RockShox Monarch 2.1 Rear Shock

4/5 (2 Reviews)
Weight : 200 grams


Product Description

  • Damping Adjust: External rebound
  • Spring: Solo Air
  • Spring Adjust: Air pressure via single Schrader Valve
  • Body Material: Aluminum


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Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by 420_mtb a Weekend Warrior from California

Date Reviewed: July 18, 2011

Strengths:    Simplicity and value.

Weaknesses:    No lockout, and only 2 presets.

Bottom Line:   
The bottom line is that I got this shock for a great price. Its simple to use and set up. Having only 2 presets is okay for me cause I prefer to KISS. Keep It Simple Stupid. I use one setting for climbing with no bob at all. And I use the other setting for the down hill sections of the trail. I have taken this shock over some 2-3 foot drops and bashed over many rock gardens. It can sustain some mild abuse, I am a heavier rider weighing 240lbs and this is enough shock for me. I would not recommend this shock for a dh setup, its more of an all mountain xc type shock. This shock is virtually maintenance free. Like a previous reviewer said. Set it and forget it. Its to bad that bikewagon is all sold out of these shocks.

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Favorite Trail:   S.A.R.T.

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   bikewagon.com

Similar Products Used:   None, this is my first air shock.


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Barry S from Moddiin, Israel

Date Reviewed: March 18, 2008

Strengths:    Simplicity. EASY EASY to set up. Most important - SAG markings on the shock!!!!!!! No lockout needed. feels great on the trail and on the road. Zero pedal bob compared to other shocks.

Weaknesses:    Little to NO adjustability. No lockout.

Bottom Line:   
i was looking for a replacement shock for the stock shock that came on the bike (the manitou s type srl) which was awful + kept leaking air at an alarming rate. I wanted to order the Monarch 3.1 or 3.3, but i guess i was misheard on the phone while ordering. If i didn't live in Israel, i would return the product, and get the 3.1 or 3.3 - but i wanted to ride already.... i am VERY happy with this shock. Great value for the money, and although at first i was upset about the lack of settings, im really really happy with this. the sag markings on the shock...why didn't any other company think to put this on there shocks???????? This shock is ready to go, i never have to fiddle with it, im certainly not sorry i didn't pay more for a 'more adjustable' shock. set this thing once, and forget about it. gives a VERY smooth ride whether on the trail or on the street. keeping it simple is sometimes like breath of fresh air.

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Favorite Trail:   Ya'ar Ben Shemen

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $209.00

Similar Products Used:   Manitou S type srl

Bike Setup:   2007 Gary Fisher Supercaliber 29er.
Ergon Grips. Tubeless.

Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

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Monarch 2.1 on a KHS Flagstaff too soft for 250 pounder

I bought a KHS Flagstaff for trail commuting to work. My first full suspension bike. Being a 250 pounder I find the rear suspension frustrating. My Monarch 2.1 is stock and it has no lock out. I'm constantly pumping the shock back up. It's also too soft when climbing hills. I'm riding less bec ... Read More »

Changing tunes on a RS Monarch 2.1

Anyone know how, or if it is even possible, to change a tune on a Rockshox Monarch 2.1 from "A" to "C"? I'm hoping to do this without having to send it away and with only acquiring a piston/shim stack or something to that effect.Read More »

Broken Rock Shox Monarch 2.1

So I bought the Sette Ace from Pricepoint last December and it came with a Rock Shox Monarch 2.1 rear shock. Well today when I went for a ride the shock had no air and any attempt to put any in just came pissing out. It had been leaking a little over the summer, but now holds nothing! Can this sh ... Read More »

Rockshox Revelation and monarch 2.1?

Hey, I am looking at geting a new bike. I am pretty much settled on the norco fluid lt 6.3 (2010 model). It comes with the rockshox revelation ( not too sure on which one) and the Monarch 2.1. Is anyone riding either of em and if so then would you suggest them. I mostly do all mountain type ridin ... Read More »

Float R vs. Monarch 2.1

I picked up my frame with a Float R, immediately after the remaining frames were sold with a Monarch 2.1 What are the real differences between these two? Features, price, performance and quality etc? Thanks, JoeRead More »

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