RockShox PIKE MTB Fork Review

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4.80 out of 5
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RockShox Pike
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RockShox Pike RC 29
RockShox Pike RCT3
 


November 23, 2017
 
Model/Year: 2017

Pros: Great adjustability Great Ride Doesn't bottom out easily Bottomless tokens help ramp up





February 13, 2017
 
Model/Year: 2015

Pros: Great Ride, Very adjustable, gives plenty travel, and does not bottom out easily. Lock out works well for when climbing. I ride with this fork on my stumpjumper FSR, and I use fox float with boostevalve, and these 2 work very well together. I love riding with the fork, and it allows you to go much faster, and do things you never thought you could do on your MTB. Also a bad A looking fork!

Cons: No Cons, love the fork so much!

Recommendation: I recommend this shock to anyone who needs a bit more travel, willing to spend the money, and wants a GREAT ride. Wonderful fork.





December 17, 2016
 
Model/Year: 2015

Pros: Excellent small bump compliance, 160mm travel, light weight, HUGE adjustability, highest end Pike fork made for that year

Cons: say what?

Recommendation: This fork is everything an all-mountain fork needs to be. It fully lives up to its reputation. Light, stiff, totally adjustable, you are left to wonder "what else can it do?"





November 27, 2016
 
Model/Year: 2015 RCT3 Solo 160mm

Pros: Easy setup, stiff enough, smooth, great adjustments, reliable

Cons: Expensive to service compared to some other forks.

Recommendation: Yes, buy this, it works great.





March 16, 2016
 
Model/Year: RCT3 Solo Air 160 650B/2015

Pros: Weight
Plushness
Damping
Looks

Cons: 15mm TA only because my old fork was a 20mm TA

Recommendation: Definitely, it's buttery smooth. It doesn't take a large bump to break the stiction free as most forks require. Stiction or the lack thereof equals an increase in grip or so they say.





March 15, 2016
 
Pros: Excellent small bump. Feels more like a Cadillac. RCT features 3 trail modes (climb, trail, open). Rebound and low speed compression. Bottomless tokens are so easy to install.

Cons: long term durability is questionable as most internal bits are plastic.

Recommendation: Great out-of-the-box fork. Very user friendly. Easy to tune





February 2, 2016
 
Model/Year: 2014

Pros: Plush, stiff stanchions, great look

Cons: a little heavy, if you are really concerned.

Recommendation: Just a great fork! Buttery smooth and just the right amount of adjustability.





April 14, 2015
 
Model/Year: 2015 Rock Shox Pike RCT3

Pros: Very lightweight, adept to climbing and descending, and is very capable of doing anything. Its different modes all perfectly match whatever discipline you need at the moment. It's also very tuneable.

Cons: None

Recommendation: If Superman rode an enduro bike, this would be his fork.





October 17, 2014
 
Model/Year: 2013

Pros: WOW, very smooth, great bump compliance. Great weight to size ratio





December 15, 2013
 
Model/Year: 2013

Pros: Excellence in everything. A no BS fork great for that Trail / AM bike. Excellent low speed and high speed dampening. The chassis is stiff enough for that rocky terrain.

Cons: None

That is unless you don't have QR15 wheels.

Recommendation: A great fork for Trail / AM bikes. The long 160mm version is the one I tested and loved it very much. Once the for was tuned it was very much a set and forget fork. IT just works great.