RockShox Announces Pike Dirt Jump Fork

May 29, 2014 at 7:00
May 29, 2014
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Jumps are getting bigger, tricks are evolving further, and the slopestyle and dirt jumping crowd needs a fork that facilitates this progression. Enter Pike DJ: little brother to the award winning Pike. With the stout 35mm chassis, it's light enough to boost higher, and stiff enough to shred berms harder. Available in 100mm and 140mm travel versions. The custom tuned Charger damper stands up on jump faces and the specific Solo Air system provides heaps of bottom-out progression to help butter the landings. Everything you love in Pike, but cleared for the biggest take offs.

RockShox Pike


Charge Higher
The most refined damper ever produced by RockShox, acclaimed worldwide on Pike and BoXXer, gets the frequent flyer treatment on the Pike DJ. An extra firm compression tune provides the level of support and confidence required by today’s slopestyle and dirt jump riders. Our trademark Rapid Recovery rebound tune, with beginning stroke rebound adjustment, helps control the landings, while the Charger’s sealed design with an expandable rubber bladder keeps Pike DJ’s performance constant run after run. A low speed compression adjuster makes it easy to adapt to all course conditions, from smooth hardpack jumps to rough slopestyle courses.


Progression Never Stops
For the 100mm travel version, Pike DJ’s specifically developed Solo Air top cap gives riders a highly progressive feel, equivalent to having five Bottomless Tokens installed in a standard 26” Pike, while remaining highly tuneable with additional Tokens. What does this mean? A fork that will be predictable on every take off and landing without ever slamming through all the travel.


Frequent Flyers Welcome
Available in 100 and 140mm travel versions, with a tapered steerer and 15mm Maxle Ultimate, Pike DJ is the ideal match for modern and progressive dirt jumping and slopestyle bikes.


Pike DJ Details
• Weight: 1,845g / 4.06lb
• Wheel size: 26"
• Travel: 100mm / 140mm
• Steerer: tapered
• Crown: forged, hollow 7050 aluminum
• Stanchions: 35mm, tapered aluminum
• Axle: 15mm Maxle Ultimate
• Adjustments: external rebound, low-speed compression
• Spring: Solo Air
• Color: black, diffusion black, white
• Fork offset: 40mm
• Max rotor size: 200mm
• MSRP: $884 USD / €786

www.sram.com/rockshox
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219 Comments

  • + 269
 Can we call it the Dike?
  • + 48
 The best deal on two heels Big Grin
  • + 2
 I am thinking about getting a last years zesty and putting a pike on it because I have heard how good they are, I was just thinking, imagine if I could out one on my dirt jump bike and I came on here...spooky
  • + 25
 This comes out 1 week after the diety cryptkeeper with tapered head tube comes out... Mysterious
  • + 1
 When's that?
  • - 51
 Hope there is a remote lockout... that would be rad
  • + 37
 On a DJ fork? Really
  • + 34
 i fucking swaer if you actually meant that.. that's the stupidest thing ive ever heard
  • + 52
 he's just doing his job: "lord-trolldemort" Smile
  • + 1
 no kidding. lockouts fer dayz. i saw some guy on a slope thread that had a ticket s... and mounted his seat dropper remote on his DT instead of his shifter. smh. #TROLL
  • + 7
 No Dike, only Pike. RS is planning on replacing everything in their fork line up with the Pike because of the huge success it had haha. lol.
  • - 1
 yeah basically hahaha
  • + 1
 Yeah WTH did it for shits and giggles. Pretty sure he changed it back
  • + 0
 I know haha it was ridiculous.. I just like nahhhhhh don't do that mane.
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  • + 70
 I will prolly get neg propped for this, but I don't see the use for a fancy Charger damper for a dj fork any more than I see the need for Kashima stanchions for a dj fork.
  • + 12
 I was kinda under the assumption that dj forks were kinda a set and forget type of thing. Most people probably don't need the super easy customization for dj
  • + 6
 Well, FOX has CTD adjustment on their DJ fork..
