RockShox Monarch R Rear Shock

1/5 (2 Reviews)


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Product Description

  • Damping: Hydraulic with IFP
  • Spring: Solo Air
  • Spring Adjust: Spring via Air Pressure
  • Shaft Material: 7075 Aluminum
  • Shaft Diameter: 9mm


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by LMSJ

Date Reviewed: July 1, 2012

Strengths:    At proper inflation, My RockShox Monarch R High Volume shock does its job very well.

Weaknesses:    Leaks...

Bottom Line:   
After 10 rides or so, it became clear that my shock was leaking. The dealer rebuilt it. It leaked again. Then, it failed completely at near freezing temperature last november. The dealer replaced it out his stock. The new shock works well enough, but, once again it leaks air. I am now sure that the problem is with the valve itself as I can hear air leaking out when I remove the cap. I have no choice but to carry a pump on day long rides.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ehigh a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: April 15, 2012

Strengths:    It's a great shock when it is working properly!

Weaknesses:    I have had the shock sent in twice in the year that I've owned it. I took a month each time for it to come back to me and each time they replaced the seals and said nothing was wrong with it. It continues to leak to this day! Finally, they are replacing it altogether after speaking with some sort of manager...

Bottom Line:   
It's really nothing to boast about, but I have had a lot of experience with customer support services over the years with many different companies in many different fields of consumer products. Out of all the experiences that I have had, Sram has been one of the least receptive companies. Their unwillingness to help reflects a truculent attitude towards their customers. It feels like, "buy our stuff, and get the hell out"

I will never buy another product from RS so long as I ride.

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Monarch R rebound adjustment no longer works

Hi all I have a fairly new Anthem with a Monarch R shock on it. The rebound adjust knob had quite a significant effect when I first purchased the bike, however at some point it stopped working and now doesn't appear to have any effect regardless of where it's set. As it got worse I started not ... Read More »

Bump in the stroke Monarch R

So let me preference that I am a large man….about 260. After a couple of thousand miles, I decided it was time to give the rear suspension of my Salsa Spearfish some attention. I have rebuilt the Monarch R and discovered that I need some new bearings in all the pivots as well, which I await on del ... Read More »

Recon Silver and Monarch R Setup

Hey MTBR, I recently purchased a Trance 29er X2 used and would like to setup the shocks. I dont have any of the manuals and Sram's website does not have any setup guides only service manuals. I kindly ask anyone who owns one to give me setup instructions for these two items! I searched high and ... Read More »

Monarch R What is the highest pressure it can take?

Ive just got hold of a Giant Trance X 29er 2 with a Monarch R Rear shock.....ive pumped it up, sat on it, pumped it up and sat on it and im so far up to 280psi and according to the sag im still over the 30% line...... Can i add more? What is the maximum psi it can take? (my shock pump only does ... Read More »

Fox float v RS Monarch R

Hi, I'm currently running a fox float, the basic one with no adjustments which is doing ok for me but I wish I could adjust it. I have been offered a RS MONARCH R 2012 model cheap and brand new, I believe the monarch is supposed to be one of the top rear air shox from RS, how does it compare to the ... Read More »

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