New Rockshox Pikes – Compared to 32 Revs/Floats?
I can’t help with the Rev/32 part but I’ve been on a new set of Pike RCT3 for a couple of weeks now.
They are very sensitive on small bumps with almost no stiction at all, for an air fork they are really impressive in that sense, the other thing is that they really do ride high in their travel, I was on some 34 CTD before that came on my stumpy they used to dive terribly under braking but the pikes resist it really well.
I’m 75kg and running 60psi which is 5psi less than the RS chart and running two bottomless tokens and it feels spot on.
They are really light to which is also a benefit! Off to north Wales for 5 days in the next couple of weeks to visit Antur,revoloution, penmancho etc. so that should be a good test for them.
Only thing I’ve not been impressed with is the blinking rebound adjuster has fallen out! Should have see that coming!
HTHPosted 4 years ago
golfchick, german sites i take it? im tempted to buy them to from germany, sure if something goes wrong they would be ok to be sorted in the uk
and whats more its impressive they blow the 34 chassis fox’s out of the water like boxxer says
im after them for the stiffness/bigger chassis but by the sounds of it the new charger damper is pretty special too!Posted 4 years ago
has anyone used both in anger? more importantly gone from a revs/floats to the new pike?
is it night and day difference in terms of performance or just marketing hype?
cant believe they weigh almost the same as a set of the newest type of revs and less than most fox floats
considering getting a set, with a big birthday coming up and treating myself (and from money from others etc), will be used around peak district so will get a fair old bit of abuse!
any reports on them/pics appreciated! 🙂Posted 4 years ago
niceeee, althought ive not seen the white ones before, they look good with your frame though, really good infact!
its weird but the stanchions just dont look ‘beefy’ to me? not like say a 34/36 fox where you can tell in the pics they are bigger, the pikes just look like normal revs to my eye!Posted 4 years ago
ahhh bawls, ive just thought of something quite important, can i even run this fork in my headtube?
ive got a tapered headset? i currently run a standard 1 1/8th fork with a hope reducer thing
but the listing on these forks says 1.5 tapered?!?!?
please tell me its possible 🙁Posted 4 years ago
its a 2012 five pal, really really wanna know now, quite concerned as these are by far the one and only set of forks ive got my mind set on!
ive had the current forks off before, but never noticed a big metal clump just a crown race?
the headtube is definitely wider at the bottom as the bearing for the headset is much bigger on the bottom than the topPosted 4 years ago
mosey that sounds right in your last post, i think i had a 1 1/8th cup fitted to the bottom to accept my current 1 1/8th fork! that sounds right yep! the headset was fitted from new to accept my 1 1/8th standard fork
so ill obviously need a new bottom cup but that should be fine still?
thanks alot bud, we’ll get there!Posted 4 years ago
nope there defintely isnt, where should it sit?? above the crown race?
you know what the funny thing is you should mention is, there is a slight gap where the forks sit in the cup, like its not totally flush? i always assumed it should be properly sealed with no gaps?
i must say it also doesnt quite sometimes feel right when im climbing putting pressure, like theres a bit of play…but when you rock the bars side to side etc there is no movement
please tell me ive not been running this wrong? (was setup by LBS before anyone has a pop not my hamfistedness!)Posted 4 years ago
mine looks like that pic on that page!
the cups look like the are integrated?Posted 4 years ago
nope i bought it as a frame only, the lbs built it up for me from scratch….forks are defo 1 1/8th yep
i remember having the conversation that id need a different cup for the bottom to accomodate the 1 1/8th steerer
does that piece of metal act as a crown race? or is it something extra ontop of? i suppose my crown race could look like that, but ive always just looked at it like a crown race not noticed anything majorly different?Posted 4 years agoneilforrowMember
OW – if you have a hope 1.5 bottom cup there has to be one of the adapters in there. if not there is something dodgy going on. it goes adapter, crown race, bearing, cup.
As for the poke, I have a set, ran in les arc for a long weekend and the moors last weekend, so not a huge amount of time on them so far.
However, they are fantastic, as previously mentioned, almost no stiction they site well in their travel (i.e. dont dive into it at the first sign of front braking)and for me, the best bit when compared to other forks I have owned is the very controlled damping – the adjusters are usable and have a notable affect on the way the fork operates (i.e. there isnt just a few clicks of adjustment and the rest is meaningless) and the damping is consistent through the travel.
Very happy with them and well worth the money, esp considering the cost of a comparable fox unit.
Neil.Posted 4 years ago
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