  • + 48
 Between that, the 15mm axle, and the tapered steerer, it looks like I'll be getting a circus expert.
  • + 17
 Producing a more expensive product that's "better" will lead to people buying more expensive products, whether the "better" is needful for the intended use or not.
  • + 55
 Tapered head tube and a 15mm, so essentially completely non compatible with any steel dj hardtail now a days?
  • + 2
 I would just pick one of the other models.
  • + 23
 Maybe the 4x guys needed a fork that's strong and easy to adjust
  • + 10
 Climb...for take offs. Trail...for pumping and the flat parts and berms. Decend... For the landings. Fox nailed it...
  • + 7
 it clearly says with a tapered steerer and 15mm Maxle Ultimate, Pike DJ is the ideal match for modern and progressive dirt jumping and slopestyle bikes. right in the article.
  • + 3
 just buy a circus expert for half the cost brand new and you'll never be happier... not a 15mm and you have the OPTION of tapered Wink
  • + 5
 or an argyle if you want a good feeling fork.
  • + 2
 ....but what if your dirt jump track merges into a single track.....CHARGE!!!!! er...
  • + 2
 whoaaaa josh circus feel so good... went from a 409 to a circus expert and i'll never go back ( voluntarily )
  • - 1
 @mnorris122 circus expert is also half the price haha
  • + 3
 the 140mm version would be perfect on a slope bike. i had a older 456 pike with uturn on my commecial 4x. used that thing in the park on 80mm 110mm for dj and 140 for shredding whistler. slope bikes are soo much fun if you build them strong enough. for a hardtail strict dj, any fork if pretty overkill, you really need a super high tech fork for djing, learn to find the tranny better...
  • + 1
 Argyle R Air's are dope forks... May be tempted to get these for my Shine to replace them! Big Grin
  • + 2
 r air? wtf ... argyle r's have no air adjust
  • + 1
 I do apologise i wasn't meant to put 'Argyle's' lol
  • + 5
 Well it was looking good until I saw 15mm axle...
  • + 2
 yeah exactly. gay AF. should be like the new float 36 with the removable sleeve for 15 or 20.
  • + 1
 They did have to do somthing to one up the argyle
  • + 1
 I know this is off topic, but what is the advantage of a tapered steerer tube?
  • + 4
 Tapered tubes are considered to be stiffer and has better tracking on the ground. It makes sense that maybe rock shox wanted to make the Pike platform stiffer by adding a tapered headtube but I'm still confused why they stuck with 15mm if they wanted a stiff as possible platform
  • + 2
 Thanks, that makes more sense now. But wouldn't it save weight to have a straight 1 1/8 steerer because there is less material?
  • + 1
 The extra material in the steerer tube is counteracted by the material saved in the crown with the larger hole for the steerer tube, making them lighter.
  • + 1
 adjustability + 4x mention = fer sure?
  • + 1
 @crash21 if youre referering to me, the bike was called the meta 4x. it was their older FS slope bike
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  • + 56
 Steerer tapered and Axle 15mm Maxle??? dont like this...
  • + 43
 It should really have a proper 20mm axle.
  • + 25
 And I don't see what's wrong with a straight steerer, hardly any DJ bikes have a tapered headtube, and those that do can use different headset cups. 2/10, buying a circus
  • + 19
 I don't like this either. I want one, but not 15mm or tapered.
  • + 9
 Many DJ frames have gone to 44mm cup headtubes and those are compatible with practically any steerer setup currently made, or made in the past decade. I just sold a NOS 2006 Felt Jumpshot frame and it had a 44mm headtube. Designing for what had gone out of fashion serves no purpose but to satisfy folks still living in the past.
  • + 3
 i like the idea of tapered steerer...cos YT industries DJ frames all have tapered headtubes, but... yeah, why 15mm axle?
the other setings may be good for 4x racers.
