RockShox MC 3.R Rear Shock

4/5 (6 Reviews)


Product Description

Never has performance suspension set-up been so easy!
Intended Application - XC and All Mountain
Front Travel - 80mm to 130mm
Key Features:

-Motion Control Damping
-Large air volume results in lower pressures, less stiction, and a more linear spring curve
-Elastomer negative spring for ease in set up
-10mm aluminum damper shaft
-25mm aluminum damper body
-Top and bottom cable pull orientation available
-12mm mount hardware


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by brod jenkins a Cross Country Rider from New Zealand

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2007

Strengths:    Everything. Amazing response, loads of adjustment, and everything else in between

Weaknesses:    Nothing

Bottom Line:   
I use this bike allot in all sorts of conditions from dry in summer to bogfiest in winter.

I like riding but hate cleaning so I'm hard on componants and parts which the bike shops seems to love.

Ever since I've been riding full susser bikes I've only ever used Fox until the one I have now. The bike shops always told me FOX where the best, now I know what they meant, great for them, cost me a fortune in servicing!!

The MC3R has been treated like crap, in the year of use I have never looked at, only hose it down when it disappears in the mud, never even checked the air pressure.
And to top it off, it works by far the best of any shock I have used.

She's a WINNER

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   came with bike

Similar Products Used:   Fox Float. Fox RL 03, Fox Talas

Bike Setup:   XT everything with RS Revelation 426 up front

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gerr a Cross Country Rider from Colorado

Date Reviewed: March 1, 2007

Strengths:    Adjustably. Durability.

Weaknesses:    Not as sensitive as some.

Bottom Line:   
This is a very good rear shock for old style non-"platform" design 4 or "3 bar"(Trek) type suspensions. Those suspension designs tend to bob under power.(Probably not needed as much for a Vpp or Dwlink type suspension design.)
Anyway, this shock allows great amount of adjustably. With a handlebar mounted remote you can adjust any setting from fully active, partially; to totally locked out. The rebound and platform dial gives even more tune-ability.
I adapted the rock shox dual control remote to just work for this shock by itself to give me total remote control over the shock.
Usually mountain bikers are not able to handle that much control, so this shock (as well as the U-turn, poploc remote, pos,neg,platform adjustable Reba) has only been moderately successful.


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Favorite Trail:   Dear Creak, 401 up not down

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   On Top Fuel

Similar Products Used:   Fox rp3, Stratos XC Pro.

Bike Setup:   Top Fuel all custom.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Terry Reis a Weekend Warrior from West Mids, UK

Date Reviewed: September 7, 2006

Strengths:    Adjustability, Lock Out

Weaknesses:    Failled after 6 weeks.

Bottom Line:   
Never been happy with the feel of this shock. Played around with settings but never got it right. Then after six weeks of quite hard riding it failled. Now makes a horrible sucking noise on rebound. Sent back to Rock Shox.

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Favorite Trail:   7Stanes - Kirroughtree - Red/Black

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Came New on Trek Fuel EX9

Bike Setup:   Stock.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kenny a Racer from provo, utah, US

Date Reviewed: August 14, 2006

Strengths:    easily adjusts

Weaknesses:    takes some effort to learn its many features

Bottom Line:   
It is an awesome addition to my bike. It has so many variations from fast to slow rebound, lock-out capability and much more. Rarely loses air at 100 psi.

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Favorite Trail:   anything in Moab

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   B & J Bicycles, Deerfield Beach, Florida

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Fuel EX8

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kendall from Dallas

Date Reviewed: July 2, 2006

Strengths:    Easy to adjust and hold air well!

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
It's a great shock! Great for handling all the types of terrain that I have subjected it to! No air leaks! Great durability! I am a fan!

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Favorite Trail:   too many to choose

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Bike Setup:   2006 Pinnacle Ajax

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Mikey V a Racer from Sheboygan, Wisconsin USA

Date Reviewed: April 29, 2006

Strengths:    When filled with air it seems to get the job done well. Takes set in the turns, and gives you confidence.

Weaknesses:    It won’t hold pressure overnight. I don’t think it should leak down that quickly!

Bottom Line:   
I would not buy this “shock” brand new to put on another bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Sheboygan WORS

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   New Trek Top Fuel 98 from Bike n Ski

Similar Products Used:   N/A

Bike Setup:   Stock for now.

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Help Me Find a Rockshox MC 3.R

They are no where to be found! BTI and QBP don't have them, bike companies that spec. Rockshox can't get them, none are on e-bay. Any ideas where to find a MC 3.R (Remote) in 7.5 x 2.0? Sram says they only OEM'ed them for Trek, but that does not really make sense for a variety of reasons. ... Read More »

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