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 4 years agoBiscuit PoweredMember
I bought the first model year Pike coil U Turn Team (initially there were SL, Race and Team variants which later became 409, 426 and 454) brand new for about £260 in 2005 I think it was.
How times change.
I still want to know what “murdered out” means
And I’m pondering “industry redefining asymmetric approach to chassis design” tooPosted 4 years agoraisinhatMember
I agree.. how is it a Pike? It’s a Pike in name only.
The replacement for the old pike in the rockshox line-up is the sektor.
These are pretty incredible for that much travel in a 35mm stanchion that weighs only a smidge more than a revelation.
Maybe when I have a new frame, and these are a year or two old in the sales…Posted 4 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
lol I was out before the price.
Tapered and 1 1/8th??
I guess the new frame brigade will just want to condemn us all to 2nd hand cast off’s but most of the people I know still have 1 1/8th frames hence all the massive sale on tapered forks every year. It a myth like people are only buying 29r’s.Posted 4 years agochakapingSubscriber
Well I’ll probably get one eventually, while mumbling under my breath about the axle size, because everything else about it looks spot on for a trail bike.
I’m not paying £700 of course, because like every other RS fork I expect them to be heavily discounted. I thought most people using this forum knew you didn’t have to pay full RRP for forks, but apparently not.
And RS are making it in three different lengths (26, 27.5 and 29) so I’ll forgive them going tapered only.Posted 4 years ago
The Rapid recovery rebound, albeit rather badly explained, is basically like the dual flow system, which has a factory set speed at near full travel to mid travel which gets the fork to return quickly to big hits to stop the fork ‘packing down’ on repeated ‘hits’ and the knob control the end of stroke rebound.
Works pretty well in current form and is a great upgrade on the older rebound assms, that do pack down a bit, right now to order my new Pikes 😀Posted 4 years ago
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