  • + 8
 Because again, 20mm axle forks for that sort of riding are on the way out. Fox's 831 has only been available in 15mm for what...five years now. Who else other than Manitou and Rockshox even offered 20mm axle DJ forks at all ? If rockshox is moving away from the size, that'll leave manitou. Its a SMALL market segment... even smaller than DH specific bikes. And the majority of buyers of premium forks for that were already going to Fox 831s... so Rockshox wants to take sales away from that fork and this is how they do it.
  • + 3
 @deeeight: About the 15 mm you do have a good point, can't argue with that! But the tapered steer seems kinda needless. I have a DJ bike (MOB Fella), and had a DMR before, and none of them are tapered compatible. It just seems they are leaving a good part of the market behind. Although I don't really know if the majority of DJ frames are tapered.
  • + 5
 Then that part of the market can keep buying Argyle's until they update the thing. Manufacturers really shouldn't be overly concerned with previous generations of parts because in an area where metal fatigue really does lead to frame death, eventually the owners of those frames WILL be buying new ones, and the new ones are compatible with tapered steerers. You listed two frames you currently/previously owned. MOB and DMR... the BlkMarket street/dirt jump frames all run an intergrated headsets(which is common in BMX frames also now) and that's fine, but their latest two models (Roam and Killswitch) are either tapered or 44mm so they're clearly moving in that direction. As to DMR, Four out of Five of their frames are tapered headtubes now. They too are clearly moving to tapered steerer compatibility.
  • + 6
 Decent points going on here. I think I'd be willing to build another wheel for the fork but I'm not switching frames for the fork.
  • + 10
 Is about time dj frames get tapered headtubes, or at least 44mm id headtubes, neg prop me all you want
  • + 2
 Ive heard people complain about it being tapered only on the regular Pike, No suprises that people riding steel DJ frames are bummed they cant run this fork. I'd be interested to know what the axle to crown is compared to an argyle set at 100mm. I think my argyle is set at 90mm.
  • + 1
 Sorry, kinda ignorant of the DJ scene... what's the disadvantage of tapered steer tubes for DJ, other than old frames not being compatible? And even for those, couldn't you use an external cup on the bottom of the HT? Like this: www.bikeradar.com/news/article/new-headset-allows-use-of-tapered-steerers-in-some-1-18in-head-tubes-25275
  • + 1
 Most older DJ frames are not 44 mm wide, but I believe the only problem with a tapered steerer is compatibility with these older frames. For 44 mm frames it would work alright, but the geometry might get a bit awkward. (Not sure about the geometry thing, just a guess.)
  • + 1
 Why do people have an issue with a 20mm axle? They are on their way out now; only reserved for really 'hardcore' (I hate that word) applications. Who breaks an axle on a dirt jump bike? It's lighter and hugely common now.

Also; this is just a nice way of making a bit more money off the Pike design by lowering it a tad. A different steerer / axle would mean a whole new CSU and lower chassis design. If you make every new product compatible with old standards instead of using the best technology you can then you're always compromising. Of course that's not always best for us.
  • + 0
 they lost me at tapered..... and 15mm
  • + 0
 I don't have a problem with 15mm and I doubt they're on their way out. I am using 20mm chris king that I would like to swap over. Maybe they make a conversion. That would be solve half of my issue. Now, on to the tapered issue.
  • + 1
 NS, deity, etc.. don't make a tapered headtube. most of the tapered headtubes are aluminum frame correct? I just built up a brand new NS suburban with a circus.. straight steerer forks are getting harder and harder to find...
  • + 0
 Shiiiiiiiit. I have a mob and a suburban and it doesn't look like it's going on either of those.
  • + 6
 No 20, no bueno. My DH, DJ, and AM bike are all 20, every wheel strong as shit and totally swappable. I thought I was looking into the future when I spec'd my stable, and looking into the future, I don't see 15 on a DH.... fk this industry you can't tell me they're not changing shit to sell shit. Still stockpiling 20mm, 26" stuff
  • + 2
 The only person I know with a 15mm on a dj has it because the bike came with a 831. I must be missing something.
  • + 6
 DMR is making frames from steel with tapered headtubes... really people are whining over a non-issue... tapered or 44mm (top & bottom) is the way the market is going for frames. Stop worrying about stuff needing to be backwards compatible...if your existing fork isn't broken...what's the problem?
