but running it at low, plush pressure makes pedaling kind of ridiculous especially when standing, or navigating technical stuff at low speeds. The one time I rode dh it ran best with low pressure and light rebound. Trail riding is best at the higher side of recommended pressure and just a few clicks of LSC and 1 click of HSC and 16 clicks of rebound. This fork has consistent handling at both travel settings. This fork works so well I would only want rock shox in the future.
I would really like to know what the differences are between the 4 models. It seems that all of them are available in Air and Coil models but I'm not too sure whether this is a fact or not.
I am interested in the Coil U-turn but what will be the diffrence between say the RC2 DH and the RC2 L? :co ... Read More »