Can you space down the new Rock Shox Pike RCT3 29" Solo Air 140
The Dual position 29ers are 150 max. and 120 in lower position
29er solo airs are listed as 140, 150 or 160 models.
Looking into travel reduction on the dual position 29ers in next week or so as have a set to go on my bike and 140mm max would probably be best for.
Solo airs shouldn’t be an issue to reduce in travel.Posted 4 years ago
I really really want a pair of 26er Pike 150mm Dual Position Forks as 150mm is the max I can go to with my frame.
Looking at the RS spares list, there should be an air spring kit to do this, but it have no idea how much this will cost in addition to the forks.
As I can get a brand new pair of Rev 150 RCT3 DPCs for under £400 from one of the gerbil websites, I’m already struggling with paying another £100 for the a Pike.Posted 4 years ago
I wouldn’t have any objection to the price difference.
I have some 29″ Revelation RCT3’s on my HT, and some 29″ Pikes on my big bike. They are completely different forks. The Revelations feel really quite nasty compared to the Pike. They remind me why I’ve pretty much disliked any RS fork, apart from Boxxers and the new Pike.
Considering there is next to no wight difference, once the Pikes can be reduced to 120, I’m going to be all over a set for the HT.Posted 4 years agojairajSubscriber
I’m also interested in lowering my 26″ 150 Pike RCTs to 140mm to match previous A2C height… is it as easy as lowering Fox forks? thanks
The RS solo air spring travel cannot be changed by adding / removing spacers. You need a new air spring assembly. From previous posts by Loco I think these are around ~£40.
Also from previous posts by Loco, seems as if there is no 140mm air spring assembly for the 26″ Pikes but they can do a non reversible modification to the air spring to make it 140mm.
Please contact Loco (or other suspension tuning place) to confirm details and prices, as I have nothing to do with them and may be wrong.Posted 4 years ago
Loco…. Are the spring assemblies going to be circa £40 or will they be significantly more. Also, when are they likely to become available.
I don’t want to buy a 160 dpc Pike if I can only sit and look at it for the next few months. Might as well get the 150mm solo air instead.Posted 4 years ago
What wheel size and travel do you want for the Dual position pikes?
EDIT: 26″ wheel dual positon spring internals are available now, RRP £190, but mail us for a price, it’s not just a case of machining parts on the dual pos system, you need to actually replace the spring internals to change the travel.Posted 4 years ago
The solo air csu (uppers) isn’t compatible with dual position csu either so you can swap spring systems.
Hob Nob – Member
I was toying with the Solaris, but I spotted a cheap Fireline on Ebay, so jumped in
I did the 29″ curious, now that’s all I have…
Tried a Niner SIR9, think it was just too XC for my taste. I basically want a Soul in 29″ with no disadvantages.Posted 4 years agodukelukeMember
Sorry for reviving an old post but can’t find an answer to my questions anywhere (at least this thread is on topic!!).
Firstly, Rockshox website is unclear re Pike RCT3. It implies solo and dual are both available in white or black??
I thought solo was black, and dual was white??
Second, duals are suppose to be adjustable by 30mm right? If so what is the range (e.g. 130-160mm)?
Third, when the duals travel is adjusted does it simply limit the available travel or does it lower the forks i.e. decrease the fork length?
CheersPosted 3 years ago
Lowers height when dropp so forks are 30mm shorter.
Aftermarket solo airs are black and dual pos. are white, I do know some OE ones came through in different colours though, someone got some white solo airs from on one it think.
Also there is a limit to how much you can lower the solo airs as there is only so much material in the air leg so 26″ solos are reduceable to 120mm min.Posted 3 years ago
However with the release of the Pike DJ forks they are offering them in 100mm so the air leg should be usable out of them, will be looking into this when tech specs. become available
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