RockShox Pike RCT3

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5 Reviews for Pike RCT3

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 This fork was on the Marin Attack Trail demo bike I rode at Moab during Outerbike (which I also reviewed, and is an extremely underrated enduro bike), and I can say that performed flawlessly. Its ability to tune to made it perfectly suitable for any type of riding; climbing up rock gardens was effortless, blazing down flowy singletrack made it the smoothest fork I have ever ridden, and the best part of all was the drops. I found myself throwing Nino Schurter style tailwhips off of drops that I would never hit with my actual bike. Its balance was perfect, it nailed the middle ground between the falling to the side feel that you get with a downhill bike, and the feel of an XC bike where it is more downward facing and returns to the forward facing position. On top of that balance, it was balanced great throughout the whole fork, and the crown leveled out the weight of the bottom perfectly.

The Pike's beefiness was perfectly balanced with the type of terrain for an enduro bike, and it felt like you were floating over rocks. This is the best fork I have ridden. Ever.
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 The Pike takes whatever you throw at it. Chunky rocks, roots, drops, jumps, climbs, buff trail, etc. The black 35mm stanchions give it a sleek, but tough look too! The fork really changes the ride quality in a way that compares to no other fork I have ridden (which has been a lot!)

I traded out my Fox Factory 34 Fit4 fork for this Pike RCT3 and I wouldn't even consider going back. Great fork RockShox! I recommend to anyone & everyone!
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 Amazing fork! I have this on my Santa Cruz Bronson and love it! I am able to climb up a hill, and then go down anything the trail throws at me without changing the settings. If you have a mid travel bike with a tapered head tube, you need this fork!!
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 All i can say is WOW!!! i road the pike at outerbike and it was fantastic on the climbing witch i didn't expect, but most of all it was amazing on the downhill. On the Moab slick-rock drops it's reaction time was perfect. One of the Best quality's it has is how adjustable it is, you can get it to just the way you wont and for the type of terrain your ridding. It will roll over anything like it isn't even there. over all its a great fork. I suggest this fork for everyone!!!
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 Love my Pike more fork that I'll ever use, so nice to ride takes everything in its stride from easy XC to trail centre rides.
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RockShox Pike RCT3 (MSRP $1085) — A comeback has never been so amazing. After taking a few years off, PIKE comes back in the RockShox lineup, as the ultimate trail fork. Your trail could be a silky smooth ribbon of singletrack, or a rock-infested goat trail in the Alps. Either way, there is a PIKE for you. All wheel sizes, with 26”, 27.5” and 29” options, and 160mm and 150mm travel models, plus a 140mm version for the 29” platform. The RCT3 damper is available in either Dual Position Air or a Solo Air version to complete the offering.

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Release Date 2014
Price $1,085
Weight 1861g (27.5) g
Color Options black, white
Travel 150, 160 mm
Travel - refers to the distance the wheel can move in respect to the frame. Typically measured in millimeters, most forks range from 80 to 203 mm of travel
Spring Air
Crown Single
Steer Tube 1.125
Damping External rebound, low speed compression, 3-position compression (Open/Pedal/Lock)
Damping - The process of absorbing the energy of impacts transmitted through the forks or rear shock during the compression stroke, and absorbing the energy of the spring during the rebound stroke.
DropOut Options 15mm
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