  • + 3
 Diety and NS both just came out with tapered head tubes
  • + 1
 I like how the "market" decides to go a certain direction, despite what the consumer wants. Seriously, you suck Rockshox!!! I also don't take kindly to being told my NS is out of date and going by the wayside. On the plus side, it was customer service like this that lead to Lamborghini making cars. Maybe someone in the bike industry is actually listening to us, and will release a product that would allow us the consumer to give the last up yours to the "market". Neg prop away I'm pissed off.
  • + 5
 The consumers on here don't speak for the larger market though... for every person who complains on an internet forum about something, there are 99 other people who have better things to spend their time on, including actually riding their bikes, and buying these new frames and new forks which have tapered steerer compatibility. Rockshox doesn't particular care about a few hundred whiners on pinkbike, they already know they're going to sell ten thousand of these forks to actual people spending actual money, and they knew that before they made the decision to produce this fork.
  • + 3
 deeeight -marzocchi offer 20mm 1 1/8 dirtjumper fork. very popular in this part of the world.
  • + 0
 Excuse me, what? What larger "marketplace" do you speak of? I'll bet that if a survey was pulled of who is actually buying bikes/parts these days, that a large portion of them spend some time on pinkbike, nsmb, mtbr, or some other mountain biking internet forum. For the industry to ignore us, or defy us, is as ignorant as Subaru discounting objections from forums like NASIOC, or BMW ignoring their BMWCCA. Pot to kettle on the comment regarding pinkbike forum use. Most of us on this forum, eat, sleep, and breathe bikes. So you can save me the "actually ride our bikes" comment till you have had 10 years riding under your belt, and snuck your bike on a military deployment. I hope RockShox likes having their dick kicked in by competitors who don't treat customers like the cable industry.
  • + 1
 I disagree. the larger margetplace does not go online to tell others what they want because they speak purely with their wallets. and guess what, they don't give a shit about what we think. while pinkbike is awesomely fun for us mtb enthusiasts, the vast majority of mtn bikers I meet on the trails/resorts aren't on any online mtb forum. PB was the same place that said 29ers and 650b would never take off because real mtb bikers ride 26. look what happened. we are not the center of the mtb universe, much to my chagrin.
  • + 2
 And I bet you'd be wrong, because the majority of riders I know use forums only to find folks to ride with, not for buying stuff... because even the combined user bases of nsmb, pinkbike, and mtbr don't amount to more than a million actual individuals.
  • + 1
 and i bet majority of the users on many forums are the same people. ie. many of us have accounts on multiple mtb forums
  • - 2
 Us? You have multiple accounts?
  • + 3
 BMX boys reading these arguments and laughing...
  • + 0
 BMX boys are the joke, they are the ones riding kids bikes...
  • + 3
 You're missing the point... While we sit and argue over a 5mm difference in axle diameter, those guys are pulling insane tricks on skinny rigid forks mated to a bike designed 40 years ago.
  • + 2
 Anyone else think it's insane for people on here to be crying about RS changing the standards for DJ, when tapered steer tubes and 15mm axles ARE the standard on the vast majority of bikes sold now??? The axle problem is a virtual non-issue anyway, since plenty of 20mm hubs have conversion kits to 15mm; if you bought the DJ pike an extra $25 would get you the compatibility you need. And for the tapered steer tube, that's a case where there is an obvious performance/longevity benefit (esp in a riding discipline where fatigue is a big deal), and where every other style of bike EXCEPT steel DJ frames is already compatible. Guess what? If RS is successful in pushing unified axle and HT standards it will reduce the number of parts they need to fab and stock, reduce the number of product options they need to keep in catalog, and bring down the cost of all this hardware in the long run. And like dee said, if you're married to your steel frame with the skinny head tube, you still have plenty of options available.
  • + 2
 most people cant flex 15qr anyways. its other flexible items like bar/stem. wheel/tire etc...
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  • + 31
 15mm maxle....... 20mm would have been a better choice.
