RockShox Pike RCT3 Dual Position 2014 Forks

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[May 02, 2017]
Cayenne_Pepa
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

~ Creamy plush
~ Rides high in travel
~ 35mm stanchions are stiff like hell
~ Zero stiction
~ Low speed compression dial mitigates brake dive
~ 1914g with 7" tapered steer tube (29er)
~ Fat rebound dial makes instant trail adjustments a glove-free affair
~ Rare, white Magnesium lowers with fast black stanchions... looks super racey
~ I'll STOP here...

Weakness:

uhm....NO

Love the Pike. These twin sticks of butter-smooth awesomeness totally transformed my XC Race Trek Superfly into a Bike Park-worthy, all-day Trail beast, even well capable of Marathon Race duty. When setup correctly - it never blows through it's travel and never packs-up, smoothly plowing past everything you can throw at it. Even though it slackened my 71-degree head tube Superfly to 69.6 degrees, the descent stability combined with 51mm offset is in a word.... sublime. Fast stutter bumps now feel like a mere ruffle on dirt.

The Dual Position Air(DPA) feature inspires confidence when I approach deep drops-to-flat. I tried them ALL and still keep coming back to Rockshox.... ya think?

Specs:
2014 Rockshox Pike DPA Tapered 120/150mm

Similar Products Used:

DT Swiss OPM ODL 120
Fox Factory FiT 34
DVO Diamond
Manitou Tower Pro 120
Rockshox SID WC Solo Air 120

[Jul 07, 2015]
VTSession
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Stiff, feels like a downhill fork, plenty of adjustments, travel position is great for climbing, super light, inspires confidence on the steepest and most technical terrain, ready for any type of trail.

Weakness:

Price - I would never pay MSRP for this fork and the white/black color combo needs some getting used to.

It took a few rides to break it in, the first few rides the fork felt very harsh on smaller impacts.

I put this dual position Pike on a 2012 Banshee Spitfire and its has completely changed the bike. It replaced a Rock Shox Sektor, which was perfectly fine for trail riding. The Pike is just as light offers much better suspension action and amazing lateral stiffness. Much like a downhill fork, you can point this down any type of technical terrain and it will eat it up with no complaints. It's also very light so this fork is just as happy grinding up a long climb as it is sessioning a jump line. The adjustments are also useful and change the fork's performance just as you'd expect. I can easily adjust most everything by a quick lever turn and I'm on my way. After spending a few seasons on a Fox 36 and a Fox 34, this is easily the best fork I've ever ridden if you're looking to use it for any type of trail riding.

Similar Products Used:

Fox 34 CTD, Fox 36 RC2, Rock Shox Sektor, Rock Shock Reba

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