Rockshox Pike advice – can anyone help…
10mm more A-C length than the 26″ equivalent and 2mm more offset – should steer pretty much the same as one roughly cancels the other but the front will be taller and your angles a bit slacker. Changing the travel requires buying a new air spring assembly or getting the existing one machined down.Posted 4 years ago
Does anyone know if it’s fine to use a 27.5 Pike on a 26″ frame with a 26″ wheel (assuming the axle-to-crown is fine and doesn’t mess the angles too much). I’m tempted to stick a 27.5 on my 2013 Five – don’t want to buy a 26″ Pike as I reckon I’ll upgrade to a 27.5 frame in a year or so. Any reason why my plan won’t work? Also, does anyone happen to know the axle-to-crown height of the 27.5 150mm Pike? Lastly, what’s the deal with increasing or decreasing the travel on RCT3 Pikes – you can run them at 140mm and 160mm too can’t you, albeit with some internal tweaking? Ta for any help.Posted 4 years ago
Nice one, thanks for this info everyone. Dumb question perhaps, but does running them at different travels also reduce/increase the a-to-c height, or is only the travel affected? And how much does the mod cost, and where to get it done? Loco?
singlespeedstu – had no idea there was an issue with winding up pedants. Now I know, I’ll defo stick to 27.5.Posted 4 years ago
Hope all’s well. Still planning on a Lakes trip sometime this summer – I’ll let you know if/when.chiefgrooveguruMember
Yes, 26 has a 22″ rim, 27.5 has a 23″ rim, 29 has a 24.5″ rim – weird…
160mm 27.5 Pike is 552mm A-C, 150mm therefore 542, 140 532, etc.
My bike is designed for a 160mm 26 or 150mm 27.5 so ~545mm A-C. I’m running a 160mm 27.5 but at 30% sag which makes it the same length when you’re on the bike as a 150mm 27.5 at 25% sag. The Pike is so tuneable you can make it work very well anywhere from 20-30% sag.Posted 4 years agolornholioMember
Yup, go right ahead.
I have the 27.5″ Pikes on my 26″ Mega with 26″ wheels and I’m not dead or owt.
Likewise. I have a 160mm 27.5 Pike on my 26″ 2012 Mega, so that I can switch the fork onto a future 27.5 build if/when the time comes, and also to slacken out the bike a little. In theory the extra 2mm offset makes the steering marginally more twitchy but it rides fine and offsets aren’t standard across brands anyway.
160 vs 150mm = +10mm axle to crownPosted 4 years ago
27.5 vs 26 = +10mm axle to crownStevelolMember
You will be fine with all of the above 🙂 there is a chart on the net with all the axle to crown heights of the pike, I’ve saved it to the pooter but it’ll be easy to find.
My 26″ bike currently runs a 140 Rev, I’m eventually going to get a 27.5 Pike and lower it to 130 (frame has 130mm travel anyway) as the 27.5 has a 10mm longer a-2-c over the 26″ version. Then when I upgrade to a 27.5 frame just pop the original air shaft back in or buy another one if the travel doesn’t suit.Posted 4 years ago
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