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  • + 27
 we want pike 180mm fork
  • + 23
 or a charger 180 lyrik.
  • + 8
 what they said.
  • - 7
 no we don't
  • + 9
 SRAM gods, are you listening?
Give to us the 180 Totem/Domain/whateverthehellyouwannacallit fork. Now! Please Smile
  • - 11
 180mm travel? You don't need that much.
  • + 5
 Depends on the application and personal preference. 100 is fine on my DJ. 150 is fine on the trail. 180mm = Single crown for riding park all day cause I don't personally want or need a dual crown. There are a few options for 26" but only one option for 27.5 (the X-Fusion Metric).
  • + 2
 Go back to the old lyrik with U turn and throw in a charger damper Wink Lyriks were perf.
  • + 6
 No, YOU don't need that much. Speak for yourself please. 180mm single crown is nice and necessary.
  • - 4
 woah woah woah SRAM GODS are u retarded ????? shimano is way better in my opinoin rockshox gods is what you mean
  • + 1
 shimano's brakess are better, and components. tbh its a matter of opinion with fox and rockshox now tho... both are dialed.
  • + 4
 Uh, current lyrik/domain is just fine. just give us a 180 lyrik with charger and retain the 20mm TA
  • + 1
 every thing is just fine. rs is going for super fine
  • + 3
 @wuzupjosh, no need to call people retarded SRAM and Rockshox are the same company after all.
  • + 1
 sram brakes suuuuck. I hope Sherbet sees this comment lol
  • + 2
 ahhaha he might get a wee bit salty!
  • + 3
 Yeah SRAM owns Rock Shox so no need for name calling. SRAM gods is actually correct.
  • - 1
 i know its the same godamn company but rs is good and sram sucks
  • - 3
 ^ well said. i like this guy he seems smart
  • + 0
 with 40mm stanchions
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  • + 23
 not that excited really, and the fact that it only comes in tapered is ridiculous because most dj bikes have one and one eighth headtubes.
  • + 12
 Most of the older frames and street frames have 1 1/8th but that's not the target audience for this fork. Slopestyle and big dirt jumps where the newschool frames now come with tapered headtubes like the NS decade and new dartmoor 26 player all have tapered headtubes.

Tapered it stronger and stiffer so I welcome the change to progress the sport. (mainly since I won't be putting any of these on my 5 year old steel DJ frame)
  • + 1
 agree, having a tapered headtube would give you a bit more strength were it's needed on dj bike. could see it on ridged dj forks in the future too I guess
  • + 2
 That´s why a tapered headtube is making sense for Dirtjumping/Slopestyle. fotos.mtb-news.de/p/1403364
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  • + 17
 that tapered steerer leaves alot dj frames out doesn't it?
  • - 2
 Don't DiaComp do a headset which will allow you to run taper fork?
  • + 21
 You ain't gonna get a 1.5" tapered steer tube to fit into an integrated 1 1/8th" head tube no matter how much lube you use.
  • + 3
 does that exist? i've not seen that. reducers yeah but not expanders that extend outboard for 1 1/8 ht. i think you're turned round a bit...
  • + 1
 If you have a larger 1 1/8 outer diameter headtube, it is possible to run a tapered fork with some at home customization. Or apparently diacomp has one to buy?
  • + 4
 especially with most DJs using integrated or semi integrated headsets... not even the potential for some fancy press in cup (that would ruin the geometry anyway.)
  • + 2
 other than some slopestyle/4X full sus bikes who makes a tapered ht djer?
  • + 1
 Trek, YT Industries, Bergamont, Saracen and Specialised all make HT DJ frames with tapered headtubes and that's just off the top of my head.
  • + 2
 Most of those are alu frames, though. Some of us prefer steel, and not to be stuck buying DMR frames.
  • + 2
 Easy to turn that around and say some of us prefer alu frames. Point is that there are a lot of manufacturers making DJ frames with tapered headtubes so it's not like the choice is as limited as some people are making out.
  • + 1
 true. obviously the reason why it is offered as a taper.
