RockShox Monarch RT Rear Shock

3.33/5 (3 Reviews)


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Product Description

  • Damping: Hydraulic with IFP, Floodgate Switch
  • Spring: Solo Air
  • Spring Adjust: Spring via Air Pressure
  • Shaft Material: 7075 Aluminum
  • Body Diameter: 28mm


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Roy Stoyle

Date Reviewed: April 4, 2014

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    Duability

Bottom Line:   
Bought a Whyte T120 and the rear shock lasted 6 months and lost its air, got a second under warranty and again lasted six months then lost its air had this serviced and it lasted three rides.
Again another new shock under warranty fitted by Whyte this lasted two months and then stuck two thirds of the way in giving me a hard tail.
The monarch RT is a toltal piece of rubish don't go there.
Now have a fox unit coming from Whyte. I am 65 and only do cross country and do not do head banging stuff

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by qwksti a Weekend Warrior from Torrance

Date Reviewed: December 12, 2011

Strengths:    good rebound

Weaknesses:    wish it could "lock" a little more

Bottom Line:   
great shock, over all use is great.It can get to a soft feel, or to its lock out feature, this shock seems to be a great set up. For the money this is one of the better shocks out there. quality is great and adjustability is good.Just wish it would lock out a little harder.

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Favorite Trail:   none yet

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Bikeology

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   oem

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Terry a Weekend Warrior from Detroit, Mi, USA

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2011

Strengths:    significantly reduces peddal bob

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
Until now the Fox Talas was the only rr shock that would fit the Stumpjumper. Now with the Monarch there is another choice. This shock blows away the Talas. Stiffer on uphills yet smooth over rocks and roots. There is a noticable
difference in my riding . Way less peddal bob...nice. So far I love it....no complaints.....

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Favorite Trail:   Brighton, Ft. Custer

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $300.00

Bike Setup:   2008 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp

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Monarch RT on SB95

I've been working with my rear shock setup quite a bit pretty much ever since I got this frame a year ago. It came stock with the 2013 CTD LV shock. The "LV" is Foxes new high volume eyelet design which has the same volume as the old HV can with sleeve. The shock came stock with a .4^3 in. spacer ... Read More »

RockShox Monarch RT 3: Turtle, Bunny, Not Feeling Difference

Hi everyone, I have a RockShox Monarch RT 3 "MM" and have adjusted the sag to ~30%. I was playing around with the 3 dials (Bunny, Neutral, and Turtle), and there didn't seem to be a difference. Maybe the difference was too subtle. I tried the "riding off curb and bike should bounce no more than on ... Read More »

How to setup Rockshox Monarch RT 3/Recon Gold TK 29 Servicing

Hi, I have a brand new Rockshox Monarch RT 3 and would like to adjust it, but couldn't find anything online besides the service manual. Can anyone please tell me what psi I should set the air at? I'm 140 lbs. Also, what is floodgate? I heard that I have to adjust sag with floodgate open, but what ... Read More »

Monarch RT

Hello My Monarch RT is loosing air slowly. Is it usual on this shock? What can i do? ThanksRead More »

low volume conversion for monarch rt high volume.

Hey I have tried to searching this out a bit, but im not 100% sure how this is being done. Im a solid but big guy, 230lbs+ and im eating up the mid stroke like mad on my monarch rt. I have read about a low air conversion for rear shocks, makes the mid stroke stiffer at the cost of a a bit of the ... Read More »

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