RockShox Pink RCT3 + Debonair 29er Forks

Pink RCT3 + Debonair

The new RCT3 Charger 2 damper provides a wider range of low speed compression adjustment in the Open mode, while the Pedal mode has been re-tuned for excellent trail support. The firm setting has also been re-tuned to better match RockShox rear shocks, with OneLoc compatibility which allows on-the-fly suspension control.


  Available Models:

  • Travel: 100/110/120/130/140/mm

User Reviews (1)

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dv8zen   Weekend Warrior [Dec 10, 2017]

Confidence-inspiring stiffness, pleasing damping characteristics in full open mode, high sensitivity for an air spring, reasonable weight, convenient markings/stickers for set-up guidance, detailed service manuals with illustrations


Torque cap drop-outs require effort when reinstalling wheel, PM180 brake mount requires new adapter for 203 rotors

I have ridden the '14 and '16 Pike, and this '18 Pike is a bit more than a marginal improvement. It's slots in between a Fox 34 and 36 Float, in terms of stiffness and weight, and has comparable performance. No complaints about the damping, up there with the FIT4 being among the best I've ridden. The stiction and spring curve is slightly worse than Fox. Stock, in 130mm 29 form, it was relatively easy to achieve full travel when following the pressure guide, as a rider with modest upper body strength.

RockShox manufacturing quality can be hit or miss, but I think I got lucky and got a non-problematic one, as it was one of the first out of the factory, before their tooling had a chance to dull/wear down and affect tolerances. My prior ones were close-outs, which might explain some of the difference in sensitivity.

Similar Products Used: '14 Pike, '16 Pike, '15 36 RC2
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