  • + 1
 You can easily get a straight steerer into a tapered frame. Plenty of companies make reducer cups for that purpose alone. On the other hand, a tapered steerer into a straight frame is considerably more difficult. I know that our PB community represents only a small portion of the real world, but it seems to me that steel frames with straight 1 1/8" head tubes are considerably cheaper and more commonplace than aluminum frames with tapered head tubes. I would be perfectly fine with this if more companies offered good quality tapered steel frames with the right geometry, but the fact is there aren't.
  • + 1
 I saw one on here once, but it was a custom made lower cup.
  • + 2
 I stand corrected. 10mm shouldn't be much at all on the geo. You could drop the travel down 10mm to offset it.
  • + 1
 dartmoor makes tapered frames as well. im an aluminum guy tho im not sure about their steel frames
  • + 1
 But, on that front, a 44mm ID head tube isn't a common standard for steel, which usually employs an integrated headset. And as far as Dartmoor making tapered frames, it's only their aluminum. Their steel frames are- like just about everybody else'- 1 1/8" integrated.

That article is four years old, btw.
  • + 1
 Scottvoltage is an aluminum djer
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  • + 15
 Thank you rockshox for making a fork that a lot of people actually want
  • + 2
 Thank you rockshox for making forks that are actually really good now
  • + 23
 Thank you rockshox for making a fork that won't fit in 70% of dirt jump and slopestyle frames
  • + 4
 you forgot about the 15mm axle Big Grin
  • + 7
 Thank you rockshox for making a fork that won't fit in 90% of hubs used for dirt jump and slopestyle.
@strobltobias there you go Big Grin
  • + 2
 Good thing lots of hubs have 20 to 15 conversion kits....
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  • + 15
 Looks like an argyle with black stanchions
  • + 2
 The Argyle is due for an update... the chassis is of the old PIKE and is heavy. I agree on maybe not needing a fancy damper though.
  • + 6
 Everything I said is true.... and Im the proud owner of a 2013 Argyle RCT so I'm certainly not biased.
  • + 7
 Actually it doesn't look like an Argyle at all. It looks like a lowered Pike.
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  • + 12
 I wonder if this would work on shorter travel (125mm) trail bikes so you wouldn't need to run something like a fox 32?
  • + 1
 Compression tune would be too firm, best off just waiting for the after-market air springs to come out and actually lowering a pike with a trail tuned damper.
  • + 1
 It would have a much stiffer tune than a normal fork. Dj forks are designed to take the impact of a big hit, but not to absorb small chatter
  • + 2
 think RS are bringing out a 140mm kit for the 160/150mm pikes to accommodate the 130mm trail bike riders.
  • + 2
 You can have the current Pike reduced but it's a one way process, i.e. once you reduce the travel you need new air spring internals to go back to the original travel. I have a set on my Stanton Slackline that I'm running at 140mm, TF Tuned in the UK did the mod for me and they work just as good as they did at 160mm.
  • + 1
 They do still have their Revelation series you know.
  • + 1
 And the revelation needs a new air spring as well to lower it. It's a different length solo air piston, says so on the manual. You could just order the pike dj air piston and drop it in. Obviously not a one way process, just a bit more prohibitive in cost.
  • + 1
 Revelations are nice but when pushed hard can feel a bit flexy, also some people ride too hard to justify a 32mm fork on their trail bike.
  • + 1
 Yes, you can drop whatever length solo air spring you need or go with a dual position air version. OP seems to think he's limited to running Fox 32s which is what I was responding to and is ridiculous.
  • + 1
 IIRC most (or all) of the Suntours can be dropped as low as you want. My epicon goes from 140 to 80 internally, and you can go anywhere in between just by drilling holes in a shaft or throwing in spacers. Not Fox/RS but I love my Suntour so far.
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  • + 12
 Cool. Now just got wait a year until they are used a lot so I can pick one up at an affordable price...
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  • + 6
 No comment on the taper steerer, But another 15mm axle DJ fork just like the 831??? Come on, what's wrong with 20mm axles??? Do DJ forks need more strength than a lighter weight? I really hate being "15ed" or "275ed". Gross!
