RockShox Recon 351 2009 Forks

Recon 351

  • U-Turn coil spring system with external travel adjustabilty
  • MotionControl oil damping with external compression+lockout
  • 1-1/8" threadless aluminum steerer
  • Hollow 6061-T6 aluminum crown
  • 1-piece magnesium lower legs

User Reviews (4)

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frazedh   Cross Country Rider [Oct 18, 2009]
Strength:

smooth controlled travel with no harsh bottom out,very easy 2 change from 85-130 mm at the turn of a dial. the poploc lock out is great and makes the fork fully ridged at the flick of a switch. great range of damping on the rebound dial. all in all a fantastic trail fork. i love it, cant be faulted.

Weakness:

nothing really, it does everything its ment 2 a great trail/xc fork that can take a lot of punishment.

this fork is great, i use it on 85mm locked out 4 my ride 2 work and ive unlocked it and set the travel up 2 the full 130mm then blasted down the side of mount snowdon with no probs. its strong light(ish) predictably and no nonsense. a brillaint bit of kit.

Similar Products Used: marzocchi jnr Ts z150s AM3s, rockshox judys, manitou 7s, fox float.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
rabidchicken   Weekend Warrior [Oct 13, 2009]
Strength:

Adjustable travel with the turn of a knob, compression adjustment with "lock out", smooth plush travel, and responsive.

Weakness:

I guess the weight could be a weakness if you care about that kind of stuff.

I got a great deal on this fork from JensonUSA's parking lot sale. I couldn't be happier with my purchase. My ride feels so much better. Soft and cushy!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
allemanau   Weekend Warrior [Jun 27, 2009]
Strength:

Stiff, confidence-inspiring, plush and light. I thought the Pop-Loc was gonna be useless but I can't really live without it now...

Weakness:

QR instead of thru-axle? Can't think of any, really. Massive upgrade from the 2008 model though.

Awesome. If you ever see one on sale for a reasonable price, don't hesitate. I have yet to challenge something this can't handle. Compared to a lot of my friend's forks, too, this is a 'midrange' gem. You really don't need to drink the Fox Kool-aid.

Similar Products Used: Marzocchi MZ-1, Fox 36 TALAS (ugh, Fox sucks)
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
KiwiBattler   Weekend Warrior [Mar 23, 2009]
Strength:

Lightweight and very smooth fork.

Weakness:

Mud gets caught behind the centre of fork

Very plush fork that has an excellent range of travel 85mm-130mm that you dial-in to suit.

Similar Products Used: Rock Shox Duke XC
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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