RockShox Lyrik MTB Fork Review

3.00 out of 5
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Rock Shox Lyrik Solo Air
Rock Shox Lyrik RC2 DH
RockShox Lyrik RC2

December 19, 2015
Model/Year: 2010

Pros: Fantastic performance on the trail. Solid in the rough stuff; soft in the chatter; no dive when braking; good use of entire travel. Great adjustability. 20mm through-axle solid.

Cons: The two step did not last over time. Twice the shock lost the ability to compress to the 120mm travel. So I always rode at 160mm which wasn't a problem really, but defeated the purpose of the two step.

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February 16, 2014
Model/Year: 2014 RC2 DH

Pros: Plush, strong, great damping and virtually no stiction.

Cons: Can't think of any at the moment.

Recommendation: Coming from a fox talas 32 this thing is amazing. It's strong has great compression and rebound control. The lack of stiction compared to the fox is also very welcome.

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December 15, 2013
Model/Year: 2012

Pros: Stiff chassis, good dampening control and rebound.

Cons: smaller bump compliance is not as good as other forks in it's class

Recommendation: This fork came stock on my Nomad carbon. Over all it worked well but on the chattery rocks there wasn't as good of compliance than other dampers on the market.

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December 18, 2012
Model/Year: 2 Step Air 2008

Pros: - Travel adjust
- Air sprung
- Light weight, compared to competing companies

Cons: - Heavy, compared to other Lyriks
- 2 Step (Travel Adjust) plagued with problems
- Flex upon hard breaking

Recommendation: A smooth and overall a great feeling fork that is full of adjustment but the 2 step travel adjust is plagued with issues that makes the fork unrideable.

Its too bad the travel adjustment has issues as the Lyrik makes a great lightweight AM long travel fork.

Stay away from this one.

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October 1, 2010
Pros: Solo Air, Plush, stiff

Cons: No lock-out

Recommendation: I have one with a tapered steerer tube and 160mm travel, it is light, plush, with small bump sensitivty, it works well for just about every terrain possible too! Wish it had lock-out, because it does bob a bit when climbing out of the saddle.

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April 9, 2010
Pros: Plush, Lots of stregth. Soaks up all the small parts of a trail as well. Tracks the ground well. Loads of adjustments. Looks sharp!

Cons: Pricy

Recommendation: Honestly it's prolly the best fork I've ever owned. Super sensitive, but still very strong. I have it on a Giant Reign X. This fork can be used for everything from XC to Dh or anything inbetween. Take the time to set it up right. Learn how much compression you need for different riding styles and you'll never look back. I recomend this for anyone if u got the cash!

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RockShox Lyrik 3.00 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. 6 user reviews.