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  • + 6
 I definitely agree that it would have been nice to have a 20mm axle option. But you guys need to stop acting like 15mm hubs/axles are unusal and hard to find. They've been out for years now and there are alot of options for 15mm hubs online or even conversion kits. It does kinda suck if you currently have a 20mm hub and want this new Pike fork, but then again if you can afford to dish out $900 for a dj/slopestyle fork you can probably afford the $150 to get your wheel re-laced with a 15mm hub.
  • + 3
 Very true. That also means I can't use that wheel on any other bike in my stable. I like using my "enduro" front wheel for DH "bro racing", my DH front and "enduro" rear on my DJ for dickin' about in the woods, and my SS rear from my DJ on my AM bike for SSWC coming to my town this year.

I think most of us have more than one bike. You have to admit it's nice having swappable options.
  • + 2
 If things were cross compatible then you would spend FAR less on your stable of steeds, that's NOT what the manufactures want, they want as much of your money as possible, hence all the so called "standards" constantly changing, I mean how many 1 1/8th frames are cracking at the head tube to warrant the change? wheres the trouble with 20mm? The more compatible the parts, the smaller the sales numbers, its really that simple, switch things around to cause our current bikes to become obsolete once a part needs to be replaced, forcing you to replace parts that are in perfect working order, and the industry smiles. If you like your current ride then stock up on any parts that may need replacing in the future, and chances are if you don't need them someone else will and will probably pay good money since they would no longer be available, that's how your gonna get your moneys worth.
  • + 1
 Well if I were like you and was planning on swapping wheels that often I would sell the current set and buy a wheelset with a hub that is available with a conversion kit. There are plenty out there, its alot cheaper than two sets of wheels and takes two seconds to change....
  • + 1
 I still see that as unnecessary spending when 20mm was just as good or better. DJers aren't gram counters FFS.
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  • + 5
 I got prematurely excited- here I was thinking that there will FINALLY be a product on the PB homepage that I would actually want to buy. Then I saw tapered steerer and a 15mm axle. Thanks Rockshox, ya w*nkers.
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  • + 3
 Yes, I want this - tapered steerer, stronger and stiffer, frame companies need to start bucking up and offering these options (or at least a 44mm headtube), 35mm stanchions, no pissing about with 32mm ones, gunna be stiffer, specific damping cart, and LOOK AT THEM. Definitely going on my next dj build.
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  • + 5
 Am I the only one happy to see the launch of a 26" fork? I really though they were gone for good!
  • + 2
 they called it a dj fork but its an aggressive trail 26" fork lol
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 I have a 32mm stanchion, tapered steer, 15mm maxle Revelation on my slope bike and it's more than solid/strong/tunable enough. Also a good bit cheaper than the Pike. While this fork is endlessly cool, it's a tiny bit overkill once you realize you'll be spending more on your fork than your frame for a dirt jumping bike.
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 sektor FTW- cheap on ebay and 20mm lowers are easy to snag
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 Looks good but I wish they used the 20mm Thru axle like the previous pike and also having a 1/8 headtube since most DJ bikes aren't tapered.
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 a friend of mine got the trail model lowered for his ticket so it is the exact same fork. the 15mm maxle is just as strong and stiff than the 20mm axle that comes on say an argyle. if your running a frame with a non tapered theres a reason why this fork wont work. it is obviously made for the more of the slopestyle frames which all seem to be tapered or the stronger beefier hardtails like p3's or tickets.
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 Wonder if all the kids who bitched about tapered steerers and 15mm qrs on the 831s will stick to thier guns and both about this too...

Or is there no hate bandwagon for the almighty, all seeing, infaliable Pike?
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 I run my Marzocchi DJ basically rigid. I get 1inch travel when landing to flat. I don't see the need for a smooth/nice DJ fork. Wish someone would make something like a 20mm DMR trailblade but stronger. Oh and 1-1/8" steerer option too.
