I60mm Pikes and Trek Remedy
Thinking of getting a set of the new Pikes to replace the Fox 32 (150) on my Remedy.
Am toying with getting the 160mm Pikes which would slacken-up the head angle a little, although surely not a huge amount over 150mm Fox’s. Think I wouldn’t mind a slacker head angle.
Does that sound like it would work? I don’t like the flexy 32mm Foxes. Also don’t like the linear spring. And the damping is sticky (even after a service).
Also thinking about replacing the Remedy frame with a Commencal Meta SX in the next year, just can’t afford to do it all at once. Are the Pike’s still suitable for the tougher Meta SX or would Lyriks / Marzocchi 55’s be a better fit?
CheersPosted 4 years agoreggiegasketMember
I run some 160mm Lyriks on my 26 Remedy. Works fine.
is there much you can do to the DRCV RP2 on the Remedy?
I put a Van RC coil on for the Alps (LoCo supplied the shock). A tad heavy with the std steel spring but works well. TBH I rate the std DRCV air shock though.Posted 4 years ago
Sounds like a plan!
Hadn’t occurred to me that you can reduce the travel by swapping the airspring pushrod. But googling for that specifically comes up with a few useful threads. Apparently the uppers and lowers are the same across all travel lengths and wheel sizes.
Thanks for the help 🙂Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
campfreddie – Member
Rockshox have a naturally higher axle-crown when compared with a same travel Fox fork, so the increase will be more than 10mm
It’s not quite that simple, Fox are all over the place- so frinstance new Pikes are longer than 32s but shorter than 36s.Posted 4 years agopugster007Member
I’ve swapped my Fox 32 150mm forks to the Dual Position Pikes, 160 /130. Not really noticed the height difference at 160mm, I just dropped one spacer out from under my stem. Climbing is better at 130mm.Posted 4 years ago
The Pikes will give you far superior tracking and damping, in fact they take some getting used to as any side to side movement your wheels find will all come up back to your bars (this is a good thing) unlike the Fox forks which twist to dampen it a bit, if you see what I mean. Go for the upgrade and let us know how you get on !
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