This is the brand new RockShox Pike suspension fork, an updated version of the company’s industry-leading trail fork. We spoke to Duncan Riffle to learn more:
Firstly, it’s got a completely new chassis, which enables a weight reduction of almost 150g. A new Charger 2 damper is now compatible with RockShox’s OneLoc remote for on-the-fly compression adjustments, and a perfect match to Deluxe and Super Deluxe rear shocks. The new DebonAir air spring enhances small bump sensitivity and mid-stroke support.
Pike’s travel options are up to 160mm for 27.5” and 140mm for 29” with room for tyres up to 2.8” on both models.
RockShox Pike Charger 2 damper
The evolution of the acclaimed Charger, RockShox’s most advanced damper, brings a whole new level of performance and refinement for each intended use. The new damper design provides a wider range of low speed compression adjustment in the Open mode, with a more usable Pedal setting that excels on rolling trails. The Firm setting has been re-tuned, and remote options with OneLoc provide on-the-fly access to the Firm mode and are an excellent match with RockShox Deluxe, Super Deluxe and Super Deluxe Coil remote rear shocks.
RockShox Pike DebonAir
No longer only reserved to rear shocks, RockShox’sDebonAir air springs complement the trail smoothing performance of the Pike. And while incredibly smooth in the first 1/3 of travel, DebonAir forks and shocks still provide the consistent mid-stroke support that riders know and love.