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 Am I the only one who thinks this one looks extremely ugly? I was never a big fan of these black stanchions and with that crown they look even more ugly. So with that looks and price and the 15mm axle I think i will stay with the argyle rct. Nice to see more dirtjump/slopestyle specific stuff though
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 I had a ray of hope when I read this, then read "tapered steer tube" and "15mm axle". Back to the circus...
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 Why would thy make a jump from 100mm to 140mm. 120mm would make more sense for jumpers who want a little more suspension. What kinda bike style frames is the 140mm made for?
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 Meh No U'turn Still not a Pike
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 great way to use all those "outdated" 26" lowers.... RockShocks was not thinking about the DJ'er but how they could fully amortize the tooling costs of those 26" lowers
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 The bike industry is really being run by idiots who don't know their market/customers at all Frown
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 since no one read the sea otter blogs, obviously, i thought i would tell you guys that this dose have a use since deity is going to launch a tapered head tube cryptkeeper
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 My whole DJ bike isn't worth the price of a set of Pike lowers! I don't care how plush and well damped they are, near $1000 for forks for my DJ is just not going to happen.
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 Didn't see this coming but awesome to see rockshox coming out with another dj fork! Really hope this doesn't replace the Argyle Series in the future
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 So people will be waiting for Fox 36, which can be easily lowered without buying extra shafts, converts to 20mm and 15mm, and IIRC has a straight steerer option...
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 Did Rockshox forget they were making a fork for DJ? $800, 15mm, and tapered... no thanks
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 I'll just stick to my argyle. 1 1/8 and 20mm axle. I am looking for new forks but not changing my older double because it hasn't a tapered headtube.
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 This is awesome! Did not see it coming but great work Rockshox, keep the goods coming Big Grin
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 "Well, we better start offering a tapered headtube option then." - All dirt jump frame companies.
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 When I saw the fork listed on my bro deal price list, I thought it was a typo! Sweet!
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 i'm just gonna get a totem and lower it. moar girth means moar awesome!
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 That's what she said...
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 Is this rockshox making fun of the 831? It Is bigger, lighter, cheaper and better than what anyone expected...
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 So now the family is complete! Papa Bear (Boxxer), Mama Bear (regular Pike), and now Baby Bear (DJ Pike).
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 Does anyone know if i can put my 650B wheels on this fork? Or is it not enduro specific enough....
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 ONE AND A MUTHER EFFING EIGHTH JESUS GOD DAMN IT LISTEN.
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 Just get an Argyle. Or Circus. Or 831. Or lower a Vengeance. There are a ton of options.
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 Nice, bit expensive though
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 @fezzjumper: You stole my comment!!! lol
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 Tapered steerer only? hmm
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 OK soooo when will the 200 mm PIKE be released? Smile
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 tapered steerer tube .. gaaaaaaaaaaaay. if you're gonna make a dirt jump fork atleast have a 1 1/8 steerer option
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 To bad it's tapered steer.
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 Let's hope the seal stay in... Unlike mine did!
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 why wont 15mm axle just die already!
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 they nailed it... Just what everyone needs...=)
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 Wish it came in 1 1/8 so it could fit my blur 4x
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 I'm curious if it can be lowered to 80mm
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 They look, and sound great... but a bit pricey for a DJ specific fork. 831s don't even retail at that much!
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 Actually they retail for more.
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 Either way, they're all too bloody expensive!
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 can you run a 140mm for on a 130 mm frame
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 Wonder what the release date is
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 Its it exactly the same as the argyle or better...
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 nice 35mm stanchions! but 15mm sucks hard
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 There is a new kind of riding for that fork coming up called Endirto!
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 Very cool! I love it! I will take 2 please!
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 only for 26"? woah
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 have not seen 27,5 slope and dj bikes anyway sBig Grin
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 makes way too much sense. probably incorrect. needs 29'er DJ fork
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 was irony,
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 Can it be lowered?
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 HAHA GOOD LUCK FOX!
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 yep............... just released the 36 now got to make a 26 dj fork! doh
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 Yeah the 831 now comes in 34mm stanchions or has that news not reached down there yet?
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 831 w/34 UTs bro...
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