- New Pike
Look good, apart from the 15mm axle…and the predicted price.
The best thing about the original Pike was the price…I remember them being pretty cheap. Although I didn’t really get on with my coil ones, I did quite like my none U-Turn air jobbies that I had a few years later.
Will they coexist with the Lyrik? Apart from the silly axle, they seem pretty close in terms of size and travel.Posted 5 years agoPJM1974Member
I love these, but whoever is responsible for the marketing garbage deserves to be dragged outside and shot. They’ve employed the same bloke who writes the God-awful dirge for Hollywood movies these days.
PIKE is like a stealth bomber designed specifically for new-school trail riders
No, it isn’t. It really isn’t.
While I’m at it…
Unlike a dirt-bike, the new Monarch Plus rear shock has no rev-limiter.
What possible connection is there between an engine rev limiter on a dirt bike and an air sprung rear shock?
Being a grumpy grandad aside, I’m very enthusiastic about there being another 160mm fork out there.Posted 5 years ago
the new Monarch Plus rear shock has no rev-limiter.
It does, however, have a surfeit of marketing bollocks attached to it.
[deep American voice]
Meet the new Monarch Plus rear shock, it doesn’t know the meaning of the words ‘Really does keep your back wheel under control quite nicely, thank you very much’.
[/deep American voice]Posted 5 years agomaxtorqueMember
Indeed, these are probably amazing new suspension units. But i’m not in the slightest bit interested in wading through reams and reams of absolute b*ll*cks drempt up by some 12 yo marketing manager to try to make their new product “Street” or “hip” or “whatever” (no wait, that last one ain’t right 😉
If the units are good they will speak from themselves!Posted 5 years agoandehMember
Tapered only 😥
Just the other day I was looking through all manufacturer’s line-ups to find something suitable to replace my Pike 454…..this could have been it…..if it weren’t tapered. Dammit.
Does this mean I need to buy a new BFe as well to replace my outdated, and clearly obsolete, version?Posted 5 years agobillybouldersMember
this tapered thing is getting like the old 1 1/8″ vs 1″ steerer thing – very soon aftermarket will be tapered only or ‘old skool’ in the ‘less posh’ range.
And a couple of years later not available in standard steerer at all.
though with adaptors for most wheels this Is less of an issue
Still an issue IMO having relatively recently gone to a 15mm maxle from the 20mm one in my original Pikes I think the 15mm compromise is not nearly as good. Nowhere near as solid feeling, when riding its not so noticeable now I’m used to it but taking the wheel off and on the fiddly little lever especially the “collar” it tightens against feels so delicate and easily damaged. Much preferred the “clunk-yep that’s solidly and securely done up” feel of the original 20mm maxle. Rockshox invented this system and should have stuck to their 20mm guns not adopted their competitors inferior compromised version.
But hey I’m still stuck in last century with my 26″ wheeled 1and1/8″ headtube bike so won’t be able to get these new Pikes anyway 🙁Posted 5 years ago
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