It’s a completely new chassis for the Pike, taking almost 150g out of the mix without compromising the stiffness of the fork. A new Charger 2 damper is now compatible with RockShox’s ‘OneLoc’ remote for on-the-fly compression adjustments and is a perfect match to their Deluxe and Super Deluxe rear shocks. The new DebonAir air spring enhances small bump sensitivity and adds improved mid-stroke support. The new Pike’s travel options are up to 160mm for 27.5” and 140mm for 29”. There’s room for tires up to 2.8” on both models.
Here are the details from RockShox on the new tech:
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 on the Pike and Lyrik 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.
Featured on: MY18 Pike, Lyrik
A larger negative air spring resulting in plusher suspension. An intuition born on RockShox’s rear shocks back in 2014 is now a benchmark for superior small bump and traction performance. No longer only reserved to rear shocks, RockShox’s DebonAir air springs complement the trail smoothing performance of many forks in our product range. 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. Updated air pressure guide maximizes performance for E-MTB applications
Featured on: MY18 Pike, Lyrik, Revelation, Yari
REMOTE FORK OPTIONS:
PIKE RCT3 – RCT REMOTE
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.
PIKE RC – RC REMOTE
Pike RC features the all-new Charger 2 damper in a mean and lean package, with Pike’s trademark stiffness and ride quality. The DebonAir air spring ensures excellent small bump sensitivity and mid-stroke support, and OneLoc remote compatibility pairs excellently with new RockShox rear shocks.
NOTE: OEM (Original equipment on bikes) only.