My Pikes have done 350 miles. They are about to go back for warranty due to the crown creaking. They have already been back once when they lost damping in the first 25mm of movement and started to knock (aparently the damper cartridge had leaked internally and was low on fluid). Also had issues with them loosing the last 15mm of travel which is due to dirt/swarf blocking a bleed hole for the negative spring (Dirt swarf in a brand new fork, Nice one Rock Shox :roll:)
I dont really want to send them back as Im have not been 100% happy with the way they work, but as they are breaking in they do feel a bit better. I dont want to start from square one again.
I also had troube with the crown creaking on another set of RS forks on my 29er. They were changed under warranty. They had also done less than 300miles. I never refitted them after they came back from warranty, I fitted some Fox and never looked back.
I also have 2 Rock shox rear shocks. Both had worn bushes in 250 miles and the unlock,trail,lock lever has just fallen off one.
I think there is a serious lack of quality with anything Rock shox. I recently sold a Commencal which did 1800 miles in 12 months through mud, snow and dust. Fox front and rear and they never missed a beat, they also worked better than the RS equivalent. Fox forks in my hardtail have done 700 miles without issue, Fox forks in my 29er have done 800 miles with no issues.
Ive pretty much made up my mind, when I do send the pikes back for warranty, something else will be fitted. The pikes will then be sold when they return. At the moment I'm leaning towards the X fusion Metric HLR.