2014 rockshox pike problems/advice
Got some pikes a few months ago and loved them, (160mm RT3 ) riding today and they didn’t feel right but couldn’t put my finger on the reason, happened to look at the sag indicator when I was off the bike and the fork is sat into 20mm of travel with no load on it???Posted 3 years ago
I had fox forks do something similar years ago so I emptied all the air, compressed the fork completely and pumped up to 80 psi and tried and still sat into near 20mm!!! I can hold the lower legs and pull up on the bars and extend the travel to 160mm but a “vacuum” type feeling pulls them back into the travel!!! Any ideas before I send them off for repair.
Thanks for anything constructive.Oscillate WildlyMember
Try it a few times it had this on my revs too, and also pull at the lowers with no air at all in, it helped mine release the negative pressure in the lowers, just basically empty the air and pull as hard as you can at the lowers, worked for me
Mine were absolutly fine after that I don’t think you’ll need to send them in have a play with themPosted 3 years agowillvSubscriber
My revs did the same. Turn them upside down and undo the nut from the airside leg. You’ll see a valve. This is the negative chamber I believe. Depress the valve and release the air just watch for oil.
By no means a cure for any blockages but did this to mine and they’ve been fine since.
Did a strip and clean on the wife’s revs with same problem And they’ve been good too.Posted 3 years ago
Got the same problem with mine 🙁 started when I was playing with the bottomless tokens. My LBS has contacted Rockshox who suggested letting all the air out then pushing the fork to the bottom of it’s travel, partially filling with air and cycling the fork through it’s travel a few times then pumping up to the correct pressure.No joy, also pumped it up to 150 psi and cycled it up and down with no joy. It’s with my LBS at the mo for a strip down as per LoCo’s advice. If they can’t sort it it’s off to see Simon at LoCo as I need the bike for a foreign trip early next week.Posted 3 years agoakollMember
I had the exact same problem with my RockShox PIKE RCT3 Solo Air 2014 (160 mm, 26″), it went down to 20% sag with no load. I tried pulling the front wheel with no air in the fork, and tried cycling the fork with 140 PSI. No luck with any of those, but after pulling the wheel with 140 PSI I heard a whistling sound, and the fork became fully extended. After setting the pressure back to 75 PSI the problem was solved.
Thanks a lot for all the advice in this post!Posted 3 years agostamionMember
Kind of same problem for my 160mm Pike Solo Air. Bought it a month ago from Germany and from the beginning the air pressure i used to get a sag around 25% was way off the one recommended by RS. Geared up i weigh 190lbs and the recommended psi for my weight is 80-85. Yet, i go down as much as 50 psi to get 25% sag. After cycling the fork at different pressures, even going up to 150 psi with no luck, i decided to open clean and rebuild the air spring. Needless to say that there was way too much red lube in there. After cleaning and regreasing i pressurised at 30psi, cycled the fork and i got the characteristic psssst sound of equalization. So i guess the dimple is now open (if it ever was blocked). But if i run the fork at 80 psi (recommended one) the fork feels like a pongo stick. There is no way i can run it at this pressure and get even 80% of the travel. Not to mention that the small bump sensitivity is absolutely absent (weird for a fork known for its suppleness). When i ran it at 50 psi i can get almost full travel but then again i dont feel like the fork is as supple as it should… Could the RS pressure table printed on the lower be that way off/wrong (30 psi for me)? Is there a possibility that an overdamped Charger Damper could be the reason for this? I think i have done everything i could (in regards to the air spring side) to resolve this but i have no luck.. Does any of you experienced guys have any idea what to do next?Posted 3 years agohiggoMember
Hmmm…. I think I have the same problem.
Brand new Rev 120mm (29er) SoloAir.
With no air in, it’s sat right down in its travel. As I add air the fork extends. By the time I get to the recommended pressure for my weight it’s at about 105mm. Add a bit more air and it goes right out to 120mm.
Reading some of the advice above, I reckon this port/groove/thingy is blocked. I’ll try cycling it a few times with and without air in it. If that doesn’t work I’ll put enough air in to get full travel and go for a ride. If that doesn’t work I’ll send them back for repair.Posted 3 years ago
^^ Have you got any bottomless tokens in? They reduce the airspace so you would need less pressure. My Pikes have failed again and have been at Fishers for nearly three weeks 🙄 Hope they will be back this week, had the use of a demo Orange 5 RS and the pikes on that don’t work as they should.The open ,locked and pedal on the right fork leg does nothing at all. Never had a problem with my flexy Fox forks. Been looking at an Avalanche upgrade for the forks,all new internals.Posted 3 years ago
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