RockShox Recon Silver TK 29 29er Forks

3.8/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $305.99

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Product Description

Unmatched in its class for stiffness, performance and value, the Recon Silver makes high-end features accessible to everyday riders. Incorporating external rebound adjustment and the control that comes with 32mm upper tubes, the Recon Silver will take your riding to new places.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by David a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: September 7, 2013

Strengths:    This could be a great product for those who grab a working piece that does not need to be service after a couple of days of riding.

Weaknesses:    My recon silver 120mm is now being serviced for the second time. It came fitted on my Giant Trance x29er 2 I bought a month ago which I cannot use because the fork is being serviced. In about one week the travel has reduced by 7-8cm due to some parts moving internally. The worst part is I cannot ride my bike on the last sunny days of summer. I should have waited for the 2014 trance instead :)

Bottom Line:   
It would be a great fork for the price if it would work as advertised. Sorry Rockshox, if you can sort this out I may give a better rating for this product.
I am thinking of swapping it for a pike 150 or talas 140... I can image if you get a good piece you can be happy with it but be prepared for the hassle to come...

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Duration Product Used:   1+1 weeks (1+1 weeks at service)

Similar Products Used:   Fox Float 29 120

Bike Setup:   Giant Trance X 29er 2

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lone Wolf

Date Reviewed: November 23, 2012

Strengths:    Looks to be identical to my Reba Race 29 and performs just as well. I know it is heavier w/ lower grade internals but this one came w/ the lockout switch setup and is painted flourescent baby poop green! No complaints to date but I have few real miles on it and it is barely broken in.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
I like how stout and maintenance-free my Reba has been so I hope this Recon shares the same characteristics. Great products.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Teigansdad

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2012

Strengths:    Smooth, supple and stiff.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
I love this fork. Set the sag and ride. Feels every bit as good as my fox forks. And a lot less expensive.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by hondachevy a Weekend Warrior from Western, Pa

Date Reviewed: December 21, 2011

Strengths:    Easy to adjust, set up and holds up well.

Weaknesses:    Rebound makes an air-sucking sound. Not really bothersome when you get rolling.

Bottom Line:   
This was a budget build out of spare parts I had laying around. Bought the frame and fork together. They work well, its a fun trail bike to bomb around on! There may be better forks out there but this one works fine! Buy it if you are looking for a great value and don't need full adjustment. 5 value chilis for price and 4 overall cause its not high tech but is a great value.

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Favorite Trail:   Moraine

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Speedgoat

Similar Products Used:   Base level Fox 26" forks

Bike Setup:   VooDoo Canzo 29er. Mid range build. X9-X0 level parts.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bigwheelie a Cross Country Rider from Richmond Texas

Date Reviewed: June 10, 2011

Strengths:    Smooth as butter like Rebas with good small bump compliance, actually can set it up stiffer and not seem to lose the small bump comfort unlike my recent Reba Race that was more finicky. Costs almost half of Reba Race.

Weaknesses:    Only weakness or trade off to a Reba Race is weight almost 1 pound heavier but still well under 5 pounds at 4.8

Bottom Line:   
Recon Silver TK 29er Forks at just under $300 are by far the best value and really rival the 2010 Reba Race Forks I had at under a one pound weight penalty. They hold air perfectly and solo air set up seems to allow a stiffer ride for me with no noticable loss of small bump compliance unlike my previous Reba Race dual air costing 200 bucks more. Overall rating really is 4.5 with .5 weight penalty but will just give it a 5 for simplicity here.

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Favorite Trail:   Many

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Jenson USA

Similar Products Used:   Reba Race, Marzocchi TST2 44 29er

Bike Setup:   Marin 2011 Alpine Trail 29er Stylo 3.3 team cranks, SPD 520 Pedals, Stans ZTR ARCH wheelset with SRAM X7 Hubs, Easton EC90 Carbon low rise bar, SLX shiftewrs, Front Der, and rear deraileur and of course the Silver Recon TK 29er Forks.

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Recon TK Silver 29 100mm to 120mm

I recently purchased a new bike that has a Rock Shox Recon TK Silver 29 100mm. I have read on the sram site/technical manual that I can remove a spacer to increase the travel to 120mm. The manual shows how to service the fork and when servicing it you can add or subtract spacers. But doesn’t mentio ... Read More »

Recon Silver TK 29"er Solo Air Travel Change 80 -> 100mm

[FONT="Trebuchet MS"]Hoping this is not too difficult; I would like to change my fork from 80 to 100mm. I have downloaded the manual, and the only mention of the travel spacers is right in the middle of the full air spring service portion. My fork is not yet in need of that service, but I would ... Read More »

2012 Recon Silver Solo Air TK 29"er Replacement Damper (Upgrade)

I want to upgrade to a Motion Control damper in my fork. I have had different advice on what will work, should work, etc. I have been told to get the Argyle MoCO damper and it will pop right in, the one listed on Sram's site as the upgrade for the fork appears to be out of stock everywhere (discon ... Read More »

Beginner deciding between Recon Silver 29 tk and Reba rlt

I am a fairly new rider with a decent wad of cash to spend. I am looking at a bike with a recon silver 29 tk fork and another with a reba rlt. I am curious if this Reba is going to be too much maintenance for me. I want a fork that will last a long time with little maintenance. I am fine with gettin ... Read More »

Anybody running Recon Silver TK 29 air fork?

My Carve Expert came with the Recon Silver TK SA SL 29, magnesium lower, butted 32mm Cr-Mo stanchions, 1-1/8" to 1.5" tapered alloy steerer, Solo Air spring, TurnKey damping w/ lock out and external rebound adj., 80mm travel fork. I weigh about 250lbs geared up and currently have the psi setting ... Read More »

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