RockShox Monarch RT Rear Shock

3.33/5 (3 Reviews)


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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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

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

Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

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I sent a new Rockshox Monarch RT, to Rockshox, to repair a noise it made when compressed. Noise is gone but when I went to adjust the rebound the knob doesn't go all the way to full slow - stops @ eight clicks instead of 10. Pretty sure full fast vs. full slow was quite noticeable before which it is ... Read More »

Monarch RT: Any way to minimize LSC/Floodgate on H1 tune?

So I just came into possesion (long story!) of a 2012 Monarch RT with a factory tune of M/H1; I want to use it on a DW link Turner Flux, that would probably be better served with a L compression tune. Obviously the simplest solution would be to just get a shock with the correct tune, but that's not ... Read More »

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